Saturday, April 30, 2011


This weeks word is Egg and I wanted to hit the Chicken Coup.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

$52,000 Watch

You heard me this watch was purchased at $52,000 and I got to photograph it. Its suggested that it could sell at auction for up to $200,000. Now, I am not the best at remembering full details but this was one of the first wrist watch's made. Back in the day the only people that could have or afford this watch is someone like the President. Look at me I was in the presence of such greatness.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I didn't know that you needed math to grade on a curve. I guess you do. Greg was pulling out this equation from his smart brain.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

5 Pairs

I jumped into bed ready for some zzzzz's and then photo. Oh, who cares. So, I'm getting comfortable taking my socks off, in bed, and then laughed. I knew I had a few pairs hidden down where my feet go. So I pulled off the covers to see exactly how many. 5 I had 5 pairs stuffed at the bottom of my bed. Then my sweet hubby says "I love you" he loves all the quirky things I do. He needs me to spice up his perfect and orderly life.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Flat Tire

It really does happen. When it rains it pours (double meaning). Just as we pulled into our soccer game the tire went completely flat. And it literally started to pour raining outside so we ran inside to play a game and then we'll figure out the stupid tire. After the game, that we won, we decided to get home (to get the right tools and some warm clothes) and come back to fix the tire for family home evening. And to get home it took 3 cars to get my big family of 7 home. Funny!
We thought it would be a great lesson to have the kids learn how to change the tire. Ummm, that didn't work as panned it was one of Greg's worse tire changes, we broke a tool, couldn't get the spare down and it was freezing cold.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Isaac's Loot. Today was such a beautiful day. I loved the lessons that where prepared and hanging out with my family.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chair Week 25 of 52

Here is my photos of a Chair.
This photo I had fun with. Yesterday I was running around with a million things and the next stop was to get my chair photo. As I was leaving I made the mistake of telling my husband my idea...he made fun of me. Then pulled out the slogan of "Who's missing from this photo? You are" And I'm sure that all the people driving past me thought...crazy lady and "what is she doing?"

I just got this chair and another reupholstered. I have them sitting in my room. Greg mentioned one night...feels like the King and Queen thrown. If the other was finished (the edging) I would have used it too.

Here you have the King's Thrown.

I just liked this one to.

I spy with my little eye.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Its time for an Ely photo

I wanted to get some super awesomely cute photos of Elyse and when it was time to start Beckam needed to cry the whole time...he wanted to me to hold him. He is a little sick right now. Poor little guy.
This super duper cute pose is all Elyse she did this all on her own. I'm not sure what I have created.

***I've been editing on 2 different computers and I'm not sure I like what I get from the new Mac. It looks so off when I make posts and stuff.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Use another camera

Okay I stepped out of the "use a professional camera every day moment"
I was on a walk and thought I haven't taken my photo yet...crap, I don't have my camera but I have my phone, oh this will do. Yeah it will do. Its not awesome quality but he sure is cute sitting there waiting for me to catch up to him.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Just a note to say

Too many thoughts in my brain right now. I'm confused and easily provoked to crying. I mean its been going on about 2 years now. I'm so tired. I keep thinking what do I need to learn to get out of this. I am literally drained to the last drop. My testimony is shaken and I wonder. I broke today and completely lost it and left the house not a care as to who will take care of the kids I just left. Where did I go? To the temple. I'll tell ya I was pissed still and crying and whining. I'm at the end of my rope. The thought kept coming to me. Lose yourself in service...lose yourself in service...lose yourself in service and you'll forget about your financial struggles also give of what you have. But I feel like I don't have anything to give. Then thought came to What! I am alreading fighting to get food on the table for my own kids and to give it away. Okay! And as for service I'm not sure about this one. I struggle with it because of my family, my siblings have been served and I just watch how they suck the life out of people and I don't have life to give to those who suck it. Yea I am pretty bitter. But every tells me I am serving my family. I have young children...and there is a time and a season isn't now because it all goes to my kids. But the thought keeps coming up. We will see what comes of it and I'll keep you updated.

So I come home and I find this cute note on my kitchen counter. My sweet visiting teaching companion was so worried about me. We went visiting teaching right in my moment of me loosing it. I couldn't help it, I cried. Of course they wanted to know but I hate telling people when I'm in the moment. I just need space. They could tell and gave it me.

****a little update from that night. I feel BETTER. Ha!! But while I was at the temple the kids were pretty worried about me. Greg had to leave and while he was gone that was when my visiting teaching companion came over she said they were all cleaning the house to make sure that mom would be happy when she gets home. SO SWEET!!!
I can't complain my companion Marilyn had 10 children had just gotten divorced was now taking care of all of her children in a 1 bedroom home living on food storage for 2 years. I couldn't imagine. WOW!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My friend Janet. She is the founder owner of Jewel Kade. She started this out this journey in her house making jewelry to sell to us Utahns. She used to throw an open house at her home to sell the jewelry she designed to whomever heard about it. She then decided to make bigger and better plans and now she's running a big company...crazy how dreams comes true...right!

She is an amazing person inside and out. I just love her and her family.
I really do have so many wonderful clients that are so good to me.

Monday, April 18, 2011


I love this photo though its blurry. I wanted it that way to show the motion the best part is that his smile is in focus. I know I'm gonna miss these days its why I capture what I can of their youth. Its another reason why I love photography because while I have a great memory I can't remember ALL the details.

I found this cute saying and had to add my own words to it and share it on my blog for this is truly what I love...being a MOM.
I love that tomorrow morning, the sun is sure to rise, and I love that if I’m lucky, I’ll find a moment to go outside and stand in it. I love that at 9 am, I’ll hear little feet pitter patting their way to the potty and then in to make sure I haven’t sleep a solitary MOMENT longer than necessary. I love that I’ll get to make breakfast, wash dishes, hold hands, make lunches and kiss boo boos. I love that at one point or another, I’m guaranteed to want to hide in the bathroom to find one tiny moment of solitude and peace. I love that there will be chaos, all kinds of glorious madness, and that I’ll have to walk a 5 year old to the naughty chair approximately seven hundred and forty-six times...k not really that many times Isaac is a good kids but it sound funny. I love that the day will stretch, pull, trample and prod at every recess of my heart and that it is likely to test my will to the breaking point. . . because all these things are evidence that life is good and that God always giveth FAR more than he taketh.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Week 24 of 52 Circle

I wanted to get something abstract and a little artsy but it didn't work out like the image in my head...ugh, but I'll take it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

One Big Playroom

My backyard typically looks like a play room. It really does. They will bring out webkins, dolls, more toys, blankets, chairs and whatever they can think up. You see, I would want it....well, clean. But I let them do it with ONE rule...PICK EVERYTHING UP AND PUT IT AWAY. And, they'll do it. So, I let them have a the backyard look like a toy room. They get pretty creative.
I mean look at the slide its propped up by a bar stool coming off of the side of the tramp. I mean how white trash can it get but the kids LOVE it and so do the neighbor's. There are times we'll have up to 15 kids over at least 2 or 3 friends per kid.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Another one of Gabe's ideas. He set out to make a catapult to launch a soccer ball across the backyard. And it didn't! He'll figure it out.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cookie's at MIDNIGHT

We started the cookie dough at 9:00 tonight (I promised we would make it today). I'm just now getting to cook it...wasn't going to at first because Ely just likes the dough anyways. This girl loves cookie dough, asks for it EVERY day. I typically say "no" because I will eat it and I shouldn't.
So, I cook some of the dough and then save the rest for the other days when she asks for it. And what a better way to save it, all scooped out.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Its a Boy Thing

Worker Boys.
It's what they used to call Greg, his brothers and cousins when they were young. I think Gabe is passing on the legacy. Gabe just got 3,000 feet of rope. It was like Christmas. I hope it lasts him awhile. I just love what he does with it...swings, hammocks, a hut whatever he can think up.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dress Up

I've had this idea of having Bryn dress up in my mom's wedding dress. I can't believe that it almost fits her. She is such a beautiful little girl...all grown up. I really can't believe how quickly it happens....turning into a young women and she's only in 4th grade.

Monday, April 11, 2011

100th photo

Today reaches the mark of 100 photos...its not a special 100th photo. I should have thought about it more. I could have come up with something creative. But instead I found Isaac asleep on my desk and had to capture the moment.
Its spring break this week and so far the week has started out with great weather.
The kids played outside all day.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Nap

I already have this post title.
If you notice each post has less and less talking.
I guess I'm just getting the job done but I'm loving that I've kept up on it.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lil' Walker in the NICU

Jason (with iprintcanvas) and his wife wanted me to capture their birth story with Lil' Walker. It was all set up and then I get a text saying he's here but in the NICU. What!? Is he okay? Yea he's just is having a hard time breathing and eating....was my understanding.
So, I got the chance to see him tonight. It was challenging to get some awesome shots with such a small space and low light but they will have a few to remember.
He will be going to home tomorrow after spending 10 days in the NICU. He looks great doesn't he? Lets hope he does well at home with mom.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Snow Blooms

Yes, the weather has been a little crazy lately. It...just...keeps...snowing and all I want for Spring Break is some warmth and sun. Lets see if that happens!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

85 mm 1.8

Just another day to play around with my lens.
I continually see people shoot close ups with a 1.8 aperture and get both eyes in focus...and think to myself I want that. So, I set out to do it. Done...check.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was outside playing around with my lenses getting the blossoms and the morning dew.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


My new posing thing I have been working on and had to try it on my sweet Elyse.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Its a Hair Thing

It all started when Gabe had me cut his hair...then he styled it with a Mohawk.
Isaac likes to have one too and then said to me "I don't need you anymore I can do my own hair" ...well, Okay!
After that was said, he had to Dad's hair.
And since, I take a photo a day why not one of the boys and the cool Mohawk or Foehawk whatever you call it.

I have to add this photo too.
Week 23 of 52 | Eye

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One Boys Imagination

Look I'm Optimus Prime. He comes to me while I'm watching Conference...quickly I grab my camera and take a shot.
Wow what an edifying weekend. I am so blessed and I can't wait to make some of the changes I have been inspired to do.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


The moment its sunny and warm the swim suits are on and the sprinkler is under the tramp.

Oh man, I can't even express to you how much I love this photo.
Its a sister moment. I didn't have a sister.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Movie Night

Its April Fools, I didn't pull any pranks. I didn't even think about it.

Party night with the kids minus Gabe but adding some friends. Isn't that how it goes though?!
We set up the projector pulled out the blankets popped some popcorn and had a fun relaxing Friday night.


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My passion in life is photography. I live eat and breath it....seriously sometimes I can't sleep at night. I love to be able to capture every moment of my children's lives...I'm not so sure how much they like it. They'll thank me later...right! I have been blessed to be married to my best friend for 12 years. I love that he tolerates all of my obsessions he may not get them but he supports me to go for it. So, thanks to my best friend for supporting me to make my DREAMS come true.