Sunday, April 29, 2007


This is Keegan. She is a senior at Slaton. I've known Keegan and her family for a long time...not sure how long. She is gorgeous and has such a great taste in clothes! It makes me feel old because I'm so out of the fashion loop. But she knows all about it!

We fought the rain and embraced the clouds and got about halfway through before the rain forced us to stop. We'll finish up soon...there are two great dresses to come! I can't wait. Until then, here are my faves from today. It was SO HARD to narrow it down to just these.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


It was my week to pick the blog topic. I chose to list your biggest fears. Here are mine...

1) My first one is kinda deep. I fear for the future for Taylor and any other kids we have. At Wednesday night church a few weeks ago, we talked about the affect and influence the media has and will have on our children. I think about the shows on prime time tv (violence, sex, language, etc), the ads in magazines, and especially the internet (my space, sexual predators, etc). I know you can't completely protect your children from the media, but I so badly want to put Taylor in a little bubble! I don't want her to make the same mistakes I made (gosh, Mom and Dad, how did ya'll survive with me growing up?). To help me cope with this fear, I do LOTS of praying...praying for her today, of course, but especially for the future. I pray for her future decisions, her purity, her heart and a Godly spouse. I know God will take care of her, but it doesn't completely stop me from having this fear.

2) Terminal illness or sudden death to a family member. Things like this are out of our control, but I still have a fear of it! Seeing Kristin battle cancer was so awful. I wouldn't want anyone I love to have to deal with that!

3) This one is a lot less deep. I have a fear of heights! I can handle roller coasters and airplanes and things where I feel stable, but climbing a ladder, or standing on a roof or a tall building freaks me out. My legs turn to rubber and my stomach starts churning.

Friday, April 27, 2007


Isaiah is a senior at Crosbyton. I did his Senior Portraits last Saturday. He and his parents were lots of fun. He is such a cutie. If there are any young girls reading this blog, he IS single...I asked. :) We went to some locations that were new for me! I LOVE the red wall I saw downtown! It's going to be one of my new favorite places. Here are just a FEW of my favorites from the session. I had so many to choose from! You can view all of the pictures here hopefully by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Playing Outside

Yesterday, after the kids left, Dustin and I played outside with Taylor. Of course, I took pictures. There were so many cute ones, that I didn't know which to choose. So, I didn't.

Dustin and I think purple is her color!

Some pretty close-up's

I love her long, dark lashes!
Seriously, mom, do you have to take so many pictures!Letting that "long" hair blow in the wind
How do you get these things on?
I've almost got it!


Last weeks blog topic was reasons you are looking forward to summer. Here they are...

1) To work on my tan. Goodness knows I need to!! I tan pretty easily, but pretty much stayed out of the sun last summer since I was pregnant. I am ready to tan this year! My legs are really pasty!

2) To be able to take the kids I keep outside. The weather is so unpredictable in the spring and I am ready for summer when we'll be able to go outside almost every day. It keeps me sane and allows the kids to get all their energy out. Plus, the babies love it, too.

3) Bar-b-que!! I love it when Dustin grills. And what a better time than the summer?!

4) 4th of July (especially 4th on Broadway!) I love all the food!! Plus, this year, we can take Taylor to the parade. It'll be so much fun!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Pet Peeves

I am behind on the blog topics. Last weeks topics was your pet peeves. Here are some of mine...

1) Gum smackers. I hate it when people smack their gum! I can't focus hardly at all on what they are saying or what might be going on around me because I'm so distracted by their gum smacking! Please be polite and chew your gum with your mouth closed. :)

2) I get so frustrated when people drive the wrong way down the isles in parking lots. Come on attention to the arrows or the way that the cars are facing!

3) Along the same lines, I hate it when people take up two parking spaces or park so close that you can't get back in your car. Here's a story...when I was pregnant (and BIG pregnant and in a dress), some snotty little college girls parked their 4-runner so close to me that I couldn't get in the drivers side door. So, I stood outside by the car waiting for them to come out. It was in the middle of the summer and hot so I finally gave up and climbed my big pregnant butt (IN A DRESS) from the passenger side to the drivers side. I waited in the air conditioning until the girls came out and gave them a piece of my mind. Pregnancy hormones were BAD! Don't park too close to, what if it was a little old lady and she couldn't get in!!! :)

4) Bad grammer is another of my pet peeves. Jamie posted this one on her blog, so I sort of copied it. The one I hate the most (my mom pointed this out to me years ago) is when someone calls the floor inside your house the "ground" and the ground outside the "floor."

So, those are my biggest pet peeves. I'm sure I have more that I can't think of right now.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Machelle & Clint

Machelle and Clint were married last Saturday in a gorgeous ceremony in Canyon. I've known Machelle, her sister Malissa, and brother Michael for over 10 years now. We met at White River Youth Camp when we were much younger. I formed an immediate bond with this great family. I love seeing them because even though it had been too long since we'd last seen each other, I felt like I had just seen them yesterday!

Machelle and Clint are crazy and seem absolutely perfect for each other! They are so laid back! Even when Machelle was putting her bouquet together just a couple of hours before the ceremony and making boutonniere's, she remained so calm!! I didn't get any pictures done before the ceremony and we quickly lost light afterwards, but I think I still got some really good ones.

Congrats, you guys! I'm SO happy for ya'll!!

Machelle doing her make-up.

Machelle & Clint's adorable son Micah

Missy's little girl Maddie. She thought the tights would keep her warmer if they were pulled up high!

Missy helping Machelle get dressed

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

6 Months Old

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Taylor was 1/2 a year old on Monday. We went to the doctor yesterday and the doctor said she looks great! She was 17 lbs 9 oz (70th %) and 26 1/2 inches long (90th %). She got two shots, but did really well with them and wasn't fussy at all yesterday.

Here are some of Taylor's favorite things:
  • She LOVES to sit up! And she does it really well. If she gets excited or if music is playing (especially if Dustin is playing the guitar), she swings her arms like crazy. It's so cute!

  • She loves to play in her jumper or her exer-saucer. She is so easily entertained and will stay in them for 30 or 45 minutes at a time!

  • She loves to babble and hear herself talk. She squeals and giggles and babbles all the time. Occassionally, we'll hear a "ma-ma" or "da-da" mixed in with her babbling and we get so excited!

  • She loves to eat her baby food. So far, she's had rice, wheat and barley cereal, green beans, peas, squash and carrots. She gobbles it all up! In fact, she has her mouth wide open for the next bite often before I can even get the spoon out of the bowl.

Here are some of Taylor's least favorite things:

  • Taylor does not like it when you leave the room she is in. She starts screaming and crying until you go back in the room with her. When she sees you, though, she smiles from ear to ear.

  • She HATES having her nose suctioned. Yes, I would be worried if she liked it, but she really hates it! She has allergies quite frequently, so I feel like I am constantly suctioning her nose. Poor thing!

  • She also now hates tummy time. She liked it quite a lot at first, but now she doesn't like it for more than about 5 minutes. She's only rolled over twice, and the doctor said we needed to put her on her tummy as often as possible to give her the chance to roll over. I hope she starts liking it more, soon!

  • Taylor also hates to sleep in her bed laying flat on the mattress, like most babies do. A few weeks ago, she was so stopped up that she couldn't breath laying down. We put her in the carseat and she slept all night without a peep. After her congestion got better, we tried to take her out of the carseat and she was not having it. I asked the doctor yesterday, and she said we should probably break this habit. So, last night was really tough!!! But we all made it!

Here are some new pictures of my sweet 6 month old and some of the kids I keep.

Such a sweet smile!

Laughing at Brityn

Checking herself out in the mirror

Playing with Brityn and Shelbi

Brityn loves Taylor!

Taylor and Thatcher enjoying some tummy time