Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer is Here!

All of the students at Rosefield are so excited that summer is here! They had such a fun day today! The art teacher made this beautiful painting that was just perfect for a backdrop. Have fun this summer kids!

Two Teeth and a Walker!

So...I'm sure you're wondering what this post is all about. It's what we are all destined for one day! :)
Gage has two teeth in now and Saige is starting to walk a little bit! I can't believe how much Gage has grown. I thought that we had a baby. Saige, well all I can say is it is about time! You are almost two years old little one. Life is soo much better from your feet!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

We had so much fun just hangin' out as a family today. My brother's wife's parents always have such a nice bbq over at their condo. It is always fun to see everyone and relax at the pool. This year the day was even changed so that we could all enjoy the pool! Thank you to the Divis Family!

What FUN Little Gals!

I had so much fun with these two beautiful girls this morning! What fun it was to photograph twins! If you are interested there are a few more on the photography blog.

Monday, May 12, 2008

What a Wonderful Day!

Well, I can finally say that I have celebrated my first official Mother's Day! For once it was a wonderful day. Mother's Day has always been a very difficult day for me for several years. I know that I have friends out there who read our blog that still haven't had the opportunity to become a mother and I know how hard that truly is. Stay strong and just know that Heavenly Father loves you and wants nothing more than to make you happy. Remember that just by your being a woman you are a very special person!

Hats off to Lonnie and the children for great gift giving! I received a gift certificate for an hour Swedish massage, a facial (which I've never had before), a manicure and a pedicure! I love my husband. He is always so thoughtful and an awesome gift giver. Michelle was so sweet when she handed me the envelope. I am so blessed and honored at the opportunity that I have to be a mother to four beautiful and insipiring children. I learn so much from them and I am humbled that the Lord has entrusted them to me. I love each and every one of my children so very much!

I also got to speak with my amazing sister who is serving her mission in Paraguay. It was the first holiday that she was able to call home since she's been gone. Let's just say that 60 minutes goes by really fast. She is doing really good and learning to love and appreciate her mission.

We were able to spend the day with both Lonnie and my mother. It was really a perfect day. I am so grateful that I am a woman and as such have tremendous responsibilities, not only to my own family but to mandkind. Having gone what Lonnie and I have gone through, I truly believe that everyone can make a difference in a child's life. There are so many children out there that just need a place to call home and someone to love and love them. I am so incredibly grateful to my Heavenly Father for the time that I had to spend with each child that came into our home over the past few years and I hope that somehow I was able to teach them and to help them feel that they are loved and what love truly is.

Thank you again to Lonnie and my awesome parents! I love you all so very much! I hope that all of you women out there had a wonderful mother's day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...

Another Beautiful Day!

Robyn and Steve were so fabulous to work with. You could tell that they are madly in LoVe! There are a few more pictures on the photography blog. Many more to follow!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Attention All Old Peoria Third Ward Members!!

Hey if you were once a part of the Good Old Peoria Third Ward there is an upcoming bbq/reunion. Post a comment with your e-mail and I will forward you the information!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

So much FUN!

Okay, so I think I'm done with this wedding for now. I had a blast. Hop on over to the photography blog to see a couple more. This couple and their family/friends were so much fun to work with. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Yates!

50 Things About Me

1. I was born in Phoenix and raised in Peoria AKA P-TOWN!
2. I have an older brother and a younger sister.
3. I was named after a store clerk.
4. I don't have a middle name.
5. I love to play a variety of sports.
6. I played volleyball and softball in High School.
7. I turned down a softball scholarship. :( It really was for the best, but I'm sure it would have been fun!
8. I met my husband when I was only 17.
9. I was married when I was 18.
10. Through all of my years of playing sports I've never broken any bones, thank goodness!
11. I bought my first house when I was 19.
12. I bought a minivan at age 25. :( Sad...but true.
13. I have the BEST family in the world.
14. I have a sense of humor that some people just don't understand.
15. I love to be outdoors...just not at night!
16. One of my favorite past times is ice skating. How I miss it!
17. I am very concerned for my children and this scary world we live in.
18. I would pay someone $200 per child to potty train them. I absolutely hate dealing with it.
19. I finally finished my degree this past year...sadly it's just an associates.
20. I am terrified of snakes or any type of reptiles for that matter.
21. I am addicted to shopping sales, particularly grocery sales as evidenced in a previous post.
22. I hate feet. Yes, feet. I think that they are discusting.
23. I hate touching raw meat, especially chicken.
24. I love to shop for others.
25. I hate shopping for myself.
26. I hate MONEY! It means so much in this life yet absolutely nothing in the big picture.
27. I will be celebrating my first official Mother's Day this year!
28. I have five (oh, maybe I shouldn't count Lonnie). Okay I have four beautiful children.
29. There are only 23 months between my three oldest children!
30. I pay my babysitters way too much money.
31. I love to get my hair done. (Thanks Sharon!)
32. I still hang out with my best friend from childhood.
33. I can't sing.
34. I cant' dance.
35. I am very picky about my house.
36. There are only white hangers in my house.
37. I have the small dresser in my bedroom.
38. I have the small side of the closet in my bedroom.
39. I have one amazingly talented husband.
40. My 16th birthday was on Friday the 13th!
41. I gratudated from High School in 2000.
42. I look like my father.
43. I AM a DADDY'S Girl!
44. I love to river raft.
45. I hate getting all girly.
46. I wore gym shorts and t-shirts forever.
47. I have a niece and a nephew.
48. I have wonderful and inspirational siblings.
49. My dream job would be to be a Dolphin Trainer at Sea World.
50. I am blessed!