Thursday, February 26, 2009


Yeah...another 2.8 pounds down!!  Lonnie and I are doing pretty good on weight watchers.  I love it.  I do have to admit the first week all I thought about was food and it was not fun.  I love the fact that you can eat anything you want.  It's all about learning portions and learning to listen to your body.  I've noticed that I have more energy and I feel better.  In fact yesterday when I got ready I felt a little uncomfortable because I felt like my clothes looked a little bit baggy.  Which is not necessarily a bad thing!  Okay, so many of you have asked the total that I am down is just over 6 pounds!  I know that it's not a lot but hey I'll take it.  Here's to another week of weight loss!

Monday, February 23, 2009


On Saturday I got to spend some time photographing one of Lonnie's cousins, Brandon, and his fiance, Rachel.  They are set to get married at the end of March.  They were so much fun to work with.  I LOVE doing shoots where it is so relaxed and natural!  Thanks guys for a great shoot!

Wanna see know where to go!  (here)  I didn't want to post too many of their photos because I don't know which ones they are going to use in their announcements!  

Friday, February 20, 2009

come one ... come all

This is way overdue but here it is.  I will be having a garage sale on Saturday, February 28th.  I have bags of children's toys,  men's clothes, some children's clothes, women's clothes, and of course some miscellaneous stuff!  Please feel free to take this stuff off of my hands or just say hello!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

one special little guy!

My very best friend growing up had a beautiful baby boy just over two weeks ago!  Tonight I got to photograph this beautiful little family.  I am so grateful for my friends and for their friendships!  

There are a few more over here!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift!

This morning I had the opportunity to shoot a beautiful wedding!  I absolutely loved this one...and the best part is this one required not one ounce of editing!  Loving it!

As always, there are more over on the photography blog.


Friday, February 13, 2009


I have really been needing to take our youngest daughter to update her photos.  Things started out pretty rough but in the end I think we got some awesome shots of one amazing little girl!

There are so many more over on the photography blog!

one year older and wiser too?

Yes, there is one more birthday in this lovely month of February, mine!  And what is pretty cool is that it is again on Friday The 13th!  The last time my birthday was on Friday The 13th was on my 16th Birthday!  Anyhow for the magical 27th birthday here are 27 things that I love and 27 things that I don't.

Loves and/or Grateful For:
1) my family
2) being a mother
3) softball
4) the Priesthood
5) photography
6) learning
7) a good laugh
8) the outdoors
9) that I'm still in my 20's (for a little while longer)
10) the Temple
11) the Gospel
12) a massage
13) going to the dunes
14) flowers
15) a clean house
16) staying home (most of the time)
17) watching my children learn & grow
18) the smell of wet dirt on a softball field (I know that this may seem weird but I'm not alone!)
19) Sea World
20) the beach
21) having a sister
22) being an aunt
23) being close to so many dear friends from my childhood
24) shopping for others
25) baking
26) adoption
27) trials

Don't Love
1) bugs
2) money
3) potty training
4) CPS
5) drugs and how they can ruin the lives of people
6) cancer
7) tests
8) grocery shopping
9) heights
10) seafood 
11) yogurt
12) speaking in public
13) working out in front of others
14) the texture of a banana
15) messes
16) the scary things that lurk in the ocean
17) "fake" people
18) weeds
19) being sick
20) being home alone
21) that missions are so long
22) when people are just handed everything in life and don't know the true meaning of having to work for what you have
23) how difficult and foreign Photoshop is
24) texting
25) cleaning bathrooms
26) bodily functions
27) when others have to suffer

All in all I have been extremely blessed in my life, especially this last year.  We have had some very scary and very amazing experiences happen.  I am so grateful for my beliefs and for the amazing power of prayer.  I am grateful that I have the faith to rely on my Father in Heaven and to know that He does know best.  I have been so blessed with some really awesome people in my life, both family and friends.  Here's to another great year!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby Lola!

I cannot believe that this little one is now a year old!  Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the hospital in time the day she was born.  But I did get to see her shortly afterwards!  As crazy as it may sound...I still don't know who she looks like to me.  Sometimes, her Grandpa Divis, and sometimes her Grandma Moffitt.  There is no doubt about one thing...those eyebrows are definitely her daddy's!  Happy Birthday Miss Lola!

This is one of my all time favorite pictures.  I love how sweet this photo is!  The wonder and joy of a new baby!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

happy birthday!

I cannot believe that my brother is 30 years old!  That just means that I am getting that much closer. :(  

Anyhow...I have without a doubt the best brother ever.  I have always been grateful for the relationship we shared growing up.  I'm sure he really thought that I was just his dorky little sister, but I always appreciated him letting me hang out with him and his friends.  One of my favorite memories is hanging out with him and his friends at the lake on senior ditch day!  Thanks Chad for being the amazing and brilliant person you are!  You have been such a blessing in our lives and you are such an incredible father and husband to your own little family!  I hope that you have had a great birthday!  We love you!

Friday, February 6, 2009

quick updates

Well, it is official Mr. Gage has started walking.  I know he is late welcome to my world.  None of my children are ever on time for anything.  As long as we continue to see progress it's all good!

Also Lonnie and I started really watching what we eat last week and he is definitely the biggest loser!  He lost 13 lbs!!! Go Lonnie!!  I lost just over 3 lbs!!  As long as we are losing each week we will be happy!  We are excited and will definitely continue until we reach our goals!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

any guesses??

Okay...there is a certain someone who cannot play along! :)  AKA The mother of this beautiful child!