Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fun in the Santa Fe

What could be more fun on a Black Friday than hangin' with some of our favorite Santa Fe peeps? I was shooting Val's family for her Christmas card photos and we snuck in a few pics of ourselves, got to hang out, eat some Il Vicino and the kids left us alone to gossip... Now I call that a successful day.

I promise this is a roly-poly....not something much worse

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Count Your Blessings

This Thanksgiving there are many things that I am thankful for but here are my top 5.

1. My husband- I don't think that anybody could put up with me as well as he does. He is "the cheese to my macaroni" I am organized and cranky. He is free spirited and jovial. He works so hard for his family and then comes home and plays with the kids, reads to them before bed and makes us all laugh.

2. My children- I love them and their little personalities. I love the way that they make me laugh, cry, pee my pants, squirt milk out of my nose, and teach me something new every day.

3. My Family- My mom is my best friend and I am so lucky that she lives so close. She is the best shopping buddy and helps me way more than I deserve. My dad tells the kids imaginative stories that holds their attention way longer than I ever can and I am so glad that I am getting to know my brothers as almost adults.

4. My girlfriends- You guys make me laugh! I couldn't breathe without you.

5. My home- what a blessing to have a haven from the world where I can walk around in my underwear. Teach my children the gospel and have complete control of the remote.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Heart Nipples

Travs and I have been sick all day, so Braxton spent the day with Grandma (thanks mom you are the best!) When he came home and it was time to put him to bed I started to put his jammies on and this is what I found underneath his shirt. This is how the conversation went

"Braxton what is that?"

"Them are hearts on my nipples"

"How did they get there?"

"Grandma painted them there"


"Because her thought it would be funny...... and it IS"

Well Brax I'll have to agree with you there it is funny. Thanks again mom. You are the best grandma ever!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I Love Fall

When the trees are dressed in their golden garb in preperation for the fall of the leaves and the weather is beginning to get crisp and cold it makes me happy. Fall is my favorite season and so on Sunday when we were all ready for church early (miracle) and the kids looked so cute I grabbed the camera and headed out to find some yellow trees to take some pictures with. Here are the results

Friday, November 7, 2008


I love this pair! My mom get them in Utah

This is what Travs has started calling my latest fashion obsession for Gray. I love leg warmers and I am so addicted to them. Travs just rolls his eyes. He thinks that they are "girly". So when we were at a halloween party and somebody said

"Hey I like your baby's chaps"

Travs said

"Hey I like that, it sounds much manlier than 'I like your son's leg warmers'"

And ever since then, he has called them chaps.

But I think that they are the best. When his polka dot ones went missing for a week I was almost in tears and blamed Travs for confiscating them but I found them in the bottom of the laundry. Grayson's fat legs and his polka dot leg warmers were reunited and all was right in the world.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

"Why is my Dad so gross?"

My beautiful Princess


Braxton does not want to get his picture taken. He wants to go trick-or-treating RIGHT NOW and get some candy.

"Hey, why are all these dead guys in our yard?"

I love him

ewwww a rat

Gray and I awaiting the trick-or-treaters

Lovely aren't they?

Little Gray owl

Carvin' Pumpkins

We carved pumpkins the night before Halloween this year. It is so cute to see how the kids want to design theit jack-o-lanterns. Hannah wanted the biggest pumpkin. She drew her face on and very carefully supervised the Travs cutting it out. Brax told me "Two circle eyes, a triangle nose and a big mouth". I wanted my pumpkin to look like Frankenstein but my kids deemed it a robt. Travs of course had the best jack-o-lantern. It always taked him much longer than the rest of us but the end result is spooktacular