Sunday, September 27, 2009

What's been going on

This weekend my sister and her husband came down from Logan so that Geoff and Jared could go mountain biking in Brianhead. While they were off having a glorious time, Laura and I enjoyed spending some wonderful sister time together. Our brother Matt and his daughter Sofia, came over and ate dinner with us and we played outside with the kids till there was no light left in the evening. I love spending time with my siblings and we were missing all the rest of the clan!

(Sorry Isaac and Sofia, but this was the best picture of your aunties and uncle, and really, that's what matters most)

In other news: I thought I would check out Isaac's preschool blog tonight. Oh how I wish I hadn't.

Monday, September 21, 2009

the Storheim family

I took a little trip up to SLC this weekend to shoot this beautiful family. Despite the fact that their darling 10 month old boycotted her nap that day, we managed to get some good ones still. It was a short and sweet shoot, and I guarantee that one fell right to sleep on the drive home!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Under Contract

You read it right. After one week, we've accepted an offer on our house. Now I am on to freaking-out mode as we will be homeless in a month until our house gets built. Anyone renting??

Aside from the good news mentioned above, I'm going to keep it real and just let you know that health-wise this has been the worst two weeks of my life. Wisdom teeth removal: one of the worst and most painful experiences of my life. Ulcer on tonsil: also horrible, akin to swallowing a knife. Cold: annoying. Combine all these AT THE SAME TIME and you have one irritable and starving lady. I'm happy to say I am on the mend now and starting to remember that life isn't so bad.

Even on my worst of days, seeing these two best buddies together makes me smile:

Thursday, September 10, 2009


As I've mentioned in previous posts, this one is ALL girl. When I got her from her nap today, she had put on this dress (she's in a big girl bed now and clearly enjoying the freedom). She likes to tell me over and over again how pretty she is as well. She's certainly not lacking in self-confidence! I told her that she did look pretty and that we should take a picture. To my surprise, she said "ok mommy!" I'm happy I was able to catch her in this moment, purse full of princesses, bangles and twirls.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A visit to Grandma Lola's

Our last trip of the summer was to Geoff's grandma's house. Growing up, they always went with her to the Gooding County Fair and Rodeo, so most of us from the family decided to keep the tradition alive and go stay with her. The boys did a lot of fishing, the girls did a lot of walking around thrift shops and garage sales.

The first event of the fair is this parade where they throw out RIDICULOUS amounts of candy. Lucy and Isaac both got triple what they get on a Halloween night. Lucy was beside herself with excitement. She kept stuffing it in her purse, it was hilarious. And yes, my daughter usually wears shirts. I am just horrible at getting stains out so they come off whenever drippy things are involved.

At the fair and rodeo

Grandma Lola.

Getting ready with Aunt Megan, the only one around here who knows anything about makeup.

Isaac and grandpa walking to the rodeo. These two are so dang cute together.

Swinging at Uncle Gerald's

I'm still confused why we call him "Uncle Gerald" because he's not, but he and his wife are the sweetest and clearly, they have some fun stuff to do at their house.

Finally caught the dimple.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

First day of school

Isaac started his first day at BYU Preschool today. He's been so excited, really we've all been excited! I had to drag Lucy out of there kicking and screaming, it's such a fun place. I know he's going to love it and learn so much. And how cool that he gets to bike home with his dad everyday after!

This little girl is soooo girly! Purses, dresses, dolls...she did NOT get that from me.

With his Head Teacher, Miss Dorie.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

A little less wise

I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday. You may be wondering why a 29 year old is just now getting them removed. The answer to that would be that they haven't bothered me, and voluntarily putting myself in pain I have reserved only for childbirth. But, after much hounding from my dentist, I finally agreed as long as I could be put out and not hear and or see the process.

The morning started out with Geoff asking the receptionist if he had to sign something to give his consent for me to be "gassed". At least she thought that was funny. I remember very little of the events following so Geoff has now filled me in on all my drugged-state antics. Since I don't drink, I've wondered what kind of a drunk I would be. I now know that I would be a "frugal drunk". On the drive home Geoff went to take me to get a Jamba juice. I apparently had a coupon for it that I reminded him about nearly 20 times. When we got home, Geoff told me to take out the gauze and put some new ones in while he got me some lovely Lortab. While doing so I fainted on the floor and Geoff nearly called an ambulance as I took 2 or 3 minutes for me to come to, even when he had my head in the sink splashing me with water!

Geoff put Lucy down for a nap and took Isaac to work with him and to run a couple errands. At some point during this time we earned the Horrible Parents of the Year award. I heard Lucy's bedroom door open and assumed that Geoff had gone in to get her up and I drifted back to sleep. When Geoff got home a half hour later, he asked me if I had gotten Lucy up. Apparently my 2 year old chose yesterday to start getting out of her crib by herself and went outside to play.

Incidentally, if you'd like to live in a down right darling home on a dreamy street where your child can roam safely for a half hour without parental supervision, we're selling our home...for real this time. Tell your friends, tell your parents, and if you want to post it on your blog to get the word out there more, I'd be oh so grateful! We're building, and I've never been more excited.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

the Packer family

Hooray for repeat clients! I had the pleasure of photographing this family again this year. I love that because it always feels like I'm just hanging out with friends...except I have a camera in their face. This shoot involved me nearly dropping my camera when I thought I'd be clever and put a praying mantis on my camera hood to get the kid's attention. It crawled on my finger and I yelled like a little girl.

On to the pictures of this incredibly handsome family:

I love, love, love this picture. So timeless looking and how handsome are those boys!