Thursday, November 27, 2008


With this day of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to take a minute and tell my family how grateful I am for them and also how much I love them. I would like to start with my AMAZING husband. He is so, so wonderful. I'm so grateful for ALL that he does for me and for our family. He works so hard in every capacity and I don't tell him enough how happy he makes me. He is so thoughtful, so sweet, so caring and so loving. He is the absolute sweetest daddy! Cameron is his little man :) It just melts my heart to see how sweet he is with our boys. Next I'd like to tell my little boys how much I love them. I lose my patience a LOT and I fee bad, because they are the sweetest, cutest, happiest little boys. I love their little personalities. I love that Drew is smarter than he should be for his age (this is also the thing that drives me the MOST crazy). I love how sweet and tender Drew is. He is always concerned if anybody is crying, sad or just upset. He is quick to help and he tries his hardest to obey. I'm grateful for his happy spirit. I'm grateful for just how stinkn' cute my little Cam is. He is into EVERYTHING, but his cute non-pain-in-the-butt times are what really makes me smile. I love how he loves books and loves it when I sing to him (even though it sounds awful!).
Next I would like to tell my parents how much I love them. They have always been there for me and have always shared everything with me. I'm so grateful for how generous and caring they both are. I'm grateful for all the time they have spent helping me developing my talents and accomplishing the things I have. I love you both SO much!! They are also SUCH great grandparents!! I'd also like to tell my brother and sister how much I love them...they are both some of my favorite people and two of my best friends. They make me laugh and I love hanging out with them! I'd also like to tell my MOL Karen how much I love her. She is so much fun to talk to, so sweet, the woman who raised such an amazing son for me to marry and a great grandma. Thanks to Craig too for what a sweet Grandpa he is. He is always so attentive and loves to play with them! I love all my bro and sis in law too!! You guys are so much fun and such amazing people. I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life!


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sneak Preview

If you want to see more of this GOOORGEOUS couple, visit my photo blog....

Sunday, November 16, 2008


7 things I can do:
1. Play the violin.
2. Cook pasta like NO other!
3. Organize closets, drawers, cupboards...nothing makes me happier than perfectly folded towels and color coded clothes :)
4. Waste time...I REALLY have to try hard to stay on task!!
5. Creativ-y, Crafty things...scrapbook (digital of course).
6. Stay up late for SEVERAL nights in a row...but I always regret this. It's just so nice to have no distractions!
7. Lose my patience really fast, something I'm REALLY trying to work on.

7 Things I CAN'T do:
1. Be consistent with dieting...I'm picture perfect for about a week, week and a half. Then I crash! Ughhhh!!!!
2. Argue...My husband always wins :)
3. Remember things... I can be so flighty! My uncle Bob calls it "a fart in the wind."
4. Eat spicy food...I hate it when my mouth is on can't taste anything else!!!
5. Take naps. I'll be up ALL night, and if I take a sleep aid...then I'll be groggy til' noon.
6. STAND mouth noises!!! Chew with your mouth closed! (TJ!)
7. Control myself with spending money. I'm slowly getting better. TJ is definitely the frugal one in our relationship!

7 Things that Attracted me to my Husband.
1. His lips, they are SO smooth and super squishy. (and NO, that's not too much information) hee, hee
2. His sense of humor, I give him a hard time for going "over the line," but I have to admit, it makes me laugh.
3. He thinks that I'm HOT-but he was dropped on his head multiple times as a child.
4. He things I'm funny.
5. He honors his Priesthood.
6. He can speak Italian.
7. He's TOTALLY sexy...especially when he wears cologne (hint, hint teej).

7 things I always say:
1. For the LOVE!
2. Really...REALLY!!!
3. Yeah....ok!!!
4. Can you chew with your mouth closed please!!! PLEASE!!!
5. What the H (I learned that from my girl Mandi) hee, hee
6. Because mommy said, that's why!
7. Uh, uh, no, No, don't touch!!

7 Things I love to eat:
1. Sugar.
2. Chocolate.
3. Diet Coke with Lime.
4. Pasta.
5. Cheese.
6. Cereal.
7. Scrambled Eggs.

7 People I am tagging:
1. Jen Jenkins
2. Becki
3. Meghan
4. Debbie
5. Sarah Talbot
6. Janelle
7. Whitney

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Check it!!

I've posted some new pics on my photo blog!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I've seen this on a few different blogs and it feels as though this talk was given just recently! They things Elder Maxwell says pertain to us right now. I feel now, more than ever before that we need to choose the side we want to be on and cling to those ways. There are so many gray areas and opinions in this world right now and we just can't be in the middle anymore. Luckily, we have Prophets who tell us (and have been telling us) what to do, what to avoid, what to plan for. We are all so blessed to have this.

The below was given in an address to BYU students by Elder Neal A. Maxwell in 1978.

"Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.'

"This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions.

"Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.... Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat."

--- Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Dad :)

Those of you who know me well probably know how much I love my Dad and how much I look up to him. Well, he has FINALLY created a website to showcase his work-his AMAZING photography. For as long as I can remember, he has been involved in photography. Before digital, my dad had a darkroom and him and I would develop pictures together. These are some of my favorite memories of my childhood and of him and I together. He is Incredibly talented, and would deny it if told of his more endearing qualities. Now that I have begun my journey to learn more of this beautiful art form, I am even more amazed by his knowledge and talent. I'm grateful he has taken the time to show me and teach me. Most importantly, my dad always relates the beauty of the subjects in his photographs to the Lord and the beautiful world He has given us. I'm so grateful that he shares his testimony through his talent. I love you DAD!!!
To see my dad's Photography click HERE