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Friday, December 12, 2008

Somes News & Updates...

So we have some news and some updates. First of all...

We're expecting baby #2! We're due July 10th! We had our first doctor's appointment and we got a strong heartbeat and I'm about 2 months along. We are soooo excited and can't wait!

Second of all...

Our house is being completed this weekend and all we'll have to next week are inspections, close on it, and move in! Yeah!!! We are soo excited that it is finally done and we are really happy with it. Bad news is that we get to move in on Wednesday or Thursday and then go to Logan for Garrett's wedding (where I'm the photographer as well as a bridesmaid:) So we get to enjoy our new home right before Christmas so it will be a STRESSFUL, but fun, next week and a half.

Some updates on Grant. He is doing well and enjoying Christmas time. He loves snowmen and those dancing Hallmark things you know you can get every year that are REALLY annoying. He likes to play them about 10 times a day:) He is growing like a weed and starting to talk more. He is starting to understand Santa and Christmas and it's a LOT of fun to see Christmas through his eyes. We'll have LOTS of pictures I'm sure after Christmas.

So these next couple of weeks will be quiet busy for us. And I thought I could post our Christmas card I made that I know will not be going out this year due to pregnancy nausea, moving into our house, and a wedding. So I hope you enjoy and sorry I couldn't get those out this year. But I hope everyone has a VERY Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Time!!

So I have been SOOO picky when it comes to finding Christmas stockings that I like. I haven't found ANY, ANYWHERE that I like. Well I just found them on Etsy the other day and I REALLY want them. Their more expensive than I want to pay, so I don't know if I'll get them or not, but I had to share with you guys how cute they are. Also how easy would these be to make yourself with similar fabric. Abby you up to sewing me some stockings (along with curtains and pillows for my house:)?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Events...

So as you can tell we dressed little Grant up as a pirate. We had a LOT of fun. Our ward/stake had a trunk-or-treat and we went and decorated our car for the event. Grant had a LOT of fun walking around getting candy. He wanted to hold Nana's hand and Geoffery took pictures while Ashley, Geoffery's sister, video taped. No he's not spoiled at all:) He didn't quite get it at first, but then he got really excited about it and only grabbed one piece of candy and put it straight in his bag. It was soooo cute. He took it sooo seriously. He also like handing out the candy. He takes instructions really good and he likes to feel like he is helping.

After the trunk-or-treat we decided that we didn't want to go door to door. Maybe next year when he can eat some of the candy. Okay so does it make me a bad mom that I only gave him like 2 pieces of candy? He doesn't know the difference and he doesn't need all that candy?! But next year he will know that there is candy so we'll spoil him REAL good then:0) Anyway, we ended up going out to eat that night with Geoffery's sister and husband who have a little boy Grant's age. Grant went in his costume and they had a blast pouring water all over the floor and eating each others food. They really get along like best friends. Its really cute to watch. So thats what we did. If you notice in our car decor you will see two pumpkins that we, okay really Geoffery, carved (I got too frustrated during the process, It's a LOT of work). I hope everyone had a great halloween as well!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Engagement Photos...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Garrett's Engaged!

So it's true, Garrett and Monica got engaged last weekend! I just wanted to tell them Congratulations! I took some engagement pictures of them last week so here's a little preview while I edit all their pictures. Love you guys!

Friday, October 17, 2008

November 4th...The Most Important Day of the Year!!!

This is Geoffery, Audrey's husband.....this is my first blogging experience but i feel this is very important. My family can agree that i am not one to take thing seriously that i dont feel i can control, but i have had enough this year with politics. It seems that everywhere we turn the same "talking points" are being played over and over again......but they are not repeats...this is what our candidates are saying everywhere they turn.

For me and my family, i want to hear how our Economy will be fixed and how in the world we got in the situation we are currently in. I believe that we learn from our mistakes, and it is necessary for The United States of America to know what and who caused this economic problem.

I am not a fan of sharing my feelings to anyone.............but this is our future and possibly our children's future riding on this presidential election. This video is not short, and is really "rapid fire".

The democratic candidate, Mr. Obama, said to "Joe the Plumber" that we need to "spread the wealth". Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is how we got into this mess to begin with. Please think about the choices and dont vote on hype, and charisma.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Random Photos...

So I have now entered the world of photoshop and I am LOVING it! I have done nothing today except for spend time editing some pictures that I took a couple of months ago. So this is going to be a post with LOTS of different pictures. My neighbor, who teaches up at the college digital photography, invited me to some of her classes where she goes over photoshop. I've only been to ONE, ONE hour class and I feel like the options are endless with Photoshop. Anyway here are some photos that I just edited.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Family Fall Pictures

We took some family pictures tonight at the local park. I wanted to capture the feeling of fall, so I hope we did that. Grant is EXTREMELY impossible to take pictures of and with. He doesn't listen to anything you ask him and he's always on the go and will never sit down for a second to take a picture. So it ended up being a bit frustrating. But I do think we got some good shots.
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Rexburg Temple

One night I was on my way to rent a video for me and Geoffery and I drove around the corner and saw this. I happen to have my camera in my car so I parked on the side of the road and took some pictures of the temple. I just thought it was sooo beautiful!
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Oh the hard life of Grant

So one afternoon Grant was eating lunch and I decided to take pictures of him eating. Of course he has a snotty nose (as usual) and he's still in his pajamas (aren't I a good mom:). But I thought these pictures really show what Grant acts like when we're just in our routine and hanging out at home. Oh and he's watching Barney probably so that's what he's looking at in the last picture. It's one of his favorites. I could just kiss that face all over, even though I would get snot all over my face! Ohh the life of a mom:)
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Transition Year...

We have been soo busy this last little bit so I apologize for the lack of blogging. We have moved back in with Geoffery's family from our rental. The couple we were renting their house from came back home from their mission. Luckily we only moved pretty much only our clothes over there and a mattress so moving wasn't too bad. But it's crazy to see what you accumulate after just 6 months.

This year has been maybe one of the longest years of my life. I'm calling it the "transition" year because we have been on the move since February. I like things to be organize and right now my life is the opposite. Well maybe not organized, but I like to know where things are and I usually know where things are in my house. But this year, even when I have a small project it seems like I have to climb a mountain just to finish it. For example, Primary handouts for my class on Sundays- this includes things like scissors, cute paper, a printer, etc. I have none of these things and I have to borrow them from other people or go out and buy them. I'm ready to be settled again.

Okay, so I'm done complaining. Some good news includes that our house will be done in approximately 2 months, so we're thinking early December we will be able to move in. Oh I can't wait for that day! Other than our move we're doing great. Grant has been sick with a virus, a cold, and teething from his eye teeth, but amazingly he hasn't been too honary. Well I just wanted to catch you guys up with what's going on in our lives right now. I need to do some catch up posts of some things we did this summer- a zoo trip, Idaho state fair, and some pics I took of Grant in the park. I promise to be a better blogger!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My newest obsession...

I'm totally obsessed with this kitchen. I look at it everyday, crazy I know. Maybe I can make mine look half this good, with half the budget:) You can look at the whole thing here.

Friday, September 19, 2008

First "Real" Wedding!

Okay so I know that I haven't blogged in a while and well I don't really have an excuse except for that I've been somewhat busy and somewhat lazy when it comes to blogging. I have a lot of posts to come, but I thought I would start out with the wedding I just did. My neighbor had three kids get married in the last two months and needed a photographer for one of her daughters. I thought this would be a great way to add to my portfolio and help someone out! I was soo excited to do her pictures because she is such a beautiful bride and they are just such a cute couple! I had a lot of fun doing it and felt comfortable behind the camera. I still have a TON to learn, but I think the pictures turned out good and I hope that they're happy with them. I bought and downloaded photoshop CS3, but I have NOOO idea how to use it. I'm taking a night class in a couple of weeks and it will teach me some basic photoshop so I'm sooo excited to learn. I edited these with picasa and I still think they look great. Anyway, let me know what you guys think!
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rexburg Water Park

So Ashley, my sister, and her daughter, Addison, were able to come visit for the last two weeks! We had soo much fun minus all of us getting a virus (all at different times) and Abby having her back surgery (not so fun). But during the times we were able to hang out we did a lot of fun stuff. One day we went to the Rexburg Water Park. Grant, who was scared to death of it last time, decided he thought it wasn't so bad. In fact, I would say he enjoyed it more than Grace or Addie. I took some pictures above of them playing. Addie went down the "big" slide so there are some pictures of her doing that. Then they have a carousel right next to the water park. Again Grant started running to the "horses" and kept saying "neigh, neigh" and ran right past the ticket counter and I had to run after him so that I could pay! He got soo excited about everything! It was sooo fun to watch his reactions. However when it was time to go he was not such a happy guy. He screamed the whole way to the car! It was like trying to carry a little wiggly monkey! Anyway, here are some pictures.
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Sunday, August 3, 2008

What memories do you have of me?


Here's how it works:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together, or one of the first memories you have of me. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Geoffery's Graduation Party...

I decided to celebrate Geoffery's Graduation with a little cookout/party. We had family and friends come over to celebrate with us. We planned the party so that Geoffery's grandparents could be here from Indiana and it just so happen to work out that my sister, Ashley, and her daughter, Addison, could be here too! So we had a lot of fun. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and had cupcakes and ice cream for desert. We had a ton of fun and it was soo good to have all our family together! For Geoffery's graduation present I decided to surprise him with Wii and he was VERY surprised. I have some pictures of him opening the gifts above. Hope you enjoy and thanks to everyone for coming! We had a great turnout!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Photography... To be continued.

So I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I had my first real photo shoot with my sister and her cute family. The good news continues... I was REALLY happy with ALL the pictures and they really turned out good after I edited them. Now comes the bad news. After spending 2 hours taking pictures of them and then about 1-2 hours editing them, I realized that my camera was on the wrong resolution and I had it on the worst one possible. So now we can't print the pictures any bigger than a 4x6! Ha! So I told Abby this is why this was a practice run. So we will go out and do it again later this week. I just hope I can catch some of the great shots I got the first time. I guess you live and learn. But here are some of my favorite shots that I got. Let me know what you guys think.