Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Baby Alert!

I posted this picture on Facebook, but I thought I should post here as well just in case someone didn't see it. We are expecting our second baby! Aubrey would only pose for this pic if her monkey was in it as well, so if you are wondering, Aubs is the big sister, not the monkey. We are very excited!! The due date is January 17th. So I am almost 14 weeks. Wish us luck! And if anyone has advice about room sharing, I need it! I want the two kids to share a room so Ryan still has an office to work from home with his job. I will post a pic of me soon with my little tummy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is me having fun again!!

I told you guys this was a career move for me to focus on having fun with my pictures!! Thank also to Caryn Esplin who was an amazing professor of mine at school. She helps me get out of my box/ comfort zone, and see what I can really do... CHANGE THINGS UP!! Here are some before and after pics so you can see for yourself!

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Thursday, July 15, 2010


So, as you can see, our house looks like it is dilapidated... but it really isn't! Don't worry. We are just re-roofing! We have the old shingles all over our yard and gutters hanging about, but once it is all finish (I can't wait!!) It is going to be beautiful! These are the before pictures and I can't wait to get the after pics up!! Hopefully soon we can paint as well. I have the colors picked out, now to get the husband on board! He is working so hard with the roof!! My Dad and Brother Phillip have come almost every day to help get this done. Our ward came and helped us strip it as well. We are very blessed to have such great family around us! We will definitely sleep soundly this winter when it starts to rain!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Haven't posted lately

So I have been up since 5:30 this morning thinking..... You know when you wake up really early and you lay in bed worrying. Well that is what I have been doing. I have come to two conclusions and I am going to write them down on my blog... bc I need to vent? I don't know... So I think I all together want to get rid of my facebook. It is kind of driving me crazy right now. I thought other things were stressing me out like not having time for things, but really I think I spend too much time on that web server.

I admit, I love how I can keep in touch with people on it. It is a great way to send all my YW updates on activities, keep in touch with friends, and show people pics. But I don't like it when people I see everyday know so much about me, I don't have anything to say when I see them. I love showing these things to my family & friends that I don't see much. But I am kind of sick of the whole minotiny of it all. So I want to take a break! I just have to wait until my stupid phone is fixed so people can actually get a hold of me... technology!!

Then comes to my photography... I love taking pictures... as a hobby! Don't get me wrong. I have been SO BLESSED to have started a business, but when I have my daughter pulling at my leg crying because she wants her mom to stop editing pictures and take care of her... its a red flag to me when I am thinking in my head, I would rather play with you too! So I think I am going to take a break from the business. Just take pictures for fun again. Just create and explore! I feel I need this as a career move! I am trying to be the best mom in the world, while trying to be the best photographer in the world. Those are two hard things to do and frankly, the mom part is way more important to me!

Sorry everyone! I really needed that venting. It probably made no sense to anyone else... but it made me feel better.