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Friday, May 31, 2013


Alexis getting her hair and make-up done for dance pictures!

She has her big recital next week and will be performing a tap dance and a ballet dance. She's very excited that everyone is coming to the show to watch her! =)

It was really hard for me to pay the ridiculous amount of money on these pictures. It was a make-shift studio and the photographer said she doesn't do any post-processing work. A few 5x7's for $60! But I want to have these pictures to remember her recital, so I paid it. Ugh..... any other photog mama find this hard?

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Date Night!!

My brother's fiance gave us tickets to the pre-opening of BJ's Brewery - a free dinner, we're in!

We had to take a "selfie" so it didn't turn out the best, but I really wanted to get a picture of my husband and I together. I used to run and hide when the camera would get pointed at me, but I've recently lost 37 LBS!!! and now I find myself wanting to be in more pictures. I still have a ways to go on this weight loss journey, but it's feeling great!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I took Paxton out to get his 2 year old pictures done.

I took hundreds! But I think this one is my very favorite! That smile! This will be the one I get printed and framed and hung on my wall, and the one I'll send to the grandparents. =)

My sweet boy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


It can be exhausting waiting for your lunch to cook!

Monday, May 27, 2013


We spent the entire day mini-van shopping. I have no idea why we thought taking the kids along would be ok? We should have gotten a babysitter. I took this after we got home, late at night, she was so over the whole car shopping experience and showing some lovely 4 year old attitude. Worst part, we didn't end up getting a mini-van and our search continues.......

Sunday, May 26, 2013


My first picture of the year was at this same location, but the trees were dead and there was lots of snow! I thought it would be fun to get a picture of my kiddos at this same spot in each season! So here is my Spring one!

I couldn't decide between this picture or another one where they're looking and smiling at the camera. But ended up loving this one since they don't have sweet moments like this very often. =)

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Happy Birthday Paxton!

Today is my baby's 2nd birthday! (where did those 2 years go?)

We had a puppy themed BBQ party at the park with our family and friends. It was a gorgeous day and the birthday boy had a great time!

Thursday, May 23, 2013



I cannot believe that her first year of school is all over. This whole growing up fast thing is no joke!

Next year she'll be in pre-K! Eeek!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I'm feeling a teeny tiny bit better today. I found some energy to play with my kids for a little bit. It didn't last long and I was straight back to bed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I'm still really sick, but since I really didn't want to miss a day I decided to take one picture and no matter what use it as my picture for the day. I actually like it. =)

Monday, May 20, 2013


I woke up this morning feeling like I had been hit by a bus. A temp of 103, runny nose, coughing, aches... the whole thing. Of course my body decided to get sick on Monday when I have a very crazy busy week ahead of me. These cough drops were my best friends today and the one and only picture I took.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Today was "bring your daddy to school day"

I heard all about it when they got home and it sounds like they had a great day together!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I am soooo far behind on editing. I decided to take most of my day and get caught up. (picture of Alexis riding a horse at Sylvan Dale Ranch on Mother's Day!) 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Todays temp got to 89! After Alexis got out of school we wasted no time putting on swimming suits and turning the sprinklers on!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Happy Mother's Day!

We spent the day at Sylvan Dale Ranch with my parents, brother and future sister-in-law.

We had brunch, the kids rode horses, horse carriage rides, dessert, lots of dessert, and the kids played! It was a beautiful day. I love being a mommy!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


We made these today for the kids' grandmas for Mother's Day.

Quick and fairly easy and the kids loved it!

Friday, May 10, 2013


After a long nap and a's nice to do some coloring!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


At the Mother's Day party at Alexis' Preschool.

Her teachers really went above and beyond for us moms. It was very special. The kids made us cookies. After we were done eating they gave us gifts. Alexis gave me a her footprint with a poem on it, a ornament with her siloutte on it, AND a little survey she took all about me complete with a picture she colored of me. I cried.

It was a wonderful day with my big girl.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Watching the rain fall outside. Hopefully we'll be getting nice weather soon!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


We had Alexis' Preschool Program tonight. Here she is doing the tootie-ta dance! She did such a great job and it was a super cute program. We went out for frozen-yogurt afterwards which I think was her favorite part. I can't believe there is only 2 weeks left of school!

Monday, May 6, 2013


More practice. I liked this one. I feel like I'm beginning to catch on. =)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Spring is the perfect time to make a trip to the Denver Zoo!

Paxton loved the baby monkies and the Rhinos. He called the Rhinos dinosaurs. We didn't have the heart to tell them that they weren't.

Alexis was most excited to see the giraffes and lions. She was quite upset when she didn't get to see the lions with the long hair (the males). Poor girl.

We all had a great time!

Saturday, May 4, 2013


More practicing with indoor light and facing your subject at different angles. 

Friday, May 3, 2013


A quick snapshot of the kids with their suitcases because they are on their way to grandma and papa's for the night! Wahoo!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I'm in a photography class right now about mastering light indoors. My assignment for the week was to experiment with facing your subject at angles to get shadows. Alexis is usually a good model for me, not tonight, this was the best I could get - silly face and all.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


My husband took this picture and I liked it. I'm hardly ever in pictures so I thought it should be a keeper.