Friday, February 24, 2012

Yay, Kyle and Wendy!

I love this one! Wendy said she always makes Kyle skip when they are walking so we got it in their pictures. So fun!

Aren't they very photogenic!
I just love these two! Kyle and Wendy ( my brother in law and his fiance) gave me the opportunity to photograph them for their engagement pictures and I had a blast. They are just the most fun couple and I am so happy for their upcoming wedding!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Valentines day

Sorry for just throwing this all in at once, but a lot of fun things have been happening! This month I put together a week of valentines for everyone in my family; just something small for each day until the 14th. For the girls it was a box of character bandaids one morning (because we go through so many bandaids you wouldn't believe!) Another morning it was a new book, or a little stuffed animal...anyway you get the idea! So, being the lucky mom that I am to have such thoughtful girls, on the morning of the 14th I come out of my room to help the girls get ready for school. They are standing in the middle of the room, all together, with this poster that they made! Derek told me later that Erin made sure they did something for me because of all the time I put into the "week of love"; as Erin called it! I thought it was a very wonderful gesture that they acknowledged the time and effort I had put in for them! **sniff, sniff** my girls are growing up!

Cutest boy ever!

Handsome boy!

Emmett and his beautiful mommy
We got a visit from the cutest little nephew ever this weekend! He has really grown since the last time we saw him. You can see a lot of his mommy and daddy in him! We had so much fun with Laura and Adam's little family and wish they lived closer so we could see them more! The girls just oooooohhh and aaaaaah over Emmett; especially his cousin Lauren! Now if we can just keep his grandma from accidentally dressing him in girlie pjs (teeheehee) he'll be just fine!

more updates....that's all I do!

Clogging as become a big thing in our home lately and what a production it is to get the girls ready for their performances. Glittery costumes, scrunchies, braids, lipstick, eyeliner, the list goes on!! I have learned to pack some things to their performances and competitions that never entered my mind. Thank goodness for other moms willing to bestow their wisdom on me! Erin and I are actually going to be taking clogging lessons here soon; only because we see how much fun these three are having and the exercise benefits! Ok that's just me; not Erin! These girls are doing so well and it is sooooo much fun to see 4yr olds dance as a team! If that's not cute I don't know what is! I, however, will NOT be picking up a pair of black vinyl pants for myself, thankyou very much!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wow, time has gotten away from me, but I hope to catch up on some posts. Hopefully people haven't given up on me completely! Anywho, Derek and I went to Costa Rica last month, and as always I don't have my good pictures, or really any pictures of the trip. But Derek and I did go on a river tour to see ,obviously, crocodiles! We were on the boat for this picture and you can see how close we were because the edge of the boat is just in the corner of this picture! I was not zooming in! Crazy Costa Ricans! But very nice people!

Everyone but Erin finished soccer season in October. Erin continues to play indoor soccer until the end of this month. I've enjoyed watching them play so much that I signed up for my own indoor soccer games! Who says the kids get to have all the fun! But man, what was I thinking? It's been over 15 years since I played on a team and I was sucking wind the first 10- 15 minutes of my first game! Then I remembered how to play smarter, and was able to finish out the game without colapsing on the fake grass!

Morgan was a little spitfire this season and wants to follow in Erin's foot steps with competition soccer.
Shannon is just having fun with it for now, but believes she wants to be like her big sisters. It was sooooo cold for this last game. But she got to wear her tiger hat which I think is the cutest thing! I got Lauren a monkey hat too!

Erin is growing up so fast, I'm having a hard time keeping up with her! She's going to surpass me in height here soon! She already wears my shoe size and tries to borrow my clothes! She has really enjoyed this competition soccer and indoor soccer. It is time for a break though, and she'll get one until Spring after these next two games. Erin has a mean kick when she can get her foot and the ball to connect just right! It's been fun watching her team grow together, seeing as how this is their first year together. A lot of them have gotten much better.
No, there will be no pictures of me playing soccer; mainly because I'm the only one taking the pictures, but because I don't look as good as these girls when I'm pushing myself. Like the ugly cry, I have the ugly work out face! My girls always look at me in wonder after I've done my running, and inform me "Mom.....your face is REALLY red!" I don't need that kind of exposure on the internet!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My cousin, Daniel, was married last weekend and we had the privilage of going to the ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple. They were such a bubbly couple; at least Melissa. Daniel is very Jensen! I can say that because I've been told I'm the same way; we don't show too much emotion. It's great when trying to bluff in a game!

Very handsome guy, that one is!

She had a very pretty dress; buttons down the back and cute detail on the train. Very classic, which is what I'm pretty sure they were going for.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Two peas in a pod

These two are getting married in June. This is my brother in law and his sweet girl!

We are so excited for Ashlee to join our family! Bret and Ashley were gracious enough to pose for me so I could get some practice with my newly tweeked talent. They are a fun couple to work with.

This one is my favorite! They both have such pretty blue eyes! And Ashley... that hair is just gorgeous! My girls can't get enough of these two. Thanks again Bret and Ashley!