Thursday, May 28, 2009

Double Digits!

Yes, my first born has made it to the double digits! 10 years old today! Wow, I can't believe I have a ten year old! Gage, my son, congrats on being 10. You are one of the coolest kids I know, and couldn't be happier with how you have grown! You are a sweet, caring, helpful, funny, charismatic, ENERGETIC, kid! I love, love, love you! I shall never forget the day you were born! Mostly because labor lasted for 30+ hours and I was sure I was dying...but aside from that, you were the cutest little bug I had ever seen!! Still are kid! Enjoy your day!

Of course I took Gage to Disneyland for his 4Th birthday. I also shoved sugar packets in his shoes so I could get him on Splash Mountain.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vancouver Aquarium

Today my mom and I took all 4 kids to the Vancouver Aquarium. We also met up with my brother and his family. Good times! It was a beautiful day, the aquarium was great, and the kids were really good! I will admit that the food sucked, glad I brought a few snacks with us. Oh, and the traffic in Vancouver sucked too. Holy crowded! The aquarium is inside Stanley Park which is also super cool. I wish we had, had more time to see the park. We will have to go back and spend a day just going around the park. They had a very cool spray park that we did spend about a half hour at. Just a little too cold, but the boys would have endured it longer had we not had to get Davis back. I have been very busy with pictures and have so many to post on my photo blog. Hopefully I will get caught up on those tonight and tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I found this website today.. check it out for a good laugh.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nice evening!

This evening Steve and I took Dane to the Centennial Walk in Ferndale. I hadn't been there before, but it was very nice. Of course the fountain was Dane's favorite. Afterwards we went to Sonic for some burgers and then headed home. Still trying to work with the sun flair! I will get it better some day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My beautiful daughter

Check out some pics of my beautiful girl here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pre Mothers Day

Today was another warm day. Perfect for soccer and baseball. It was so nice to actually enjoy the games today without freezing my butt off. And of course there is nothing better than hot dogs off the grill on a nice warm day. My pre mothers day dinner....

Of course my hand made Mothers Day presents from my little cherubs... Maia's sun catcher she made in class...along with a lovely card that says "You are my best are my only mom." Thanks darling daughter, my only daughter.

Dane painted me a lovely pot with some lovely flowers

Davis made me this bird feeder. It also came with one tea bag. I am not sure if its part of the bird feeder or if it is for me to have a nice cup of tea while I watch birds eat out of the bird feeder.

Gage is too old to make trinkets for their mothers in school anymore. Of course I had to do a little Mothers Day shopping for my moms and stuff. I got my mom something cool from a little store I found in Fairhaven. I can only show the bag in case she reads this before Mothers Day.

I bought my step mom a really cool apron, its very cute, in another cool store I found in Fairhaven but I already boxed it up to ship so I didn't get a picture of it. Lets just say I had a really hard time parting with it and almost kept it for myself.

Then I found this cute little pot in Lynden and planted some flowers in it so Davis could give to his mom. I had a hard time parting with this one too, I really wanted to keep it for myself.

We ended the wonderful evening stuffing ourselves with hot dogs and tater tots and playing a little catch.

Happy Mothers Day to all the momma's out there! Unfortunately Steve will be leaving early tomorrow so it will be me and the kiddos but I am sure we can find something fun to do!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

new pics

Some super cute new pics on my photo blog..check em out.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

another season of soccer begins...

She may be small, but don't under estimate my little pipsqueak. She is brutal. She doesn't care if she gets kicked, pushed, or falls down (she takes after her mother). She just wants to get a goal. She is not as fast as the other girls, so I taught her to dribble the ball around the other girls. She sure showed her stuff today. I couldn't be more proud!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Camera stuff...

Lately I have just been amazed and feel so blessed at how this whole photography thing for me has taken off. When someone sends me an email asking to set up an appointment, I usually just sit back and think "Wow! Really? You want ME to take your pictures?" Especially when it is someone I don't know. I mean, you expect your friends to say it but strangers? It really blows me away. Someone told me the other day that I was way too humble about it and I needed to just grab a hold of it and take off with it! I think secretly (or not so secretly) that if I do something like that I will crash and burn. It's that whole comfort zone thing that I think a lot of people struggle with. I am learning...trying to just go with it. Telling myself, there are no do overs in life so take the talent you were given and go for it. So anyway, enough about that, that wasn't really the direction I was going to go. ;)

People ask me all the time what kind of camera I have. When I tell them, the usual response is, "oh, I am going to go get a camera like yours so I can take pictures like you." Of course I am flattered but I want to sit down and tell them, there is so much more to it than that. Its not just the camera! There are lenses and knowing your camera and how to use it is so important. People buy the DSLR cameras then just keep it on point and shoot. You have to venture into the creative mode.
So really I thought if anyone has any questions about camera stuff, please ask! I really could talk for hours about it, but any specific questions, send me an email or comment. I can put a post together with Q &A's.
Enjoy the beautiful sunny day, I know I will!