Friday, November 30, 2012

Low Key Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2012 was low key but yummy.  I didn't take alot of pictures.  So this is what we have.  Some cute ones of our sweet Emmett.  I was trying to get him to pose a little.  Hence the hand on his face.  Cute cute. 
We invited our neighbors the Ethingtons to join us.  So fun to be with them on this special day. We had a wonderful relaxed day.  
Of course I am writing alot of these next posts far removed from the actual event.  i am going to catch up and try to keep up.  Ugg.  I like this picture below.  Thanksgiving day all wrapped up and ready for Christmas.  Look at that tree.  I love the lights of Christmas.  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Latest Temple Pictures

These were taken October 11th.  Since they are working hard on the inside there isn't much change on the out side.  But now there is landscaping.  And the parking lot is shaping up.  The first picture is of the East Side of the Temple.
North Side of the Temple.   

I don't have a very long lens so I shot this low iso in Raw.  Pretty good detail.  Pretty glass.  Love it.  Can't wait to go inside. 
This is the South side.  The trailer is just to my right out of the picture.  The temple is just so beautiful.  
This last picture was taken in July.  Wesley and I headed out of the neighborhood and noticed the haboob coming.  So we high tailed it to my favorite spot to shoot.  Pretty amazing.  Love clouds and the dust cloud was so dramatic.  It was so beautiful with the temple standing strong.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Baby #7

Nathan and I decided with some convincing that we needed to have one more baby.  We thought we were done but we weren't. So here we are....  I thought for sure the baby would be a boy and bandied it about freely so that everyone could get used to the idea.  7 Sons would be amazing.  So fun.  Loved the idea.  No really.  I figured I wasn't meant to have a girl.  And was at peace with that.  I actually had trouble even thinking I could have a girl. So we decided to do something fun to find out the sex.  So watch the video and see what happens.
That is very real shock.  I am actually still not completely convinced.  I will have another ultrasound soon.  I can't fully appreciate or embrace this idea yet.  IF it really is a girl.  Holy cow.  I am so excited for Nathan.  He has wanted a girl really bad for a while.  
I just can't believe that we did it.  
So I will post again and we will see if the baby is still a girl.  A friend of mine who had her girl after having 5 boys said that she didn't believe it til she was born.  Oh geez I don't know how I will get through these next 5 months.  Due May 1st 2013

Monday, November 5, 2012

Family Portrait

Thank you Allie Johnson for taking these pictures for us. They turned out beautiful. Our cute boys right before Oscar and Tyler decided to grow up fast. And right before we got blessed with our beautiful baby girl Daphne. What a fun exciting time to look back on

Friday, November 2, 2012

Oscar's First Year in Tackle Football

Oscars first year of tackle football. It was the fall season. He had a great time and learned a lot that first year. He got to play with Luke Patterson and several other friends. Is uncle Doug was also one of the coaches and helpers. Hoping that Oscar will have a long career in football and have a great time

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Oscar's 12th Birthday

Our Oscar is always up for a party especially when it involves his favorite people.  Oscar is such a good friend.  He is the kind of kid that has a just a few friends but is really attached to those friends.  He keeps them for years and years.  
They had a great time.  Sorry for the bad pic. But it's good for memories.  
He likes lemon cake.  I wish I could express in writing better how I feel about my kids.  For me I like to speak through my photography.  I wish I could write like my sis Allison.  She always has the funnest stories and scenarios.  I will keep trying. 
Look at that smile. He is a playful kid.  Still a kid at 12 right? Oscar loves to read and has read several series.  All the Percy Jacksons, Eragon series and several others.  He read that one year, and it contributed to him winning an award in school for reading.  1 million words.  I have to admit, I was pretty proud.  I have a fierce love of books and I love seeing my kids learn to love to read. 
Happy Birthday to a very special boy