Wednesday, July 8, 2009


When Adalynn was born I had her newborn photos taken by Skye Johansen, who is by far my most favorite photographer. I decided I would love to take the kids back for Adalynn's one year photos. So these photos are my last Christmas/Birthday/Mothers Day and Anniversary gift combined. I am really happy with how they turned out. Especiall cosidering that Adalynn was not the happiest girl that day and look! a picture of Devin smiling and not squinting!

Seriously, she was not happy.

It was fun. And I might have been closely watching how she does things and the equipment she uses because someday I think it would by fun to set up a rinky dink studio in a corner of my house. But I might need to work on getting the house first. I'll put the rest of the pictures on my Picasa album.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday America

Our fourth was pretty typical. Jared surprised us and decided to spend the entire day with us--which made me happy:) We actually did a lot--we crammed as much as we could in one day and it was fun. We went out to breakfast then took Devin to Home Depot. Jared took Devin to Ice Age 3 for a little father son bonding. After lunch we went swimming, got slurpees, ate dinner, set off some fireworks in our driveway, then drove to a casino to watch their fireworks show. Like I said, we did a lot. And we enjoyed every second of it! I really love this holiday-- because I love this country and feel very blessed for the freedoms we enjoy!
Devin and I made these earlier this week. They are called cake pops and I got the idea from Bakerella. She has the cutest ideas and I love her photos. Oh and they are so tasty!

Poor little Adalynn! She usually loves swimming, but I think she got sunscreen in her eyes or something. They were red and puffy and she couldn't stop rubbing them and crying. It was a hot day and the water felt great, but since Addie was miserable we only stayed a little while.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Flashback Friday (On Saturday)

Happy birthday America! Here are a few from Devin's first fourth of July. (2006)

Devin and my mom--I love this picture!

With my sister Emily

And with my dad--look at him eyeing that cupcake! And holy chub! I forgot what a chunker he was. I remember he didn't seem to mind the fireworks, even though they were pretty loud. He was even asleep by the end.