Monday, April 28, 2008


I had the most amazing opportunity to take pictures of two beautiful families recently. These are just a few of the many wonderful photos we were able to get. Thank you so much to both families for allowing me to photograph you and your beautiful children. Enjoy everyone!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We had a great weekend with our friends, the Armstrongs. We were able to see O at the Bellagio and go out two of our three nights together. We always have a wonderful time with them, we laugh A LOT and we appreciate them coming down to visit during their break. Thanks guys! I can't get my pictures to post right now or I would show you some fun pictures from the weekend. I'll have to take a raincheck.

This week our family (minus Darrel) is in San Diego. Elise came with her little ones and we took off Sunday night for our fun week together. We went to Legoland on Monday, the beach yesterday, and today we're going to the pool at the condo and to the temple later today for pictures. My mom flew in Monday night and she is flying out tonight so we are taking full advantage of our time together. Yesterday at the beach, though, Johnathan got mega burned. Which is one of the big reasons that we are not returning to the beach today. We'll have a fun laid back day today and then tomorrow and Friday we will spend both those days at Legoland again. We are having a great time, although we miss our daddy. As soon as I can post pictures I stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


One of the definitions of baseball should be: long periods of boring with short bursts of excitement. I got a few good photography shots but mostly baseball is a LOT of sitting on a very hard bench cheering on a few teams who really don't know a whole lot about the game. Oh well, it's worth it to see your child happy and involved in a sport. Johnathan loves baseball and is actually a pretty good little player.

more pictures of our fun weekend

I have some more fun pictures of our weekend. Like I said in my previous post, after the soccer game we went to the park to play some baseball as a family. We all took our turns at batting, including Grandma Miki, who I understand used to be a heck of a softball player. This first picture is Zachary's attempt at hitting the baseball. He did alright, hitting a baseball is kind of a hard thing to do.

Here is Alex taking his turn at bat.
Grandpa Buzz and Johnathan
Johnathan pitching to everyone. He actually does a pretty good job pitching. He pitches for his team every week in the games. He is one of three pitchers that take turns pitching for the team.
In this last picture, Johnathan is climbing the tree to retrieve the soccer ball that was kicked up into the tree.

our weekend with grandparents

Darrel's parents came to visit us and stayed overnight for the first time in our married lives. Darrel's dad has been sick for quite a long time and hasn't been able to be around people, but he is slowly getting better and he has learned what triggers to avoid, so we aired out our house and
they brought an air filter for the room they were going to stay in and we had house guests for a night. It was so fun to have then around. We had a great time together. First they came and watched Alex play in his soccer game. Unfortunately they were only able to see him play one position. He played goalie the entire game, but he did a great job and they were very proud of him. Here is a picture of Alex blocking a shot on goal.
This is Darrel's mom, dad, and a side view of Darrel.
After Alex's game we went to the park and played baseball as a family. Grandpa Buzz watched from the sidelines.
Here is a picture (sorry about the sun spots) of Darrel, his parents, and our boys.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

another cute one

I played in photoshop again and did some fun things to this cute picture of Zach. There will be more to come, I just thought I'd share the one that was done.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

we LOVE baseball

On Sunday after we took family pictures Darrel played baseball with the older boys and I played with Zach. We had a great time playing and the weather was awesome. The boys love baseball - especially Johnathan and I have to say, he is pretty good. After baseball we went up and let them play on the playground equipment. I know that Sunday is not a great day to play like this but I really wanted these pictures of my kids and we promised them a time to play afterwards so they would smile great for me. I really did get some awesome pictures so I was happy. I know that I am progressing in my abilities as a photographer but I still need quite a bit of experience before I am really confident in what I do. I just need a few thousand clicks under my belt to feel better about myself. I am slowly but surely getting that experience and I know I will only feel better and better about my abilities. Enjoy the fun baseball pictures.