Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Eli almost has the whole song down!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Family photo shoot with ASHLEY THALMAN!

Who needs glamor photography when you have Ashley Thalman, she makes reality beautiful! You don't even need a fancy location because she has an "eye" for finding the sublime wherever she lands! Thanks, Ashley. Check out more of Ashley's sublime here

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Evening out at the Lake!

Sometimes I forget that we a have a lake in our backyard! It's actually quite beautiful! We did get attacked by mosquitos though!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ivy meets aunt Jordan!

Jacob, Eli, Ivy and I got to spend the afternoon with Jordan! Wish that could happen more often!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nebo Wilderness with the wee ones!

We spent the night under Ponderosa pines planted in 1913, Ivy and I in the car and Eli and Brian in the tent. Tinfoil dinners, smokey scents, nursing at 9000 ft, and a view of Devil's Kitchen!

Monday, August 16, 2010




Friday, August 6, 2010

IVY @ 3 Months

We are all loving Ivy! She is easy to scare and we laugh at how easily
she jumps. But she is just as quick to give you a smile. Below is the
beautiful blessing dress Katy made and an upset little Ivy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Katy! (a day late)

Katy and I took an English class together in college. We thought we were smart an efficient because we would take turns going to class and fill each other in on the lecture. We did a research paper and report on alternative childbirth together. Our teacher asked us if we would practice alternative childbirth methods when we became mothers. Back then it seemed ages before either of us would actually be making our own decisions on childbirth. Katy was the first to marry and the first to begin bringing children into this world. She has experienced all sorts of methods of bringing children into this world. I was able to attend the birth of Olive, Katy and Ryan's third daughter. Katy amazed me (even more so after I myself gave birth). No matter what method of childbirth Katy chose with each new baby she did it with grace and reverence. This is why I admire Katy, no matter what she does, she does it with a grace and reverence for life. Thank you for your example Katy, love Ashley.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I & E

I think the shape of Ivy's eyes are similar to Ann's what do you think?

At least he is color coordinated, right?

He would rather put the lids on his fingers then draw!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pigs & Polka Dots!

Ivy in her Sunday best!

Eli loves Jacob and his iphone!

We arose early to see the balloons do the same but due to windy weather they were unable to perform. But Brian and Eli were entertained by the Lifeflight helicopter that flew in instead!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Afternoon Hike

Eli, Ivy, and I took a little hike up the Provo river trail to Bridal Veil Falls to cool off a bit. The water was a bit frigid to wade in but Eli thoroughly enjoyed throwing rocks in it. Ivy slept the whole time snuggled up to my chest in the Baby Bjorn.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pizza & Cheesy Grins

well...this one isn't as cheesy as
the one below! (that's just how he
smiles when you tell him to smile)

You must try this delicious recipe:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smiley Ivy