Monday, March 30, 2009

{Carmyn Preview}

I've just posted some pictures from my photo shoot with my friend's baby, Carmyn, on my PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG. Check them out!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

{March Hat Give Away}

I would love to win this month's hat for Bennett. So it's worth a shot again! Here is the link:
She makes the cutest hats. My mom just recently purchased one to give a girl in her ward that has recently lost her hair again due to chemotherapy. Check them out. I think even if I don't win the hat, I will just have to buy it eventually!


Friday, March 20, 2009

{Jeepers Peepers}

I don't know how I got so lucky with my kids' eyes. Especially Bennett's. He's got the greatest eyes with the longest, thickest, lashes. I thought I'd share this photo because it captures his eyes so well.


Now just imagine these eyes welling up with tears when Simba's dad dies on the Lion King. Bennett watched it for the first time the other day when we were at my mom's, and I didn't think about how the death of Mufasa might affect him! How do you explain death to a 3-year old? He asked us "But what happened to Simba's daddy?" We (Russell and I) explained that he got hurt and he died. And then I about lost it myself to see the most distressed look on his face as his eyes welled up with the tears. So for about a million times the rest of the movie "But why did he died?" We tried to explain how he went to heaven. Then he comes back later in the show to talk to Simba. So we told him how he talked to him from heaven. This seemed to do the trick. Now during the rest of the movie, the drive home, the next day or two, Bennett kept telling me (a million more times) "Simba's dad died, but he went to heaven. And Simba talked to him at heaven." But he'd still add "But why did he died?"
I love my tender-hearted, big eyed, Bennett!


Here's a picture of the two of them together. Note the lashes. Not fair. I really have no idea where they got them. And of course Bennett got the bulk. The boys always do.

{Photo Preview}

Check out my photography blog for the latest photo shoot of my cute niece.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

{A Plug for Amber}

This is just a plug for my sister, Amber's, blog. For those of you that don't know, she has been fighting a horrible form of breast cancer called Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) for the past 22 months. When you are diagnosed with this form of cancer, you are given 15-22 months. Well on March 10th, she surpassed the 22 months! She is still here and doing well considering what she has. So YEA!!!! Miracles do happen. Anyway, if you want to be inspired, uplifted, or just updated, check out her blog at She truly is an inspiring writer. If you have time, read through her journey. It is wonderful. She is such an example to me. LOVE YOU AMBER!!!!