Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
My favorite Nephew turned ONE on Wednesday 11/18. I cant believe it's been a year! We had a fun little 1 year photo shoot the other day and I wanted to post some of the pics. (Heidi, I will have a disk for you on Sunday)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
What a fun day we had. Tonight, Miss M is exhausted and completely sugared out! We had planned to go to the Gallivan Center (I read in the paper that there was a big event there for kids today) So we loaded up the car and off we went. When we got there it was like a ghost town - yes "ghost" is cool for Halloween but I mean there was NOTHING there. What the heck??? Why did they advertise something that wasnt going to happen? Well instead of calling the day a total loss we decided to go to the Gateway for lunch and to see if what we could do. What a great idea that was!!! Most of the stores in the Gateway do "Trick or Treating" for kids so we had a blast walking around from store to store getting candy. It didnt take long for Miss M to get the hang of it. One piece of candy was all it took and she was running all around with her bag out waiting for people to put candy in it. I am sure she will be carrying around her Trick or Treat bag for the next several days.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I got the priviledge of taking some pictures of this sweet little baby boy the other day. AJ was placed by his birthmother into the arms of our good friends Criscell and Spencer a few weeks ago. He was the easiest baby I have ever photographed. He stayed asleep pretty much the entire time! What a cute little bug! Criscell and Spencer we love you guys and couldnt be happier for you! Oh yeah, guess what his birthday is....9/9/09. How cool is that!!
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Friday, September 25, 2009
I can hardly believe it myself. After searching and searching for many moons this beauty was discovered and became ours today! Hooray! I am so excited. She is loverly. Sometimes the planets align and everything works out perfect. This was one of those times! Is it bad to love a car this much? Oh well.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
September 2 is a special day in our family. On this day 12 years ago, Scott and I were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Who would have thought that 11 years later we would be entering the temple again with our beautiful daughter and seal her to our family forever! I can't believe another year has passed. What a great year it has been!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wow, I cant believe summer is half over already. We have been crazy busy doing lots of different activities.
Yesterday we had the privilege of spending some time with Miss M.'s Birth Mother and her parents. We are lucky enough to have an open adoption relationship with Miss M's Birth Mother and we get together every so often. Yesterday we decided it would be fun to go to a movie. People often wonder about our relationship with our Birth Mother. The time we spend together is like spending time with old friends. We talk about life and what is going on with her and her family. She also gets to see the divine Miss M. and hold her and see how big she is growing.
We love her very much and we are thankful for the sacrifice she made for our daughter.
I asked her if it would be okay if I posted some pictures of her and Miss M. and she said yes. So, just in case you were wondering. Here is Miss M. and her Birth Mother.
Posted by Natalie at 10:00 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
We got a little taste of Christmas yesterday. My family ventured upto Union station in Ogden to see the Disney Christmas Carol train. Disney is coming out with an animated movie of A Christmas Carol in November and as a promotion they are sending a train across country showing pieces of the movie and how it was created. It was a beautiful hot day and we stood in line for 2+ hours (crazy....YES!) but we spent it together as a family and it was fun. It was cool to see the train and to be able to do it as a family is very special. This was just the first of many Family Fun days I have planned this summer. Hooray!
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Monday, June 8, 2009
Today I had the pleasure of taking pictures for my friend Brigette and her sisters. I had so much fun and we had the perfect location.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Last Saturday I took this awesome photography workshop. I learned so much and I am so happy that I did! I think it paid off, I definately learned things that helped me on Sunday when I took pictures of my brother and his family. After we took the family pictures we went to my parents house for dinner. My mom has this cool old chair from my grandparents (unfortunately I broke the leg trying to get it outside.... SORRY Mom !) but it did make for some waaaaay cute pics! All the kids were so good and did great with their pictures, except one..... my own!! Enjoy!
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Monday, May 25, 2009
Each year Scott tries to grow a garden. (I say Scott, because I do not like to garden) I especially HATE weeding! Scott doesnt particularly like weeding either so most years we loose lots of crops to weeds.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today we spent the day working in the yard. Maggie had the time of her life, playing in the dirt and then the sprinklers. I think the look on her face says it all. She absolutely LOVES her big brother and they had so much fun playing in the water today.
Posted by Natalie at 8:50 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I know this is a late post, this day is almost over, but I cant let the day end without expressing my love and gratitude for Maggie's Birth Mother. I am excited to celebrate my 2nd Mothers day tomorrow and that would not be possible without the strength and courage of another mother who made an incredible sacrifice. She selflessly made a choice to place Maggie with our family. My life changed forever that day 15 months ago when we received the news that Maggie was here and her Birth Mother had chosen me to be her mother. I love Maggies Birth Mother and I graciously welcome her into our family. She is sweet, kind and gentle, but she is also strong and courageous. I can only hope that Maggie will also have such wonderful attributes. Not a day goes by that I dont think of her. So on this very important day I thank her from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by Natalie at 9:51 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Last night at around 11:30pm we got the call that Laurie Jo's water had broke and that they were on the way to the hospital. We went to bed fully expecting it to take a while and that we would see baby sometime in the afternoon. Well, we received the phone call at 4:00am annoucing that Jaxon had been born! Wow, that was fast! We all went to the hospital today to meet him. He's pretty darn cute!
Posted by Natalie at 1:51 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2009
She is growing and changing everyday.
Here are some highlights from the last couple of months:
So, there is a quick recap for you. I promise to do better!
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