Wednesday, August 17, 2011

beautiful babies....

Lately i have been shooting a lot of newborns. Newborns really are one of my favorite things to shoot. I get to cuddle these sweet things for a few hours, and give them back. It is the perfect fix:) This first litte guy is some of my dearest friends Christy and her husband Chris, and their baby. After years of struggling with infertility, they were able to adopt this beautiful baby boy. They have an amazing story, and words cannot describe how happy I am for them. I like to call him my "godson." This was one of my favorite sessions I have ever done. The connection and the love that chris and christy have for this little baby is unreal. It was so natural.

sweet baby bennett...

My cute little cousin/neice Audrey...

cutest little adelaide...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ivy's notes

Ivy loves to loves to write me notes. When aunt Jamie is around I get really long ones that she has translated from Ivy's mouth to paper. A few months ago she handed me this little gem:)

Here is what it said:

"I love you mom. I love you so much. I wish that we could go surf together. I wish that we could go to the beach together. I wish we could go pick roses together. I wish we could go pick tree's together. I wish that we could have a pet unicorn.I wish that we could have sparkles on our dresses. I wish that we could go on a ship together. I wish that we had a treasure chest and it had dimends and rubeys. I wish that we had a pet dog and a new kid. I wish we had the whole earth. I wish I had errings. I love you so so so so much. Love,Ivy
I love my little random notes from my Ivy Lee:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My little cougar, hear him roarrrrr

A few weeks ago my little cougar graduated. Now he can finally check it off the list and move on. whew!!!! Thank you to all of our family who traveled from afar to support us! We love you:)

Easter 2011

Happens almost every single time I try and take a picture of the kids next to each other. Without fail, beck will attack her. Good thing she is a pretty good sport:)
So then we decide to kick beck out of the picture...

We were lucky enough to have family in town for easter this year! Half of the clark family is up here in ut working for Johnny, and so we were able to have the whole clan here at once. We even managed to put up 10 people in our condo for a week!!! Oh it was crazy alright, but we had fun!:)

Monday, April 11, 2011

a new chapter...

Hello again! Not sure why it has been such a huge task in keeping up this little blog of ours, but it is! I always feel like I cannot blog unless I am totally caught up on past events, but I am totally over keeping life's events in perfect sequence. So, with that said christmas might be posted in july, and halloween may be posted in august, and I don't really care. I am going to be a bit more random, but hopefully that will push me to write more often.

So here is our current happenings as of now. April 11th. We just returned to our home in utah from living in ca for the winter. Johnny was very busy training with his partner the whole time, but the kids and I had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather and hanging out with the clarks.Utah is still very cold, and has snowed a ton in the few weeks we have been back. Johnny started a business here in salt lake, which is very bittersweet for moi. When we moved here, it was only with intentions to finish what he had started at byu. By coming up here, he would have finished school a year earlier vs transferring his credits to asu. He was on schedule to graduate in 2 years from the time we moved here. Um well, we have now been here for 4 years... but good news! He graduated this last december and will be walking in 2 weeks! He wont be using his degree, but its just nice to check that off the ole list:) I honestly never imagined that we would be here this long. We had always planned on moving back to az or ca to be close to family. I am still trying to get use to the idea, that we are not going home. When I found out that we would be staying for at least 5 years I cried my little eyes out. I seriously miss my family and friends sooooo much, but such is life. Even though it has been hard to accept the fact, we are very excited and very grateful for the business opportunity that we have here in utah. Johnny's office will be near salt lake, so we are moving to be closer to his office. We will be sad to leave our little cozy condo near byu, but are excited to have a little more room, and to meet new friends! On another note, we are getting really excited for summer to be here! We have never spent a summer in utah, so it should be fun! We were very spoiled in San Diego last summer, so I bought us 7 peaks passes to try and ease the pain:) ha.ha.ha What kinds of things do you utah people do for fun in the summer? I am hopin for a summer filled with swimming, and lots of snow cones. The other day, I was looking on ksl and I saw a million snow shack businesses for sale. I seriously want to buy one, plant it near my house, and throw a high schooler in there. I asked johnny if he would be interested in buying one, and he looked at me like I was retarded. Its such a stupid little treat but i freaking love them. In fact, when I was little, I somehow talked the local candyman into letting me buy snow-cone ice from him so that I could sell snow cones at the ballpark. I hooked up a wagon full of ice and syrup to my little honda 50 motercycle.I was so legit. I would buzz around the ballpark yelling "snow cones, snow cones!" with no shame. i made some pretty good money for a 10 year old. Then I got smart, and talked my dad into letting me sell jambas from our store. He didn't even make me pay for the cost of them! Wasnt that so cool of him!? I seriously made bank. No worries, it wasn't the last thing I sold. Somehow a neighbor of ours talked me into selling knock off perfumes from china. for real!? Some of the things I did, and sold. I cannot even believe that my parents allowed me to do that! I guess times have changed eh? Oh and you better believe I was usually a top contender in selling wrapping paper, magazine subscriptions,chocolate etc.. for my elementary school fundraiser. Dude, I cannot even believe all of the things that elementary schools try to get the students to sell. And remember the motivating assembly's that they would hold to present the products and the prizes!? Can we say WAST OF TIME!? All for one of those darn Weeble things that was basically a 10 cent cotton ball which you got if you sold $20 dollars worth of crap!?? Honestly, I can see if they are trying to get the kids to earn money for summer camp or something, but to send little kids out selling crap door to door just seems wrong. Whoa, not sure how I got to weebles but for real,how did we ever think those were so awesome!? They sure knew how to brainwash us didn't they.

So anyway, here we are starting a new little chapter in our life. We hope its a good one, and hope that we will be able to embrace this little cold beehive state, and what it has to offer:) bye for now:)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

the good life...

Did I mention that we have been living in ca for most of the winter? Oh of course I didnt, I haven't updated in months.duh. Well anyway, we have been out here since christmas minus a few weeks so that johnny can train with his partner in san diego. It has been soooo nice. I am glad we got at least got to skip out on at least one winter bc we will have many more utah winters to endure in years to come.The kids have loved playing outside everyday. It is seriously really sad to me that half of our life gets cut out due to the cold winters in utah, so we'll enjoy it while we can:) Cant wait for summer!!!

can those faces get any cuter!!?
Beck has been to disneyland around 10 times, but this was beck's first time trying out the swings st the park and he obviously loooved it. He pretty much laughed the whole time. I love watching all of his firsts:)

I think they are starting to look alike! What do you thing=k!?

Ivy changes her outfit atleast 3 times a day. 2 of those outfits are usually something frilly or something of the princess sort.

this kid is obsessed with everything ball. HE LOVES THEM MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF.

beck looooves bella. He yells her name all day long. It is hilarious. Oh no, we've got another dog lover in the fam. I am totally out numbered!
i have no idea how she has become such a poser! oh wait..yes I do, she is a clone of me at that age.
what the heck beck! You are 1 years old, pretty sure you are not allowed to razor until you are at least 3! This baby of ours is trying to jump the gun.