Friday, April 27, 2012

KC Temple!

So excited about the Kansas City Temple!  Such a beautiful building.  What a blessing this is.  If you want to learn more about the temple, go here.  Also, didn't my dad do an awesome job on the photo above?  So cool.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A cute couple engaged

I had fun taking these photos of my brother and his fiance last saturday.  So much fun!  I'm still getting my feet wet with this whole photography thing... but I think I may be sort of might be officially moving toward doing this professionally.. on the side??  Haha.  Baby steps.  Right now I'm just trying to shoot as often as I can... mostly friends and family.  We will see what happens.  I just want to try.  I don't want to regret not giving it a chance, just because I'm scared.  We will see.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Family Photo

The other day I decided I really wanted to take a family picture.  I think this one turned out pretty great!  Except for the unfortunate riding up of my skirt.. no I am not pregnant. :)  It's just a wardrobe malfunction.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Friday Fun

Last Friday we had a day without Eric, so I thought I'd take advantage of having one less kid to wrangle and go to the Nelson Atkin's museum.  I didn't think that Friday would probably mean field trips for school kids!  Shortly after this first picture was taken hords and hords of kids filled the grass and steps for their lunch.  With all those kids around out in the middle of the field in front of a really amazing building, I kept thinking we may as well be in Europe.  It was a gorgeous day.  

We picnicked in front of the museum, then made our rounds at our favorite parts inside, (Ethan loved the Knight in all of his armor) explored the new addition and climbed up a long staircase (where the light is awesome) and then sat down in a shady spot outside and blew bubbles (not pictured).  It was a good day.  One of those days where my kids were on their best behavior and looking cute.  Days when I love being a mom.

 One of the reasons I wanted to go was to take some official "4 yr" pictures of Ethan.  He thinks picture taking is only for crazy goofy smiles.  Or glaring..  No normal smiles from that one.  Oh well.  They capture his personality.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mitzi's Shower

I got to co-host a baby shower for our dear friend Mitzi a couple of weeks ago.  Little Audrey is doing so well, and after she recovers from her surgery next week, she should get to come home from the hospital! Yay!  This has been such a long haul for them I'm sure (since early November last year), and I'm so glad they'll get to have their sweet baby girl home with them soon.

My friend Susan chose a "You Are My Sunshine" theme, which I thought was super cute and pretty much perfect.  We had lots of yellow going on in the house.

Susan, Me, Mitzi, and Carrie:

Party favors were a diy goodie bag full of yellow candies.
We were busy taking everything down before I realized I hadn't taken a single picture of the decorations!  So here's the living room with only half of the stuff up, 
but I stole a few pictures from Susan to compensate.
It's probably obvious, but we set up a photo booth in
 my bedroom for the guests to write a little message to Mitzi/Audrey.  That was fun.

Thanks again girls, for letting me host with you!

Photo credit: I stole the 6th, 8th, and 10th pictures from Susan.  Thanks Susan!