Sunday, December 18, 2011

Aidan's birth album

I am almost done scrapbooking my birth photos of Aidan! I am loving how they are turning out! I am so glad Kellie came and took photos for me. I am excited to get my Shutterfly book in the mail. I picked out just a few papers and elements to keep the focus on the pictures. I love the clean design of the templates I used to make this go quicker. It is satisfying to get a project done!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stationery card

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Photography Contest Photos

These are the photos I entered into the Idaho Falls Magazines 2012 contest! I am so excited to see of I win!
                                       I took this as Aidan was lifted out of my belly by c-section.
                                    I got this shot of Aliyah on the slip and slide in the backyard
                                    This is of my Orchid that bloomed. It had a ton of flowers on it!
                                     This is of Brevan down by the train tracks. He loves trains!
                                      I took this of my neice this summer. I ove how they turned out!
                                    This is of a grasshopper on my corn in the back yard this summer
                     My flowers that Kip bought when I found out we were pregnant for the sixth time!
                             My tubes had been tied but we still were able to get pregnant some how!
                             I love the snow when it has just fallen. This morning I was lucky to get the
                                            snow on this tree before it melted in the sun!

               I love photography and hope to get more awesome shots in 2012. One day I WILL be a                                        professional and get paid to do what I love!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

We had our Baby!

He is now 7 weeks old. I am so behind posting on here! We are happy he is here safely and I am happy he is not in my body any more. It has been fun but exhausting at the same time. I have felt overwhelmed but it is getting better. I decided a c section is not the way to go. Glad it was only this last time i have had to have one. We think Aidan blends right in with the other kids. He looks like the other boys when they were babies as well. I am grateful for all the help we have gotten ffrom freinds and family those first weeks home. You have truly blessed our lives. We love you all!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Getting closer!

Here I am 36 weeks pregnant! I asked Kip to come and take some photos with me, unfortunately this is the only pne to turn out. We had kids walking into the shot etc. Next time I am leaving them at Gmas house! I feel huge! I know I look bigger because at this time baby boy is sideways. I really hope he decided to turn head down soon! I am getting more excited to know I have three weeks left. I am not waiting till my due date. I am in too much pain and am to impatient to get this baby out! I am so grateful to have Kip! He is supportive  and loving! He hates taking pictures so for him to agree to take these with me means he really does care! It is nice to be reminded how much he loves me and our children!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Here I am 32 and then at 33 weeks pregnant. I am getting bigger which is good for the baby. I am getting really uncomfortable now. I hope the next 5 to 6 weeks go by quickly to me. I am getting more excited to see this little baby. I still wonder what he is going to look like. I am just now getting my blankets done too. I will post pictures later of them finished. I had better end here because Brevan is wanting me to put him to bed. Until next time!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

2002 layout

I have been scanning negatives from 2002 and had to scrapbook these of us at the ward cook off. I think it was at the Swenson Park. I know we were happy and I wish I could have felt happier at this time. The fertility drugs had worked and I was able to get pregnant with Aliyah. We finally had a little girl! I want to take a lesson from these photos to be happy now! I have so much to be grateful for right now today! I am currently pregnant with #6 and it has been such a miracle. I need to savor these days and not wish them to go faster because I am uncomfortable being pregnant. I need to be happier with where I am in life and look forward to it getting better and better. I have faith in Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ that the future is waiting and will be better. I will be able to take an antidepressant and that will make all the difference!

Monday, July 25, 2011


This is my entry for the I HEART FACES challenge this week! I love how much fun he had walking in the water. He was not quite brave enough to kick and splash around yet. So glad he is finally getting over his fear of water!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2002 Trip to Mississippi and Florida

I love looking back at these photos! Aliyah is such a tiny little fart! Jakob and Caleb are not too big either! We had the best time going to Marine Life and to Florida to the beach. Kip and I even went back to the restaurant we ate at in Florida on our Honeymoon. Such good memories. I am so glad I take so many pictures!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rigby Lake

We had the best time at Rigby Lake with the canoe. It was realy hot and there were a ton of people there for the fireworks. We still had plenty of room to move around. Lyndsey was the only one who did not want to take a turn in the canoe. She even had a life preserver. Brevan loved running in the water and digging in the sand. They even buried Jakob in the sand. I was proud of the boys for working together in the canoe. I even took a turn being so pregnant. Of course I will not be posting pictures of me in my maternity swimsuit. None of you need to be scarred for life! I really do not care what others think but I do not like they way I look pregnant so no pictures! It was a ton of fun for all of us to spend time together. Kip even took Brevan out in the canoe with Caleb. I was a little nervous but they all had on life preservers. I am alot more nervous of things happening since I am not on my antidepressant. I will be glad to go back on it eventually. I am also looking forward to next year when we will have a new baby to have fun with at the lake!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I made these cool ric rac bows from a tutorial I found online! I love how they turned out! I have lots of ric rac from my scrapbooking supplies and felt, so I am going to get a few more done. They were easy but my thumb kind of hurts so I might get out my thimble!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lyndsey got her ears pierced!

I am so proud of you Lyndsey! I thought you would chicken out when the time came to actually get your ears pierced but you were so brave! You really wanted them pierced! Aliyah had wanted hers done but did chicken out at the last moment. I of course was glad because I am not ready for any of you to grow up at all!  I am still amazed at how brave you are and how you persevere! It really is a sign that you are growing up and making choices for yourself! I have always wanted to leave the decision up to you guys when you were ready! Aliyah is still waiting until she is really ready and that is okay with me! I love you so much!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I have been scanning old negatives into the computer and came across these from when I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!  How grateful I am for the frienda andmissionaries who have blessed my life! Thank you all who helped me find what I was looking for! I willlove you guys always!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Caleb made Monkey Bread!

Caleb made the best Monkey Bread from a recipe he brought home from school. He did all the work himself but did ask questions if he was not sure of something. Now to get him to make dinner! I am so glad he took a cooking class in school this year. It will come in handy in the future!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I was tired of bleeding so I went to the Dr. to have an ultrasound to find out why. This was before my 20 week ultrasound. The placenta had been over my cervix so I was bleeding occasionally. While there i asked Darla if she would just look to see if it was a boy or girl. I have no patience at all! IT IS A BOY! My first thought was that Brevan is gonna have a little brother to play with! That is perfect. Then I thought well we will not look even now. I had to mourn a little for a girl, just a teeny bit. I am grateful this baby is looking healthy and perfect! I am excited to see what he looks like and who he will be. Who will he favor? Aliyah has said she wants him to look like she did. I think any way he will be the cutest little thing!

I went and bought an outfit for the baby in blue to show the guys at home what we are having. Kip had to work and was not able to come to this appointment. I took the outfit home and gathered everyone around. I let Caleb pull the outfit out of the bag. He was way too excited to know! He wanted a brother. Caleb pulled it out and they all cheered even Lyndsey who had really wanted a sister this time around.

You are definitely a boy!

I love how you are sucking your thumb!

We are all so happy to have you come down to our family baby! We might be loud and crazy sometimes but you will be absolutely loved and cherished by us all!

Friday, May 6, 2011

I love this picture! Wishing they could be outside!

We did finally get outside after bundling up!

This is the first snow that Brevan has really played in.

He thought it was too cold to touch without gloves!

We decided to wait outside until the girls got home from school. I am glad it was only a few minutes because I was freezing!

Brevan was so excited the girls were home! I too am glad when they get home as well. Love my kids and having them around me!

I am glad I am doing a p 365 album because I have not looked at these pictures since I downloaded them. I have got to start printing more. Just wish it was not sooo expensive. I need to start taking advantage of sales when the prints are 10 cents or less. I also need to print my layouts more.