Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Day of Pampering for My Girls!

Stephanie decided to take the plunge, and asked me to make an appointment to go and get her hair cut. She was a little nervous, but I knew she would be beautiful no matter what!! Plus, she flattered her mother by saying that she wanted her hair cut to look like mine!! HAPPY DAY FOR ME!!!!!

While we were there, I asked one of the gals to give little Abby a trim!! Fun, Fun, Fun!

Here they are at the salon!

Here's all of Stephs hair!! That's alot of hair!


Abby!!!!!!!

Here are the after shots of the hair cut!


Fishing in the Park

Thomas promised the kids yesterday morning that if they worked really hard and got their rooms clean and helped out with Saturday chores, that he would take them to the park to go fishing. They did a great job, and so here we are! This is a beautiful little park here in Brigham called Pioneer Park. It is way shady and nice and cool. So, we stopped and grabbed some chicken for dinner, and found spot to eat. When everyone had their fill, out came the fishin' poles and we went down to have our catch!! Actually, nothin' was biting today! Better luck next time!












Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Another one!!

Here's a few of my faves from another wedding - bountiful temple


Friday, June 20, 2008

Brandy and Trent

Some pics of a wedding I was hired for. The bride was so cute, the ONLY time she cried was when she saw her dad waiting to walk her down the aisle!


This is one of dad telling her how beautiful he thought she looked! aaaahhh!



Her bridesmaids - the gal on the left had a tattoo of a set of wings on her back, covered her whole back. The dresses, were open in the back!
The invitation said in case of inclement weather, go to the church, the bride said NO WAY I am never having my wedding/reception in a church. They actually did get a little wet during the reception, but didn't move it to the church! Never say never!
all photos copyright Two Color Photography




Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I've been tagged by "Amy"!!! http://thejeppsen5.blogspot.com/
Okay here are the rules:You link back to the person who tagged you
Post these rules on your blog
Share six unimportant things about yourself
Tag six random people at the end of your entryLet the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs
Enjoy the results!

6 UnImPorTaNt tHinGs aBouT mE....
1. I have a crooked, curlyish toe!!
2. My favorite childhood dinner . . . Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Pork and Beans, and Fish Sticks. In one meal, not seperate.
3. I love to watch people, there are some funny ones out there!!.
4. I just cut my daughter's bangs. Not such a good idea, there are some things better left to the professionals!.
5. I've been doing the same cross stitch piece for 12 years, and it's only half done.
6. I LOVE driving my SUV! Can you say GAS PRICES!

I tag Michele, Marla, Megan, Mom, Tara, and Shara.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Last Day of School Festivities

Well, the day finally came for the kids (a few weeks ago, just getting around to looking at some of these pics), the last week of school! All week was fun and games. Tuesday is my usual day for helping in Benjamin's class, and the teacher asked if I would still do our regular thing in the morning. That was fine, because at 10:00 Stephanie's class was going to the park to meet their pen pals that they had been writing to all school year - they were from a different school in our district. Then, Benjamin's teacher asked if I would help in the class again that day at 12:00 while the kids made home made rootbeer and ice cream. I said yes, because I didn't need to be back to the park to help load up the gear from Stephanie's party and take it back to the school until 1:45.

So, if you missed it here's how my day went:
8:15-9:00 ben's class
10:00-12:00 steph's class
12:00-1:30 ben's class
1:45-2:30 steph's class
and of course, I took my little tykes with me to all but the first one in Ben's class where I have a friend that watches them twice a week while I'm in his class. I was worried that it would be a little too much for the three of us, but I think Marshall and Abby had more fun than the older kids!

Here's some pics of the big day!

This is Stephanie's pen pal Laura from Discovery Elementary! They hit it off pretty good!
Of course my little stephanie is at the age where you have to be shy for a little while when you're meeting someone new! She was sooooo nervous! You'll have to click on this pic and look at her eyes, sooo nervous!
obviously, everything was just great! Stephanie can usually make friends with just about anyone!
So, then it was ben's turn! The teacher had bought dry ice and all the other fixin's for home made individual servings of root beer. They had instructions to measure out their ingredients, and then the teacher chipped them off a chunk of dry ice to stir into their root beer! As a mom my first thoughts were "Oh, this is going to be trouble!! Fifth graders and dry ice WOW" but, I was proven wrong! No burned tongues or fingers. They were told to wait until their drinks quit smoking and bubbling before they drank them! I try not to drink things if that's the instructions I get!!!!!! Here's Ben's drink just a smokin' and a bubblin' away!
still smokin' and bubblin' it took forever before they could take a drink!!Then they went over to the home made ice cream table, and were given the ingredients in their individual quart size ziploc bag, they then took that bag and placed it inside of a gallon size bag full of ice and salt. All they had to do was shake and shake and shake . . .
fortuneatly, the shaking was finished quicker than the bubblin' and smokin'!
IcE CrEaM!
When asked if they liked it, they said "It's better than the goats milk ice cream we had to try yesterday!" (they had baby animal day on Monday, and they each got to have home made goats milk ice cream - YUCK!)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Beach Side Fun!

I came home from a baby shower the other night, and the baby sitter said,
"You have got to see these pictures I took of your kids!"



I kept saying "There is no way there is enough sand in the sandbox to bury them & make sand merpeople out of them!" Obviously there was plenty!
The kids had a blast, and I was only cleaning sand out of their hair and clothes for a day or two!! But hey, it's summer!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Toy!


Here's my new toy, it came about three days after my bus. license came! This week has been like christmas for me!
It's a Pentax K20D it made the top 10 list for mid priced digital slr cameras. I had it for one day before I took it on it's official first professional shoot. It performed remarkably, I was stunned at how much better it did than my other camera - which I thought was performing great too! Tons of fun!

Look what I got!!!

I got it!!! I am officially a business owner! I passed all the inspections, payed all the money, and dealt with all the red tape, and finally got my business license!!!

Next to my marriage license and my children's birth certificates, this is the most beautiful piece of paper I own!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

oh, no you dit'nt . . . (snap, snap, snap)

I had this dream . . .

I was beating on my daughter . . .

(megan, megan, meeegggannn)

Then I woke up. (sigh)


Dude, I'm telling mom!

What, where am I??? All I had was a Mountain Dew. It's supposed to make me look like "her".
"megan, megan, meeeggggaaaannnn"


Megan, Megan, Meeeggaaannn!!!!!

If you drink Mt. Dew, HOT girls will like you!!!!!!!


This is a test of the emergency broadcast system! Playing around with my new camera and my new sister! (this is the new one?????)