Saturday, August 13, 2011


The kids have collected some western gear over the past few months, and I have been wanted to take pictures of them in it. It has been so hot lately that I only took 1 shot outside and the rest were inside. I even let them pose with their cap guns. The enjoyed it and I have to say that some of these are my favorites. When I went to get some developed at Sam's today I was asked who took them. I told the lady that I did, and she made me fill out a form that said I took them and I can make prints. That was a first. The picture of both of them looks really good in Sepia tone, kinda brown. I only know how to make it that way through Sam's photo printing. But if you ever come to my house you will be able to see it on the wall. Enjoy some new pics of the kids, all ready for a rodeo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sacrament Books

When we go to Church on Sundays, it has become a toy fest on the floor of the chapel. I want to get the kids out of the habit I started with bringing a bag of toys to church. So as I was searching the internet and I came across this idea that I thought was cute. I can't remember which blog I found it on, but I totally borrowed this idea.

First I found all my old Friend magazines and tore out all the activities that I thought Dallin and Keely could do on their own, I even found some online.

I then bought two 1/2 inch binders, one for each child

I used plastic page protectors and inserted the coloring and activity pages in the binders.

I bought the kids a set of Dry Erase crayons and a case to carry them in, they came with their own cloth for removal.

I then got some scrapbooking paper and make covers for the binders with their names on them. The original blog with this idea used a cricut machine to cut out the names which look a lot better. But I used my computer and printed right on the paper since that is what I had on hand.

Hopefully these will be able to keep the kids occupied while in Sacrament, I am looking for more reverent ideas to keep them quiet but occupied during church. Any ideas?

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I took the kids out to take their pictures for spring wearing their
Easter best. I gave up trying to go to a portrait studio and paying
for something that I didn't really like. So for Christmas and now Easter
I like to take the kids outside and let them walk around and try to get
some cute pictures. The kids did really good today, we went to a local college
here in Abilene and they enjoyed playing on the bridge and walking around
the water. Dallin is so good about taking pictures, Keely on the other hand
is a little tougher. She doesn't always like to look at the camera.

Not sure what she was doing in this picture, I call it her Marilyn Monroe