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Monday, December 28, 2009


as promised...

More to come later. Have a great week!

Loves :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We're back...Ten on Wednesday

1. Vacation was great...Cancun was okay! We realize that our hearts belong in Puerto Vallarta. We liked going somewhere new and we LOVED the Caribbean waters in Cancun, but other than that Cancun was too touristy.

2. Now that we're back from Vacation, I need a vacation to re-coop from the vacation. Lets just say that Paxton is too busy to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

3. During our trip Paxton ate a lot of bananas. Every morning they would have them out for breakfast so I'd give him one for breakfast and then I'd pack one in our bag in case Pax got hungry later. One morning we were all headed to our Jungle adventure. Mom knew that we probably wouldn't make it down in time to get breakfast so she grabbed some bananas and bread for Pax...she then gave his banana and he was good. Well the next day we were on our way into town when Paxton thought he needed a banana. I didn't have any so he asked my mom--she didn't have any, but he thought that she needed to have one and that he REALLY needed a banana. So he kept saying, semi-screaming, I want a banana. Over.and.over! Mom then said, "It wont surprise me if someone gets out a banana for him." Nobody did, but a few minutes later a lady hands us a cookie. It was a ginger cookie in the shape of a Christmas tree, but really it was a Shut-Up cookie. I was okay with that though, it worked :)

4. I love how Paxton always tells me, "I miss my grammm-ah, I wan't my grammm-ah and Papa." It's just so stinkin' cute!

5. Where is all the snow?

6. I love being tan. Why can't I be tan all year round, naturally?

7. I'm expecting a package from FedEx. It was scheduled to be here before 3, it's now after 8 and still no package. I get that they are busy, but if I don't get it I'll be very upset!

8. That package came at 9:00. I'm just glad it came!

9. It's now Saturday. Four days after I started this post! Let's just say we've been busy...

10. Christmas was great! We love being able to see all the family. Later we're heading to watch the Alumni Game at the high school...

I'll post pictures from our vacation soon, I promise!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ten on Tuesday...Yup Tuesday!

1. I'm finished with Fall quarter...YAY! It was actually a good quarter, it went SO fast, which was good...now on to Winter quarter.

2. I've been a BAD-Bad-blogger lately. SORRY! I'll be better, I promise!

3. My computer got a really N.A.S.T.Y virus last week. It was so bad that I couldn't even work on my computer with the Internet off; it completely took over all my files. I took it in to the computer place Friday and still haven't heard from them-maybe I should call tomorrow.

4. This past weekend we celebrated my mom's 50th birthday. I cannot believe that my mom is 50, the number seems so old, but she doesn't...nor does she look it :) Be proud mom, you are one good-lookin "old-woman."

5. I'm lost without my own computer. I don't have any of my stuff. I have a huge list of pages under my favorites tab that I look at almost everyday, now I'm missing out! I WANT MY COMPUTER!

6. It is freezing outside. COLD! It's funny, when Paxton and I go outside now he covers his face with both his hands and says, "it's SO cold mom." Yet, he still kicks and screams when I make him wear his jacket. What is it with kids and jackets? I remember being the same way, I hated wearing one!

7. I'm finally free of tooth pain....THANK YOU! It puts a huge damper on things, tooth pain is like no other!

8. I really want to try Rosetta Stone, but wonder if it really works like they say. Have any of you tried it, or know of anyone? If so let me know. If it does work as well as people say it would definitely be worth every penny.

9. We're getting ready to head to Cancun, and I am so ready! I'm a little terrified for the flight since we're going non-stop from Seattle. I will be packing one bad full of stuff to keep Paxton entertained....hopefully it works.

10. If you hear on the news of another plane making an emergency landing because of loud-out-of-control-2-year-old that will be us :)

I'll be back soon with some AMAZING pictures!

11. an extra :) I think in the coming year I will be getting my small business license and really be taking my photography further...I'm excited for it! stay-tuned!

Monday, November 30, 2009


For these two :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Editing FUN

Something about this picture just gets me. It's so Paxton. I love how his eyelashes are inter-twined, how his mouth is puckered and how his hair falls around his face. I just did a classic Black and White conversion...I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. I wouldn't call this a grey-scale. :)

In this edit I added a texture (the bokeh (dots) in the background) it's just something to make the picture fun...I like it! It's different, but fun!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vote for Paxton

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ten on Wednesday

1. In the blogging world Ten on (Tuesday) is the norm, but for me Wednesdays just work better, so for now I'll do Ten on Wednesday :)

2. Today at Miss Cindy's, Paxton, made a Thanksgiving wreath-ish :) On it Cindy had written different things that Paxton was thankful for (she'd ask and he'd tell her different things) a few of my favorite were his toothbrush, the color red (rojo), and of course his mommy and daddy.

3. Paxton and I have been baking a lot. His favorite part is cracking the eggs and mixing with the beater. I love cooking with him, but then we have cookies or muffins sitting on the counter and when they're there they get eaten, usually by me--that's not good!
4. Today it was a sunny 83 degrees in Cancun...only 22 more days!

5. I'm finally feeling like normal again after my root canal last week, except now I have to get my wisdom teeth pulled. That takes place tomorrow! :(

6.This Friday is my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Dad) but the parents are leaving out of town to go have an early Thanksgiving with the grandparents so we won't be able to celebrate. Hope you have a great birthday dad.....Happy Birthday Papa :)

7. This year for Christmas we've decided to do gift exchange at my parents. We've set a spending limit and each couple is supposed to come up with two gifts. We'll then exchange them in a white-elephant-ish way. This is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated because I want to make sure I have the best gift, the most creative-off-the-wall-usable-gift. We'll see how it turns out.

8. Finally last night there were a few good dances on SYTYCD. When ever I watch that show I really wish I could dance...if only :) I have decided that I'm going to look into getting Paxton into some kind of dance. He loves watching the show, and I think it will be a great way for him to get out a LITTLE of his extra energy. I say little, because I don't think we'll ever find anything that could even possibly come close to using half of his energy.

9. I really wish Amy lived closer. Best-friends aren't supposed to live so far apart. Hopefully sometime in the near future I'll be able to fly down to Arizona for a visit! I'm thinking Spring!

10. On Saturday we went to the girls' birthday party. Paxton had a great time, and I still can't believe that they are 7...how time flies!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ToT (Ten on Tuesday, or Wednesday)

1. The was really supposed to have been posted yesterday, but I sorta' forgot :)

2. I have had the worst imaginable toothache this last weekend, I went in to see the dentist on Monday and now I have to get a root canal, oh and then Thursday I'll be getting the rest of my wisdom teeth pulled. I guess it as just my week to have dental work done.

3. Our babysitting duties are over, Josline was a great little girl. She did better than I thought for it being her first time away from her parents. Paxton didn't like sharing his mommy, but I think he did enjoy having another person in the house to play with....but it's not pushing us to have another baby anytime soon.

4. Exactly 30 days until we leave for Cancun...YAY baby! That means I better get tanning :)

5. Can you believe that it's almost Thanksgiving? I can already smell the Turkey roasting and my amazing fruit salad :)

6. So this year I'm a little disappointed with SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) I haven't seen any great dances or dancers for that matter. I remember that most seasons I already have my favorite by the first show or two...this year not so much, maybe soon. Especially since I recruited some new watchers, this isn't the season to become a fan.

7. I really love living in Wenatchee this time of year. The colors are amazing!

8. I can't believe that this weekend the girls will be celebrating their 7th birthday...I remember when they were born. It was the year after I graduated and Jr. and I were living in Yakima, I was able to get off work and we went home to see them. They were so little and precious! I'm so glad I've been able to be around for almost all of those 7 years.

9. I really should finish this and start studying for my test...that isn't as interesting though.

10. It's Wednesday-Hump day! Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mr. K

My handsome little nephew, Kendry.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ten on Tuesday...(something new)

1. I've been so bad at blogging the past two weeks, no reason really...just a little busy!

2. Ten on Tuesday is where I find 10 random things to talk about, nothing particular really just whatever I want to talk about :)

3. Paxton is blowing my mind everyday. He is starting to remind me of a 4 year-old more than a two year old...I'm telling you, he knows things that most 2 year olds don't know. I've been told before that I have an old soul, and I'm starting to understand what that meant because sometimes I feel like Paxton, too, has an old soul. ;)

4. Paxton rode a horse for the very first time this past weekend. He's gone to see the horses before with Papa, but has never actually gotten on. I think that the first time we went to see the horses he wouldn't even touch one, and now he's comfortable enough to ride one. It was short-lived however...he wanted off almost as quick as he wanted on. I'm still proud though, he's making steps!

5. Starting tomorrow I'll be watching a 1 year old for almost a week. Her parents are going on a much deserved vacation :) We'll see how it goes, I'm looking forward to having her and I'm sure Paxton will enjoy her company...she might not enjoy him though :)

6. You know what comes along with having a 1 year old around? ....another person to take pictures of. She probably won't even mind!

7. Fall is here. I. Love. It!

8. Everyday I keep telling myself I need to get started on Christmas...maybe tomorrow!

9. I love the new show Trauma. It's on Monday nights, if you haven't watched it yet--DO! I'm sure you'll love it just as much!

10. Today I dropped Paxton off at the park to play with Miss Cindy and the boys. He really loves them. When we're heading to the car after I've picked Paxton up he'll say his goodbyes and tell me, "momma they are my best friends." How cute is that?

See there you have it...Ten on Tuesday. Maybe next week I'll get more creative, but for now this will work. And since most of you tune in to see pictures here's some more :)

Mason (one of miss Cindy's son) and Paxton

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin fun!

The other night we attempted to carve pumpkins, which was fun for the first couple minutes then it just became super stressful. All I could think about was the mess I was going to have to clean up when we were finished, and Paxton was more interested in destroying my pumpkin than he was in carving his own...

So last night we did a different pumpkin craft. Mod-Podge pumpkins...which was way more fun and they turned out pretty cute.

Mine is on the right and Pax's on the left.

Arrr, Ahoy Mate!

We have a crazy pirate on our hands...A couple weeks ago I was trying to figure out what Paxton should be for Halloween; when I asked him he told me he wanted to be a Pirate, I figured he'd change his mind when I showed him the zebra or lion costume, but nope...he said he wanted to be a Pirate and that's what he meant. :) I found him a super cute costume and the accessories to go with it (all included in the picture.) I made the mistake of showing them to him before his nap, he insisted that he had to take it all to bed with him.

Once he fell asleep I removed it all, but it was so cute!

look close, he even has on the pirate earring :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Enjoying Fall

We've been enjoying the park while we still can...soon Winter will be here! :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Baby Blues

Little Miss Ava came to visit...Paxton kept saying, "hi, pretty girl."

Friday, October 16, 2009


It seems that the leaves aren't the only thing that's changing these days. I'm seeing so many changes in Paxton lately, good ones! I think that almost everyday I'm blown away by how smart he is, and by the things he says. He remembers things that I don't even remember, hearing or saying. He can recall characters names from a movie that he's only seen once and months ago. We also have to watch what we're saying, because even when we don't think he's listening to our conversations, he is! :)

My little wild man will now gladly settle down and enjoy a book or two...sometimes even three :)

His newest thing is telling us how big he's getting..."cause I'm a big boy now, I'm getting so big."


It seems like in life we're always given reminders when we really need them....

I've been thinking about Dru a lot lately, I think mostly because Paxton has been asking a lot of questions about him. Paxton sees Dru's pictures and recognizes him, but doesn't really know who he is! ...I only hope that Paxton will someday be even a little like his uncle Dru. :)

Yesterday, Pax and I were at the park and when we were walking back to the car I happened to look over and saw this paper staring at me :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Before and After

Just wanted to share a before and after...

This picture was taken Sunday when we were at Smallwoods. Paxton was sitting in Juniors lap eating a caramel apple and popcorn :) His eyes looked amazing, but his face was pretty dirty! I cleaned him up and the result is AWESOME-Ness!



Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Ava

I just love the expression on Ava's face...I think I love the picture even more after the edit, and maybe even more in Black and White :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bath Time: Crazy Face

It's getting harder and harder to get any pictures of Paxton. He's figured out all my tricks, and pretty much rubs it in my face. I think this look is kinda like, "hey mom...if you don't get that camera out of my face I'm gonna splash you, look" :)

Halloween Crafts

Last night Paxton and I did some Halloween crafts. He's still at the age where he doesn't really want to listen and follow the directions (which completely frustrates me), but in the end it all worked out! When he was making his pumpkins he told me, "these are for Graaama." He then kept telling me he wanted to show Graaama, so we had to get on the computer and do a video call. Now though, he says that the pumpkins are for, momma, dadda, and Paxton. :)

We started making some monsters tonight...hopefully we'll have them finished soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Paxton Pic's

I've been neglecting the blog...I know! Who likes a boring blog? Nobody, so here is a picture to hold you over:) I have some ideas for new bloggin topics, but we'll start that next week...Until then, muah!
This is Paxton's "no" face! As in No I DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT THE CAMERA :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Senior Pictures

I had a lot of fun taking senior pictures this last weekend...it almost ranks up with taking pictures of kids. I was a little spoiled with such a great model though...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Miss Ava

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

To start the day...

Somebody that Junior knows had an old-original-Polaroid camera stored away in his garage, and since I'm the only one he know that loves photography he thought it would be something I'd like. It's really neat, it even has a dial to control exposure (i think) I'm going to have to do some research on it...but, since he brought it over Paxton thinks it's his. :)

I edited this picture with a vintage feel, since after all the camera is Vintage!

Note-these were both taken this morning before very much light was coming through the windows so they are both taken with a high ISO, I think either 800 or 1600 that's why they appear grainy.

*I'm not sure what's going on with blogger, but the picture looks fuzzy-click on it and it doesn't?

And this one...well I just managed to snap mid- RAAWRR!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm in LOVE!

I'm completely in love with this picture...it's so Paxton. No matter how I edit it (or don't, for that matter) it's AMAZING, at least to this proud momma! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Throughout our day!

This storyboard reminds me of the sweet little boy that I love, not the crazy-wild-child he's turned into most of the time. This is just a glimpse into our day :)

Click on image to see better...

Another Paxton Pic :)

This picture is wrong in so many ways, it's over exposed, blown-out, and has all sorts of odd shadows...but I still love it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fun in the rain!

It had been raining all day on Saturday, which made for some great puddles. Paxton loved running through this one...he sat in it, crawled through it...and had a great time. Addesen also loved playing around...I love this picture of her, it's almost as if she's floating!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm slacking...I know! Make sure you also check out my other blog, that's where I post pictures that I take for other people.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Miss Ava-3 weeks.

I love my niece!