"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thinking of booking a session?



There is an amazing auction going on right now at
Formerly Phread
to benefit NieNie and her family... they have some amazing things on their silent auction... including...

NIE AUCTION ITEM #26 - Kelly Bennett Photography Session & Print CreditKelly Bennett, a photographer located in Central Utah, has graciously donated a photo session ($125 value) and a $300.00 print credit. If the winner chooses, the session and print credits may be applied towards a wedding package. Ms. Bennett will travel within the state of Utah as far South as Cedar City and as far North as Salt Lake.


So if you are thinking of booking a session with me..... go bid :) Its for a great cause!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

rock and roll lifestyle...........

ok pretend for a second that I am not a 30something mom of 5 (5.....how did that happen????) anyhow......... pretend I am not listening to cake on itunes with my cute cowboy hubby.....because I am a mom right.............
we dont talk about memories either...
or more tatoos........because that would be wrong ...........right?
we dont talk about excess..........
we dont giggle about things we hope to God our children will never do............... we are so beyond that......

um hum...........
and this is so not what I look like on a Sunday afternoon.........nope not me.... I am perfectly coifed by then.... with pretty hair and a cute outfit.. and makeup that is so me...................

:)
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yep.. you guessed it...... you got me....
see... I am, well we are just trying to get by like everyone else.......... we are trying to be good and kind and in love and happy. And most days it works.
And the days that it doesnt............well we just write it off... a miss.. a blip... a bump.
we all have them right?

Here is a peek at our weekend........
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and we tried to make cookies...................yep.....
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and we watched it snow...... and did lots of dishes.. and visited with our family that we haven't seen in a long long time. we tried to remember that sometimes being right isnt quite as important as being there. we really really tried to smile. we held eachother so that the pieces wouldnt fall apart...........we held on to tomorrow.......
see we are a family.
and yes we may move soon.......but that will not change the one constant.............
i love him
and he loves me
and we love them...
and without him I would be lost.....
funny how simple that sounds and yet how complicated it really is.............
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When you are 6 months old...........

When you are six months old............. you are cute.........really really cute.............and you drool.. quite a bit. But the cuteness.. it makes up for that......thank goodness :)
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and you have that look down.... down pat............
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and you spend your time smiling and chewing on anything and well .............everything..........
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you spend your time loving your big sis......................
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you have no idea who Obama is........or that it is 2009...........you spend your time in a bubble or a saucer....... protected from two female toddlers who would like to eat you...........
you dont know solid food.........but love pears...............
your binkie is your friend.........as is your jelly cat....
you dont know conflict......
you have no idea that you no longer see GK and Pb.............
your life is simple and safe and warm
and cute even...........
You are loved and squishy and fun...... you are our little man...
You are teething A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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and you like to pretend you are tough............ even though we know different.............
you are sweet......and mellow and we love you so so much Tuff...........
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may the next 6 months be just as fun.............................
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and here is to wearing your daddy's hat..................
you fill it well my son.............

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thank you

thank you to my dear friend Sharna for sharing this with me...........
o how it rings true...

Monday, January 19, 2009

SLC temple.........

while I wait for the update on YCMT :) I am sitting here proofing photos.........

these amaze me...........
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Look what we are working on :)

And you can too.... check out this blog
gotta love fabric!!!!!!!!!
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sometimes I wonder......

Sometimes I wonder who you are... yes you.. reading my words and peeking into my world. Sometimes I wonder if I write too much or too little... I wonder if you would laugh if you knew that it is 3pm and I am still in my pjs with a teething baby bouncing on my knee as I type with one hand. I wonder about these things....
I wonder if you are a client? a friend? a foe?
I often think about this mix here on this blog.... my family and my thoughts and my clients and their photo peeks.... Sometimes I think about keeping it all separate but to be honest I just dont have time. You see I am buried here in kids, diapers,laundry, dishes, dinner and all my random half done projects that i want to complete. Plus.... this is all a great big part of me.
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yep all of it.... the beauty that surrounds me... even if sometimes it is hard for me to see.

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and these guys.....

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and him and this...........

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So now that I've shared with you..... how about you share with me..... Leave me a comment so that I know who I am writing to..........
im nosey that way :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

When you find someone.....

who completes you... who is your other half.... this is what you get.... sure beauty. They radiated it...in their eyes.. in their smiles...in their complete love for each other.
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i felt lucky to be there... to be a part of it all... to be reminded what that is like in the beginning.....
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thank you both..... thank you all...

Friday, January 9, 2009

my kids... randomness... and a chubby chubby baby!

This is what happens when you try to do a family session with your own kids..... in the 20 degree weather... it never goes well....
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and this is what happens when your daughter gets way too big and way too pretty all at once......
Jerid better get the gun.....
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and this is what a chubby chubby baby looks like.....
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and a personal fav.........
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man we love these kids....
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and two random photos from round here lately...........
just because.
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