Every year I put all of our family goals from the previous years in a big Time Capsule box (aka an old Nike Shoe box). The kids love marveling over their vastly improved handwriting as well as their comical but sincere goals from their younger years.Read More
With four kids who are ALWAYS hungry, dinner time is not my favorite. There are few things that send me over the edge more than after a crazy day of work, carpooling, laundry and cleaning to have my kids say "What is for dinner?" when I am not well prepared for it. I am hit or miss on the weekdays (I mean, we always eat...but some days it is grilled cheese or fried egg sandwiches), but Sunday I actually love cooking a nice, well-rounded meal. It might be the only day I actually sort of enjoy cooking. Maybe it is the slower pace of Sunday, or maybe it is because going to church puts me in a more generous mood.Read More
Okay Fellas, I get it. You hate having your picture taken. You can pretend you don’t care, go on, keep pretending. I promise your secret is safe with me. HOWEVER, you will look back on these pictures for the next 20 plus years, and since you have to do it, let’s go ahead and DO THIS RIGHT.
Here are 10 tips to keep Mom happy and not bring total shame to your wife and children in the years to come (since we know you obvs don’t care…wink wink).Read More
Who says taking senior portraits of reluctant boys has to be difficult? Read below for my top five poses for boys.Read More
Seniors are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Usually, they are excited and willing to participate in all of my crazy (innovative!) posing positions. However, occasionally you get the wild card kid who REALLY hates having their picture taken. This is part 1 of my series of tips for successfully photographing the less-than-enthusiastic teen client.Read More
After two straight weeks of reckless eating, my body is ready for some changes. I am pretty certain I could go 9 days straight without eating and not even feel hungry. Time to bust this crazy out! One of my roommates from BYU and closest friends is both a life coach and weight loss guru and she is working with me for the next three months to get my eating, exercising and head back in focus and where I want it to be.Read More
Is there anything as heartwarming and beautiful as a newborn baby? I find few things make me quite as happy as snuggling on a sleepy newborn. Planning and setting goals comes in pretty close though. I am a New Year’s Resolution girl.Read More