Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bending the Light

Bryan has been tinkering with old out dated electronics.


He found this old laptop and took it apart too. This is part of the screen lining, we had some fun playing with it.







Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts


For my mom and my mother-in-law I made them card books. I found them at a local grocery store of all places. If you look at the far left of the photo you can see the book. They were really cute and made a quick gift. I printed my photos at Walgreen's. I was really happy with the quality.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake


I found this backpack at Ross for 5$. When I gave it to Brooklyn she said, "Strawberry Shortcake, just like me!" I think it's super cute how she refers to herself as strawberry shortcake. She can see the resemblance. Can you?



Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Yesterday my new DSLR AF Flash finally showed up! I am so excited to start learning how to use it. Here's a few, very random photos I took with my flash.

Brooklyn in the Bathroom


The girls eating lunch.

The beautiful flowers my brother sent me on mothers day! Isn't he the sweetest!!?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bertha & Brambles

Don't walk, BUST it over to Bertha & Brambles. My sweet mother in law and her sister opened their new Country Store. It's fabulous and it's not too far away!


For mother's day my mother in law, Robin from Mrs. Robin's Nest Jewelry came to visit. We had a fabulous time. She brought all her beads so we could make me some bracelets for mothers day! What a fun gift!


Robin has such a wonderful eye for making jewlery. I always love what she comes up with.


The final Product! I've been wearing these bracelets ever since. I LOVE them. I want to make more. Thanks Robin!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lori Lynn Photography

Bryan has an aunt named Lori Lynn who is an amazing photographer. She took the photos below of Kamryn. I LOVE these photos so much. Lori has recently asked me to make her a blog and to post her recent photo shoots on it for her. I was so happy to do this for her. You must check out this blog that her and I have been working on. I LOVE how it turned out! Enjoy!!

Lori Lynn Photography Blog


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Time Out For Women


Last weekend I had the last minute opportunity to attend Time Out For Women. I had never been and wasn't sure what to expect. It turned out to be amazing! (of course) I would like to share a few of my favorite things I learned.

#1- Mariama Kallon

I can't seem to put into words what I learned from her. She stood up on the stage and told us her life story that started in Sierra Leone. All I can really tell you is, I feel the Lord saved her so she could share her incredible testimony with the world. Here is her photo. Those of you who heard her story will know the significance of the photo of her feet.


This video goes along so well with what she said. The last scriputre qouted in this video is the same one that Mariama qouted to us over and over again.

IT inspires me. It is almost over whelming. I pray that I can be a bit more like these women.

#2- Virgina Hinckley Pierce

" The fast track to misery is to compare yourself to others."

#3- Virgina Hinckley Pierce

She posed the question, "How do I know I'm making progress?"

"You know you're making progress when you find yourself wanting more and more to do good."

#4- Ardeth Kapp

Faith in place of fear

Hope in place of doubt

*Linda Eyre and Shawni Eyre Pothier (Trenches of Motherhood)* These next are by these two. I bought their book.

#5 Be your own Kind of Best Mom

The kind of mom YOUR child needs

#6 Have an Infrastructure

Such as a family mission statement, "Broaden and Contribute", "Be thankful, be thinkful, be bananas!"

#7 Give Ownership

Give your children more responsibility such as choices chores, goals, etc.

#8 Celebrate Failure

What did you learn? If anything is worth doing, it's worth doing badly. Instead of not doing it at all.

#9 STOP worrying about your weaknesses

Start working on your Strengths. Identify 3 or 4 and try to make them even better! Serve from your strengths.

#10 Holiness in Motherhood

Try to have a continual remembrance of the Savior. They asked the question, "How would the Savior deal with your 2 year old." I kinda laughed to myself as I imagined him working with Brooklyn. I feel it would have been a magical moment.

On friday night we got to hear from Jenny Oaks Baker. I bought her new CD. We've listened to it every day since. The girls love dancing to it!

I hope to attend Time Out for Women again soon. They will be in Seattle next year and back in Spokane in 2012. I can't wait.....

PS- The singing group, Mercy River was there the whole day. Whitney, the one on the left asked me if I would stand up and dance. She said she'd pay me 5 bucks. I never got my 5$ but I stood up in front of 2200 women and danced! It was awesome....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Camera Strap Slip Cover

I've decided to wait until Monday to draw a name. Leave a comment telling me which print is your favorite and I'll pick on May 3rd.

(be sure to leave a comment on the post below)