Thursday, May 31, 2012


Fun picture of Christian in the Idaho State Journal.
He was on the front page of the sports today.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


No more school, no more books,
No more teacher's dirty looks!

The close of another school year.

I can't believe how grown up my kids are and how much has changed in just 9 months.  Brandon changed jobs twice and I take another position at my work.  We were crazy all year, but now that's it's summer, I think that we've finally got it together!!!

Kate has finished her schooling at Lincoln Early Childhood Center.  We have been so pleased about her education and help with speech there.  More than anything, they love the kids and the kids love them.  She is very sad to leave preschool, but excited to start kindergarten at Chubbuck Elementary.

Miss Marie, Miss Kathy, and Mr. "Truck" (Chuck) and Kate

Dawson completed 2nd grade.  He made it through another year of school.  Dawson has the best imagination and is very sensitive to making sure everyone is happy and not being picked on.  I am so proud of him for working hard and can't wait to see what next year brings.

Dawson and Mrs. Schiffman

Faith has finished 5th grade and also elementary school!  The first 6 weeks of school, Faith did not take any AR tests (reading tests).  I talked to her teacher and we just couldn't figure it out.  Afterall, her nose is constantly in a book and she loves to learn and read.  The next 6 weeks, she had over 1000% of her AR goal.  Faith has LOVED 5th grade, her class, and her teacher, Mr. Muckerman.  He has truly been fantastic and has created a fun learning environment.  This year was a breath of fresh air for Faith!!!

Mr. Muckerman and Faith

5th grade graduation was a short presentation of diplomas, awards, and a slide show.  Faith was voted as 'Most likely to write a book.'  That totally and completely describes our beautiful young woman.

Receiving her diploma

Faith's class humored me and took a few 'last day of school' pictures

After school, I met the kids at the bus stop to tell them congratulations on finishing out the school year.  Oh, and I had cookies to share!!!

We also saw our baby Sam too.  I couldn't resist throwing in this one too because you can see how much they have grown!

Happy summer!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Mom and the girls

Mom and Dawson

Dad and Dawson

Dad and his girls!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


We love each other! It's been 12 1/2 years since we tied the knot (I know, who's counting).  I have so enjoyed taking these 'engagement photos' the last two times.  She definitely captured our personality in a picture though.  We are SO lucky to have each other!

If you haven't seen this video, it's fantastic!  Advice about marriage from a couple that's been married 72 years.  Take a minute and enjoy a laugh!

And now we hope you enjoy our photos!

Here's to another 60 years!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Some of my favorite pictures are the kids together. Alli White did an amazing job with these ones.


Our girls!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Here are the individual shots of my kiddos. We are definitely lucky to have such beautiful, healthy, and funny children.

Kate Elizabeth

5 years old, going on 16
 fearless, full of energy and life
social butterfly
Nicknames include Monkey Bear, Pumpkin, Tootsie, Kater Taters, and Miss Kate

Dawson Michael 

8 years old and growing more each day
sweet, playful, funny
says it like it is (also known as Dawsonisms)
Nickname: Big D, Buddy, Bugs


Faith Nicole

11 years old but practically all grown up already
sassy, funny, intelligent
Nicknames: Faithers and Sweetheart