Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Some of those pics from my kids' modeling shoot (just a photography workshop that was being held here in Richmond) are starting to trickle in from some of the photographers who attended. These are my favorite, so far. Click on pics for closer view.

Monday, May 14, 2012

April and May

My kids were asked to be models for a photo workshop that a well known and pretty impressive Utah photographer (Nichole Van) put on out here in Richmond. They were looking for older models (Cole's age and up) but were happy to have any at all when I showed up with my brood.

It was a lot of fun to watch and the setting was of course beautiful. Maymont Park..I've mentioned it a few times.  ;)
There was about 8 photographers and Nichole told me that I should be getting all the pics from the shoot. I'm still waiting..

June in a sunny spot eating Pirate's Booty. Happiest girl ever (notice the tissue shoved in her shirt? Her allergies were bad that day and I was sick of wiping snot when she sneezed..).
On our way to VA Beach.

A little ombre look for ya..

Dayne all pretty on her 7th birthday.

June singing "Castle on a Cloud" for the 50th time. She's all ready for next year's talent show, have ya heard? ;)

We couldn't be happier with this dogwood tree in our front yard. It scoots right up to our front porch, giving us a little more privacy, and the kids have a ball climbing it and hanging from its branches.

Nice, Dayne. June prefers Dayne to do her hair over me.
We had kittens. 5 of them. I walked in my closet last week to put clothes away and Lizzie had JUST given birth. What a surprise (knew she was pregnant..but didn't know she was ready!). Tried to keep it a secret from the girls until they were a little older..no chance. Dayne found them on day 2 and came running out of my room with a little one in her hands screaming, "We had kittens! We had kittens!". So far, she and June have done better than I'd imagined (I imagined the worse).

Dayne dropped June's necklace into a garbage can at Cole's soccer game. She tried going in after it by jumping off the top of the bleachers IN TO the can..hitting her mouth on the bleacher on the way down. Lots of high-volumed wailing from this girl. Not happy. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • Went to VA Beach camping this past weekend. A birthday tradition for Dayne (did I mention she's SEVEN?!).Cold and rainy but still glad to be out. Met up with two families from our ward and some good friends who now live in VA Beach. Love my friend, Eliza and her sweet family of boys. She and her husband Freddy spoiled us rotten on Sunday and fed us yummy food while we all sat around lazily watching AFV. It was awesome.

June (and Dayne) crushed on newly ordained deacon, Camden from our ward. 

Dayne strolled the beach far and wide (shivering) collecting treasures.

(teeth chattering)

Dayne and Enzo (Eliza's).

We tried boiling eggs but it took too long so we set them directly over the fire. It worked. Kind of.

Dayne turned seven yesterday and requested German Pancakes for breakfast. She wore a beautiful, pink ballerina-like dress ($5 at Ross!) to school and was loved and adored by all her classmates (even the mean boy who told her she was getting too much attention. I later told her boys do that when they like you and don't know how to be nice.).  She seemed to be perfectly content with how the day went until at the end of night, quite late, she announced, "Why haven't you and Dad made me cards for my birthday?". Duh. Why hadn't we? I mean, Dayne makes cards for EVERYONE! If she had a love language, that would be it! So after watching an episode of Madmen, we sat in bed and tried our hardest to make cards worthy of this little girl's LOVE.