The sweetest things in life, aren't things......

Friday, September 28, 2012


She is 5 1/2 months already. Where is the time going?
I think because she is my last I am holding on to her baby stage as long as I possibly can. 
This stage goes by way too quickly. There isn't enough snuggling before they become independent and want to be down wandering around.

She is loved, adored, cuddled, and smothered. 
Everything I would expect she would be because of her 4 older siblings.
And some in her blessing dress too!
My mom made this in a couple hours. No pattern, just pure talent. She is an amazing seamstress. A talent I wish I possessed but I didn't get even an inch of it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Max's Birthday Shoot

 Max turned 11.
I know I am crazy for doing a birthday shoot for him. But with him getting older I find myself taking more and more pictures of him. He really is the world's BEST dog. I am not just saying that because he is ours. 
Ask anybody, they just might agree.
Max is sweet and playful. I think he still thinks he is a puppy! He is definitely part of our family and we hate seeing him get older.
We just love him!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Growing Fast

Kennedy's 7th Birthday

I am so in love with this girl.
She is animated, full of life, spunky, fun-loving, sweet, and incredibly beautiful!
We had a little family party before school.
Caleb made Kennedy this purse from duct tape.
Kennedy and I planned out all the details of her party.
She wanted a Movie Party, cake and ice cream, and a photo booth like her sister had.

Here is her invitation.

 She has so many good friends.The turn out was great!

 After the movies we headed back to the house for presents, games, food, and fun!
 I totally had all these sweet kiddos in sugar overload! 



The kids all LOVED the photo booth idea and spent lots of time getting there pictures taken. 
Here are our favorites! 
 I say it all the time.....
I can't believe another year has come and gone.
I am loving this girl so much!
I just want her to stay little much longer.

What would a birthday be without a fun "Hooray! Happy Birthday" jump?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Savanah's 11th Birthday

Savanah is 11.
It feels surreal to me. How is it that it feels like just yesterday I had her?

She is seriously the sweetest girl. Beau and I often say how we learn so much more from her, then she does from us. She is incredibly sensitive to the spirit. She is just so good.
We are completely in love with her!!

Savanah decided for her 11th birthday party that she wanted a Circus themed party. 
We had tons of treats and food, lots of games and challenges, bobbing for apples, a photo booth, and presents galore.

It really turned out so well. 
I am so thankful that Savanah has such great friends.
Look at this cute bunch of kiddos.

 The relay games and challenges were hilarious.  They did everything from chewing massive amounts of gum  as fast as they could so they could blow a bubble, to making mad dashes across the lawn while balancing objects on their head.
The photo booth was a blast. I will definitely be incorporating that for future birthdays!
Jacuel, Kelsey, and Savanah
Savanah and Kailey
Even Scarlett got in on pictures.

 Our neighbor, Sean, coulddn't resist looking over the fence to see what all the noise was about.
{o.k. maybe it was really to score a delish ice cream cone! }

 And it wouldn't be a party without a great Big Birthday Hooray!

Another year older.
I just want to preserve every ounce of their childhood it is going to fast.