Lets Rock.

Jordan had his senior cotillion dance a few weeks ago and I shot a few pics of the occasion.
He is so awesome.  How did I get such a cool kid?  I'm a lucky mom.
To see a few more pictures from the shoot, CLICK HERE.

Happy Birthday to Me.

So, yesterday was my birthday.  I am another year older.
Time is a funny thing, isn't it?
It marches along... always marching... and most the time, we don't even notice it.
You just wake up one day and you have teenagers, wrinkles and aches and pains.
I don't worry too much about getting older...
My superman hubby tells me I get more beautiful everyday.  
My dad tells me the same thing.  
Granted, they have to say that... they are my hubby and my dad!
What else would they say?
Even still, I am glad they say it.
I am a lucky girl to have these men in my life.
(blackberry pic of me and Superman on my birthday)

I awoke to the sound of my family singing to me "Happy Birthday"
(except for Shaye who refused to get out of bed for such nonsense).
Then I was showered with gifts - the wonderful kid-made, home-made kind that make your heart swell and then I wonder  - how did I get so lucky to be blessed with these cute kiddos?
I also got a new vacuum - a Dyson - and I am so excited!
(does this make me a nerd, or someone who just loves to be domestic?)

We decided (well, I decided) that the rest of the day should be spent in the big city.
We sent the kiddos off to school and set out for a day of fun.

Some of the highlights:

*Lunch at my favorite spot - RED ROCK in Salt Lake City
and something else besides the AMAZING food that made it all the more special ~ 
my server was MATT.  I just love him.

*Shopping at The Gateway ~ need I say more?

*The megaplex ~ Robinhood ~ Russell Crowe ~ need I say more?

*Having an entire day alone with Superman 
(who, by the way, was such a good sport about shopping all the day long and listening to me talk about my philosophies about life, people, the world, politics and really understanding my wants and dreams and hopes for the future and indulging me in conversations about fashion, design and technology.  This man really knows me and he really gets me!  And that makes me so happy.)

*All the love shown towards me in the form of phone calls, texts and Facebook messages.  Seriously, you guys really know how to make a girl feel special!  I must be the luckiest girl on the planet to have such amazing friends and family!  I love you all so much.

(obsessing over pillows in Anthropologie

If getting older means I get to have perfect days like this one, then bring it on!
Happy Birthday to Me.

Life. In Pictures.

(cute pregnant Adelle)

This is my sis.
She is about to give birth to her first son.
I have a birthday coming on Friday, and I am hoping he will make his appearance into this world on my birthday!  It would sure make my getting older a little easier for me to bear.
And wouldn't that be a great birthday present?
I think so.
Me and my camera are ready and waiting. 

And speaking of baby boys...
(cute, chubby Corey - pics from my blackberry)

I got to have this adorable little guy for a whole weekend!
He is my other sis Cindee's baby boy.
Oh man, did I love having a babe to carry around!
Let's just say there was a lot of kissing going on that weekend.
I am so lucky to have sisters and sisters-in-law
who will supply me with darling babies to kiss!
(my blue-eyed babe)

Especially since my baby is not so much a baby anymore...
But that doesn't stop me from giving her plenty of kisses.
How can you resist kissing those cheeks?

Now, off to make dinner and get a little work done.
PS.  I have been loving this song today.
I think Lee will win the whole thing.  Hopefully.

Be still my heart.

This photo from my recent newborn session is one of my all time favorites!
What a little doll!
To see more CLICK HERE.

*Abby's Senior Pics*

More of Abby's Senior Pics over on The Shoot Shoppe Blog - CLICK HERE to see!