So I’ve decided to put my ‘portfolio’ for all to see and will keep this blog mainly focused on my family. If you’re interested in design work or just want to see what’s keeping me busy (besides my family), take a look at Made by Memilyrae!
Enter to win a Nikon D3100 DSLR! You know I want one!
Who knew February and March would be the most busiest and craziest months of my year?!?! And guess what….it’s only MARCH! Who knows what will happen over the rest of the 9 months until…what is that? 2013? Yikes! I’m getting old!
So, here’s where we play catch-up…mostly in pictures. 🙂
In February, Stephen’s Grandma Julia passed away. She had not been in the best of health for quite a while and we’re sure she is enjoying the freedom of a limited body now. During the preparation, funeral and burial we were able to experience some really neat and uplifting things. We were able to spend good quality time with the family, close and extended, and hear so many neat things about Julia’s life.
The funeral home director and staff were amazing! They took such great care of Julia and made everything so comfortable for the family. He, the director, truly cared about us and the family. And they were affordable! I know it’s odd having you remember a funeral home for any future needs, but you may need it some day! http://www.utahvalleyfuneral.com/ – Matt Davis – truly a great and professional man!
I absolutely love this picture (thanks Stephanie S!) Matt Davis had the pallbearers where white gloves because in funerals for presidents, etc, white gloves show signs of respect…so why not show that same respect for our loved ones. I love that! The grandsons (pallbearers) placed their gloves on her casket before burial but Stephen and his brothers kept one glove. We are hoping to put them in a shadow box along with the picture for Alec and Pat (my in-laws). It really was a special experience that we were able to share with family and friends. I’m lucky to have met Julia and even more lucky to be a part of the family she and Goodwin created together!
Spencer built (with some help from mommy) a diorama of the Lewis and Clark. We included some of the geography (mountain, flat lands and river), plants (trees and bushes mainly) and animals (snakes, birds, bears, fish…and even a bear eating a fish) all printed off of the computer. We used tissue paper (and hot glue…which I did) to make the river. He did such a great job!
Garrett just loves his daddy! He has to be with him all the time and do anything his daddy does.
- Loves to cheese-it for the camera
bath time fun
Poor Evie! She and Garrett were sitting in her bed and I guess Garrett pushed her out of bed and on to the floor. Unlucky girl put her hands down to catch herself and her thumb slipped into the floor vent and got stuck. Like really stuck! Stephen had to use a too to bend the vent slats just to get her thumb out. Sad girl! The next morning she said she felt fine but she wanted to show off her bandages! LOL
We helped throw a baby shower for my brother and sis-in-law’s newest baby who came to their family at 27 weeks at 2.2 lbs! She has a purple butterfly theme so we had butterflies everywhere.
The pictures of her were SO tiny when she was born and she is doing really, REALLY well! She has almost tripled her birth weight and we are so excited for her progress! She was moved out of the NICU and is now next to a window so we were able to peek in on her. We went as a large group and took turns peeking in through the window. My brother is soooo wrapped around her little pinky!
There is so much more…Grams and Papa visit, Spencer’s birthday, Evan’s birthday, Blue and Gold Banquet (Cub Scouts), Pinewood Derby (Cub Scouts), 1st Grade Valentine’s Party, 1st grade Planetarium field trip (I have a picture of the Scera Theatre field trip), Spencer’s after school activity: CO2 car races, etc, etc, etc! And those are just the things I have pictures for!
So Stephen and I realized we haven’t seen our camera since the Father/Son Campout. What does that mean? #1 – I need a new camera. #2 – these pictures are definitely NOT the best quality but they are all I have and they are still memories. #3 I didn’t get any pictures from Halloween Night. Boo. But, they still looked great in their costumes! Click on the images to make larger. 🙂
Lil’g got to experience his first trip to the zoo…and Sp and Ev haven’t been in 2 or 3 years! Crazy, I know! It was the perfect weather too! What was pretty interesting to me is that a fair amount of animals seemed to be interested in us too. They came up and examined us…we blamed Lil’g…said he smelled just like them! 🙂 Just teasin! Enjoy the pics!
Okay, not psych as in Just Kidding…but Psych as in Shawn and Gus. It’s a beloved TV show by not only myself…but a bunch of teenage girls! You should have HEARD these girls fighting over Shawn and Gus (AND Lassie…not the dog…the detective)! They were calling DIBS and fighting over pictures and WOW! GIRLS! They’re crazy! They painted picture frames for their group picture (below), ate dinner (Hawaiian Haystacks…because it has pineapple…and Pineapple is all part of the TV Show…just watch…you’ll see), played Memory (they screamed any time they saw their “man’s” picture! OMGosh!), opened presents (yes…she got a REAL pineapple…and “It’s a Boy” mints…weird, I know), played “Psych” on the web, and had dessert. It was a fun, LOUD night but I think the girls had a blast. Pictures and Pages to follow….