Monday, April 19, 2010

Green is for Spring!

This past Saturday I was asked to shoot some photos at the wedding of a dear friend's sister. How fun was this backyard bash?! First of all, my dear friends have an AMAZING backyard - they are always so gracious to "loan" it out on special occassions such as this! Everything was so beautiful...the day could not have been more perfect! And I was so loving the green dress that the bride wore - fit her personality to a T! On top of that - my dear friends best friend happens to be an amazing chef and catered the whole affair with some of the most delicious food I've ever put in my mouth! I came, I saw, I took pictures! Lots and lots of pictures! 476 to be exact! I promise I'm not going to try to post them all! But here are some of my very most favorites!

The green dress I spoke of...

The bride and her daddy

The very happy couple :)

Some of the amazing food I spoke of!

The dear friends who hosted this shindig :) Aren't they a beautiful couple??

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Here's to life!!!

This weekend was busy, busy, busy and I downloaded 230 pictures that I need to filter and edit! S0, just so noone thinks I'm a lazy bones, here are a few pictures to hold you over until I finalize editing and post them in separate entries :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Totally unplanned & totally amazing!

I have to admit that this Easter weekend was one of the most amazing family weekends I've experienced in awhile. In years past I've gone to great lengths to do everything "perfectly", from turning the house into an Easter wonderland, to coloring eggs & decorating cookies, setting up the "perfect" Easter baskets (complete with the jelly bean trail that Mr. Cottontail left behind in his hurry to get to the next house), and preparing a gorgeous Easter dinner after church on Easter Sunday. Well this year, I let all the "perfect" go and had one of the best Easter's ever!
Elissa & her boyfriend Zach, complete with Subie the pup (who I'm sure went home with a belly ache after eating Mr. Cottontail's jelly bean trail!), came down from St. George for the weekend. It was a big step for Zach, as he's never spent a holiday away from his family! So we felt honored that he would step outside his comfort zone to spend the holiday with our family!
Sunday brought lots of wind and just enough sunshine to send the little kids out for an egg hunt after church. You have to love the looks on their faces while they're hunting for those colorful little things :) After the hunting of eggs was completed, we were surprised by a visit from Rich's oldest son Jared and his girlfriend Megan. 2010 is the first time since we joined these 2 crazy families together almost 8 years ago, that ALL of the kids have been here together on Easter! Totally unplanned, totally unexpected and totally amazing! My heart was so full of love and satisfaction as I sat down at my table to eat an Easter dinner with a family of 12! Ok, so that's a stretch of the truth, we could never fit all 12 people around our table, so there was a little lap and floor eating going on as well :) Nonetheless, it was a beautiful day spent in faith and overwhelming gratitude for a Savior who gave his life for this humble family, that we may be a family always and live with him again one day.
Now....enjoy some pictures!!!