Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall? Where are you?!

  Fall needs to kick Summer's butt here Southern California!
It is still crazy hot. 95 today!
Today, I ignored the heat and put up our Halloween decorations.
Thinking perhaps that it would hurry the season as well as the cooler weather along.
We'll see! 
Either way, the kid's were thrilled to come home to 
 Halloween/Fall touches all around....
 and that is all that matters!
I/We have enjoyed some fun activities the last few weeks.
-Hermosa Beach
-A Dodger/STL Cardinals game at Dodger Stadium
-Farmers market
-Sea World
 Natually, I have to document everything.
It's what a "Mamarazzi" does. It's what I live for!
Making memories and annoying everyone with relentless picture taking!
It's my's what I do.
And actually, I have VERY photogenic subjects so, it's easy to capture great  photos!


























Until next time...
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Im so blessed...where do I begin? I know, I will share photos!

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post!
So not like me ....
I have been really busy with so many wonderful things--
Making memories.
Life is amazing! Life is wonderful!
I am SO blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life!
I am SO greatful to my Heavenly Father for taking my life down the paths it has gone.
It hasnt always been easy but
I can see the blessings unfold everyday.
 Where I have struggled or where my life hasn't uplifted me HE has blessed me with wonderful change.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that although the people in our lives have the freedom to make choices which in turn affect us....
 if we stay faithful  HE will not forget about us or the desires of our hearts.
I have been taken out of misery, abuse and sadness to such a wonderful place.
I see life with my children being blessed in SO many ways and 
while those who have fought to bring or keep me down
I have to ask them:
"How's that workin' for ya??"
Life moves at a fast pace.
 So much has been going on and keeping my heart,mind and soul wonderfully happy!
1) I was able to take Lunden to Utah so she could spend time with her brother and cousins on a camp-out in Idaho and I was able to give my Brennen long awaited hugs!
I miss that kid so much! 
 I only wished he had been able to see Carsen,Logan and Emersyn. 
2) I had a few days to enjoy Utah while Lunden was in Idaho...
Visiting Temple square, Park City, Lagoon, Los Hermanos, Quilted Bear,
The Sweet Tooth Fairy, City Creek, Lot's of time with my BEST friend.
I love Utah!
 I hadn't been back for so long. It feels like home.
So many memories made and so many memories remembered from years ago. 
3) My babies returned to me after a LONG 6 week visit with their dad.
4)School started. I have a second and third grader and 2 SENIORS!
5) Had a great Labor day weekend camping in the rain with some of my favorite peoples,
 4 wheeling with my BEST friend,
 making s'mores and enjoying the cooler fall weather and leaves changing.
History in the making!!
Ok, I will shut up now...I am just so excited about life and the future!
I am blessed beyond measure!
Enjoy the photos!

The twins reunited after a year!

Lagoon! Such a FUN day!

Gotta represent! Off to workout

Fun with photography

Lunden holding a HUGE onion at the Clairmont farmers market

I have my babies back!!

Miss Emersyn wrote her name all by herself!

Princess Emmy

Lunden in Idaho on the campout

Sissy did her hair and make up

Me being goofy in Park City. Love my cherry snowcone

Me...temple square. SO happy!


Romantic chairlift ride in Park city. So peaceful and gorgeous!

Carsen-First day of third grade!

Logan- first day of second grade!!

Emersyn saying good bye. She was SO sad.

Park City...such a FUN ride with my BEST friend!
Gorgeous Aspens. Another storm rolling in.

THE best fajitas! Camp food is so yummy!
After about 18 years I even ate a hot dog! :)

Summer isn't complete without a campout!
 Such a blast with some of my favorite peoples!
Until next time....
"Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation."
Learn to love and forgive and you will be able to move forward in happiness and your heart will be light.You will wish only happiness for those around you. Including your enemies.