Monday, August 18, 2014

Two peas in a pod

Swinging Brandon and Shelby
These two. They are two peas in a pod. 
I can't get over how much Tayte looks up to his older brother. He intimidates everything his older brother does. If Daxton falls so does Tayte, if Daxton jumps so does Tayte, if Daxton says a prayer Tayte is his little echo. In fact, last night these two just wouldn't go to sleep. They are in the same room and all I heard was giggling and little feet running. I was smiling along till it got to be about 11:00 and I had to put an end to their mischief.  I absolutely love it though and I hope that this little friendship will just keep growing. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Twin Nieces

Newborn photos
The other week I went to my brother's house because my sister in law just had twin girls. They asked me to do some photos for them and I was more than excited to do it (granted I had never photographed twins so I was excited/ nervous). 
But really there is something about taking pictures of newborns that bring such a peace and also bring so much joy. Plus they were 3 days old! Really nothing sweeter. 
After taking pictures of these sweet nieces it fired my desire to have my own twins even more. (crazy! I know)  Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos  Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos Newborn photos
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Reasons why I love my camera phone

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I always feel so lucky to live in a day where we can lug around a camera that fits in our pocket. And really I can capture any moment at any given time. These are the reasons as to why I love my camera phone... 

my boys and their most loved scooters
spending almost everyday in our swimsuits
playing, jumping and splashing outside
temple trips, morning snuggles
time playing with cousins 
the time Daxton and Tayte rode their first horse at Thanksgiving Point and they were in heaven!!
an amazingly, fun family reunion in Park City!
Activities we did for Tayte's birthday
Time with daddy
Time with Uncle Tanner and Aunt Amanda scootering around Blickenstaffs
An incredible first birthday for little Riggins. And spending time with friends.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

What I've Learned...

In the past 6 years.
6th Anniversary Brandon and Shelby
Yesterday we celebrated our 6th year anniversary. And as we were on our date we had a questionairre about the highlights of our marriage. It got me thinking about how much I've changed and what I've learned through this crazy, fun, journey of marriage. 

In the past 6 years I've learned:

how to really put all my trust in one person
to love despite flaws and differences
to laugh
to be selfless
its okay to be wrong
to give more praise and affection
to consistently support
to become a partnership. to become one
new skills and incorporate many of the same interest
to not worry
to be humble and to learn from a wise spouse
to be creative and think outside the box
to give.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Tayte

2nd Birthday
I'm a couple days late, but we were on a family reunion when Tayte's Birthday happened. And sadly, Tayte woke up with a fever and just not feeling well, so we celebrated most everything for his birthed the next day. But really,  I can't say how much I love this boy. I am grateful for his silly, wild, smart, and sweet personality.  I just can't believe he is two. 
I love you Mister Tayte. 
2nd Birthday
We had a donut cake for breakfast the day after his birthday. He and his cousins couldn't have been more excited to have cake for breakfast!
2nd Birthday
We were in Park City vacationing with family, so after boating we all went to the carrousel to celebrate little Tayte. 
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And you remember the awesome Ellen from my previous post?? She sent Tayte the cutest birthday mail. He opened it up and there was a 2 dollar bill for his 2nd birthday. So I caught a quick picture with him holding it. :)  

2nd Birthday
He's TWO!