Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Home Improvements

I thought about waiting to do this post until I had all the pictures, but then realized that I probably wouldn't do it. So here goes.

We have been doing some home improvements lastly that I wanted to document.

Yesterday for Memorial day Ryan and I put in a new kitchen sink! I don't know if it matters that we had the sink for a good two years sitting in our basements, but we did it! We still have a few kinks to work out, but it works and it looks good!



Another Before...


A few weeks ago with the help of some friends we took out this ugly bush in our front bed.

With the help of them and their handy truck.

The set up...
Its going, going...
Here is the after!
In it's place we now have a new tree. The name I don't have in front of me and of course this is the picture I am missing. But once it blooms I will show you!

All these changes got me thinking about all the changes we have done to our house since moving in.

Here they are:

Painted the Kitchen
New windows for the whole house
New carpet in 4 bedrooms and one hall
Painted the downstairs
Painted the kitchen cupboards
New lawn in front and back
New roof
Painted the office
Painted our bedroom
Decorated kitchen/downstairs living room
Fixing the deck
New sink
Fixed leaky pipe
Made sprinklers automatic

We hope to keep adding to the list.

Next project - The bathroom

Picnic in the Park with Daddy

This last week Ryan was able to get Friday off as well and Monday for Memorial day. I wanted to make Friday a fun and special day for Wilson so after doing lots of yard work we decided to have a picnic in the park!So I packed us a big comfy blank and the random est lunch you have ever seen and we were off.

We headed to Veterans park in West Jordan. With several places to choose from we decided on the quietest place for our picnic.

Here are Wilson and Ryan enjoying their lunch

I love watching him eat sandwiches. Of course as I am sure most kids are he will not eat crust!

It is a good thing my boys love PB and J cause that is all we had in the house...

After eating Ryan and I were able to cuddle up on the blanket while Wilson went off and played.

And of course we had to spend some time on the swings before leaving.

It was a beautiful day! We should picnic more often!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Family Photos

This past week I had the chance to take my Aunt's family pictures. We had so much fun up at the capitol. I was also able to take my cousins engagements the same night (a post for another day). I am loving all of the opportunities to do what I love and help others out!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Great Salt Lake

A friend of mine and I have been wanting to go to the Great Salt Lake and take pictures for a while. And Friday we decided to do it. It was an adventure from the beginning since we were not sure how to get there and especially not where we could take pictures. But we made it. Once we got there we found a good spot to park and walk out. After trenching though a swamp like area we made it to try land. Minus the harsh sunlight and dead birds that were scattered about. We had lots of fun and our boys had even more fun! I think I found a new sport for pictures! Anyone interested?

Friday, May 13, 2011


This past week I had the opportunity to take pictures or the son or our good friends. This is sweet little Connor and he is one!
Happy Birthday Connor!!!