Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wheeler Farm

For the past four years it has been a traditions for the Hettingers to make a trip to Wheeler Farm (or as Wilson has been correcting me Wheelers farm) in the summertime. We pack a lunch for a picnic and look at their cute animals. This year I took advantage of the time and planned a little cousin photo shoot! It was fun for sure and we got a some really cute pictures!

Wilson has forgotten how to smile on command... We are working on it!

The Helmstetler's

The month of July this year will be a big one for my sister Jenica and her family. 
Xia - Turned eight and will be baptised 
 Leighton - Is turning twelve and will receive the priesthood 
Jenica - Will graduate from collage 

 I was able to take their family pictures a few days ago for all their special occasions! 

 I am so proud of all of you guys!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm thirty...

When my first nephew was born I was fifteen and I can remember going to see him in the hospital and thinking to myself "when he is fifteen I will be thirty". As a fifteen year old that seemed so far away and I might add that thirty at that point in my life seemed really old. 

In that last fifteen years I have...

Graduated from High School
Changed my major 5 times in collage
Met and Married that Love of my life in the Temple!
Graduated from the University of Utah with my bachelors degree
Bought a house
Had my Wilson
Started my Photography Business
Had my Elsie
Sold a house
Went on two cruises 
Went to New York
Had 8 jobs (some good, some bad)
Have been a stay at home mom for almost 5 years
Held several different callings (Young Women's being my favorite)

Strangely enough I don't feel sad today like I thought I would be. Turning thirty is just another day in my life. My sweet mother turns 53 this year and she proudly owns her age. I love that! I want to be proud to be thirty. I have accomplished so much in my life so far and I have so much longer to live and so much more to do!

So much of my life is different than I thought it would be by the time I turned thirty (most are different for the better).  I never thought I would be the person comfortable enough with themselves to dance to crazy music in public, make up ridiculous songs to teach my kids stuff or make funny faces and sounds just get a smile out of their baby, but I am. I thought that I might be able to actually spell by the time I was thirty, well I still can't. I never thought I would enjoy reading, but I do!  At fifteen I never thought I could make conversation with strangers or train entire an entire company on a new product, but I can! The older I get the more I see my own potential and strive to reach it! 

As my sweet friend quoted in her blog "I want to be thirty, flirty and thriving!"
My thirty's are going to be awesome!!!!