Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

My winter break is slowly coming to an end.  I am still trying to enjoy every minute of it.  Josh is on vacation so it is wonderful that we can spend some time as a family.  Connor is really being spoiled!  I took these pictures of Connor this morning in the kitchen.  He was having fun trying to rearrange the chairs.  The shirt he is wearing the pictures was given to him by his great-grandmother (Josh's grandmother)  for Christmas.  Today we don't have anything spectacular planned. We will probably watch the ball drop in Time Square and toast with sparkling apple cider (not a fan of champagne, unless it is with orange juice). This year has really flown by... so much has happened.  Connor is growing so quickly!  He is starting to want to run and his vocabulary is really growing quickly.  I cannot even list all the words he has learned.  But it seems he learns a new word every couple of days.  My new year resolution is to lose weight.  I know it seems that is everyone's resolution but it is something I really need to work on.  I have been eating really well the last couple of days and exercising for about an hour each day.  Wish me luck!  The hardest part is not going to McDonald's for breakfast.  I love their Egg McMuffin.  Josh is really supporting me through this and helping by cooking healthy foods.  My other goal for the new year is to continue reading the Bible and following God's plan for my life.  It is really important to try and be an example of Christ and I don't always do that.  So I am going to really devote myself to becoming a better follower of Christ.  I also want to continue working on taking better photos.  I hope to take some family portraits this year of our family and also try to take others photos as well.  I think I have a lot of goals for the new year but I am going to persevere.      

I also want to congratulate my cousin, Melissa!  She is going to be a mom!!  Her baby is due in June!  I am very excited to be an aunt!!  

Monday, December 29, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Sorry some of the pictures are sideways.  I am not sure why the computer won't let me flip them today.  Anyways, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  These are some of the photos from our trip to Vegas.  We had so much fun!  We went to two shows that were incredible.  We saw Mystere at Treasure Island and The Beatles Love show at Mirage.  I recommend them both.  They are both cirque de soleil shows and the people in the show are so talented.  We loved staying at New York, New York!  The hotel was really nice and we had a really nice room.  The only down fall on the trip was the food prices on the strip.  The food is so expensive even at McDonalds.  We wanted to try out a few fine dining restaurants, so we planned on eating less expensive meals most of the time and then going to a couple of really nice restaurants.  But, all the restaurants turned out to be expensive so we weren't able to do any really nice fine dining.  I wanted to check out Bobby Flay's restaurant in Caesars Palace, maybe next time.  We did eat at a really good sushi restaurant in Palazzo called Samba Sushi that was excellent and not too pricey.  Josh said it was the best sushi he ever had!  My favorite casino was the Wynn.  That place is incredibly nice!  They had opened the Encore casino the day before we left but we didn't have enough time to go and see it.  Connor also had a great time at Grandma's house.  He was very spoiled and got really attached to Papa.  It is good to be home and back to reality.  I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Day!   

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas

I finally have a Christmas picture of Connor uploaded.  I really wanted to have a Santa picture of him but it just was not Connor's plan.  I went to the mall on Sunday and stood in line to see Santa for an hour and he would not sit on his lap.  He was too scared of him.  He was fine watching him from a distance.  He actually blew him kisses and waved to him but he did not want to sit on his lap.  So I guess this year I will not have a Santa picture of Connor.  The best I can do is take a picture of Connor holding Santa.  I can't believe we are going to Vegas this weekend!  I am very excited.  It will give Josh and I an opportunity to celebrate getting through the first year as parents.  It has been an amazing year!  I hope Connor is good while we are gone.  My mom and dad will be taking care of him while we are gone.  Connor has battled having a fever for the last couple of days (it finally is getting better).  But, his sleep habits are all off- so I hope he sleeps well at Grandma and Papa's house.  I am not taking my good camera with me to Vegas, but I am taking my small camera to keep in my purse.  I will upload a couple of pictures when we get back.  I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.  

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

I cannot believe it is almost Christmas! I have three gifts off my list- that is it! I have a very long ways to go. I never know what to buy anyone. It is very important that I get all my shopping done in the next couple of weeks because on the 20th we go to Vegas, and I want to be all done by then. I don't want to be shopping on Christams eve (the day after we get back from Vegas). I am very excited to go Vegas! Steve and Nancy bought us Mystre tickets for our Christmas gift. I am very excited to see it! I heard it is amazing. These are some of the pics from Connor birthday party. As soon as we take our Christmas pictures I will post them on page. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween!

It's going to be Connor's 2nd Halloween!  He makes such a cute superhero.  Josh is going to be Batman for Halloween.  When I take pictures of both of them I will load them onto my blog.  Connor is doing a great job of walking.  He still resorts to crawling sometimes but he seems to be walking a lot better.  He has really good balance, he just gets a little lazy.  I can't wait for next week to be over!  I have parent-teacher conferences this week and next week.  It is so much work and a lot of talking!  I cannot wait to say that I am finished with conferences!!  I hope everyone is doing great.  Have a very enjoyable Halloween!   

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall is here!

I can't believe it is fall already!  Next month is Connor's birthday!  I need to start moving on planning his party.  Time just seems to slip away so quickly!  Josh and I just bought a new computer.  We got a Mac and I absolutely love it!  It is a lot faster and it reads my raw photos so it is perfect for me.  This photo is the first photo that I have edited on my mac.  I think it turned out really well.  Our internet is still really slow, but that has to do with our internet connection not the computer.  I think when we are done with our contract we are going to look into something else that is a little faster.  Right now we have Alltel and it is just not fast enough.  
Connor is still not walking.  He is taking a few steps but he is not quite walking yet.  He doesn't have a lot of motivation to walk and he is very content with his crawling.  We hope he will start walking by his first birthday but it is all up to Connor.  I hope everyone is doing well.  

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Precious Moments

I cannot believe how fast time goes seems only yesterday we brought Connor home from the hospital. In just a few months he will be a year old! I've started thinking about his birthday party, I'm thinking of a sports theme. I even have ambitions to make a cupcake birthday cake myself (wish me luck)! I bought the tier holder for the cupcakes at Micheal's this weekend- on sale of course. Connor got his third tooth this weekend. He finally got one on top, we think it is the canine tooth but were not sure. I have never seen those teeth come in before the front teeth but I guess everyone is different. These are some pics that I took of Connor in the backyard. He absolutely loves playing with his fire truck. He especially likes to climb into the truck and stand on top of it (so dangerous). Hope everyone is doing well.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Family Times

This has been an exciting week. Josh and I just celebrated our 4th Anniversary on Thursday. We went to movies for the first time since we had Connor. We saw The Dark Knight. It was so good! Heath Leger played the Joker in the movie and he played it so well. I think it is my favorite Batman movie. Afterwards we went to the Melting Pot. It was so yummy. The chocolate fondue was to die for! I had such a great time.
In December, Josh and I are planning to go to Las Vegas. We already bought our plane and hotel tickets. We are staying at New York, New York. I am very excited! It will be the longest I've ever been away from Connor. That part is going to be really hard but I think it will be good for everyone. We are planning to go to a show, so if you have any suggestions let me know.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Back to Work

Hello Everyone!

My summer is quickly coming to an end. I have already started getting my classroom ready and going to new trainings. The summer has been so much fun! I love just hanging out with my family. But I have no choice- I have to go back!
The first picture is taken at Cochiti. I recently went there with family and friends. The other pictures I took in the backyard. Connor is doing very well. He started eating meats this week! He has had chicken and beef. His new favorite thing to do is to push the chairs around in the kitchen. This makes me really NERVOUS! So I stay right by him when he off on his adventure. I hope you enjoy the pictures. I am slowly learning how to manually take pictures. Let me know if anyone wants me to take pictures of you or your family. I need to practice on other people besides my #1 model and Josh. I cannot guarantee good pictures but I'll just charge you for what pictures you want and how much it cost to print them.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


For my Photo Corp (my photo group with our church) I had an assignment to take a picture of myself and this was my portrait. I like taking portraits of others more!

Me and Papa

I took these pictures at my parents house on the Fourth of July. Connor was having a lot of fun with my dad. I think they look too cute together.

Connor started to wave hi and bye to EVERYONE! It doesn't matter if were at the grocery store or the mall he waves to anyone. Yesterday we went the mall and he found himself a girlfriend! We were eating our lunch in the food court and this couple with their daughter were sitting across from us. They were both so cute with each other. They kept smiling and waving at each other. Connor would shake his head and then she would shake her head. It was so CUTE! Connor must like older women because this little girl was probably a year and a half.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chillin' at Home

This morning I took some shoots of Connor on our front porch. I am really happy with how they turned out. He has eyes that really pop out of the picture. I could not ask for a better model!

Connor broke two teeth recently and is starting to eat more textured foods. He still has not said mama he is stuck on dah-dah. Every time I tell him "say mama" he says "dah-dah! Such a daddy's boy!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Look at us!

The summer is going by so fast but I am still findng time to play with my camera. Here is a picture I took a few days ago of all of us. I placed my camera on a tripod and them hopped in the picture. It was a little tricky getting everything centered and also getting Connor to look towards the camera. But Tickle Me Cookie Monster helped us out there. I love taking family portraits! We haven't actually taken a picture of the three of us since December and Connor has changed so much since then.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Connor and Daddy

Hello Everyone! I am having so much fun staying at home with my family. I am not going to want to go back to work!! Last night I took some pictures of Josh and Connor at home. Here are a couple of the pictures that I took. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Connor is already 7 months old!!

Here are some pictures of Connor that I took yesterday. I wanted some pictures of him with Josh's firefighter gear from work. I think they turned out really good. Of course I have an amazing model to help me with the pictures.
Connor is doing really well! He has been crawling really good for about three to four weeks now. He does not stop ALL day long. He is also pulling himself up on furniture. So everything on the coffee table has to go. He is getting to the point where he wants to play with everything except for his toys. I am really looking forward to spending the summer with him. I know it is going to go by so fast and I am not going to want to go back to work.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Here is one more picture of my cutie!! Enjoy!! He is too cute.

Thursday, May 1, 2008