Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 274

How I adore these strong, amazing young women - and love serving them. I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to have fun with them, learn together with them, and be in constant awe of their strength and beauty.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 273

Success! It might not be pretty, but I crocheted it - all by myself! And it feels great!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 272

Today you tried your hand at making Pumpkin Dump cake for the family. It was absolutely scrumptious! You are becoming quite the cook, TJ!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 271

Getting treated out for dinner doesn't mean you need to eat unhealthy! Pitas are da bomb!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 270

Some newly cut bangs really bring out those gorgeous eyes, B! Oh how I love, love, love this girl!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 269

What do these ingredients spell? Vietnamese Spring Rolls! Oh MERCY they are good. Lots of work, but GOOD GOOD GOOD!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 268

Always busy - helping others, serving others, listening, caring, loving. I have an amazing husband!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 267

A divine Sunday evening meal with a family in the ward, followed by a fun new card game. We're hooked!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 266

Spending a much-needed afternoon out with Daddy, and a friend! Quality time together is what the joys of life are made of :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 264

Some glorious red autumn berries - adding to the fiery fall colors that I see everywhere I look. These colors just make me incredible happy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 263

TJ brought some brownies and a nice "thank you" note to our local fire fighters ( as a random act of kindness). The best part was being surprised that one of our fire fighters is a photog. client that I just photographed last week! Who knew? LOL!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 262

Lots of blue this month. Blue = Photoshoots. Phew! But I do love Fall!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 261

It's more than a month away, but these girls couldn't wait to try on their Halloween wigs!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 260

The autumn colors are at their most glorious right now, and I'm relishing in it. Nature is so incredibly beautiful, especially in a place that is lucky enough to get all four seasons!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 259

O Canada. How grateful I am to be a citizen of this amazing country. There is so much to love about being Canadian. Living in a free country and being respected peace-keepers. The glorious landscapes and bountiful resources. Our fellowship one with another -espe
cially when uniting around a hockey team! The freedom to worship how, where, or what we may. The snow - because we can't control it or stop talking about it. Our diversity.

We are not perfect but I believe that, in a pinch, I would look for the first Canadian I could find. We help each other. We reach out. We support each other. I love being Canadian!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 258

I had almost forgotten what a lot of work (and a lot of FUN) photographing weddings is. I always feel so honored to have been asked to be a part of their most special day.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 257

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry when I see my "baby" walking to school, hand in hand with her buddies, singing "Isn't it so fun that we are all BFFs?" I'm grateful for her to have great friends at school, but seeing her growing up by leaps and bounds just breaks my heart! I think I'll be happy for her. It will be easier :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 256

We love our big backyard. Yes, our house is older, but it also means having a larger lot and we get a lot of use out of this fabulous space!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 255

A new school year is often a new beginning. We are getting back into our morning routine of scripture study! The girls are very helpful in getting the scriptures laid out in my spot, and are always happy to listen every morning :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 254

Meet the teacher night! Each of the girls have wonderful teachers this year. BB's teacher was changed the day after this picture was taken, so in this photo - it is the teacher she only had for a few days. Still, she ended up with a good teacher in the end, too :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 253

BB took some time today to read through the little notes and letters her family wrote to her on the day of her baptism. These will be so meaningful to her throughout her life!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day 252

It's field trip time for the Achievement Days girls! They enjoyed a morning at the Royal Museum, and B even invited a friend from school. What a great little missionary!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 251

Chocolate is my biggest vice. I love, love, love it - in all it's forms. If it is in this chocolate explosion from BP's, it is perfection!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 250

Back to the grindstone! Lyndon sees this view each and every day as he goes to work to provide for our family!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 249

Young Women Activity night! TJ got everyone into the Y with her membership. So, FREE swimming at the YMCA! YAY!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 248

First Day of School! I went with the two youngest munchkins as they waited anxiously to see who their new teacher and classmates would be!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 247

Back in the van for the long and familiar drive back home, from Calgary. The girls have become pros at sitting for hours and keeping themselves entertained. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 246

A long-over due family get together! I sure miss these. Our family has grown so much since the last time we all got together, and we were missing some! Can't wait for the next one!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 245

 A very special day! Our little BB was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! We were so proud of her decision to follow Christ's example and enter the waters of baptism. A happy, happy day!