Friday, July 24, 2009

Photoshop class projects

I just finished my online Photoshop class and I wanted to share my completed projects. I had so much fun learning all these cool tricks. Now I am hooked and I love playing with the pictures I am taking.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I got to go back to Disneyland with Paige and Grandma Bulkeley. This time Paige had her Tinkerbell costume on and she loved everyone calling her Tinker Bell all day. She even got to meet Tinkerbell and she loved all the rides. She expecially loved Peter Pan's Flight that she missed last time because she was already asleep. I loved sharing the day with one child, she had all our attention the whole day.

(I am taking an online free Photoshop class and this picture with a frame was my first project. I love learning new things expecially when it involves pictures.)

July 4th

We got sparklers for Paige in the morning and she carried it around all day and couldn't wait to use them. She was not afraid at all and she did a good job at being careful. We went to the block party and watched everyone's fireworks together. The kids all played the whole time. They did water balloons and rode their bikes.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This month we have been having fun with Paige. We were at a practice to sing for Jacob's Aunt's grandson's farewell (we sang We are as the Armies of Helaman I love that I can sing with my husband it is so cute how nervous he gets) and we stopped to hear the live music at Edwards. Jacob knows someone from the band of course, here is a picture of Jacob dancing with Paige.

Jacob got to go to a Dodgers vs. Angel's game at the Angel's stadium for work while I got to go to a 12 hour scrapbooking day with my friend Jaime. I got to get most of my Europe trip done from 2004. Thanks to mom we had a day off. Thanks mom!

Father's Day was full of fun. I was in charge of footprinting all the kids in the primary while Jacob was in the panel of Fathers answering questions behind a big sheet. Hannah and Nate knew it was him quick but everyone else got a little confused with the cowboy accent he was using. We had family over and celebrated Fathers Day together. Jacob is an awesome father, always there for the kids when they need him and always wanting to spend time with them whenever we are together.

Now that Savannah and Kaylie are gone for the summer to visit their dad in Georgia we made new friends with the Kingstons. The kids got together almost every day. I am spending more time playing with Paige too now. Here we are singing Hannah Montana songs on the Wii. Paige loves that she gets a microphone. She is a good singer. She misses the girls, for a while she thought the girls were at school but after a couple of weeks and seeing them on skype she now understands where they are. Poor Paige.

The first week of Summer

Kaylie got baptised a member of the church. It was such a special time for me to see our third baptism. I felt the spirit so strong when Jacob layed Kaylie into the water. She is such a special daughter of our Heavenly Father and she has so much to offer all who are in her life. We are so proud of you Kaylie and you are such an example to us.

Here we are at Disneyland. We went for Kaylie's birthday this year. Grandma went for her birthday the next day and we stayed for two days so we enjoyed the park together.

The big hit of California Adventures is always Soaring over California for us.

Paige got to meet the princesses for the first time this year. She visited them when she was one but she didn't know what was going on. This year she was the only one of the girls that wanted to stand in line to see them. She was horrible in line and almost gave up but all smiles meeting the princesses.

Kaylie in Minnie's house next to a birthday cake in the oven.

This year at Small World we saw all the princesses and disney characters they added here is Jasmine and Aladin on the flying carpet. Seeing Paige's face was the most entertaining part. I love seeing new things with my kids it takes you back to being a kid yourself.

Jacob did another triathlon this year. He improved his time to 92 minutes this time. We were all busy sleeping when he left so we couldn't cheer him on this year. He loves doing these races it keeps him in shape and he loves the competition.

The fruits and vegetables of our labors are coming like crazy. The cucumber Paige is holding is the only one for this year. The strawberries were not going crazy either but I think they were getting eaten so fast that we never got them into the house. The raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are the same way. We have an overabundance of tomatoes though. I even canned a ton and didn't even dent it.
Kaylie is 8! For her birthday this year she wanted a Luau. All the girls got to get dressed up, limbo and learn a hula dance. They all did very well and loved performing for all the parents. Kaylie is growing up to be such an awesome young girl. We are so proud of her and love her so much.

We stayed in Vegas for a night and played at the Mandalay Bay pool all day. The kids were not ready to leave the pool after being there from 9am to 6pm. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe that night and they were falling asleep at their plates.