Monday, April 14, 2008

Married 14,600 Days

theone2 Yikes!  My Parents and my Aunt Anne and Uncle Danny have been married 40 years as of April 12, 2008.  It was a double wedding with two sisters and two Sigma Chi brothers who played basketball and football at the University of Utah.  It must of been quite the event!  Can you guess which one played basketball (my tall Uncle Danny)?  My Dad played football and was, as my friends can all very accurately quote me since they might have heard it several times, 1964's Most Inspirational Player of the Year.  Yep, I have seen the trophy in the trophy case!

My siblings and I planned a surprise party to celebrate their anniversary and had so much fun just being together.  We swam, we went on walks to Angler's Lake, saw rare birds (thanks for pointing them out Spence), went to an animal farm, fed carrots to the horses, barbecued, watched a little conference, cooked yummy food, played Rook, consumed A LOT of Thrifty's ice cream, and two precious babies arrived the Tuesday before and the Tuesday after the event.  Phew....that was close! 

By some miracle we actually did surprise them.  My parents turned out to be difficult people to keep home for a weekend.  We stealthly arrived (as stealthily as is possible for 25 people), stood at the front door, and rang the doorbell.  My sister Rebecca said she "was so excited [she] had butterflies".  My parents answered the door, we sang happy birthday to them (yes...all their special events are within 7 days), and then wished them a happy anniversary.  It did take them a second to register what was happening.  I can't remember anything more fun than surprising them with a such a fun weekend.  How I got $500 of groceries in the house with no one noticing is nothing short of miraculous.  They knew I was coming home to celebrate their birthdays after I discovered my mother's "great idea" to spend conference weekend in Utah.  I told her my plane ticket was non-refundable....the first of many lies over the last few months.  Thank heavens the lying is over!  We love you Mom and Dad.  Thanks for your persevering example!

This photo is one of the few wedding pictures we have of them.  I used photoshop to make it look like a painting and really love the effect it had on the image.  

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More Addy

Couldn't resist the Old Skool action.  I have a penchant for vintage-like photos.  Flowers like this one on Addy can be found here.April 2008-950 copy

Vote For Will

My cousin Jeni has a son running for student body office at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City. This video is part of his campaign. I am still laughing. Hilarious! As my cousin Mitch said "the Willet has my vote". He obviously should be a shoe in. And I just can't believe how much he looks like his mother!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Miss Reagan Alisabeth

Miss Reagan appeared a little early and made me a "favorite" aunt for the second time in 7 days. Reagan has a few struggles ahead of her and will need a few extra prayers by all those so inclined.  Her very feminine details are as follows:

                                                            Born April 8, 2008

                                                                   12:38 pm

                                                                    6 lbs 7 oz

                                                                        20 in



Pictures taken by Whitney and Spencer's friend Mandi.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Miss Addy

This little lovey melted my heart.....and not just because she allowed me to be an auntie for the 11th time.  She is so sweet and so compliant with all the desires of a  photographer's heart.  I am just prepping her for the rest of her life.  She will have to endure many photo sessions over the next 20 years at least! Flowers like the red one on Addy's little bald head can be found here.

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Family In Three

In order to obtain what I like to call my mandatory request for a family picture, I promise to only take three shots.  Even though my brother-in-law says the only thing mandatory for him is "paying taxes and dying", it seems like we did okay.  We were home celebrating my parents 40th anniversary in addition to their birthdays.  There is alot more to tell but I should really go to bed! April 2008-247

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oh My Goodness

I just can't believe the variety of photos this little lovey provided for me in under two hours.  She knocked this session out of the ballpark.  Click here to see a few more.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

She Has Arrived

Little Miss Addy, who just made me a self-proclaimed favorite aunt for the 11th time, arrived today.  She was 8 lbs 4 oz and 19.5 in long.  Stay tuned for some adorable photos.stork