Sunday, May 13, 2012


My, oh, my. I have a teenager. Curren James turned 13 on May 2nd. I am SO proud of my first born. He is smart (great at math, just like his mama), a good big brother to his siblings that ADORES his baby sister, loves to play basketball, and is a talented runner. Plus, he's just a good lookin' kid. Every year that goes by just shocks me. He is finishing up his 7th grade year. 8th grade next year. and then high school. Seriously - where has the time gone. Curren always thinks he needs to be daring - in this picture, he climbed on the outside of the bridge - the water is probably at least 15-20 feet down. Even though he doesn't like to admit it, I think he likes taking pictures with me. I sure enjoy the one-on-one time with my first born. He's a sweet kid, with a tender heart, aiming to please. With just 5 years before he leaves for college, he's got big dreams - say's he's going to North Carolina, or Stanford, or somewhere else far away. Too bad for him, I've already got his life planned out - UNI, get a good job in the Cedar Valley, get married, live in Denver, and raise his grandkids close to home, so he can still watch his siblings grow up too. :) Or maybe not. I guess I'll let him decide when the time comes - and it'll be here before we know it! Happy 13th birthday, Curren. Love you!

Friday, April 20, 2012

kisses for baby

Jazzy learned how to give kisses! I love these new slobbery, open-mouth kisses! She gives them to her mama too but also loves her new friend. Precious!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Jazzy LOVES cheerios. She loves grabbing them out of her "spill-proof" cup. She usually gets 2-3 in her hand, and 8-10 fly all over the floor. Zoey loves that part...

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Every Easter, we head to sunrise service in Denver. It's a tradition I look forward to. We also enjoy breakfast in the church basement and then heading to "the bridge" to take pictures of the kiddos. It was a beautiful, sunny morning. Not the best for taking pictures, but yet perfect to celebrate that Jesus is alive.

I remember taking this picture last year (click here), thinking that a year from now, we'd have a baby girl added to the bunch. What a good year it's been. Jazzy is the perfect addition to our big kids!

Thanks to Kyler for snapping this one. Next year I need to recruit someone to take a picture of all 7 of us!

Love these kiddos. I'm so proud to be their mama! Thanking God for the many blessings He has given us!

Friday, April 6, 2012

9 months

Every month that goes by just shocks me. I don't know how Jazzy is already 9 months. She continues to be such a sweet baby. Still no teeth and not crawling yet, but is getting closer every day. She is a happy little girl that loves her daddy, Grandpa Bill, and Cheerios.

She still sleeps in a bassinet in my room. I'm just not ready to let go and put her in the big girl crib. I know the time is short since she's getting closer to pulling herself up, but I just can't do it yet. Plus, she still wakes up 1-2 times to eat. I will miss our snuggle time in the middle of the night as well as having her right next to me!

We had a little photo shoot the past few days. She is in such a cute stage right now!

These tulips are down at the fire station in Denver. I drop by them one day and had to get my camera that night and take some pics of Miss Jazzy. There are so pretty!

This is Jazzy's first tutu and the first time I've ever made one! It was pretty easy and I'm sure I'll make a few more (one for Miss Macy too!). So cute!

Mama loves you, baby girl!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I don't know why, but this picture makes me smile.

Monday, April 2, 2012

the park

first trip to the park for this spring. This was a few weeks ago, but Jazzy obviously loved it. Looking forward to many more trips with all the kiddos. This weather has been unreal!

very first time on the swings at the park... love this super-excited, all gums smile!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

8 days old times 2!

A few months ago, a friend from work asked me if I'd be willing to take newborn pictures of her twin babies. I was SO excited to do this! These babies were SO precious and so tiny!!

Chelsi looked amazing her whole pregnancy and looked amazing 8 days after their arrival. I loved hearing her birth story and how life has gone adjusting to a family of five. Sounds like things are going well and I couldn't be happier for her!

Mr. Cade was awake the WHOLE time!

This picture cracks me up. Kitt was two inches longer than her brother at birth (and only 3 oz bigger) and apparently felt like stretching out for the camera!

My sister made some sweet hats for the babies. Neither one of them were too thrilled about them. :)

LOVE baby-fine hair on a newborn. are gorgeous.

Look at those sweet inter-twined little arms.

Big brother Ashdon got to help take pictures too!

Chelsi says Ashdon has been a great big brother! While I was there, one of the babies started crying and he sang the ABC's to them. Chels said that he sings to them often if they cry. SO sweet!

Baby feet!

Cade's sweet little profile...

Doesn't Chelsi look amazing?!?!? 8 days after twins. Wow! Congratulations, Chelsi!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

happy birthday, grandma brody!

here's a video just for you, grandma (and grandpa). Hope you have a great birthday! Sorry for the pouting in the middle of the video. Just one of those nights!

See you next month! Love ya!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

sweet sisters

the older Jazzy gets, the more she starts looking like her big sister. love these girls!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

what a difference a day makes

Curren got braces on Thursday! He looks SO much older now! He'll wear them for about 2 years....and will get them off just in time for basketball his Freshman year of high school. How is it possible that he's almost in 8th grade???? So crazy!

I'll have to take a picture when he gets them off with Jazzy too. She'll be a big girl by then!

Night before & night after:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

just because

I needed a new picture for my computer desktop at work!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


.... I buy clothes with the sole purpose....

.....of taking pictures of them.....

Love these girls!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

why hello there, Jazzy girl....

happy baby girl after spending over 7 out of the past 19 hours at basketball games. She was incredibly happy the whole time. Jazzy can definitely go with the flow!!