Monday, October 31, 2011


This Picture is from one of our last camping trips this summer.  We love camping.  This trip actually was not fun.  Jane slept like poo.  But hey, can win them all

Saturday, October 8, 2011

family + journals

So... all. year. long.  i have been thinking about writing more in a journal or blogging more and making it into a book.  Have i done it. NO.  I am really bummed about it.  Will i start?  I don't know.  But i will at least know, at this moment... i thought really HARD and long about it... and hopefully this is the tipping point for me. I feel that memories, stories and family pictures are sacred.  AND i cherish and adore my children.  I hope from now on, i can get on top of it, make a habit of recording things better... AND just do it.  My Goal is to have ALL pictures from marrying jon up until now in some sort of book by the first of next year. WHAT?!  ha ha.  We will see.  I truly mean that. We will see... lots and lots and lots of great photos.  This is going to be exciting!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

freshly picked

My amazingly talented friend Susan is the owner of the shop Freshly Picked.  Go here to be a part of this great giveaway!!!

I have a pair of these for sweet Lola Jane.  They are so darn cute.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


 Owen started school last week.  He was SO brave.  I could tell he was nervous when I was leaving.  But no tears were shed. (except mine-wuss).  Jon Picked him up and asked him how it was.  We were SOOO excited to hear.  He told Jon it was kinda boring! ha.  I laughed so hard.  Poor kid... hopefully he gets more into it and shows his true colors.  Owen is very outgoing and has the best sense of humor.  But he does need to be comfortable.
I know every mother feels this way.. but i really can't believe he is so old.  I just adore him.  He is my little buddy.   I love hanging out with him.  We have had such a great summer.  Lot's of pool time, splash pad, canyon, bike races, bbq's and playing with friends.  He is also a great big brother.  He even fished miss Lola Jane's pacifier out of the toilet today and brought it down to me... ha ha ha.  She loves the toilet! darn kid.  Good times.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary

6 years married to this man

He loves me. I love him. We have 2 darling children. Now that is something. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

owie o

owen is the best.
he is smart
so tender and thoughtful
says thanks all the time
loves to do art
loves to play
loves to cuddle
gives jane lots of kisses and hugs
he is a tease

he is so fun. i am so grateful for his vibrant, sweet spirit in our home.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


This is owen and i hiking to stewart falls 5 days before sweet jane was born. I love holding his little hand. Tonight is one of those nights... where you just feel overwhelmed. In a good way. I am overwhelmed with JOY. The last few months have been so hard... so good... so special.
I love being a mom. I am so grateful that my body can carry a baby. I am so grateful for the sweet lives i get to be a part of. It is so hard. It is so amazing. Children are amazing. Owen loves to hug and cuddle me. He lights up EVERY single time i walk in the door. And all the love and care that has showered our home from friends and family... We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many kind people. Hopefully i can return the love.

I am so happy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

family and jon biking

Owen playing up at sundance during one of jon's races this summer... 5 min later there was a HUGE down pour. it was so fun

Sweet Jane. 2 months..
Family at the end of pp2p. Jon's 80 mile mtn bike race last weekend... jon looking good. way to go.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


this summer has been so great. i can hardly believe it is coming to a close. owen and i played really hard outside,up until baby jane was born... riding up the canyon to the water fall, hikes, parks, swimming- lot's of time with friends.... poor kid didn't know what was about to hit him :) we've been inside a little more. still lots of playing.
jane has been such a sweet addition to our family. and owen is trying hard to be a good brother.
jon has been racing mtn bikes each week, and we have had fun watching. he did SUPER good. pics to come. i have been able to ride my bikes the last few weeks. feels like heaven... i love it.
life is good.

Friday, July 30, 2010

baby girl russell

born 7.3.2010
7.1 lbs
19 in
super sweet
her name? probably little miss JANE ESTELLE
not set in stone :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


beautiful owen... he is so much fun.  

Thursday, April 8, 2010

cute boys

owen's favorite activity of all time... riding on the vroom vroom.  
it's ironic because he is so serious while riding. but super happy.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Owen

Owen is 2 !!!!
We had a great weekend with him celebrating.
On saturday we had a party and so many of his cute friends came. He loved it! 
He is such a joy.  We feel so lucky to have such a happy, sweet, and funny little boy 
in our lives.  Happy Birthday Owen.