Sunday, November 6, 2011

You've got a friend in me

For Halloween, the girls wanted to do the Toy Story theme, so Mikayla was Jesse (which EVERYONE called her Woody, hello!?) and Sophie was Buzz Lightyear. We did a lot of activities this month, and they were able to wear the costume 3 times. Once for school, once for the ward trunk or treat and then of course on Halloween. The girls were really sad to see Halloween go this year. As I was packing up the decorations, both of them had tears in their eyes as they said, "Bye Halloween, see you next year!"

A little song that Mikayla would sing in between houses

Monday, August 8, 2011

My baby's 2!!

Sophie had her 2nd birthday on Saturday, and we had a lot of fun. We had a Wizard of Oz party, went to the zoo and ate lots of ice cream! I posted about the party on my photography website, so if you want all the fun pics and details, check it out. Happy Birthday my little Sophie! We love you!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 months!!

I can't believe my little one is 3 months today! It always amazes me how quickly/slowly these first few months go. Here are a few things she is doing now:

She loves to "talk". Kedzie coos and ahhs whenever anyone even looks at her. She is also, by far, my most smiley baby.
She chuckles now. Her smile gets so wide on her face that forced air comes out and she has started chuckling.
Still loves her swing!
Is sleeping 10 hours at night! (she's been doing this since 6 weeks, I think being premie had a lot to do with it)
Does not cry during shots.
Still pukes after every feeding and continues to do do until the next one.
Is the joy of our house (along with her two older sisters)

Love my little Kedzers!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blessing Day

Last Sunday we had the opportunity to bless Kedzie. It was a really great day with many people we love supporting us, and surprising us. My Aunt from Washington D.C. flew out to be with her daughter, and took the time to surprise me at the blessing. It was a great surprise and I felt so blessed. Steve gave a beautiful blessing, and I could feel how special this daughter really is. I know the Lord has entrusted us with His precious daughters, and every day I strive to do my best to teach them.

Here are some highlights of the day:
Finally, a family picture with the new addition

Steve's adoration:

Woman of the hour:

Blessing dress, made from my wedding dress:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fast Friends

Kedzie's already made a fast friend...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mid Stream

I got lucky with this shot and was able to catch Kedzie puking in mid stream. I love the way it looks, you can totally see it start to splash up on her dress. I was hoping that one of my children would be a non-puker, but I don't think that will ever happen. Sigh.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Another Photo Shoot

This was a really cool moment. Kedzie was kind of fussy, so Steve picked her up, put her in the crook of his arms and started playing the piano. Within a couple of minutes, she had stopped fussing and fell asleep. Precious.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter Everyone! I am grateful for the sacrifice of my Savior who made it possible for me to have my family forever. What a blessing to know that He lives, and that one day I will live eternally with those I love most. He is Risen!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


How my head hasn't blown off my body from all this cuteness, I'll never know

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Kedzie Sarah Handy

I can't believe the time has arrived and my little one is here! Amazing to me how a pregnancy can seem like an eternity while you live it, and then when the day comes that the baby is born, it's over in an instant. We were blessed to have Kedzie come when she did, I was having consistent contractions very early in the pregnancy and was trying to just make it to 36 weeks. We made it to 36 weeks and 6 days! I think Mikayla sensed very early on that Kedzie would come early. Every night before bed, she would tell Kedzie that she couldn't come out until AFTER her birthday. Mikayla's birthday is March 29th, and being the obedient, loving sister she is, Kedzie was born on March 30. I have a feeling these two (as well as Sophie) are going to be the best of friends. I love my girls more than I could ever say, and feel so blessed to have all 3 of them.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Two Princesses

I love my Snow White. I love my Cinderella. But nothing makes me happier than how my Snow White loves my Cinderella. How am I going to handle adding another one to the mix??!! I don't think I can take it!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Blog

I decided to start a new web page to chronicle my experiences as I learn how to take and edit photos. If you want, check it out

Be warned though, it's definitely a work in progress as I learn how to design, and build a website, and I practice with taking and editing photos. It's mostly for me, but if you're curious...

Friday, March 4, 2011


I have been playing around with photography and editing and worked on a couple of pictures of Mikayla. The first one is bringing out the contrast and the colors are nice and bright, and the second is supposed to be a "honey kiss vintage look". I really like how MIkayla's eyes turned out in the second one. They really pop. I'm messing around with different effects to see what I like the most. It's been really fun!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Luck Be a Lady

Steve went to a business expo last week and entered a drawing for a chance to get tickets to the BYU and New Mexico game tonight. He was quite surprised when he got a phone call yesterday telling him that he WON!, but we were more surprised when we saw how they chose the winner. Check it out:

Every time I see that video I still can't believe he won! Seriously, what are the chances? I told him he needs to enter the lottery with the way his luck is going :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wet Bangs

The other night we were discussing with Mikayla about following Jesus and the importance of baptism. We explained to her that when she gets a little bit older she will be able to be baptized too! We've talked about this before, especially since she has seen numerous cousins be baptized and has always been excited about it. Well, this time she looked very upset and informed us that she does NOT want to be baptized. We asked her why and she responded, "Because I'm scared. I don't want to get baptized." I asked her what she was scared of, thinking it had to do with being submerged under water and not breathing. I was not expecting this response...

"I'm scared my bangs will get wet!"

Yes, I have a very girly girl. And you know what...I LOVE IT!

Friday, January 14, 2011


When we got back from our cruise, we decided to move Sophie in with Mikayla, because they had spent a week together in the same room on the boat and did great. It's been a week and the transition has been a dream. They don't talk to each other, they both sleep until 7:30 and Mikayla loves having Sophie in with her and told me on the second day, "Mommy? I like sleeping with Sophs." Those two are the best of friends, I love it.

It still kills me, though, to see a tiny little girl in a huge twin bed. Sophie could get lost in that bed, but she seems to like all the room. I'm loving it because now I can focus on the nursery and get it all ready for Kedzie! Less than 100 days! Crazy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Island Get away

Our family has been greatly blessed over the past few months, and because of a tender mercy of the Lord, we were able to go on a 7 day Disney Cruise to the Caribbean last week. We left on the 29th of December (our 4 year Anniversary) and came back on January 6. We were able to go with all of Steve's family and we had so much fun. Nothing beats laying on a beach in the middle of January with 80 degree weather while everyone back home is freezing in 5 degree weather!
Here are some pics of our adventure:

New Year's Eve

Snow Whites

Running down Goofy for a hug

Mickey Pool on the top deck

Sisters walking the boardwalk

Chillin on the Beach

St. Maarten

Castaway Cay

St Thomas

Pirate Night-Pirates IN the Carribean