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Sunday, December 20, 2009


So a lot has happened since Easter! Sorry for the long delay in postings! Life overwhelmed me for a little while but now I am back on track : ) WITH  a new and fabulous camera to take gorgeous pictures with (thanks Alan) AND  a semester's worth of photography and photoshop knowledge to take advantage of!

I am working backwards so upcoming posts to watch for are: Mainstay Farm in October, Fishing with Daddy in October, Wyoming Part 2,  Favorites from my photography class in December and whatever else I can find!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gingerbread House

I wasn't too sure how this would go but Grayson LOVED it. Alan and I had a great time too! We even made it through the entire thing without Grayson realizing he was playing with massive amounts of sugar!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa (take 2)

So we have been telling Grayson all about Santa and he was excited to go and see him again.  Grayson even smiled and waved at him when we got there. Sitting in his lap was a different story...

*he already saw him once this year when he was with my parents and cousins at Bass Pro Shop. I will try
and scan the picture later.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jennifer Turns 28 and it's Christmas?!

We celebrated my birthday (28) with my parents and sister and brother-in-law and then we had an early Christmas. Christmas squeezed in on a work night just wasn't the same but we made the most of it. It was mostly spent helping Grayson open presents and watching the guys crash fly rc helicopters : )

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Alan turns 29!

We celebrated Alan's birthday twice! Once with the Jones's, Aaron's, and Hester's, and once with the Knights. I forgot to take pictures of the first but at least I got some of the second celebration : )

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hunting Trip to Wyoming (Part 1)

Where do I begin?? We (my parents, Alan, Grayson and I in 2 trucks) headed northwest through Amarillo and New Mexico. We got stranded in Colorado Springs by a snow storm but finally got through the snow to the Red Canyon Ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming where the weather was gorgeous. Thank you Mama and Daddy for taking us with you this year and thanks to the Hanson's for their hospitality! I took A LOT of pictures!

Cadillac Ranch  in Amarillo
(we didn't know to bring our own spray paint)

somewhere between Amarillo and New Mexico:

Colorado Springs, Colorado
biggest snowstorm in October

Tried to leave Colorado Springs in this mess and turned back around because of road closings in Wyoming. We saw multiple wrecks and spin outs all around us. Very scary!! So thankful we waited out the storm for 2 days because we made it safely!

DAY 3, 4, & 5

Garden of the Gods

Manitou Springs

Burning some energy off around the La Quinta...

Garden of the Gods

From Colorado to Wyoming:

Day 6:
Kaycee, Wyoming

Hunting for mule deer on the last day of the season with the guide, Leif Hanson.

They are standing on a cliff "glassing" for mule deer.


The only photo of Grayson in his costume on Halloween! There wasn't a place to go trick or treating so he ate dinner in his costume and during dinner had a diaper malfunction so that was the end of Halloween!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter with the Jones Family

(misplaced my camera that day so i borrowed my mom's. if anyone has pictures from Easter with the Knights then email them so i can post the pictures. - thanks)

Such a pretty picture of Laura and Emma.

Grayson was really good at picking the Easter eggs up but did not want to put them in the basket!

Colton, Tipi, Grayson, Emma and Graden

The shoes would not stay on!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

**grayson's first birthday**

grayson had a party with family and friends at his house. it was supposed to be outside on the patio but it was rainy and cold so it was inside.

(my attempt at a marshmallow fondant cake)

grayson -

happy birthday buddy! you are the best thing in our life. we are amazed at every little new thing you learn and every new thing you can do. we love all the kisses you give us! you are so sweet but you are curious and rough just like a boy! i can't remember the exact quote but it goes something like this: babies fill a hole in your heart that you never knew existed. that pretty much sums it up!


mommy and daddy

(grayson wanting to play with the toy he just opened, not open another)

(grayson's first taste of sweets)(he didn't eat the whole cake, just a small piece!)