The reason I blog...

"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and
keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh
your memory of these meaningful, significant things. Some of them may be funny.
Some may be of significance only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly
beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of
special experience."
~Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, December 10, 2009

[ Choke Cherry Creek Ranch ]

We were invited to spend a weekend with our friends Steven and Bonnie at their ranch in southern Utah.  We had a really fun time just hanging out and meeting some really cool people. 
Here are some pics from our weekend...

Joey riding with Aspen...

Clayton's first ride with Dad...

The Kids...

[ Ultimate Girls Night ]

Towards the end of August my sister-in-law Stephanie won tickets to the Annual B98.7 "Erin’s Slumber Party".  It's held at the Marriot hotel late at night and they have everything you would do at a slumber party with the girls.  Everything from mini manicures/pedicures, waxing, massages, yummy food, to shopping.  They also had an mini concert with Michael Johns...the HOT Australian dude from American Idol!  We were walking around and I see this guy walking towards us in a white robe...and all I can do is point at him and say..."Hey, that's him!"  And he's just like "Hi" and starts laughing!  How embarassing is that?!!  Nobody even was really around him or noticing that he's walkin through the crowd...and that's what I say!!   Oh well...Here are some pics from our fun night...I totally forgot about these until tonight!
How did I not get any pics of all of us?!  Dang...well these will have to do...

Here's Stephanie...

and Kimberly...

Me getting my manicure...

and the sexy Michael Johns...

Oh...and here's me, my four chins, and Michael in the background!!

Thanks for the fun night girls!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

[ 1st day of Kindergarten ]

So like I said before, Aspen started Kindergarten this year!  It's been a crazy transition trying to figure out the whole half-day situation with daycare and trying to get her too and from school.  But overall it's been going well!

We went school shopping about a week before school started and got her some cute outfits...that was always a fun tradition we had with my mom every year!  It was hard not to just pick everything out for her...I tried to let her pick out things SHE liked.  So for the first day of school I had a few outfits layed out and asked her to choose something to wear...of course she has to pick her favorite t-shirt over mommies favorite dress!  oh well!  She looked cute regardless!  Here are a few pics we took before little diva!!

This is her "Mom, are we done yet?" pose...

I love this one in black & white too!


Aspen is loving school and learning SO much everyday!  She is going to a great school and has the best teacher, Miss Amy.  We really couldn't have asked for anyone better!  I can't believe the first term is already over!
Here she is looking for Mom after school! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

[Where to even begin…]

The last few months have been extremely crazy for our family. I felt like I was just catching up from Summer when August hit us and we transitioned into our first ever school experience. Aspen started Kindergarten and our life became more hectic! I’m still working up at the U…but driving home during my lunch break to take her from Day Care to school. Crazy I know…but we love our babysitter, love her school and teacher, and I love my job. I can't decide which to give up...I know something will need to change soon but for now this is our daily routine. Except for some lifesaving help from my Dad who helps out as often as he can by taking Aspen for me on the days he doesn't work the night before. Aspen loves it when Grampa takes her because he brings her apple pies from “MicketDonalds”!  The first day after he took her I picked her up and she says..."I like it better when Grampa takes me to school because he brings me pie".  So the next day I thought I'd be nice and stop to get her a treat...I always get it wrong...turns out she likes apple better than cherry!! 
So, August flew by…with no posts on the blog.

And then September hit us…with no posts on the blog.

I tried to catch up in October…and got to about the end of July’s activities! So that leaves me with updates needed from August, September, October, November and now it’s already December!! Where has the time gone?!

There have been many changes in our family that have kept me from being motivated to post anything. But this is supposed to be our family journal of events…so I’m going to try to update on all the fun things we’ve done the last 4 months…not about the not so fun things. And… I have about a bazillion pictures to load, edit, and post for you all to see!

I just want to thank all of our family and friends for the love and support they give our family! I’m especially grateful for you this time of the year. I try to keep up on all your blogs to check out what you’ve all been up to…and you all encourage me without even knowing it!! So thank you and I’m sorry I don’t comment as often as I should!

So if there is anyone out there still reading this neglected blog…lot’s of updates coming soon…and here’s to a new year coming soon too!! Hopefully it will be better than 2009!

And because no post is good with out a are a few of my favorites right now...

~All the love in the universe~

Monday, December 7, 2009

[ Update ]

Posts coming soon...I promise!!  :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[ Getting my feet wet ]

* I still have multiple things i need to post from August til now...but in the mean time...check out my new blog...

After reading a really great post from a really great photographer, Zack Arias...I got motivated. So this is me getting my feet wet...or jumping in and getting drenched! I've been wanting to pursue photography as a career for a while now...just haven't really known where to start.

I'm not planning to quit my day job yet...but I've gotta start somewhere. So...I'm going to start with some "service" photography. If you or anyone you know is in need of some photographs...please e-mail me at Ledwards0713{at}yahoo{dot}com! I'm going to do this for zero the pressure is off myself as well as someone in need of some pictures.

I'd like to find someone within one please don't be afraid...even if you are the one in need! My favorite line from this article was..."Just go effing do it!" So that's what I'm doing! I started this blog (which is a start right?)...and I'll be updating soon with some pictures I've taken make sure you come back soon (or sign up as a follower!)

*My Gorgeous sister-in-law...I had so much fun taking her Bridals!


All the love in the universe~

Saturday, October 10, 2009

[ Camping at Smith and Moorhouse ]

I took the kids camping with my Dad and Kim's side of the family up at Smith and Moorhouse. It rained a good part of the time...but we still had lots of fun with everyone...thank goodness for our trailer keeping us mostly dry!

It was so pretty once it stopped raining and the sun came out...if you look close you can see where it snowed on the very top of the mountain!

Roasting mallows and hot dogs!

A bunch of pics from our camp trip...
My creation

Friday, October 9, 2009

[ Joey playing Goalie ]

Joey was asked to play goalie in a couple of hockey are some pics from one of the games...

Nice save...

The Sexy Pose...



Clayton watching Daddy's game

Aspen and Kylee playing

[ Stargazing with Grandpa ]

All the kids hanging out with Grandpa John in the backyard looking at the cute!

Tracen, Clayton, Grandpa and Aspen

[ Birthday Bash ]

We went to a big birthday bash for Jeremy and George (they work with Joey at the shop) at the begining of August... Here are some pics from the night...

Jeremy the Birthday Boy...

George and Mitzi

Mike Damron

Allen Hunter

Steven and Bonnie

Aspen toasting with her best friend Zoe and another buddy

The kids playing in the hot (warm) their clothes!

Mason, Aspen and Zoe playing in the water

Me and Pedro...I mean Joey with his mexi mustache...I love the look on his face! Ya, the camera was way too close!

The crazy drunk guy Joey saved me from dancing with...whew!