Sunday, September 30, 2012

My life the past year.

It's crazy how life changes.  I haven't blogged on this blog for a year!  It's make me sad that I haven't recorded some of the events and posted pictures of cute Remington growing up!   He is a handsome boy now - 15 months.   He signs and is starting to say a few words.   Cadence is doing amazing in 1st grade and Cooper is loving his pre-school.  

I have been busy building a business with Paparazzi Accessories.   It has been good for us financially.  It does take time and requires sacrifice, but that comes with every business or job.   I guess it is better than going back to teaching full-time.  I've been very successful with this cute $5 jewelry and feel very blessed to be in the position I am in.  I have a big team and I do a lot of parties.  So I make money both through selling and leading a team.  

This is me at the convention in Las Vegas.  Because of my rank in the company, I had to walk the runway.  It's totally not my thing, but I made it fun and was silly.  So sense in being serious!

The next couple of months will be busy for me.  I guess it is good that Chris isn't working right now because I will be out of town for about 12 days this month.  I'm doing the Ultimate Women's Expos in San Francisco, Phoenix and Los Angeles. It is crazy how life changes.

If anyone wants a party, let me know.  I can do one or I can refer it out to one of my team members.   If  you know anyone who is looking to earn some extra cash or build a profitable business, the commission is 45% and it is still a new company!

You can read about becoming a consultant on my Paparazzi Accessories and Jewelry site.  I will be opening my website back up for selling it soon,  You can buy some great $5 presents at Jewelry For Five.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Remington is Two Months!!! (And his Birth Pictures)

I'm sitting here in shock because I took Remington to his 2-month appt. today! My tiny, precious newborn is two months old!!!! He's as healthy as a horse and gaining a lot of weight (12 lbs. 6 oz). I'm grateful for a healthy baby who is so so so easy going and good. That makes life much easier. He loves to be held and wants to be around people (especially me)! I'm in love!

We will be blessing Remington in our church in Sunday. I'm excited to see him in his dapper white tuxedo. I'll have to post some pictures next week!

I realize that I never have posted his adorable infant pictures. My friend, Tina, of Pristine Photo took them! I think they turned out great!

This is my favorite picture. Cooper, my three year old, loves tractors and trucks. I grabbed this Tonka on the way out the door as we were going to the photo shoot. I was hoping he would fit in the back! He DID! Barely!!!

Tina bought this 100 year old baby buggy a few days before the photo shoot! It is a great prop! We got so many cute ones of Remington in the buggy. Most of them are up closer, but I just had to have one of the entire buggy!

I learned quite a few photography tricks while Tina shot the photos. I love head shots of babies resting on their hands! What a handsome boy!

My kids' favorite photo was when Remington decided to pee right after this shot. Let's just say he sprung a major leak up in the air and Tina caught it on camera! So funny!

I got 30 awesome pictures of Baby Remington! You can see a few more HERE. I'm grateful for the 2 hours that Pristine Photo took capturing the perfect poses of my precious 8-day-old baby! With my first two kids, I just got the 30-minute session at JC Penney. While I liked the pictures, I really wish I would have gotten some amazing pictures like these! I love Pristine Photo and highly recommend Tina for any and all your photography needs!

Here is Cooper and Remington and Cadence now! At two months, Remington is alert, interacting, starting to smile and coo, and the center of our universe! We love having a baby at our house.

He is such a sweet little monkey! We love you, Remington!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

See Me Give Birth!!!!

Have I ever mentioned that I am very blessed?

Well, to make a long story short, I was in the right place at the right time and was offered something I couldn't refuse. A very kind stranger photographed Remington being born so I could have pictures of this amazing experience forever. These are just a few of the 400 photos she took. More touching than the photos is the slide show she put together to the perfect song. I've watched it at least 50 times and I still cry tears!

Please experience the joy and happiness our family has felt for the past 3 weeks by watching Remington's birth story. Don't worry, it is classy and doesn't show anything that would embarrass me.

Go to
Jada Love Photography. Go HERE and type in "remington." (Under client login.) Grab a tissue and watch.

Then to show my appreciation and your appreciation for this beautiful gift, go to Ashley's blog HERE and leave a comment letting her know how this touched you or whatever you want to say.

I will forever be grateful for Ashley's gift of her time and talents. I highly recommend Ashley's talents of capturing precious moments. If you need a photographer for any ocassion, consider her. I don't know how long she will leave the slide show up so view it as many times as you want as soon as possible.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Our New Creation!

We are proud to show our newest creation.


Remington Cache!

8 lbs. 12 oz.

20 1/2" long

Born Monday, June 27 at 5pm.

Sweetest little bundle of joy!

We are home from the hospital and happy to be a family of 5!!!!

Cadence, the almost 5-yr-old will not put the baby down! She is loving being a big sister to a tiny baby!!!

In just two days, Remington is much less puffy, opening his eyes, sucking on a binkie, nursing well, pooping like crazy and being spoiled! We love our new creation!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I just wanted to say Happy Easter to all of you! We had a great Sunday.

Our family spoke in church! Cooper, 2 1/2 yr old, got a little nervous and wouldn't talk. Dad told the congregation what Cooper had planned to say. Cooper held a picture of a sun he drew and Dad said, "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam to shine for him each day. Jesus is a rockstar!" That is my son's testimony!

Cadence, 4 1/2 yr old, read most of her talk about saving worms that were crawling into the road and drowning in the gutter due to the rain last week. She likened that to be like how Jesus saves us from death because of the resurrection. She drew three pictures for the congregation to see!

Chris and I spoke about Christ overcoming death and atoning for our sins. I shared a few stories (the empty egg and a mission story about a Jewish lady realizing that Jesus was the Christ) and a personal experience how I know I will see my deceased father again. Death is NOT the end! I'm grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. It brings me much joy and peace!

Here are the kiddos on the way to church. Cooper insists on wearing his pinewood derby medal for the coolest looking vehicle. (His was a semi truck!)

After church, the Easter bunny came and brought some new spring clothes, books and other little gadgets. Many eggs were hidden and found! The kids loved it, but they know the real reason we celebrate Easter is to celebrate Christ's resurrection.

I hope you had an enjoyable Easter!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hula Hooping Cadence In The News!

Cadence was invited by our good friend (and my former student), Jen, to participate in the Special Needs talent show. Jen was going to hula hoop and wanted others to join her. Cadence was up for the fun. We found a hula hoop at DI a few days before the big event for a $1. Coincidence? I think not:)!!!!
Cadence really enjoyed participating and did a great job along with Jen and the rest of the crew. I got it on video and she had to watch it a few times before she went to bed!

The hula hoop act made the front page of one of the sections on the local newspaper, The Herald Journal. Here is the link!

Monday, February 28, 2011