Friday, August 28, 2009

To my man....

This sexy man dressed in a 70's style is my handsome husband! Today is his birthday and I just want all of you to know how much I love this man and all the craziness that comes with him.
He knows how to make all of us smile with his funny jokes and goofy faces.

We get so excited to see him and have him around.

He is an amazing father to both of our beautiful children.

He has a wonderful peace about him that can relax anyone.

I love you! I am so glad that you are my husband and that I get to celebrate your life each day!
Happy Birthday my love!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Reception

Sariah and Justin were good sports to take a picture with the Bride and Groom when we arrived at the reception. Notice Justin's fake smile through out these pictures....We have been trying to get him out of this fake smile nonsense...I think it's a phase he is going through.

Some of my favorite boy's. I loved how Justin and Abe matched so well with their cute brown and blue polos. Brown and Blue were the colors for the wedding.
Cute Paul and his girlfriend TJ.
Oh this adorable man that I am holding is my cutie nephew Hank...oh I just love him to pieces.
Me and my cute sisters. In a home with 12 kids and only 4 of them are girls you get tight with your sisters. I don't know what I would do with out these ladies! They are wonderful.
They get all of my jokes and make me laugh often.
Cute Gretchen and her little fam.
My handsome brother Kent with his cute fam.
Seriously the reception line went on forever!!! They were in it for so long...they just had too many friends who wanted to congratulate them.
What do you do with 10 grandkids at a reception? You try and make them take a group picture. Mental not make children take pictures after 8 o'clock at night. As you can tell from the picture below it is not very successful. 3 of the 10 are crying and only 3 are looking in the direction of the camera.

Cute Tallie and her fam.

The Fraze Fam

Right before we left Sariah laid down on the grass and didn't want to get up. What a cute face.

Loving her legs up in the air

She was so tired.

We left the reception at 830pm and this was the scene as we were leaving. Still a full house of people. It was a great place for the reception...such a beautiful yard down by the river.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hugh Got Married!!!!

Last weekend we got the opportunity to drive up to Utah for my brother Hugh's wedding. It was a quick trip but well worth it! I am so glad we were able to go and celebrate with Melissa and Hugh on their big day!

They were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti temple.

The happy couple coming out of the temple the first time as husband and wife.

Oh they are just so cute.

Kissey Kissey!

Off they go for a little stroll

Forward to the future

My mom was a little crazy this weekend. She busted her ankle 2 days before the not funny. So she was in a wheelchair for most of the day.

Such a pretty lady.

The cute couple greeting some more people.

Rachel got seriously ill at the temple during the ceremony and almost puked all over the place. She spent most of the day either laying down, sitting in a wheelchair, or doing her best not to puke. But I snagged a picture where she was smiling just a little.

Every single one of the Hinkson/Gifford clan children were able to be in Manti for Hugh's wedding! It was so awesome to have all of my siblings there.

All of the spouses were there as well.

The Bride and Groom with their parents.

Uncle Luke loves his favorite niece, Sariah, and nephew, Justin. Kenny is a Hinkson cousin.
Uncle Paul is amazing with Sariah.

Please excuse my big bootie...but I loved this picture with Sariah.

I think I look a lot better in this picture though.

Cute Justin running up the hill.

Sexy Man

Cute Justin with his favorite Uncle Paul...this is Justin's fake smile...

Cuties...with Justin's fake smile again

It was such a beautiful day in Manti for them to get married. It was about 75 degrees and had a slight breeze. Such a great day.
Congrats again to Hugh and Melissa! We love you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First day of school in AZ

Justin got to go to school this week! He was so excited to make new friends. I must admit that every year I have dropped him off at school those first few minutes I have anxiety and nerves galore about how his day is going to go and how much Sariah and I are going to miss him. But the nerves subside and the anxiety relaxes as I come home to a quiet house with just Sariah and no other kids! We are so excited when it's time for him to come home though. Sariah misses her favorite playmate.

We had a little photo shoot before school. Handsome little man.

Look at how big he is getting, can you believe he is in 3rd grade?

The other 3rd grader in the house is little miss cutie Laurel!

This little miss Menleigh is a big 6th grader this year.

Here is our big junior high girl, Brynn.

They were trying so hard to be nice to me as I made them take group pics.

This one is one of my favorites.

The cute sisters in all their normalness.

I tried to get them to jump all at the same time and this is what I got....I took a whole bunch of them doing this and I love the faces in this one.

The cutie 3rd graders

It was easier to get 2 of them jumping at the same time. Justin is such a goof.

My handsome man of many faces.

Off the go to catch the bus.

Sariah eating breakfast before Justin and I leave for school.

Oh the cuteness of my children

Justin was so done with the pictures by this time but I snuck one last picture before he got out of the car to go on his new adventure of 3rd grade.