Due in part to my current obsession with the camera - I took a photography class in San Francisco. I loved it. I loved the teacher. I'm not sure I loved all the assignments - but it did get me taking a TON of pictures (of which I have yet to edit and sort). But it was all worth it to capture this one shot - it is currently my favorite . . . .
I can't stop taking pictures of my grandkids. They are so adorable - (and I think I am trying to compensate for the fact that I took really pathetic pictures of my own darling kids - with an incredibly lousy camera). Now - I am looking for photo ops everywhere.
Watch out Noah, Alex, and Madden - me (and my camera) will be out to see you in just 2 weeks. I can't wait! :)
We've been listed on Sensibly Styled - a very cool site. You can see us here. Sensibly Styled finds all the modest clothing, from all the brands you love, and puts it all in one place. I'm flattered that they loved this dress - A good time to remind everyone that all my dresses have been marked down 70% off. It makes it a great time to pick one out for yourself - while I still have some inventory left. You can find our full collection here. Tell your friends and Happy Shopping!
This last weekend was wonderful! John and I flew to Utah on Thursday and then on Friday morning I go to go with Michele and John and their kids to the courthouse where they appeared before a judge for the adoption finalization of Naomi. It was pretty cool to hear the judge tell them that based on all the reports and information he had been given about them and seeing them interact with Naomi - that is was obvious that she was in a good home and very loved. He said it was a privilege to be able to make the adoption final and permanent.
Here's the happy family outside of the courthouse.
Then it was back to Michele's to play with the kids and start our preparations for our big day Saturday. Tiffany came out for the weekend so Naomi and Madden got to "play" together.
Saturday Naomi was sealed to her parents in the Salt Lake City Temple. When they brought Naomi and Boston into the sealing room - both all dressed in white and wide-eyed - it was the sweetest thing ever. It obviously wasn't just me that thought so - when the kids were they brought in there wasn't a dry eye n the room. Sniffles and happy tears were everywhere. It was a beautiful thing to be able to witness - your sweet grandchildren in the Temple with their parents and to see your daughter and son-in-law SO happy.
Here they are outside the Salt Lake City Temple and here's all the family and friends that were there to share this experience with them. An incredible and memorable day.
Then it was back to Michele's house where Naomi was blessed. She looked so beautiful and was such a good girl all day - I think she really was enjoying it all. Then it was time to celebrate - we had dinner, visited, and played with the kids. I gathered up the Hunt side of the family for a quick photo. We all feel very blessed to have this darling little girl as part of our family.
This last weekend - Michele came into town for her cousin Peyton's wedding.
The wedding was beautiful and the reception was lots of fun. I am so glad Peyton gave these guys a reason to come out to California :)
because we got to enjoy visiting with them and playing with the grandchildren Landon enjoyed having the kids here too and we also enjoyed the chance to have my parents over to visit with everyone - (they were also the best babysitters while we were at the Temple). I think it's pretty wonderful that they can keep up with their great grandchildren - but my parents are always there for us - whatever the request is - they are awesome! Great grandchildren seem a long ways off for me - but I am thoroughly enjoying being a Grandma -it's the little moments like a baby falling asleep in your arms that are just precious. Life is good!
I love Naomi's expressive eyes - I especially love when she give me that ???? look . . so cute. in our house we call this "the lip". All of or kids have done it when they are on the verge of crying - Naomi is carrying on the family tradition :) I love the rolls on her legs - she is getting a little chunky after being so tiny for so long. I love how Naomi loves to be held and talked to - and will happily go to anyone. We didn't have to wait for her to get used to us. She went to all of us immediately - and the only question was who gets to hold her now. (Landon loved snuggling with her and making her laugh).
And her little smile and giggle that goes with it is priceless.
Naomi is so lovable - don't you agree? (She was also a pretty good sport about Grandma having the camera pointed at her a lot). She's only been gone a few hours and I miss her already. Lucky for me I will see her in 2 weeks when we go out for her sealing/blessing day that we have all been waiting for and looking forward to. Can't wait :)