Monday, October 8, 2012
Each year a local photographer does a tutu and bowtie photo shoot to raise money for a charity. I have been wanting to have her photograph the girls for years and it finally worked out during this event. The girls were sassed up and ready to go! :)
And, Anna did not disappoint! All of the photos were AMAZING! I ordered a collage with about 8 poses and then ordered prints of the 2 below (my favorites!:), which is why these 2 were on Facebook. And, since I have her photos on here :), I wanted to link to Anna's blog. Check out all of her work. Beautiful...all of it! http://www.unforgettablephotographybyanna.com/
And, below is what he looked like after being home with us again for just a few hours! hahaha!
Apparently his trip wore everyone out! ha! This was the day after he got home. They were so happy to have him home, they didn't want to leave his side...not even for a nap! :)
Unfortunately, his Great Aunt passed away the weekend he got home. So, we headed to Paducah to celebrate the wonderful life of Aunt Loree, and got to spend some time with sweet 'Baby' Will!
Before we knew it, it was Easter! Easter has always been one of Abby's favorite holidays! We have some SERIOUS egg hunts in this family!
Seeing what goodies they had in their eggs! It's not all goodies, either! Some of the eggs had 'tricks' in them, like left over chicken from dinner, dog food, etc. Life is hard, people...you have to teach that at an early age! haha! Just kidding! The girls LOVE the trick eggs and think they are hysterical.
Impromptu concerts! We have LOTS of those...and dance parties, and dance recitals, and cheer competitions, and tumbling contests, and....you get the idea! ha!
Easter Bunny loot...he brought Mommy a, I mean....he brought the girls a trampoline!
And, we headed to Scott's parents in Dixon for Easter. I LOVE this photo of Liv. Click on it to see a larger view. It is SO her, and what everyone adores her! She is a ball of energy, fun and mischief! ha!
Another egg hunt with the kiddos.
One of my favorite snap shots of our family! :)
Putting the trampoline together. Yes, I realize this is probably dangerous since the outside is not done yet, but back in the day, they didn't have nets and foam bars and we all managed just fine! haha!
We also had a hail storm that damaged 2 of our vehicles and caused us to have to replace our whole roof. Good times!
I introduced the girls to jumping on the trampoline with a sprinkler under it! This was a favorite of Summer 2012!
Aunt Sara, Uncle Jeff and Baby Will came to visit! Don't be fooled...that really is Will's happy face! He LOVED the gator!! :)
We watched 'Mother Goose' sit on her nest down by the lake for months and for one afternoon she had all her little babies out on the pond with her before they flew off! It was SO cute! She was SO mean! ha!
- The Utley Crew
- Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!