Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

{ festival of colors }

On Saturday we went with some family to the Festival of Colors. It was SO much fun. The Krishna Temple is about 10 minutes from our home here in Spanish Fork, UT. The festival of colors is a Hindu holiday welcoming Spring. We got there about 30 minutes before the first chalk throwing and there were hundreds and hundreds of people there already! At 11am we had a countdown and on 1 everyone threw an INSANE amount of chalk up in the air. I could barely breath for about 60 seconds. But we had so much fun. We are so excited to go again next year.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

{ the zoo }

Last Friday, we went to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, with Matt's family. We had such a great time, and we got SOO lucky with the weather! It was a beautiful day and Berkley had so much fun! Her favorite part was the playground though...not the most exciting for us...(me in particularly...I like animals more).

There were different kinds of birds just walking around the zoo free, which was kind of cool. Berkley really liked trying to pet them. But of course, like any smart animal would do, they just walked or ran from her presence. Here are some fun pictures from it!

Annie and Annie in the gopher holes. 
Berk walking to Grandpa.
Watchin' the monkeys. 
Pretty bird. 
Enjoying the gorillas. 
Havin' fun with Daddy. 
Loved the baby elephant!
One of the many attempts at petting a goose. 
Hubba hubba
Berk and Grandma
El tigre
Who's the hottie on the left?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

{ happy 2nd birthday berkley }

On January 19th, Berkley turned 2 years old!!! And let me tell you...she is 100% toddler! She is putting more words together to form half sentences. She likes to do everything by herself...she let's us know this by saying," I DO IT!!!" It's funny sometimes, sometimes, not so much. She is such a happy little person, which makes her so much fun to be around! She loves to laugh, play hide-n-seek, cook, watch movies, eat otter pops, share her snacks, color, play with stickers, build forts, count, sing songs, play with toys, and so many other wonderful things that makes her who she is. One funny thing that she does a lot is when she shares something of hers with someone else she turns to someone and says, "I nice." It's SOO cute! We (and when I say "we" I mean everyone who knows Berkley) love her to pieces and are so blessed to have her in our life. She is sweet and lovable and just the cutest little girl in the world.

Here are some pictures of Berkley being 2 and at her birthday party.

 Post birthday festivities 
 All ready to party!
 Berkley and her friend!
 Party table. 
 Fun with family and the photo booth!
 Berkley is scared of fire, so we got to blow out her candle. 
Berkley and her Grandmas!
 Berkley and her Grandpa!
 Berk and Abue.
 Fun with frames
 Our goofy girl.
 Pretty faces!
 Berkley at Grandma and Grandpa's house...celebrating...again. :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

{ contest }

My favorite photographer, Julie Parker, is giving away a free seat to her group mentoring session in March! But the thing is people have to vote on who gets it! So I'm up for the running! This would be such a great opportunity for me, and I've been wanting to do it since I found out she did these mentoring sessions, but with everything going on it just isn't in our budget. I would so appreciate it if anyone voted for me! Just click on the link and vote!

The voting ends February 5th at 9am, so there is lots of time to vote and even tell your friends and family! Thanks so much! I will let everyone know how it turns out!!! Loves!

Monday, January 10, 2011

{ happy new year }

2011 is here! Wow...that was fast. In less than 2 weeks our beautiful baby girl (more accurately should I say...beautiful toddler of a girl) is going to be 2! Yes, you read correctly...she is going to be 2! Are you as surprised as I am? Are you as excited for her party as I am? No, didn't think so.

So anyway...the new year. I'm not a big fan of new year resolutions...mainly because I never stick to them, and they are always the same as the year exercise more, lose weight, blah, blahblah, blah, blah. Matt has finished his first semester of graduate school...way to go babe!!! He is very excited about this upcoming semester because he gets his very first client! Let the therapy begin!! And this summer he will be doing an internship somewhere, but it is yet to be determined where. I'm still working at a Residential Treatment Center, which I LOVE! And I'm still doing photography part-time, which has been amazing!

Berkley is as busy as can be. She is saying SO many words and putting them together now, which is very cool. She is very into pretending and that is lots of fun. She likes to build houses and doggie houses with her blocks, and then jump right into cooking with them. Her favorite flicks as of late are Buzz (Toy Story 3), Nemo (Finding Nemo) AND...that's pretty much it for now. So I'm sure you can imagine what lines I have stuck in my head all day...a personal fave, "There's a snake in my boots!". I just can't get rid of that line. Oh, well. Here are a few pics from the last couple weeks.