Tuesday, September 3, 2013

peach days 2013

i have to say that after spending an afternoon at the county fair and an afternoon and evening at peach days, peach days takes the cake.  now if only they had the demolition derby, then it would be above and beyond the fair... no.  but really.

and then there was labor day.  we did nothing.  but that's okay.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

first day

kindergarten, here he comes!  when i took him he told me "go away, mom, stop following me."  he was slightly grumpy - i had to tell him to be grumpy to get that smile out of him... but i'm so proud of that little dude.  it's amazing how much older they look by just sticking a backpack on their back, i mean, come on, really?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


basically the reason this kid hasn't had a hair cut in a while is because he didn't want one.  i didn't feel like arguing and he sure looked cute anyway.  he was actually excited to get his hair cut and ready for that new change and he loves his short hair now.  my niece, christina, is at evan's hairstyling college and she is doing so great over there!  jorel said "i like christina's hair cuts because they are so nice and smooth!"  she did say that we were going to cut all that hair off and he responded "so it's going to look like grandpa ron's?!"  he was a little concerned... 

Friday, August 16, 2013


this young lady has so much personality, she made it really easy to catch some cute shots of her.  she's a beauty!  and she's only 15!

Friday, August 9, 2013

temple day for sam

sam's mission call is to jackson, mississippi and today was the day that he went through the temple.  those of us that haven't gone through met him when he came out.  i think the kid lost about 10 pounds in the temple because when he came out he looked like a skinny kid!  he has worked so hard to be ready for his mission and he is going to be such a great missionary!  he is seriously such a neat kid!

Monday, July 8, 2013

trip for the 4th

independence day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  i was thrown a little off this time around because i was overly emotional.  i was able to get out of town - which was great and got to spend time with my sister and her little family which made it all pretty fun.  my sister and i got on our best 4th outfits (bandanas and all!) and hit the town.  kind of.  something about my sister and her friends is that they are all so hospitable.  we spend the 4th day at a bbq at her and her husband's friends house and they were just the nicest people.  even though i was down in the dumps - lame, i know - their friends were so welcoming and jorel had a great time, too.  we also hit up the fireworks just a block away from my sister's later that night.  we went to the l.a zoo while we were there.  jorel was actually into it this time so that was pretty fun.  we also hit up the griffith park train - one both stephen and jorel enjoyed a lot!  my sister is the greatest and she has the best husband and kid ever.  :)  thanks sissy for being the coolest!

Friday, June 14, 2013


these two lovely girls - one graduated, one starting her senior year, asked me to take their pictures for them.  we became pretty good friends over the last several months and i'm glad they wanted me to take them.  the one may look slightly familiar because it was a retake for her.  she needed more personality and comfortableness.  i'd say she's pretty comfortable now.  aren't they dolls?