Hayden, who has been busy coloring, comes up to me and says “Look, honey!” and proceeds to tell me what he is coloring. Several times. I love him.


Una Fiesta de Sorpresa!

In other words… a Surprise Party! To celebrate Kevin’s birthday this year, I managed to throw him a surprise party- with a Mexico theme. We had homemade guacamole (courtesy of mom), salsa, chorizo dip and Horchata. (I attempted to make a pinata, but it didn’t turn out so well, lol)
Before the party- Kevin and I went to see “Bride Wars”. I liked it- but I’m not sure he did.

(listen at the end of the video when Hayden says “Happy (birthday) to you!”)

After the party, the kids went for a ride on the Hummer….

..and that included Kevin 🙂

I’m a Winner!

Just had to share my exciting news! I won something! Modern Molly Mormon hosted a tupperware giveaway- and I won a round cake taker from Tammy. Now this may sound trivial, but: 1. I have never won anything in my life, and 2. I have been looking for a round cake taker- and couldn’t find one. Yay!

3 year anniversary

Kevin and I have been married for 3 years today. It’s been a challenging, yet wonderful 3 years. Kevin has been in school all three years of our marriage. He graduates in May, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel! We are excited to move to the next phase of our lives. 2009 will be a great year!
Here are some of our wedding pictures- taken January 7th 2006.

David Bowman

David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled “Who’s Your Hero”. Check out his website at to see more of his precious art.

The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I’ve often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I’ve tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

One of the greatest human needs is a sense of security. In all aspects of life, we naturally gravitate towards anything that makes us feel safe. In this piece, I wanted to convey a sense of complete peace and calm like only the Savior can provide. It’s a security that allows us to rest assured, without fear or worry, when we put ourselves trustingly in His arms. Little children have that inherent kind of trust in their parents, so it’s fitting that the man and girl who modeled for “Security” are actually father and daughter. They generated
the exact feel I was looking for.

“My Child”
This piece conveys an intimate, up-close-and-personal feeling of the Savior’s love. Notice how all the lines draw your attention and point towards Jesus’ face in the center. I chose the name “My Child” because the only thing that could compare (even remotely) to Christ’s compassion for us is the love of a parent for his/her child. This image is also intended to put things in perspective. Above all, we are God’s children first. He allows us the privilege of experiencing parenthood for ourselves and we are entrusted to be the mothers and fathers of His children here on earth.

New Year’s Day

We had a fun day yesterday.We took Hayden bowling- his first time. He lasted about half the time, then he wanted to go “drive the car” in the arcade. By the way, Hayden won the game.
After bowling, we went to Palmer Park and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I tried to take some pictures, but Hayden refused to sit still for a second. So the pics at the bottom were the best I could do…

I love Hayden’s expression in this one.

Gotta love the bowling shoes.

Trying to push Parker off his lap…

Great picture! I love Parker’s face in this one.