Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Kaya Starling!

Yesterday my beautiful niece and Stella's sidekick KAYA STARLING turned 2. Stella and Kaya are BEST FRIENDS and love each other like sisters! It was so fun going to her Hollywood Glam Party!! Here are some of the pictures from the night!

The Princess has arrived! My mom made her this darling dress. Check out Kaya's blog for a full photo shoot of the dress.

One Big Happy Family - I can't believe we actually got a picture with everyone!! My mom hid her face on purpose... arrg!

Kaya and her beautiful mama - don't you just love those eyes!

Ayden and Papa

The Princesses

Stella and Papa having fun.


Photo Booth
Ash and Tyson

Ayden and Kinzie

Ayden aka Peabody

Les and Stell Bells

Stella and her Mama

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ultimate Exposure

I'm not sure why I get a thrill out of sharing my life - especially the embarrassing parts. Most people keep their embarrassing moments locked away tight in the corners of their mind to never reveal. NOT ME! I've started a new blog for your enjoyment - and also so I can have all my stories down in writing - my kids deserve a good laugh when they are older too! Please check out my new blog, Painfully Shy, I will write the stories of my life that have made me who I am. Happy, Sad, Embarrassing, Awkward, Eye Opening - I would not trade them for anything! Happy reading.

Utah State Fair

Its been way too long since I have posted anything. We have not taken any pictures recently so I'm finally going to post on going to the State Fair - better late than never right?

Stella got her picture taken in every photo stand we passed.

Mom and Stella looking at the bright lights on the rides. Stella did not get to ride any rides this year but she thought they were pretty cool.

Dad and Stella looking at the white tigers. Very pretty, very cool, kind of scary!

Stella taking the lead. She thinks its her job to show me where we're going now that she can walk.

Stella loved all of the junk hanging in the booths. I walked away with a $5 pair of sunglasses.

Another Photo-Op

Her first taste of cotton candy.

She thought it was pretty tasty.

Her first taste of frozen lemonade...

Brain Freeze!!!

We had a fun time at the State Fair. Stella likes to go go go. She is a people watcher just like her mama, we could stay entertained for hours! Maybe next year we'll try the deep fried pb&j's or go on some rides. This year we were content with just walking around and enjoying the breeze.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stella's Cowgirl Birthday Party

Here are some pictures of Stella's first birthday party! I can't believe my baby is already 1! She is growing up so fast! We had so much fun at her party... we had hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, potato salad and all the fixins just like the cowgirls like it! There was pleany of food, family, friends and fun to keep this party hoppin! Thanks to everyone who came to support Stella on her big day! We had so much fun and can't wait to watch her grow this next year!

The Outlaw Herself!

Grammy found her this darling cowgirl outfit- she was the star of the party in her attire.

Paublo LOVED Stella!

Cute Eva!

Caroline and Kaya played the entire time. Kaya wanted to go home with her.

Me and my dad.

Joe's sister Julie, Bryce and Erin came to the party from Duchesne! They love Stella and we love them!

TNels and the Mels


Jullee and Baby Zoe - how cute is that hat?

Some of the friends.

Kati and Juan

Kaya and Stella lounging on Stella's new couch from Aunt Ash and Whit and Uncle Ty Ty too. Its by far Stella's favorite present!

Opening presents - she was spoiled to say the least!

The cute little chair my parents made for stella. it comes with a darling table too.. more pictures of that to follow!

Dad in his kids cowboy hat

The Blacks - Stella loves little Jacob!

Our picture booth was a hit!

I found someone to make the most darling cake i've ever seen!

The Cake... Stella got her own mini cow cake to demolish!

The only family photo of the night!

Sharing her cake with daddy!

Monday, September 15, 2008


My sister just told me about this cool website... www.yearbookyourself.com. How hot were were in the 50's and 80's? Good times!