Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Picture is on a website!

Remember that photography forum I told you I joined? Well, a little while ago they asked people to submit photos for their new home age. Hundreds of people submitted photos. I decided that even though I'm relatively new to this whole photography thing I'd submit some, but as I looked through all the submissions I thought there was no way any of mine would get chosen. There were just so many good ones. A lot of them from professional photographers.

Well, I was wrong!!! This one got in!


I am SOOOOOOOOO excited!!! The website is If you click the right or left arrows on the scrolling picture bar it will take you to the next set of pictures.

It's probably not a big deal for a lot of people, but I was pretty darn excited. :)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I think Lilly Discovered Maya Today

I know it sounds weird, but Lilly and Maya NEVER look at each other. I've put them on their sides facing each other so that their noses were almost touching and their eyes would dart everywhere else but at each other. It was like they were intentionally avoiding eye contact.

Well, today I was nursing them and Lilly un-latched and her eyes wandered over to Maya. She looked a little startled, then got this big smile and started babbling away, talking to her sister. It was awesome!

As for Maya, well she just kept on eating.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I Don't Like Restrictions

Particularly on where I can or cannot travel. And especially when those restrictions are imposed by my own government. I was reading this article today, and suddenly really wanted to go to Cuba!

Would it have the same appeal if US citizens weren't supposed to go there? I'm not sure. It seems like a very interesting place to visit. I had an Econ Teacher in High School who always used to tell us stories from when he sneaked into Cuba. And I always like learning about and seeing different cultures. But in all reality, my interest has been magnified simply by the fact that I'm not supposed to go.

I've never before wanted to be a citizen of another country, but right now I'd kill for dual citizenship in Canada...or better yet England! Oh, that reminds me of another place I'd like to to look for articles on Stone Henge.


So, Thursday afternoon my Grandma and Grandpa Collyer called and told me they were coming to Utah for their mission reunion so they wanted to visit me the next day. SWEET!

Then, about an hour later, Bart's aunt called to say they were coming and were thinking about bringing Grandma (Francis) so she could visit and meet the twins if that was alright with us. HECK YEAH!

So the next day I got to visit with not one, but THREE of my grandparents! It was the best April Fools day ever!

And of course we got lot of pictures. :) I was thinking about just posting one or two, but pictures of my grandparents just make me so happy! Every time I look at them my heart just swells! I love my grandparents so much. So I decided to just share them all with you. :)

Grandma and Grandpa Collyer and the Twins:



Grandma Francis with the Twins

Okay, I just have to say. I LOVE this next picture of Grandma Francis and Maya. Not only do I think she looks just beautiful in it, but to me, it perfectly reflects a part of her personality. When we had Addison (her first Great Grandchild) I remember Grandma telling us all she wanted was rock that baby on the rocking chair.

And she did! When Addison first met her Great Grandma Francis, she refused to go to sleep while anyone was sitting down with her. Well, Grandma changed that! She got in that rocking Chair with Addison and had her to sleep within minutes! It was incredible!

And the legacy continues. Maya isn't a fan of people sitting while holding her either, but she fell right asleep on Grandma's shoulder in the rocker. I love you Grandma!

And, while all the grandparents were here, we realized that we had an unusual opportunity. I had, in the same room, the girls only two living biological great grandmothers. (My Grandpa Timms is remarried and if Teresa had been here, I would have thrown her in the pictures too!) :) So I got a picture of the twins with their two living Great Grandmothers.

Ahh, I swear these pictures just make me so happy! GrandmaS and Grandpa, I LOVED visiting with you guys. Please, come again ANYTIME!