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My lil’ brother got married!

My little brother got married and it has been busy busy busy! 
 They we’re married in the Beautiful Manti Temple and boy oh boy do I wish we lived closer to it because it is gorgeous and I could take pictures there all day!
 {photographers are always thankful for the cloudy skies– they make beautiful pictures!}
 Our kids were so cute as they waited for them to come out
 they kept looking in and were super excited!
 Our family was in charge of a luncheon and so all that week before I was up to my head in figuring stuff out for decorations and helping with the food and how to set it up.
 There was a misunderstanding on who was doing decorations and so last min. we needed to come up with stuff. Me and my mom were out cutting branches and hot gluing flowers like no bodies business :)
 Dave thankfully was a huge help and took care of all our kid’s needs while I was busy setting up and taking photo’s and getting everything ready. 
Isn’t he so handsome :) 
We served Pork Salad and it was yummy!
 Weddings are so fun, it’s fun to get to see everyone and all the excitement, but I gotta admit I’m a little bit nervous for the one eventual day when I will have to help put together four weddings! I’m glad it won’t happen for quite a while :)
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Sibling Love

So I just think my kids are cute! As I’m sure every mother thinks of her own children :)
But one part that I enjoy of being a mother is getting to see my children loving each other
{don’t get me wrong, we have plenty of the fighting and teasing and whining going on- but deep down they really do love each other}

Ellie has been so happy to be a big sister! She was all smiles when I finally let her feed millie a little bit of her bottle
 And while the girls have separate beds, I do quite often find them wanting to be together! I think it is so so sweet!
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Amelia’s Blessing

Amelia’s Blessing
 In our family we had 5 babies born this spring and in consequence we had many much baby blessings going on. So we were happy when our Niece had no problem combining parties and blessing both of our cute little girls together!
She’s such a cutie {but ya don’t ask about the bow or the dress- I was still sewing it the morning of and I still am not sure if I like it— :) it’s missing something but I can’t figure out what it is- and it’s to late now anyways :) }
Dave’s sister has a beautiful backyard that they let us use for the occasion.
 Grandpapa holding sweet millie :)
 We had quite the crowd and it was a beautiful day!
The kids of course loved the trampoline– it was one of those let’s see who gets hurt first things :) 
and I actually found a picture of myself holding millie girl– so I had to put that up- I think that brings the total pictures of me on this blog up to like 3 or so :) ya I enjoy behind the camera much more.
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Fourth of July

The fourth this year we had a blast! 
To start off the day we went to the fun little Menan Parade with the Packers and of course went and got some yummy Cotton Candy and Scones
After that we headed to Dave’s brothers for the annual 4th of July BBQ and party, which is always a blast!
There was a quick little rainstorm which helped cool us all off! And Ellie loved having her own umbrella. 
The kids played with their bikes

and the men played with their bikes :)
{our nephew Aaron tricked up his bike and everyone loved riding it!} 
The kids played loved playing in the dirt
and on the tramp.
and I’d say the kids ate many yummy yummy smores but the truth is I ate the most! :)
Than of course the boys went and had a hayday playing with all their toys {the fireworks}

Ellie thought the sparklers were kinda fun, but not really :)
 Overall it was a wonderful family filled fourth of July!
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Fouth of July little mini photoshoot!

So I have tried to be better at actually taking the time and doing little sessions of my own family and kids.
Earlier this year at D.I. I found this cute little wagon for cheap and immediately pictured a cute little fourth of July shoot! Of course my girls were very cute willing subjects for me and it was such a nice warm evening! I really love our summers here!
 Ellie of course is my little model :) I never tell that girl to pose and she always does some little pop her hip or knee thing- makes me smile!

 A beautiful July evening in our Beautiful country! 

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