Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I hope you are all enjoying your break.
I know I am!
I've been a little MIA, because I've been hanging out with my favorite kids.
Including this boy:

Happy Holidays to all!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The True Meaning.

Well hello outside world,

I have been consumed in a little thing I like to call school.
I will be ALL done on Monday, December 12th at approximately 7:00 p.m.!
And I cannot wait.

Then I can thoroughly enjoy the holidays with the husband.

We have decorated our house, which makes me happy (photos to come).
Although since this apartment is larger than our last, the decor looks more sparce.
BUT since we may not live here next Christmas, might as well wait to buy more! (Clearance after Christmas sales, anyone?).

I love this time of year for multiple reasons:

Gift exchanges.
Pretty trees!
Snow falling.
Hot cocoa!

And of course, remembering what Christmas is all about. Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every year I get so caught up in the commercial part of Christmas.
And every year, there is a moment that touches my heart and reminds me what this season is all about.

I also hold my family a little dearer to my heart. Spend a little more time just being with them. Because they are also what makes the holiday seasons special.

I love thinking about Christ, my big brother. So I just wanted to jot down how much he means to me. How he has changed my life forever and continues to every single. He's there for me in every step of the way. He leads me, he comforts me and he is near me when I allow him to be. He is the Savior of the world and without him, I would be lost. I want to keep remembering him, not only through this holiday season, but also through the rest of the year!

And to end, I must show this video. It's darling!

"Baby Jesus makes me happy!"

Saturday, November 26, 2011


A few things I am most thankful for:
A loving, funny, handsome, encouraging husband.


A wonderful, supportive family.

Good health.

Another wonderful, supportive family.


The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Technology (serious. keeps us connected to those we love, no matter where they are)!
A good job held by my husband.
Mother nature.

Children (Especially those N&N's of ours).

[Too many to picture here. :)]

Good, good friends.


Changing seasons.

Family Vacations.

Photography slash cameras.

And all the little things in between. 

We live a good, happy life! We have so much to be thankful for. I love Thanksgiving and the reminder of all those blessings! 
And to spend time with ones we love most. 
That is my favorite thing about the Holiday season!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pumpkins, Costumes, Leafs. Oh my!

I've been too busy loving fall to blog.

Although now that Halloween is OVER, expect a full post or seven coming right up!

On to having more fun with some family this weekend...

Monday, October 24, 2011


 Sometimes this is exactly what I need to hear:
(Especially on Mondays)!

"Now remember, it is better to look up."

"We are Heavenly Father’s children. He wants to be a part of our lives, to bless us, and to help us. He will heal our wounds, dry our tears, and help us along our path to return to His presence. As we look to Him, He will lead us."


Quotes from one of my favorite talks given this past General Conference. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately.

I've been to busy playing with this kid:

and snuggling this baby:

And soaking up every moment of family time I can!

Be back soon.

Although I'd really like to freeze time, put school on hold and spend more time with my family. I've loved hanging out with them the past few days! Many photos to come...

PS-- check out my photo blog for a fun session I did a couple of weeks ago. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Well, we finally did it. 
We got iPhones this past weekend and we are smitten!
Our very first smartphones-- and definitely the best.

One of my favorite apps: INSTAGRAM. I love love love it.
As well as Camera+.

Here are a few photos I have taken from our lovely weekend via iPhone. 
 Tada! Here she is.
Rack-o Lover.
 A little visit to our favorite ice-cream place.
 T's usual-- caramel sundae with sprinkles.
 Family Halloween party-- Kelly Kapowski (plus some clothes ;) ) and Zack Morris.
 Sleepy baby Keaton.
 Crab apples.
 The Wellsville's.
 Drive through Sardine. SO pretty right now.
 Baby Leah.
 Uncle Tyson.
 Yummy caramel apples made by my mama (and the grandkids)!

P.S.-- I'm not too sad it's already Monday, because guess who comes tomorrow?!

Yayyy! It's going to be a GOOD week. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Pal, Hobble.

Dear Hobble Creek Canyon,

We're friends, you and I. 
You bring me lovely photos, like the following:

And in return, I love you for it.
I can't be certain, but I have a feeling this is going to be a life long friendship. :)

Thank you, Hobble Creek.

Katie Ann

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Hip hip hooray! 
Last Thursday, October 6th, this little beauty came into the world:
Our newest niece, Baby Leah. 

She's a beautiful baby and we love her already! She's got lots of love from her three big sisters and her two big brothers too. :)

Can't wait to see what kind of personality she'll have.

I'm loving the fact that our n & n count went from 17 to 19 in the last month. 
7 for the Clyde side and 12 for the Perkes. 
We love new babies! 

 Proud aunt.
 Her cute little head.