Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diane and Kids

I am so excited to show you these pictures. Diane and her kids came out to Paradise and we got some amazing shots. It was a beautiful day. Diane looked so Beautiful and her Kids were so adorable. Thanks Diane and Kids for a fun afternoon and thanks Kellee for everything!

Slide Show

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

No pictures this time. I just wanted to take a minute and tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving! We are staying in Cache Valley this year and going to Kelly's mom's for dinner and majority of the day. I get the easy job of making rolls and I wish she would let me bring more, but I think she likes to try new things. We always have a great dinner and I love, love, love, Grandma Chugg's Stuffing!! Our Meal will consist of Turkey, candied yams, sourcrout & ham, stuffing, potatos, a salad of some sort (new every year), and rolls. My mouth is already watering. I am sure by Kelly's 3rd helping he will do his usual "slop everything together in one big pile and cover it with gravy". He will be too sick and full to move and he will sleep while we clean up and get ready for dessert - yelling at me to come get the kids out of things (mainly KODY). Hope your Thanksgiving is as memorable as mine always is. I am so greatful for all our friends and family. Best wishes and a Big Hug from the Russell's!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Yes, all you Wyoming girls - I just got back from Twilight and it was AWESOME!! Sorry it hasn't gotten to you yet, but it is a must see. Don't make your husbands go - grab a bunch of girls and go see it together. Make your husbands watch the kids!!! Still not sure about the Edward they picked out, but he is really Great in the Movie!! Can't wait for the next one to come out:) Let me know how you all like it.

Off to Vegas in the morning to do a Photo Shoot with Kellee. I am so excited!! Have a Great Weekend all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The other day I took a picture of the beautiful Sunrise. Here is a picture of the Sunset. I love living in Paradise!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hulme Family

These are our good friends Travis and Rachel and their family. Yes another one of my practice sessions. It is fun to go to the different locations each family picks out. This was at another friends house in Avon. He has some fun out buildings and a bridge they wanted a picture on. I had a great time. Thanks again Rachel for letting me use your family!!

Click on the picture to view their album on photobucket. Click on slide show in top right hand corner to see more of this shoot.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Finally - Halloween pictures!

We had a fun Halloween. I love this fun holiday because the kids think it is so fun to get all dressed up and wear their costumes all day (and week at our house). Ty was a NINJA, Rylee was a SPIDER WITCH, and Kody was a little GREEN MONSTER. check out the BINKI!! I first went to Ty's class to take pictures of their class Halloween party. We then went to Diane's to get the rest of the kids ready to go Trick-or-Treating to thier dad and Grandma Jo. They kinda got tricked when they went to see dad. I guess I need to send Candy with him next year. He gave them each a quarter and let them get candy out of the little machine. They saw Grandpa at work too then we went to Grandma Jo's. She gave each of the kids a Dollar Bill and a rice crispy treat! Their favorite!! Then we were off to the Carnival at Providence Elementary school. The kids had fun going down the slides, climbing the rock wall, and doing the cake walk! Ty was upset because Rylee won a cupcake and he didn't. After the carnival we went trick-or-treating down a couple of streets in Providence. My favoite was at the first house Rylee went up to the door and said "trick-or-treat" then turned around and came running back. She didn't quite get it. We had to explain that they give candy if you say that. Kody figured it out after a while and started going up to the door with the other kids and jabbered something and holding out his hand. He got quite a few suckers! It was a fun day, but I am glad it is only once a year. Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!!!!

Here are a few Pictures!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Little Subjects

So here are my three little subjects. I had Colton over for a few hours and decided to take advantage. It is funny because everywhere I go lately I think about how great of a wall I see or how fun that field would be to take some family pictures or the light would be perfect right now. I know I am a little picture crazy, but I am loving every minute of it.

Here is my little "poser" Rylee

Here is Kody who I had to take on the run:) He would not sit still for a minute.

This is Colton - He has got the most beautiful brown eyes. In some of the pictures I could see myself in them.

I am trying to figure out how to do a slide show so check back for more pictures of these three cuties!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kelly's sister Kris invited us to go to a little Halloween day for the little kids. There are a couple of ladies that decorate their whole yard and field for Halloween. They took us on a wagon ride around the field and the little kids got to ride the barrel train. They had such a fun time. I put Kody on the train with Colton (nephew) and off they went. I looked out there after a minute and couldn't see Kody next to Colton anymore. I got a little nervous and thought maybe he fell out, but didn't see him on the ground anywhere. As they got closer I still couldn't see him and figured he was at the bottom of the barrel. Just as they were coming around the last little turn he POPPED his head up with a great big smile under his binki. What a little stinker.

This is how they started out

Still can see him - third one from the back

Where's Kody?? Should see him in the little red barrel in the back (not there)

PEEK - There he is!

Furniture Shopping with MOM

I had the PRIVELAGE of going furniture shopping with my mom on Monday. It was quite an adventure with Kody and Rylee. Kody wanted to climb on everything in sight and Rylee wanted to just go home. Finally after 4 furniture stores she picked out what she wanted. It was hard to get her to decide because after 35 years of Marriage this is the first time she has actually gone all out and picked exactly what she wanted. I think she did a great job picking it out. Can't wait to see it in her house.

This couch is so comfortable! You just sink when you sit down.

Fire in the Sky!

I woke up the other morning and went into the kitchen and it was ORANGE. It took me a minute to first WAKE UP then realize why the room looked orange. It was so beautiful outside I had to take a picture and share it. Have a Beautiful Day!!

about 1 minute later...

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Danielson Family

Barbara called me the other day and said she had a silly question for me. She asked if I would take her Family pictures. Of course I jumped at the chance. Her family was so fun and they were so patient with me. Thanks Danielson Family!! You are always so fun to be around.

More of the Wildings

This was a fun little adventure. We went to Hyrum and shot pictures of Justin, Mandy, and their sweet baby girl Gentry. I later found out that the little old farm house we shot at was where Kelly's Grandmother grew up. We had fun in the pasture with the horses who "really" wanted to be in the pictures. Thanks for the practice Justin and Mandy!! Here are a few of the Candid Shots I took.

It was fun to get a lot of their personality on camera.

They really love that little girl!!!