Entries in Family Pics (8)


I love my FAMILY!!!

I think I need to clarify that no, I have NOT remarried.....(yet).  No, these are not Engagement pics.....

and NO I'm neither engaged or anything else otherwise :)

(I've been hit up with some wonderings from my blog viewers)

But I will say I'm extremely happy.  I've met an amazing man.  I'm in a 100% committed relationship with him (and I have been for pretty much the last two years, with just a few hiccups along the way)

I only was able to start posting his picture on my blog starting last summer....  

It's not that I didn't want to.  It's just legally I was advised not to.  

So now (finally) you all get the pleasure of seeing the Man Behind the Curtain.

But back to the marriage thing..... For now Honey B and I are just living our lives.  Content with how things are progressing.  It's been a long road to get to where we are today.  So marriage or not....we're HAPPY!

And that's good enough for me and good enough for him (for now).

BUT I promise I'll let my blog know if I ever become engaged and/or married ever again.  


That's why I'm keeping my mouth shut.

But my Honey B knows I'll be his forever and always.  He is apart of this family, wedding ring or not.  He is an amazing father to my boys.  And I'm surprised everyday how much happier the boys and I are with him apart of our lives.  

Anyway.... Here's a couple more of our Fall Family Pics :)


Sneak Peek sealed with a Kiss....

Can you tell I'm happy.... ?

Because I am!! It's been a long time coming.

I'll post more family pics when I get a chance :)

Thanks go out to my good friend and fellow photog Miss Brittney Hale.  

Check out her blog.....she does awesome work!!  

Give her a call if you need your family pictures done.  I'm taking a small hiatus.

School...My Boys....My Man....Myself....and My New Life....are all that I'm concentrating on for awhile.








Be thankful for what you "do" have....

Have any of you seen all the "....I'm a Mormon" videos and ads? Alot of them can be found on youtube.  

Anyway....I woke up this morning and for some reason I was guided to this particular video.  I've never seen this one.  I ought to forward it to Miss Natalie....I think I will.

This wonderful video mainly has to do with having special needs children.  How what a blessing they are.  What unconditional joy and love they can bring to a family.  I loved it.

BUT I got something out of this video different from what I initially expected.  Rochelle (the mom in video) made a comment referring to a picture of her 4 children.  She said....

"I didn't necessarily imagine my family would look the way that it does"....  

I feel the same about my family.

Granted I don't have special needs children.  I have been extremely blessed with 4 healthy and amazing boys.  I need to count my blessings everyday.  I need to be more thankful for what I have....instead of what I haven't.


I never imagined that my family would end up looking like this....

It's been a struggle. 


I'm learning to be thankful for what I "do" have.

So on this conference weekend I've shared just a little smidgeon of my struggles and spirituality.  

In conclusion I guess I should say....I'm Carly, I'm a redhead, I'm a Utahn, I'm a mom and I'm a Mormon.


P.S. I love that Rochelle is a Redhead too....just saying :)


Well I tried to take my boy's pictures (AGAIN)  And as always, as usual, as expected, as customary, as as as as.....they were SO uncooperative with me.  Oh well....these are the best of the bunch. 

What I have in mind when I try to take their pics....always ends up completely different.  

My almost 14 year old Kelto....well he hates everything about the whole process.  It's not to hard to tell by most of his expressions.

My 10 year old Wanke....he is refuses to smile.  I truly wish he would, he has such a beautiful smile.  But NO he just wants to look "cool"....and I guess smiling isn't cool :(  

My 9 year old Bug....hmmmmm he's a little bit of both Wanke and Kelto, but at least he'll smile :) 

My almost 6 year old Camo Wamo....well I actually kinda like taking his pic.  He loves to be animated.  He's quite the little "cheeser"!

They limit my picture taking time.  All and all I had about 15 minutes.  For most of the time I was trying to get them to stop fighting, bugging, hitting, annoying one another.....{sigh}.

There is a special place in heaven for a mom with all boys....



Welcome to my New Blog....

Welcome to my new blog .com style.  I was kinda over the blogger thing and needed a change, so here it is.  Keep in mind I am not the most computer savvy person in the world....hence this new blog still needs some minor tweaking.  SO bare with me.  I still struggle with HTML and template stuff, but I'm learning a ton as I go.

I love that I can post larger size photos in half the time than before.  I can make my template the way I want instead of downloading a template off the web.  I am however having difficulty making my background look the way I want it to.  It's a work in progress....

I imported everything from my old blog to this one.  The import went well with only a few hiccups.  Some pictures didn't transfer over etc., but all in all I'm happy with the result.

I'll continue to keep my old blog active....probably indefinitely.  Mainly to inform people of my new address.  After I get all the kinks worked out of this blog....I guess I'll start a new photography blog.  BUT that is waaaaaaaay down my list.  

Here are a few more of our latest family pics....happy blogging ;)

P.S. And yes the header pic is meant to only show our feet....just a little FYI.






My Family....

Well I got my wish for one good pic of my family....plus so much more. Thanks again to Brittney Hale. I'm all smiles....literally!