Friday, December 18, 2009

Busy, busy, busy...

A lot of this
plus this

times thisminus thisand this squaredequals a messy house and definitely no blogging time!
*Don't worry Wesley hasn't shrunk these are just some pics from this year that I never got around to posting! They grow so fast (sniff, sniff)!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

A few fun facts about our tree and us...There are some ornaments that date back to 1980--the year Adam was born.
It's our tradition to get one new ornament a year that has significant meaning. Our first was purchased in Disneyland while on our Honeymoon. This years was from our family vacation to Redondo Beach. So fun!!

I am so in love with our $10 Christmas Tree--thanks to Wise Buys! I don't think they realize how much more special they have made our Christmas. It's also our first Christmas to celebrate together as a family in our own home! 6 years together--Can you believe it? Time just flies by and it feels like we're just getting started!!

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!!

If you're not in the mood for mushy and gushy...don't watch!! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slick Deal!

I thought I should share this slick deal because I enjoyed it so much. Due to our Christmas budget this year we are basking in the deals!
Go to to print a $5 off coupon for this

Then go to Target where they are $5.99 in their Christmas section. So you will pay $0.99 in the end! Slick!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

And last but not least...

...A little Halloween!
We really enjoyed all the festivities this year! Wesley really got into it and has decided he does like candy.

Happy Birthday to Us!

I'll keep this simple and sweet...Birthday Cake:
Birthday Presents:
Birthday Buzz:Birthday Bliss:

A Small(er) Town Celebration

At the beginning of the month my sister's city of Lincoln, CA celebrated their 150th year. We thought it would be something to do, so we went to this celebration and had a really great time. I got to experiment with firework photography and thought some of them turned out pretty good.
These grandparentsbought Wesley a sword and Analise a wand!
And I couldn't resist sharing the coolest techno picture of the year!

Pumpkin Carving

Okay, another post to catch up on all of our October fun! This was our first pumpkin that Adam and I carved together in all our almost 6 years of marriage! It was such a blast and Wesley loved putting the eyes in his pumpkin. Wes and Adam also carved a smaller pumpkin, but I had to work, so I wasn't there to document it.
BeforeAfterThe Dynamic Duo!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Little Pumpkin Patch

I really am trying to catch up, so here is a few pics from our trip to the pumpkin patch. We actually went twice this year, but we forgot the camera the 2nd time. These are from our trip with our preschool.I don't know if it's because the camera has become my profession or what, but I can't seem to get Wesley to look at me with the camera anymore--silly kid!His favorite part was the petting zoo. He wanted so desperately for them to eat his carrots.We <3 the pumpkin patch!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I Won!

I won, I won, I can't believe I won!
I won these...from this amazing gal...
for this...

Now you need to order Christmas presents from here...

Thank you Miss B! I love, love, love the earrings!!

So behind!

I am so behind on my blog posts! We've had a lot going on at the Atkinson household, so hopefully I can update you on all of our wonderful goings ons.
I took my sisters portraits at the end of September and am now just getting to the editing--Sorry Sis! But here are a few of my favorites + the one on my mini session card...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm in love!

A fellow photographer asked me to create an announcement for one of her clients. I hope she doesn't mind that I'm sharing it before she even sees it. I'm just so in love I couldn't contain myself! I also love the name they chose for their sweet baby boy! :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Contest!

I want to win this...
If you want to try to win a great new camera strap, click here.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I'm supposed to be working on my talk for church on Sunday...oops! I couldn't help but post this picture. Can you believe this little guy will be 3 in less than 2 weeks!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

oh, baby!

Adam turned his first baby!! We are so excited! The mommy called Adam because she found him on the ICPA website. She had been seeing a chiropractor throughout her pregnancy, but at 37 weeks found out that her baby was breech. Her OB threatened a C-Section if she didn't turn by 39 weeks. When she talked to her chiropractor about it he recommended looking for a Webster certified chiropractor (Adam). I'm so proud of Adam! The mommy came in the office today and announced that the baby turned!! Hip, hip, hooray! I ♥ Chiropractors!

Relief Society

So, I just went to the best Relief Society activity ever! I know I have a lot of friends that are always looking for ideas for RS activities and I really enjoyed this one. It was perfect for those of us that don't have much time at home with our families, but would still like to get to know the sisters in the ward. It started at 6:30pm and ended at 7:00pm, or you could have gone from 7:15pm to 7:45pm. I was still able to make it home in time to read stories and sing songs with Wes--which I haven't done for the past 2 nights due to working so much. I was able to get to know a few more ladies in our ward and even bring home these...So cute!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Little Creativity

I am so proud of my new wall. Thanks to my friend Kiri for the quote and thanks to DecoLetters for creating it for me. Also a special thanks to Thai Pan for the amazing hooks at $1.97 each! So fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oh My Goodness...

Craziness is all I can think of when I think of this past month!
It started out with this...and a little bit of this...Adam had a seminar in Redondo Beach, CA, so Wes and I joined him. We had a really great weekend thanks to my brother and his family for letting us stay with them in Corona! Wesley had a blast with his cousins, especially Elias--they are best buds now! We also stopped in Downtown Disney where we ate at Rainforest Cafe and let Wesley pick out one thing at the Disney store since he was so sad he couldn't go inside Disneyland and see Mickey Mouse.

We also did some of this...thanks to our new apartment pool! Yay for cool pools in the hot summer!!

Unfortunately my Grandma Smith passed away on the 23rd, so Wesley and I made a trip to Utah for the funeral. We love you Grandma and you will be missed, but we are so glad you are back with Grandpa and "Together Again"!While we were there though we got to visit with lots of these...

and see cousins oh so gorgeous wedding!
We are so grateful for family!! What would we do without them?!Adam's office was busy--our August special was a hit! So between that and my normal 3+ jobs and all the other goings on it's been just crazy! But a very good crazy!! :)
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the month! Visit us next time for another grand adventure!!