Friday, July 10, 2015

Crazy 4th of July...

I LOVE the 4th of July...I LOVE this amazing country that we live in...I LOVE the American Flag...I LOVE and appreciate all those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces...I LOVE this little town I live in and the way we celebrate our Freedoms!  

This year we had our 2ns Annual Youth For America Program.  Due to the large turn out we had last year, we decided to have two different performances this year and it's a good thing we did.  These amazing youth did such an amazing job(all 83 of them;).  I will post more about the program in another post.

Sure do love this group of kiddos!

Saturday morning I got up early again and took pictures during the Carissa's Run.  I had a great time.
June Call and I...this lady is amazing and does SO much for our community.  I hope she knows that all of her work does not go unnoticed!!
Amelia finishing the 2 mile
Zach finishing strong!
Tristen running with Melissa(Heidi's sister)
Love this pic of Zach
Paul was so proud of himself
The group of us that did the 2 miler...Zach, Caden, Miles, Amelia, Tessa, Eva, Morgon, Tristen, and Paul

After doing two more photo shoots after the Carissa's Run, I went home and started getting ready for the big BBQ over at Jami's house that afternoon.  We had lots of company come, plus it was our Tenney Family Reunion.
Our Crazy's tradition to take a family photo on the 4th
Our good friends Jim and Annie Houser
Kimmi and Tayte
Noble, Nolan, Ella, and Maryah
Lydia, Eliza, and Brylee
Jake and Brooklyn
Jeremy and Tenny Butler...We Love the Butler Family!
Abi, Anna, and Macie

Like I said was our Family Reunion that weekend.  Needless to say I didn't get to spend too much time out there between the patriotic program, my photo shoots, Brandon was in charge of the pancake breakfast and then had to help with parking for the Fireworks, and us getting ready for the big BBQ.  We finally made it out there for the last day of the Reunion on Sunday.  I have been blessed with an amazing family!
Brylee/Eliza, Gay, Tian, Ciara, and Grandma Tenney, Eva/Brooklyn, and Brooklyn/Eva/Calie/Maryah
Brielle/Maron/Taelee/Lydia, Tyton/Slade, Colton/Rudger/Ty/Lincoln, Dallin/Brock

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Macky is home!...

 We love the airport experience when missionaries come home!  There is such a neat feeling and excitement in the air.  Thanks Tim and Jami for inviting us along and for sharing this special moment with us!

Welcome Home Elder Slade...We love you!!

 Nate was super excited!
 My favorite part is watching the mom's wait and then spot the missionary!
 love this
 and this
 and this
 Loved this tender moment between Grandma Colleen and Macky...she had never been to the airport before when a missionary came home.
 UB & Macky reunited!
 Loved that the young men went and I love macky's face in this pic
 The Slade boys
 The Slade Fam
 Good Buds
Macky with Grandma Tenney

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Visiting The Burns in Texas...

 Four of the kids and I took off on a road trip to visit the Burns in Abilene Texas.  We had SOOO much fun and the trip went by WAY too fast!!  We went to movies, ate lots of good food, I got to go to Dallas with Mike and Robyn, went shopping, and strengthened our bond!!  We have missed this family so much since they moved from Heber last year. I wish we could've taken the entire family but with Brandon's work schedule it just wasn't gonna happen. 

The Burns had just been presented their new home the week before we got is BEAUTIFUL.  I am beyond happy for them! 

 Their Home

We went fishing one afternoon at a lake nearby. 
 Uncle Mike and Porter
 Me & Robyn
 Uncle Mike and Porter
 Mike taught me how to bait my hook...Yes this is the first time I have ever had to bait my own hook.(He wouldn't take pity on me and do it for me:)
 Amelia & Uncle Mike
 I was the only one that caught a fish that day...and I actually caught 2!!  Mike also taught me how to release them...nope haven't ever had to do that either!
 Pops and I

Took the kids to the Zoo the last day we were there.  I was quite impressed with the Abilene Zoo! 
 Keyghan, Payton, Amelia, Ashley, Porter, Kayleb, Zach, and Miles
 The Gang
 The night before we left

 Crazy girls!
 Best Friends!!...Kayleb and Miles


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Taylor Stake Trek...

 I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I had to help with photography on the Taylor Stake Trek this year.  I have seen the Trek from a couple different angles...18 years ago as a youth, 4 years ago as an adult child, and this year from behind the scenes taking photos.  Each time it has blessed my life tremendously.  It was fun to get to watch my two oldest experience the Trek as well.  What a beautiful church we belong to that provides experiences like the Trek for our youth.  I will forever be grateful for the lessons I learned 18 years ago.(that post will come later)

I have a lot of favorite photos from the Trek but I can't share them just yet...I have to wait until after the Trek fireside so the kids see them for the 1st time then. 

 My two little Trekers...Eva and Tristen
 Kim, Kay, and Eva enjoying their last meal:)
 Tristen just waiting to start the fun
 The Heber Crew
 The whole crew

I had a blast hanging out with my longtime friend, Jared Hatch.  We have known each other for ever and it was fun to catch up.  Lots of laughs!
Jared and his drone
Through this experience I was able to make some new friends.  Heidi and Vic Chapman were the ones in charge of the Photography and asked me to help.  They are wonderful people!!
Heidi and I