Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bingham Family Pictures Fall 2012

I have this SUPER talented friend name JAIME.  Among being my butt-kickin workout partner, and one of my best friends, she is an AMAZING photographer.  She did a last minute session of our family this fall and did an AMAZING job!  If you live here in the Magic Valley and need affordable professional pictures,  I'll pass along her information.  Seriously... She's SO good.

 We were only able to get the one family shot above, and this one.  My kids were SO excited to run and play and explore (and not take pictures).  Seems like kids just don't care.  :)

My little sister JoAnna (an aspiring photographer) came along with her own camera to try and snap a few good ones, and she got some GREAT ones too!
 (This is what it was like trying to take pictures of my kids... THE WHOLE TIME)

 Addison did some posing though.  She's becoming quite the little lady.

Phone Pictures 2012

I don't always have my high quality camera handy, but I ALWAYS have my phone close by.  I never get around to uploading them to the computer... till now!  Here's a longish look at our summer/fall 2012 as my phone saw it.
Hmm... wonder where Brogan got this idea. ;)
 Playing in the park in the Canyon.  
 I ditched the blond once again, and chopped my hair.  I think I'm sticking with dark...
 I got a pretty sweet tan this summer.....and rolled my ankle while messing around at VB practice... which required a trip to the ER for pain killers and X-Rays.  Too bad we had to pay all that money just to find out it was only a sprain!
 I got rid of my flower couch (given to us by Stewart's mom).  It was a bittersweet departure.
 We worked with Indy a little bit.  She wasn't the nicest thing, and even chased Stewart around the pasture once ;)
 Grandpa Jensen's antique stuff won big at the fair.  Best of Fair!
 GHS Volleyball put on a little carnival fundraiser.  Addison got to race a fish, and keep the contestant!
 ...and they played ALL the games.... 
Emmett finally got a much needed hair cut.  (Doesn't he look soooo young?!)
 We worked at Grandpa Jensen's house

 Stewart went to the United Dairymen's Conference to work the vendor booth for Vantage.  I was lucky enough to go with him.  I got to go shopping (KID FREE), eat awesome food, and share a hotel room for the night.  I enjoyed the little minni-vacation with him.
 Brogan... continues to make messes.  (BTW- I hadn't even yelled at him.  I just said "Brogan?!") That is Cetaphil lotion (everywhere).

 We did several paper plate painting projects.  (Brogan thinks he needs to be part of art ;)
 Addison is FULLY potty trained and only has accidents occasionally.  Brogan is aspiring to become potty trained.  He will tell me AFTER he's pottied in his diaper that he indeed, needs to go potty.  It's a good start though.  I'll take it.
 Addison- the little cowgirl was riding her horse, then suddenly jumped off and yelled, "I need to MILK MA HORSE!"  Then she started singing, "MILKIN, MILKIN, MILKIN!"
 We went to a pizza party at CSI.  (It was a big hype for these two because they got to test out their costumes)
 While working at Grandma & Grandpa Jensen's the kids found a HUGE caterpillar on the bridge.  It was FASCINATING!  The kids, JoAnna, and Grandma spent a good amount of time screaming, laughing, and crying while they looked, held, and repeatedly dropped the caterpillar.
We bought a piano!  I'm excited to be able to play again, and maybe even teach some piano lessons this fall!

Not your Average Garden...

All this produce came from my garden this year!
 Actually JUST KIDDING!  This all came from MY MOM'S Garden this year!  Isn't she Amazing?!?!  I aspire to be like her.  She is amazing!

Boise Temple Re-dedication

This Fall the Boise Idaho Temple was remodeled and re-dedicated.  We were able to go to the open house and see the Temple!  Addison was so excited.
 I had never been through the Boise temple before, but remember trying to peek past the front counter.  Everything now looks new and bright and shiny.

You know how you see those cute pictures on Pinterest of the perfect little children in the most perfect pose, with the temple spires as the background???  Ya- my kids are real kids, and THIS is the best shot they would allow.  Still cute.
 cute cute cute kids smelling the flowers
 Grandma and Grandpa Jensen went with us.  They wanted a nice shot of the two of them in front of the Temple they were sealed in.  Can you guess who just wanted to be in THEIR picture???  (She refused to take one with her own parents and brother...)
We finished our trip with a visit to Carl's JR (with a play place).  It was a good trip, and I'm glad Addison got to go inside the Temple.  She was even good inside (for the most part) ;)

Halloween 2012

Fall seemed to come and go the same... FAST
October brought my Birthday, {Yahoo for 23} and I got lots of great presents
{Have I mentioned that I married the coolest dude EVVVER!?!}
 -We got a little kitty named Zazzy.  She was a house cat for awhile, but now she's outside with Emmet {of which she's not happy about}
-Brogan and Addison continue to be goof balls
-Every time someone comes over to our house they insist on waiting on the front porch until they drive away.  (NOW it's too cold for that, so it's a million hugs and kisses instead)
Aren't they cute?!
 We dressed up as the gang from the Wizard of Oz this year for Halloween.  Stewart-Tin Man, Me-Scarecrow (who obviously needs a brain), Addison-Dorothy, Brogan- the Courageous Lion, and Emmett went as Toto.
We went to the church's trunk or treat, Grandpa Funk's house, and some of his road, and all of Pine Circle.  That was enough for this Momma :)
We ended the night in Dietrich with Grandma & Grandpa Bingham.

Trip to the E.R.

(Okay- I'm back in catch up phase)
This is Brogan.  
Brogan is 100% BOY.
This happened last fall (September maybe??)  We were at Grandpa Funk's for our weekly Wednesday night dinner and he tripped over his giant sandals and smacked his eye right on the corner of his brick fireplace.  It swelled pretty quickly, and his pupils were a little goofy, so we decided to take him to the ER.  As soon as we got there Brogan forgot about his injury and began climbing all over EVERYTHING!  100% BOY!