Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yes Believe it or NOT I have done some Stamping AGAIN!!! Long overdue Stamping Creations!!!

My Copics, Stamps, and Paper 
have really missed Me!!!

O.K. so the last year with a new baby making my children count go up from 3 to 4 I have not done much creative work and stamping.  

Recently I realized how much my hands were itching to do some coloring with my gorgeous Copic Marker collection so I whipped out some favorite images and did some Creating.  I thought I would just try to start out pretty simple so I could get more done so these are probably not my BEST coloring and difficulty level creations like I tend to try to create, but it is a start at least!!   So I set out to make a card for all the occasions we need cards for the Most. 

Sympathy, Congratulations, Birthday, New Baby, Friendship, Get Well, and I am throwing in into this post One not new creation card I made a while back for a Contest with The Greeting Farm, but I never thought I would have anyone to give it too, recently a good friend of mines daughter started Dancing on a Competitive Team and it hit me I could send this card I have had forever too her!!  YAY it will finally have a home!!! :)

I had not used my much loved Gorgeous Girl images in so Long I remembered making a card similar to this one for a Friend who loves Pink and Brown, (I am allergic to the color Brown if you did not know that) So this card can't stay in my house for very long because I might have an severe allergy attack from the Brown on this card!!! LOL!!!
Above we have a Sympathy Card that is Monochromatic using one of my favorite colors in all Purples and an all time Favorite image of mine from The Greeting Farm Angel Anya.
Next the Above card is a Get well card for any girl friend when I might need it I really liked the Pinks and Grays and I broke out some punches on this one too!

Here is a New Baby Card that let me use punches, Nesties Dies, Sissix Texture embossing folders, a Pink Cat Studio Image, and some pretty popped up layers!!

This Friendship Card above is pretty simple just some Copic coloring, some Nestie die cuts and cutting out stamped images.

So last is a card I made a couple of years ago for a Customer Blog Hop/Contest Night with my FAVORITE Stamp Company The Greeting Farm.  I never thought I would have a place to send it but now I do and I am excited for her to get it!!!

I used Tin Foil for the Mirror in the background and the rest of the card was using my most used and favorite stamping technique creating scenes with my Cards I just love making my own scenes using many many various techniques!!

Well I guess that is all for now.  I so enjoyed whipping out the Stamping Supplies after a long hiatus of being Primarily a Mommy for the last year!!!  Love my children to pieces but it is nice once in a while to take some time for myself and get my Creative MoJo going!!!

Have a Stampendous Wednesday Everyone!!! :)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This Years Christmas / New Years Photo Card, and Letter 2011

 And Here is Marvin's Mom's Christmas Card for this Year she had the ideas of the scene and she and Melanie worked very hard putting together the costumes and props and I made the Photo's and Card for her.

Well my Cool Fonts and Colors I used on our Real Letter are not on here, but here is our yearly Christmas/New Year Letter they are going out to Our Family, Friends, Church Friends, and Correspondents  this week so if you are one of those you might want to wait and read it when you get it in the Mail :)

Happy New Year!!

We are almost out of my very favorite time of year, and it is time to send out our Yearly Greetings to Special Family and Friends!!!  I have now decided to take one stress off of myself and start sending our Annual Christmas letter as a New Year’s Letter from now on.  December is just so busy with 4 little ones and I never seem to get the letter and card ready to mail out until Christmas or a few days later so instead we will do a New Year’s letter and that will be more FUN for me!!!  I did not make this decision until after I had created and had our Christmas Card for the Year printed up, so it still says Merry Christmas :)

  If you have not heard from us much in the last 3 Christmas Seasons it is because 2 of the last 3 years I had a Christmas letter made up and pictures ready and wouldn’t you know it our printer broke (yes twice in 3 years in December LOL).  Well of course at that time of year it is not the best time to be making the purchase of a new printer so we waited until later in the year and got one, but 2 printers breaking in the same month of December is not likely to happened again I hope.  I kept telling myself I would send out a letter in the spring, but things got busy and it never got done.

 Last year I was really looking forward to sending our letter because we had special news to announce!!  So for those of you who don’t know last year in September 2010 we welcomed our 4th baby to the family.   
Meadow Hadliegh Schlatter September 1, 2010.  She is just 15 months now and we enjoy every moment with her she is fun, and spunky and so laid back- as she is the 4th child.  She is quite used to being held or carted around because she has 5 loving and willing pairs of hands to hold her and take her everywhere we go and do everything we do!!!  Meadow is small for her age at 15 months old most of her clothes are still 6-9 months, and she really has no desire to start walking yet, she recently just started cruising along the furniture, she definitely likes to do things on her own timing she did not crawl until 11 months old and she did not get her first teeth until just before her first Birthday, but she “gets” to everything eventually and she adores her big brother and sisters, and really loves the Animal’s too!!!  She can say about 25 words now.  She is quite the chatter box, and quite the enjoyment to the rest of her family!!!
So if Last year the BIG news was the arrival of Baby Meadow into our lives this year the Big News was we went on our first ever (other than trips to Colorado every year to visit family and friends) Our 1st Family Vacation.  We headed out to Florida and Walt Disney World for a fun 10 day Vacation.  We spent 7 days in the parks, 1 day at the Beach and one day at Down Town Disney.  It was a wonderful trip and we are already talking about when we can go again!!  Next time it will be between Thanksgiving and New Year’s though so we can enjoy the Magic of Christmas along with the Magic of Disney, and several friends who have recently gone during this season say the weather is Awesome and the ride wait is almost nothing!  I grew up going to Disney  both Disney Land and Disney World, but I had not been since I was 12 years old so it was a very special time for me to go back and remember all the special memories I have of going with my own Mom and Dad, but for the rest of my family this was their first trip and we all had a lot of fun Marvin’s Mom was even kind enough to come along with us to help out with Meadow who was just 8.5 months old and Tucker who was 3 years old when we went.

Marvin Marvin remains at ADM working with Grain Accounting, Merchandising, Marketing, and his Hundreds of Farmers each year!   Marvin also remains one of the most Amazing Daddy’s that I know he is very close to his kids and very involved in their day to day activities and they love him all the more for that too!!  Marvin teaches Tuckers Sunday School Class 1 time each month, and he started teaching Willow’s 1st Grade Wednesday Night Bible Max Class at church too.  This year he was asked to run for Church Board, he made it on the board this time and he really enjoys being part of the Church Board, working with the Pastors, and being on the Church Fellowship Committee of the Church Board.  He is still on the Alumni Board for Smith Scholarship House where he lived in college as well.  Marvin got to go skiing early this year which he loves and had not gotten to do for many years so he is excited that hopefully another time soon he and his friend Adam who he went with can go again sometime.  Marvin also continues to have the Annual Country Boy Can Survive Hunting Trip he and his College Buddies and other friends do…up by his parent’s farm every year!!

Heather Well what can I say I am a very busy Mommy to 4 that alone keeps me on my toes, with my 4 kido’s there is never a dull Moment for sure!!!  This year I upgraded my Camera to the next professional level and I am really enjoying photography and learning more and more on a professional level.  I was able to take an intermediate and advanced photography class this year and I joined a photography group with about 40 other adults from all over America we are all doing a project called Project 365 where we take at least 1 picture a day and really work on expanding our photography skills and abilities while having fun with pictures and editing.  One of my good friends and I are in the group together and we have had so much fun doing all the research and expanding our skills together in both photography and Photoshop editing!!  I have started doing some Photo Shoots again if you remember I got started with Family pictures and Weddings before I got pregnant with Tucker and then that all came to a halt so starting that back up is both enjoyable and skill expanding for me I really truly love to take pictures of others, and everything really!!!   In fact a couple of weekends ago I got to shoot a wedding with one of my good Friends who is also a fellow Photographer!!!  It was so much fun and we really got some creative and fun shots and I am finishing up my edits of the shoot this week.  So my main focuses this year were being the Mommy to another new baby and her 3 great siblings, planning our trip to Disney the first 6 months of the year, and Photography and Editing the last 6 months of the year along with being on the Woman’s Planning Committee at church and helping Marvin teach Tucker’s Class once a month too.

Piper Piper started 4th Grade this year which moved her up to a new school as the grade schools in our part of the school district are k-3rd and 4th – 6th.  She is really enjoying her new Teacher, Principal, and School.  She started Piano Lessons at the end of last year and still enjoys that, and she is really looking forward to starting voice lessons soon, and being in the City Wide Musical Production of Narnia she tried out for last week and the performances will be at the end of February.  Piper loves to write songs, plays, and skits which she and Willow, and Grace (the next door neighbor / best friend / 4th Daughter (at least if feels like she is part of our family most of the time J)  practice then perform for either Marvin and I or once in a while Marvin, I, and Graces family all at once J  Piper is still very active in 4H she took Best of Breed for her 4H Bunny at the 4H County Fair this summer and she also got a couple of Champion Ribbons, and many Blue Ribbons and a couple of Red Ribbons too!!!  Our rule is usually 1 activity per semester but since 4H is only once a month and she begged to be in Girl Scouts with Grace since Grace’s Mommy is the leader we let her do that too so she is doing something at least 2 to 3 Monday’s a Month and she is enjoying it a lot.  Piper is doing great in school this year and excels the most in reading.

Willow Willow my sweet sweet Willow girl started 1st Grade this year she is our Natural Brilliant child (shhhh we don’t tell her or her siblings that J)  Willow has the best personality she is happy, outgoing, and a friend to many and she really enjoys school and art, and is showing a interest in Photography too!!  Willow is the closest sibling to baby Meadow they have a real bond and they both just adore each other very much, but she also is very close with Piper and they spend all of their free time pretending making up skits, and playing House/School/ Veterinarian Clinic/ Disney princess – really anything they can dress up for and use their imaginations doing!!!  Willow also really loves art and learning to write really pretty lettering she practices all the time and I am sure she must have the best writing in 1st grade because she has neater writing than most kids many years older than her.  Willow also started 4H this year and is really enjoying that and being with Piper and Harley in their 4H club!!! She can’t wait until the 4H Fair this summer to show some of her own stuff.  Willow will also be in Narnia the city wide Musical in February.

Tucker Tucker is ALL Boy!!!!  He must be ALL Boy as he will grow up with 3 sisters.  He is all about Tractors and Trains and spends much of his day playing Farm in the living room.  Tucker started 3 and 4 year old Pre-School this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays but he really would rather be home playing with his Mommy he tells me every time it is time to take him and leave him at Pre-School!!  Tucker got to go to the Farm and stay a few times this year and he adores being at the Farm with Poppy Jim and Grandma Marianne and getting to spend time playing with his 7 boy cousins.  I guess we are the “Girl” Family Marvin’s Older brother now has 3 boys and 1 girl, and his younger brother Mark welcomed baby boy #4 this month!!!   Tucker is my happy joy (most of the time, but he is a Boy J ) each day and he always gives me lots of hugs and kisses and he is finally starting to let Baby Meadow start to play with him now too.  He was really not sure for the 1st year or so of Meadow’s life if he really wanted to keep her or not, but now he is very protective of her and glad he has a new playmate during the days!!!!

Other noteable news for the year???  We still enjoy all of our Animals we said a very Sad Goodbye to Rickey the Cat (who really was what brought Marvin and I together as friends, then more, then married) who we really loved and enjoyed as a very important member of our Family for almost exactly 13 years!  So our Family Zoo now consists of Clifford the BIG Black Dog, Porkers the small black Dog, Rufus the Cat, and Bandit the Cat, Autumn and Goldie the fish, and Arial the 4H Bunny.  Marvin and I feel very blessed to have our Sunday School Class at church were we have 10 other couples who we can trust with our deepest needs, fears, joys, and praises each and every week!!!  Last year our Sunday School Class merged with another class that started about the same time our class did 8 years ago and that merger has added new life to our class and new joy to each and every family involved!!!

Well I hope I have sufficiently caught you back up on our “little” family of 6 now!!!  This year it was Thanksgiving and Early Christmas at the Farm and we will head out to Colorado for Christmas with family and friends there a few days after Christmas as a Family at home.   Now I better go time to rush off and be a Mommy to 4 of 2 kids who just woke up from Naps and 2 kids who just got home from school!!!

Love from The Schlatters,
Heather, Marvin, Piper, Willow, Tucker, and Baby Meadow Schlatter

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Advanced Photography Class Pictures I was so Excited after this Class Learned so much!!! The True Beauty of Nature :)

So So So So Excited!!!  Pictures from my Advanced Photography Class
at Dillon Nature Center on Saturday.

So back in October I took that Beginner / Intermediate Photography class and I learned some stuff but already knew a lot of it.  So I did not know what to expect from the Advanced class I took this last Saturday.  

I was so excited from the very beginning when we headed out to Dillon Nature Center to start shooting I was learning things right and left so I was so excited to finally be getting a good grasp of how to use my Camera in new ways and to really start grasping how to do All Manual Photography.  I had read all the books for years but I think it took actually getting out there with my camera and an instructor to critique here and there and tell me when I had questions how to tweak it.  By the end of the class I finally felt like I Really "GOT" it!!!!  FINALLY after 13 years of shooting with an SLR I can finally turn off any of the Automatic settings and shoot in Manual Mode which means GREAT exposures, trial and error, and photography on a next level with not much editing to get it YEA!!!!!

So here are the Best of all the pictures I took on Saturday.   I hope you enjoy the views as much as I did!!!  What do you think??  I was just so excited because all of the Nature out there was so Beautiful and I really enjoyed getting to spend 4 hours with Nature and my Camera and all the time to play and learn!!!  It was a great class!!!  Can't wait to find some more and take classes on Night Shooting with Lights and Editing with Photo shop CS5 too! :)

Our first Shots were of this Great Waterfall we were learning how to do stop action with shutter speed and a tri-pod.
 This was the scene from across the lake.  My Photography teacher suggested to framer parts of our pictures with nature so the top right corner is framed with a tree.  That tree was blowing all over so this shot took a few minutes to get until the leaves came back down and held still long enough for me to shoot.

The Oranges, Greens, Reds, and Yellow's were SO Brilliant and Gorgeous that day!!!
 The Cherry's in the Trees were so pretty Here and in a few other pics.
 These furry little thistles were so pretty hard to get then to stay still enough to capture the shot the wind was so so bad that day!!
 FIRST you will probably WANT to click on these pictures bigger to see the REAL Detail and Beauty of those Feathery Pods they were gorgeous!!!

The two pictures below were some of the ones I worked the hardest on those feathery pods coming out of the Milk weed.  The exposure was hard to get right because the white pod was in direct sun light so trying to expose for the white sunlit pod and still get the Beauty in the background!  The first pictures is more straight out of the camera and the 2nd pictures I used some minimal dodging and burning to achieve that Fiery look below.

 Some Red and Yellow, and Orange Peppers they looked pretty cool and waxy in person!
 Pretty Purple Flowers.
 Our Photography teacher suggested we try shooting this eagle to practice hard exposures.  I had to take about 30 pictures of this to get the few great ones I got after a lot of playing around.
 Love the Contrast with this Orange and Green Trees here.
 A Pretty little shrubbery Plant.
 Sunlit Yellow Flowers.
 This picture below was one of my favorite for the day because it literally had every color in the rainbow from White to Gray, to Brown and Black, to Red all the way down to Purple it was a fun shot, but to get the Detail you WILL Want to Click to see it BIGGER :)
 I was not sure what kind of Plant this was maybe tomato but I am not sure they were coming out of the ground but they were red and black??
 The Last picture of the Eagle soaring!
 A full view of one of the Waterfalls so much pretty nature to see!!
 Waterfall closeup with stop action Water!
 This turtle was in the middle of the lake really far away so this is cropped down quite a bit it is the only two pictures of the whole day I cropped down.  

The teacher taught us to meter our light to expose for the Dark Turtle's Head or we would totally loose him in the shot.   When you Zoom in on this Log and Turtle you can really see the detail in his striped skin and shell.
  Turtle at a different angle.
 Just took a picture of this shrub quickly as I walked past it I was loving that tiny bit of red in all the darker colors.
 Fishermen in foreground, Beautiful Trees in Background.
 Cherry Trees.
 This one below is taken by me laying flat on my back my Photography teacher had me do that to practice exposing for lots of light as opposed to shooting into the trees.
 This lone Cherry Stem was not in a tree but was actually right next to the Milk Weed Pod you saw earlier.
The next 4 pictures are different pretty or unusual leaves I saw as we were walking around finding our subjects to shoot.

This bottom shot was another my Photography Instructor called me over to try to shoot with the Beautiful Oranges and Yellow's and that gorgeous sky peeking through the tree leaves and branches.
few shots of them as they walked off to take pictures.
I loved the pretty purple shades in this pretty shrub!!

Well that is it after taking 249 shots that day these are my favorite 31 shots.  I hope you enjoy them!!!  It was a really great learning experience and now I can't wait to get out there and try some more shoots on Manuel! :)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meadow's First Birthday Party!!!! Boy Did we have FUN!!! Fun Captions and Stories and TONS of pictures thanks to my 2nd Shooter my friend Tonya Ferguson.

Project 365 - Pictures for Friday Oct. 7th 2011
Meadow's 1st Birthday Party

Friday October 7th 2011

I started this post out being the week of Oct. 7th through the 13th but when I was putting in all the pictures for the first day of the week which happened to be Meadow's first Birthday Party I had so many to add that this post is just for the one day of that week I will put the rest of that week in a separate post.   These pictures are about half mine and half Tonya's my good friend who was gracious enough to help me do the photo's at Meadow's party! :)  If you see multiples of the same picture on here please ignore it Blogger was giving me a heck of a time uploading these pictures.  I could only upload one at a time with Internet Explorer so I downloaded FireFox browser and it would let me upload 20 or more at a time but it was a very frustrating way to upload them and I had a hard time with it and kept getting multiples so I finally gave up and just did what was fastest.

Even though Meadow's 1st Birthday was September 1st we were not able to have her 1st Birthday Party until Friday October 7th due to traveling out of State, having company several weekends, and other things that went on that month.  So on Friday the 7th of Oct. we were very excited to finally be Celebrating Baby Meadow's First Birthday with Family and Friends.

Because so many of her outfits and things her first year happened to be Hot Pink and Zebra Print I decided to do her 1st Birthday Theme in Hot Pink and Zebra.  I was able to borrow most of the Decorations from a good friend who had decorated and thrown a Pink and Zebra Party for a Family Member last year.  It was sure fun to Decorate and do and I found that everything at Hobby Lobby had a Pink and Zebra section so it was very easy to plan the them!!!

The day before her party I found out the special Birthday Pettiskirt outfit I had special ordered for her was not going to come on time so I scrambled the night before to find her an outfit fit for a princess a tu tu princess that is.  I ended up having to make and sew her shirt at 2pm the day of her party which was at 5:30pm but I found the Skirt and Boots and Socks at Hobby Lobby and Dillards in the Mall.

Late that morning and early afternoon Meadow and Tucker and I headed over to the Church to Decorate her Birthday Party room and then we went home for naps and to get ready for the party.  I ordered her wonderful Pink and Zebra Cake from Wal-Mart if you can believe that!!!

My good friend Tonya and I double teamed to get all of the pictures our styles are similar so we had fun shooting together and I was very very pleased with the pictures we both got.  Tonya was a Life saver to help out with Pictures that way I knew if  I did not get a shot then she did it was fun!!!!

The people who were able to come to her party were:
Grandma Paula and Poppy Richard and "cousins Harley and Darion"
Grandma Marianne and Uncle Mark and cousins Ben, Erik, and Caleb
Daddy, Mommy, Piper, Willow, and Tucker
Next Door Best Friend (and almost a 3rd Sister to Meadow she adores Grace) and her Mommy Tasha for a few minutes
Maggie Gilmore and her Parents Pastor Chris and Kristin from Church
Adelynn Silsbee and her Mommy Michelle from church
Paxton, Avery, Destiny, and Tylan Ferguson, and their Mommy and Daddy Tonya and Dale
Evelyn and Emily Hall and their Mommy Amy from church, Pastor Mark Hall and the boys were in another part of the building hosting the 3rd - 6th Grade Overnight Missions Retreat.
and Kensly, Cooper, and MaryAnn Koestle from church.

We had 10 Little Cesar's Pizza's and Bread sticks to share with everyone and drinks, then Cake and more Drinks we forgot to bring the High Chair for Meadow to dig into her Cake, and the Candle for the top of the Cake, and the Ice Cream to go with the Cake :)!!!
Here in the picture above are all the things I picked up the night before her party when I found out the outfit I custom ordered for her was not coming on time.  I had no idea what I would find for a skirt so my first stop was at Hobby Lobby to find stuff to make her a cute Birthday Shirt so I bought everything I might need in Zebra, Hot Pink, and Black so when I found the skirt I would have whatever I needed to make the right colored shirt.  I took 2/3rds of this back to Hobby Lobby after I made her, her Hot Pink and Zebra Birthday Shirt.

 Some of the other Party Supplies

 Below you can see the Zebra print Hat Box I found and that is what we put the Forks, Knifes, and Spoons in - A fun addition to Decorating!!
 The Table in the afternoon right after I got done decorating.
 The Gift Table before any guests arrived.
 Tucker helping me Decorate the Guest Tables.
 Table Decorations courtesy of Tonya
Here is the Table set up.  I found all of this Hot Pink and Zebra stuff at Hobby Lobby and all the Decorations I borrowed from Tonya.

Above is the Picture of the cake I ordered from Wal-Mart the day before Meadow's Party I think they did a wonderful Job.  I told them I wanted Hot Pink Border and Writing and I wanted the cake to be Zebra and I wanted a Big #1 with a Princess Crown on top of it.  This is what they made I was so excited when I saw it!!!
Above are 2 of the 3 items that came in the "Cake Smash Set" it came with the Party Hat, the Bib, and the Bottom Bloomers she wore over her diaper you can see several pictures Tonya and I got of her crawling in them down further.

Above you can see the Treat Bags I found at Hobby Lobby and the Party Hats.  Or at least I though they were party hats and then when they would not fit on any of the kids because the string was in Gross Grain ribbon and too short to fit over a child's head I was so disappointed because several of the little girls wanted to wear them.  When I got home and saw the packages I figured out they were cones you hold upside down by the ribbon and put treats, candy, or flowers in them LOL!!!
Above the Full Head table Decorated.
Tonya's Great Angle of the Treat bags and "Party Hats" LOL.  The Black and white zebra treat bags were for the boys and had more boy things in them and the pink and white zebra bags were for the girls and had more girly stuff in them.
Inside one of the girls treat bags.  They had a Beaded necklace a flute, a jar of bubbles and bubble blower, a Kaleidoscope looking glass, some girly tattoo's and a few pieces of candy.
Tonya's Great Center piece!!!  This girl can make great Decorations!!
More cool Decorations

I laid Meadow's boots in front of this decoration when she wanted them off and both Tonya and I ended up getting pictures of this we both have the same eye for things a lot of times LOL!!!

Meadow sitting by her Cake for pictures.  Marianne my Mother in Law so kindly cleaned out the High Chair so nicely before the party so we could take it and sit Meadow in it to eat her cake and get really messy but we forgot to take the High Chair so we don't really have any pictures of her eating it just sitting by it and getting a few fingers of a taste of it!! :)
The Gift Table.  Thanks to all of Tonya's Decorations it is Decorated all the way around in Pink Tulle and Black Tulle and Zebra ribbons.
Meadow checking out the decorations above and a gift below.

A cool angle Tonya took of meadow and her cake.
Meadow getting some finger tastes of her 1st Birthday Cake.
Below part of the shirt I made for Meadow at 2pm before her party at 5:30pm
Another cool angle of the cake per Tonya!
One of the cards Meadow received made by some of the children guests who attended.
O.K. can I really touch this Mommy or am I gonna get in trouble???  I am gonna just try it and see what happens :)
Meadow testing the waters with her first finger in her cake frosting.
Part of Meadows Shirt the Big silver and Black sequined M and the Zebra #1 were iron on's and I sewed the zebra feathers on her sleeves.
Birthday Hat.

Her very cool Zebra and Hot pink boots I found on Clearance at Dillards.
Meadow and Mommy.

Mmmmmm it's Yummy!!!

Under her cute Black and white Zebra boots she had Pink and white Zebra socks I found at Hobby Lobby.
Meadow in her Birthday Hat.
Tonya on the floor with the babies taking pictures.  Paxton in the blue and plaid is her son who is 2 weeks older than Meadow, and Baby Maggie is playing with Tonya's youngest daughter 3 yr old Avery.
Both of Tonya's Daughters Destiny 8yrs and Avery 3 yrs.

Tonya taking a picture of me taking a picture of her.  We both use Canon SLR camera's.
Grandma Paula and Poppy Richard with Meadow at her Party above and below.

My Sweet Friend MaryAnn and her little girl Kinsley! :)
"Cousins" Harley and Paige with Meadow
The 3 Sisters together
Meadow and her Future Husband Paxton must have had their first Fight by the looks of Paxton's face I am guessing Meadow WON this one LOL!!!!! :)
Grandma Marianne (Marvin's Mom) and the Cousins that were at Meadow's Party.  Mark and Karla's 3 in - Yellow Erik 5 yrs old, Orange Caleb 2 years old, and Ben in Red 6 years old.  Tucker 4 yrs, Meadow 1yr, and Willow 7 yrs.  Piper had left for her Mission Retreat overnight by the time we took this picture.
Adorable Miss Maggie
Grandma Marianne feeding Meadow her Cake.  I was so so so so bummed we forgot the High Chair so she could dig in and get all messy with her Cake.  I have some of my favorite pictures every of Tucker, Willow, and Piper doing that, at their 1st Birthday Parties!!!
Tonya with Avery Maggie, and Pax.
Adelynn, Tucker, Paxton, and Meadow
Adelynn, Paxton, Tucker, and Meadow.
Tonya taking pictures of Pax and Daddy.
Tonya taking pics of the kids
Paxton and Meadow were born 2 weeks apart and Tonya and I were Pregnancy Buddies on FB the whole time we were pregnant it was fun having a friend going through the same things you were at the same time.  We were both pregnant with our 4th baby and we were due 5 weeks apart but Pax was 1 day late and Meadow was 3 weeks early so they were exactly 2 weeks apart.  Tonya and I have joked that these two have an arraigned Marriage we are working out the Dowry requirements right now :)
Meadow's cute Bottom Bloomers that matched her Party Hat and her Bib.
Meadow and her Future Husband Paxton from church.
"So what do you think about this whole Marriage thing???  We better start saving for our wedding now because I really love pretty decorations!!!!"
"Did you know that some day you will be my Sister in Law??  No, well that is the plan so it would be great if we could start being friends NOW!!! :)
Meadow and her Future Sister in Laws Destiny and Avery.

Yes we are the Blond Family!!!! :)
Me taking a picture of Tonya taking a picture of me.  We are both doing this 365 Photography thing together right now.
My nephew Erik Mark and Karla's 2nd Boy.  Tucker and Erik adore each other!  They are 11 months apart Erik being the oldest.
Meadow with Pastor Mark and Amy's girls Evelyn on the left and Emily on the right.

Meadow and the 3 girls she considers her sisters (Piper and Willow really are her sisters but Next Door Best Friend Grace is always with us most of the time they are not in school or not home so Meadow adores Grace and I am pretty sure she considers her another "Big Sissy"!!!  Plus Grace fits in with our family well.  She and Piper have played together non stop since they were 3 years old.  They are 1 month apart in age and really play so well together and they also do such a good job at incorporating Willow and Tucker into their pretend play every day!!  We are so Blessed to have Grace and her family as our next door neighbors.  Grace and Piper and Willow are Best friends, but Tasha Grace's Mom is also one of my few Best friends in life as well!!!
Cute Bloomers crawling away.
Adorable Miss Maggie.  Maggie is a little over 4 months younger than Meadow is.  She belongs to Pastor Chris and Kristin at church.  We love her too!!!
Piper getting ready to head off with Grace to the 3rd - 6th grade yearly Overnight Missions retreat at church that night.  She and Willow each had this great Big Pink Feather Hair piece I found at Hobby Lobby.
Destiny, and brother Tylan, Pastor Chris and Kristin, MaryAnn Koestle and Kinsley.  In the Background Amy Hall Pastor Marks wife and me in the Black.
Kristin and Maggie

Cousins and Best Friends.  Paige Justin's daughter Harley, Piper, and Grace all getting ready for the Missions retreat.
Maggie's on the Move!!!
Big Brother Tucker.
Meadow Pulling up on chairs.  She had just started this before her party.
Avery holding onto her Mommy's Legs.  LOVE the Flowers and Crown so so cute!!!
Meadow on the Move.  She has not started walking yet Piper walked with no support at 14 months, Willow was 16 months, and Tucker was 15 months.

I love this cool Angle Tonya got of Meadow from above.
Baby Meadow and Mommy.  There are very very few pics of Meadow and me her first year because I am always behind the camera but never in front.
Meadow and Mommy playing one of her favorite games where she holds my hands then arches her back and throws her head back and does a back bend  she LOVES to do this!!!

Love them Chubby baby legs.
Paxton, Meadow's Future Husband LOL!!!
Adorable luscious Legs of Miss Adelynn who celebrated her first Birthday back in May.  Meadow had so much fun at her party!!!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them Cowboy boots!!
Meadow in her party hat.
Happy Little Evelyn we just really enjoy Emily and Evelyn Pastor Mark and Amy's girls.  They had come over for a whole day play date earlier that week and we had SOOOO Much fun!!!
Meadows Bow I found at Dillards before her party.

Having Fun with Mommy!!!
Paxton bouncing on his Daddy's head. 
Baby Meadow by Tonya.
So adorable Baby Adelyn!!!
Cool picture of Willows Hair feather.
Meadow Hugging Mommy!

The whole family.  I threw the Black and Hot Pink together right before the party LOL!!!
Mommy putting baby Meadow's Party hat on.
Paxton with his Daddy.

Bottom layer of Pettiskirt.
Avery eating Cake.
Pastor Chris and Dale Tonya's Husband.
Paxton with Evelyn and Emily in the background.
Pax relaxing on his Daddy on the floor.
Michele a wonderful Mommy and sweet friend!!!  With Baby Ade who is just so so so gorgeous here LOVE those cheeks!!
Tucker and Daddy laughing together.  Meadow loves looking at this picture on the computer!!
Tonya on the floor taking a picture of me on the floor taking a picture of Meadow.
Sweet Avery
Ade's cute boots again in color this time aren't they great???
Beautiful Emily!!!

Our Family all together before Piper left for the Missions retreat.
Meadow playing with Mommy!!!
Meadow on the Move.
Paxton holding onto mommy's legs and looking at her taking a picture of him.
LOVE this view of 3 of the babies Maggie, Pax, and Meadow.  Tonya takes such creative views of people on pictures!!
My Nephew Caleb currently Mark and Karla's youngest until Christmas when he gets a baby brother or sister.
Meadow working on pulling up on the back of a chair.
Meadow playing with Evelyn.  Love Evelyn checking Meadow out with her Hands!!
Meadow and Mommy.
I love her smile here you can see her New 1st four teeth.  She did not get her 1st tooth until 2.5 weeks before her 1st Birthday.  By her party she had 4 teeth.  The bottom 2 came in together and the Top two did as well.
Pax in color sitting on Dads head.
Meadow sneaking some frosting.

Meadow in Black and White

I'm coming Mommy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tucked out and laying down and taking a break.
Sweet Cheeks Maggie and Pax walking in the background.  Pax started taking his first steps at 8.5 months old and Meadow has not taken her first steps yet at almost 14 months old.

Adelynn trying to share her take home treat bag with Meadow.  Poor girl then wanted it back and Meadow was not quite as good to want to give it back, but Mommy saved Ade's bag so she could take home her treats.


Have a VERY Snaptatious Day!!!!

Heather and Baby Meadow!!