Sunday, July 19, 2009

Patchwork Photos

I know I have said on here more than once that I would love to be a photographer. I have had a lot of fun lately getting some practice on some super cute families. I have a new photo blog with some cute new pictures on there, so make sure to check it out! Also, if anyone is interested in a session just email with what you would like done and I can give you pricing info. Check out a few recent sessions at!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the barbecues, hanging out with family and of course the fireworks! This year we spent most of the day relaxing at home since the rest of our week had been so busy. We went to Tim's parents for dinner for some yummy burgers and hot dogs. After dinner we went on a walk around the neighborhood and had fun just visiting.

My wonderful in-laws!

We then went to the Layton Park to watch fireworks with Ash, Devan, Hunter and Brinley. Even though it is a zoo there every year I still love to go! It was really fun to go with my sister and her family because it has been a few years since I have been able to spend the 4th with them!

Cute Davis family!

Tim was such a good sport, he even wore red so we could be festive :)


Tim took some great pictures during the firework show!

Thanks to everyone who spent the 4th with us! We had a blast!

Thanksgiving Point

We started off our weekend early Friday since I was lucky enough to have the day off. We had to take advantage of it! We went to Thanksgiving Point with my Mom, Rudy, Ashley, Devan and their kids. We had never been there before so we weren't quite sure what to expect. They had a ton of stuff to do there though. We started out at the Museum of Ancient History. Even though a lot of it was for kids I still really enjoyed it. There were tons of cool dinosaur bones and fossils.

Me and Tim!

Tim hates having his picture taken, unless it is of him stabbing a mammoth, then he was very willing!

Doesn't my mom look scared?

After the museum, Tim and I walked through some of the gardens. We just went through some that you could do for free but they were still really neat. They had so many pretty flowers and we got some great pictures!

Afterwards, we went back to my Mom's and had some yummy Maddox for dinner! Thanks for the fun day Mom & Rudy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

LaRee Payton

LaRee is Tim's grandma on his Mom's side, she passed away on Monday. She was a wonderful woman and I wish I would have been able to know her better. Just from the short time that I knew her I could tell how kind and loving she was. She always seemed to be happy no matter what. It is easy to see how much she touched the lives of her family. We will miss her very much. It makes me so grateful to know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us and that families can be eternal. I am grateful to have known LaRee even though I have only been in the family for a short time.

LaRee Payton

LaRee (G) Payton 1941 ~ 2009 "The Definition of Mother" Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother LaRee passed away Monday, July 29th, 2009 from head and neck injury caused by a fall in her home. Born August 30, 1941 in Kanab, Utah to Grant and Zelpha, LaRee is the fifth child of seven. She was 67 years old. LaRee's early years were spent in the red rocks of Kanab where she developed a love of nature. Pre-mature death of her mother caused reinforced extended family bonds, before moving to Provo at 10. There she eventually met the love of her life LaMar (Wilbur) Payton, married December 19th 1958 and later sealed in the Hawaiian LDS Temple December 15th, 1962. LaRee was blessed to be the mother of four children, the loves of her life, oldest and youngest born in California and the second and third in Hawaii. Family outing with her husband and children to beaches and mountains provided memorable family stories told over and over. Two support systems furthered her tight family values. Primary support came as a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, where she faithfully served in various functions from Den Mother to Young Women's President. Secondary, as a naval wife she developed strong life friendships and experiences as the family moved around military bases. LaRee is survived by her children, Dennis, Stephen, Karey and Angelia. LaRee was blessed by added loves of 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous close nieces and nephews and many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and brother-in-law. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed by all who loved this beautiful mother, wife and woman. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Friends and family may call Thursday one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. e-mail condolences to the family at