Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Caught During Nap-Time

Today Tucker fell asleep during nap-time next to his favorite "toys". I had to snag a picture.
We learned about temples this week for Family Home Evening and took Tucker to the St. George Temple to look around. He climbed up the stairs and knocked on the door, "Open door!" when we told him it was Jesus' house. He has now included the ceramic temple that sits on his dresser into the collection of favorite toys, Mater, and Choo-choo, that he carries around in a bucket everywhere.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Little Astronaut and More

We went up North a few weeks back so Gary could do some work where the company he works for is based and so I could shoot a wedding up there.

We stayed at the Haroldsen's for the first part. Here's Tucker helping his Uncle Nate mow the lawn.

Tucker also got to hang out with Grandma--here they are picking some berries.

One day we went with Grandpa and Grandma Schaugaard and the girls, and my sister and her little boy, Jajue, to the Tree House. Tucker had a blast. There were so many things to see and do--it's just what a little boy could dream of!

All the little boys there were knocking all of the giant chess pieces down as fast as 
all the other kids could put them back up!

Here's Tucker jamming along with Kaitlin in the music room

Here Tucker is putting on a show in the theater area

Grandma helped Tucker find an astronaut suit. He was pretty happy
about wearing it for most of the time that we were there!
 Checking out the astronaut in the mirror

Look at this happy little astronaut!

Dreaming of outer space!

Hanging with Grandma and Grandpa

Mommy and the astronaut

After the Treehouse, we went to the splash pad to get cooled off!
Here's Jajue and Lizz after a nice run through the water

Amber and Tucker enjoying the water

After we came back from our trip up north, we had a blast when some family came down to visit for a weekend for a missionary farewell and baby blessing. We had 15 people staying in our house! On the Saturday they were here, we went to Sandhollow to go boating and swimming.

Tucker has no problem at all with jumping right in and following everyone else

I love this picture of Tucker and his Uncle Nate

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Illustrations

I thought I would post some of the illustrations I have been working on for a local writer, Walt Brooks. The book is called Walter's Pet Bee and will be getting published soon! If any of you are interested in a copy, leave your info, and I'll contact you when they are available.

Here's the front and back covers:

Here's a few random pages throughout the book:

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Here are some fun shots of our annual trip to Panguitch!

Tucker and Sophie were pals throughout the whole camp out
Our little family
Tucker watching Daddy fish
Tucker loved getting dirty, but loved getting clean too!
What big boys on a four-wheel ride
Another ride on the four-wheeler
Tucker and Mommy eating some lunch
Grandma and Tucker while everyone was shooting guns
Tucker and Sophie on the boat
Uncle Scott let tucker drive the boat--Tucker was beaming the whole time!
Cute Emabelle and her momma, Aunt Sandy
Mommy and Tucker
Daddy and Tucker
Tucker fell asleep with his face in his bucket of cars
Here he is with tire tracks all over his little face
Blowing bubbles that he got from Aunt Sue!
Looking cool with Daddy's shades on!
Hanging out with Noah, catching some bugs!
Tucker put his car in the water drain on our camp trailer

Panguitch was so fun this year (as always!), and we can hardly wait for next year!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Help Name Tucker's Brother

I've put together a form that you can fill out to help us in naming our next little boy! Anyone (anonymous) can fill it out and submit their answers by clicking on the submit button after the survey. I'd love for you to fill it out and to leave any comments on this post about what you think of the names listed in the form!