Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ella Rose Allman

Ella Rose Allman

Oh.....this baby makes me happy. I know I have neglected my blog for months and months, but I am finding my way back. Ella is worth a blog post, don't ya think? She was born January 4, 2013 at 11:59pm. She was 7 lbs 9 oz. We brought her home on January 7. What a blessing she is! She is an angel baby. We rarely hear her cry and she only gets up once a night to eat. I never knew babies like this existed! What a dream.  I have a 2 week old baby and I am not exhausted. WHAT??!!!! Loving every minute of time with her.  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy 4th Malia!

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Well, I have typed up a written post two freaking times already and blogger is having issues so I am DONE! :) Malia's party was great with her birth family and all of the Allman/Barnes clans too. I'll post more later. I'm off to do something MUCH more productive. :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Baby Mamas!

Just looking at this pictures makes me have baby tears. I look back 9 years ago when I was desperate to have babies and couldn't. I never could have imaged how blessed I was going to be. I had no idea that these relationships with my sweet baby mamas could have been what they are. I love these girls. I love the sacrifice they made for ME - for their babies. I am so proud of them and the women they have become. I will always have a place for each of them within my heart. They made it possible for me to become a mother - for me to have a mother's day. Thank you April, Sadey and Rachel for everything you have done for me. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice and love you have for our children. I love you all forever!
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JesseBug! 18 months


Oh Baby! I love this kid. He is the best ever. I laugh everyday because of him. If he isn't sticking stuff in electrical outlets or trying to swing from our kitchen light over the table, he's being sweet and hysterical. I do have to watch him every waking moment, but what a freaking doll! He is such a joy. It's breaking my heart that he is growing up so fast. I wish he could stay in his little pint sized body forever! 
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Milo's Baptism


Our only family photo with Jesse. Seriously Beth???!!! Aren't you a photographer? Don't you know how important it is to have family pictures? Grrrr....I'm so lame.

Love you Nana!

Love you Papa & Grandma! Thanks for coming from West Virginia!

Milo with his gorgeous birth mom, April. Love you Ape!

I have an accountable kid. Does that make me more accountable too?
Milo's special day was wonderful! We had so many people support Milo. All of our birth mom's were there (photo to be posted on Mother's Day) and a birth grandparent of each of our kids was there too. It was incredible. We also had all of his grandparents, and a ton of other family members and friends. He was dunked times two because Kelly was translating from Portuguese to English and mixed up a word. When the witnesses let Kel know, Milo sighed a completely audible sigh for the entire room to respond to with laughter. It was dang funny!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Jesse wants to be just like Milo. He waits by the door with him every day. :)

Oh Jesse! What a funny little thing. He loves to giggle. You hand him a string cheese, he giggles. He turns the tv off while Malia is watching a show, he giggles. He digs in his diaper to see what he can find, he giggles. :) ew.

What??? Snow White bakes. :)

Milo and Jesse are little buds. They play together all the time. Milo is showing Jess how to play plants vs. zombies here. He's awesome at it.

Ok....let's get real winter. It's time to just go away. I know I'm being picky and all considering it's been a mild one, but I need sunshine. Maybe it's because we have been stuck in the house all week with a sick little girl. Things are looking up so maybe my next post with be full of sunshine!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

They were the best of friends....they were the worst of friends!

Oh HALLE and MALIA! You two are funny little gals. So....for those of you who don't know....these two cousins are either completely silly and happy together, or they are ripping each other's eyes out! This was a funny moment when the former was true. Five seconds prior to taking these shots, the latter was true. They just can't seem to figure things out. They spend many hours a week together and act a bit like siblings. Oh they are just so funny together. Shay (sister to me) and I are good at just letting them work things out for the most part. Plus....we are getting pretty sick of playing referee to children. DANG that gets old super fast. :) Do you just love the way Malia's hair ISN'T done? She was ticked that Halle got to have her picture taken and just HAD to have the same "privilege".

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Thursday, February 2, 2012


Oh Christmas!!! I just love it so much. The kids had a blast! Milo was beside himself that Santa got him the TITANIUM COMMAND! He didn't care about another present one bit. After going to church, he didn't leave the kitchen table until that monster was built. Malia is such a funny little gal. She didn't react at all to any of her gifts. She just took it all in. She got Polly Pockets, pink legos, Purpunzle (as she calls her), books, barbies, movies and new pjs. Jesse was all about his new train. He was happy to get his other presents too. He got books, dinosaur magnets that are spread through my house at all times, and other annoying for mom toys. :) It was a fun day.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Photography Blog!

So I've been needing/wanting to start this blog for a long long time but things have been a bit crazy.'s time. I'm finally doing it! Who knows if anyone will check it out! Who knows if it will bring me more business or not. Who knows if I'll even keep posting ;). I just know it's time. With my new studio up and running and with countless available babysitters I'm ready to get more serious about this little hobby of mine. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Halloween.........

Why is Halloween so awesome?! I love it. I love the craziness of going to the school to cheer on my kid in the parade. (don't love that I forgot my camera). I love the last minute costume changes. (thank you Malia. She was a witch until she went to the ward Halloween party and cried her eyes out because "I don't want to be a WITCH. I want to be a princess like all of those girls!"). Love the hectic dinner trying to shove anything healthy down the kids anticipating the overload of crap they would soon inhale. I just love it all! Jesse thought his costume was awesome too. He giggled everytime we put it on him!
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