Riff Raff “Screeck” Rat

8:17 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

For our family who lives so far away…and the family who lives close by, and for us.

Preston’s new favorite move is Aladdin. First thing when he wakes up, “Ina watch ‘laddin.” So here he is singing “Riff Raff, Street Rat” With a little help, (don’t pay attention to my singing…..)


Highlights of the Week

8:53 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

This week has been eventful…in one way or another. Shaun had orientation last week. He had a lot of homework to get done for the “mock classes” he had on Thursday and Friday. Ok, they aren’t even real classes and you have a ton of homework? You know this is bad. Most of us hear how hard law school is, especially the first year…and I honestly don’t think anyone is kidding around. He’s already had hours of homework and his first official class is tomorrow.

Tuesday we had our youth activity at Negro Bar with kayaks, paddle boats, and then THIS showed up. I am SO envious.


There was a lady for the Sacramento Bee with him and she was taking pictures for an article they were doing on this guys car-boat-thing. Some of our youth mooched a ride off him and I wanted SO bad to go running up and say, “Please! Please! Please…..” I should have. Instead I took photos from the shore.



Preston had a grand time chasing geese…


Playing with the big boys…


Drinking soda…


And playing in the water…



Great people, great fun, great night.

The next night we went with Shaun to a law school orientation meeting where they swore an oath of professionalism. We brought Preston thinking was a family event. Two other couples brought their kid(s) and all three of us ended up outside. Even the tiniest peep out of Preston and everyone cranked their neck to watch. Some people smiled and others just stared. I am pretty sure there aren’t many other people at this school in our same situation…married with a kid. Very different from our BYU experience…in SOOOO many ways. I won’t even begin to list. So here’s Preston playing happily outside, in front of Shaun’s new home for the next 3 years…



Everyone loves a discount!

9:14 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Just in case any of you were looking at getting some photos printed…you can get 30% off your order ar Ritz by entering the coupon code: THANKYOU30 at ritzpix.com I just saved myself $13…that’s garage sale money in my pocket. PLUS they are great prints, affordable, and ready in an hour…huge ones too! Just thought I’d put in a plug for them…maybe they’ll keep the one last remaining store near me open. Probably not.

Have a grrrrrreat day!


I married Van Gogh…

1:26 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News


Seriously. Someone at church mentioned it..and it turns out he really does…


A few pictures

12:28 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

Here are a few pictures of our crazy kid.

A stolen doughnut.


Playing in the grass outside the church waiting for the young women to come back from a scavenger hunt.


More waiting.


One of the only photos of Preston on his birthday.


Preston and his great-grandpa Morgan.



What we are up to.

8:45 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

I have been meaning to post for awhile now!! I just have no photos on Shaun’s laptop that we now have hooked up to the internet and am too lazy…or scatterbrained…to get any on here…so it’ll just be a little writing today. Sorry folks. I usually look at people’s blogs for the photos, so if you automatically hit the back button…I’ll understand…

I just wanted to share a few things. First off…my little boy turned TWO!! Two years ago he jumped right into our family and life has never been the same! In a good way, of course. Some days I go a little nutty, but every day I love and adore that little guy! We were up in Medford for Shaun’s cousin’s wedding (which I got to take photos of…and they were a BEAUTIFUL couple…there are a few photos on my other blog) so we didn’t really get to celebrate his birthday :( No Cake. But we did get to spend some time with Shaun’s family, which was great. I REALLY wished we lived closer!!

My awesome dad also had a birthday…and you would never guess by looking at him and listening to all the crazy things he does that he is the age he is…I mean, riding to work three times a week (FYI he works over 30 miles away…and he works GRAVEYARD…so he rides his bike to work at night…crazy old man:) I hope to follow in his foot steps…not with the midnight bike rides through downtown Sacramento, but his love for exercise! I love you pops!

I have been lucky enough to be very busy taking photos…and I just finished my third wedding today…Three in one week…what was I thinking? At this point I never want to see another wedding again…Though I am sure I’ll get over that (or I am hoping I will…)

Shaun starts Law school on Monday!!! We picked up his books yesterday and the sack literally felt like it would rip my shoulder off…and that wasn’t even all of them! Yikes.

Life has just become hectic. A good hectic. I’ll try and post some photos soon.