Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little Photoshoot...

I have the greatest little sisters ever. One of them is named Jacie. Talent is seriously oozing out of her. I admire her for how she develops her talents and uses them to brighten the lives of others. She's the best! She did an impromptu photo shoot back in April for our little family when they were all here for my graduation. One of those pictures is on the header of our blog (can you tell that my legs were in desperate need of a summer tan?! That's what the Utah cold will do to ya!). It has been so fun to watch Jacie learn and get better through all of her photography adventures. She is doing such an awesome job! And you can't beat a free photoshoot...
When we were down in Arizona this summer, Jacie wanted to do another impromptu photoshoot with Brigden. I didn't know how long little B would last, but I said "Sure, let's do it!" With fruit snacks in hand to keep him happy, we made our way out into the driveway where Jacie had set up the shoot. And I AM SO EXCITED about the shots that she was able to get. It was SO worth fighting the AZ summer heat to get these pictures. I love how each one captures Brigden's little personality so perfectly. I am so happy that we have all of the silly and cute faces that he has been making lately in these pictures that we can have forever.

These are my two very favorites, especially the second one:

Here are some other cute ones, there are too many to just show a few!
Brigden sure does love his grandpa!
And here are some of the cute and silly faces that we just can't get enough of:

I love this "I am so ready to be DONE" face:
He must get it from his daddy :)

Can you tell we love this little guy?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

" the Florida Keys..."

So I guess that we were not "off the Florida Keys," we were ON them, but I had to go along with the song lyrics...Here's my first "catching-up" post. In May, Casey and I had the awesome opportunity to go with Jenny (Casey's mom) and two of his sisters, Jeniffer and Kimberly, to the Florida Keys. We were there for a week and it was such a great vacation. It sure was needed! We flew into the Ft. Lauderdale airport and drove for about 3 hours down to the Keys. How about I let the pictures tell the story...

This is where we stayed while we were there. Jenny sure found us some great deals! This was such a fun little house that was almost right on the ocean. The houses that were across the street from it backed the ocean. I loved how the Keys were a bunch of islands connected by a highway. I never realized before that they were like that. Each Key has a different name. We stayed on Summerland Key and went to some of the other Keys during our adventures! This is what we did:

We also celebrated my 22nd birthday while we were there! What a great way to spend a birthday!
(this one is for Kimberly!)

I think that the pictures tell it all...we were in such a beautiful place, with wonderful family, doing FUN things together, enjoying a trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much, Jenny, for making it possible and for making it such a special trip! And we missed you, Jimmy! And thank you Jeniffer and Kimberly for making it so fun!

I especially missed little Brigden who was back in Arizona with my family...Thanks Mom, Dad, and sisters for taking such great care of him...haha, I know it was a tough job! I don't know who had more fun, Brigden or his little aunties that spoiled him rotten! Love you guys! Brig's adventures while we were gone will be in a post coming soon!

I am so grateful that Casey and I were able to go on this trip. I loved seeing a new part of the beautiful world that we live in. It made me grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has created such a beautiful world for us to learn and grow in.

Florida, I am missing you!

Long time, no see...

Needless to say, it has been a LoNg time since I last posted. But I am determined to get back on track---I know that family, especially grandparents, would be happy if I did better!
So stay tuned for some backtracking in the next little bit while I fill you in on our summer adventures, and then maybe I will keep it up with what's going on currently in the oh-so-exciting life of the Heap family! For now, I will leave you with this current picture of this sweet little guy I know...

He's the best helper ever!