Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I'd love to say that I was able to get some beautiful photos of Maggie to mark her 20th year - but that would be a lie. this is all that I was able to get- mostly from my cell phone...

at dinner just before her birthday - probably the best photo of the weekend

two sleepyheads on the trip home from San Antonio

her birthday eclair

the traditional birthday button!

her dinner choice - PF Changs

Three great dinner shots, huh? I love her, but she really is an idiot sometimes. M

Backdrop test

 Everytime now and then I need someone to stand in front of a back drop and pose for me while I test the light - Maggie helped me out on this day, but for some reason (probably because its how she has always acted), she can't seem to let me take a good photo! Here is all that I got from that day. Thank goodness for Charlie - he is the only one who knows how to behave like a mature adult!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ethan's Blessing

Ethan was blessed in church and Maggie and I were able to see it! 
Jmaie was with us, and as we sat down in the church pew, he ended up between Maggie and Stephanie. As the time for Ethans blessing few closer, Stephanie began to cry, so she needed Maggie to trade with Jamie for some cousin support! In these first pics, you can see she was already teary before the blessing - she was a downright mess after!

The Priesthood in action!
Butch Byron, Steve Akin, Ron Marquis, Matt and Ethan Marquis, David Akin and James Boyles

Ethan with his parents and both sets of grandparents

Ethan, his parents and great grand parents!

Its good that they are friends - not many others will have them

My mom and her big brother, Butch

Maggie and her Uncle Dave

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meeting Ethan

Ethan was born about a week after Maggie went back to Virginia, so she had to wait about a month to see him. We had planned for this, and had already purchased a plane ticket. This was a four in one trip for Maggie - to meet Ethan, attend Ethan's blessing, celebrate her birthday and to go to the State Fair!

grandpa had trouble staying awake on this evening!

she got right up there before he woke up!

Matt and Stefanie had invited Maggie's friend Jamie to come down for the blessing too! 

Aunt Judy, Stephi and Maggie watching a funny video - they were cracking up here!

Colton and Henry love their new baby!

Goodbyes are hard…