Monday, July 18, 2011


Cameron and Guen.
Just out of the temple.

They look sorta happy!

(Just a little kiss.)
Matt and Tara and their family.
Matt is the second child and oldest boy.

He and his wife were sealed in the Rexburg Temple two years ago today.

I received a lot of emails about the photo wallboard that we did.
(I got the idea on
This is it the day I finished it.
It's a 6x6 plyboard that I wallpapered.
We seached for frames of varying sizes to be able to put photos of her married sisters and parents and our married kids and ourselves.
Guen then took the pictures and copied them in Sepia and Black and White to look old.

The big frames were just holes in the wall to be able to have people come and stand in them so we could take a picture as they came to the reception.
It has been so fun to look at them.

Apparently the bride and groom weren't the only ones smooching!
(Howie's expression looks a bit "pained".)
Lynsey and Nick kissing with Miss Lexi.
Lynsey is the oldest. (And the alpha.)

More kissing.

Matt and Tara kissing!
Enough already!

Nate and Sara and their little boyz!
Nate is the 3rd child and middle son.

(My daughter-in-laws are named Tara and Sara. We teased Cameron about marrying a Lara or Kara or something like that. We are thrilled to have a Guen!)
The baby of the family.
Our remaining unmarried child.
We're OK with that!
She'll be 20 this month. (How did I get so old?)

A picture of Howie and I with the

The bridesmaids and groomsmen.

The bridesmaids held large sparkly pinwheels and the groomsmen wore smaller ones.

Her mom arranges her pretty dress.

This is the bride's "something blue".

Aren't her dimples the cutest ever?
Cute toes on the bride and her bridesmaids.

"Nate, you are not allowed to play with my camera again!"

"Matt! Neither are you!"

Howie with his two sisters and their husbands.

Our children with the new sister-in-law.

Can I get an "AMEN!"


blueviolet said...

I am loving how creatively people posed for your photo board. Awesome!

Kristina P. said...

Everything looks so great! They are a beautiful couple.

Connie said...

Everything looks so pretty, all that hard work in your yard paid off. What a great family you have, you are so blessed.

Connie said...

Oh yeah! Amen! You did a great job getting everything done and beautiful and you kept the sun shining! Cute, happy, couple. Your boys look cute even upside down.
Just so you know, we have the wall board tucked safely a way. Thanks again, my friend.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Love the photo frames! What a great idea. I love a backyard receptions!

Anonymous said...

What lovely wedding pictures! Looks like everything turned out perfectly! I loved each and every picture.

just call me jo said...

That last picture of you is adorable. I send you a big AMEN!! Everything is gorgeous. I love the frames and your yard is terrific.

LKP said...

A-MEN!!!! :) so fab. am going to remember your photo wal. matter of fact i've already got it filed in my PC fave files! YOU ROCK!!!! lub u.

Lesa said...

I love the photo board. You did a great job and the whole day looks like lots of happiness!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! I love the photo board! What FUN!

Sorry, I didn't get to see you this summer.

Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

Valerie said...

Love that photo board and all those cute poses, even if I don't remember what a kiss is. It looks like so many memories were made.

gigi said...

Now that last picture of you Praising The Lord is hilarious! True to life!! I love that you have all of yall together in thst last shot too :)

She was a beautiful bride and I know you are glad that they are finally married and off to their own home to live happily ever after.

I love all the kissing going on in your pictures, beats arguing any day. But seriously your kids are so cute and such a fun group! You can tell that they love each other by all those mischievous smiles on their faces. Such cute GRANDkids too.

Glad that yall are still having warm and beautiful weather. Enjoy, you deserve it!

tammy said...

So glad it all went well. I'm sure you sighed a big sigh of relief after it all was done. That photoboard is so fun!

Vern said...

I'm really digging those open frames!

Momza said...

These days are the best days ever!
Great smiles and KISSES!!

Queenie Jeannie said...


Such love and joy coming from these photos!! Incredible!!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Furry Bottoms said...

How fun is that, the shoes!! The bride wearing the color of the bridesmaid dresses on her shoes. That is unique!

Emmy said...

Okay that photo wall is the coolest thong ever!! Congrats on a great day

Yvonne said...

Everything is wonderful. GREAT JOB. I have never seen anything like it and I absolutely LOVE IT.

It's so fun to welcome new family members.

Julie Harward said...

What a bunch of great pictures...looks like it was such a fun wedding! :D

wendy said...

Amen Tauna...Amen.
It looks like it was a darling wedding with lots of different ideas.
I think that is so interesting that your second child was Matt....and MY SECOND child was Matt.
I love the hair piece the bride wore...I am finding it is the "new thing" to not be wearing veils, but those feathery hair pieces.
I liked all the kissing
always be ready for a Kiss I say.

here's another Amen for good measure.

Sondra said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. You make me smile all the time with your wit.

I am absolutely loving the wedding pictures. The wall is fabulous. I've never seen anything like that before. Very cool.

I love all the kissing :-D
Aaaahhh the romance.

Only Girl said...

AMEN Tauna you are sooooo funny!!!!

Nana said...

Amen!!!! What a great family you have and wonderful pictures. Congrats on the big day and new addition to the family.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Such lovely photos. I just love that board you used with the frames. What a great idea. I also like the pinwheels, so different.
What a fun wedding.

lifeinredshoes said...

What a wonderful day you created, lots of everlasting memories :)

Cherie said...

Great pictures - I love all the kissing. I still adore the wall - I have literally been showing it to everyone and telling them about my brilliant and amazing friend Tauna.

I thought Sara was your daughter because she looks like you - after this post I now know she is really your DIL - Ha ha!

M-Cat said...

Amen Amen Amen!!! Love the picture board idea!

And kissing is totally the best.

Sherrie said...

You have a beautiful family!

corners of my life said...

What a fun idea - your photo wallboard!

Kimmie said...

LOVE all of the photos!! Such awesome kids and adorable grandkids and I love the photo of you kissing Howie in the Photo board. The last photo where you are saying "hooray" is awesome!

Your daughters and daughter's-in -law have the most spunky FUN them!!

SO much work, but it looks like it turned out to be a gorgeous and wonderful day! So happy we got to come and experience part of it with you. Still envious of your awesome yard!

Glad you have a "Guen" for the newest member of your family and Guen couldn't ask for a more FUN or wonderful mother-in-law!! YOU ARE THE BEST TAUNA!!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Valerie said...

I know this is waaaaay late, but I love the idea of the photo wallboard!! I think hubby can probably make something like that when he comes home. Can you send me the link with instructions, if you still have it?
You did a beautiful job on the wedding! Everything looks gorgeous! Especially the bride and groom!! Congratulations!