Friday, November 12, 2010

Locks of Love

She's been wanting to cut her hair for awhile.

And she's been very patient with letting it grow out for a cause.

10 inches off and she's as adorable as ever.

I feel like this sassy little hair cut fits her spunky personality.

Monday, October 18, 2010

it's an asian thing

thank you derek for capturing these moments
(even if it was for a school assignment)
(she's in love)

(and so am i)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catching the reading bug!

Camping and s'mores with a good book in a tent. There's nothing better!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


this photo was taken back in april. after seeing it i couldn't believe how much they look alike! only lukie has blue eyes. i'm pretty sure i know what he's going to look like when he's older. cute!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

2 is the new you!

Luke's family birthday party
July 30th

his new camera face

practicing with dad

he did it! (i love how excited matt is)

and he was so proud! isn't that the cutest face you've ever seen?



his new bike!

I'm not gunna lie...I'm scared of this 2 year old! He's a handful! Wish me luck this year.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

These two sweet souls joined the Taylor family this summer. They are both so precious! I couldn't resist sharing. This makes 12 grandchildren in my family and evens the count to 6 boys and 6 girls.

Avangeline "Ava" Taylor

I finally got to see and hold her two weeks ago. She's now 2 months old.

Olivia Taylor

Born a week ago today. I haven't seen Olivia yet...I can hardly wait! She was the biggest baby anyone in my family has had. 8 lb. 9 oz.

Maybe I love them so much because I don't have a baby, and because I know I won't be having any more! :) No, I would love them anyways!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

sittin' in a tree...k i s s i n g.

girls trip part 2. not sure the exact reason...maybe because we think we're so funny. maybe because we feel like the photos are boring if we do the same boring smile in all of them. or maybe because we love each other so much. whatever the reason may be, we have a lot of "lovey" photos from this trip. haha! this may be boring to some. but i laugh when i see them. so, susie and ciana, this is for you!

susie and i posing "engagement style" haha! so hard to act serious, but we try!

these have an engagement feel to them as well.

coming soon....cambria, camping, monterey, whale watching, and santa cruz.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Opening statement:
You, the reader, are not allowed to lecture me on my unbloggliness! (not a word) Moving on.

My camera was stolen along with my purse a few days after this trip. (way back in April) Luckily, Susie thought to download all of my photos onto her computer before I came home. Thanks Susie for being so smart.

This trip was too epic for a single post. For now, the cliffhanger. Literally! This is how my coastal trip with my girls (Susie and Ciana) began.

It's hard for me to look through these pictures without getting homesick for these amazing girls that I miss so much. So before I start one of our trip.

Some lady drove off the road and over this cliff just before we passed by. She was too scared to get out of the car. Are you kidding me?!!! I would have been out of that car so fast. She stayed IN the car, that was HANGING off the side of a cliff with a 100 ft drop to the ocean for 45 mins. She ended up being a little insane, well, maybe a lot insane. Either high, drunk, or maybe just missing a few screws....whatever the reason, we were glad we were there to save the day.

This annoying Forest Ranger "came to the rescue" first. Sadly, he was not much of a hero. He kept walking down the hillside, unsecured. He kept slipping and I was sure he was going to hit the car, sending it tumbling down the cliff with too-scared-to-get-out-of-the-car-crazy-lady. When we offered our climbing gear for safety he declined several times before finally asking for it. Susie was the hero! Not only for bringing her gear but for hooking up and attaching it all to this cocky worthless Forest Ranger. Seriously! He was the worst.

Susie's finest moment and the Rangers worst nightmare! haha!

There were a lot of things on our "to do" list for this coastal trip. Saving crazy lady was not one of them. But it sure made for an epic story.

More to come!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Want to make at least a $1000!!!!

Summer has been pretty busy! And we know that it's been a long time since we've written on this blog, but we will post some great stuff soon!

In the meantime I wanted to see if any of you could help out with something I'm trying to do. Currently I'm trying to find funding ($25,000) for three commercials that I want to shoot at the end of September. They are for Nintendo Wii, Stride Gum and Pampers Diapers. All three are written by copywriters who work with some of the biggest ad agencies in the world. $25,000 of course sounds like a lot, but the ad agencies have said they will reimburse the production costs of the commercials when they are finished. So I really just need to borrow the money. So, whoever invests I plan on giving a $5,000 investment incentive. The idea is give $25,000 and get $30,000 back.

Most of you don't have that kind of money laying around in a cookie jar, or under your mattress, haha, but perhaps you know of someone who does, who loves film or who just likes to invest. What's great about you finding someone is that I will give you at least a $1,000 finders fee for leading me to someone who will invest. That $1,000 may go up to as much as $5,000 if these commercials make money (more than covering the production costs), which they could totally do! If you happen to know of anyone, I've prepared a investment proposal and I can email it to you, so just contact me:

This investment proposal has everything anyone would need to know about what I'm trying to do with these commercials. My main goal with finishing these commercials is that I plan on taking the next step in my career and get into commercial directing. There are a couple companies really interested in me and who are waiting to see how these commercials turn out. I love editing, writing and directing Yo Gabba Gabba! but it definitely would be great to take the next step! Thanks for your time! Contact me if you have any leads! Thanks so much!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!

Welcome to baseball season 2010. Introducing the new hero in our family...Speedy feet! Our neighbor John announces the baseball games, and yesterday while announcing (as Max was bookin' it to first base) he yelled out..."Wow, look at speedy feet go!"

After striking 6 kids out,
making an amazing play to first base and getting that blue jay out,
then catching a fly ball and getting that other blue jay out....

who else would be deserving of the game ball then Mr. Max "speedy feet" Fackrell?
I contained my excitement but inside I wanted to stand up and announce "that's my kid!"
Wow! What a game!

If only I would've brought my video camera. It will for sure be there next game and I will post video of him pitching. It's too cute!!!! (only don't tell him i think it's cute. he would be mortified!)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another photo shoot gone good!

Since I have the world's worst camera, and a new one is number 20 on the list, I love having friends with great cameras, great editing skills, and creativity! Plus after a hard day with this little girl it puts me at ease to see these photos. I might try and keep her alive for yet another day! Thanks Derek. Here's to a good grade on this project!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mr. Luke

at 18 months this mom is wondering how her last baby is no longer a baby! i'm tired from lack of sleep due to this child. my ears ring from the yelling. my worry is never ending. he can always put a smile on my face. he's also good at wiping that smile off my face in an instant. my heart aches with love. have half birthday handsome boy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sometimes we miss the red dirt

maybe i miss it because it's been raining the entire week in cali. or maybe it was the fun of family and friends that has been absent from my motherhood life this week. or maybe i just have a hard time admitting that i miss the red dirt sometimes.

it was a fun memorable trip, photos included, thanks to kyle and derek. it was the wong boys first trip to utah, it turned out to be very last minute, and very WHITE! sorry guys for all the whiteness. i was hoping we would see at least one other asian. haha! good food, games, nature and family. it doesn't get much better then that.

hello from miss mia

hiking in snow canyon national park, amazingly beautiful.

max and nate are more like brothers then uncle and nephew.

enlightening derek with his new found love for cafe rio.

kyle showing off his mad skills...with child on board

joelle and i squeezing ourselves though the narrows. i don't know why i laugh so hard every time i do this....maybe it's because i'm nervous i'll get stuck. yes, i laugh when i'm nervous.

max and mia playing in the sand dunes. this reminds me of my childhood. and i miss it!

family photo. me, 2/3 of my children and my two husbands.

until next time....stay beautiful st. george.