Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Aleeya Mae Sorenson
was born May 27, 2009
Weight: 6 lb. 10 oz.
Length: 19 inches

Congrats to Kayla. Glad you're doing well now!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My New Nephew!!!

Congratulations, Jared and Abish! Samuel Jared Deter was born on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm (after about 48 hours of labor I think...poor Abish!!!!). He weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fun Times!

My birthday party was a success and it was great to see some of the Mormon Acres gang again! Unfortunately I didn't get pictures of everyone with my camera, so I'll update this again once I get the ones that mom took too!
Mom Paulson

Bethany & Clarke Farrer

Shauna! (and topsy turvy cake that I made)

Breanna as Wall-e

Ryan as his dad!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Great Deal on Pictures!!

Ok, my local friends, have I got a Christmas deal for you?! My talented sister-in-law Nicole will be journeying with her family from Austin for Christmas and has said that she would be thrilled to take pictures for your family while she's here. I know that a lot of families will be together for the holiday, so this is a great time to get some adorable pictures at a really low price (packages starting at only $75!!). Check out her blog to see some of her work:
They'll only be in town for the holidays so act fast to get a great deal that will capture your treasured holiday memories! She's very flexible and great with kiddos. What more could you ask? Leave a comment, email me, email her, or call to set up a photo shoot.
Merry Christmas!
-Lindsey Whelan Hughlett

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shauna's Birthday Party!

You are all invited!!!

December 20th, 8-11 pm, at 1604 McGreg Ln, Carrollton

Come celebrate my 30th birthday with us! It is a "dress up" party, which means: Dress up any way you want! Costumes, Accessories, Fancy dress...anything goes, as long as it isn't normal for you! We will have prizes for anything that Shauna likes, so... crazier, prettier, more original, more creative = better!!! Also, if you would like to participate in our White Elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift ($0-$5). Again, think out of the box and over the top!!! I hope to see you there!!! P.S. For those of you coming from out of town, I will bring extra costume pieces, accessories and props so you won't feel left out! Also, and more importantly, WE WILL HAVE THE BYU v. Arizona BOWL GAME ON AT THE PARTY... TELL THE GUYS SO THEY'LL AGREE TO COME!!!

email me if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Hi! I love all your Halloween pics! How did you all get your husbands to dress up? I'm amazed! We had a fun Halloween. I went trick-or-treating with the kids this year while Jason passed out candy. It was Ayla's first time to go. She was an 80s rocker. Noah and Joshua were ninjas. They thought the best part was when I let go of the wagon for a minute and it went hurling down a neighbors drive way. I had to make a dive for it and caught it about an inch from the road! They loved telling daddy that story! Luckily no one was in the wagon! I didn't dress up, but I did spray my hair pink for our ward trunk-or-treat. No picture though. I hope everyone is well. I'm sure were all bracing ourselves for the holiday season! Have any of you started any cool holiday traditions in your family, or carried on any from childhood? Do share! :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hess Halloween!

We were a cute little puupy this year! Taryn loved trick-or-treating! Especially the candy! She went with her cousin and tried to go into everyones house on the way.
We are doing great! We are moved into our house and I am a due with the second in a few weeks. It is a boy and we are very excited. Taryn keeps asking when her Bubba is coming.
We hope you all are doing well and have a great couple of holiday's that are soon to come!
Amanda, Brandon, Taryn, and the kicker...

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Here is the Hinckley family in all of it's glory! I had to post several pictures since we didn't have one with all of us. Nathan (4 1/2) was Wolverine from X-men... which kinda fits his personality, yikes! Aerin (2) was Piglet. She carries around a little Piglet doll everywhere -- you can see it in Ryan's hands here! She was about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I was a funky witch and Ryan was a spoof on Superman. I had too much fun planning these and gathering the props! Hope you all had a great Halloween too!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Great idea Kayla! (I love Halloween and I would really love to see all of your ideas!)

I guess I never did the family update/introductory post. The last time I saw most of you was at BYU. Since then, I served a mission in South Africa and met Dustinn (handsome guy above) a few weeks after I returned. Now we live just outside of Washington D.C. He's a management consultant and his current client is the DOD. (In the 3 years we've been married, we've moved inter-State eight times. It was really exciting at first but now we are happy that we get to stay put for the next 2 years. Btw, if you want to see D.C., we love visitors!) Dustinn is actually a native Texan, just from the other side of Grapevine Lake.
I've often thought about how fortunate we (girls) were to grow up with such phenominal, faithful, respectful guys like Jared Deter, Jon Cottle, the Mitchells, the Hinckleys, Ben Hewett, Ezra Hood, Jason Weaver, Brett Spjut, etc. The bar had been set high. When I met Dustinn I knew that he was that quality of man. He is good through and through.
Last but not least, our first child (the chubby, handsome little guy above) is named Bradshaw. He is 13 months old and loves to talk to everyone and everything.
Anyway, Jacksons...Meet the Jacksons, They're a modern stoneage family. From the town of Bedrock, They're a page right out of history.

Sorenson Halloween

Here's me and my family all decked out for Halloween. Sorry about Melena's face... it's really hard to get 5 people to look and smile at a camera all at once! haha! Sadly, my bedsheet toga isn't very slimming, but since I am pregnant with the final Sorenson family installment, I didn't really plan on looking like a goddess! Genna is Supergirl, Melena is a witch, Brennan is Mater (from Cars), Brice is an international soccer player, and I'm Medusa. We had a great Halloween and we'd love to see pictures from everyone else's Fright Nights too!