Heber City Family Session

She was the first of the five of us to tie the knot. (Not surprising because she was also the only one who went to BYU... just sayin'...lol) She was also the first to buy a home, and she gave birth to the first granddaughter. (In our family girls are a big deal, so this was a momentous occasion!) Yep, I'm talking about my little sister- The one who threw epic tantrums when we were out of apple juice at bedtime when she was 2. The one that decided to give every last one of our My Little Ponies a haircut when she was 5. She will never live that down, but it's all we can do to remember those times now because of how flawlessly she runs her homestead in the mountains of Utah.

How many people do you know that milk a cow, by hand, every day? It doesn't stop there though. She milks the cow, separates the milk from the cream, makes butter, cream cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, and more. She helps butcher the cows, pigs, and chickens, and then makes sausage, ground beef, roasts, etc with the meat. By night she is an RN at the local nursing facility. And in case that wasn't enough for one person to do, she is also the mother of four bright, kind, loving children, all of whom are under the age of 8. Are you tired yet? Just listing a portion of what she accomplishes in a day leaves me feeling drained! When the opportunity for me to take her family photos came up I jumped on it, because if anyone deserves to have their family beautifully captured it's her.

Katy, I don't know how you do it. You and Nate have done an amazing job raising the sweetest little ones. (My heart totally melted when Avenlea ran to hug me good-bye before I left.) I know the reason they are how they are is because of the example you set for them. I feel incredibly blessed to call you my sister and I can't wait to spend more time with you on the homestead soon.



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