I know this is like a month late but that's the story of my life. We are so glad that everything regarding Shad's trip to China in May is over with! The week leading up to his exhibit was such a stressful week for all of us. Shad was eating meals at school and he practically lived in the print lab/dark room. Cru and I made many visits that week just so we could catch a glimpse of him (and bring him food). Towards the end of the week I was asking people to watch Cru so I could help Shad (thanks Chels and Joy). In the end it was amazing. I have never been so proud of my husband. He is so talented and I love the pictures he took while in China. I also thought that Lucy, Reed and Jessica did a fabulous job. Thanks to everyone who went to the exhibit to support the photographer's and especially Shad. It was amazing to see our friends and family making the exhibit a family home evening activity, a friday night date, a stop on their way to the oh-so-important football game! thank you to all!
Picture of the group in China. left to right: Valerie Telford, Lucy Call Millward, Reed Rowe, Shad Hopkins, Jessica Bingham Kehl, John Wong (photographer: John Telford) Students that went to China: Jessica, Lucy, Reed, Shad
James, Shad and Cru (Lucy and James are married)
Shad, Cru and I in front of Shad's pictures. Notice how Cru is NOT looking at the camera. He is instead pointing at the picture of the pig behind him that now hangs on his bedroom wall. He loves that pig.
Shad Cru and Joy (shad's sister)
Hopefully in the near future Shad will put his China pictures up on his website. Until then, you get to look at them through my camera! :) enjoy. We would love to hear comments on pictures you like from the exhibit.
P.S. I know this is going to make my mom DIE but it was really cute listening to him giggle while he slid down the stairs. This is pretty much all Cru wanted to do while we were at the exhibit reception.
First - the day before Halloween we were so lucky to be able to meet up with some friends that have moved away from Provo. It was fun! Here's a few pictures although I didn't really take too many.
I really love this picture. Emily with the kids (sorry Addie, I have no idea where you were wink wink). Emily used to babysit Cru (forever grateful) and she's holding Heidi (her daughter) and Cam (Cru's other babysitter's newest baby!) and then Cru!
and this is obvious why I'm not the photographer and shad is. sorry Sean, cute picture though. Cru loves you!
Cru was a good sport for staying up so late!
Second - HALLOWEEN. Well, I'm pretty sure that Cru was the cutest Zebra ever made! And he didn't hate the costume as much as I thought he would!
Cru looks so tired here. Poor guy. After an eventful Halloween (mall trick or treating, ward party, Chelsea and Jacoby's trick or treating, and the Millward party) he was so tired!
here's some pictures from Cru's first birthday party! It was fun and I was exhausted for a full 24 hours after (pathetic I know) but it was so much fun. Cru got fun new toys and clothes and he loved his dinner and loved even more his dessert!