One night in a Holiday Inn, and a three-hour drive to Houston. That was all it took to get all of us to smile again after a rough coupe of weeks. This past weekend we packed our car and hit the road for a quick getaway and much-needed family fun.

We’d had the date on our calendar for months. BYU Football was coming to Texas for a fan fest and if you know us, you know this is a big deal.

My husband and I met at BYU and spent a good portion of our early-married years attending BYU sporting events. It’s safe to say our little family legacy started here. I wasn’t much of a sports fan until I met him. And now we’re all fans because of him.

Twelve years later we’re instilling a love in our children and it’s so fun to watch it grow.

Our kids have seen Cosmo the Cougar on TV but last weekend they finally got to meet him in person. He did a backflip and picked Lil’ J up for a photo that perfectly recreates one I took with him about 10 years ago.

My daughter’s eyes opened wide when I showed her the picture of Cosmo and me from all those years ago. I thought it was from excitement, but then she asked “How could he hold YOU?!”

So it was the shock of his strength under my weight that was really admirable.

Do you have a then and now story?

What’s something you’ve loved for a long time? Does your child share the same interest? Dig up some old photos and discuss them with your child tell them some of your story. Then set a goal to recreate a photo from your youth.

I’d love if you shared it with me! You can post it on my Facebook wall, email it to me or share it in our #Cherish365 Facebook group.

This is what family memories are made of. #familytime #familyacitivies


I vividly remember being obsessed with lockets as a kid. Anyone and wearing one in my vicinity dealt with my reaching hands pawing to open it and see if anything was inside. Most of the time I was let down. Nothing was inside. I loved the idea of having pictures of someone you love inside a… read the rest.


little girl standing in front of a new home foundation

“We are never ever moving again.” That’s what my husband will say if you ever ask us our relocation plans. When we built this house we picked plans that we loved and would be happy with for many years. We still love our home. But much to my husband’s dismay, now and then I find… read the rest.


I spent more than an hour getting my kids all dolled up and ready for our annual bluebonnet photos. We drove out to our loyal wildflower spot but instead of a field full of beautiful purple flowers, it was tall grass and a sporadic patch of blue flowers. I wanted to cry. My frustration boiled… read the rest.


Sometimes I like to dig through my old blog posts and see what kinds of gems I can find. After all this space has served as a sort of diary for me. Well sometimes I stumble upon junk, trash even. And I don’t know whether to shake my head, laugh, or cry at some of… read the rest.


Shutterffly make my book service review. A perfect Mother's Day gift. Even if it's last-minute.

I recently polled my Facebook friends to see what came to mind when they think of me, or my blog. Some of the most common responses fell around photography, making fun memories with my kids, advocacy and Disney. It’s true, I’m a rock star when it comes to photographing my kids. When it comes to… read the rest.


Apr
19
2017

Our Perfect Pair


On our first dream board my husband and I printed and glued stock photos of two kids. A boy and a girl. These images were symbols of our dream children. Just two, like a brand new pair of shoes, they’d be our perfect pair. We were excited for the future but we also had some… read the rest.


Apr
16
2017

Belief


Interracial Family Easter photo for 2017. Sharing my beliefs.

I believe anything is possible. I believe in so many things I’ve never seen and I have so much hope. Hope for the world, our future, and hope that someday it’ll all make sense. Hope that eventually there will be peace. Maybe that’s why it’s not so hard for me to believe in the resurrection… read the rest.


Hi! I’m Jennifer Borget



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