Tonya Peterson Photographer

Don’t Forget!

Posted in Personal by Tonya Peterson on May 15, 2009

Our blog has moved! www.tonyapeterson.com/blog 

Come check it out!

our blog has a new home!

Posted in Personal by Tonya Peterson on March 26, 2009

Hi everyone.  We have been in the process of getting a new blog for over a month and it is done at last.  This is absolutely going to be the last post here.  Our new blog address is

www.tonyapeterson.com/blog

bookmark it!

Thanks for following this blog!  I hope all of you will continue to follow our new blog as we record our many adventures of our new life in New Mexico!!!

The big move + Yard Sale Weekend!!!

Posted in Personal by Tonya Peterson on March 18, 2009

I told you it was coming so here it is . . .

Alex and I are moving to Roswell, NM!  Yes, the Alien place.  Do I think that it is ironic that my favorite TV show of all time is Roswell?  Yes I do.  To bad Max, Michael and Isabel won’t be there!  (If you are confused right now it is because you obviously haven’t seen the coolest show ever!)

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Ok back to moving.  So Alex got promoted to an Assistant Manager for Alltel a few weeks ago and he is already down there working away.  He really loves his new job and he told me last night he likes Roswell more every day.  I will be moving down there with Paige just after Easter.  We are going down there to visit next week and are so excited about it.  Paige has missed her Daddy like crazy!  BTW if you are in the market for a cute little starter home you should check ours out.  It is pretty much adorable.  Nate Snow is our amazing agent at Century 21 Country Realty.  If you want to see our cute little house you should give him a call!       435-823-2138   

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Isn’t it cute!!! 

So, now on to the next order of business.  The Yard Sale.  Since we are moving 700 miles away we decided to sell quite a bit of our things.  Alex’s mom is a Yard Sale queen and she decided this weekend would be a perfect time for a huge Yard Sale.  She has quite a bit of things to sell too.  So if you are anywhere near Roosevelt you should check it out.  It will be going on thursday, friday & saturday.  We had so much to sell we didn’t think even 2 days would be enough!  Here are some things we are selling

*3 couches  *TONS of ccrapbooks items * crib and changing table *  fooseball table * baby and little girl clothes *  swamp cooler * baby swing and bouncer * bassinet * baby walker * toys * clothes dryer * and tons more. 

Please come!  The yard sale will be at 579 East 650 North.  Come early because there is a ton of good stuff selling. 

 

Last order of business.  I know I said that I wouldn’t be posting anymore on this blog, but my new one isn’t quite finished yet, so I will be posting a few more posts on here.  If you are waiting for a post about Senior Portraits, please give me a few more days.  I promise it will be worth the wait!!!

 

And finally, the post really isn’t complete without an adorable picture of Paige.

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Schurz Family + a big announcement is coming!

Posted in Family by Tonya Peterson on February 25, 2009

There are some pretty big changes going on at Tonya Peterson Photographers lately.  We are in the process of overhauling our website and getting a new blog.  Speaking of our new blog, this is going to be the last blog post at this blog address.  My new blog will be launching in the next few days with a huge announcement.  Let’s just say that the blog isn’t going to be the only thing getting a new address! More to come about that later!

While in Vegas last week for wppi my good friend Sandy asked me to take some family portraits for her. Her little girl is super cute, but she had been kind of sick so we only got to do a quick session.  Here are my favorites.

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Sharp Family Portraits

Posted in Family by Tonya Peterson on February 24, 2009

I had the wonderful pleasure to do a family session at the Vernal Utah Temple last month.  The kids were great sports especially since it was soooo cold!  Thanks Sharp Family!

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My Favorite!

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Florida the Finale : The World Showcase

Posted in Family, Personal by Tonya Peterson on February 13, 2009

This post has taken forever to get up, but for good reason!  I had over 50 pictures I wanted to include.  The World Showcase at EPCOT is by far my favorite part of Disney World, and should not be missed!!!  It is so neat because all of the employees that work in the countries are actually from that country.  It is just a really neat experience!

Mexico

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Norway

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China

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Alex’s Homeland Deutschland (Germany)

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Our cute German waiter named Hagen.

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Italy

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This is the only picture we have in the American Pavillion.  I guess it wasn’t as interesting to us since we are americans.  They do have an awesome show there that shouldn’t be missed.

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Japan

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Morocco

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France (Hello Pastries!!!)

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Paige loved the pastries too!

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England

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Canada! 

My sister took this picture of Brian and Tara, and even though it is blurry I had to include it.  They were trying to look like the todem pole.  Pretty funny.

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Brendan : 9 Months Old

Posted in baby, Family by Tonya Peterson on February 7, 2009

I know I said that I was going to post part 5 of Florida, but I didn’t have it all put together yet.  Plus I didn’t want to make my sister-in-law Christy wait any longer for Chubb Chubb’s, oh I mean Brendan’s 9 month pictures.  Isn’t he a total doll face?  He is the sweetest and best baby in the whole world.  I just love to squish his chubby cheeks.

 

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I had to get some of him in just his diaper.  He has some serious chubby thighs that I LOVE!!!

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Oh he is so chubby!!!  I wish Paige had been that chubby!  

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Florida Part 4 : Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Posted in Family, Personal by Tonya Peterson on February 3, 2009

We are fortunate enough to have an awesome cousin that works at Universal Studios as a performer.  He got us all free tickets into the park.  It was fun to do something different one day.  We started at Universal Studios ad ended at the newer park Islands of Adventure.  The rides here are a bit more intense that Disney World so Jack didn’t like them as much.

Here is my favorite picture from the day.  I love how each kids personality shines!  Even Crabby Abby is in form!  I love her!

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Turkey Leg anyone?  Yumm-O!

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I love this picture!

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Da-Da  Da-Da JAWS!  

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So we took all of the kids on Jaws, and they wont let them sit on laps.  It was a lot scarier than I remember it.  All of the kids were bawling their eyes out.  Jaws kept attacking the boat right next to Jack!  I felt really bad because Brian & I told him it wasn’t really scary.  It was pretty hilarious!  After we were done with the ride Jack said “I am only going to ride on rides that mom says, because she doesn’t lie to  me!”  It was so funny!

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Tara giving the big thumbs up for The Hulk roller coaster.  I would give it the big double thumbs down!  It makes me sick!

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Ok . . . by far the best ride there is Dudley Do Right Rip Saw Falls.  Hello awesome!!!  We got soaked!  Not surprising though, that is a lot of weight in that boat!  It was awesome!!!

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I look so gross in this picture, but I had to share it!  There wasn’t really a dry patch on us anywhere!  Wicked cool!

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Only one more Florida post, and I am saving the best for last!!!  Come back tomorrow!

Florida part 3 : Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom

Posted in Family, Personal by Tonya Peterson on January 30, 2009

I know it may seem as though these Florida post are going on forever, but it was so much fun we had to take a ton of pictures!  We only spent a half a day in Hollywood Studios because there just isn’t much to do there.  But we had to hit Tower of Terror (of course!) Rockin’ Roller Coaster and Toy Story Midway Mania.  It was so much fun.

I also have a picture of me and Paige on this Star Wars (whatever it is) flying thing, but I looked stupid so no blog!  Paige looks cute though!

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This could be the cutest picture of Paige . . . ever!!!

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Waiting in line for Toy Story!

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LOL!  This picture is totally unattractive of Brian, but thats what he gets for always taking pictures of himself like this!  He will think it is funny!

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Bob is looking very stylish in Tara’s hat

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Paige and Bridget were the cutest 1 year olds there!

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Isn’t she beautiful.  I just love her hair!

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We went to Magic Kingdom a couple of times during our trip.  For all of us West Coasters, Magic Kingdom is pretty much like Disneyland in CA.  Paige loved Small World.

Here is Paige and Bailey on the ferry.  There were so excited to get there!  And yes, Paige is wearing a leash.  Normally I would be making fun of people that do this to their kids, but my tune has changed.  Paige is so out of control this was the only way.  She looks adorable in it though!

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This was Abby’s favorite ride!  Someone’s arms!

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Cute little blue eyes!

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I should have bought this hat.  It was pretty cute!

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Dole Whip anyone?  Yummy!

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I almost did not post this picture, but it is cute of Paige and Alex!

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They had these cool tiki totem poles that shot water and mist out of them in Adventureland.  Jack and Bailey though it was awesome!

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I need to see a license sir

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Bailey can hardly see over the wheel!  LOL!

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I love this picture of Alex!  We found this hidden courtyard next to Pirates of the Caribbean so we relaxed there for about 30 minutes.  No one even peeked in the courtyard.  It would be a great place for lunch.  It isn’t as good as the courtyard in New Orleans Square, but it is close!

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Tea Cups!  Brian almost made Bridget puke!  He is so mean!

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Florida Part 2 : Animal Kingdom & EPCOT

Posted in Family, Personal by Tonya Peterson on January 29, 2009

I had way too many picture from Disney World that I wanted to share on the blog so I had to split the posts up.  So we are starting with Animal Kingdom and half of EPCOT

If you know me, you know I am not a huge animal lover, but I do like going to Animal Kingdom.  Kilimanjaro Safari is great, and all of the kids loved it!  I just love the detail that Disney put into this park.  It really feels like you are traveling through Asia and Africa.  And Expedition Everest is AMAZING!  It scared the crap out of Jack!

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LOL!  My fav pic from AK!

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One of the few rides Abby cold ride!

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Now we get to EPCOT . . . my favorite WDW Park!  I love this place!  Actually this is only half of EPCOT.  We took way too many pictures at the world showcase in EPCOT so you will have to wait for those pictures!

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Paige loved the sharks in The Seas with Nemo and Friends!  BRUCE!

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She gave this shark a kiss but it was blurry!  She is so cute!

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Abbs chillin!

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The sunset was so beautiful with the World Showcase al the backdrop.  We all had to get pictures done!

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LOL!  Bob looks funny in this picture!  Thats what he gets for not smiling!!!

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Tomorrow is Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios!