Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday Snap Shot - Snow Fun

"Cousins are usually the first friends we have as children  No one will ever understand your crazy family like your cousins do even if you haven't talked to much lately."

A full week of fun has passed including a lot of sledding time!

I can still hear their screams of laughter as they went down the hill! 

Life is about to resume but we sure had fun playing this past week. We have had a lot of family time, the tree is up, and a Christmas photo shoot is set for tomorrow! Think we are ready for a schedule again with a little mad rush of the holiday season!

Ni Hao Yall

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Snapshot- A catch up with Mr Andrew

I am trying to catch up and really wanted these photos on the blog that I took awhile ago.  This was before we had no leaves and there was no snow on the ground and Mr Andrew loves to be in front of the camera. 

The boy eats it up and has his own idea for poses and what he wants to wear.

Of course the real Andrew steps in and I love these photos of him because this is really him all silly and loving life.

He stole my heart when I meet him and he still does!

We are on break all week! Yeah that means evenings without crock pot meals and a chance to catch up on being a family and a little bit of life.  We have cousins here tonight and will see more in the days to come.  Six little heads sleeping in our house tonight so much to be thankful for!


Ni Hao Yall

Friday, November 22, 2013

Favorite Friday Photo- Date with a little lady

Brianna and I found a couple hours on a Saturday to have a little time just the two of us.  It was her choice what to do so it was all about breakfast out and then a little local shopping.  It is easy to be with Brianna as she loves to talk and keeps me informed of all that is happening. 

She is in third grade and yet almost as tall as me. I know for you that know me that isn't saying a whole lot:)  She wears almost my shoe size and is rather proud of that.  This little lady is full of heart and soul. 

We had a great time and completed it with a little shopping.  I really hope one day my kids remember these moments with just me.

Life has been moving in a very fast pace but we are now on break and that is exciting. A week of thankfulness is upon us and with it family, food, fun! 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 

the long road

Friday, November 8, 2013

Favorite Friday Photo- Hello Miss Katie...

A Friday afternoon just may find some kids like this but none of them can tune out the whole world like this one.  Even as I took these photos she never looked up once and has such a unique ability to escape!

She will disappear often with her "stack" of books.  I would say I am just a little envious. I wonder if I disappeared with my stack if anyone would notice:)

I  have been blessed this last month with customer sessions and am so excited about that.  For this reason Halloween has not appeared on our blog, but it will after all I did age a little for the day!  The new business is so exciting. I too love to hide behind a book but to be a photographer I will have to be less hidden that is for sure!

the long road

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Snapshot-National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. A month that is close to my heart.  After all two of my greatest loves are adopted.  I know what it is to look into eyes that don't match yours and feel a love that is as deep as the ocean.  I know that it is not always easy but I have found families who are traveling our same path and believing in children that are so worthy of love, patience, and hope.

The number of orphans in the world is more than this mind can comprehend.  It is a number that means so many children who have no one to say "I love you" daily to them, tuck them under warm blankets, and teach them the beauty of a being read to.  On a weekly basis there are stories that touch my heart to the soul of the most vulnerable among us and my prayers are always with them in mind. 

As I feed my kids and really look at how blessed we are and the fact we don't know cold or hungry it seems so unfair that we have so much and these little ones have so little. I don't think that fact will ever escape me, and for that reason I will always long for "just one more".

Adoption  also touched my sister's family.  That journey held days of sheer pain and at times the lack of hope.  A journey that started with news that rocked all our worlds. I now see that the news that tore at our hearts had to happen for one day adoption to be a thought for them and a beautiful baby girl to find a home.  It is amazing how all the pieces fit together.

On this Sunday I am praying that the pieces fit together for all those little ones laying in cribs somewhere or the older ones just hoping beyond hope for a family of their own find a way "home". After all isn't that where we all want to be:)

Ni Hao Yall
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