The faces behind the stories!

The faces behind the stories!
My little Loves.

Friday, August 31, 2012

God Bless You...

Joe just stopped to show a homeless man a trick. As we walked away, joe told him to have a nice day. The man said "thank you, God bless you!" Matthew said "did you sneeze?" joe says "No, he knows the Lord, isn't that great?" :)

I LOVE these boys, and watching them learn and grow in the Lord. I LOVE Joes loving ways to others who may not seem so lovely.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Joe's Latest Creation...

My moms outdoor skeleton broke, so Joe found a new purpose for him... Toothbrush holder! Lol (sportin his vbs shirt! Lol)

A Mama's Prayer...

I found this prayer online today (Pinterest)... and I loved it, but I didn't love it's layout. So, I re-created it for myself. I absolutely LOVE the boys' pictures being a part of this prayer and I had a fun time downloading new fonts to be a part of my creation. :) I'm going to print it and put it on my fridge.
As I was working on it, I read it outloud. Joe was 1/2 way paying attention, and when I was done he said, "Wait a minute.... WHO are you giving me to?" lol I <3 this boy! I re-read it to him and he said, "Oh, ok... I understand now!" I want him to hear this prayer, I want him to hear that I believe he is my precious gift and I want him to hear me ask the Lord to help me be the best Mama to him.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Matthew is in Kindergarten...

Joe is in 2nd Grade!

I'm enjoying making some creative memories from this new school year.

"Verizon"...Grape Style!

I enjoyed walking through our friend Golly's vineyard today. She invited me to come capture some shots of the grapes in "Verizon" (this multi-colored look). It was a perfect foggy morning, still a bit drizzly and I enjoyed my time very much. Here is one of my favorite shots:

This is me, enjoying my boys being in school! :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

This is REALLY happening!

While sitting at the table together the other day, Aaron and I talked about how I'd like to learn more skills to help grow my photography business. My lovingly supportive husband said, "Why don't you look up a class at the JC?" So, I DID. Turns out, the photography classes are in the evening and didn't work out for me, but there is a Photoshop class that is PERFECT. Mondays from 10:30-1:30... So, I've applied to college once again, registered, got my parking pass and then... FREAKED OUT. ha ha ha I'm looking forward to gaining more skills, but I'll admit to feeling.... well, weird about going back to school. :)

Hard Times...

I was just contemplating the scary times in my life. Big ones: When I died while getting my tonsils out, When I was told I'd never have kids, When we were losing our house, and when I ended up in the ER with a heart condition I didn't know I had (those, and every time I've sat in a dentist chair! LOL)... When I sit at my diningroom table, looking out at the beautiful hills and blue sky on this peaceful day... I'm thankful today that God was at the center of it all with me, He held my hand and he soothed my heart and I could always trust Him. I've been asked before why I have such blind faith... the truth is, it's not blind...There may not be anything to see RIGHT NOW, but I've seen Him at work my whole life and He's proven time and time again He's worth my adoration, my faith, my trust and my love. I'm thankful that truly nothing is too big for my God.