The faces behind the stories!

The faces behind the stories!
My little Loves.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Growing Boys!

The last time I weighed and measured my boys was 3/5/14 They were:

Joe: 91 pounds 53 inches
Matthew: 68.9 pounds 49 inches

Today 5/31/14

Joe: 93.8 pounds 53.5 inches
Matthew: 74.1 pounds 50 inches

I'm a mom of two growing boys. :) Matthew has just recently "thickened up" more than he had ever before... so I know there is more growth quickly arriving!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Great Fuzzer Rescue!!

Last night was a night that solidified Aaron's place as a country man. You see, we've lived in the country now for about 3 years and he's worked on the country home, he's done some country landscaping, he's even thrown the ball with the boys in the tall grass of the fields. All of that being said, he hadn't quite earned his country badge. Not until last night.

Last night, I "closed shop" (stopped editing photos) about 12:30. I thought Aaron would be getting in bed soon after me, but I drifted off to sleep before he made it. What I didn't know was, about 1:00, Aaron heard what sounded like a little girl screaming in our back yard. He ran for his flashlight and took off out back. When he got out there, he looked into our chicken coop to see our poor Fuzzer (the bunny, who has been LOVING being in the big chicken coop),being shaken back and forth in the mouth of a fox.

It was not a girl screaming... it was our beloved bunny. Oh No!

Aaron sprung into action! He ran into the chicken coop, grabbed the aluminum lid off of a feed container and started hitting the flashlight on the lid and running towards the fox. (of course, as his wife who is hearing this story, I see him in gladiator clothes with a great tan and veins popping out of his muscles! lol)... The fox dropped Fuzzer, so Aaron took a big empty feed container and put it over him as he went to handle that fox.

The fox will now lovingly be known as "That Dumb Fox."

That Dumb Fox ran into the little house area of the chicken coop... grrrr. He found the tire that Fuzzer typically likes to sleep in and he wedged himself inside that thing tight. After some effort, Aaron finally got the thing out of the tire... for That Dumb Fox to go into the big area and forget how he had gotten himself in. He was jumping all over trying to get out.

Aaron, armed only with a flashlight and feed lid, had That Dumb Fox try to attack him a few times in it's fear. If you've ever been around a fox, those wirey little suckers are FAST.  Trying to keep the flashlight on him, and get him OUT was no small task!  Aaron had propped open the coop door and finally That Dumb Fox backed his way out the door as Aaron was walking towards him... and he ran away.

Our poor Fuzzer will live to see another day. He was shaken (literally), but not killed. We found the hole where That Dumb Fox got in (and many dig marks where he tried)... but we did not find a hole in Fuzzer! Thank God!  This morning, when the boys woke up and heard the story, I think they saw their Dad with the same gladiator suit and popping muscle veins as I did!
The first day we got Fuzzer... He and Joe were both small!

I love this photo... Fuzzer didn't even know he'd rescue him someday!

He doesn't want to hear what the fox says!

The end. ;)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Light Testing with the Boys!

Sometimes, I'll use my family to test out some new techniques I want to try with my clients. :) I was going to be doing my first maternity session in the new studio, and used the boys as my testers!  What I didn't expect was to see such muscle-y little fellas! I did show Joe how to use his other hand to push up his bicep on the last two images! :) He LOVED that trick! The photo showing his back, though, is all him. He looks like such a little man!

Funnies from Facebook...

Wow, it has been TOO LONG since I have added a post in here! My life has been really busy with my business picking up and the opening of the new studio in Worthy of Love. BUT, I just wrote out a Facebook status update that made me laugh and I realized I needed to write it in here too! I may just Copy/Paste some of the FB fun I've been having! :)

Joe: MAMA... Matthew was messing with my pile! He was about to hump them.
Matthew: Nooooo, I don't even know how to hump!
Aaron and I, in our rooms where they can't see, giggling with each other.  Oh these boys!

5-24-14... I saw this saying on FB and re-posted it with the added note: This Just made my decision... no need for a casket for me!"  The saying was: Being Cremated is my Last Hope for a Hot, Smoking Body!" Ha ha ha

Same date... I posted a little sign that had this saying: Behind every GREAT KID is a Mom who's pretty sure she's screwing it up!"  (SO true!)

Joe: I'm confused, you say one thing and mean another. 

Me: women do that all the time. 

Joe: I don't understand. 

Me: you're a man now son. 

4-29-14, a saying I posted and LOVE: "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes to everyone else's Highlight Reel"  <3 THAT!

As I'm waking up, joe comes crawling in my bed. 
"Mama, did you have a good night sleep?" I said Yep... He says, "good, I love you."

Matthew: Mama, does the Bible say we should love our enemies? 
Me: yes. 
Matthew: That shouldn't be in there! 
Me: why not?
Matthew: that's just too much. I mean MAYBE we could like them, but having to LOVE them is just too nice!
Me: Well, you don't have to tell them you love them, but you have to treat them in love like God treats you in love when YOU don't deserve it. 
Matthew: Well ok then I guess. 

Ha ha! Life lessons while we wait for Joe.

Matthew: Mama, do you have any balls in your peepee?
Me: No.
Matthew: I mean, when you touch your peepee, can you feel balls inside?
Me: No
Matthew: They got taken out, didn't they?
Me: No, I'm exactly the way God made me.
Matthew: Oh, some girl at school told me her balls got taken out.

Oh the joys of raising boys!

I ran into an antique shop to grab something for a shoot... There was an old mirror caddy corner to me, and an older gentleman stood looking into it at my reflection. He said, "Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest maiden of them all?...Oh, there she is!"... lol Old men can get away with so much, I thought he was adorable!

I think that just about catches us up. :) There are some that came with photos that I haven't shared... I'll try to do some photo adding here too! :)