Sunday, June 07, 2009


Hey Everyone! We had a small family reunion last week and had so much fun! My grandpa's main goal was to get a picture with him and all 9 of his great-grandkids. It was CRAZY!! Here are a couple of the pics...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Zach graduated from Kindergarten tonight. I CAN'T believe. Eleanor is almost 2 and my world seems to be going way to fast right before my eyes. The graduation was precious. They sang Throne of God-- and then recited this monologue from Priscilla Shirer. The "told it! and it was UNbelievable that 5 and 6 year olds could not only remember this, but deliver it so beautifully! It rocked my world.

He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was,
He always is, and He always will be...
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!

The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him,
and The leaders can't ignore Him.

Herod couldn't kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
and The people couldn't hold Him!

Nero couldn't crush Him,
Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him,
and Oprah can't explain Him away!
He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.

His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging,
and His mind is on me.

He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and
He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and
He rules my life!

I serve Him because
His bond is love,
His burden is light,
and His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because
He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful,
the ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers,
the leader of leaders,
the overseer of the overcomers,
and is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you,
try this on for size.

His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me,
and never cancel my appointment in His
appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!

When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!

When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!

He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...

He said it and that settles it.
God is in control,
I am on His side,
and that means all is well with my soul.
Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Monday, September 29, 2008

Eleanor's 1 year pictures

I took Eleanor's one year pictures this week. I took the inside shots a few days ago and took the outside shots last night. MANY thanks To Gram and Papa for all the faces, silly noises and dance moves that they did while trying desperately not to get in the picture. She really is a tough audience. She really smiles and laughs all the time, but when the lens comes out, she is stoic.

I am completely ignoring the fact that she is 14 months old, dressing her in the clothes she wore all summer. Some may call it ridiculous, or even denial. I just call it busy.
In the past few weeks, she has fallen in love with baby signs, she signs "please", "milk", cookie, apple, more, eat, new diaper, and her all time favorite, "book." She has started climbing on things and showing her "personality" is really cute.

I find it funny to think that when I do pictures for people, I can give them advice and tell them - hands down- which picture is the better one, or whatever. With my boys, I just close the few that looked ok... She has given me many favorites and I am stumped on the ones that are better and what to do with them!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Go Hogs! TRY to not get killed by Texas.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beach Pictures

Here are my favorite pics from our last trip to Gulf Shores---in June. :) We went with my sister Jamie and so Eleanor is in some pics with her cousin Eva...they are two weeks apart.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Z's lost tooth

I love my Z. He is so loving, so tender-hearted, so kind. He is also very tenacious...maybe even competitive. Ever since C4 lost his first tooth, Z has wanted to do the same. A couple of weeks ago, he bit on a hard piece of plastic and said, "wow, I think I have a loose tooth." The hand entered the mouth and he proceeded to wiggle it. TEN hours later, the tooth was pulled.
I did not have time to prepare... I didn't get a pre-hole picture, I didn't get to make him a tooth-fairy pillow.
Ironically, he had the same response as Charlie. HORRIFIED at first, then he thought the blood was cool. He was proud.