Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving was spent with Mimi and Papa this year. We are always so grateful for the divine hand that played a part in bringing out families together.  Mimi spoiled usual.

 The Girl always seems to find a way to Mimis bed and the Disney channel. Poor kid is T.V. starved at home. Oh well.
 Beau on the other hand is simply starved and had to break out the turkey meat before the rest of us. What is wrong with his wife..doesn't she feed him?
 ahh, those Mimi hugs are goooood. They fix whats ailin' ya!
 The generally camera shy Beau was locked in the closet. This fellow came out to play instead!  The children had a delicious appetizer of...marshmallows before dinner. Cause that makes sense..right?
 Camera shy Beau is still locked up.
 Beau decided it was time for him to take the controls. Seriously, there were about 20 of this exact same picture. He got a smidge carried away.
 Now, here is something to be really grateful for. (no, I'm not talking about the Veggie Tales on t.v.) My him!
 The end!

signs of winter

I am not much of a winter person (understatement of the year). I really dislike being cold (understatement of the year #2). So, I'm making a point of seeing the things of winter in a new light. As is the norm these days, I see it through my camera lens.

Look at those little gloves. Imagine what those hands will do when they are bigger. Pray I lead them in a direction to make the Lord proud. Now, how about those red cheekers??!!

 You will recall there were wet pants hanging in the first picture. Here is the bottom that they were on prior to meeting the snow.

Little galoshes and small knit hats that fit so sweetly on my little boy. How I cherish all things that are him.
We recently had our first snow of the year and it was beautiful. All was covered in white and the soft quite that surrounds the snow. I was strongly reminded of how Jesus makes all things new and clean. Much like that fresh snow makes the world look. It is a sign of beautiful things to come.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Pamela Topping Photography is giving away gift cards for actions and textures!!! Check it out here!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New blog

Well, I'm finally starting up a blog strictly for photography. You can find that blog here I want this blog to remain my family blog..not photography(except those way to stinking cute pictures of my babies) Please add my new blog to your list and follow it!! I have also started a facebook fan page here . Thanks to everyone for their support in this!! God Bless your own picture taking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My son is...

Yes, I'm aware that someday he will require copious amounts of therapy due to this. Don't care!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Do frogs really give you warts??

The other day Beau drove us up the roughest road my SUV has ever been on. The Girl and  I knew we were going to die..or be sick. We ended up sick. However, after a 5 thousand mile drive around the mountains, Beau made good on his promise to show us something amazing. Nestled up in the woods was a marshy meadow with a small, shallow pond. 
Upon closer inspection of this little pond, we saw more pollywog's than I have ever seen in one place. The whole pond looked like the picture below.
Of course, the kids want to catch them..and Daddy came prepared. However, he first instructed the kids to walk around the edge of the pond and see what else there might be.
With every step the kids took around the pond at least one or two frogs jumped out of their way. It was sooo cool.
Obviously we had to catch some frogs too.

It turned into an education venture as well. We even came across some frog eggs.

I got distracted of course. Hello Bee.
The Girl couldn't get enough of holding and touching the slimy critters. Let me rephrase that. The child who wont get into the pool if there is so much as a nat in it, the child who spazes out at the sight of something crawly was practically french kissing the local amphibians.

Boys, being boys, had to wrestle and fight. After all, that's allot easier than saying "Gee son, I'm having a great time with you".

It was a fun day with minimal mosquito bites.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A boy and his dog

Really? Need I say more? Look at how darn cute they are!! You would never guess what kind of animals they REALLY are!!!