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Happy First Birthday Addison!

August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday my sweet little bird!  It is so hard to believe how fast this year has passed me by!  You are such a sweet and spunky girl who just completes our family!  Mommy and Daddy love you so much, and your brothers absolutely adore you.  I love how you just lay in the floor with me at night watching tv or looking at books, I love how you knock on the kitchen window calling “brother” (your 2nd word!) when Jackson and Benjamin are outside playing – just wanting to be part of the action, I love the way you light up when daddy walks in the door at night, but most of all….I love that God blessed our family with such a sweet little soul.  We hope that you have a wonderful birthday!

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A Great Life

April 18, 2010

Today, I am enjoying just watching my kids.  I love spring…the weather is great and it is fun to sit out on the porch and watch the kids play until dark.  We are making the most of this gorgeous Carolina weather, and the boys are having a ball riding up and down the street on their bikes, scooters and rip riders.  Addison loves it too – we just plop her down in the grass and she gets a kick out of watching her brothers.  Between boy scouts, tae kwon do, soccer, baseball and kindermusik – this mom is loving just sitting here doing absolutely nothing.  (although i have two shoots to edit and some custom baby shower invites to finish – i think they will just have to wait one more day!)

God has truly blessed Ben and I with wonderful children!  When I look at them, I see how much love He has for me.  Sometimes life gets too busy, and I don’t take the time I should to talk to God – but He is always there, waiting for me.  Watching them today, I am reminded how truly thankful I am – and how much God desires to have a conversation with me.  I am always so excited to see my kids when they get in the car after school or after ball practice- I can’t wait to hear about their day, how it went  and what they did.  God wants that too!  He delights with us in our good days and comforts us in our bad ones.

One of my favorite passages from the Bible reminds me that He is listening to and looking for me:

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Happy 35th Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!

March 28, 2010

What sweet grandparents!!!!

Today my parents celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary!  I wish you both a wonderful day and 35 more years of happiness.  My parents have shown me that through thick and thin, you keep going and you keep loving those that are most dear to you.  I have seen them tackle the daily grind of 3 kids, a job transfer that took my dad to PA (twice), the death of my Nana and Pops, 3 daughter’s weddings, the births of 4 grandchildren and so much more…yet they kept strong.  Mom and Dad – thanks for always being on my side and loving me!  I love you both dearly!!!  Look forward to celebrating with you tonight!

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Sweet New Baby Boy

March 15, 2010

I just love a brand new baby, and this sweet little man is no exception.  His wonderful mommy asked me to create Baby N’s custom birth announcement and thank you notes, as well as take his newborn photos.  He wasn’t all that sleepy but he sure was super sweet and cuddly with his big sis!  Big sister goes to school with my Jackson, and his mom and I have become wonderful friends.   I just love how sweet his expression is in this first picture!

thank you note

birth announcement front

back of birth announcement

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Helping Haiti

March 8, 2010

My sister Whitney is going to Haiti in a few weeks to share her amazing photography talents and to volunteer in the relief efforts that are underway after the massive earthquake struck Haiti last month.  She has a special page on her website about her trip (click here).  Whitney, we will be praying for a safe trip and for God to use you in whatever way is needed to touch the lives of many.  I am so proud of you…what an amazing opportunity!

Whitney with my silly boys!

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Sweet Peaches…where does the time go?

March 4, 2010

My sister asked me to take Molly’s 6 month pictures last month, and of course I said yes!  Molly is such a beautiful, sweet and content little girl.  I cannot believe that six months have come and gone.  She loves her mommy and daddy, and thinks Aunt Bev is a little on the crazy side.  Everytime I put the camera in front of her, she gives me that look, like “really, we have to do this again?”.

Well, yes Molly, we do!  I love this shot of you and your Mommy.  It is still hard for me to believe that my sister is a mom.  I love watching her in this new role! 

A few of my favorites of Ms. Molly!

Thanks Heidi for asking me to capture Sweet Peaches at such a fun age!  Molly, I love you….thanks for playing with Aunt Bev again!

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For the West Coasters…

February 18, 2010

Daddy and Aunt Whitney,

This is for you!

Daddy, we all hope you got to San Fran safely and wish you a good night 🙂  Benjamin says *don’t let the bed bugs bite*! 

And this daddy’s girl had something to say too

Aunt Whitney asked for some video of Addison’s kisses, so I of course had to try and get some of those sweet kisses on the camera for her.  Everytime I turned the camera off, she would start kissing up a storm, and as soon as the recording light went on again, she would look at me with such concern!