Trying to carve out special time with your biggest isn’t easy. Especially when you have 9 younger ones afoot that are usually messier and bossier. And louder. But this summer we managed a few hours every afternoon. About 4:00, we ice down the coffee. Pull out the Quiddler. And put on our thinking caps. Okay, it’s not really a very… Read More
It’s been a busy summer. In a good way. I’ve let a lot of “regular” things slip because I wanted to be intentional about spending time with my kids. And it has been so ridiculously fun. One of the things I put on the back burner – besides blogging regularly – was my photography. I used to pull my camera… Read More
Technically, he graduated in May. The official ceremony was in June. But, to be honest, I’m just grateful July didn’t end before I actually got some pictures of him. The graduate. He graduated with a 3.4. And the last time he got into any trouble at school was in 8th grade for a food fight. Which is more than I… Read More
Yes, I am still sad. But not sad enough to disappear for an entire week. Yikes, I haven’t gone that long in posting since I-don’t-know-when. My absence is due to an unanticipated vacation from my internet and phone service – thanks to a broken cable outside. Finally, finally, the cable guy came and repaired it last night. And I am… Read More
He’s a senior now. Class of 2013. *wah* But as sad as I am for me – my baby boy is almost college-aged! – I am excited for him. After all, he’s a senior. And I hope you enjoy every minute of it, son. Just don’t forget, you’re still my baby boy. I took these with my Nikon D90, 24-70mm… Read More
He never fails to make me smile. This is just one in a series I took the other day. Zach, Victoria and I went out and had such fun getting these… I’ll share them all on Sunday. For more Friday Favorites, visit my friend Lisa’s blog, The Long Road to China.
Oh my. Be forewarned, there are a ton of pictures below. It was our singular “vacation” of the year, if you want to call it a vacation. What it was was one wondrous day at the beach. And so, I took a lot of pictures. It was also Poppy’s first time to the beach. She wasn’t so sure how she… Read More
I’ve shared with y’all about our next door neighbors. We love ’em. Recently we’ve been able to spend some time hanging out with our other neighbors. And, well… they’re pretty awesome, too. He’s a horse-lover. She’s got a coop full of chickens. They both love Jesus. And they have a lake. In their back yard. Their back yard being approximately… Read More
A week for spring break is just too short. When you’re crazy about someone. Sure, he can drive us a little nutty sometimes. Because in many ways, he’s the same goofy prankster he was when he was little. But, honestly, that just makes him more fun to hang out with. And that’s speaking for all of us. His younger siblings… Read More
For obvious reasons. I have more pictures to share of my first-born boy, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. For more favorites visit my friend Lisa’s blog, The Long Road to China and Back.