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I love Jesus. I love my family. I love photography. I love books. I love thinking. Probably in that order. I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful daughters, a house, and a camera. I enjoy spending time talking to my husband, playing with my girls, redecorating my house and shooting things with my camera. In my spare time, I sleep.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Acacia is 3 months old!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Card

This year's Christmas Card (for those of you who didn't see it.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For God's fridge

The first time I watched the Veggietales "A Snoodle's Tale" I wept and today while driving I had the same reaction when I listened to the Christmas song "The Little Drummer Boy" on the radio, I believe for the same reason.

Essentially they both speak to how we often feel as though we have nothing significant to offer but that God loves us and accepts whatever we can bring Him. In 'A Snoodles Tale' the little snoodle's efforts were belittled & mocked by the other snoodles but when he encounters the Creator, he is told that what the others see & say is irrelavant--all that matters is how He sees the little snoodle. And He tells him that the pictures the snoodle draws will be placed on His refrigerator! In the 'Little Drummer Boy', the boy realizes that he is poor and cannot give the baby Jesus anything of monetary value...the only thing he can do is play his drum. He takes what little he has & put forth his very best effort in offering his small song to the Lord.

I want to remember that God loves me the way I love my children and is pleased with my meager efforts & gifts but that He is worthy of so much more than I can give. I want to always "play my best for Him" yet remember that even when my best falls short...He is still pleased to place my work on His refrigerator!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Eden's First Haircut

So I know it seems crazy but at the age of 4 1/2, Eden finally got her first haircut. I have trimmed her bangs several times over the last couple of years but never touched the back or sides. Her hair just doesn't grow fast enough on the sides to keep up with all the tearing & damage it endures. But the back was finally really getting pretty long and looking pretty scraggly so after several weeks of telling myself to just do it...I finally got out the scissors yesterday and evened it out in the back a bit.

Here is the "Before" picture:

And the "After" pictures:

Looks quite a bit better I think. I can't believe it took me this long to get up the guts to cut it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Font Conference Video

One of my friends shared this video on Facebook and I found it so amusing I wanted to share it here. Perhaps it confirms how nerdy I am that I found this as funny as I did but...I was an English major in college! And Comic Sans always has been my favorite font!