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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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A sister is a friend you can't get rid of...

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of.  You know whatever you do, they'll still be there.  ~Amy Li

Feetsie Weetsies


Dried Roses

Some photos I took recently of the pink roses I was given after delivering Acacia.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Other 'Hand' Photos from my archives

Although these photos are better technically then the one I chose to enter...I chose that one because it was a little more unique and I am curious whether other photographers think the movement in the photo works or is a drawback.


I Heart Faces: "Hands On"

"Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD." 
Psalm 134:2 NIV

Click on the heart above for other great entries...or click here for a few more of my favorite hand pics.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eden's Happy Family

Today Eden drew some pictures for/of Papa, Meanma, Daddy, & Mommy.  I just wanted to share her artwork!





Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wearing my baby

I recently purchased some material to use for a baby wrap to more easily 'wear' my baby!  This is a picture of Acacia that Eden took the other day while I was practicing my baby wearing skills.  Isn't she a cute little roo?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'I Love You' is on the tip of my tongue...

Tiny Dancers

Homemade Valentines

This year Eden & I spent a whole afternoon making our very own homemade valentines for those we love.  Here are a few photos of some of that fun!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

10 Things I love about my love

It's Valentine's Day!  As such it is the final day of Mama M's week long blog hop.  Today's blog...Ten things I love about my love!  And, in no particular order, ten of the (many) things I love about Russ.

1) I love how charming he is.  People just love him.  Get him in a situation where he's meeting new people and he'll just charm their socks off!

2) He is incredibly witty!  The things he says are funny in such a clever way.  He's always making me laugh! 

3) He is super cute! 

4) He is conscientious.  He appreciates efficiency & things being done well.

5) He loves Jesus.

6) He is very generous...with his time as well as his possessions.

7) He takes time to make kids feel important.

8) He tells me how special I am to him, he holds me close, he encourages my interests, he spends time with me.

9) He is honest & trustworthy.

10) He chose me to be his lifelong partner in love!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Day 6 of Mama M's Valentine's Day Extravaganza is Picture Day--Displaying a favorite photo of  me & my love!  I'm gonna bend the rules a little and show off favorite pictures of Russ & me from each year we've been together!

2003: This was taken at the Grand Canyon when we were just dating.

2004:  This was taken outside the Outback Steakhouse the day after we moved to Colorado Springs.

2005: This was a picture of us decked out in our Awana shirts while expecting our first baby!

2006:  A picture of us on our 3rd anniversary.

2007:  Celebrating our 4th Anniversary with a trip to PF Changs!

2008:  First was taken in July...second is from our 5th Anniversary.

2009:  Taken at the local zoo.

2010:  Married 6 1/2 years and still crazy about each other!

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