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I'm so glad that you stopped by to check out my blog. Here you will find updates about my life as a wife, mama, worship leader, and photographer. I specialize in children and family photography as well as weddings, but I love to capture all special moments and the beauty of all creation! I am so blessed and it is my prayer to honor our Creator through all that I do!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sweet Sweet Baby Lillianne!

We had the wonderful joy of visiting our friends Justin and Chantry last weekend. They just had their first child, baby Lillianne, a few weeks ago! I enjoyed holding this sweet little girl waaay too much! She is so beautiful... just like her parents! It was also so nice to see Justin and Chantry as parents! They were so natural and at ease... what great parents they are and are going to be! Declan spent most of the time trying to squeeze into Lillianne's baby bouncy seat... but he did finally take a few minutes to introduce himself to our new little friend. Anyway, here are a few photos I was able to take during our visit. It was late in the evening and I didn't have a flash... so you'll have to excuse these for not being the best work ever... but she's such a beautiful baby she makes up for my photographic shortcommings!

Harrisonburg- the Lohr's Pumpkin Patch

One fun outing we had when we first moved to Harrisonburg was to go to our friends' pumpkin patch and farm. We had a great time picking pumpkins, looking at baby animals, going through the corn maze, having a hay ride, and singing in the dark with the youth group from the church. Declan especially had a great time... he loves the girls in the youth group and his little friend C. Here are photos from our fun time!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just thought this was cute!

I just love our sweet little funny guy! Declan loves his daddy's VT hat!

GO Hokies!

Summer Travels-Martinsville

After leaving Charlotte we traveled to Martinsville for a few days. Here are a few photos from our first night there. Declan had a great time playing outside with this big blue ball!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Belated Summer Photos--- Charlotte, NC!!!

During our summer travels we visited our many friends and family in Charlotte, NC. Jimmy's sister Emily and her husband Seth live there. We stayed with them for about a week... and had a wonderful time. We had fun watching the olympics, swimming in the pool with Declan and just hanging out. We also visited with Jimmy's Aunt and cousins, and our friends Kenny and Martha. One other great visit was with our friends Mark and Leah who finished up campus ministry and moved out of the NRV right around the same time we did. It was neat to catch back up with them in their new home. We went to their daughter Abigail's first birthday party. She had a fun baseball/Boston Red Sox theme! Thanks so much to Emily and Seth for letting us stay with them! Here's a few photos from our fun trip!

Declan with Aunt "Emmy" and Uncle Seth

Below are a few photos from the great farmer's market there in Charlotte!

Declan and Daddy with Mark, Leah, and Abigail!

This last photo is really random... but it was this cool old shed outside of Mark and Leah's house. I just thought it made a nice photo.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Fun!

We had a very fun second Halloween with Declan! We carved pumpkins... and Declan ate the pumpkin goo and seeds (haha!). We also had a fun Halloween party with our small group here at HBC. And of course Declan dressed up and visited some friends... and collected some candy. Declan is VERY into the Moon and all things about the moon... so Jimmy made him a great moon costume this year! His grandparents also came to visit for the weekend. Here are a few photos from our fun Halloween!

My Moon and Stars Pumpkin... thanks to our friends the Lohrs for giving us this most beautiful pumpkin from their farm!

Jimmy's Elmo Pumpkin... also from the Lohr's farm.

Our sweet little Moon!

This photo was taken by our friends the Irwins... these are all the lovely Mama's and Halloween babies at our small group Halloween party! Thanks for the photo!