Monday, November 18, 2013

{devriend photography} Ryan and Samantha

...came up with these ideas for their Christmas card this year!
Aren't they adorable? 
I'm so honored they ask me to take their pictures.

Eli Sits

all by himself!
Left over Christmas lights from a weekend photoshoot gave him all the confidence (or distraction?) he needed!

Love this little Sugar Pop.

5 months old

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Dog Leash

...apparently, has many uses.

Recent Cuteness

Celene reading to Eli and her dog "Violet"

This is a lovely "memorial" for Margo, Grandpa and Grandma's dog who passed away last week

Sweet snuggles on the couch

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Eli was trying to catch the sparkles in the sunbeam while I was folding laundry today.

What a precious little child-of-a-sunbeam he is!

First Snow

Yesterday, the snow stayed on the ground for the first time this season!
The kids were enthralled.


Monday, November 11, 2013

His Mercies Are Renewed Each Morning

The amazing view from my bedroom window Sunday morning.


Location: At the Sunday lunch table

Hannah: "Daddy, can I get down and go play?"
Daddy: "No, Hannah. What do we do before we get up from the table?"
Hannah: "Oh. We finish eating and read the Bible and pray and go wash our hands and scram."

Haha! I guess they've heard me say that too many times. 


Miles' First Hunt!!

It was a big day...
Get up early with Daddy : Dress in layers with camo on top (!!!) : Drive a half hour
Tramp through grasslands so tall you can't see through them : Take some shots at pheasants that your friend's dog flushes up

It was quite windy and cold, which made for difficult shooting.
But a little boy's day was made.

By the way, it totally tastes like chicken!  :) 
We enjoyed it with mashed potatoes and gravy and yellow beans he picked from the garden last summer.
Thank you for the delicious dinner, Miles and Daddy!