Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Deuce opening his present!I don't think Grace was quite as excited about what he got! But, HE liked it!It's an automatic deer feeder. Deuce is an avid hunter and has been deer hunting almost every season since he was a young teen - so this might be something he can use!
Here, Brilyn seems to be enjoying the new pool float!
Monday, July 25, 2011
We celebrate birthday's with a monthy party. For July, we celebrated Heather & Deuce's birthdays. Heather's birthday is the 20th and Deuce's is the 26th and they are a year and six days apart.... which made life interesting when they were small.
Grace helped each of them open their presents!Here she is helping Heather, who got an old fashioned ice cream freezer. Only - this ice cream freezer can be modern, also. It has an electric motor AND a hand crank. You just attach whichever one you prefer to use. I liked that because you can mix the ice cream with the motor for the majority of the time - yet, let the kids have the experience of the hand crank, too!I think Olivia liked it! She didn't get any ice cream... but maybe next time?The ice cream freezer - which we were quick to try out!And while we were scooping the ice cream, Grace licked the paddle clean!We also got to swim!Grace is getting pretty good at swimming!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is Paisley!Isn't she beautiful?She was every bit as sweet as she is beautiful, too!She slept through her entire session, so her Momma will be bringing her back to get a few pictures with her eyes open.
And I really look forward to seeing her again!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
This family chose to do their family portraits in the 100 Degree heat!I think they turned out beautiful, though.... don't you?They wanted to do pictures with their son, who only stays with them during the summer months! And in Oklahoma, the summer months are HOT!But, I think getting this face in their pictures was well worth waiting for. He's super handsome.... don't you think?And the man of the house will soon be deploying - so I thought this dreamy pose might be nice to look at while he's away. No matter how far the Army sends him, I'm sure his wife and son will be on his mind!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Deon Sanders, that is!Isn't he cute?He's a big, strong, healthy baby boy! He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz.
And his Momma is a skinny little thing!Deon is such a sweet baby, too! He's happy and content and he loves to be cuddled and loved on! I'm sure he gets plenty of loving, too. You can see the love in his Momma's eyes when she looks at him. And you can tell that he feels her love when she picks him up and holds him close and his whole body relaxes in perfect peace!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
We had planned on doing 4th of July pictures with Grace holding Olivia outdoors, but it was hot and Gracie wasn't in the mood. So, I just snapped a few pictures of each of the girls.Grace would rather tend to the flower bed than have her picture made. Or.... swim! But, she's not dressed for that!But... she's super cute! Don't you just love that gorgeous smile?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Look at Olivia! Isn't she just the cutest little thing? She smiles all the time.
She's got one of those contagious smiles that can light up a room. Because of this, I like to call her "Smiley". And, from the big smile I get when I do, I guess she doesn't mind!
I hope she stays "smiley" and sweet. Her middle name is Joy and I think she's living up to it! She's definately been a joy to have around!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The pool is refreshing and cool. The butterfly garden is growing and the butterflies are beginning to make regular visits. It's HOT outside, but since I'm pretty much finished with my teams and am not working in the heat, I kind of enjoy it... because summer is, after all, such a magical time!The flowers seem to be lifting their faces towards heaven reminding us that we, too, should be giving thanks! In spite of all the tormoil in this world, we have so much to be grateful for. In America, we have the freedom to worship as we choose. We can follow the world and blend in or we can choose to be different.And if we choose to be different we are especially blessed when we find someone to be different with. For some strange reason these two yellow blooms clinging together on a pink flower remind me of the oneness God intended for marriage partners.
Do you ever feel like a yellow flower in a pink world?