Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Tiny Footprints Project l Caden

My first "local" hospital introduced me to Caden and his lovely parents. This sweet boy was born weighing 1 pound 3 ounces. Such a sweet thing, he just wanted to sleep and snuggle.

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Is there anything sweeter than baby bubbles?

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I did get a peak at his pretty eyes a couple of times.

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It's so amazing at what these hospitals can do for these sweet things.

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So tiny.

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I love this one.

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Keep growing little boy...pretty soon you'll be giving your momma a run for her money!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

RIP Mr Earl

I took this picture 3 years ago, when I got sucked into Habitat at a dedication. (Side note: If you've never attended a dedication, FIND ONE AND GO! You will forever be changed!) Mr Earl built our houses for Bedford Builds Habitat for the last 20+ years...for next to nothing. It wasn't about the money. It was about safe, affordable housing...and he believed everyone deserved it. Many people believe Habitat "gives away free homes" to poor people. NOT TRUE. You work your butt off building your home and others. You're required to work 350 "sweat-equity" hours...most go well over. And in the end, you receive an interest-free MORTGAGE! Mr Earl would teach you to nail, teach you to level, teach you to build walls...but he did not paint. :) He never met a stranger. He was a true southern gentleman.

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I will miss his "alright, alright, settle down in here, what's going on today" door opening, his yankee teasing and his "if you need me, I'll call you exit". I never did figure out how to work his "hooey stick", but I will always miss his smirky smile. Rest in peace Mr Earl, the world lost a special man and heaven gained another fisherman. Have fun fishin with Jesus!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bittersweet

It took me a month to go through my July 4th pictures. Even though I knew they were going to be awesome pictures. Unfortunately, they are just a reminder of the chaos we came home to that night. It does get easier...sort of.

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See what I mean?!

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Last year we were in the midst of moving and the fireworks ended up being cancelled due to rain, so I was really excited to get some current pictures.

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Our little town puts on such a great display. I think it's the best kept secret in the state!

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I hope I'm able to put my fears behind me and go again next year...I'm not so sure that will happen though.

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Time will tell.

Monday, August 4, 2014

30 days

30 days ago (7/3), I took this picture. What a difference a day makes!

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I'm slowing trying to find my peace again!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Tiny Footprints Project l Aidan

I was asked to go to Birmingham again for The Tiny Footprints Project  and again, I could not say no. This little doll was almost ready to go home too! (She went home the following week!)

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Her big brother Rhys was super excited too!

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Too cute!

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This little girl has faced many challenges. She entered this world at 2 pounds, 1 ounce and 8 inches long. She's going home at 5 pounds, 5 ounces!

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Everyone's going to be glad to finally be back together!

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Enough said...

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p.s. I have corrected the spelling of her name. Due to my computer being stolen, I was not able to "easily" upload the corrected copywrighted ones, so I just left it on the pictured.