Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fast forward

When I try to slow down, it just doesn't happen. So when May hit and graduation was upon us, the last 19 years flashed by in just a second. How did we get this far this fast? As much as I don't want them go grow up, I can't wait to see what he does in the future. Just don't forget your momma! ;) I'm so proud of the young man you've become.

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I was also able to spend a little time with this peach. We're a few hours away from each other and have a hard time getting up there. Hopefully she'll come visit me for a few days. I hope her daddy treasures his time with her, because it flies by in an instant.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Abby l The Tiny Footprints Project

I had another opportunity to photograph for  The Tiny Footprints Project a few weeks ago. Abby was just 18 days old and already had a heart surgery under her diaper. ;) She was doing well, but struggling with keeping her feedings down, so they were working on fixing that.

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So alert and curious.

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It doesn't matter how well your child is doing, you're still going to worry.

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So sweet.

Monday, March 28, 2016


This seemed fitting for the day after Easter. We had a beautiful sunset a few weeks ago...

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday

It's Holy Week, the week we mourn and then celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The sky was amazing the other night and I just had to capture it in all it's glory.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Welcome back spring! We're all excited to see you again. I can't complain about our winter though, because it was relatively warm. And I know we'll have a cool day still from time to time, but it's exciting to see the leaves return. God's promise of a new season.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

My boy...part 2

My boy has a sweet girlfriend. He's always the perfect gentleman...although I did see him not open her door, so we may have to have a talk! ;) I see a lot of his daddy and myself in those 2 and it brings back many memories of our teenage romance. He's been wanting to ask her to prom for a while, but wanted to do it in an unusual way. That's the thing now...prom-posals. And all his friends were doing it and badgering him as to when he was going too ask her. So much so that he was starting to get upset about it.

She was part of the color guard last fall during marching band, so he decided to start with buying a flag. We tossed around some ideas and he found a friend to sew "prom" on the flag for him. Again, back to the drawing board on "how" to ask her. He finally decided on inviting her over while he was working, so "I" could take some pictures with my "new" lens. It's a good thing she doesn't "know" me, because he set it up at the worst time to take pictures and normally I would never do it at that time of day.

He decided to ride out on a horse carrying the flag while I was taking the pictures. Funny it never works the way you want, but it was cute.

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Memphis has not been ridden a lot this winter, so he was a bit fussy.

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But he quickly got back into the stride of being a walking horse and loving to run!

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Winchester was a bit upset to be left behind and corralled.

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The one thing we really didn't work out was how he'd "know" when to come out. I think she figured it out after a few minutes.

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And of course she said yes!

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

My boy...

Time flies...everyone knows that. My last post was December and it's now March. :/ And once you have kids, it's all downhill. Last week I was teaching him to ride a bike...this week, getting ready for graduation. Don't blink and don't take a minute for granted.

My boy...he's a senior this year. It makes me sad, but also so, so excited for him and what he's going to do in the future. He wants to fly. And I know he'll make his dream come true. Until then, he's been a busy senior doing all kinds of fun things. He was nominated to be in the basketball homecoming court.

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My boy...loves his friends. He's laughed with them, comforted them and cried with them. He's been their friend for 13 years.

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My boy...he loves his girlfriend. I asked him when I first found out a couple months ago...why? You ALMOST made it through high school without the hassle of a girlfriend, what made her different? (Because I'm a mom and I'm curious...and...well, just because. :) ) He says to me, "Mom, she's a good Christian girl"...and there you have it. What else is there to say?! And when we happen to meet her parents at a Christian function...I guess God's got plans...and she's lovely. I see so much of his daddy in him at this age and I also know that no matter how much we've struggled in the last few years, we DID do something right!

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My boy...he loves Jesus. So much so that sometimes it takes my breath away. And sometimes, if you're paying attention, Jesus shows you how much he loves you!

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