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Friday, October 28, 2011

Project 52: Week: 43: New

Project 52: Week 43: New

In our family we like to try new things. Constantly.

We want our girls to know that it doesn't matter how good they are at something, as long as they TRY.

We had our first night of hockey of the season last night.

This is Jordy's first year playing (that is her tiny little ice skates)

They both did great and loved it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Project 52: Week: 41: Make believe

I took the girls Halloween photos this past weekend after my Halloween Mini Session event at my studio.
We don't celebrate real Halloween, but we do love fall.
We do let our girls dress up (no scary or evil costumes)
We have always told the girls Halloween is just a fun night to dress up, and go trick or treating to show off our adorable costumes...and hang out with friends at family Halloween parties (always kid friendly ones)

So....this is now one of my all time favorite photos that I have taken.  It was not what I envisioned when setting it up.  Abby had chosen to be red riding hood, and we thought it would be fun to put one of the dogs in there as the "big bad wolf".  Kota was the best canidate (Holly sitting still???).  Kota didn't really want to sit still either, she kept just trying to lick Abby.  I didn't think I got one a good one, until I uploaded them onto my computer and saw this:

It ended up being even better then I imagined.
I love when I have visions...
but I love even more when the visions turn into something even better than I imagined.
I am so in love with this photo.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Project 52: Week: 41: Time

Seriously, where does it go? It seems like just the other day I was holding my sweet Abbygail in my arms for the first time. I can't believe that it has been 7 years since Abby came into this world at a whopping 4lbs, 6 oz and our lives were changed forever. Her birth taught us so much.  The day she was born I instantly knew what it meant to love someone the way God loves us...unconditionally...and willing to die for them.  After meeting her...the very first second, I felt this.  I can't even remember what our life was like before we were blessed with our first miracle baby. She brings so much joy to us and everyone who knows her. At 7 years old, she already has a beautiful heart for God. It seems like everyday she is more beautiful inside and out.

And by the of this year, she has finally caught up to where she should be height and weight wise. Last time she was checked she was about 50lbs and in the 25%tile for height and weight. She is finally in a size 6/7 for clothes too!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Project 52: Week: 40: Family

I love my family, each and every one of them, with all of my heart.

But, thanks to the air force, we do not get to see them often.

And so many military families know the best way to fill that void

Is to let others in the same situtaion into your hearts

and become sort of a surrogate "family".

(definitely some important people in Minot missing here!)

We have been so blessed at all 3 of our bases to have friends we feel are like family to us

You all know who you are

You are people who love our girls almost as much as your own kids.

You are people who eat at our house when your husband is deployed.

You are people who know why we have so many Dr. appointments and what each is for.

You are people who come over just to see a freshly painted wall.

You are people who have celebrated lots of birthdays and holidays with us.

You are people who were there when our babies were born (one even saw Abby BEING born!).

You are people who held our babies in the NICU, and celebrated with us when they came home.

You are people who help us look for and bring back our dumb dogs when they run away.

You are people who know where the food/drinks are, and don't even think to ask before you raid the pantry looking for something to eat. (this is a good thing in our home!)

You are people who know way too much about me and vice versa.

You are people who have watched us move, moved away yourself, or will move away, but still know that we will see eachother again eventually.

We love you all.