Wednesday, November 19, 2014

And... oh were they patient... well sort of:)


Last Sunday we attempted to get a new family picture for the Christmas card... 
It was freezing...
There a fair amount of moans and groans... and really not from the ones that I was expecting to get them from... (Hello big people... buck up and put the big boy panties on:)

I think Hopie girl had hers on and as you can see above... she was happy to be posing and getting a little bit of camera time... Oh my goodness... That is SO HER!!!  We were all cracking up afterwards when we saw her expressions...


It was so chilly, the wind was blowing and all in all they were great sports!  We ran around the church property and got a few nice ones...  There are so many great spots right here on campus.  With all the historic buildings there are a lot of cool back grounds and hidden little spots...

We are so blessed to live here:)




I am overwhelmed by the Lord's goodness in the faces of each of the people in this picture... 

I am so thankful to be on the other side of such deep sorrow filled days... 
I am so thankful that I am filled with so much more joy as I remember Samuel than I ever have felt before... don't get me wrong, He is still so missed and loved every single day, but my heart is healing and not so burdened continually with the loss...

I am so thankful to be able to enjoy these precious gifts from God...
Don't get me wrong... Are there moments of frustration as a mom when attitudes are sour or the bodies of many just want to relax and not pitch in?  FOR SURE!  

But that is all a part of the journey and I am guilty of the same as well... We are not a perfect family, living perfect days... but we are perfectly made for each other by a very gracious and loving God! 

 And I am thankful for every minute I am blessed to live with each and every one of them... 


3 comments:

Tesha Papik said...

Oh they are soooo lovely I adore them!!!! You have such a special beautiful family!

Jska said...

Beautiful photos!

Becky said...

Oh my! Oh MY! Love the family shots of your adorable BIG and little blessings!! Totally made me smile, seeing everyone shining...and yes, how could anyone miss Hopi-girl, hilarious! Have a super blessed Thanksgiving sweet friends!