Monday, August 24, 2009

Take a Hike!

It's Bambi! See his spots? SO cute!

This weekend we had the most incredible weather. Usually here in the south going outside during the month of August means you will turn right back around and head for the showers. The humidity is like a thick haze that hangs in the air. And any kind of physical activity during August is usually going to end in a trip to the ER.

Well, this summer we've had some of the best weather since I can remember and hanging out indoors was simply not going to happen. So, we headed out to Bledsoe with Ann and her gang (who I've used my influence on and watched her become a hiker) and hit some trails. We actually had to sport a light sweatshirt until around noon because their was a nippy breeze blowing through the forest. We saw about 2 dozen deer who've taken over the area because the campground is closed for renovations. It was a fantastic day and now I'm ready for the Fall!


I know, I know this is SO not politically correct, but it made me laugh so hard. I found this in my little brothers facebook pics. I should be outraged but seriously, c'mon. That's a little bit funny. I guess the first part is the funniest to me because the idea of a man even reading a laundry label is pretty absurd let alone expecting that he would attempt to follow the directions is even more ridiculous.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our Burden

The Village from Long Hollow Baptist Church on Vimeo.

So, many of you who read my blog are also members of the very same church that we are. Many of you are already aware that our church is now in the process of raising $$ to build orphan villages in Haiti. For the last couple years I have felt God preparing me to GO. I have felt a 'burden' on my heart to do something. I wasn't sure where or when he wanted me to go...until now. Also, the idea of GOing seemed a little tricky for a wife and Mother of four, especially since my husband did not feel the same calling...until now.

Steve & I are so...what's the right word? Affected? Moved? No, it's more like a feeling of urgency, we are restless, we want to be there...NOW! We want to love on these children, we want to care for them and hold them and feed them, we want them to know that they are valuable and worthy. We want to build them a shelter. We are not sure how this will all come about but we KNOW that God will handle all those details. Until then we are going to pray and continue to let God prepare us for the right time to GO! We are so excited.

The reason's why I am excited are because for the last year or so I have been...restless. I KNEW God was preparing me for something. Did I have any idea it would be this? Absolutely not! It is just overwhelming to see Him move me. To look back and go "Ooooh, now I understand"

We're not sure what our role will be in all this but we are willing, we are clay and our answer is YES!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Waddle Family

I recently meet with the Waddle family for some portraits. They were kind enough to call me up and schedule a portrait session for their darling daughter and then we decided to go ahead and do the whole family. Chelsea is a delight, full of giggles and super fun. We shot in their beautiful backyard, apparently John is quite the landscaper. Here are some of my favorite shots.

First Day of Kindergarten

Bailee had her first day of kindergarten on Wednesday. She LOVED it. Mommy & Daddy had a slightly less enthusiastic opinion of that day but we survived (when I say we I mean I). I held it together in front of her but the moment I pulled out of the parking lot I let loose. We are so very proud of her and know she is going to have a GREAT year!

Outer Banks, NC

Just wanted to share this with y'all. I took this shot back in June while sitting on my beach towel on one of the many beautiful beaches in the Outer Banks. Got my iMac up & running and am having so much fun editing that I forget to eat. I'll be launching my photography business soon so, give me a call I LOVE to "shoot people" too.