Back in February John had the honor of photographing his little sister Ruth’s wedding. It was beautiful.. in a little gazebo just off a gorgeous Florida beach..
I had the incredible joy and honor of standing next to Ruth as her bridesmaid, watching as she promised herself to the one she loved. I’ve always felt very protective of her, and it made me so happy, knowing the guy she was marrying, I could trust him to cherish her forever. Yes, I cried.
“Do you see me?”
The question’s in her eyes
“Do you relate to the pain I can’t disguise?”
Oh, look beyond what you see
The outside is not all there is.
Won’t You tell me now when did I see
You in need of water?
Oh, and tell me now, when did I see You
Hungry on the street?
God, I hear You calling out to me
In the voices of the least of these
Calling me to reach beyond my world
To the beautiful stranger.
-Rebecca St. James
My birthday was on the 10th, and my family loves birthdays. We seriously do. It’s an event, a celebration.. time to be together and have fun.. do things we don’t normally do. My family really went all out for me and it made me feel so loved.
They know how much I adore cupcakes.. so that was the theme. And spring. Tulips.. hyacinths.
The name places were real tulips in miniature pots. The “dirt” was chocolate bunches. I probably ate a 1/4 of my dirt before dessert.
We played Yahtzee. I got second! And I never even got a yahtzee. And here’s where the Parrot comes in. See him on my dad’s back? His name is Tarzan.
He’s not very smart. He dances though. Makes you laugh like a fool cuz it looks so funny and cute. He’s a show off.
Like I said, they know my love for cupcakes. Check out the wrapping paper! Its just edible.
My cake. My littlest sister made it.. isn’t is beautiful?
All these pictures are iPhone.. as I forgot my camera at home. I’m starting to realize I do that a lot. =/ Anyway.. I had such a wonderful party with my amazing family.. I hope you all are blessed to have a family who loves you like mine does me.
Keep calm and have a cupcake!
Our life group had an easter egg hunt and party last week. It was a lot of fun, and the kids loved it. The excitement as they dashed around picking up eggs was enough to make you laugh.. it was so cute.
And the hunt begins!
After all the eggs were picked up and deposited in their darling little baskets, they took turns holding the cutest little chicks.
The guys took a liking to the chicks too.
Then the discovering of treasures inside of the eggs; chocolate, candy, bracelets and other little delights.
And last but not least.. the Easter bunny!
I think Baby wanted to eat the bunny…
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
And then that darkest of nights, and the fiend we call DEATH were powerless.
And my Beloved…
i love creating portraits of babies. they grin.. coo.. sometimes cry and roll over.. but they’re so darling and charming and just wrap their little fingers around my heart. once a month we do mini sessions at the statesville pregnancy center so i’ll be sharing the photos of the little sweeties on the blog. i have too many cute ones that i’m going to dedicate a post to each baby individually..so stay tuned over the next few days for more cutie patooties!