Thursday, July 28, 2011

Welcome Kalie Ellen Hawks!

Please meet my new cousin Kalie Ellen!
She is adorable and the sweetest little thing ever!  I am so excited that we have a new family member and a new baby to dote over :)
What a gift a baby is!  The fact that this sweet child has just been with our Father and that he allows this child to come here to be cared for by parents and to experience the world.  For her to get to come and experience this world so that in the end she knows her Father in all new ways for eternity.  How cool is that?  She is an eternal being that is here for a short time and we get to be blessed by that short time!
I wish she could talk, think of the things she could say?

A child.  Such a gift.  And we get to blessed and pushed to how our Father loves us by the love that he creates in our hearts for His children.  So many parents have said to me, I understand His love for me so much more now that I have a love for this child.  The crazy thing is, we can never fully understand or grasp how much He loves us!

Well here are some pics of the sweet sweet gift!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I love Sunrises... if I could just wake up for them

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
CS Lewis

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Fun Couple

"give me something fun to do,
like a life of loving you."
brooke fraser | something in the water

Meet Kerry and Stafford.
 They are two dear friends of mine from college.  
They are about to get married... wooooo!:)  
And I don't think you know how exciting this is!
All of our friends have been talking about this wedding since our sophomore year in college.  
I mean you couldn't have a more fun couple!
And you couldn't have a more fun group of friends... let's be honest!
So it is a given that it is going to be the most fun wedding ever!!!!!
Beyond being excited about the fun part, I am incredibly excited for these two dear friends.
It is sweet to see the two of them together, they have a blast together and are real!  They love each other a lot and love Jesus more!  They share Jesus in their life and in everything they do... you should meet them.. really you'd love them.
I love being able to share this wedding journey with them and to see the beginning of a life long journey!
But here is a little slice for you to get to know them.... their bridal shower!
It was a gorgeous day with a perfect sun for pictures.... it made me smile a lot. 
(the pics are in reverse order... sorry)

 Blurry... but seriously adorable
Such a Stafford and Kerry Pic

 I took so many pictures of him....but perfect sunlight + precious little boy= lots of pics:)
Love these girls!