Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cling to what is good!

This is currently my background on my computer!  
I need scripture to be all around me.
I need to see it over and over.
I need it to be everywhere I look.
Because I so easily forget.
And believe the lies.
So Lord let me cling to your goodness.
And be devoted in love.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What did I do before Pinterest?

I really have no idea what we did before Pinterest.  I mean how did I fill free time?  What did I get people for presents?  How did I decorate?

Welp, Pinterest strikes again.  When I lived in my old apartment, I always had things pinned that I wanted to do.  Once I moved I was able to make the pins become reality.
And thanks to Daddy B, it really did.  I had been looking/wanting an old spool to make this pinterest jewel happen click here.
My dad talked to some people at the shop (what a sweet Daddy B move- I had no idea he even knew I wanted a spool- he listens- way to go :)) and found a spool for free! YESSSS.. the dream about to happen.

It really was pretty easy.
I cleaned it off and painted it white.
It is a rough piece since usually these spools have been used- but it adds character- so I just painted it as much as I could and allowed the character to show through.
I cut some dowels and used wood glue to put them around the spool.
Then I added casters on the bottom.  I was worried about it not being able to be turned on carpet- but it turns as much as I need and in the future I am expecting it will not be on carpet.

Here is the finished project!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Ferrells and The Williams

This photoshoot was two families.... oh man I was a little worried but of course the families were easy and beautiful, such a great combination for a photoshoot.

I have taken pictures of these families before.
One was a newborn session a while back... although it was only posted a month or so ago.
And the other was one of my first photo sessions EVER... crazy.

It is fun to look back at those photos and see how they have grown and grown with each other.  I took pictures of each of the families but also the little ones together.  They are all cousins and it was so fun to see the way the Lord gives us multiple families.  We are not alone with him.  We have our immediate family plus our extended families which is often even more than we ever expected!
AND just thinking how much fun these cousins are going to have with each other.  I remember growing up with my multitude of cousins and we played many games of kickball, many games of football, got in a little trouble and had a blast!  They are still some of my closest friends and I hope and pray the same for these sweet cousins!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Lybrands

This might be my favorite picture ever!  Look at those eyes!  Such a beautiful sweet girl!  Just love her to death and she is a big reason Burlington is just sooooooo fun!!
The rest were just as fun and quick!  I love that I can literally meet this family for thirty minutes and have a ton of sweet pictures-- they are just so fun, easy and beautiful, love it!
Not to mention the greatest family ever!  They have cared for me SOOOO well in Burlington and show me Jesus in new ways every time I am around them!