Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Amara, Crafts & Cuteness.

Amara wanted to make her friend Ava a bracelet with her name on it the other day. She was so excited about it & was so into it...that I couldn't help but grab my camera & take some pictures of her! She absolutely loves art & coloring & crafts so to have pictures of her totally in her little element is so precious to me!





Little love bug...so intent! :-)


When she finished making the bracelet...she was in a cute little mood & was actually allowing me to take pictures of her...so of course I will take the opportunity to have fun with her & all her personality! :-)










aaaaaaand...she's done. :-)

But, gave me one more. :-)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day

We had a very nice, relaxing Mother's Day. :-) We ended the day with a BBQ with family & some impromptu Mother's Day pictures. When I say "impromptu"...it's because it wasn't planned & by the looks of the kids...you'll see. :-) Nor were any of us...But, I had my camera & I thought it would be nice to take a few pictures of my sisters with their kids & then I actually got in front of the camera. VERY RARE!!! INDEED!! Not my favorite place in the world to be...but I don't think I did too bad...nor did my sister Shannon taking the pics! Enjoy. :-)

P.S. We celebrated with my mom earlier in the week because she is a nurse & works nights. So, she was sleeping on Mother's Day!!! :-) We missed her. And my other sister Amber, spent mother's day with Wayne's mom! We missed them, too!

My sister Shannon & her two girls; Kayleigh & Madelyn. {LOVE}












My sister Amy & her son, Carson. :-)










Me with my babies. :-) Makenzie, Madden & Amara. Madden was in one picture before he ran off & I don't think Amara knew what to do with me being in pictures. haha. She was kind of sad & clingy for a bit & didn't want to smile...but it's who she is sometimes. Very shy & clingy. :-)


























These moments, I know, will be few & far between as this little girl continues to grow. So, I'm stealing them as often as I can!!! I can hardly believe my baby girl is 8.


Oh, this boy is a little love!!!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Life.

I admit...there are many days when I get overwhelmed by "stuff". Stresses, worries, unexpected situations & circumstances. As much as I would love to say that I always give my worries over to God...sometimes they get the better of me & I take it upon myself to get frustrated, overwhelmed & unsure about my purpose. However, it's moments like the pictures below that truly remind me that God never gives us more than we can handle & he gives me moments like these to remind me how much he loves me. He has blessed me with such love. Such grace. Such encouragement. Such moments like these to remind me what is truly important, lasting & a huge part of who I am. Glimpses of love. Moments of pure adoration & appreciation for life. I love them to pieces. :-)





Hand me downs...

What do you get when you're the baby sister & you would like to be a part of the action? You get a hand me down Transformer baseball glove. Haha. A few weeks ago, Makenzie was practicing some batting & Amara came outside wanting to play & help "catch" balls. It's a Transformer "Bumblebee" glove to be precise. :-)