Monday, September 14, 2009

Boys in Bunks

A little over a month ago we purchased bunk beds for the two little guys as they are now going to share a bedroom. Asher's old bedroom has been painted pink and is awaiting the arrival of a new little sister for the boys.
Addison being the oldest of the two gets the top bunk and Asher gets the wider double bunk on the bottom. I have found this to be one of the cutest things ever...Asher will climb up the ladder (it took him a good couple weeks to figure the climbing part out much to our dismay) and we find the boys sleeping together on the top bunk. Aren't they just the cutest??? So, the two nights we have found them like this I have asked Wes to go downstairs, get the camera, stand on the bottom bunk and take their picture. He knows how much photos mean to me so he does it with a smile...ok so the other night he wasn't smiling but he still did it :)
God bless little boys and bunk beds :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Logo

The sight of this makes me so is my new logo thanks to Jilene Hay from Sketch 22 Web & Graphic Design. The thoughts and ideas going through my head regarding starting a photography business are free and flowing constantly. My passion for taking photos started way back when I was in Junior High school and I got my first camera as a gift. Of course, those were the film days but I remember saving my money so I could buy film and get more and more photos developed. Not a whole lot has changed...other then the fact that now I am saving for a full-frame Nikon D700 and a Nikon AF-24-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor Lens.

Photos make me happy. Taking photos makes me even happier. I feel like taking photos can be a blessing to others if I can capture moments in time so they can remember them forever. Like the little dry-skinned toes on a newborn only last for so long....that first kiss after a husband can kiss his new bride for the first time as a married couple only happens once...overall I want to capture the beauty in God's work. He has created something so wonderfully and inexplicably amazing in each of us, in this world, everywhere we look that I strive to attempt to capture it so someone can appreciate it. Hence the business name "Creation Photo". It means more to me then "just" a business gives me a purpose and a constant reminder of how a gift of taking photos may in return bless someone else or open someon else's eyes to the wonder as well.

So, as this business is going to have a slow start I am still focused on the One who brought me to it. We have a blessing of a baby to be born in the next few weeks and you can bet that my camera will be right by my side attempting to capture the beauty in this glorious work of His Hands.

Until I get a new blog, you can check out this one so see some of my work. I can't wait to capture your beauty through some of my photos as well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


As I lay on the loveseat with my extremely swollen feet elevated and under an ice pack I am revelling in the amazement of our Heavenly Father.

On the weekend I attended a Simulcast at our church that had Beth Moore speaking on "The Heart of our Desires." One of the things that kept coming to me over and over on Friday evening as I listened to Beth's statements about Psalm 37 Verse4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"
was that this baby girl that I am carrying has been a desire of my heart probably since Aidan was born...that is a good 10 years girlfriends! Beth talks about a legitimate heart desire has a wait has to be tested by time and a sustained longing that is unaffected by mood or surroundings. The desire has to be cultivated in us. Well I had a whole garden of little girl ideas going on in my head...any little girl I could get my hands on I would paint their nails, do their hair, even shop for little girl clothes for everyone elses little girls.

With each pregnancy I longed for a little girl of my own...and when we were pregnant with our third baby and found out he was a boy through the ultrasound, I faced a good couple of weeks of having to deal with the fact that I might only be the mother to boys. It was almost like grieving for something I thought I might have the chance of getting but then didn't get. Not that I was not thankful for our dearest little Asher, but I had to deal with the fact that a deep desire was, once again, turned down by God. But now I see that God rewards preservance of faith and I can't stop smiling about all He has given me in this little girl and more...

Today this baby girl of ours is 33 weeks gestation. This is the longest, ever that I have been pregnant with any of our babies. Aidan was born at 27 weeks, Addison was born at 30 weeks and Asher was born at 31 weeks. Amazing isn't it?? Amazing that He would bless us with such a desire of my heart AND keep her in utero the longest of them all. He is using this baby as a total testimony to His glory my friends...and that I can't begin to even explain to you how this delights my heart. It brings me to happy tears every single day that she stays where she is supposed to be growing...inside me rather then inside an incubator at the hospital. Remember that situations can be used for God's glory and this is by far our clearest example yet....