I had plans for a much different post today. But I also know that several people who read this blog are reading with heavy hearts. I don’t know many things, but I do know that a little boy was given his angel wings yesterday and most importantly I know his momma and family loved him VERY much.
Please, if you have the ability… go here and make a donation to this deserving family in their time of need.
And make sure to squeeze those little ones extra extra tight today.
I was fortunate to meet these two earlier this year. We had so much fun exploring Georgetown for their engagement session. It has been SO fun getting to know them and I am super eager to see them marry in October.
And I mean…let’s be honest… Lauren is going to be ONE gorgeous bride. Even more Lauren and Rick are as beautiful on inside and as they are on the outside. I am so lucky to know them as a couple. Just a few more weeks you two!
On this day 3 years ago it was pouring down rain…5 inches in 24 hours to be exact. Our friends and family had gathered at the church we both grew up in. The air conditioning was off…it was sticky…and people used the programs to fan themselves. My sister had forgotten her dress so I was late…Sean was nervous. Our friend Jenna sang while everyone waited…melting. It seemed like the longest ride to the church to get there. And then all of sudden…there we were. My mom walked me down the aisle. I still remember his face and the soreness in my cheeks because I couldn’t stop smiling. The preacher, our good friend, spoke of a life of service and love and that she imagined we would have a noisy house… man was she right. Standing there in front of all of our loved ones… we said “I do” and the journey began.
Thank you Sean DeFrehn…for waiting for me…for picking me…for marrying me. In three short years, I am so proud of the life we have and thankful for the dreams come true that I didn’t even know I had.
Seeing her next to her cousins this week made me realize how big she is getting. As often as she followed them, they followed her too.
We did lots of bird watching and looking at fish (as evidenced by yesterday’s post). She seems to be soaking up just everything we show her…and man…I can’t get enough of that toothy smile. I love her excitement over everything and all the steps I get to watch her take.
I struggle so much with being photographer and mom to capture what I love about her, but I just love these photos. To me, they are soher and summarize so many things about the week. (Like asserting her independence and refusing to wear her hat… and the countless stairs she HAD to do the big girl way.)
I swear everyday I feel even more thankful be her mommy:)
Sorry for the mom post…but seriously… can you get enough of that smile???
Vacation is over. We planned it with only a week’s notice. We hit lots of bumps on the road to get there. Sean’s grandfather or our “Pap” as he is more affectionately called, almost didn’t make it to the trip. We had little ones who were going to have to travel from afar. But somehow…we made it together…and it was wonderful.
As I sit now going through my photos I can’t help but smile from ear to ear thinking of all the fun moments. It is certainly too much for one blog post.
Just like everything else…vacation…little fish…these tiny moments just slip right through your fingers. This year, I can’t help but be thankful that they even happened.
And Hunter was certainly happy her “kind of cute fish” liked swimming in her bucket:)