17 December 2008

Christmas photos

I finally got around to taking the boys Christmas photo...yesterday...we have all been so sick I am WAY behind getting things together for the Holidays. I had to post these because I think if I (we) ever have done anything right...it's these two boys of mine (ours). I am really looking forward to taking some time off to hang out with them. I hope you enjoy the Holiday season.

15 December 2008

Erin Cain

Erin was a good sport to brave the cold, wet weather to get a headshot. Her photos turned out beautiful. She is such a natural in front of the camera, and is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside.

06 December 2008

Christmas thoughts

my husband asked me to write out my Christmas list for him, and so... hmmmm ... gloves, a 2008 ornament, Sephora gift card....
and then I realized the things I want the most, can't be bought,
for they are true "gifts"....peace, love, hope, courage, strength, time....

The economy being what is it this year, could be a real opportunity to experience Christmas in a different way. This is the perfect opportunity to show ours sons the true gift of giving.
I feel like I have been so rapped up in consumerisim during the holidays, that I do not even know what it looks like...this idea of true giving...
is it...
volunteering at the mission?
helping the elderly?
buying a homeless person a meal?
helping a family with food?
going to visit with a friend?

I just don't know....
I do know though, I don't want to miss this opportunity to truly give, as God gave...with peace, hope, courage, and love.

Perhaps searching for this true meaning of Christmas is part of the gift???