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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!
Can you believe it is already Christmas? This year has been so good to us in so many ways and we are so grateful to the Lord for all of His blessings!
We did not do Christmas cards again this year as it has been hard for me to justify the cost vs. giving that money to Heifer International. We did this for the first time last year and our kids love deciding which animals to purchase. We are big advocates of Heifer International as they turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. This year you can give clean water and education as well!
We hope your Christmas and New Years are awesome!!
Y’all. There is a plethora of killer talent in the wedding industry in the state of Oklahoma. SO MUCH TALENT. We are so grateful to work in this industry among these ridiculously talented vendors that we get to call friends. The Brides of Oklahoma magazine is THE resource for the state of OK. It is completely full of helpful information when planning a wedding, local wedding vendors, real Oklahoma weddings and more. We are SO honored that our image was chosen for the cover image of the magazine for the second time. So… unbelievably… ridiculously… honored. It could not have gone to a more deserving, laid back, kind and beautiful bride… Miss Molly Kingery-Perkins.
* Just a side note because I KNOW we will be getting this question asked frequently. We cannot shoot at this location again. We had permission to shoot there for a few years and then the owner decided not to allow anyone on their property because apparently a lot of photographers found it as well and started shooting there a lot too. The owners have asked us on more than one occasion to not shoot there anymore. We love it too folks… and believe me, we have done our share of begging this kind family ;)
Our very own, Taylor Forester, had her baby this weekend!! I am sure she will give her own introduction as well but I was too excited to not blog about her!
After 24 hours of natural childbirth we finally got to meet Ms. Ellie Joyce! I am SO SO proud of Taylor…. in every way she was amazing! I was so blessed to be able to be a part of her birth. I was supposed to be the birth photographer but ended up helping her and her sweet husband David in breathing, coaching, photographing and so much more! I can honestly say that it will be one of the best experiences of my life. I have photographed a LOT of births and I LOVE every single one of them but to be in the room when one of your very best friends delivers their baby is a whole new story.
Just a quick photo to introduce her until we get around to doing her newborn session!
We love you, Ellie!!
As Oklahoma is getting an enormous amount of rain, I thought I should post two of my very favorite photos of our kiddos playing in it! Stay warm!
Since my plan of having dinner with a group of my best friends and husbands was thwarted by my super awesome surprise breakfast- we spent the evening of my birthday catching frogs with our two best friends and their families.
We are fancy like that ;)
We bought some land just south of Norman over a year ago and we absolutely love being out there. This summer in July there were thousands and thousands of baby frogs around our pond. We werent sure why they were there but our kids thought it was SO much fun to catch them! I had been telling my two girl friends that we really needed to take all of our kiddos out there and how much fun it would be. Our intentions were really to wear old shoes and clothes and see who could catch the most baby frogs. However, one thing turned to the next and we decided to take each kid on a kayak ride and then by the end of the night we were all in the pond swimming, catching frogs, playing in the mud, throwing our kids around and laughing a lot.
I had a really beautiful breakfast early morning with my favorite people in the world and then caught frogs and played in the mud that night with all of our kiddos. I could not have dreamed up a better 30th birthday.
My cup runneth over.
All of these children are like my very own and I love them so much but… sweet Annie… holds all of our hearts…. you remember her story of hearing for the first time ever HERE and her hospital story HERE. (The fastest way for me to get emotional is to watch Annies hospital slideshow… wow)