Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Snapshot : Friends

As most of you know I love to take pictures but I don't love to be in front of the camera. Sometimes I do, yes. But I would much rather be "behind the scenes"

Well one of my best friends invited me downtown to take pictures of her and so she could take pictures of
The absolutely beautiful, Amanda
I agreed with the feeling of puking excitement beyond words ;)

So yesterday Amanda and I headed downtown and had a fun little photoshoot together. I have to admit I had fun.
 It was great.
We got coffee, talked, took pictures, and just had fun.
Pretty successful day if I say so myself

 Thanks for an amazing Afternoon, Amanda ! (:

Ni Hao Y'all

Friday, August 27, 2010

Photography Blog

Well last week I asked you all what I could name my new Photography Blog...
Well I decided and thought I would share with you all (:

I went with Sharon's wonderful suggestion and the blog is now

{For A Cause} photography
Please go there, tell me what you think, and if you think you live near me, email me!

and no post is complete without a photo!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

{ALMOST} Wordless Wednesday

Volleyball Season has Begun (:

Monday, August 23, 2010


How am I so blessed to be called the Big Sister to this precious girl?

God could have blessed any single person with this beautiful one.

But He chose Me.

Out of all the people in the world, He gave my the blessing, pleasure, and honor of being this little girl's Sissy

How? Why Me?

Many will say "She is SO blessed to have you"

But they are completely wrong.

I am Blessed to have Her.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Snapshot : Happy Birthday, Hayne

Well I have not done a Sunday Snapshot in well, forever. But I guess you can always try to start something new. again. Anyways,

Hayne is our miracle boy, on Friday our birthday boy.

He is patient. sweet. funny. crazy.

a total boy.

A total video-game junkie.

and today he is EIGHT years old.

I remember how excited I was when he was born. I thought it was the coolest thing he was born exactly a month before my birthday "Mommy! Hayne is going to be born August 20 and I was born September 20" I was right and It was so special to me.

I love this kid.

Happy Birthday Hayne

Love you kiddo.

Ni Hao Y'all

{{{Also to my faithful readers...I need your help ;) 
I am going to start a so-called "Photography Business" and I need a name! I need something that does not have my name in it, is unique, fun, and different (:
I know, Quite a lot to ask but if you have any ideas, please comment and let me know! <3 }}}

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Well School has officially started back. woo. not. I am not just thrilled about another year of school. I don't like all the stress ;) But I am officially a high schooler! Woo?!
Here are just  few pictures of our "special" day! I am in 9th . Adam is in 6th. Hayne is in 2nd. My poor mother!
3 different schools!

Sad, Sad Day! My 6th grade brother is taller than is only down hill from here...

Here is to hoping for a successful 2010-2011 school year! (:
Hope yours (or your kids) goes just as well!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meeting Emily and Kate!

Through this blog I have "met" some amazing teenage girls! They have become some of my best friends and I have not met them in person. They truly understand the way I think, act, and feel about Anna Grace and Andrew. Things that none of my friends without adopting siblings understand! They keep me sane ;)
You might remember I posted a Congratulations post Here about 2 months ago...I started talking to Emily about 2 years ago and through a lot of facebook chats and text messages she has become one of my best friends. It is crazy how you look up to,talk to, and call them your friend without even meeting them! A WONDERFUL example of the Miracle of Adoption!
Anna Grace and Kate

Playing under the table!

Three Cuties!

Tonight we finally got to meet! Emily, Her Mom, and Kate were on a "mini vacation" this weekend and they were coming right by our house so I suggested that we meet! It happened! I was SO excited!! So tonight at 7pm we met at a little Mexican Restaurant that we love. We socialized, ate, took pictures, watched two precious girls play and had a blast! Anna Grace and Kate clicked almost instantly! They played under the table while we talked. At one point Anna Grace said "We can be best friends!" and Kate said "Ok! But, What is your name again?"  It was seriously hilarious and we all had a good laugh! We talked about how Andrew, Charlie, and Grace had done since coming home! They have all done amazingly well! We are blessed! We also talked about meeting up again. It was just so nice to finally meet Emily in person after years of hoping to meet! Once we finished eating we went outside and took a few pictures just to document that we finally saw each other and to get a picture together! {I have waited forever to have a picture with Emily!} Adoption has changed my life in so many ways and I have met so many amazing friends through it!
Thanks Emily, Pam, and Kate for taking time to come see us!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

4 years Old

It is crazy to think that 1 year ago this child was still in China, in an orphanage and had no idea he had a Mommy, Daddy, 2 Sisters, and 2 brothers loving him across the world.
Here are his 4 year old pictures...

'Powa Ranga!'

Oh the difference a year makes...