Monday, February 24, 2014

modern technology...

I remember reading somewhere a few days ago that modern technology mostly the smartphone is slowly tearing families apart. That parents attention is not fully being in the moment with their kids because they are to quick to respond to the sound of an incoming text or email. How great moments are put on pause for that quick photo added to instragram or a quick break for a Facebook update. How kids are asking to play games rather then interact with each other. While I do find this very valid point I have to say as a kid I too had my ways of "escaping" family time, it was called a book :)
Lets be honest even with out smart phones it is sometimes hard to be fully there and not be running through your to do list in your mind. Well maybe that is is just me and now I have gotten off track. What I really wanted to say is that in this time of year especially, that modern technology has brought us closer! With my hard working husband, tax season means many late nights at the office and Saturdays too. For the kids and I we really miss him yes we know how much he loves us and is willing to work hard for his family and take good care of his clients but we still miss him. Without our iphones we would just go about our night  and off to bed while dad worked away, instead we get face time. The kids tell daddy all about their day and sometimes I even learn new things they hadn't told me about yet. They laugh, tell jokes, ask daddy about his day too. It truly is touching to watch. So while yes modern technology can cause some distance and a change to the way we communicate in can also bring this...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Janelle and Chris Preview

Monday I had the great pleasure of taking picture of a sweet couple who's first child is due this May. They are in town visiting some of their  awesome family  and asked me to take some pictures before they head home. Considering they have been living in Arizona for awhile now they were real troopers in the rain.
   My husband first meet Janelle when she was in grade school as she was the youngest sister of a good friend of his. I got to know Janelle better when Brian and I were leading the youth praise band at church.  I will never forget the late nights we spent talking with her and her close friends at a CIY conference one year. We are both blessed by her and her family in many ways! I really just meet Chris but I can tell you in just the short time we were all together I learned he is a genuine person who really loves his wife! Someone I can see anyone getting along with, you know,  just a truly kind person. Plus if Janelle picked him out he has to be a great guy right? Thank you both for a wonderful morning.

   You two are going to be amazing parents!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow Day 2

Painting in the snow, snow icecream, old fashioned sled, and more snowball fights! The best part was Brian made it home after having to stay at work all night!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snow day 1

 Just a few favorites from day1 of the snow storm. Hard to believe just last week we were up playing soccer at the park.

Little Miss C watching the snow and waiting to go outside.


Each day we found a different kind of sled would work better! so thankful for neighbors who shared as we have none. Day one the disk type sled worked great but that was the only day it worked well.

Snowball fights never stopped! On the last day of the storm even the adults joined in :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sunny February...

The first few days of February were so sunny and bright! We spent lots of time playing soccer in the neighborhood, practicing roller skating, and even some tennis. We love our neighbors and all the kids have so much fun together! We have also enjoyed the big hike up to the park to kick the soccer ball around. I love theses sunny days!