Friday, July 11, 2014
I'm sitting here enjoying the cool summer breeze wafting through my windows -- and kind of shocked that I haven't posted since May! Traveling, birthday celebrations, planting a small garden (if you can call eight plants a garden!), spending time with family, walking to the park, putting food on the table, and a host of other things have kept me on my toes and loving life. Hope y'all are finding beauty wherever this summer finds you!
Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Posted by Bethany at 2:51 PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
sweet little two year old
Quite the chatterbox, she is adding new words to her vocabulary daily and keeps me smiling in amusement. Yesterday while eating supper, she plugged her ears then looked at Daddy with those big blue eyes: "Can you hear me, Daddy? Can you hear me?" Moments like this remind me I need to start recording these quips in a book before I forget them!
What's a photo shoot without at least one silly face?
I'm so thankful for this sweet and spunky girlie who calls me Mommy.
Life is so precious and such a miracle.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Due to scattered showers the past several days, Ari's official two year photo shoot has been put off until next week, but a picture was needed for a blog post on the family blog. I didn't have anything very recent of just her, so yesterday while Caden was sleeping we took 6.4 minutes to snap a few photos. (Hello, front door being an awesome backdrop!)
I came away with quite the variety of faces -- some of which made me laugh and also realize how impossible it is to capture the personality of my two year old in just one photo.
Where did my baby go?
Enter: the second picture I snapped.
She's already hamming it up for the camera!
the windblown look
my little lady!
she loves to spin in circles
(I think she looks like her little Beasley cousins in this picture)
Always ready with a smile or laugh, this girlie brings so much sunshine into our lives!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What happens when my grandparents come visit for a few days?
The days are filled with adorable kiddo moments that make us all laugh, yummy cookies in the kitchen, games and teasing around the table, and countless memories to recall and stories to tell.
I'm so thankful my children have the opportunity to spend time with these dear people who were such a big part of my childhood and continue to be such a blessing in my life!
Here are a few adorable smiles and precious moments that happened in my living room this week:
telling great-grandpa stories
showing great-grandpa her puzzles
sweet snuggles with great-grandma
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
It was such a delight to make a trip to Nebraska last month -- not only to spend time with family, but also to photograph an amazingly gorgeous wedding of a sweet friend.
(And I couldn't have done it without the help of sisters who were willing to watch my new baby, as well as Kori, who was my assistant and an immense blessing!)
The couple chose a nearby field for a photo location. What they hadn't counted on was an especially cold morning and bone-chilling wind! Br-rr-r. Yet they braved the elements saying "Oh, the pictures will be worth it!"
Here are a few (and then several more) of my favorites...
What a delight and honor to capture the adoring glances they gave each other.
"The bridegroom rejoices over his bride..."
The reception decorations and details were phenomenal!
Congratulations, Matthew and Betsy!