Monday, July 30, 2007

More ... of us...

Friday, July 27, 2007

THIS is going over my mantle!

You get plans in your head... a certain emotion, a certain size, of course a certain set of outfits for the kids..... i had it ALL planned.....

a new beach shot .. of my kids.

I even had back up.. a sweet family vacationed with us and were there to "help" corral the Mosura Kids into the same photo frame... (if you don't understand why i need "backup" then you haven't meet the lively wonderful three... :))

SO.. there we are.. everything was PERFECT! The MOST perfect cloud rolled in to soften the light, the beach was EMPTY of tourists, the hubby was even WANTING pictures of him and the kids...(hubbys RARELY want photos.. so this was incredible!)

just about when i was ready to start clicking the shutter...
as i was thanking GOD for the fabulous moment and opportunity with my own family...

JUST then...

the wave came.

And that was all it took.
Mason shorts received a refreshing splash and he was not thrilled. I don't quite have a grasp on talking a three year old OUT of having a fit, losing his mind, crying uncontrollably... so we went with it.

and i captured life.

Life for a sweet boy who doesn't like to be wet.,,who really likes his underoos.. and always has, and i hope he always does....
Life for me.. as FIRST a mom... a mom who LOVES my babies and HATES theirs tears.. except when those tears bring these babies into my arms for comfort.

So we shed the shorts and shook the salt water tears into the sea of salt water.
(see the tears??? )

and I realized that my plan for the mantle. That is just NOT important. Having the perfect portrait, even though i AM a photographer.. well, the perfect portrait wasn't going to happen. Thank goodness too.. Because if i HAD captured the PERFECT BEACH PORTRAIT.. then i would have missed this....

my mason
on the beach
consoled and calmed
and dry.
with memories of this
in my heart
for ever.
Not a mantle piece to be replaced
not a prize winning beach blog shot
but heart sown memories of my baby at three at the beach.

takes MY Mama breath away and restores my heart with love and love and love and love and love.

i miss the beach already.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Mosura Boys...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Love is.... Ryan and Jase

What a precious wedding they had!

looking over them images.. I began to crave my favorite bible verse.... it goes like this.

1 Corinthians 13 : 4 - 13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Congratulations Ryan and Jase! Best wishes for a lifetime!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Little More of Sweet Libby....

The Redwine Boys...

I had a great time yesterday in their home... thanks Caleb for helping me with Landon.. you are a GREAT brother!

The Carruth Family

Precious Rainey Boys....

Ok... STOP! I know I am on a roll posting images from these summer sessions... BUT.. there is something in this PARTICULAR images... that I just must say.

They wear us thin, they test our sanity, they push us to the line....
but when we look back
years from now...
it is images like this that will taste sweet like honey to our hearts.
it is the images of brothers.
So complete around each other.
So competely at home next to the other.

These images is what our tomorrow will use to remember today.

My favorite most favorite part of this portrait...

their toes.
Cute curled up, twisted around the other ...
little boy, stinky, sticky, wrinkled skin toes.

Lil Libby....

Miss Olivia and Miss Caroline...

from this morning....

Thursday, July 19, 2007