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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Amberly and Job

Merry Belated Christmas everyone : ) I seriously feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted something on here… in reality, forever has been a little over 2 weeks. Christmas was amazing and hopefully I’ll be able to do a post with some pictures from our holidays after New Years… but I shouldn’t make any promises : ) The posts in the upcoming weeks will be sporadic at best, because we start traveling for Jason’s job again starting next week so we’ll be in and out a lot.

Amberly and Job were married on a cold, beautiful day in November. This was one of those strange experiences where I didn’t get to meet the bride and groom until the day of the wedding, which is always a little weird and sad. It’s always really nice to get comfortable with each other beforehand during the engagement pictures… plus then by the wedding day the couple are pros at all the posey stuff. Thankfully, Amberly was a great girl with a completely agreeable personality. The saddest part of her day was that her fiance Job was all kinds of sick, which I think would be the most awful thing to be dealing with on your wedding day. But he was definitely a trooper and put on a good face for pictures! Thank you for that Job : )

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Thank heaven for little girls…

It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve gotten to take pictures of little people… much less little girls : ) I’ve missed it so much. There is nothing so wonderful as close-ups of those little faces… everything about them is so adorable and so dear. Elizabeth and Allie were the epitome of little girls in their pink and polka-dotted dresses, having a tea party with tiaras in their pretty pink room. Pink was a recurring theme, as I’m sure you’ll pick up on in the pictures : ) I met their Mom Jill through Sally, who seems to be my ever faithful advocate (which I am so grateful for!). They were such a sweet family. This song is so precious and felt appropriate for kids… I love Zee Avi!

 

 

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The McCoys

This one is really special to me… because I love these people so very much. I feel like the best way to explain it is with the song I picked for their slideshow… because while the title is realistically inappropriate, the words seem so figuratively appropriate in so many facets. I’m not sure if that even makes sense… but I know they’ll get it. To my knowledge, none of these dear and precious people have green eyes… but it doesn’t matter to me. Savannah has been that rare breed of friend to me that I never expected to find. I wish I could articulate it the way it really is or say something profound and poetic but I don’t think I really can adequately do so. I sometimes find myself watching a movie or listening to a song like this and randomly crying because it reminds me of this irreplaceable person in my life who waits with me for 20 minutes in the store while I decide between the green shirt vs. the brown one… or who lets me be sad without making me talk about why I am. This person who understands why music like this moves my soul, even though we don’t really know how to explain it.

And all at the same time that it feels appropriate for my friend, it feels just as appropriate for the most sincere love and admiration that I know exists between the people in this family. Melinda loves her girls so intensely and honestly… there are a couple of lines in the song that to me epitomize the way that I imagine she must feel about them… how a Mom must feel about her kids in general. “Cause I came here with a load, and it feels so much lighter since I met you… Honey you should know, that I could never go on without you…” and “Green eyes, you’re the one that I wanted to find… and anyone who tried to deny you must be out of there mind.” And the lovely thing is, I know Kelsey and Savannah feel the same way about her…there is such admiration and love for their Momma. I’m sure this is all sounds generic and cliche… the thing that people say about families as a whole. But I know… and see … and feel how true it is and it makes me cry thinking about how much they mean “Honey you should know, that I could never go on without you.” And of course, Gary too : ) I have to tell you … I already had this planned before I was privy to watching the Brown Belt performance! I love you all so much and hope you guys like these. Love darlings love…

 

 

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