But my lazy days are officially behind me now. My wonderful friend (and in my opinion, one of THE greatest photographers/artists in the WORLD) Amanda Summerlin of http://www.amandasummerlin.blogspot.com/ managed to throw up a multitude of posts while refinishing her office so my lame excuses just won't cut it anymore.
I want you to meet my friends.....Melissa, Destiny and Grace. I call them my friends because I truly like each one of them individually. This isn't one of those deals when you meet a family and you take some of the not-so-nice ones because you really like the other one(s). You can just tell by looking at them that they are sweet people.
We met Des first (affectionately referred to as "Des" or "Dorstiny" by our family) when she came to Rachel's 9th birthday party. She was as quiet as a church mouse. In fact, we weren't sure that she could speak for the first two or three years that we knew her. She and Rachel quickly became fast friends and she was a chosen member of our family whether she wanted to be or not! We've watched her grow and we looked up one day and realized that this sweet, quiet little girl had turned into a gorgeous young lady (I sound like my grandmother calling someone a "young lady" but that's all that I can adequately say to describe how much she's changed!). The even more cool thing about her is that she's as sweet and wonderful on the inside as she is on the outside. She's proven to be a wonderful, trusted friend and we absolutely love her!
The whole "photo shoot" started out as Melissa's request for me to do a few pictures for their Christmas card. As soon as I saw how fun they were going to be, we went with it and Grace incorporated some of her ideas for poses. That's when the real fun started!
I'm sure that you've heard of "sisterly love" but I decided to throw in a few shots to demonstrate it in action!
And just when you thought that the fighting was about to begin, here is the sisterly love that I was talking about......
Don't ever doubt that there's love at this house!
Here's more proof that beauty runs in the family...
We're hoping to find a day soon to get Dad in some pictures so stay tuned for more of these guys to come!
Who would have ever guessed that one quiet little girl at a birthday party would have brought such wonderful friends into our lives and our hearts?
I hope that all of this family's wishes come true!
Thanks for everything guys! We love you!