Monday, March 29, 2010

a celebration for a baby boy


Here are some pics from the baby shower I got to have for Lincoln.
There's nothing quite like celebrating something big in your life with people who are genuinely excited right along with you. It was so awesome.


Cutie welcome sign!

A-M-A-Z-ING
banner that is up in Lincoln's room now

yummy food

one of my favorite gifts!


wonderful hostesses...thank you all for your love & time

sister & step-mom who drove from Austin for the shower
I just have to mention that it was incredibly special for me to have them at the shower. Not once have I had a family member attend any shower I've had thrown for me since I got engaged. This meant a lot to me.

me & Christie


Melissa & Angie

cutest daughter in the world & her mommy


Manon & Amber

Lindsey...
I couldn't believe it when she told me she was going to leave Ft. Worth at 4am in the morning to get to the shower on time and then leave Lubbock 12 hours later to return home. What a blessing to my heart.


Lincoln's goodies from the shower

Thank you everyone who came! It means so much.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

obedience

My nephew Jace was baptized this past Sunday. A complete overflow of joy doesn't quite describe how my heart feels right now. As I gaze upon this picture I see a young man coming out of the cleansing blood of Christ. I see a young man who has walked with the Lord since he was a small boy. More than walked really...he's practically been on a full out sprint since about the age of 10. He's read through the Bible twice, witnesses to everyone (including family members), and is more aware of the Spirit within him than most adult Christians I know (including myself). Now here he is as a 14 year old making a public profession of the faith he has sought long and hard to test & prove.

Truth. That's what this picture says to me. Truth.

Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness. Then John consented.
Mt. 3:15

Jace, I'm so proud of your decision to get baptized. You are following Christ's example in so many ways & this is one more step in that obedience. I know the past few months have been extremely hard for you. Keep calling upon our Lord to go to battle for you.

I love you sweet nephew.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Belly pics

I have to brag a little bit about Lezlie, our photographer. I first ran across Lezlie's work on a friend's blog & contacted her to see if she'd shoot Annerson's maternity pics for us. We drove to Amarillo for the first time to shoot with her back in July of 2008 and immediately fell in love with her heart & personality. She is a strong believer who seeks to glorify God as a mom, wife & photographer.

Since then we have used her to do all our pictures. There are many amazing local photographers which would be more convenient to use, but we are always more than pleased with the pics Lezlie captures of us. It is well worth the 2 hour distance hurdle for us to continue to use her. We recently asked Lezlie if she'd be willing to start coming to Lubbock to shoot our sessions so we can get familiar places in our home and around town. Of course she eagerly agreed. Lezlie is a blast to work with. Lex & I "offer" a lot of suggestions as to what kind of shots we want and Lezlie always takes our ideas and runs with them. The pics she delivers exceed our expectations.

As always, thanks Lezlie for your heart for photography. You allow us to hold onto beautiful moments in our life through the images you capture.

Here are the maternity pics we did 3 weeks ago.











By the way...baby's name is Lincoln Walker.
I think I failed to put that on the blog.




A few from Annerson's maternity pics.
Notice the stark difference in the tone of the pics.
Each session is so unique with her. Never the same.