Friday, June 19, 2009

Water Babies!

There is something blissfully simple and yet profoundly memorable about summer days spent around a backyard wading pool. I remember running down our backyard hill with reckless abandon to jump into the small pool, swimming on our stomachs in circles for what must have been hours, giggling til our cheeks hurt. I've heard it said that having children is like reliving your childhood, and I am finding that to be true in so many ways. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few thousand!

Oh so serious!
Now he gets the idea
And now that there's a ball involved, yes please!

Check out the cool water I captured near Emma's leg. Have I said anything lately about how much I love my camera?!

Does this picture not say mischief?!! Just look at her expression!
Nothing like swimming to get those tummy's growling. And lunch outside makes clean-up a snap!


Monday, June 15, 2009

My Boys

Look at this big boy! I never thought he'd grow out of his pack n play at nine months of age! He's a monster I tell you!Okay, if you just had a blond moment and believed the above statement, here's the truth. This is the girl's baby doll pack n play! Pretty realistic toys they make these days eh!

And this picture epitomizes an afternoon nap for a daddy. You never know who you'll wake up next to. The girls thought daddy needed a friend to sleep with.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Six Years!

Happy Anniversary Travis! Six years ago today, at this very moment, about 11:00am, I was standing at the entrance to the sanctuary, waiting for the Anne of Green Gables theme song to start playing. I remember how elated I felt, light as a feather, could not wipe the smile off my face. When I looked at you as I was coming down the isle, flashes of our life together kept moving across my mind. Our honeymoon, our first home together, having children, vacations, every day life, growing in the Lord together. Just know that reality has been the fulfillment of those hopes my love. Yes, sometimes harder than those optimistic, naive dreams, but also much richer and deeper in blessing than I could have imagined. It sounds cliche, but I truly mean it when I say, I love you more today than I did on our wedding day! I know you more, and I have witnessed your love for me, anchored on a foundation of forgiveness and choosing to see the best in me, withstand the winds of my ugliness and weakness and have seen my love do the same for you. That is the stuff of love for a lifetime. Til death do us part, yes, that's what we have! For better or worse, you've got me babe! I look forward to the rest of our lives together sweet man, and realizing what this journey God has for us will bring.
Always, Your Sarah


Friday, June 05, 2009

Nana's Visit

My mom came up for a summer visit this week. It's always such a treasured time, having her here. We do life as usual, but it's somehow richer and better. Her extra hands and arms and heart are a sweet retreat, even amidst the usual tasks of a day. We did get to do something out of the ordinary last night however. Last night, just she and I went to a local fund-raising production of Pride and Prejudice and had an absolute blast! We sat in the front row, right in the center, such a treat! The actors were amazing, made us laugh and captured our hearts. It was such a good getaway for me. We love you Nana! Until your next visit...(Above: My favorite picture in our goofy photo shoot in the back yard!)