Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love the Church

This past weekend friends and I went to the Love the Church conference in Asheville, NC. Throughout the weekend we heard talks from Doug Phillips, Andy Davis, Scott Brown, Paul Washer, Joe Morecraft and many more. 

Mr. and Mrs. H talking with Mr. and Mrs. Brown

Mr. Smith deciding which breakout session to attend.


Paul Washer gave two talks: "The Nature of Conversion" and "The Tests of Conversion". Both of these caused me to search my own heart. 

Everyone ate together in the cafeteria.

Mrs. S and Christine

Doug Phillips about to to give a talk on the "Para-church Paradox."

Joel Beeke spoke about "Cherishing the Church."

I took lots and lots of notes!

Mr. Washer gave a funny story about wrestling an anaconda.

We met new friends.

 The Kendall family sang for us a couple of times and did an amazing job.

The last night we gathered together and sang hymns and fellowshipped.

As the night went on the group dwindled...

We woke up Sunday morning to the delightful surprise of a winter wonderland!!! A perfect ending to an amazing weekend. I thought about how God washes His Church as white as snow. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Last week I did a shoot for this lovely young lady, Mallory.  I love Mallory. :)


This captures Mallory's personality. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Half Iron Man

Lat weekend Carter increased his sprint triathlon to a half ironman. He ran in the Beach to Battleship Ironman. This includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Yikes.
I think this looks kinda funny, a bunch of blue balls in the water.

Mother dear waiting along the last stretch. 

You can't really see him but this is at the end about to cross the finish line.

Dad and Carter

With a time of 5:56, Carter won 1st place in his age group. He received a plaque made from the old teak original deck of the battleship.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Two weeks ago my mom and I along with another mom and daughter headed to Texas to visit some friends and visit their church. 
On our way down we stopped in Alabama and stayed with some friends my mom knew in college.

Texas art.

On Monday our host family held a lovely tea and invited several families with girls our age so we could meet them. 

Hangin' out during the tea

The moms had fun too. :)

You can't see us but there were four of us that loved photography and we were all posing with our cameras

Jacob, son of our lovely hosts.


Mrs. C. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home!
This is Fritz, he was very sweet and has another miniature dachsund friend who is dark brown named Heidi.

On Thursday we went to the historical home of Ima Hogg (imagine having that name!). Every room in her house is a different time period. Very interesting decorating style!

And the house is pink.

Evangeline (and baby Abigail :)) and Mom.

After Ima Hogg we headed to The Galleria, a fancy shopping center. Mom thought this ring above the intersection looked like it belonged in outer space.

All the stoplights in Texas were sideways, though I suppose it makes sense because of the wind. I still think it looks strange, I prefer them vertical.

My delicious lunch at a French restaurant in The Galleria

Mom thought this was adorable and was determined to get a picture of it. It was so funny to watch Mia trying to get some dessert off her mama's plate.   

Driving through Louisiana, there were lots and lots of swamps. I had never seen anything that looked like this before.

This was the first time I've driven across the Mississippi.

On our way home we stopped again in Alabama with another college friend of mom's. They had this adorable kitten that we were extremely tempted to take with us. Unfortunately Dad would not have thought that was such a great idea...

The sunrise as we drove out of Alabama on our last leg of the journey home after a fabulous trip.