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Cross Family Portraits!

Sometimes it’s hard being a photographer because I’m WAY critical of the pictures that other people take of me. Part of it is that I just don’t like how I look in pictures and another part of it is that I’m always thinking of how I would have done it. Stan and I set up my camera on a tripod today to take some family pictures of us with Buddy. I’m not thrilled about how these turned out, but here they are!

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Just a couple pics from Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving – I’m still enjoying the 4-day weekend! My parents just left and I thought I’d get a couple of pictures up real quickly so that my cousins can see them – Hi, family.
It was really fun visiting with my family this weekend. My uncle and aunt just bought a beautiful property in North Texas and built a magnificent house on it. This is where we had Thanksgiving this year. I enjoyed getting to spend some time with my cousins’ kids – they are the cutest, smartest, most fun kids in the world and I love them! It’s so fun to have kids in the family again and it’s really neat to see my cousins raising their own kids.
This is Preston, he’s my cousin Dave and his wife Kim’s son. We really hit it off. He’s scratching his head here.

This is Katie – she’s my cousin Michele and her husband Michael’s daughter. She loves taking pictures and, shhhhh, she’s getting her own digital camera for Christmas! This made me so happy – I think it’s one of the best gifts you can give a little kid. ๐Ÿ™‚ She takes pictures like this because she has a hard time closing one eye so that she can see through the viewfinder. I tried to show her how to do it, but she prefers to cover her eye with her other hand and, if it works, why not?!

There were many hilarious things that happened – as there always are when we all get together, but my favorite quote of the weekend was when Katie said to me:
“Stacy, let’s race. I’m going to beat you. I’m fast and you’re slow. That’s because I am a little kid and you’re an old adult and I have a lot more energy than you.”

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Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is tomorrow and words cannot express how deeply thankful I am this year. (It’s about to get sappy…..proceed with caution!)

No matter what is going on in my life – how great or small the events in my world seem – I have always had everything I’ve needed. I’m so thankful to know a God that is kind, loving, near, compassionate, and forgiving without end. He has given me joy and peace like I’ve never known.

I’m thankful for all my family (Stan, Buddy, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Bethy, Dianne, and Stan III especially!) and for all of you, my dear friends. My life is rich, and full of fun and love because of you all. My cup overflows. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s wishing you all a joyful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

Much love,

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Hope group babies!

Stan and I went to our small group through our church that we go to each week. Several of our friends in the group have little babies and every week I think dang, look how cute these kids are, I cannot believe I forgot my camera AGAIN!!! Well, guess what folks, I remembered this week! I had to get just a couple of pictures up because I know their hot mommas will be wanting to see these. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, this is a sneak peek . . . many more coming soon! (I have to sleep sometime, people!!)

Hugs – S

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