We FINALLY were able to get out of the house and explore Charlotte, NC with the kids. But first things first, we needed haircuts, some fun outfits, and NEW family pictures taken ASAP. Remember the photographer, Heather Marie Photography, that took pictures with Jerik? She was one of the first to find out that we were losing him and then she was one of the first people I called when we found out about Daeston. I asked if she would be willing to take our pictures again but this time with the whole family! She was SO excited and I couldn't wait to hug her in person again! You know those people that God brings into your life at the most perfect time? It was her. God knew I needed her when we lost Jerik, and He knew I would need her all over again through this adoption. The most beautiful thing, she is STILL a part of my life. She has 4 blonde, blue eyed boys and a beautiful baby girl! I just only wished we lived closer so we could let our kids run around like crazy together while chat and take lots of pictures of our beautiful chaos! I love how God brought us together, and she will be a friend for life.
Want to know another really AWESOME thing? God brought SNOW to North Carolina, so it was only fitting to get some pictures outside since snow is pretty much our life back at home. To top it off, we went back to the same location where we took our pictures with Jerik. A place that held so many memories already. Although it just snowed days prior, it was a beautiful day in the 60's so it was perfect picture weather. Our kids had a blast running around in the snow and it made for a beautiful, pure white backdrop!
This picture is still one of my favorites and I only wish I could fly her here every year to capture our family and how it has grown. These pictures show what family and love are all about. I don't think I will ever forget that day and the JOY that filled my heart. I already plan to fly back to North Carolina and have her shoot our family pictures in that SAME spot again someday!
Hi, I'm Kansas! I wish we could be doing this face to face over coffee. Maybe someday, till then this will have to do!