Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Word for 2014

Every year I ask the Lord for a word about the coming year. Not what the news says, not what the economy says, but what God says about the year to come. And the faithful God that He is, He has always graciously answered this prayer. So this year it came a few days ago while I was reading Psalms 37
Delight yourself in the Lord
Dream big

Inherit the land
Sounds like the sweet life to me :)
So, tonight as I ring in the New Year with my little bff Shannie...

...and my handsome man Jazzy.
(along with the rest of the pack of course)   

 I’ll be delighting myself in the Lord, dreaming big and walking into 2014 ready to take the land. Hope you will be doing the same.
Happy New Year Everyone!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Some of mine...

…I mean Shannie’s favorite toys this Christmas.

The La Dee Da dog... Miss La Bun.

 Snoopy through the years plush collection.

 And these cuties are bookends!

I know there’s a little bit of a theme going on here…Santa must be a dog lover ;)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

So this is Christmas!

 Waylon is feeling a wee bit confused…


Sorry this was just too cute… I had to post two blog posts today. 

Dear Richard,

  My love I can't believe I'm going on my second Christmas without you. I hope I'm making you proud. I'm trying to live our dreams....some days are still so hard.  But I hear you in my heart cheering me on so I continue to move forward.  I really do trust God, that there was a reason I have to walk this part of my journey without you here. I trust in the bigger picture we often talked about. Can't say I like it! But I know in the end it will all make senses.  When it gets very overwhelming I often see your face silently mouthing "I adore you". Like you did in the hallway, just before you walking out the door for the lasts time.  Thank you for leaving me such sweet memories. They truly do carry me. Honey I know you would be so proud of our loved ones, so many amazing things have happened in the last 16 months. My family is so healed and whole again ....like we so often prayed for.  Our church family and Mama Angel would bring you to tears of joy at how they are standing strong. Oh and your Bobby....he is a fire that won't be contained ....he's bring them in baby!  But most of all our grand baby's! Oh my love, they are going to do amazing things for the Lord!  We are all going to run the race...we are all goings o finish well ...then we are all going to spend eternity never having to part again....celebrating our sweet Jesus!  Until then kiss Jesus and give Him the biggest Birthday hug for me. You are still both my two favorite guys and always will be ;)

 PS. Woke up to Bobby plowing the driveway, you know what that means sweetheart.... it's a white Christmas!  Made it a little hairy getting home from the beautiful candlelight service at church last night... I know I don't have to tell you how awesome that was, because I know you were there! The weatherman told us it wasn't going to be a white Christmas ....So tell Jesus thank you....it's HIS birthday party and it can snow if HE wants it to!  LOL
 Merry Christmas
Love lightning 
And I adore you too!

Your beloved Anna

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Warm snow

I took my little buddy Jasper in the studio with me today while I was getting ready for a shoot.  And being the hound that he is, it didn’t take him long to find the doggie toy I use during shoots to get puppy’s to look at the camera. He grabbed it and ran behind some props….the squeaker gave him away.

I love his little face when he realized I spied him…

We have had a lot of snow here over the last few weeks. So I’m guessing that’s why he chose to play in the fake fluffy snow of the studio…it’s just a warmer version of his dog yard to him…lol

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How I play...

On a snowed in day...

We spent the day digging out from the storm. And of courses we had to use this winter wonderland as a prop for some photo's.
You know the saying… 
the shoemakers kids go barefoot? Meaning your loved ones are the last to benefit from whatever your vocation is. Well that doesn’t
  apply to photographers. lol

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snuggle socks

Shannie and I love being snowed in together…

 Between romps in the snow with the puppy’s… and cups of hot coco, we will be snuggling in the waterbed watching theses...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I don't want to survive

I stood in the shower this morning crying to God…."please take me home!".  Some days the pain is still so raw.  I know as a child of God that is such a selfish prayer. I know somewhere deep down inside of me I don’t really mean it.  It’s like someone in physical pain who just wants relief.
So as my tears mixed with the shower water that was pounding me in the face, a line I heard in a movie flooded my mind…
“I don’t want to survive….I want to live.”
So I got dressed, grabbed my camera and went to one of my favorite little spots.
I’m trying to live… not just survive…
Some days the only way I know how to do that is to find beauty through the lens of my camera…

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dear Santa...

Shannie and I found what we want for Christmas. We hope you’re a blog reader and get this little hint. ;)

P.S. Please overlook any naughtiness you may have spied when we found these. We really weren’t trying to pull them out and take them….hehehehe
So ho ho ho  and yabba dabba doo…see ya soon.
Your two favorite very "GOOD" girls always,
Shannie and Grammy

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mr.& Mrs. Santa Paws

Well it is December and we are breaking out the festive apparel from the get go!

 Yes all my doxiholic friends you are spying Dachshunds all over that dress.

 We even accessorized to match :)