Friday, January 9, 2009

christmas in catawaba

this picture was a long time in the making.


two horses in a field or 'a blessing'

walking off into the sunset

gaga and saida (she got dressed in the dark)

meme's barn

20 people crammed into that house.

saida goes country

uncle don and hilina

matt and ivy

Monday, January 5, 2009

christmas part 1 of 3 north carolina!

my sister came and picked the kids and i up in virginia to bring us home for a few days. i didn't seem to take many pictures because i was short an extra set of hands as ben was still in the city hard at work. i didn't get any of the kids uncles - my brother, and uncle sean who was so sweet with my girls especially, snuggling them while watching the simpsons. my brother is known in our family as the baby whisperer but judah is still so chill that his services weren't required as much. i was so happy to be home even if for such a short time. i never lived there (my family ended up there) but as an army brat i really couldn't care less "where" home is so long as my family is there.
grandma emmy

here's my mom apologizing to judah for his big head (i think my poor uterus deserves an apology too)

grandma donna and "balthy" as he is affectionately known

peyton swinging

hilina and ash

hilina and bryce (bryce is my cousin's son which makes him my second cousin, right? so that makes him the kid's...third cousin? second cousin once removed? absolutely adorable? yes!

trying to open presents.

my family is so awesome they had christmas dinner early so the kids and i could be there!