Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.

I am most thankful for God's grace and salvation offered through Christ's sacrifice on the cross.  His righteousness covers me though I do not deserve it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Family Photo Shoot: October 29, 2011

Our friend, Mitzi Penick, is a fantastic photographer and we had the opportunity for her to work with our family several weeks ago. Mitzi has such a calming, peaceful spirit.  I have to say, it was the easiest, most relaxing photoshoot our family has ever experienced.  This was a "mini-session" so we were only there for 30 minutes (we usually shoot for an hour or longer), so the kids had a blast.  The location:  Two Rivers Park, a hidden treasure to us!  It was beyond gorgeous.  We shot right at 5:00 (just before sunset). The weather was perfect, the shoot was perfect...I was a happy Mama. 

I will post about this entire week soon, but you will see that my sitter from Texas, Gabby, is in several of our photos.  Gabby flew in from San Diego and stayed with our famiy for two weeks.  We had an amazing time with her and she is truly a part of our family, so it was special to include her in the photoshoot.  Gabby is incredible with the kids and one of the reasons the photoshoot was such a success!

To see more from Mitzi, check out Here are a few favorites from our special day:
                                                            Daddy with his favorite girls
                                                                   I LOVE this one! 
                                                        The whole family with Gabby
                                              Alex and Daddy's yearly "Sic 'Em Bears!" photo
                                                                   Carson, 3 years old

                                                                Mommy's masterpiece
                                                              The "Christmas Card" shot

                                                                        Handsome man

                                                   Beautiful girl with her best friend, Macy
                                                                 Our precious babies!
                                                           She melts me - I love her smile!

                                                             The Darby Fam, 2011

                                Carson had the best time!  He ran and played and was such a happy boy.

                                                                    Sweet moment

                                                             Kisses from my man!  :)

                                                          Precious moments captured
We are so thankful to have these photos - now it's Christmas card time.