Picture Day: Part Two

Last week Ang wrote a post about how it was time to update our pictures.  We have been hiding behind our ski goggles long enough!   April Gallagher at https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyaprilgallagher used her amazing skills to make us look better than the “everyday us”.  She does such fantastic work if you need makeup for a special date night, wedding, or prom, check out her page! The day was a little drizzly, typical for the PNW, but we were able to get some good lighting with Heather Boren @ heatherboren.com.  She is a very talented photographer who has good vision and beautiful results.  So we of course wanted pictures on the porch.  We really wanted to post it side by side of the picture of my great grandma Mamie.  How fun is that?  These pictures are a century apart.  So cool to connect with the great grandma I never knew.

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We like the house in the background in this one.

It seemed so funny doing headshots, I don’t think I have done that since my wedding pictures!   But that was just a few years ago….hahaha!!!!  Now that we had them done, I love them both.  So if you are a mommy out there, always the one behind the camera, take a few minutes to get pictures of YOU!  One day your kids and grandkids will thank you.

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Thanks April Gallagher and Heather Boren , we love you girls!

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It Started with a House

FINALLY, the day we had been waiting for had arrived!!! We sat in front of the window, patiently waiting.   There we sat, my kids and I.  With anticipation building for a few hours, we all bolted for the door at the first sign of them.  We couldn’t wait to see who our new friends were , we couldn’t wait to meet our new neighbors.   Quickly  the chatter began and Angie and I realized we had more in common than having kids the same ages.  Angie grew up in the same house that my great- grandfather had built. The house my grandfather was born in.  We had just met , yet we already had history together.  But the best was yet to come. I couldn’t have found a better friend to raise my kids next door to, to share my life with and to grow up with in my adult life.  God blessed me and my family that day that moving truck pulled in.  I couldn’t have created a better story if I tried.

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My great-grandmother Mamie standing on the porch of the house built by my great-grandfather in 1907.