Monday, October 27, 2014

Photo Shoot in the Woods with the Hernandez's

After church we went to a nature park with the Hernandez's. (some new friends of ours from church)
 Emily was the first one to get her picture taken... I didn't even have to tell her to smile at the camera! (the only thing I had to keep telling her was; "stop posing!" 

 Maybe my favorite of Emily

  Fine! if the girl wants to pose, let her pose!

 "Don't take so many [pictures]!"


 (as we are walking down the path after a torturous session of trying to get this child to smile normally he calls to me; "Susannah, take a picture of this..." and he poses as shown. *sigh*
My favorite of him! 

 That's better (another more "natural" shot (after our slightly less torturous but just as frustrating(for both of us) photo shoot.

 I like this one of Elizabeth (the next picture of her is my favorite of her "bubbly, silly side" and this is her "calm, shy side"

 about the third time that she asked me to take another picture of herself after her session. 
I know I said the other one might be my favorite... that was because I can't decide whether I like this one better or the other one. :-)

 "Take a picture of this!"

 Emily, "Elizabeth! each of us should stand on a stump and hold hands and Susannah can take a picture of our hands."
Well, I took a picture of their faces too. oh well. :)

 Mr Hernandez took our family photo

 I believe that Elijah was the hardest to photograph! (he wanted to go hang out with Julian... thankfully Julian got him to smile. lol)

 My favorite of Elijah

 Anthony was willing to pose but only for periods of 5-10 seconds... here is what I got...

bad lighting but I love his smile in this one.


 Then Mr and Mrs Hernandez took pictures of me... which was fun and  a little awkward....I haven't had someone other than my siblings or mom take a picture of just me since I was summer 2012) 

 I think this is my favorite of... um... me. :-)


 And of course when you go somewhere with another family the mothers want a group photo of all the kids.... 
Front row left to right: Anthony, Ellie, Gabby, Elizabeth, Levi, Emily
Back row left to right: me, Julian, Elijah

We had a great time!

Love & in Christ,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I Really Do Exist Still!

I haven't posted for a long time!!!
With school and all we've been pretty busy.
Tonight we have AWANA and Youth Group; then the rest of the week is pretty busy.
On the 31st of this month I, my grandma and my cousin Isaiah are going to drive to Indianapolis to see the play "Les Miserables" (I've never seen it!)  I think Isaiah is more excited about me driving to Indianapolis than I am!!!
We are doing a craft show in November; my grandparents from WI are coming to spend the night this Friday, we also have co-op this Friday; Trunk or Treat at Church next Wednesday. (we are helping run it.)

We were reading Psalm 27 this morning and I thought I would share some verses from it...

Vs 1: The Lord is my light and my salvation
    whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life—    of whom shall I be afraid?

Vs 3: Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

Vs. 8-9: My heart says of you, “Seek his face!
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.

Vs. 13-14: I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

I want to come up with a better title for my story "Serving Lois" more intriguing...
any suggestions?

Thanks! (HERE is the link to the story.. many changes have been made.)
Anyhoo... I'll try not to have such wide gaps between posts...

Have a great day!

Love & In Christ,

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Little brother

We were getting ready to go to the store. I hear noises in the basement and the light was on.  I went down the stairs intending to tell whoever it was that we were leaving soon and that they should get in the car. Instead I found a frustrated little boy looking for his wallet. He came up to me and said; "can you pray that I will find my wallet?" I agreed and sat down next to him, he wrapped his arms around my neck and closed his eyes while I prayed then smiled at me and said. "I'm gonna start upstairs again. " 
Melt. My. Heart. !!!!