Saturday, December 19, 2009

she is such a joy...

meet ada joy... born October 20th 2009. She is the brand new adopted daughter of one of my best friends here in Greeneville. Ever since the Koppins were first married, Brett and Carrie, had a tug on their hearts for adoption. They have a biological daughter named Mary Elizabeth who is 4 now and also very excited about adoption of a brother or sister.
Traveling this adoption road with them has been a blessing to many people. God showed his provision time after time. there were also many times of questioning, trials of faith and patience, but in the end this family has been given the best little gift in Ada Joy.
She truly is a JOY to this family and also to the families around her. This little lady is going to grow up knowing LOVE that is for sure. the love of MANY families and the love of her heavnly father.
the girls and i came over for a play day with mary elizabeth and ada and i just couldnt resist getting my camera out for an unofficial photo shoot.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

Thursday, December 17, 2009

finally a new post...

wow it has been awhile. i will catch you all up here in a little while. but for now you can see some new pics over at bwid potography.

Monday, November 16, 2009

flying high

we played outside and enjoyed the AMAZING weather last night as we waited for daddy to get home from his trip to florida. i pushed brenna and garret on the tire swing for a long time. the longer she was on the higher she wanted to go! (just like her big brother)
after awhile garret got off and started pushing brenna himself. she loved every minute of flying high while her brother pushed.

i hope you all are enjoying these wonderful days. it is hard to believe that thanksgiving is right around the corner! and then christmas is not far behind. wow the time flies.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

greeneville craft sale

this weekend 3 friends and i entered a craft show here in greeneville. today was the first day. we had a blast and even sold a few things. i think our booth turned out really cute. people seemed to be really impressed with everything but we didnt make a lot of big sales. oh well. we still had a great time and we have a whole nother day to go tomorrow. so here is what we looked like. our name was "Sew.Hip.Kids"
we had dresses, aprons, hair bows, head bands, paci clips, hooded towels, felt play food, boys tie shirts, burp cloths and diaper bag/luggage tags.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


a beautiful evening for family pics. dont you think so? see more here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


is this family beautiful or what?

halloween fun

this picture isnt technically correct but it so speaks to how this past week has been a blur of halloween "fun". tuesday we carved pumpkins and went to garrets school for "halloween halls". the teachers and students decorate the halls and then the kids can come and trick or treat. it is a lot of fun.
here are the kids with their pumpkins
the girls were 80's rock stars

and garret was johnny apple seed.
thursday raelyn had her class halloween party. brenna and i joined her. here she is with her cutie pie little friends.
then on friday morning we did truck or treat with our MOPS group. this is always a ton a fun for the kids.
and then on friday night, us adults had some fun too. we had a party with some of our family friends and all the adults dressed up. dave and i were 80's rock stars too! we had a blast.
then to finish it all off we trick or treated a final time on saturday. some good friends invited up over to their neighborhood. i can say i am officially halloween out! hope you all had a good one.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

brennas little birthday party was this past sunday afternoon. we had a lollipops and pinwheels party.
i set up a little "candy shoppe" for the decorations

i found this really cool, make your own pinwheel kit, on oriental trading's website
made a fun fondant cake

brenna looked cute as can be in her polka dots and adidas shoes
showing off her fancy pinwheel

working hard making another one. she loves to color right now and asks to do it all day long

blowing out the candles
getting tired out
one more lollipop

brenna has been so cute this week. she really understood better that it was her birthday. she would sing "happy birthday to brenna" all day for the past week. she makes us laugh everyday.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

two year pictures

i loaded up the kids the other afternoon and took them to a spot to take some photos. i got a new lens and have been wanting to practice all the time. i wanted to get some good 2 year old pictures of brenna. the kids did pretty good. half way through i put garret and rae back in the car with a movie and snacks while i finished up with brenna. it is really hard to keep track of everyone with my head in the viewfinder. the leaves were so beautiful, the wind was blowing like crazy and the sun was warm... it was a great afternoon.

she loved throwing the leaves over the fence
then we changed our clothes and put on a new dress from gram. you can check out more of her stuff here.

it got really windy for a few minutes, i dont think she liked it very much but it made for some really cute expressions.

it is hard to believe my "baby" is two. she just seems so grown up all of a sudden.
more pics here.