Serving our Country

While I am resting comfortably at night, I think about the soldiers, and their families that are experiencing sleepless nights. My brother in law Edwin Diaz, is a Major in the Army, and just left last week for Afghanistan, where he will be serving for the next year. Not only does this greatly affect his life, but also my sister in law, Summer, and their two precious children Gabriel and Carlie. I had the privilege of taking a few pictures of their adorable family, before he left! Thank you Ed, for serving our country, and thank you Summer, for the huge sacrifice this is on you as well! I love you both!


Happy Smooches Day!

Wishing you and your love, a wonderful day today! I thought since today is Valentine's Day, it would be fun to post a few of my favorite pictures, that the wonderful Melissa Gartner with Gartner Photography, took of our family! http://www.gartnerphotography.com


Welcome Baby "Bella"

I had the privilege last weekend of shooting this adorable newborn, Isabella "Bella" Madison Schimberg. Her parents' are friends of Randy and mine, and what a perfect newborn she was to shoot, considering she was two weeks old when I shot these. We had the space heater going full blast, to keep her asleep, which worked perfectly, but man was I sweating! Her adorable older sister Lilya, was also ready for a photo op, and was looking so cute in her tutu her mommy made her!
Conratulations Sarah and Allen! May God richly bless your adorabe family!


A hole in our hearts

Today is February 3rd. Two years to the day, when we lost our precious nephew Isaac William Sward. With each passing day, we miss him more and more. We are praying today for our precious brother and sister in law, Scott and Andrea. They now live in Cambodia, serving as missionaries. How we wish we could just be with them.
The sadness I feel brings me to the words of David in Psalm 23, and the hope that only comes from our Lord Jesus Christ.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me: your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil: my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."