Saturday, October 24, 2009

It is with great joy that I bring to you.....

the annoucment of David Brown and Monica Daming's engagement!

~ Check back again soon for more pictures and updates! ~

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Florida family vacation....

Hello all!

This post was put together while I was in Longboat Key, Florida! Thanks to my Great-Aunt & Uncle, Libby and Ken, my family was able to enjoy a week at their condo on the beautiful beaches of Fl. It has been over 12 years since we have been down here! I can't tell you how much fun it has been to see the beach, pool, condo & all the places I used to visit. I must say that a lot has changed in 12 years..... I am really starting to see how time flies!

Well, let me give you a little recap from the trip.....
Lots of time was spent in the sand, swimming in the ocean and pool,basking in the sun, taking a nap, site-seeing, reading and just being a family! Below are a few pictures of the different adventures we had and a few of the beautiful landscape from Florida.


A couple of sunsets.

On a rainy day, we went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Circus museum. In 1907 Barnum and Bailey
was bought out by the Ringling Brothers.....
The neat thing about the museum is that around 1956,
a man named Howard Tibbals asked to make a replica of the
Ringling Bros. Circus. The nephew of the Ringling brothers,
told Tibbals that he could make the replica,
but could not use their name.

So, here in Sarasota Fl, is a 3/4-inch-to-the-foot replica
of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus!
Howard Tibbles named his replica the Howard Bros. Circus.
For more information please visit:

The Barnum & Bailey circus!

Here are a few pictures of the replica....

One afternoon, we went to Venice Beach, the sharks
tooth capitol of the world. (So their website says!)
Anyway, we went and sifted through the sand
to find a few sharks teeth. Claudia found the most, coming in at 7!

Fresh coconuts from Florida.....

Claudia is opening a coconut we found in the yard at the condo!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine!

"Like 'Murphy's Law' here are some funny 'laws' that are all too true....
Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is
directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers:
If you dial a wrong number,
you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases
dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Alibi:
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire,
the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Law of Results:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Shopping:
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Law of Marketing:
As soon as you find a product you like, they will stop making it."

-Quote from: Women in Motion-
Volume 7 - # 9
September 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

More Pictures from the Beach!

Well, our trip to the beach has come to a close. It was a fantastic time and very relaxing! Kelly came down for the weekend and we had a blast.... The boys (Triumph & Knox) had such a fun time playing in the sand and getting wet in the ocean.

A taste of Summer!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beach Trip!

More to come later!
- Blair -

Monday, July 13, 2009

Valley of Vision

"Let my religion be more obvious to my conscience, more perceptible to those around. While Jesus is representing me in Heaven, may I reflect Him on earth, while He pleads my cause, may I show forth His praise."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Knox Gets a Bath at Nana's House!

Tonight Mom and I gave Knox a bath.... and yes, he loves it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

NCFIC Intern Class - Spring 2009

The National Center for Family Integrated Churches
is getting ready to send off the first group of interns.
It has been a great blessing and lots of fun to have these
5 young men on the NCFIC team.

(L - R:) Andrew Higgenbothom, Micah Ferrill, David Brown, Scott Brown, Peter Bradrick
Ryan Glick, Joseph Froemming & Andrew Gillingham.

(L - R:)Ryan, Joe, Andrew G. Micah & Andrew H.

Monday, June 15, 2009

~Christ is All~

O lover to the uttermost,
May I read the meltings of Thy heart to me
in the manger of Thy birth
in the garden of Thy agony,
in the cross of Thy suffering,
in the tomb of Thy resurrection,
in the heaven of Thy intercession.

Bold in this thought I defy my adversary,
tread down his temptations,
resist his schemings,
renounce the world,
am valiant for truth.

Deepen in me a sense of my holy relationship to Thee,
as spiritual Bridegroom,
as Jehovah's Fellow,
as sinners' Friend.

I think of Thy glory and my vileness,
Thy majesty and my meanness,
Thy beauty and my deformity,
Thy purity and my filth,
Thy righteousness and my iniquity.

Thou has loved me everlastingly, unchangeably,
may I love Thee as I am loved;
Thou has given Thyself for me,
may I give myself to Thee;
Thou hast died for me,
may I live to Thee,
In every moment of my time,
in every movement of my mind,
in every pulse of my heart.

May I never dally with the world and its allurements,
but walk by Thy Side,
listen to Thy voice,
be clothed with Thy graces,
and adorned with Thy righteousness.

~Valley of Vision~

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friends for life!

Following the Senior Portraits I did a photo shoot for Victoria and her dear friend Dottie. 
This was a lot of fun and I enjoyed capturing the two of them together!