Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let it Snow...Let it Snow...LET IT SNOW!!!!

We came home last night from my docotors appointment in the SNOW!!! It was absolutely beautiful at our house. When we first got home it was just lightly snowing but after about 9 it was BEAUTIFUL!!! We got Noah out of the bed and he played and he and Taylor had snowball fights. They had so much fun. Noah said he prayed it would snow again tonight!!!!
Of course the first thing Noah did was lay down in it with no jacket or shoes and make a snow angel!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Let the sickness begin........

Well last night was my first time to REALLY feel sick!!! I didn't actually throw up but sure wish I could have......maybe I would have felt better!!!
They say it is a good sign though to have sickness and all the fun things, or I guess I should say not so fun things, that go along with pregnancy. SO, I guess I am doing great!!!!!
We go to the doctor on Wednesday, the same doctor that told Marc and I that it was impossible for us to ever conceive a child on our own again. He must not know that God has a HUGE sense of humor and works in such mysterious ways. He is good all the time!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Miracles do happen!

The Estes boys would like to tell everyone that they are going to all be big brothers in about 9 months. We are in SHOCK but very happy!! After 12 years of being infertile, so we were told numerous times, and two adoptions, and 14 years of marriage later here we are PREGNANT!!!! The Lord really does work in mysterious ways. The boys are so happy and have asked a hundred questions. Taylor immediately told all his friends and Noah actually wanted to call his teacher tonight but I told him it could wait until tomorrow!!
I am due on August 6th, which is also the anniversary of Brian's death, which is Marc's brother. God has replaced our mourning with joy!! Not that Brian will ever be forgotten or missed everyday!! I know that Brian is looking down on us smiling and probably laughing at his brother who will now have 4 kids!!! OMG!!!! We are going to be the crazy family!!!

Lilypie Expecting a baby Ticker

Christmas Card Shoot.......

Here are some pictures that I took of the boys and the Cokers when we went with them to shoot our Christmas cards. I am also including some of our whole family that David took for our cards. I won't include the Coker's card so it will be a surprise to those who read this and will be getting their card!! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recent Photo Shoots.......

Since this blog is supposed to be my photography blog I guess I should share some recent shoots that I have done......

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Survey!!!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? WRAPPING PAPER!! I love having colorful wrapping paper and making pretty bows!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Love real trees but we have a brand new pre-lit artificial tree this year. I never have good luck with real trees.

3. When do you put up the tree? embarassed to say it has been up for a week!! hey we have a new house and I couldn't wait!!!

4. When do you take the tree down? New years day!

5. Do you like eggnog? LOVE IT!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My madame alexander doll!

7. Hardest person to buy for? The Dad's.....

8. Easiest person to buy for? my kids

9. Do you have a nativity scene? still looking for the perfect one

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail - love it!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a regift from someone that left the original tag on the present.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? We watched Deck the Halls the other night and it was cute!!! Maybe not my favorite but can't think of one right now.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Already started!

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? don't think so!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? all the traditional trimmings!

16. Lights on the tree? of course and lots of them!

17. Favorite Christmas song? Baby it's cold outside!!!

18. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? STAY HOME!!!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Oh yea!!!

20. Angel on the treetop or a star? My own topper!!

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? My parents on Christmas Eve...then Santa's gifts in the morning....the rest of the family on Christmas Day

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Rushing around and not just staying home and enjoying the tree and time off

23. What theme or color are you using? traditional christmas colors....a lot of gold and red!!

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? I love the fried shrimp we eat at my inlaws house at our celebration.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? For Kim and David to decide to STAY!!! LOL!!!!

26. Most fun or unusual Christmas tradition? love leaving milk and cookies for Santa....and then seeing my boy's faces in the morning when they see all the presents and cookies gone.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I just have to say how proud I am of Taylor and Thomas this weekend. They attended a Disciple Now weekend at church and had to do a "Big Give" project in the community. They were divided into 4 groups and each group was given $300 to do with as they wanted but they had to help someone or the community. Well, Taylor and Thomas' group decided to help Timothy Rose, a dear friend of theirs that has cancer. That group of kids raised $1890 for him!!!!! They bought him lots of stuff for his hospital bed, groceries, video games, hats and much more and were able to present his parents with $1000 cash to help with expenses!! One lady came up to me at church and told me what good boys they are and how they helped so much with ideas and how excited they were to help their friend. I am sure Tim is so happy to receive those things and that the group thought of him. Please, everyone that reads this blog please pray for this little boy....he needs it!!!
Again, let me just say God is so good and I am so glad Taylor is part of an amazing youth group!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Very Belated 1st Day of School Pictures!!

I can not believe how fast they grow up!! Where are my baby boys??? Every year I have made Taylor hold up fingers for whatever grade he is in and this year with him being so cool and all, he did NOT want to but FINALLY I talked him into it!! Anyway, here they are.....Taylor, 7th grade and Noah 1st grade!! I also have to include Jesse who is in the 3 year old class at Wee School!!!
Taylor and Noah have chapel on Mondays so that why they are all dressed up in their ties.