3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

One of my favorite things to still do on my blog each year is share and see others Christmas Cards linked into the annual Christmas Card Carousel by a Walk with Me by Faith.  I love seeing all the wonderful card designs and the personalities each card design evokes of the blog and family it represents.  The BONUS, because we choose a photo card each year, it is an wonderful way to watch our 3 little Miracles grow.  

Linking up with Walk with Me by Faith!

Our card this year is a custom card design through squijoo.com, I use squijoo for my photography business for various products photoshop templates that I use in my business.  I just loved the colors of the floral garland and the message the card evoked.

Merry Christmas from our family to Yours!!


Monday, December 8, 2014


This Monday (December 8th) I will celebrate my 46th birthday. After 44 years I have finally become a little more comfortable with myself on the other side of the lens, so when I saw that I had beautiful light on our beach walk while in Myrtle Beach (thank you Lord), I set up my camera and asked David (aka #1) to take a few pictures of me.
I am happy with my life, still deeply in love with my best friend and partner in life, my husband David Cole, and blessed beyond reason by the 3 little Miracles God has blessed us with. I love the journey I am on and although I have had pitfalls along the way, each misstep has lead me closer to God, friends and my true self.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Birthday's at the Beach

Mom and I are making every effort to make this a annual tradition . . . . birthday's at the beach for our family.  We have 4 family birthday's in December including mine and we like to celebrate a months worth of birthday's at one family gathering.  Two years ago we tried to get everyone to join us in Myrtle Beach and it didn't work out so just my family and parents went.  WELL this year everyone came except my BIL.

So once again we took 4 days and had a great time in Myrtle Beach at the Dunes Village Resort.  We love the Dunes because they have everything from 1 bedroom efficiency to a 4 bedroom condo (which is what we were in with 11 adults and 3 children).

We spent a LOT of time taking in the amazing view and sun rises . . . . .

 The kids did a craft project painting memory boxes

 Playing in the pool . . . . .  We even got my 81 year old father to go down the 3 story water slide TWICE!!

 My parents in the lazy river

 We took the kids, my brother Ted, and my sister April (celebrating her 50th birthday) to Medieval Times while my parents and brother Jimmy and his family attended the Carolina Opry.

 We were in the Black and White knights section

 My brother's played a lot of guitar . . . . love when they play and sing together.

And my siblings and I continued our childhood game of fighting for a "pear" and I WON!!! 
I came home with the pearl!!

Amazing time and I truly hope we go again next year!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wish List Wednesday/Christmas List

Even big kids dream and have wish lists
Click and Blossoms Editing Day mug $16

Really want to upgrade my editing software for my photography business and Lightroom is the direction I need to go.

I want these actions from MCP for Lightroom if I get it and for Photoshop Elements if I don't get Lightroom LOL
MCP Inspire Actions
MCP Newborn Actions

Love this Mother's ring from the Jewelry Girls Place on Etsy.  I would love to have Rachel's stone in the middle (pink for October) with the boys on either side protecting her (May and August both green)
 Somwhere Safe for Somebody Good by Jan Karon . . . I love turning the pages of a good book.
 Somwhere Safe for Somebody Good by Jan Karon . . . I love turning the pages of a good book.
 You can see more of my Wish list of life HERE

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Little Girl turns 4!!

Our sweet little R turned 4 today.  It is so amazing how quickly she is growing and developing her independence.  Her life skills are just are flourishing and we are so excited to see the many things she is no longer willing to allow us to do for her because she knows she can do it for herself.  She is also so much more selective, clearly telling us what she wants to eat, do, or even watch on TV.

Every year with R is another blessed and amazing year!

Happy Birthday baby Girl!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day of School

Rachel's first day of school was actually 2 days later on the 27th