Thursday, December 31, 2009

Oyster Roast Shower for Leigh & Josh

Pam and Bubba graciously invited all our family to a shower for Leigh and Josh. It was a beautiful night, full moon, not too cold, the food was wonderful and everything looked so pretty. Thanks!Catherine admiring the "blue moon".

Family Tsunamis

Well I've been derelict in my blog duties, but it's been such a busy time. I'm playing catch-up (again) but these images were from last night and the previous night when after multiple late night trips to the airport we finally had everyone accounted for.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

So another weekend draws to a close ..

If nothing else, keeping up a blog is a constant reminder of the passage of time. Tomorrow is another Monday, and Friday will be Christmas Eve - almost another year gone by. For us it is a crazy time. On two continents and from other states, family members are preparing to fly to Charleston for Leigh & Josh's wedding on January 2nd. We're getting down to the wire here with all the planning for the big event as well as multiple related festivities. Rob arrived back from the UK last night and things will really start to ramp up from here. Tonight we just chilled, caught up some, and enjoyed roast lamb. Leigh and Josh were babysitting Madeline and Josh, so this snap is of them sitting on the verandah as the sun went down.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Soccer Champs!

This evening we braved the cold weather to watch Matt and his co-ed team play the season final at the Ft. Moultrie Middle School field.They won, and one of the goals was a PK taken by Matt that curved exquisitely, just skimming into the top left corner of the goal. Go Matt!!. Leigh and Josh were there too - oh, and Logan, wearing a Christmas sweater.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bob's trains

Today I went to photograph model trains belonging to Bob from work. I am writing an article on his lifetime train passion for the quarterly newsletter. Actually it's more of an "occasional" newsletter - kinda like my blog, but I digress.
Anyway, the entire house is filled with track and trains running everywhere - under the furniture, through different rooms, on the diningroom table ... He is upset because he hasn't been able to set up his outdoor Christmas display due to all the rain we've been having recently. That will be part two of this assignment - the outdoor display.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another baby pic - she is cute!

Since I haven't had the opportunity to do much fun photography this week, and since the the weather has been pretty miserable anyway, I am posting one of my favorite photos of Madeline, taken last weekend when she was just 5 days old. You can see more of her here

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

à bientôt

Nancy Gochnauer
10/13/56 - 12/05/09And so we stood in the rain and said goodbye for now. Until we meet again, farewell my friend.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Today I lost a very dear friend

Nancy - thank you for your friendship, for your example of how to live with courage, grace and love.

You Hold Me Now (Hillsong)

On that day when I see all that You have for me
When I see You face to face there surrounded by Your grace
All my fear is swept away in the light of your embrace
When Your love is all I need and forever I am free
Where the streets are made of gold in Your presence healed and whole
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now,
You hold me now

In this life I will stand through my joy and my pain
Knowing there's a greater day there's a hope that never fails
When Your name is lifted high and forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name I'm believing for the day
When the wars and violence cease all creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness, no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now,
You hold me now

For eternity
All my heart will give
All the glory to Your name

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Welcome Madeline Coffey

Madeline Coffey, born to Chelsea and Tom, at one day old. Congrats - she's beautiful.