27 October 2011

Birthday 3.2

Yes, I said birthday 3.2.  Last year I decided that I didn't really like the idea of being IN my 30s.  So, instead (taking the idea from someone else... can't remember who!), I decided that I would become the next, and hopefully better, version of Sabrina.  So, a day after my birthday, I introduce you to Sabrina, version 3.2!  ha!  You know you love it.

So far, Sabrina 3.2 is doing quite well.  Ben has totally and completely been spoiling me since Friday evening when we went to dinner at the Melting Pot since that's what we did the Friday before my birthday last year (and when he asked me to be his lady!).  And yesterday was wonderful.  I got to work and the night before, while I was in another building for bible study, he went into my office to leave some beautiful flowers and all kinds of candy!  I love gummy bears (minus the green ones), Twizzlers, and the occasion one or 50 Sour Patch Kids.

And if all of that wasn't enough, the surprises kept coming.  Now, please understand I'm not telling you all of this to brag on my man... well, ok... I am!  But, I'm also putting this out there to encourage you girls who are not married but would like to be.  Please please PLEASE wait for a man that not only loves the Lord, but who loves you and pursues you.  If he's not pursuing you and trying his hardest to make you happy and feel loved, then he's not the one for you.  No, he won't always make you happy, all men are human afterall... but if he loves you, then he will do everything in his power to make you happy as often as he can.  And it's worth waiting on that man.

And in Ben's efforts to do that, I was (and am) currently the happiest woman in the world.  It may have a little to do with us getting married NEXT WEEK, but his efforts yesterday will never be forgotten.  We were going downtown for dinner at Pomegranate, where we went the night we got engaged.  As we were walking down the sidewalk and came up to the restaurant's large front window, I saw my friends Robert and Lindsay sitting inside and said, "Hey!  Look who's here!"  But then it clicked... they were there for me!  As were Natalie and Jill!  Surprise!  We had a wonderful dinner and spent the time eating wonderful food and having fun conversation.

Towards the end of the meal, Ben went to get something from his car and came back with a dozen cupcakes from one of the local designer cupcake shops.  YUM!!  But the surprises weren't over... Ben and I came back to my house where he had another couple of gifts.  One was an iPhone dock with a speaker so that I can listen to Pandora, books, or iTunes from my phone!  I love it!!  And, believe it or not, he saved the best for last.

Ben's biggest wish for me next week is that I'm relaxed and able to enjoy the week and especially our wedding day.  The last thing I want to do is go into the day stressed or worried that something isn't going right or won't happen the way I'd hoped.  But, I've already made up my mind that so many of those small things don't matter!  I get to marry THE most wonderful man next week and I'm not going to let small details deter that from happening.  Well, to help with that, Ben is sending me to the spa next Thursday for a massage, a facial, and a couple other things that I can't remember!  I. am. so. excited!!!!!!!

Things will be very scattered over the next week so bear with me!  Thank you all so much for your excitement for us, your prayers, and your well wishes.  We are so excited about this next stage of life that God has planned for us.  And don't worry... there will be plenty of pictures over the next several months.  You didn't think I'd not post and/or link to them did you??

Happy Thursday evening!

21 October 2011

The Williams

I'm not actually sure when or how I met Ginny.  I know we went to college together and her name sounded familiar when another friend mentioned her several years back, but it wasn't until we met through work related stuff that we started to get to know each other a little.  And I was thrilled when she asked if I would be able to take some pictures of her precious family.  Oh my goodness... her little boy is a doll and her husband is an amazing dad.   Thank you guys so much for allowing me to come to your home and capture your life as it is right now.  It was such a beautiful morning and I hope you enjoy the pictures of your beautiful family!

Rhett wasn't so sure about this picture thing...
but this look right here makes me think he may have a future in modeling.  

Y'all are just beautiful.

The picture on the right was one of those that just seemed to happen.
He was holding my hand and I looked down and he looked straight into my camera.  Those baby blues are still making me melt!

And then... he went with Daddy to get the tractor.   

I think he was upset because he wasn't getting to drive :-)

He facial expressions in the next several images made it SUPER difficult to choose which to post.
So I just posted them all!


And I know this was the sneak peak, but holy cow. I just love this picture.
Ginny got the idea from Pinterest and I think I got two pictures before Rhett was off again.
But wow... be still my heart!

I love the pure joy... in Mommy and son!

I don't know what it is about baby shoes and pictures of feet in general, but I just like them!
And these little TOMS are precious!

The session ended when Rhett let us know he wanted to take the tractor back with Daddy.
But he wanted to look back and make sure Mommy knew he still loved her!

Thank you guys for such a beautiful morning!

19 October 2011

Sneak Peek! | Williams

This may by my new favorite picture...

17 October 2011

Harper is 1!

I can't believe this little one turned one year old on Saturday!!  This time last year I had booked my ticket and had to wait another couple of days to fly up and meet this sweet little one.

And now, she's a full year and two days old!  Harper... I love you SO much!  You bring so much joy to all of those around you and I'm so thankful to have you in my life!

14 October 2011

The Thompsons

You've seen this family on the blog a good bit... Diana and I lived together our last year and a half of college and for the past couple of years, we try and get together for a family photo session whenever they're in the upper part of the state.  It gives us a chance to catch up as well as take pictures.  Ben and I went to see them and Wyatt this summer, but Miss Ruthie had not yet made her appearance.  But now she's here!  And she's beautiful.... as you will see below :-)

It was really great to see you guys... and to meet your baby girl!!

Wyatt was a very busy little boy during this session...

But, being the gentleman that his daddy is teaching him to be,
he stopped a couple of times for mommy and then for Ruthie.

I love pouty baby lips!

Ruthie's Aunt Stacy made the hat... is it not adorable?  And it matched the suitcase!!

We've gotten a picture of Wyatt's shoes almost every year... and I love these little Tom's!

Gosh, would you look at those eyelashes...

When Ruthie fell asleep, we took full advantage and snapped a LOT of pictures.


Double sweetness.

This seemed like the perfect picture to end on...

Happy Friday, everyone!

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