These little guys were so much fun. They kept me on my toes and wanted to be sure that I was working hard! Jarrett is a wonderful older brother for Reilly to look up to. As you will see in the following pictures, they are good buddies. Mom, I'm sure there is never a dull moment in your household with these two precious gifts. It was a fun morning at the Wolgemuth residence with all three of you (and Sadie the dog too!) Thanks for allowing me to capture a few moments with your sons, Jill.
This morning, I started out my week with a morning photo shoot with Gina who will be a senior at LMH this fall. She requested to get her senior pictures taken at the Amos Herr House in Landisville. It was a beautiful old farm house and barn that now is a historical site. Gina was again one of my field hockey girls I coached. It's amazing to think that she is a senior now. Over the past 4 years, I've known her, Gina's life has been a living, breathing testimony of God's faithfulness! She will tell you herself of the power of prayer. She is a woman after God's heart and is an example to her friends and others around her of surrender and obedience. Gina, you are truly beautiful from the inside out and I will never forget the first time Eric and I met you at that youth retreat. You have been brought from death to life...and life abundantly! I love you, girl!
It was a perfect night for a senior portrait photo shoot. The Lehman farm is like having your own studio outdoors! A big barn, old stone house, the ruins of a spring house, a bridge over a small pond, etc. We had a lot of fun going all over the grounds. I even had Brianna's brother Zach and her mom as my assistants. Thanks for carrying my bucket, Zach! Brianna, you are beautiful and it was awesome to capture your radiant face on camera. Blessings as you begin your senior year at LMH.
There's a new kid on the block. Eric and I are officially owners of our first puppy, Gideon Ross! He is a purebred chocolate lab and he is only 9 weeks old. We are so in love with him! We've been talking about getting a dog for awhile now, but never got serious about it. Well, our friends made us aware that they were selling chocolate lab puppies. Monday night we went to "look at him", pretty much knowing full well that we would be coming home with him. As soon as we saw him we knew we were not going home without him! After a trip to the store to get all the puppy supplies we needed, we headed home with our new "baby." It honestly is like having a child. He is constantly needing something-food, water, a potty break, a scolding, some lovin', etc. We (Eric & I, and Gideon) are all learning so much about living together in the same house. Everyone looks at his paws and says,"Oh my, he's going to be big!" And we got the runt of the litter. We are excited about adopting Gideon into our family and hope that a lot of you can come and visit him. He loves to give kisses and is definitely up for walks and playing with whoever comes over!
I'm pretty sure it was the hottest day of the summer so far today! Kelly and I found out that even if you do an early morning photo shoot, it doesn't stop you from sweating like crazy. We made it though and it was a lot of fun for both of us. Kelly is another one of my field hockey girls that I coached from LMH. She is a quality woman who loves the LORD and has such a gentle spirit and huge heart. Kel, I am excited to see you develop as a leader as you prepare for your senior year.
Well, 19 people can sound kind of like a zoo, but it actually went very smoothly. The Kennel's have a great location for a family photo shoot and the 9 kids did a super job! Each family has it's own personality and it's fun to see them be who they are behind my lens. All of them were so laid back and easy to work with. Eric and I had a lot of fun with all of you. I know this was a special time for your family since some of you will be moving to another state in a few weeks. May these pictures be a great reminder of the closeness a family can share.