Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How the West Won Our Hearts...and the most pictures in one post...ever

Our time out West was magical.
Honestly, words can't even begin to describe
what an incredible, amazing time we had.

So I'll stop typing and share are a few (okay, as many as
I can) of our favorite captured moments from our time away:

We drove into Lake Louise at night.
When we woke up in the morning, Peter opened the
curtains and exclaimed,
"Angela! Look! There's a MOUNTAIN
outside our window!"

Deer Lodge and Lake Louise were incredible.
It didn't quite seem real the whole time we were there.

Is he not the ca-utest little feller you ever did see?

One more shot, just for good measure.
Seriously, doesn't he just melt your heart?

And this shot...doubly melts my heart.

For some reason, when I look at this picture, all I can
think is that we could have been in the hospital
instead of in a fairytale...

I still cry when I see this.

One of the best moments of the trip,
seeing my brother's face when Katie walked into the room.

Precious promises.

I wish I had a video of this dance because
it was the best wedding dance ever.
Joy. Love. Laughter. Delight.

A sweet little passenger on our hike around Lake Louise.

Opa VanVliet would have LOVED this.
Cheers....to Opa!!

Saying goodbye...Jude will miss your snuggles
Aunt Katie and Uncle Will!

Exploring small towns with my handsome man.

Oh, excuse me, Mr. Bull-on-the-Road!!!

We drove through hours of this.

Traveling through Southern Alberta constantly amazed us.

Small towns and BIG dreams

Beauty in the abondoned.

We need to take more pictures like this :)

What's not to love about a buffalo head that is
bigger than your ENTIRE BODY :)


And nothing compares to the feeling of
going HOME.

Thanks for the memories.
Will and Katie, we love you SO MUCH.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Picture perfect

We started making some frames for the kids' artwork
the other day...but I think we may just keep them
for capturing these sweet faces:

Gracie Jo -"God's gracious gift"

"Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights
James 1:17

You are such a gift to us, dear daughter.

Silas John - "tree"

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the
trees of the forest will sing for joy."
Psalm 96:11-12

Your life continues to bring such joy as you grow, sweet Silas.

Levi Gerrit - 'chosen by God'

"For you are a holy people,
who belong to the Lord your God.
Of all the people on earth,

the L
ord your God has chosen you
to be his own special treasure."
Deuteronomy 7:6

Yes, Levi, you really are a special treasure :)

Jude Willem - 'praise'

Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God.
They were filled with awe and said,
"We have seen remarkable things today."
Luke 5:26

And Jude, our precious miracle.

You have all captured Mommy and Daddy's hearts.
We love you.