Sunday, September 14, 2014

Maya is Turning 8!

My sweet angel baby. . .

. . . is still my sweet angel baby -- but now she's turning eight!

I took her to the Houston LDS Temple to take some pictures of her in her beautiful white baptism dress.  Looking at these pictures brings tears to my eyes.  She is an angel not only in appearance, but her personality has always been one of compassion, kindness, and always looking to help others.  Here are a few more pictures from the photo shoot.  She was patient with me as I snapped away for a long time in the hot, humid weather.

She hopped and skipped around for awhile.  It threatened thunderstorms all day, so I went a little early.  It ended up being too hot.  We had to take a dinner break and return closer to sunset.

I made her necklace literally 15 minutes before we left.  I followed this tutorial here from Simply Modern Mom blog.   It was so simple yet elegant.  I bought the pink beads at Michaels for 99¢ and some ribbon.

After we returned from dinner the sun was lower and the light was so much softer.  It made a big difference.

Quite a lot of silliness from her, but I love her for it.

Eight is great, sweetie!  I'm so proud of your decision to be baptized into the church.  I love you clear past the sky!

She was excited to "actually touch the temple."  One day that will seem so soon to me, she will get to go inside and be married; but for now, she is still my angel through all eternity.

Friends and family are invited to her baptism.  We'd love to see you there!

Friday, September 5, 2014

2013 Family Book

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

December Layouts

There they are.  The last 3 layouts to finish my 2013 book.  It can now be sent to the printer.  Hooray!