Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Special...

Here is a sneak peek for all you who follow my blog, or happen to stop by, of the Christmas card special for this season that I am handing out during the Pearland Parade. :) 

Come out to the parade on December 4th at 5:30pm from Pearland Parkway and Old Alvin Road! It's going to be a blast!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gleesons / Family Portraits

These crazy fun, good-looking peeps are my Aunt Maddie, Uncle Chris, and cousins Bella and Ryder! They call me "Cousin Auntie." Haha. :) I was excited about doing another family shoot for my own family (did my own family back in March... McAuley Family). We decided to go to Helen Gardens and League City Park, and we had so much fun during the shoot. We were praying praying praying for the rain to hold out, and it did! Thank you Jesus! I had to promise Ryder a silly shot for about every 3 or 4 good shots. Haha, needless to say, I had a wide variety of silly shots when all was said and done. :) Without further ado, here's the GLEEson family! (I love the show Glee, and just realized the first half of their name spells Glee!) 

Uh, can you say, Christmas card? :P

 BIG smiles and BRIGHT eyes. <3

She's learning to play guitar! Sweet princess Bella. 

Can you tell I'm a sucker for black and white?

His face says it all!

Again, his face says it all. I LOVE photos where all you can say is "That is so them." And this is so them! Nerf war champions!

Last but not least, my favorite! I love you Gleeson family!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Prayers for Josh...

In our little well, kinda big city of Pearland, nothing like this has happened, at least in my lifetime. On Tuesday, a boy named Josh Wilkerson didn't make it home from school. Yesterday at 6:30pm, his body was found. I was not friends with him, nor did I ever talk to him. It is so real though, because I did see him on occasion. And he was supposed to graduate here really soon. Please pray for his family and friends. Based on the sad I'm feeling, I can't even imagine the pain they are feeling. Bad things happen to good people, but it all works together for God's ultimate plan. I know that. But with my human mind with which I sometimes can't even wrap my mind around the concept of Heaven, this is difficult to understand. It defies the natural order of life. 18 year old children, regardless of actions or enemies, should not die. But, again, I choose to believe that SOMEHOW it is God's plan. God's glorious, confusing, sometimes wonderful!, never-ending, pre-organized, sometimes (like this time) awful plan. But that is coming from my weak human mind, and I also choose to believe that I have no idea what the big picture is. God does though, and that brings me peace. Josh had so much life left to live, I can dwell on, OR Josh lived 18 years. I know nothing about the life he lived, but just like you and I, he had probably made bad choices, maybe some wrong turns here and there. But, imagine him now as a child walking into the arms of Jesus. The perfect Jesus who he himself died so that Josh could live 18 years here. He was really only a child. Aren't we all just children in God's eyes? 

I pray he knew You, Lord! I pray with all of my soul that his parents at least have the peace of knowing he is holding Your gigantic hand right now, Lord. That while we are confused, some with heavy hearts, he is beautiful in Your light, with no more pain at all. I pray for the search team. Thank you for them! We are lifting this to You. 


Monday, November 1, 2010


I know I have not blogged in a while. It's due to a mixture of being super busy sometimes, and when I'm not, wanted to just veg in front of the TV.. But, I wanted to share photos from Halloween last night. We had so much fun as everyone dressed up except for my parents! Even our poochies! :) 

Until next time...