Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pictures for a Purpose Video

Here's another video for you... This just kind of tells what we do and why we have this event.

Many thanks to Joy Williams for the soundtrack.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sneaky, sneaky me...

We are not technically announcing this until next week, but I thought that I would leak it to you, my reader...

Eastside Women of Purpose's Pictures for a Purpose Event is on October 10th and you can register NOW (and receive an Early Bird Discount as well as a prime time slot with the photographer of your choice.)

The website is not completely updated yet, but you can feel free to check it out and register. Registration is all online this year and will only take you a few minutes! www.picsforapurpose.com

This event is for children of all ages... (and while we are not announcing it, we will let you do your family pics for Christmas too).

All of the Sitting Fees and a majority of the cost of prints go DIRECTLY towards STOPPING child trafficking. Pretty cool that six, amazing local NW photographers would donate their whole day, time, talent and equipment...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hawaii, Summer Fun and Birthday Parties

We have had a great summer filled with a lot of playing, travelling and being with family. I am going to try to control the amount of pictures I put on here... This is just a sampling... enough to leave you wanting more. ha.

I had the chance to watch the McQueen boys and my boys for a few hours and we had a blast. (shockingly.) We went on a walk to the library and visited the grocery store for emergency cookies at the bakery. The boys were great and SO CUTE.
(Yes, Liam IS wearing a tie and bow tie. He has his own personal sense of fashion).

A little backyard baseball with Dada.

Fun on the skateboard. Again... strainer by Liam.

We had SO much fun in Hawaii. Here are a few shots of the boys and their cousin Landon (they call him "Lando"... adorable!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Whoa... It's been a while!

I'm back. It has been months... I've got too much to say in one entry so I will space things out. But here is a little.

* We've been BUSY. Life is really good. I feel fully engaged in my life. I have hard moments but feel good to be engaged in those too.
* My trip to Thailand at the end of May was life altering. The group of women I travelled with are incredible and will be life long friends. We are telling our stories from the trip and showing our pictures (three of the women are SUPER talented, professional photographers) THIS Thursday, August 13th at 7pm at Overlake Christian Church. I would personally be honored if you would be there. We also have a new website up and running. Check it out.
* We went to Kauai with my whole side of the family. It was amazing and the kids LOVED it. I hope to be able to do that again someday. SO FUN!
* We went down to Santa Cruz for a work/vacation. Jesse led worship at an amazing camp called Mt. Hermon. We LOVE it there... I mean REALLY LOVE it. It was great.
* I am still doing Weight Watchers! Miracle. Seriously. I have lost 35 lbs.+ (I go in to weigh today.) I still have a ways to go but I am feeling really good and have SO MUCH ENERGY which I need to....
* .... take care of my cutie pie sons and super hot husband. Finn has turned 2, Liam is coming up on his 5th birthday and Jesse is headed towards 32. Whoa. I LOVE MY FAMILY and feel very blessed.
* We have started the adoption process. By starting, I mean we are filling out an application. We have decided to adopt a baby girl from Ethiopia. My daughter could be in the womb right now! Crazy. My heart aches to meet her.

There is a little! More to follow...