2.14.2011

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Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters



1. happy valentine's day.

(of course my love picture had to include one of my little loves!  and would you look at those chubby knuckles!)  
Love is doing what will enthrall the beloved with the greatest and longest joy. What will enthrall the beloved this way is the glory of God. Love means doing all we can, at whatever cost to ourselves, to help people be enthralled with the glory of God. When they are, they are satisfied and God is glorified. Therefore loving people and glorifying God are one." - John Piper

2. smittens.
in case you live in Antarctica and want to go on a date with your sweetie, then these are heaven-sent...



3. if only...
my man and i gave each other gifts on valentine's.  i know what i'd want ~



4. simplicity.  
no busy backgrounds or distraction.  a simple picture that tells a story.   it's harder than it sounds.  just like life... it should be easy to live simpler, erasing the commotion, but, if you're like me... it's hard not to be busy all the time, isn't it?  this picture tells the story of my baby girl, she's carefree and reminds me that life is all about little moments and simple things.


for more on simplicity in photographs, visit becky ~





5. my loves.
since it's Valentine's day, indulge me for a minute... i just can't help but be giddy when i see my sweet kids and my honey.  oh how i love them.  and to think that the love we have for each other doesn't even compare to the love God has for us.  wow.

my little man... (he wasn't thrilled about the picture)

my honey man...
okay, this makes me want summer.

 
yep, i want summer again.

but then, this cute hat makes me glad it's still winter...





37 comments

  1. Happy Valentine's Day my sweet friend.

    You and Kelly are blessed with such cute kids ; )

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day!! You have so much love in your life you blessed girl :) Such adorable pictures!

    Those "smittens" are too funny! Whatever will "they" think of next?!?!

    Sage looks SO much like Hunter in your "simplicity" photo!

    xoxo, Kelly

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day Carissa. Your family is beautiful! And these photos are just gorgeous!

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  4. Happy Valentine's! Love those photos!

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day girl!! Those pics are so cute and you look amazing! I laughed right out loud at the smittens um I want a pair hahahahha

    I am so giddy today to looking at Kelc and the hubs and then thinking wow Jesus' love for us is even that much stronger amazing!!

    HOpe you have the bestest of Valentine's Day sweet girl

    xoxo
    Sums

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  6. Smittens??!! HYSTERICAL! Too funny. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your precious family!

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  7. valentine's went to a whole new level as soon as i had
    little ones! just wait until they start making their own.
    i had lace and cut paper and stickers and ribbons all
    over the house. so much fun!

    blessings on your precious ones.

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  8. Your sweet baby girl looks SO MUCH LIKE her big brother!! People are going to think they are twins as they get a little older!

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  9. Adorable!! I loved this. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Elizabeth Rose

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  10. Those smittens are hilarious! What a sweet family you have to celebrate valentines with this year :)

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  11. Happy V-Day!! First...where did you find those mittens?? That is great. Next, looking at you and your hubs in those pics...makes me want summer too. And both of your kids are too cute. Especially Sage in that hat :)

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  12. those smittens are too funny! :) your family is precious....many blessings to you!

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  13. what great pictures!! the smittens crack me up!

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  14. Those smittens are too funny! And I love the picture of you and Hunter...they only get worse about taking pictures:)

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  15. Oh, these pictures made me smile all over. So, so precious! My Granddaughter has a hat like Sage has on and we call it her "pigtail" hat. Love it!

    Wishes you Valentine Blessings galore!

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  16. ok lovin the photos of ur loves! as for hula hoop lessons....i tried doing that this summer w/the girls...darn it's not like it was when we were 10! haha

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  17. You look amazing! You are just so pretty! And yes, summer is fab, but seriously Sage in that hat...? I don't know if I can take it! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. Happy Valentine's Day -- love the cute hat!

    Elizabeth

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  19. Those pics are adorable!! Sage's hat is just perfect with her sweet chubby cheeks. :)

    The smittens? Mmmm...I'm pretty sure I know what my hubby would say about that and it would involve the words "over my dead body". :)

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  20. Your babies are just so adorable! I love the pic of Hunter at the piano, that is beautiful! And the smittens...crack.me.up. Have a great week, girl!

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  21. Awe, these pictures are adorable! Just beautiful, I love the Simplicity one, your daughter is gorgeous!

    I think I must have those smittens... =)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. Hi! Found your blog through my (real life) friend Bethany's blog! Love the pictures!!!

    PS-I'm sure I'm not the first person to tell you this, but you look JUST like Jessica Biel!!! Seriously, ya'll could be sisters! :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  23. LOVE all your pics, they're soo great!! Ooh, and those smittens, what fun, lol!!! Hula classes, now that's a real gift...I love gifts of time...if only :)))

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  24. love love love the chubby knuckles and rosy baby cheeks.
    happy v-day to you and yours!
    Sarah-Anne

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  25. what sweeties!! :) Love the quote on love...so profound!

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  26. You are too cute, Carissa. I mentioned you in my post this week. :)

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day!! Those smittens are hilariously awesome!

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  28. Happy Valentine's Day! Cheryl and I just loved looking at all the cute pics of your kids. Must have spent some time at your Mom's house. Recognized the bricks and the lake. Call me sometime, I want to talk and haven't been home when you called. Love to all of you. Grandma

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  29. at this point no hat is cute enough to make me glad it is winter...my whiteness and need for a suntan over rules all hats and scarves and boots! so bring on summer and not that I wish the precious time away but for that matter bring on the next one when I will be normal again ; ) but maybe this is normal for a mom....

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  30. Happy Valentines Day! You, my dear, are gorgeous and your kiddos, adorable!

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  31. Love love love love your lovely list.

    (although I do have to agree with Beth about winter. Here in Minnesota where we've had SNOW since November winter is getting just a wee bit old.)

    You are beautiful, and the love for your family is obvious and precious.

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day my friend!

    Rachel

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  32. smittens! i'm speechless.

    darling blog.

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  33. I should write this anonymously for several reasons, however, my in-laws actually got us a version of "smittens" for Christmas... and no, it wasn't as a joke! :)

    You and your family are continuously more beautiful every day! :)

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  34. Jealous!! You are very photogenic! :)

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