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Oh so Thankful!!! Tell us what you are thankful for and enter to win a family session!!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!! We are thankful for You!!!

Gotta love iPhone pics! A total stranger on the choo choo train platform at Del O’so Farms snapped this shot for us…Β And I stinkin’ can’t wait to share his cute sweet face with y’all!!!Β Anyway… I wanted to take a few moments… as it’s late at night… it’s quiet… to really think about thankfulness… Thankfulness allows us to enjoy the things we have been given… taking the time to be thankful allows us to have a heart full of contentment… Thankfulness gives us a little bit of perspective!!!Β I kinda feel like for us personally we are in such a weird place of life as we are smack dab in the middle of this foster adoption process… I feel like it is challenging me in ways I never imagine πŸ™‚ It is raw… It is real… And I am thankful for it!


* I am thankful for a hard working husband who desires adventure and who is fiercely loyal and committed!

* I am thankful for my three healthy love bugs who fill my days with giggles…

* I am thankful that Jax is here with us at home… I am so thankful that WE get to kiss those sweet cheeks, watch him learn to crawl, and relish in this toothy grin…

* I am thankful Jax’s case is moving forward and that our next court date has been scheduled!!!

* I am overwhelmed and thankful for our family & friends who have loved on us as we transition into being a family of 5… We have appreciated all of the meals,phone calls, texts, friends riding along to our visits with birthmom and especially Nana taking R Β & R to story time to give me a little break each week! I am continually reminded that life is hard… and we can’t do it alone!

* I am thankful for those times in life that are hard. Those times that require you to rethink how you think… really evaluate who you are and what you are made of… those times that push you to your limits. I am thankful for this season in our life that is one of “those times” where God reveals his strength and his compassion on us.

* I am thankful for my job… which most days doesn’t feel like a job… I am thankful that I get to connect with so many families and couples in love! I love that I get to be creative… and I love that I get to take pictures of the most important people and times in your lives! I really feel like the luckiest girl ever that our clients trust me with such treasured moments… I am thankful for you!


Earlier tonight I went to a couple of stores to grab some things for Thanksgiving and in every store boxes and boxes of product had already been set out for Black Friday… Which can we even call it black friday anymore since stores are actually opening up Thursday night now? Goodness gracious Christmas goodies were in stores in the middle of October too… Honestly, all this craze kinda makes me a little bit sick… I just don’t want to miss out on the important things and the joy of being thankful.

So to celebrate being thankful…and to share how thankful I am to you, our clients, we want to give a family session away to one special family… There are two ways to enter… 1) All you need to do to enter is leave a comment at the end of this blog post telling us what you are thankful 2) For another entry in the giveaway share the link to this blog post via facebook or twitter then come back to our blog and post the link in the comments section as to where you shared it… You can share and comment on this blog post 1x per day… So potentially you could have 5 entires… 1 entry letting us know what you are thankful for and 1 entry per day sharing the link to this blog post… Chances are hot!

Our Oh so Thankful Giveaway starts NOW and will end at midnight on Sunday, November 25 and the winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, November 26th here on our blog. Family Session is a 1 hour session including digital download of images. Value of $400. Session expires end of february.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!


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  1. Sophia Stanton says:

    I am thankful for God’s unfailing love & that through Christ Jesus I can do all things.

    I am thankful that God, in His infinite wisdom moved my family to Modesto, just a stones throw from who would be my husband & for our story & life together. I am thankful for, my love, Lair & that despite my many flaws he still loves me.

    I am thankful for the 3 beautiful children that God has blessed & entrusted us with. They are my mission field & I truly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, doing anything else.

    I am thankful for the love & support I have in my family & friends. I’m thankful for who God has put in my path, if even just for a moment.

    Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift 2 Cor 9:15.

  2. Melanie Borges Labendeira says:

    I am thankful for my family, good health and amazing friends.

  3. Melanie Borges Labendeira says:

    I shared the post on my facebook as well.

  4. Melanie says:

    I am thankful for my family, good health, and amazing friends.

  5. Melanie says:

    I shared on my Facebook too

  6. Nancy Penwell says:

    I am thankful for all of God’s faithful provisions in my life!

  7. Nicole Pena says:

    I am thankful for so many things, but this year in particular, for God blessing me with a beautiful, healthy daughter, Rylee Noelle who has stolen my heart and showed me how much my mommy heart can love πŸ™‚

  8. Cynthia Heuvel says:

    I a especially thankful this year because we have Auston home and cancer free! I am so thankful that St.Jude exists andoes sukh important research is finding cures for all the little ones that are diagnosed with life threatening diseases.

  9. Meagan Veneman says:

    I’m thankful for Skype that allows us to connect with loved ones that are far away. I’m thankful for loved ones nearby that support us through little things like childcare and big things like prayer. Finally, I’m thankful for a hardworking husband that leads our family, a lively little boy who makes me laugh everyday and and a heathy baby girl that I can’t wait to meet in January!

  10. Janelle campos says:

    I am so very thankful for the amazing family God has given me, a wonderful and loving husband and the most precious little boys! His love and provision as overwhelming!

  11. Kimberly Tarnow says:

    Thankful for so much this year – where does one start? Wonderful husband – got married this year and have a 2nd chance at happiness… To health, happiness, faith and all blessings.

  12. Ruth Van Groningen says:

    I am thankful for family and peace that loved ones who passed away this year are with the lord. Thankful for Jesus who died for all of us.

  13. Janille Thompson says:

    Every day since March 23rd has been a Thanksgiving Day. Every coo, every smile, even the crying at 3 a.m. is a cause for celebration. After six years of empty arms we finally have our miracle baby and for the remainder of my life I will be thankful for God’s gift of our beautiful Journee, who fills our life with joy.

  14. Caitlin says:

    I am thankful that I have been blessed with a wonderful best friend that wants to spend the rest of his life with me. His unconditional love, support through even the darkest of days makes me stronger, more determined and happy everyday.I can’t wait to be his wife.

  15. Caitlin says:

    I posted this to share with my friends on my Facebook page.

  16. Lindsey Brown says:

    Today I am thankful for Lord, his amazing love, His perfect timing, and for giving me the marriage I have always desired. I am thankful for my husband. He has grown so much this year, and become the Godly leader our home needs. He is a wonderful father husband and friend. My children are a true blessing. They continue to teach me more each day about love and life! For that, I am thankful. Hope you all had wonderful days of thanks!

  17. Lindsey Brown says:

    Shared on fb <3

  18. Melanie says:

    I shared the link today

  19. Rosie Root says:

    Today, I am Thankful for the joy of three small children that God has blessed us with! Life would be so different without their little hugs, daily “I love you’s” and smiles that light up our days! πŸ™‚

  20. Rosie Root says:

    I shared this FUN giveaway on Twitter! πŸ™‚

  21. Corinne Jolliff says:

    I am thankful for family and especially my daughter, Charlotte

  22. Emily Van Unen says:

    I am thankful for a healthy family, good friends, and a hardworking husband who bounced back from a bicycle injury that could’ve been way worse!

  23. Bryan-Shannon Smit says:

    I am thankful for so many things this year! Even with My husband out of work for the past 6 months I am thankful for the time he’s been home, lessons learned on what is truly a necessity in life, God’s amazing and surprising provisions, working side by side with my husband, and the amazing love and support from our family. We are truly truly blessed!

  24. Denise Olson says:

    I am thankful that my young adult children love the Lord. I am thankful that there will be no more military deployments to disrupt our family. I am thankful to be home for Thanksgiving for the first time in several years. I am thankful that I have a wonderful hard working husband whose provision has allowed me to be a completely at home mom for seventeen marvelous years. I am thankful for the blessed hope of the gospel – that soon we will see the Savior King!

  25. Jessica Grimbleby says:

    I have so much to be thankful for. I am especially thankful for my amazing husband and two little kids that keep me on my toes. And as corny as it sounds, I am incredibly thankful and blessed by the family pictures you just took of us.

  26. Caitlin Roe says:

    Re Posted to my Facebook for day two!

  27. Carri Nelson Shively says:

    I am thankful that I have been blessed with two amazing children that truly make my heart smile. I am thankful for my wonderful husband who is the best daddy I could have ever asked for. And for my mother and father who showed me how parents should love their children. Although my dad has passed, I am thankful to get to see the joy that my babies bring to my mom. I am thankful for my generous sister who loves my children as her own. I am thankful that I get to go to work everyday and be a positive influence for children who have few positives in their lives. I pray they trust that I have high expectations for them because I believe in them and their potential.

  28. Carri Shively says:

    I shared the king on Facebook!

  29. Rosie Root says:

    Today is Saturday and I’m so thankful for the blessing of my husband who gets to be with us at home today! He works so hard to provide for our family. And Saturdays are the days that my 4 year old son LIVES for each week to get to mow the lawn and BE WITH his Daddy! πŸ™‚

  30. Melanie says:

    I shared the link again!

  31. Julie Bauser says:

    I am thankful for so many things it has been hard to think of what to write. Of course there’s my kids, my fiance, my home and all our family and friends. I am overwhelmed this year with thankfulness and I wish I could express it better!

  32. Julie Bauser says:

    I shared it on my page: http://www.facebook.com/julie.vansandt?ref=tn_tnmn#!/julie.vansandt.

    And also on my MOMS Club Facebook page!

  33. Melanie says:

    I shared the link again today and I’m crossing my fingers for good news πŸ™‚

  34. Rosie Root says:

    I shared this giveaway on Twitter again today! πŸ™‚

  35. Rosie Root says:

    There are so many things that I am so thankful for today… hard to name just one! πŸ™‚ No matter how small our house is for our family of 5 – I’m so glad and Thankful that we HAVE a house to live in. Also I am thankful we are surrounded by the support of our Family… they know the most how to encourage us when we need words of support and love.

  36. Jamie L. Eskes says:

    I am thankful for my family…a year ago November my niece Kayla stopped her chemo treatments for tumors found…what a difference a year makes! It was such a joy to spend time with them back in October.

  37. Tim Bauser says:

    My family

  38. Jamie L. Eskes says:

    Posted to Facebook

  39. Katie Porter Butler says:

    Not sure if the contest is over, but I have to share what I am most thankful for πŸ™‚ Our son Brody was diagnosed with Steven’s-Johnson Syndrome a few nk ths go, apparently there are only 200,000 cases diagnosed worldwide. Pretty crazy. He was in the hospital for several days, but it could have been sooo much worse had he taken more than one dose o the RX he reacted to. Thankfully we had lots of wonderful friends and family praying for him, and he is completely healthy now. I am so i

  40. Katie Porter Butler says:

    Incredibly thankful for his health. It was the most terrifying experience of our lives. Most patients are places in burn units, as it basically burns you from the inside out. Thankful for the prayers and thankful for our sweet boy πŸ™‚

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