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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

pics with miss megan

I begged Megan to take Griffin's six month pictures. Levi calls her Miss Megan. She has taken six month pictures of all my kids...Cora included. I love that. Right after our photo shoot, Megan decided she wouldn't be taking family pictures this year. Phew...we were lucky. Hopefully my crazy family wasn't the reason for her decision. :)

Six month pictures are the one thing that all my kids will have that are the same. It might sound silly, but it is something that is important to me. When I see all of their six month pictures, my family feels whole for just a moment.

I feel like their little personalities start shining through around six months and I love how that has been captured in these pictures. What a gift that we had a peek into Cora's personality even though she was with us for such a short time. They all have similarities and differences but they are each fearfully and wonderfully made unique by our Creator God...they are the only one just like them. And, oh, how I love them each so much.

Cora & Levi :: 6 months

Cora was serious. You had to work to get her to smile, but when she did she would flash you the sweetest grins. Pure little girl sweetness. Levi was a cheese-ball (and still is!). You didn't have to work at all to get him to smile. He was always smiling. He gave big open mouth grins the whole time. 

Griffin :: 6 months

Griffin not only reminds us so much of his sister in looks, but also in personality. He is much more serious than Levi. He made us work hard for a smile. He was too busy being a boy and eating dirt and grass. But his smiles are pure sweetness when you finally get one. Levi can make him smile the most...but he was exploring the farm with Megan's girls and wasn't interested in helping us out much!



 {there is that grass going into his mouth}



Brothers...



And a few of Mr. Cheese-ball himself.




I love this one.

It reminds me so much of this one we took with Cora.

Thank you Megan for being patient with my two silly boys (especially the big one) and for capturing these sweet moments with my family.

30 Comments:

Blogger The Schilling's from Cimarron said...

Sooooooo sweet! Thank you for sharing your family with us ! Wow Griffin sure looks like sweet Cora :) And I love all the cheesy smiles from Levi! Makes my kids giggle! They so want to come meet the boys!:) miss u and think of you all often!:)
Enjoy the summer!:)

May 23, 2012 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger mel @ the larson lingo said...

Love the pics that Meg captured! Your boys are just darling. Griffin does look like Cora! I can't believe how old Levi looks!

May 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Creole Wisdom said...

Megan is very talented. How sweet she could take photos for you again.

Cora is just beautiful. How wonderful to have photos of her.

I can absolutely see her in Griffin. Wow!

May 24, 2012 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

OH, these are fantastic pictures. Really great! He does look so much like Cora. So cute!

May 24, 2012 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The pictures are beautiful! Levi looks like such a fun kid!

May 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

Wow. I've always thought Griffin looks like Cora, but these pictures gave me the chills! Amazing.
I love the last ones. You guys have beautiful children!

May 24, 2012 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

These pictures are adorable. She did a great job!

May 24, 2012 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Meggie said...

LOVE these pictures! Beautiful!!

May 24, 2012 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger the brokaws said...

adorable!!

May 24, 2012 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger mommy26baybas said...

I LOVE these !!! The last pic. With Cora is beautiful !

May 24, 2012 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

I love the last two too! BEautiful pics, you have the cutest three kids! Levi is so blonde!! And such a ham, love that! Love all the pics, just wonderful, thanks for sharing!

May 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger The Farmer's Nest said...

These are perfect. I think Levi is looking more and more like you Jess.

May 24, 2012 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

These photos are beautiful. You have such an adorable family.

May 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I love them! They are so perfect. Megan is very talented and I'm sure it helps that you had adorable children!

May 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Ah! Such cute, cuddly babies! I love the pictures of you and Joel with your little ones. You are a beautiful family.

May 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love love all of your pictures. Thank you for continueing to share your sweet family with us ;0)...your blog...your stories...your pictures...make me smile even with tears running down my face.

Kim

May 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

amazing...three times blessed with such beautiful babies! That Levi looks likem he is such a fun lil rascal...just like my Mateo! I would love to see a blog post about your experience with having a newborn and a toddler...I am so nervous about Mr Cruz arriving with Mateo being such a busy body! HELP! :)

May 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Maydelin said...

ph my that's are the most sweet and beautiful photos!!!

You are so lucky to have 3 beautiful kids

May 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

These photos are all so beautiful. It's a wonderful thing seeing your children's personalities shine through their pictures :)

May 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

SO sweet! Your kiddos are precious!

May 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

So beautiful...all of the pics & all of your sweet babies!

May 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Gorgeousness personified.

Michelle x

May 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Auntie EM said...

Adorrrrraaaable. You have the cutest children, so sweet, so precious, so beautiful. Love the smiles, serious looks, cheezy grins. I can see the love in those pictures.

May 24, 2012 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!

May 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger The Moffats said...

so cute! Love the family one. It is super adorable. I might need a copy :)

May 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous EricaG said...

These are wonderful, and the whole experience is poignant to share with you.

May 27, 2012 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous saro said...

I just found your blog.I lost my baby (just a few hours after he was born) and your beautiful family gives me hope. Thank you.

May 28, 2012 at 2:23 AM  
Anonymous kimber said...

Beautifully shared. Griffin looks so much like Cora… who both are spitting images of your husband. Such sweet photos. Blessings to you and your family.

May 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Precious family!!!

May 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

just found your blog! your family is absolutely adorable!! love your encouraging posts as well!!

June 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM  

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