12/29/2012 We have met a lot … Final Friends & Family post

We have met a lot of wonderful and interesting people in our journeys.  Jim is one of those special friends.  Navy pilot shot down in Vietnam, airline pilot, bush pilot, African big game hunter, falconer, log home builder, Texas rancher, father and husband. This photo was taken one afternoon on  Nikiski Beach, AK where he was training  “Pepper” his newest falcon.  Only 2 post to go!

Falcon

12/27/2012 Kids think work is… Final Farm post

It is never too early to develop the love of the land.  Kids think “work” is fun when they are this age.  Emily loved helping in her GrandDad’s cabbage patch. Now that she’s a big girl… I pray everyday that she will keep her feet on the ground, her hands close to the soil and her heart on GOD!   Only 4 post to go!

Cabbage Patch

12/23/2012 Cousins…. sometimes

Cousins… sometimes they are your best friend.. sometimes they are your first playmates… sometimes they annoy you beyond measure…BUT it’s that bond of family that makes life so special!  (These are not my kiddos.)Cousins

12/13/2012 Every family has a story.

Every family has a story.  Do you know yours?  Take a few moments and ask the where and who and why…. the more we know about our history just might give us a better view of our future.  I have said it before and I’ll say it again.  “Come see us… I’ll take your picture.”

Friends!

12/10/2012 I love my dog!

The family pooch put himself in the picture while I was taking  photos of our friends.  I could never have gotten him to do this.  I love my dog and they love theirs. Thank you GOD for pets!

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12/7/2012 He does this all the time!

He does this all the time!  If it’s warm and he sits for more than a few minutes….ZZZZZZZZ.  His mother was exactly the same way.  That’s okay I loved her and I love him.  When a man works hard… a sweet nap on the porch with your dog is a good  reward.Nap time

12/3/2012 I stand amazed at His works!!

I had the privilege to photograph two wonderful families yesterday.  I am happy to say that both are my friend and my family in the Lord.  The weather was perfect and the sunset a gift from GOD.  Everyday I stand amazed at His works!

Sunset

12/2/2012 … those that are annoying….

Now I didn’t take this picture.  I asked someone to take our picture from their boat….. the reason I included it is because I have always loved this part of Skilak Lake.  You feel like you are at the end of the earth and it is an amazing place to be.  The kicker is that there were two other people in the boat with us and they were very annoying….. I just “photoshoped” them right out.  I wish it was that easy in life.  If I love you … you get to stay in my pictures!  I love Reubin Payne and Jack.Skilac Lake