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Friday, October 17, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday - Friends!

Today Favorite Foto Friday theme is Friends thanks to Sarah at Kiss the Frog 4 Me.
Our family has been blessed with many friends that live close and far away, some are new friends and some are old ones. But in my life there is one person that I feel is my best friend and one person who I can always talk to, that is my husband Jason. Jason and I have known each other since we were toddlers! He use to pull my hair at church and make me cry!! We started dating at 16 years old, but still remained the best of friends. Jason and I have always enjoyed doing things together and would prefer each others company than anyone else. We have been through so many GOOD and BAD times together, but our relationship only grow stronger and we both grow close to God. We both say that we love each other more now than the day we got married (8 years ago) and could not imagine life without each other. Below are some photos of us in the recent years (our early years are not on the computer and not sure I want to post them anyway!!).


We got the chance to go to the Kentucky Derby one year while we lived in KY (in case you were wondering about my hat!).
This picture was taken at our 10 year high school reunion, our senior year of high school we were voted "best couple". I still think we are pretty cute together!!!
And of course, God has blessed us with 3 wonderful children!!! These 3 little blessings have brought us more joy than we could have ever imaged. There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for placing these children in our arms! After many years of riding the roller coaster of emotions with infertility we truly understand what a blessing from God that children really are.

This was my first Mother's Day after Harrison and Mary Elizabeth came home.
This was Harrison and Mary Elizabeth's 1st Birthday.
This was Harper's 3rd Birthday, but she was still in Brazil.
The day we were leaving Brazil to bring Harper home.
Just some other pictures of us enjoying our time as a family!


The great thing about all of our children being so close in age is that they are best friends too! They play so well together and even when other children are present would rather play with each other. Mary Elizabeth says that her best friends are "Haddy and Hoper", what she calls them. I hope they always stay close friends!

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Marsha... you have the most beautiful family! You are truly blessed!

Kim & Dave said...

Your family is just beautiful! I loved all the pics! Hard to choose a favorite.

Can I ask how the adoption process in Brazil was? Two of our children are from Guatemala, & I since Guatemala is closed now, I always like to have an idea of how other countries work. (just in case-wink! But don't tell my hubby I said so!)

MICHELLE said...

You have such a beautiful family.

Leslie said...

love all of the great pics of your beautiful family!!!

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

Those are some great pictures! You are so blessed!

I love the way the girls dresses match and have their names on it! Too Cute!

We will have to get together once we move to Alabama - I want to meet your children!

Kate said...

I love this posting.

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful family indeed!

The Rogers Family said...

Marsha,
I remember going shopping for those 1 year birthday outfits. I miss you guys!
Julie

Terri said...

I agree with all the fellow commenters...You have a beautiful family! I love your hat for the KY derby!

Lisa said...

More of the same... Such a beautiful family! I am from KY, so I knew immediately where you were in the "hat" picture! lol Found your blog surfing comments one night, and I am hooked on your little blessings!

Michelle Riggs said...

You have a beautiful family.

I loved the title of your blog.

http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com/

Nicole said...

What a beautiful post. You & Jay are such an example of what marriage is truly intended to be. How blessed you are to have each other. And that gorgeous family!!