Monday, June 27, 2011

Sweet time with Sara Gene

A couple of weeks ago, Billy and I went home to KC and also made a stop in Wichita for a few days. Wichita is not a necessarily interesting place to visit.  It's not particularly beautiful or exotic.  But it's one of my favorite places to visit because Sara and Roger Williams live there.  My grandparents.

This is my grandma, Sara, talking and bird watching with my mom.  My grandma is a very smart, quick-witted, energetic lady.  I think I get my sarcastic sense of humor from her.

She has a close relationship with Jesus that is inspiring.  Over the years, I've often thought that God sometimes hears my Grandmother's prayers louder than others.  At one point in time during my senior year of college, she was very concerned about my singleness.  She specifically prayed that someone would ask me out.  That next weekend, I literally had 3 dates in one weekend!  So hilarious. When grandma prays, things happen!

Almost 2 years ago, my grandma was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She had a successful surgery and had a period of healing.  Sadly, the tumor has recently come back.  Damn you, cancer!

Every time I'm with my grandparents, I feel like the time is very precious.  Of course, it feels more precious than ever now that I realize that Jesus may be taking her home soon.  She and my grandpa have been married 60 years this year.  What a legacy.  Their marriage is inspiring to me.  The way they tease each other, work together, and take care of one another.  I'm so thankful to have their example in my life.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Waterdeep Photo Shoot

Don and Lori Chaffer (of the band Waterdeep) are two of my favorite musicians and songwriters.  They also happen to be two of my favorite people and friends.  Salt of the earth.  Hilarious.  Crazy talented.  They were sweet enough to let me pretend I was a professional photographer and do a little shoot with them.  Here are a few of my faves.

If you don't know their music:  A) Where have you been?  B) Wow. You've really been missing out.  C) Go immediately to and check 'em out!  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer is here. I'm back.

Well, readers... and by readers I mean my mom and like 2 other people LOL...I'm back!  Sorry for the long absence.  School in the springtime kicked my bootay.  No sleep and no time for blogging.  Never fear, I have lots more to come!  First, I had to post these photos of my nephew.  What a delicious mess that boy is!  You have to snap fast with this guy...he doesn't sit still long!