13 January 2011

This afternoon while we were waiting for dinner to arrive I noticed that the lighting in the living room was just so pretty. So, I slid the chair in front of the window and propped the camera up on the coffee table. I whispered my wishes to the shutter timer and actually managed some sweet pictures of me with my babe-a-roos.

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Today I am thankful for pretty afternoon light and sweet, cuddly little people. And for yummy supper made by my big sister, delivered hot to my door.

And that the kids are asleep in their beds right now. That too. :)

18 comments:

Abby said...

Those pics are a-mazing! Now please come to my house and show me how to shoot the same!

Lizzie said...

Ummm SO cute! I love the one of just Oliver and you. He looks so cuddly. I just want to snatch him up! And your the prettiest Mama I ever did see.
Love ya'll!
Lizzie

Micaela said...

You are gorgeous! I just had a baby two weeks ago and hope I love mommyhood as much as you do! So far so good. :)

Jen said...

Beautiful mama and beautiful babes. :-)

mom2marbles said...

amazing pictures!!! you have a beautiful family and are a beautiful mommy! love the candid moments and with a timer on your camera?! who knew that was even possible! great job!

Anna said...

Precious. The second one is my favorite. I love your contagious enjoyment of small moments - it encourages me to look for that in my day. :)

BARBIE said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing!

vitaconsecrata said...

so adorable! what great pictures!

Ryanne said...

Raechel,

(I think I sent this to your etsy account; however, I'm not sure I did it correctly, so I'm posting here as well!)...

Hey! I'm not sure if you remember me, but this is Ryanne Johnston (I was in Abby's Mantor's girls' Bible study with you back at ONU....)! Anyway...I somehow got connected to your blog (probably through the Cases') a couple years ago and have been addicted ever since. I LOVE everything about your blog; your family, your home, your creations, your awesome Etsy finds....ok - I'm sounding like a stalker, but seriously, you have such an eye for color and fabric and style and a God-given gift of creativity. Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to post all your tutorials...I pass them on to many! I'm contacting you because I have a baby shower coming up for a friend. It is her second child, but first girl, so we are having a surprise shower for her. She has all her necessities, so we get to give her all the fun extra stuff and I immediately thought of your little Hazel and all her wonderful things she models on your blog from time to time. I've been searching the archives of your blog for your "Etsy" posts (thank you for doing all my homework...you've promoted adorable "shops!") and I will definitely purchase a burp cloth/bib set from you, and possibly a headband...but I was wondering if you would be willing to make a couple of your ruffle bum onesies as well?! If not, I completely understand...I have found some others on Etsy, but none are as stinkin' cute as yours (and it's fun to say that you know the person that made the gift...AND we all attend Jackson First Church of the Nazarene with Phil and Carol, so double bonus!). The shower is January 22nd, so I don't have much time, so seriously, I understand if you don't do special orders...just though I would ask and let you know how much I enjoy your blog. You are all beautiful!

Ryanne
n8nryjohnston@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love Oliver's hobit foot in the third pic. Just want to squeeze it. Mom

Groovy said...

These pictures are a special gift to me today, as I have been putting away Christmas items and reliving the days you spent with us over the holidays. The pictures reveal the love of this family, my family, and how blessed I am to have you. The pic of you and Oliver on the floor took my breathe as I recognized Oliver's father in his expression of joy at "just being." I love you all, Ryan, Raechel, Oliver and Hazel for choosing a life centered on God and family. You light up my life on these bleak Michigan days!

nic said...

you all are beautiful.

:)

Sarah-Anne said...

wow, everyone says your beautiful, along with your babes...and you are! great photos raechel!
Sarah-Anne

Kristin said...

TOO CUTE!!

The Bee Hive said...

Ahhhhahh! Love that last photo...so sweet!

jennyfyar said...

So, so sweet. You and your kids are so gorgeous.

Many months ago you posted your paint color, but now I can't find it. Do you mind sharing again? I love it.

Erin said...

i love these pictures.. you are right the lighting was perfect and you look so pretty!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Cute pictures!