"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

05 March 2011


Our photographer friend Becky (for whom Nich and I modeled for a Trash the Dress session - not with my dress - last fall) gave us the fantastic gift of a portrait session for Brennan at our baby shower. We elected to get newborn portraits done, because he's only going to be so little once, and we wanted to capture that. So, at five days old, Brennan had his first professional portraits taken. Here's a sampling (same as the ones on my FB). Enjoy!


  1. you won't regret this photo session....I wish I had done one for my kids! I thought about it with Joshua, but the others hadn't had the privilege and besides, we were too busy getting his clubfoot fixed!