Ok so this was like the most insane day ever. I hope you all enjoy these pics because they will not happen again for a couple of more years. Chel how you do your family pictures faithfully every year I will never understand. By the end of these shots me and Todd were both so livid mad and had yelled out every threat to Mya, and every bribe to Marle that we didn't even talk the whole hr and half drive home! Oh my heck, Mya is so dang stubborn, you tell her to smile and she will do just the opposite, you tell you to stop and she keeps going. I swear I got to a point where we just started laughing because it was that or children and or spouses were going to get slapped!!!
We have this amazing photographer, some of you may know her, my baby sister Lacey. She does an incredible job. So this building she had us take pics at is perfect for pictures but I swear it was the erriest place ever. The building might as well have ghosts living in it it was so run down with broken out windows. The crows flying in and out of the building was nice touch too. And don't even get me started on the hay patch we sat on, oh my gosh. Something had died there...no really the smell was horrid and you could tell something had laid there before, I was so grossed out and thought Trey was going to pick up so horrid disease. And Lacey she has patience like nobody else out there. She is such a trooper to put up with it all, I don't know how she does it. Mya had all of us Ticked Off beyond words, even Lac but man Lac still was so good with her to try and get her to smile. Lace thank you does not express how grateful I am. You are so kind to do these for us and I know the hours and hours of editing you put into these not to mention the time away from your boys. We owe you more than we could ever repay you. Know that I love you so much and so do my kids, even though Mya won't give hugs. You know her though, she will for a fruit snack!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Mya, you are my most difficult child, no worries the love is still there. Your my first child and with that comes a sweetness that is irreplacable. You are so independent and so stubborn and at times it drives me crazy, but nothing could replace your sweetness, your big heart. When I cry, you are the first to my side with your arms around my neck. They say a mothers kiss can heal any boo-boo but truly it's a child's hug that can make all trials easier and give you strength to keep going. Me and you have a good understanding, you love to push your limits with me and you love to see how long you can talk back to me before it gets you sent to your room, but I know you love me me Mya, I can truly feel that from you. You have big shoes to fill, your little brother and sister look up to you. You need to be a good example to them, they will want to do everything you do, exp. Marlee. She already admires you and follows you everywhere. Love her, accept her, be her best friend. I'm telling you now and you may not see this or understand it for many years but really your sister is your greatest and bestest friend. Mya your personality is one that keeps everyone on their toes exp. when you get into your hyper moods. You are precious Mya, and you are loved. No matter how hard life is going to be for you down the road I know you are so strong and will come out on top everytime. I love you little fireball, thank you for allowing me to be your mom.
Posted by The Tanners at 3:03 PM
AHHH AHHH AHH don't you just love Marlee in these last two pics. UHHH she was so mad, she had had it with pics.
Marlee's thoughts: "I do not like this, no I don't and I will NOT smile for that dumb camera and I don't care how many suckers you bribe me with...I've had it.
Marlee's Thoughts: "Oh don't even get all mushie with Trey, you are a terror to him at home, don't act like you love him. And could you please get him off my shoulder, he's buggin!"
Posted by The Tanners at 2:55 PM
Marlee, oh sweetie what a fireball you are. I absolutly am in love with your personality, your love for life. One word to describe you is Happy. You are just a happy baby, and I love every part of you. You do have a very fisty side to you, which I realize you have had to maintian due to all the torturing Mya has put you through your first 15 months of life. Mar's you make me smile, you make me laugh, you make me remember why I wanted to be a mom. Even on my really bad days, you will do something to remind me that's it's all worth it. I love you my sweet Marlee, and I know that you are going to grow up to be an amazing, strong, obediant child that your little brother and big sister will look up to you! I love you little rascal, thanks for coming to our family!
Posted by The Tanners at 2:51 PM
Treyvin, I love you so much little man. I know we didn't really start off on the right foot, and I am to blame for that, and I know you were a suprise to me and I didn't know what to think about you joining our little family. But I know now, just why you were sent. The Lord has made it very clear to me that you were needed in this family at this time. I need you, your sisters need you and will for the years to come. Thank you Trey for coming even when I had my doubts, my insecurities, my fears. I feel something when I hold you, like it's God's way of putting a little angel in my arms. I feel your spirit Trey, you are a strong kid and I know without a doubt you are my son meant just for our family! Thank you T-Ray for being so patient with me and having a sense about me and for the love you give me even though at times I do not feel I deserve. I love you more than words can ever express, this life is hard but I know you will be my little man that pulls us through a lot. Your strength is infectious and your love is unconditional. Your so innocent and remember so much, you know so much more than I do, you see the bigger picture that I am blind to. I know you will help me find my way though.
Posted by The Tanners at 2:25 PM