Sunday, December 30, 2007


A few weeks ago, I mentioned a top secret photo shoot. I spent a Sunday afternoon with my little cousin, Rilee, out at my grandparent's ranch. We ventured off into the pasture, laughing and piggy-backing around the whole time. This girl is hilarious! She came up with many of the poses herself, always being sure to ask me if what she was doing was a good idea. We got some great pictures for her mom and dad's Christmas gifts. I am so glad for the chance to spend time with Rilee! We had a blast! I hope that we keep getting together for our yearly December photo shoots.

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A slideshow of Rilee!

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I spent about an hour or so out in the woods of Ruidoso and got these amazing pictures of the residential deer.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ruidoso, NM

The Shalley Family:

I spent my first married Christmas with my wonderful inlaws. The Shalley Family Christmas Celebration took place in Ruidoso, NM this year. Eight Texans took off Saturday morning and arrived in NM later that afternoon. The drive wasn't too terribly long and we made great time. I spent most of the car ride napping...I guess I needed to catch up on my rest. Almost immediately after arriving at Nanny's, Guitar Hero and Wii were plugged in and played! What a hit those two games were; they definitely provided the entertainment for the week. Sunday, six of us went skiing at Ski Apache. We were quite disappointed with the fact that only 10% of the mountain was open, but decided to stick it out and make the most out of the day. Jake and Dan tried snowboarding - Dan hated it! I didn't like the fact that Dan didn't ski with me, so I'm glad that he didn't take to it. Sunday night, Jake got sick and had to be taken to the hospital. Long story short, we think he had a case of food poisoning. YUCKY! I fell in LOVE with one of our little cousins, Chris. Or maybe he fell in love with me, we haven't decided yet. All I know is that he hung out with me for hours, reviewed his Spanish vocabulary with me, played Wii bowling with me and gave me a ton of kisses. What a sweetie! The rest of the week was spent hanging out with all the Shalleys. We had a very fun, relaxing week! Thanks so much to Nanny for letting eleven of us, along with three dogs, crash at her house. Thanks also to Deeds & Chuck for hosting Christmas dinner and game night. We had a blast!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Road Warriors

Hayley and I are gearing up for our looooooong drive in the backseat with THE BEAST.
This picture was taken in DC, after a looooooooong night of celebrating. So FUN!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Relax, enjoy time with your family and friends and remember what this special holiday is all about. Thank you, God for sending your son Jesus into this world.
We'll be on the road visiting family for a week and a half! More holiday postings when we have time.
Love, Sarah

Monday, December 17, 2007

We're Building a House!

I've been busy trying to wrap up my semester and haven't thought to spread the word that we're building a house! We are VERY excited. All the goods are picked out and construction has STARTED! As of today, we have pour forms up for the slab and and the plumbing pipes are going in as we speak. Since I drive by the house twice a day, I'll be sure to stop and take plenty of pics to document the process. We should have a new home and be all moved in by early April. Please pray blessings on our home. Pray that this fresh, clean, new start is also represented in our hearts, minds and attitudes.

Isn't it beautiful?

Honey checking out her new yard!

Floor Plan

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Top Secret Photo Shoot

While on a top secret photo shoot for Christmas, I found these amazing trees. I can't wait to blog the photo shoot...only 10 more days till Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Prayer Request

Someone near and dear to my heart finds out if she is pregnant TODAY. Please say a prayer that God has made her belly into a safe, nurturing home for the precious embryos that were put in two weeks ago and that they have thrived, matured and become more healthy since they've been with their Mommy.

Love you LH!