family

Say Hello to the Vander Heys!

  Another year has come and gone and these sweet humans are still the light of my life every week as they lead our home group in becoming more like Jesus.  I've probably eaten more meals at their house than in my own home, because lets be real, I'm a lot more comfortable behind the camera than I am in the kitchen and Melissa is always making something delicious! But here's the thing, having an open table is just a tiny part of it.

  Josh and Melissa live their lives with an open door, to friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. They're raising some of the most well behaved precious little humans I've ever had the pleasure of playing construction site with, just look at those happy faces! I can't really put in to words how incredible they are, and how well they love people. So if you don't already know them, you should, they're genuine welcoming hearts are sure to make you feel at home in no time. And they'll probably try to feed you. 

The Chessmans

These are the Chessmans. They are the brains, beauty, brawn (and baby) behind Jubilee Farm in Denton, Texas.  You know those people are who are creative and kind hearted and hilarious all at the same time? Yeah. Ben and Jade are those people. And baby Elijah? Well, he stole my heart over and over again with that smile, and those suspenders! I felt right at home on this little farm on the hill and had such a great time snapping some photos as the sun went down. 

Smith fam

I met Melissa when we were freshman at UNT. (Go mean green) It is crazy cool to watch someone grow up, get married and become a Mommy (x4!!!) I'm just astounded by her grace and beauty. Joshua is pretty cool too, make that really cool, he basically knows everything there is to know about cameras and technology so we may or may not nerd out sometimes together.  Talk about an adventurous couple, they live with the their, now 4, little ones overseas in Ethiopia and I miss them all the time! So glad I got to catch them on camera over Christmas before they headed back East. 

Voiths Go On Vacation

The Voith fam is pretty cute. Even cuter at the white sandy beaches in Florida. Take one look at that little smiling face and you'll be smiling too, her joy is contagious! I had so much fun playing in the sand with this sweet squishy and her parents...does life get any better than sand sun and photos on the southern coast line? No, no it does not.