He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Smile and say Cheese!

I would love to have a picture of my three boys. You know, one of those professional, everyone smiling, wall portraits. I have always dreamed of having one of those. I have one of the three of them from when Noah was 24 months and the twins were 4 months old. It's a beautiful photo. I just wish I had a recent one. Today was going to be the day.

Well, that was my plan. I prepped the boys. I talked about the camera lady and what funny words we were going to say. Donkey, turkey, and puppy, were the words of choice. The boys laughed and practiced. Then we walked into Sears.

Joshua promptly stated that he would not be a willing participant in this plan. Now, he started crying, screaming "not me," and throwing what I like to call a three year old fit. We can stick needles in his legs and chest. We can give him a ton of medicines each night. We can tie him down to a hospital bed for days on end, but don't EVER try to take a professional photo. We are horrible people.

So, I got individual pictures of Noah and Adam. Not the plan but I'll take what I can get. Now the plan is to buy myself some backdrops and a new camera. I'll get that group shot one way or another!

Oh, and for those of you that have contacted me and are having trouble posting comments, just click on the comments button for the post. Then choose the Name/URL button and just write your name. We'll be back in the hospital starting tomorrow for three days worth of chemo. Please keep Joshua in your prayers as it's another hefty dose.


Anissa@Hope4Peyton said...

I'm sorry I was backlogged on reading your updates. I am so used to getting update notice from you! Glad to hear things are moving in the right direction...your post about the picture adventure cracked me up!

Remember when the dentist appointment was the WORST thing ever for Peyton? Who knows why.

Loving you guys and praying faithfully.


Rita said...


I understand how hard it is to get a picture of your 3 boys together and just all looking at the camera. I have tried multiple times to get a picture for you of them when they have been at your Mom's and always one of them runs the other direction. I sympathize with you. Just know that I have tried!


Alita Duplanty said...

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