Monday, November 18, 2013

an evening on the farm

As fall begins to wrap up with a crazy amount of leaves in my yard, I'm soaking in the last of a beautiful season.  Basically the only change I really love is seasonal so I am beginning to get the itch for winter and that definitely makes me hope for a little snow.  Of course just enough to cancel work for Ryan and play a bit!  I'm a southerner, after all.

The other evening we headed to a local farm to let the kids run wild.  I'm sure the Dixie Chicks and their Wide Open Spaces were playing somewhere out there, but I was too busy chasing these kiddos to hear them.  It was a good time and we all slept well.  I mean, not perfect, as in my life is a storybook (I actually saw a black widow and broke out in a full sprint chasing Maeve) but just a good time being a little family.  

Anyways, I grabbed ancient my camera, hoped the battery wouldn't die and tried to snap a few action shots.  I seriously don't see how you photographers do this.. my hat is off!  A good time was had by all.

And in case you are wondering what we were up to about 6 years ago... it looks strangely similar to our engagement pictures.  I probably needed that reminder today of how good the Lord has been to us in the past 6 years.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrating the Moores

My parents celebrated 40 years of marriage September 1st.  With nearly 40 years of marriage and over 35 in ministry we have been so blessed to see the gospel demonstrated daily in their lives.  Seriously, I could go on and on but these two are SUCH a gift.  My parents are the best.

My Dad would literally give someone the shirt off his back and I've seen that demonstrated over and over in tangible ways.  He's a classic introvert that comes alive when he preaches.  He bears the burdens of his church and is as loyal as they come.  I've seen him minister in joy and great sorrow to his flock.  He truly is a shepherd. If I'm ever having a rough day talking to my Dad can make me burst in to tears like no one else I've ever met.  He's just so stinkin' compassionate and caring to his girls.

My Mom is the sweetest most typical meek and precious pastor's wife you will ever meet.  She's quiet but a barrel of fun.  At almost 60, she goes yearly on a mission trip to Peru and is passionate about furthering the gospel.  She works tirelessly to fund this throughout the year with bake sales, yard sales, etc etc.  She's a preschool teacher and has this beauty about her that is timeless.  I know that before I wake up in the morning, she's already prayed for me.  She is always so sweet to talk to me each day.

Although I dream of one day living in the same town as my parents, I am so grateful to be so close to them (in comparison to 3,000 miles).  Our family is not perfect, but we are surely better because of these two.  It was a no brainer to do something lasting for their 40th anniversary.  The sisters surprised my parents (with short notice) with a photography shoot by a friend and amazing photographer.  Charleston will be sad to see her and her cute family move out west!

Happy Anniversary... here's to 40 more! :)