Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Jillian's Been MIA!

So sorry for being missing-in-action when it comes to my photo-journal lately! A lot has been going on that I'm really excited about!

First of all, as one of their "presents" to me this year I requested that my mom&dad, brother&sister-in-law, and sister&brother-in-law let me take them out for couples sessions! Now for some families, it might seem weird for your sister to continually ask you to kiss your spouse while she takes pictures....but well, who said our family wasn't weird? (In a great way, of course!)

First I took out my brother Paul and his wife Michelle:

Paul and Michelle are really funny & cute because they basically just act like high-school sweeties all the time! They watch sports and play video games and tease each other and tackle each other and play with their little dog, Buddy! Don't get me wrong, they are both college grads (Aggies!!), and very responsible adults...but he's still my little brother. :) Here, Paul has decided to spontaneously attack Michelle!:

My next victim was my little sister Katie and her husband Thomas:

Katie and Thomas are cute too, but a little less rowdy. They're both really quirky and creative, and are constantly throwing cute themed dinner parties (Thomas was planning a Zelda party when I was there!) and Katie has really become quite a cook of international cuisine (yummmy). Katie got a brand new shiny red bike from Thomas for Christmas, and she was just tickled pink about it. :)

Finally I got my mom and dad out on the town for a photo-session!:

My siblings and I are so incredibly blessed to have gotten our model of love from our parents. :) They were never shy about how much they loved God, their kids, or each other. One of the reasons I've been able to really pursue any of my dreams (like moving to California, or starting photography) is that I have no fear because, no matter what, I am loved without reason or end. I know that Katie & Thomas and Paul & Michelle (and one day me too) will have awesome relationships because of the model of love that we learned. Thanks Mom & Dad!

In other news....I'm hoping to launch my new website on January 13th!! That just so happens to be this Saturday. It'll be my birthday gift to myself. :) Happy birthday me! I've got a little work to do before it's ready though, wish me luck!