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Tayla and Ryan

When I think of Ryan, I immediately picture a sweet little boy with sleepy, ice-blue eyes, palling around our church with my baby brother.

And now, Ryan is a sweet grown MAN with sleepy, ice-blue eyes, who pals around with the beautiful Tayla, his lovely bride-to-be.

There’s something about those Aggies…

So yeah, I mentioned that Ryan has these incredibly lovely eyes…do I even need to point out that Tayla effortlessly holds her own in the amazing-eye department?

What a perfect match.

Just joyous.  Keep it up, kids.:)

Hearts were not the only thing a-flutter.

(about knee-level)

There’s this tree

Oh, you crazy kids.  It was such a treat to stomp around the ol’ Texas A&M campus with you.  I have to admit that it was charming in every way…much like the two of you.:)

 Ryan, old friend, what a lucky fellow you are  to have snagged such a fun, sassy, and gorgeous girl like Tayla.  And Tayla, Ryan is one of the good ones.  One of the GREAT ones.

Very best wishes to you both.  I look forward to cheering you on when it’s wedding day!  xo

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LindsaySeptember 21, 2011 - 8:43 am

Love it!!

Kim CraigSeptember 21, 2011 - 10:07 am

You have a powerful and amazing gift dear friend. So honored that you are a part of this very special time in their lives. I love every single thing about every single picture. You rock!!!!

TaylaSeptember 21, 2011 - 11:07 am

These pictures turned out wonderfully! I could not be more pleased! Also, the experience was SO much fun. :)

Kelsey JollySeptember 21, 2011 - 12:16 pm

wow you guys look amazing!! yall are soooo cute!! :) miss yall!

Cindy RobbinsJanuary 5, 2012 - 8:15 pm

WOW !!!! You 2 r so perfect together in ever picture is all about the 2 of you so in love and so happy. There are absoultly amazing, beautiful pictures of a long life of love and peace and lot n lots of happiness. But you know the last black white did capture my heart. They are all my favorite with your both amazing eyes.
Can not wait to see you both on one of the important days in your life
Cindy Robbins

Sarah and Paulie

What a treat to see Sarah again!

Aside from being entirely lovely, she is also a fantastic realtor in Houston.  Oh, and she sure likes pugs…especially her Paulie.  (can you blamer her??)

Sarah is involved with an awesome local pug rescue group, PugHearts, and needed some photos with Paulie for an upcoming fundraising event.  If she needed them to be completely, heart-meltingly adorable, then I’d say mission accomplished.:)

Far left picture.  Is killing me.  Oh, Paulie.

You look FABULOUS.  The both of you.

♥ BFF ♥

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GailOctober 7, 2011 - 12:18 pm

The rolls. The tie. It’s too much. I’m in a giggle coma.

There’s this Girl…

She went back to preschool yesterday, and all I could do was marvel at her confidence and enthusiasm.

You see, there’s this girl…and I’m fairly certain she’s made of magic.  She’s as passionate as she is silly, as thoughtful as she is prissy.  I just can’t help but stare at her sometimes – she truly is the most enchantingly beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in real life.  I am challenged by her imagination, and wildly entertained by her antics.  She’s entirely too much, yet I can never, ever get enough.

But you know what the most incredible thing is about this itsy-bitsy 3 1/2-year-old ?  You know what it is about her that makes my guts all twisty and my throat lumpy and my eyes misty when I take the time to really consider how magnificent she is?  It’s the fact that she’s MINE.  Bailey Boles is the gift that I never dared to ask for.  I cherish you, my perfect daughter, and am humbled with gratitude that I get to be your mom.

(Now please get that obnoxious, sparkly Barbie pony out of my face for FIVE SECONDS so I can finish this, darn it.  Yes, her mane looks beautiful.  YES, I know that a flying horse is a pegasus and that you’re still hungry and that you don’t really like Miss Spider and you want me to watch how fast you can run in your new shimmer-shoes and that you love me and that you want to kiss my cold arm and that you miss Parker and that you want to go play at the Y and that Mrs. Wester sounds like a princess and that today-tomorrow we are going to see Stella and that you want to swim and we can bring our pool if Stella doesn’t have a pool and we will cheer “GOOOOO RICE!” at the football game and you can probably have nachos because they are your favorite but PLEASE!!  Please.  Just give me five seconds.  Thanks for the kiss.)

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HeatherSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:51 am

<3 that girl.

robinSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:51 am

I can see why you can’t get enough of that face. She gets prettier every time I see her on here! Beautiful beautiful pictures!!!

Daddy MattSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:55 am

I will take SOME credit for her! Love it.

LeanahSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:56 am

(Y)our little geisha girl is growing up!

BrandiSeptember 2, 2011 - 9:43 am

She’s definitely a special little girl!! Great post, Janica. And gorgeous pictures, as usual:)

DonSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:09 pm

These are truly beautiful photographs of a beautiful little girl. And your grateful thoughts about her being yours is wonderful.

GranbobSeptember 2, 2011 - 9:21 pm

Oh, I’m so “incited” that you have new pictures…order me one or a dozen and I’ll pay you for them gladly!!!! Now…where’s the new ones of PBo???? Toooo precious. I miss you!!!

MeganSeptember 3, 2011 - 5:12 am

perfect post! bailey, you are fantastic! and stella has her pool all ready for you, so don’t worry about lugging yours up here ;)

Jo Lou GibsonSeptember 3, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Stunning photos! Bailey and Parker are so adorable!

CaseySeptember 23, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Your wittiness never ceases to amaze me. I hang on your every word and then when you least expect it, HALARIOUS!!!! You are so talented in so many ways! I do believe your humor is my favorite part.

JillSeptember 27, 2011 - 7:35 pm

My daughter gasped at the last b&w pic of Bailey. She said it was amazingly beautiful. <3

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