When she was just six months old she would hold so tight to us that we could let go and she’d stay firmly attached like a baby koala. She was just four or five the first time she called down to me from the top of our three story tall blue spruce.m; I nearly had a heart attack, she giggled with delight.
It’s so much fun to watch someone do something they’re meant to do. There’s really no joy like the joy of true love. I am glad she has found her place on the side of a wall and someday, likely, the side of a mountain. Her joy is my joy.
Small Nativity (soft color or colorful version) $90 Eight pieces: Mary, Joseph, Jesus, shepherd and shepherd boy, two sheep & angel in original or natural. $90 plus shipping (in cardboard gift box).
Large Nativity (soft color or bright version) $175 Full set Mary, Joseph, Jesus, shepherd and shepherd boy, two sheep and a cow, angel, three wisemen and three camels in original or natural $175 plus shipping (in cardboard gift box).
With Stable storage box $50. Handmade select pine storage box with lid and sheepskin. $50 plus additional shipping.
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The first time I met my next door neighbor she was young, newly married and expecting her first baby. She had no idea how much she would learn in the coming years. I was a seasoned mom with a teenager, a preschooler and two in-between. I had no idea how much I would learn in the coming years.
I was the first person to meet and hold that baby. The first to hold the next three. We have been friends through painful times of life and times of joy and hope. Through toddler drama, pregnancies, potty training, diaper rash, and tantrums. Through terrifying teenager trials and bittersweet transitions from one stage of motherhood to the next.
She has loved my kids and counseled them as they navigated elementary school and high school and then adult life. She has watched them grow and mature and change with a mom-like love. She has cried with me and for me when my children have gone astray and broken my heart. She has cheered me on as I found my footing after life has knocked me down again and again.
I have loved her kids, hugged them, pushed them on the swing for literally hours, snuggled them as babies and watched them become independent and wonderful little people. I have captured literally thousands of photos of them playing in the yard, jumping on the “frampoline” and being little people from the time they were born. I have sat by my friend as she grieved the loss of her expectations, navigated the journey from a powerful working woman to stay-at-home mom of more and more kids. I have cheered her on as she found her footing after life has knocked her down again and again.
We’ve had backyard barbeques and smores around the fire. Impromptu chats in the yard too numerous to count. Days when I wandered from my house of teen-horrors for a long snuggle with a small person who still loves purely and simply. We have keys to each other’s houses and borrow each other’s tools and eggs (okay, I “borrow” their eggs and butter and flour and paprika and they borrow our tools). Our trampoline is pretty much their trampoline and I put in a swingset to get the kids to come our way (it worked). I wander over with a cocktail and keep her company while she cleans her van, wipes noses and answers 2,000 preschooler questions. Her toddler comes to my house with dandelion bouquets and her kids have all learned to say my name before they could say much at all.
I freaking love them. Having neighbors like that is what life is all about. One day they will move away and a little piece of my heart will go with them. Actually, six little pieces. We will always be friends but there is nothing like having a friend like that living next door. It’s kinda’ the best.
If you would like to purchase a collection simply deduct $640 from the collection price. If you would also like to purchase all digital files, choose any collection . . . then take 50% off the “add digital files” price. ________________________
Sample one: you want a gallery of 10 images and also want the Modern album Choose the Honey Collection: $1900 -$640 credit additional cost $1260
And to add the digital files: menu price $1200 x 50% off your price $600
Total: $1860 for gallery, album and all files.
Sample two: you want to upgrade your gallery and purchase a few prints, but no album Choose the Sugar Collection: menu price $1300 -$640 credit your price $660
And to add the digital files: menu price $1500 x 50% off your price $750
Total: $1410 for $1500 in gallery and prints and all files.
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