they are us now

from left to right (click to enlarge): Jeremiah, Aaliyah, Jorge, Maggie, Mario, Cathy, Nyelie, Isaac, Jorge Introducing… (insert drumroll) The new Najeras!!! Yesterday my sister and brother-in-law have now become the proud parents of 7 kids. Yes, SEVEN!! Three of the kids pictured above are now officially in the process of being adopted by Jorge …

instant classics

every once in a while something catches your eye and you know it’s going to be an instant classic.  the picture above is one of those “somethings”.  i call it Our Mama. we went out to take family pictures but i was ill equipped and didn’t have a tripod. and it was cold and windy, …

8 smiles

eight faces, eight smiles, all facing the same direction.  that’s all we ask for. what could be so hard about that? here’s some of my favorite pics from our recent photo shoot that didn’t make the cut into the Christmas card and including the one that did. (thanks to michael sekaquaptewa for holding the camera.) See and …

falling in love in MPD

abe: “i think i’m falling in love with you again.” deb: “oh, really? what do you mean?” abe: “i think it has to do with all the time we’re being forced to spend with each other through this process. and even though the time we’re spending together is spent doing the SAME thing over and …

it is worth fighting for

“if He raised Jesus from the dead, don’t you think he is powerful enough to bring new life back into your marriage?” those words, from the story of a couple we met this past summer when visiting the campus of FamilyLife, have been ringing in my head since then as I see and hear about …