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September 19, 2011

Fall Harvest & Photo-shoot...

Josie and I spent some time in our garden Saturday morning. We wanted to see whether any of our gourds and mini pumpkins were still thriving.

Our garden sits at the back of our property through the woods. I was surprised how many leaves were already down.

I love this shot of Josie's sweater.
We were pleased to see that Mr. Woodchuck, and the deer/rabbit families have left our gourds alone. However, I'm still mourning the loss of our pumpkins...sigh.

After picking a few sunflowers, Josie and I left our garden and wandered around the yard selecting a few special flowers for a fall arrangement.

Later in the afternoon, I convinced Emma to come outside for a fall photo-shoot. We had spent some time earlier in the day, playing with "temporary" hair extensions and she was more than happy to model them for me.

My two beautiful girls.
3 years later, I still pinch myself when I see them together.
Who would have guessed that all those years of
and adoption stress

would be such a lovely blessing in disguise.



Jodi said...

Love the fall sweater of Josie's!! So cute! :) What a fun photo shoot! I was hoping to get some today after school but poor Donovan got vaccinations today - his poor legs hurt!!! :(

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

beautiful shots of your girls!

AND, love your Halloween blog! so fun.


Lee said...

Sweet pictures- they grow up so fast!
Fall is definitely showing signs.
Thanks for sharing!

vivian said...

You definitely have been blessed with two beautiful girls! great pictures!
I took the cutest pictures of my kids when they were little in a sunflower field. I dressed them allin overalls and took a zillion pictures. still all these years later some of my favorite fall shots.
have a great night!

DearHelenHartman said...

They are so beautiful. The sweaters are precious, too.

Truly Blessed said...

Wow, I can't believe how long Josie's hair is (I would have commented on Emma's long tresses, but I read every word of your post first!). They are growing up so beautifully!

Any chance we can get together sometime?

My Vintage Mending said...

Gorgeous. I got stuck looking at the flowers and then moved on to the photos...gorgeous...I see you have something from Miss E. so happy for you. Can't believe how grown up the girls look. Well worth the day of photos...smiles...Renee

Courtney said...

Beautiful fall photos. This is my favorite time of year to take photos.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh you are right, the picture of Josie in the sweather is so cute, but the ones of the girls together is pure magic.

Sorry about you pumpkins, but the gourds are sure pretty.

Cheryl G. said...

Your girls are so darling.
Love the sweater and pink boots too.
Beautiful fall pictures.
Love your gourds (they have so much texture and are so interesting).

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful photoshoot and gourds! Your story is a miraculous one and so inspiring.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- such beautiful daughters! You are one lucky Mama!! Love that sweater and your gourds are so adorable!


Janet said...

Very pretty fall photos of your girls! How nice to pick such a beautiful bouquet from your own backyard!

Heather said...

What a lovely post. Your two girls are truly beautiful!

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
I smile every time I see pictures of your cute girls! I am so happy for you all, and you are creating such wonderful memories for them, too! Great photos of your beautiful girls!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your gourds and flowers sure are lovely! But those girls are the prettiest things in your garden!

Katia said...

Greats moments in your garden!
Immagini molto belle, sei riuscita a cogliere l'anima di questa stagione di mezzo, tra la fine dell'estate e l'inizio dell'autunno, molto suggestivo il bosco e splendide le ragazze. Emma ha una luce speciale negli occhi: รจ forse innamorata?

Pam Kessler said...

Your girls look like they are the best-est friends. Glad you had some gourds left!

Jodee said...

Love these fall photos! You are one blessed mama!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Beautiful pictures :) Your gourds are amazing but Im so sorry about the pumpkins!! I cant believe you guys are in sweaters up there already....please send the cold down here!