Sunday, March 14, 2010

Gabe's First Year

photos above and one below by kaylie long photography

A boy is Truth with dirt on its face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,
And the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
Author Unknown

Gabe is growing up - fast!  Transforming from a cuddly baby into a wiggly toddler, he is all boy!  And pure joy.

These pictures chronicle his growth during his first year of life. 

Sweet newborn, so fresh from God

three photos above by erica fricks photography 

First Easter

Paci - fied

Harley man

Taking a dip

Look who's in charge around here!

First campmeeting at FPC

Pumpkin patch gent

First Christmas

Checking out Santa

Shopping wears a man out!

Hammin' it up

Little charmer

On the move.  Watch out - he's a fast one!
two photos above by kaylie long photography

Into the future.  Gabe is in good hands with two godly parents, Tim and Lauren, to guide his steps.
photo by kaylie long photography

The past year has been a big one for this young family.  During Gabe's first year of life, Daddy became a pastor and Mommy a pastor's wife.  They are following the highest calling on this earth.

We don't get to see them as much as we'd like.  But we hold them in our hearts and follow them in our prayers.