Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter Portraits | Irina ( + the cat)

The cat walked up while we were taking pictures, so Irina just picked her up. Therefore, almost all the pictures have cats. But that makes the pictures more 'Irina-ish'. She loves animals. 


Isn't she a beaut? (The girl, not the cat. I mean the cat is pretty too, but uh you know what I mean)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

White Flowers, Pink Flowers, and Orange Flowers Too

The law of the Lord is perfect, 
refreshing the soul. 

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant, 
giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure, 
enduring forever.

The decrees of the Lord are firm, 
and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold, 
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, 
than honey from the honeycomb....

May the words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart,
be pleasing in your sight, 
Oh, Lord my rock and redeemer.

(excerpts from Psalm 19)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

1. New
I made this dress yesterday, so it's about as new as you can get. I had a time of it getting the zipper in, but when I finally figured out how I have decided it's always going to be zipper > buttons. Button holes are annoying. Zippers are [now] easy. :)

2. Life
Without Christ dying on the cross for us, we would be nothing. 

3. Fragrance 
Lilacs. enough said.

4. Pink
This isn't really pink, but it does have a pinkish tint to it, and she is wearing pink clothes. So it's going to count, okay? :) More pictures from this un-planned photoshoot of our new Easter outfits.

5. Obvious 
Is it not obvious that all of the above are siblings?! That's me in the top left, Irina (12) bottom left, Susanna (10) in the middle, and Jonathan (8) on the right. Anna (in college) and Ethan (no pics) are the only ones missing. But just imagine Susanna and Jonathan both 11 years older and you'll have an idea of what Anna and Ethan look like. :) 

Have a Blessed Easter!
~Sveta D.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Could It Be?

Could it be You make Your presence known 
So often by Your absence? 
Could it be that questions tell us more 
Than answers ever do? 
Could it be that You would really rather die 
Than live without us? 
Could it be the only answer that means anything 
Is You? 

From Michael Card's song, Could It Be

Sunday, April 1, 2012

John 12:13

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!"