Last weekend, my parents, my friend Kayleigh, and I attended a Bible conference/camp in Denton, TX :). I was blessed by some wonderful sermons, exchanging testimonies of what God has done for us, saw many old friends and made many new ones :D. Speaking of old friends, my dear dear friend Amanda Marie Webb was there!!
We've known each other our whole lives, but ever since she was saved from the power of sin 3 years ago, we've been best friends :). She's 18 (almost 19), smart, funny, completely awesome, and a sweet child of God :).
Enjoying the morning on the back porch of our cabin :D.
This is Esther Sanni taking a picture of the sunrise. She came ALL the way from Manchester, England! It was her first time to visit the United States :D.
She was so nice and her Nigerian/British accent was charming :D.
It was SO lovely on our back porch!! It was the perfect place to have Bible time. The wind off of the lake blowing on you, the sunrise...mmm :)
Everyone enjoyed the lake :).
These are my friends Bethany Jennings, Jaime Ashley, and Melissa Yakes (Melissa is a wonderful musician! Check out her youtube channel!).
They're so cute :D.
And this is Marie Hargrave (soon to be Champagne :D :D [pronounced shom-pon]).
She's a sweetie :D.
Here's Melissa again :D.
So happily lovely :).
And here's another fantastic musician friend of mine, Stephen Gates :D. And guess what! You can download his music for FREE here! So, go do it! You won't regret it :D.
Here's Marie's younger sister, Abby :D. She's super nice :).
The reason we were all sitting here in a line...
...was because we were listening to Stephen and Abby practice a song Stephen wrote for Marie's wedding!! Let me tell ya, people, it was absolutely beautiful. Hopefully it'll be on his next cd :D.
I love this picture :D.
Sitting next to Kayleigh, is Martha Smith :D. She was really sweet :).
And here are just a few of the guys: Michael Ford, Jase Ely, and Daniel Alcala.
Stephen "Isaacing" ;D (the name "Isaac" means "laughter" and one of the preachers spoke on the significance of it :) ).
Stephen's guitar case :).
Okay, the driveway of the campground was SOO beautiful! I immediately thought of Pride and Prejudice.
I loved how there were Bible verse around the camp ground :).
And here is my other dear friend Elizabeth Ann Blum letting the Word of God dwell in her richly :) (referencing one of the sermons again :D ).
Y'all've already met Pearl and Joanna. Well, here they are again along with their older brother Abraham! He's 20 and an all around great guy who loves God and His people :D.
After their church meeting two Sundays ago (remember I was down there for their Bible conference?), they graciously let me take some pictures of them outside. I say graciously because the food line for lunch had just started and it was already around 1:30 p.m. and everyone was hungry. True friends, I tell ya!! :D
We were waiting for Abraham to finish a text. Thought it made a cute sibling picture :D.
YAY! This picture makes me so happy...actually THEY make me so happy :D. Just look at them!
Then of course I wanted one with them :D. I still can't get over how awesome this picture turned out!!! It's definitely one of my favorites of all time :D.
I love them SO much! Because of that fact, they were my "love" for week 10 of "The I love project" :D. I just wish San Antonio wasn't so far away :'(. But that's how the Lord has it and His way is best :). Praise the Lord for friends!!!
After I finished taking some portraits of Pearl, her younger sister Joanna rather shyly asked if I could take some picture of her in her cap in gown since she's graduating from high school this next month. Of course I said yes!! :D.
So, here is Joanna Marie Ortega! She's 17 going on 18 and lots of fun ;).
She's a stunner as well.
Doesn't she have pretty skin? I love freckles :D.
Her cap did not want to cooperate most of the time. Lol.
BAM! Gonna GRADUATE!
Thanks for asking me to take your pictures, Joanna! It was fun just like you :D. Love you!