Monday, June 8, 2009

A Weekend of Pics

We had a busy, fun weekend...

Starting with a wedding rehearsal and BBQ...I know I'm not alone in my opinion that Tricia is a beautiful as ever with her short hair...and I don't mind the freckles either...



Then the wedding on the beach on Saturday...I was in charge of the sound system, and Tricia was in charge of looking beautiful again and taking a few smashing photos of me.



The wedding reception was all about seafood, which is totally cool with us...even Gwyneth had a few bites...


And, after an awesome morning of worship, including a full immersion ocean water baptism by the sea (anyone besides my dad remember that song?), we enjoyed a few hours at the beach with my family and some good friends. Gwyneth got her first dip in the ocean, which is finally warm enough to enjoy...



She also enjoyed some leisure time in the pool...


With her best friend, LK (aka, Paddington Bear)...






Sorry to those of you who are looking for more than pics on my blog right now...that's about all we've got time or energy for...we're making the most of our summer, between work and other responsibilities, and since we basically missed out on all the fun last summer, we've got a lot to make up for.

Nate

100 comments:

our7dees said...

I personally love the pictures and look forward to them. I'm glad that you guys are having a great summer!!

Brenda said...

I'm enjoying the pictures and knowing you're making up for lost time. As am I-with Kev being in the hospital all last summer, I'm determined to enjoy this summer for the both of us since he can't share it with me. Wishing you happiness, health and PLENTY of NC sunshine :)

ski said...

So glad to see the photos and know you are all happy and together enjoying every second of the life we are so graciously given!

Jen said...

Soooo stinkin' happy for you all that everyone is healthy enough to enjoy this summer! Don't worry about the lack of posts...we will be here when you get more time.

Hugs to you all!

TheRagan3 said...

Tricia totally rocks the short hair - she looks incredibly sophisticated! WOW! You go girl! I know that all of your regulars completely understand you making the most of your summer together. You enjoy and don't worry about us.. we'll still be here in the fall! :)

Penny said...

Pictures are fine with me! It's good to see you and yours having fun! I agree with you--- Tricia does look beautiful! =)
I recently started a photography blog, if you're interested look at my profile. I would love some feedback. =)

Noele Marie said...

Your ladies are gorgeous!

Looks like you are having a blast!

-stephanie- said...

More than pics? Why the pictures tell the whole story! I love all the pictures. So beautiful.

Autumn Days said...

i love the pictures and am glad that you are enjoying "normal" laid-back summer life. Live it up and soak up ever minute with your girls

Mommy to Z and E! said...

Love the pics!! Especially the one of you and Tricia...she looks absolutely gorgeous!!

Kristin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the brown dress Tricia! You look beautiful! And maybe you don't want to hear this but the picture of Gwenyth and Tricia-Gwenyth is looking very toddlerish. An absolute doll.

Love the Gymbo ladybugs!!

Staci said...

The pictures are great! Love the one of you and Tricia on the beach together. She looks lovely with her short hair. And those tan arms! I am jealous! And of course, Gwyneth is as adorable as always. I adore her big ole sunhat!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Don't blame you a bit for enjoying the summer. Love the photos--you know a picture's worth a thousand words anyway. Have fun! Tricia, I am a short hair person myself--love it!(and freckles add character)

The Beaver Bunch said...

Precious pics, and yes, Tricia is beautiful.

Jamie said...

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing. I think it is wonderful that you are making up for missed summer fun!! ENJOY!!

bridget said...

Love, love, LOVE Gwenyth's ladybug hat! Adorable...(but not half as adorable as the girl who's wearing it, of course!).

ShEiLa said...

Tricia is beautiful.
short hair, freckles and all.

I love your photos.

Seeing all of you together and happy warms my heart.

ToOdLeS.

Sandy M. said...

Your wife looked gorgeous! And your little one is such a hoot. I love the ladybug hat! Glad you all look so well!

snickie said...

I look forward to your posts but I understand you wanting spend more time with the family. Enjoy your summer!

Shari said...

Pics are great! Keep em coming! Darling girls! Gwyneth is looking so grown up. ::sniff::

Lyndsay said...

I love the pictures...keep 'em comin'!

Ann said...

Well I have to say Tricia accomplished her job of looking beautiful very successfully. And Gwyneth just keeps getting more adorable. Love the sun hat on her. And not to leave you out you are rockin' those sunglasses. You have a wonderful family!

Me and my Gurl said...

Nate, It's AWESOME that the blog is MORE about Pics. You and Tricia do beautiful photography. Enjoy yourselves. God has made the beauty of the ocean and friends to enjoy.

BeckeyZ said...

Love the pics....keep 'em coming! And enjoy your summer.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Beautiful pics! Your family is beautiful!! And enjoy the summer my friend!! You deserve it!!

Blessings!

~Beth

Jenny said...

=) What a BEAUTIFUL family you guys make!!!!

laurie said...

Thanks for the pics.. While I love reading your blog and check often for updates, it is so sweet to know that when there are no new posts it's because life is settling into a new normal and you all are doing what families do... That is cause for rejoicing in God's sustaining power, even as we rejoiced in His power to heal and give life.

Kim M said...

No apology necessary, I love looking at your pictures! Enjoying the summer with a beautiful family that God has blessed over and over, how good is that!!!???!!!

Josh and Kelly said...

definitely don't apologize! We LOVE the pics! Savor every moment! Tricia is looking gorgeous and chic in her short hair- love it. Praying that God would multiply the minutes and give you hearts big enough to enjoy all of His blessings!

Brooks Family said...

Tricia - you look absolutely fantantically incredible! Enjoy your summer, take full advantage of your doting husband, and kiss that baby girl endlessly. Above all, praise GOD! :)

Becky in VA said...

Your pictures say it all!

Enjoy every day.

Love to all.

kpalm said...

You guys look fantastic! It's wonderful to see that the North Carolina sunshine looks good on everyone ;-)

Always,
Kelly P

The Gang's Momma said...

1. Don't apologize for the photos! They are awesome and it's so fun to see you all enjoying your life and making the most of it.

2. Eternally thankful to you for "hooking me up" with the Johnson clan. They're such an inspiration, aren't they?

3. Is that a "My Husband Rocks" (or now, Union28.com) t-shirt your lovely bride is sporting in the first page?! I love them - the gal that started it is an old friend and man, they walk what they talk. Really!

My morning brain dump. Aren't you lucky!?!

Momof2bz said...

Love the new pictures!!! Gwyneth is sweet as pie :) Tricia looks absolutely stunning. She looks so happy and peaceful. Good to see that you are all taking advantage of the warm weather. I love this time of year before the extreme heat and humidity comes, it actually enjoyable. Have fun!

Emily B. said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! We love all these picture posts!
Love and Prayers,
Emily

CFHusband said...

@The Gang's Momma

that's the shirt!

auntrene said...

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
It is so wonderful to see you all looking so healthy and happy.
I love the Ladybug hat on Miss Gwyneth and will have to look for one for my little 2 year old blonde hair, blue eyed niece. She is so pale and we are constantly getting hats for her. I love the size of Miss Gwyneth's hat.
Keep having fun!

kate said...

enjoy every moment! We're more blessed to hear that you're all having a blast together than we'd be by seeing pictures...though they are great to see:)

nbg said...

Tricia is ADORABLE with the short hair! That haircut was made for her. Not everyone can pull it off, but she looks so cute! Glad you guys had a fun weekend!

HoundDogMom said...

Love the Pics, keep them coming. So glad you are getting to enjoy your summer. Also, nothing wrong with short hair and freckles. Have a great day. Sherri

Karen said...

Tricia has got looking beautiful completely under control!

Shawna - Round Rock, Texas said...

My goodness, the pictures of you and Tricia are beautiful.... as are the ones of your precious little girl, too. It looks like you had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your days!

Katey said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!! I' glad Gwenyth likes the ocean!!!

CAGB said...

I am not sure if I've ever commented here, but I've been reading on and off for quite a while. I am glad to see your pictures only, honestly. I know, with my own life, my longest, most emotional posts corresponded with my most difficult times (surrounding the loss of my daughter). Now, I feel blessed each time I post simple posts of my two littler girls smiling and enjoying life. I wish everyone that same peace and simplicity.

Larissa said...

LOVE the hat! (and the expressions under it!)

My Little Cuties said...

I haven't been onto your blog for a while and I barely recognized Gwenyth! She's really growing and thriving. I think it's amazing how often you do post given all that your family does. I try to update my blog often but sometimes life is just to fun to bother!

Rachel Dominguez said...

the pictures are AWESOME and I must say that yes, Tricia is just beautiful. Especially in that picture of the two of you on the beach.

You are a lucky guy!

Cathy said...

Just wanted to say in my mind pictures speak a thousand words, so bring em on! Also didn't know if the sun hat was a gift or if you remember where it was purchased. My little girl due to her T18 is very sensitive to the sun. This hat looks like it has a wonderful brim to protect their little eyes.

holly said...

Tricia is gorgeous. You totally scored!

Cindy in GA said...

I love the pics - and Tricia, I have the same t-shirt (top pic)! :o)

Estelle said...

I agree you wife does look spectacular short hair and all!

Kim said...

Great hair, Nate; great dress, Tricia!

Anonymous said...

Bathing beauty basking at the beach. What a sweetheart! Nate, what do you think of the baby April Rose situation after the last fake blog reveal with the CF person?

Jennifer Burgett said...

You are right, Tricia does look beautiful with her short hair!!

Amy said...

Enjoy your summer as a family this year. Love the pics though and Tricia does look great with short hair and she looks so young and healthy! You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Ahh! Nate,I love the pics. I was thinking about you and your girls,as you were away from your blog,but glad to hear your all doing well while keeping yourselves busy and enjoying some summer fun,and family togatherness.
Wishing you and yours a great summer. Much love,~Darlene

Also please keep baby Stellan in your prayers.

Clair said...

i'm good with pictures.

Danine said...

Enjoy your summer you all deserve it beyond no other!

Love G's hat, wishing they made one in my size!! And Tricia is looking more stunning everyday!

The Country Mouse said...

I adore that hat.

Michelle said...

Have you ever seen the quote "A face without freckles is like a night sky without stars."
That applies in our house as I have a seven year old freckled face little boy that I just love!!! And I too love her short hair!!!

Tammy said...

I am so glad you are taking time to enjoy the summer!! I will count the pictures you post as blessings!!!! I know how busy life can be. I check daily to see how life is going and it is always a nice suprise to see something new. Have fun in the sun with your girls!

heatherlm said...

I truly enjoy your blog but am perfectly content just seeing pictures of your beautiful family. Enjoy your summer with your gorgeous girls!

Heather
Massachusetts

Mandy said...

Have not posted in a really long time... Both of your girls are looking GREAT!!! God is So Good!!

Joyful said...

LOVE the pictures...and as they say..."a picture is worth a thousand words"...so this post has 13,000 words!!!!

I have a friend adopting a little girl from China, and she would go absolutely crazy over that ladybug hat and bathing suit Gwyneth is sporting. Any details on where you purchased those?

So glad you're enjoying your summer,
Joy (joybells.brown@yahoo.com)
PS. Tricia, your dress and accessories at the wedding..WOW...so pretty!

JUST A MOM said...

They are beautiful,,, Keep them coming.

Cristi said...

Tricia looks amazing! Love the pictures especially the one of yall on the beach. Great angle! Why did I think of that when we were at the beach? Love the one of Gwynneth looking up at her hat from below. Great.

abbiejsmith said...

That pic of the two of you is AMAZING!! REALLY, AMAZING!!

amy flege said...

what amazing pictures of an amazing family. i especially love the one of you two on the beach :)

Anonymous said...

Good for you! SOmetimes I feel torn between living life and documenting it - looks like you have found the perfect balance!

I adore the close up of sweet G with her big hat on.

Pati said...

Love ALL the pics...
May I be so bold as to say:
the 4th picture down of Tricia and yourself needs to be framed and hung in your home.
Such a "cool" picture of a wonderful couple.
Summer has only just began and look at all the good times you guys are having, keep on enjoying.
Many wishes for a slammin' summer.
Who needs a post, your pictures say a thousand words ! ! ! !

Pati said...

Love Lil' G's sun hat .

~j~ said...

and what a gift it is to see you all enjoying it! It just blesses my heart to see the smiles, the beach time and Tricia's beautiful smiling face... thank you Lord!
xo
j

amanda said...

Uh Nate...you are so no it with Tricia's hair..she looks very beautiful with short hair!

Love the "Paddington Bear" photo-too cute! And Miss Gwyneth is such a Pretty Little POSER!

I see so much health in these photos....by all means enjoy the summer and make up for all the lost time!!!

My Blessings!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Your girls are just summer beauties!

Shawna said...

Gweneth is as cute as can be and Tricia is as beautiful as ever. Her face looks like it's glowing. I'm glad you guys had a great time at the beach and hope you can spend many more days as enjoyable as the one you had. Love the pics!!

Open mouth, insert foot! said...

I think Gwyneth looks more like you, Nate, every time I see yall together. Love the big hat pic with the 2 little teeth, and you are so right, tricia's hair is too cute.

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how much that picture of you and Tricia in the "James Bond" pose cracked me up! My boyfriend went through a phase where he tried posing like that every time I was standing next to him.

--"Blog Fan" KJ in Vancouver, WA

amy said...

The pics are great!

Just wanted to let you know that right now is the time when it's free to join the bone marrow registry. I joined last year after you let me know that it was free during the time around Mother's Day. Don't know if you would be willing to share this opportunity again with your many readers, but it would be great if you could! I work on a Bone Marrow Transplant unit now, so I see firsthand how important it is!

So glad that Tricia and Gwyneth are doing so well! I enjoy reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

The photo of you and Tricia on the beach is awesome! Tricia, you're so beautiful!

-Kathryn

Andy Lawrenson said...

the photographer for the second photo is awesome

Jukie said...

Don't appologise for enjoying life and spending time with those you love... that is what life should be about! Your photos bring a smile to my face and remind me of happy memories I spent with my parents...and that Nate is priceless...thank you.

P.S your girls are stunning

Anothermadhousewife said...

LOVE the pictures. Tricia DOES look beautiful. And Gwyneth's ladybug hat and bathing suit are the cutest things ever! Erika :)

. . .I have 3 girls (and 2 boys), and my favorite items of clothing in the house have always been little girl bathing suits. ;)

Rene said...

Love the pictures! Keep 'em coming! I'm so glad to hear you all are making the best of summer and enjoying every moment of it.

Angie said...

I love the picture of you and Tricia on the beach. It is beautiful.

And you are right: she looks more beautiful than ever. The short hair and freckly tan is totally her look.

Kristi said...

I have never seen pictures of tricia before - but that short hair looks ADORABLE! So chic!

Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your story

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting these pictures. These are the best pictures of YOU and it is a treat to see you and your family, being happy and having a good time together. We are praying for you and that you all will have many more years of fun on the beach together.

Clair said...

Tricia is so gorgeous! You are a very lucky man and your family all look so much in love with each other!

Pauline said...

I am thinking that she was not fond of the water :)

Emily said...

I love the short hair...Tricia pulls it off sooo well! She's gorgeous as ever! And I love Gwyneth's floppy ladybug hat. My daughter has the same one and it's just the cutest!

JUST A MOM said...

Coming back I notice someting,,,, THERE IS NO WATER IN THAT POOL. Now IF you comment on this comment please let me know cause I will not have the time to go through ALL YOUR COMMENTS to find it...

CFHusband said...

@JUST A MOM

Not sure why it matters, but there is some water in the pool. Maybe just an inch or two deep, but it's there.

terri c said...

Tricia TOTALLY rocks both the hair and the dress. Gorgeous. Love the beach/ocean pix. Have a great summer!

Shannon said...

She is getting so big! You guys look great, and happy and I love her gymboree beach ensemble. I am a total sucker for their stuff :) Have a great trip to NJ!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the swimming pics!! Gwenyth is growing!! What a sweet pea!!
I enjoying reading your blog. Thank you!! I pray you find some "Lazy Dog Days of Summer" and get to enjoy every moment!!

twin power mommy said...

I haven't checked your blog in a few months.

Gwyneth is absolutely a doll! These beach pics are GREAT!!! Tricia and Gwyn looked wonderful in these pictures you posted.
It was good to see your family so happy!

Paige said...

The picture of Tricia in the brown dress.....WOW! You need to take her on a sassy photo shoot. : ) She looks beautiful.

Taylor Konahiki said...

Just have to say that I think Tricia looks absolutley AMAZING in her short hair!

Ann said...

I've lurked for quite some time, but I wanted to post and say that your photos are so full of life...I'm so glad to see that you all are doing so well!!

Tricia definitely is becoming in short hair and freckles...I also love the brown dress, and I couldn't help but notice the daisy "he loves me" tshirt...where did she find that? Would LOVE to know! :o) And Gwyneth is of course cute as ever and growing fast!

Have a great summer...
Ann in SC

sheilacowell said...

to be honest, I haven't visited in awhile - since Tricia cut her hair. What a beautiful woman of God she is! She absolutely oozes with the light of Jesus! ...and I absolutely adore the hair - she looks amazing! So overwhelmed with gratefulness at the things God has done in your family - thank you so much for continuing to share your story.

Michelle Jamie said...

It's scary how much a like you and Gwyneth look alike in the photo with the wet hair!!

I LOVE the first picture with the upward angle with the hat!