Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Way He Works (The Crisp Family)

There's something about the way God works.  I have seen it a million times, but it doesn't seem to matter.  Every time, He leaves me in awe.  This is my new friend Grant and his family.  It is no accident that we have met; God made sure of it.  Grant and Keira were friends.  They met as Keira's journey was winding down and Grant's journey was just beginning (you can follow their journey here).  So, when I learned that Grant's family was interested in spending a day of fun together so I could take pictures, we moved quickly to make it happen.

We spent an afternoon doing things that sort of encapsulate Grant and his family right now.  First on the agenda was spending time in the kitchen, where Grant played both chef and adorable photographer.

 With four males under one roof, I feel like you have to always be ready for impromptu physical play.  Introduce monsters in the halls.  But really - I'm not sure who had more fun - Mom and Dad or the boys.

After that, the great outdoors seemed to be calling, so everyone got their shoes on and headed out to the swing-set.

 I really loved to watch everyone play and interact.  It's not always easy to find something everyone is interested in because of their ages, but this one worked!

After tons of play, we headed back indoors for some down time.  My son loved the movie Cars about this age, and this family can totally relate.  In fact, if you are a Cars fanatic, maybe you can see the scene playing out right before your eyes.

 After some fun times with the blocks and at the trains, everyone piled upstairs to have a dance party, because a life well lived involves some great dancing.

 And as Dad got in his work out for the day, and Mom showed off her killer dance moves, things started winding down.  We took this time to snag one "official" portrait and then let my friend Grant have some snuggle time in his favorite spot, with his favorite lovey.

I loved to watch this family come together for the afternoon, and how they are relying on God through this journey.  I hope it encourages you to press in to God when life takes unexpected turns.  To take the time to play on your swing set, crawl on the floor with your kids, and have a dance party in your living room.

Until next time,


  1. Wow. Just wow. Perfectly captured moments that will undoubtedly be cherished forever. Prayers for both Keira's and Grant's families. What a wonderful gift you have!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle. I know the families greatly appreciate your prayers.