Sometimes my children do things that fill my heart to the very brink; and when they love one another well it is the sweetest joy of all.
When Johnny came home several months ago he told us that he had written a song for Katie. He spoke it so casually and in such a humble way that we might never have known how amazing this gift was. When he played it for me at the kitchen table – his fingers flying over the strings making the sounds of falling leaves- I wept. It was tender and exquisite.
He wrote a song for his sister from the perspective of the man who will capture her heart. Honestly, I don’t know how these children came from me. Who is this gifted grown-up man who writes songs to bless his sister? He worked on it for months, writing and playing all the parts. He is a gifted producer as well. He brought in his friend and fellow musician Taylor Ronne to sing it.
He gave it to her as quietly as he had told us about it, leaving a note on her car. He told her to check her email and to never settle for less than the best. (sniff)
She was blessed to her toes.
It’s amazing. Give it a listen. I dare the mothers out there not to cry. Click the link below to listen to the beauty.
You may purchase this song here at https://brethrenheart.bandcamp.com/album/stories-youll-tell
Okay I can’t stand it. These babies are so sweet and precious. They are growing so fast! As of this post we have one baby left. Red collar boy is still available. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a puppy application if you are interested in him.
Had to do another Christmas theme with these sweethearts. Enjoy their 5 week old pictures. They are listed in their birth order always.
(To read about the parents click here http://www.maryannemorganblog.com/2014-fall-goldendoodle-puppies/)
Blue collar boy is now Lincoln and has a wonderful home in Atlanta. I am so excited he is going to stay close by!
Payton was feeling a little camera shy this time so I got a nice profile picture. She is my precious little bit. Just love my Payton.
Paris wasn’t sure about wearing the Santa hat but I promised her she looked adorable. I don’t think she believed me. This little girl is so laid back and shy. I love her.
This face! Oh my goodness Luna’s little face get’s me every single time. “What hat?” she says.
Purple collar girl is now Maggie and I adore that name for her. She has the funniest expressions. She looks like she is pondering some deep things here. I just adore her!
Light blue collar is now Jax and will be living in Williamsburg VA. I am so happy for his new family and for him. He said he preferred no hat. Look at his blue eyes!
As of this post Red collar is still available but I don’t think he will be for long. We are okay if he stays though. He is such a joy!
Scarlett is so easy to photograph. She is pretty much okay with whatever we do. Love her sweet little face and dark hair.
Well the puppies are 4 weeks now and I am having a hard time keeping up with these photos! Right now they are learning to use their litter tray (slow going!) and eat wet puppy food. They are also learning to play with toys and wrestle each other. They are so precious. If you want to follow me on Instagram you will see videos and daily updates. You can find my instagram at http://instagram.com/magbug.
Here are their precious 4 week photos. We decided to do a winter theme this time since they will be ready to go home December 5th!
They are in their birth order as usual.
As of right now blue collar boy is still available. He is affectionate and beautiful with markings that look like his daddy, Mr. Darcy.
I adore little Payton’s face. She is so attentive and loving. She is my most delicate puppy.
Since Paris’s mommy is good friends with London from our last litter’s mommy, I am letting her wear the princess crown for her portrait. She didn’t seem to mind.
This little girl melts my heart every time I look at her. She has the sweetest little face. Luna!
Purple collar girl is still available right now. She is curly and sweet and such a beautiful girl. I just love her.
Light blue collar boy is still available. He is precious with his curly curly hair and a pink nose. His eyes will probably stay light also. He is a sweet boy.
Red collar boy is still available! I love this sweet and cuddly boy. He is always coming and plopping down in my lap. He is so beautiful too with all of his white markings. He has a stocky little face.
Finally we have sweet Scarlet. She is still a deep red and so sweet. She has a lovely home and I am so happy for her.
That’s it for this week’s update! If you are interested in one of our pups email me at email@example.com for a puppy application.
It’s my birthday and I want to celebrate by giving a portrait session away to someone. Here’s your chance to nominate an individual you think would love a portrait session with me.
In the comments section below tell me who you would like to nominate and why and I will make my selection on Monday the 10th.
Happy Birthday to me!
These babies are growing fast. This week they began to walk around and play together. They are also learning to drink from a bowl like mommy. They are so affectionate. Can you smell the puppy breath from here?
We still have four babies available. If you are interested in bringing home a new best friend– these dogs are smart and loyal– email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Mommy and daddy have both been health tested and these pups come with a health guarantee.
Here they are in the order of their birth. You can see their first pictures as well as pictures of mommy and daddy here: http://www.maryannemorganblog.com/2014-fall-goldendoodle-puppies/.
You can’t see their collar colors as well anymore because they are such furry babies.
Blue collar boy is still available. He has the most white on him and he is a doll. He is getting his curls in too.
Pink collar girl is now Payton and is so delicate and sweet. She is going to be a service dog and we are so proud of her already. I just love her.
Lavender collar girl is now named Paris and she is such a sweetheart. She loves to snuggle with me when I get in the whelping box with them. She has three children waiting to love her. She is a luck girl.
Little light green collar female is now named Luna. She is so precious. She has the sweetest face and is our tiniest girl. We just love her.
Purple collar girl is still available and this girl has got personality. She always finds me and wants to be held when I come into the box with them. I carry her around the house with me. She is dark red and curly already.
Light blue boy is a lighter red and has a pink nose. His eyes may stay lighter as well. He is also still available and a little love bug.
This guy is still available. I love red collar boy. He is a stockier boy than the rest and has lots of collar. Wish I could keep him in the family.
White collar girl is now Scarlet. She is a deep velvety red and has a happy home waiting for her in Nashville. She is such a sweet girl. I am so happy for her new family.
Our sweet puppies were 2 weeks on Friday. Their little eyes and ears are opening and they are beginning to play together. They are also trying out miniature barks and growls and it makes me laugh. I couldn’t get a good group shot this time because everyone was very busy in the basket. I have a few openings for these pups now due to some last minute changes. Please email me at email@example.com for a puppy application if you are interested in one of our special babies. These little ones are handled daily and prayed over. They are going to be a blessing to their new owners.
Here are the babies in their original birth order.
As of this post, blue collar male is still available. He is beautiful with lots of white markings and very curly already.
Pink collar girl is now named Payton. We are so thrilled that she will be a service dog to a precious little girl. Payton is so sweet and has a special job ahead of her.
Lavender collar girl is now named Paris and we are so happy about the wonderful home she has. She will be well loved by some special children. What more could she want?
Little light green collar female is now named Luna. She is a lucky girl also and has a great home. Her new family cannot wait to meet and snuggle with her. Her fur is like velvet and so pretty. She has a dainty little face.
Purple collar is still available at this time. She is super curly and dark. She reminds me a lot of London from our last litter. I just love her little face. She is precious.
Light blue boy is still available at this time as well. He is extra curly and has a pink nose. He is a real cuddle bug.
Red collar male is also still available at this time. He is a beautiful boy and he would stay right here with me if I didn’t have so many already. I adore this guy.
Little white collar girl is now named Scarlet. If you followed our last litter, you may remember red collar girl was named Scarlet. A beautiful name for two beautiful girls. This one gets to go live with an amazing family in Nashville. I hope they will send me lots of pictures of her. We will miss this little red girl.
More updates in a week! They are growing fast!
Last summer he brought home a box of spoons left over from an event at church. I wondered what he was doing. They were just cheap spoons, nothing special. A few days later, I found him drilling holes into the tops of them in the front yard. He was drilling holes and tying them up with fishing line on hangers in the trees. I could hear them singing softly already. “They are for you”, he said gazing straight into my eyes. “I know how you like them.”
He knows me. But how could he have known that these cast off spoons would carry nourishment to so much of me? Their soft tink-tink-tinking in the breeze lets me know God is near. When I hear them I sense his presence. On dark nights when seasons change and I am clinging to all I am losing, they sing. On blustery days when the sky is gray and I don’t think I can do one more day, they sing. He is invisible like the wind but he uses ordinary vessels to be heard and yes, tangibly felt. I am walking through a lonely season but the chimes help me feel I am not alone.
Could he have known that the setting sun would glint on their flat surfaces and reflect heaven here on earth? I walk into the yard and there is glory shining everywhere – beacons of light calling to me to worship. He shines into my mundaneness through these little spoons and they are serving up a helping of life and light. I am inexplicably drawn to them, like the fireflies of summers past. They tell me there is more to the story than I could possibly know. There is always more with God. He is himself mysterious beauty, ever present and always good.
Thank you wonderful husband for loving and knowing me so well. I love my spoon chimes and I love you.
Colossians 2:2,3 ~”My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Janey and Darcy’s litter was 1 week old yesterday. If you want to see the details on the mom and dad and day 1 pictures of the puppies go to this page. These babies are adorable. Look how they have grown! Puppies are in their original birth order.
These puppies are all spoken for at this point, but you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out a puppy application for future litters or to be put on the waiting list for this litter.
Posted on 08. Oct, 2014 by maryanne.
I am quiet at home, waiting for Janey’s sweet puppies to come and it has given me time to finally edit our images from this summer’s beach vacation. I can’t resist sharing some of them. These are some of my favorites. I asked Katie and her cousin Morgan to dance at sunset for me so I could photograph them before we left. Sigh. I am so glad they did.
My soul soaks in these images like a cool drink of water. I see God in all his glory. I see dancers, surrendered and bathed in holy light. I see reflections of heaven at their feet.
I see joy.
Let his name be glorified in all the earth. May we sense him supporting us as we clench our toes into the sand, leaping into freedom. May we leave our tethered and tangled worries behind as we surrender to his splendor.
I am taking time to be refreshed in all the parched places today. I hope these images can help you do the same. He is always available to quench and fill.
He is God and he is good.
Jeremiah 31:25 ~”For I will [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I will replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.” -AMP
Posted on 05. Oct, 2014 by maryanne.
This is the precious McCormick family. Last week I met them at their favorite park and photographed them playing as the sun slipped down behind the trees. The girls were full of wonder and life as they explored the green grass and blew tufted dandelions into the sky. They shared giggles and kisses and string cheese from a picnic basket. It was truly sweet and magical.
It was a lovely way to greet Autumn. Much love to you McCormick family. You are near and dear to my heart.