a precious young family & a “must have book” for your little ones

brian & erin are such a special couple in the heart of each member in my family. they have mentored, taught, prayed over, discipled and loved on my girls. it’s so important for me to have  those in the ‘in between us” generation pour into the lives of savannah,madison, emily & caroline.  they truly are people who lovewell. erin recently wrote a children’s book & dedicated it to their daughter amyra.  when erin asked if i would be available to photograph their family, she mentioned they had a special delivery they wanted captured as well.  turns out, erin’s book, Animals of the Nativity, had been delivered that morning. she & amyra would see it for the first time, together! i love this precious young couple. enjoy~

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This children’s book tells the story of the very first Christmas through a new perspective – through the eyes of the animals that might have been around Jesus at his birth! The book is made up of four poems that tell the story of four animals – the camel, donkey, sheep & cow. Each of the animals focuses on one of the reasons that Jesus came to earth – hope, joy, peace and love. We hope this book will help you and your child celebrate Christmas in a new, fun way! And what better way to celebrate Christmas than to help kids in a different part of the world? The profits from this book will go towards Aide La Vie – an organization that gives a special, life-saving food to children who are suffering from severe malnutrition in Benin (West Africa). Merry Christmas!


Aide La Vie is a great organization that is feeding children and currently seeking to build a factory in Benin, West Africa that would make a life-saving food that heals children who are suffering from the effects of malnutrition. Each year, malnutrition takes the lives of twice as many children as AIDS/HIV, TB & Malaria combined. But there is a cure! And it is this life-saving food which is an enhanced version of peanut butter! There are a handful of these factories around the world already and they are saving children’s lives.

congratulations erin!!!