Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Very Burns Christmas

A Family Portrait

Friends. Christmas time is always a time that I feel that I am drawn into a deeper appreciation of the blessings that God has given me. This Christmas, I am particularly thankful for friends. When I graduated from College and jumped into life in the O.C./Corona, there was one family and one man in particular that befriended me in a way that I have appreciated so very much. In my freshman year of "life" (post-college), I was so thankful for this family that I felt at home with and who took an interest in me and my life and my relationship with the Lord.

The Burns Family has been a constant source of joy and encouragement over the past 3 and a half years for Cory and I. Scott officiated our wedding, we have had so many great times at the extending of their hospitality. Scott continues to be someone who I greatly respect and always come away from conversation feeling encouraged and feeling as though I have been challenged to think deeper and love more fully.

It is a great joy to me to be able to bless this family in a small way compared to the blessing that they have been to the Blakeys over the years. We were able to make a quick run to a local spot for some photos this past Saturday morning to update last year's photos. We weren't sure how it was going to work out with rain forecasted, but we were there, the weather was good and I think we got some great photos!

Thank you again Burns family for how you have tremendously blessed the Blakeys! Merry Christmas!

The kiddos

Their kids are fun loving AND well-behaved. Basically you could say they're classy and fun...

Faux Run

Scott's Face in the background = Priceless. Cory and I chuckled. That's right, chuckled.

Maddie Spread

The Madison.

Chlo Chlo

Scott and Chloe.

Kale Spread

This year's edition of The Kale.

Maddie + Kale Run

Running always makes for a fun picture.

Avery Spead

The Avery. Wasn't she in the winter Gap Kids catalog?

Look what I caught.

Freshly caught. Gotta love fresh.

Avery + Maddie Run

Umbrellas. Just in Case.

Chloe Spread

Chloe's first close ups. She's a cutie.

The Avery

Can't get enough Avery.


Thanks again!

TAGS: Corona Family Portrait, Orange County Family Portrait, Inland Empire Family Portrait, Family Christmas Portrait, Lifestyle Portrait.


Melissa Burns said...

Billy, we LOVE them! Thanks so much!!

Flower said...

super great pictures...everyone looks amazing. Nice v-neck turtleneck Burns!

Abby said...

Wow... the pictures are amazing and the family is even more so. Hope to see you guys on Christmas Eve if you're staying in the center of the universe!

Anonymous said...

i'm loving ALL of them.