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We are Erik and Jennifer Lankford...married for 11 years! We are the proud parents of Isaac Joseph who was born June 15, 2007 and Hadleigh Jane who was born July 15, 2007. They were placed in our home when they were 10 days old and adopted SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. On November 2, 2010 we welcomed Libby Louise into our family and we couldn't be happier. In July of 2012 we welcomed Isaac's biological brother to our family. Jaiden's adoption finalized on Feb 14, 2013. On November 21, 2012 we welcomed Mollie Ryan in to our home to bring us up to 5 children. We live in Aspermont, TX. I have been doing photography for 9 years. I shoot with the CANON 5D Mark II in hopes of buying the 1D eventually. My favorite lenses are the 70-200 2.8 IS and the 85mm prime! I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing families, children, newborns, high school seniors and maternity!!

Monday, March 31, 2008


Our Weekend with Cousin Josh and Aunt Katie

Memaw drove with us to Corpus this past weekend. We went to see our cousin Josh and Aunt Katie. We also got to spend the day with Aunt Tawny and Kya. We had SOOOOO much fun. We got up and went to the Art Festival Downtown in Corpus. It was okay, Josh got to paint a few pictures and then we decided to go to the park.

Aunt Tawny said it was just about a mile away so we decided to walk. All 4 of us with strollers! :) WELL, needless to say this was after lunch and NONE of the babies had a nap yet. By the time we got to the park (LIKE AN HOUR LATER...heeheehee) they were all asleep. BUT, that did not last long.

Josh and Memaw played on the playground and the babies sat on their blankets and played! It was great just hanging out!

That night they all went to bed early!!

The funniest part about the whole weekend was that Isaac followed Josh around EVERYWHERE he went. At one point Isaac pulled up to a standing position holding on to Josh's shirt. Josh did not like this AT all so he tried to get away, but Isaac has a death grip! So basically Josh is pulling him until he finally went to his knees! I was laughing so hard. Josh was not sure what to think about this little rugrat following him around.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saturday in Corpus Christi

Isaac at the restaurant in his high chair....what a happy baby

Katie and Joshua painting at the Art Festival

Hadleigh chillin' in her stroller

YES we are CRAZY...putting all 3 in the tub at one time!! Lots of fun!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Well our Easter was pretty uneventful! Not a lot you can do with an 8 month old and a 9 month old! But here we are all dressed up for church! We just came home after church, had leftover chili and watched a movie and took a nap. Mema came over in the evening and Erik and I went to dinner at Cracker Barrell and then to Walmart!! Yipeee! What a date!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tragic Bunny Story

So a two weeks ago on Wednesday I went to Comfort to borrow Kerri's bunnies for the studio. We have used them several times and 2 weeks ago on Thursday Hadleigh stayed home from school so I took her to the studio to have her portraits made in her Easter dress. Of course I was planning on taking Isaac too! Well I didn't do it that weekend because they were both not feeling well. Of course I got busy the next week and on Thursday I was ready to take him in for his portraits. Well, Teri calls me and says one of the bunnies is dead! YIKES!! From what we could tell they had gotten in to some of our silk flowers. They had food and water and we had just cleaned out their cage. So one of Teri's clients discarded of the bunny! So that left us with one. Needless to say I did not take Isaac in for his portraits. Something always comes up! Well I left for the weekend, promising him we would do it on Sunday when I returned. WELL, I got back into town, went by the studio to check on her and she was dead too!! OH NO!! Poor bunnies! I guess she ate the silk flowers too! OOPS! I'm so sorry Rhett! I hope you are not reading this. So in memory of the bunny here are some of her photos!

About the name

Well some of you may be you see I am calling him Isaac now...if that is what we are calling him. The answer is YES. It has been in the lead in the poll for a while now and that is actually the name we put on the papers that went to the lawyer. We still are unsure of the middle name. I really want to use Scott, but it may have to wait for the next boy. I feel like I should at least let Erik have a teeny tiny say so. So we are also thinking of calling him Isaac Joseph Lankford. It doesn't seem to roll off the tongue as well at first, but the more I say it the more I like it. Plus when you look at the meaning of the names it really fits him PERFECT. He is 9 months old now and smiles and laughs ALL the time. He is so happy considering where he came from and we are so BLESSED to have him in our lives. Please continue to pray for what is best for him. The countdown is on, only 6 weeks and 2 days until his trial date.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Splish Splash

So I don't know if anyone has a child who hates the bath as much as this little boy! We had been just putting him in the big bathtub and he would literally scream throughout the ENTIRE bath. It was making me so upset because we have planned our vacation for the summer at the beach and I want him to LOVE the water. So I tried something new. We put the little bathtub inside the big bathtub...thinking that maybe it would help being contained in something! At first he wasn't too sure. It was better, but he still cried a little. So last week while Erik was gone, Memaw and I were bathing Hadleigh and Isaac kept trying to crawl into the tub. So I sat him in the BIG Hadleigh was in the Little tub inside the Big tub. He just started splashing away. So as he was having his fun I slowly took off his diaper and sat him in the Little tub with Hadleigh. He was LOVING it. So we finished bathing her and this is what we got from him!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


What time did you get up this morning? The first time? heeheehee 5:30, then 8:00
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Bucket List: GREAT MOVIE
What is your favorite TV show? Greys, Desperate Housewives, American Idol....
What do you usually have for breakfast? 2 eggs (1 egg and 1 egg white) toast and OJ
What food do you dislike? I pretty much eat anything..the only thing I REALLY don't like is mushrooms
What is your favorite CD at the moment? I never listen to CD's, just my IPOD or radio, but I LOVE me some Kenny Chesney
What kind of car do you drive? A 2004 GMC Envoy
Favorite Sandwich? Not a big sandwich fan
Favorite item of clothing?PJ's
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy or Spain
Favorite Brand of clothing? ?? Maybe American Eagle or Gap
Where would you retire to? The Beach
What is your most recent memorable birthday? Don't think I've had one, but maybe next year will be!
Favorite sport to watch? None really
When is your birthday? April 13, 1979
Are you a morning person or a night person? NEITHER
What is your shoe size? 5 1/2
Pets? 2 black labs
Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Nope
What did you want to be when you were little? A mom
How are you today? Hormonal I think
What is your favorite candy? Katie: I did not know this about you...but I LOVE gummy bears too and the HARIBO are my FAVORITE!! I also love Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 1st and May 22: We find out if we get to keep our babies
What are you listening to right now? My dumb dogs barking
What is the last thing you ate? Chicken Parmesan for dinner that I made
Do you wish on stars? not really
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? pink
How is the weather right now? dark
Last Person you spoke to on the phone? Erik
Soft Drink? DR PEPPER
Favorite Restaurant? Love The Grotto in Bandera....It's my new favorite
Hair color? Blonde
What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbies I'm sure
Hugs or kisses? Hugs
Chocolate or vanilla? chocolate
When was the last time you cried? Just a few minutes ago reading a sad blog.
What is under your bed? nothing
What did you do last night? went to the store and put my babies to bed and did some editing
What are you a afraid of? losing my babies
Salty or sweet? both!
Favorite day of the week? I don't really know
How many towns have you lived in? Too many to count, but the ones I remember are Pampa, Midland, Graham, Abilene, Comfort and Kerrville
Do you make friends easily? Probably not...
And now I'm tagging, Becky, Tawny and Leighanne!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Well I made it through 1 night

Thanks for the encouragement ladies! I did make it through the first night and day without my hubby! Joey of course slept like a champ....he always does!! Hadleigh did wake up twice during the night, but I managed not to have to feed her until 6 am which is an accomplishment! She is FINALLY back to normal and actually opening her mouth so I can feed her instead of pursing her lips together and shaking her head back and forth! However I did have to pick her up early from day care today because of a HORRIBLE diaper rash from bad diapers all day! I don't know what caused this runny poop, but now I have to cancel my appointments again and keep her home! Oh well! I mean don't get me wrong I love spending as much time with my babies as I can, but I hate having to reschedule appointments! It makes me feel terrible. Anyway, tonight Memaw came over to eat dinner with us and play and help get everyone ready for bed! THANKS MEMAW! We love you!! Now they are fast asleep so I am headed for some slumber!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Home Alone

Well my husband left me tonight to go to Arizona for the Cubs Spring Training with his friend Greg. Actually they are staying in SA tonight b/c they leave SO EARLY!! Sorry Greg!! He will be gone until late Thursday night! I have been out of town once already leaving him with two infants for a whole week and will be gone again at the end of April for a week. Although that week Grandma will be in town to help! He is like SUPER DAD!! I swear! I am not sure I will make it without a nervous breakdown and NO ONE to help in the middle of the night!! YIKES!! I don't do well with no sleep!! I tend to get really GRUMPY so look out! I know he is going to have a great time and I am so thankful that he finally gets a trip away with just the "Guys" he TOTALLY deserves it! I love you honey!! Have fun on your trip and be careful!! Don't eat too many hot dogs at the ball park!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Ducks

Our Day with the Ducks

Well this was our day with the ducks. Both babies woke up early therefore the time I had set aside to do their portraits would too late. But needless to say our day was packed & there was nowhere to move them so we did them anyway! SURPRISINGLY enough Joey did not scream and cry through the whole portrait sitting this time! THANK YOU LORD!! He actually did better than Hadleigh. She was sort of afraid of the ducks. As you can see Joey was not. He had the duck hanging by his neck and even tried to eat him a few times!! Thankfully the duck survived!!

Isaac Joseph Lankford

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Hadleigh Jane Lankford

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