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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!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Adoption Tax Credit-Makes a Difference!

I am re-posting this from @themilfords blog
Please consider doing this!

Please contact your state representative and your senator and urge them to pass H.R 213 in support of the adoption tax credit. Even if you are not planning to adopt, please support adoptive families and advocate for orphans by contacting your representatives in Congress to voice your support for this bill.

For many families, this adoption tax credit makes all the difference in the world. And, when there are 147 million orphans in the world just waiting for a family, any extra financial help we can give families who are willing to bring another child into their family is SO WORTH IT. There are so many people that are willing, but financial barriers keep them from pursuing adoption- and that is WITH the tax credit. I fear that many more children will remain orphans if we don't continue to provide financial help to adoptive families.

For 2010, the tax credit for adoption is $12, 170, but this tax credit is set to expire in 2010 unless Congress votes to continue it. I'm afraid with all the other more high profile issues facing the Congress, this will slip through the cracks. But, YOU CAN HELP. Please call or write your Congressional Representatives and encourage them to pass The Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2009, H.R 213.

It only take a few minutes for you to write or call your representatives, but they need to hear from those of us who are impacted by the tax credit and a broad spectrum of others who support the tax credit becoming permanent.

Write your U.S. Representative.

Write your U.S. Senator

Thank you for your support of orphans and adoptive families in this way! And, please, spread the word to your families and friends!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

These are my babies. It is so hard to believe I have had them for ALMOST 3 years this summer. This is my 3rd Valentine's Day with them and my my my how much they have changed. Happy Valentine's Day Isaac and Hadleigh. Mommy and Daddy LOVE you more than you will ever know!
BTW the cute owl shirts came from A Bushel and a Peck on ETSY:

Isaac: Valentine's 2010

Isaac: Valentine's 2009
Isaac: Valentine's 2008
Hadleigh: Valentine's 2010

Hadleigh: Valentine's 2009
Hadleigh: Valentine's 2008

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blessed are those who wait for Him.: CUTE CUTE SHIRT

Blessed are those who wait for Him.: CUTE CUTE SHIRT


Just got this shirt from Beulah's in Fredericksburg! Isaac was ECSTATIC when I brought this home to him. She only has a few left so head on over and GET ONE NOW!!

She has more, but they are going to go FAST!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's snowing....

Well this is the FIRST time my children have ever seen snow. Isaac was LOVING it, Hadleigh not so much. She doesn't like to be cold (she's kind of like her mommy that way.. :) ) But Isaac was running and playing and once we got his coat and hats and gloves ON him, he was good to go. We have been in Nashville since Saturday and it's been 30 degrees or below EVERY day! If it's going to be this cold I would just assume that it snow..and FINALLY today it did. Not enough to make snow balls or anything, but it made the ground white. It was beautiful! We walked over to the clubhouse for some hot chocolate.

The Monkey's Treehouse

Yesterday Grandma and I took the kids to The Monkey's Treehouse.
This was really a GREAT place when it's too cold outside or if it's raining. Wish we had one of these in Kerrville. There was a play area for 2 and under and a great big "tree house" with 2 slides and two playhouses underneath. There was a pit they could "dig" in. An art center. A dress up center and Isaac spent his time with the two choo choo train tracks. It was so nice to just let them run around and play and there was NOTHING they could tear up! They had SO much fun.

Vacation in Nashville

One of the activities that I thought would be so much fun was at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. It was a Charlie Brown Ice Sculpture walk through. We got there and they had us put on these large blue coats b/c it was going to be so cold inside. Everyone had on their hats and gloves and we walked through the door. my surprise it was MUCH colder than I had anticipated. The kids DID NOT like it at all. Isaac kept saying and pointing "I want to go that way." Well "that way" was towards the exit. They cried practically the whole time. So while I got pictures of everything, We were unable to really look and enjoy all the magnificent ice sculptures they had put together.

Isaac Joseph Lankford

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Hadleigh Jane Lankford

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