Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fun with Meagan

Merry Christmas to all! Here in Texas, we are having a warm Christmas season. We just had a "cold" front move through, but before that it was in the mid-70's. I love the warm weather. In my opinion, if it isn't going to snow, it doesn't need to be cold. But, there are those who would rather drink hot chocolate by a warm fire. However, if I could pick between it being warm or snow, I would definitely pick snow!

Since it is warm, we might as well enjoy it, right? The other day, a good friend of mine and I went to Meyers Park to take pictures and just hang out. Meagan loves photography and she is really good at it! She has an amazing portfolio of pictures she took in the Philippines. She has lived all over the world and seen places I've dreamed of. But, we were having just as much fun Saturday in McKinney, Texas as anywhere.


Meet . . .

Always kind
Always radiant


Meagan has a twin sister and a younger sister. They are so cute together! They didn't want to model for us, but I'm determined to get a picture of the three of them together. :)



Although I own Nikon, I love any camera. I would love to own both Canon and Nikon cameras someday. If it takes a picture (including Point-and-Shoots, iPhones, laptops, and dSLR's), I love it!



This spot is one of my new favorites! The lighting is gorgeous! Meagan and I love rim lighting, so we were excited to find that this is a perfect spot for it!




Friends forever. <3

Thank you Meagan for being a great, supporting, and encouraging friend!

I'm going to take a short break from blogging, so check back after the holidays! I hope you have a very merry Christmas! I hope God blesses you and your family this Christmas season like never before!

~Bethany Truth

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Remember Christ This Christmas

As Christmas approaches, we get all wrapped up in busy schedules, parties, diet postponements, friends and family, shopping, etc. But, why does the world pause for this holiday? How could a birthday be celebrated throughout the world if it wasn't a significant birth? This was the baby who's birth was anticipated for thousands of years. This baby was brought into the world for the purpose of shedding His blood on the cross to pay for our sins, so that we could spend eternity with God.  Christmas is a celebration of God's fulfilled promise -- the savior of all men who call on Jesus' name. It is a beautiful thing!

I know that for me, I find myself thinking about how I can gain something from the Christmas season (fun, food, friends, etc.). This is wrong. The purpose of Chistmas is to give, not receive. That's what God did when He gave His own Son, who's life was charactarized by giving. Jesus gave up heaven (literally) and being served by angels, and He became the lowest form of man: a servant.

I love this song. It paints such vivid pictures of what Jesus came to earth for.

"Mary Did You Know"[Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene]

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am.

So, when you see things like this that make Christmas festive and even more beautiful, remember the reason we are celebrating in the first place. Remember Christ this Christmas, because that is who it's all about!

Merry Christmas y'all!

~Bethany Truth

Monday, December 6, 2010

Friend Frenzy {Free Portriat Give-Away!}

This Christmas season I'm going to be giving away a FREE portrait package to anyone and everyone who introduces at least five friends to Bethany Truth Photography either on Facebook or my blog.* That means at least five of your friends have to either "Like" my Facebook fan page or become a follower of my blog and mention that you sent them, and you will WIN a free portrait session and your full resolution pictures on a disc! Deadline for friends entering the Friend Frenzy is Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2010).

So tell your friends, and receive a Christmas present from me!

*Free portrait sessions will be held in the McKinney/Frisco area.

~Bethany Truth

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Get-Away {Great Wolf Lodge}

Merry Chirstmas!!! I hope you are having a fun and memorable Christmas season. I'm so grateful that, even during this busy time of year, you are taking the time to read my blog. It is so encouraging to me to go to the "Stats" section of my blog dashboard and see how many are reading my blog! It keeps me going!

In early November, my dad and those brothers who were old enough to carry a gun went hunting in Fredericksburg, TX. So, us girls (and little boys) tried to think of something fun to do. We thought and thought, but my mom was the one to come up with the idea of going to Great Wolf Lodge. Apparently, a few years ago when we were at the ice exhibit at the Gaylord Texan (which was right across the street), my mom overheard another mom talking about the amazing indoor water park at "the Lodge." So, we decided to go there, but because of our busy schedule, we were only able to stay two days and one night. I thought, "That's almost not worth the trouble." Yeah, . . . haha. We were worn out! Both days the water park was open until 9pm, both nights we left the water park at 6. We were sore and exhausted. It was awesome! The big water slides that were our favorites were about eight stories up. I think I climbed a total of 263 stories in two days! But, it was loads of fun! And, much to our suprise, we came home to a freezer-full of deer. The boys shot eight deer, including a 10-point buck that Kiah shot! We are supposed to go back to the Lodge for a 3-day stay sometime early next year. : D

So, here is a peak into what our short get-away was like. Only once, did I get my camera dangerously close to the water, but it was worth it. :) I'll admit, I was tempted to take my camera with me down on one of the water slides. :-X  I think that I will take a disposable camera with me next time I go to the lodge so that I can do more fun and daring stuff. Enjoy!



I love the architecture of this building. I don't know why. Maybe the colors?


The Howling Tornado!!!


Relaxing in the hot tub.






He's drowning Sissy!!!


Have a holly, jolly CHRISTmas!

~Bethany Truth