Family Pictures 2014

My mom scheduled family pictures for us all. Our family, My sister's family and My parents. It can be difficult to get so many people together at once all happy, cheerful and ready to put their smiles on. ;) Sure enough Mr. Beckham actually had a fever during pictures but he was such a trooper and put a smile on anyway. 
I LOVE getting pictures taken of my family.  I have made a tradition to take pictures of my own kids every year on their birthday, but I got to say it can also be stressful. At least each birthday pictures it's only one kid that I'm really focused on with hair, smile etc. But now five kids it can be a bit challenging. 
I am in love with the family God has blessed me with. I couldn't have picked out a better husband than the one God chose for me. He is my other half that completes me. :) He challenges me to study God's Word more. He encourages me, strengthens me and who comes along side of in raising our 5 beautiful children. 
What a blessing to get to help raise these little ones in God's truths. Each of them hold a special place in our hearts.
What a little bundle of smiles and joy this ones brings into our family. 
Being a mommy has taught me so much. Mainly leaning on Christ my Saviour as my Rock who gives me strength and knowledge in how we should raise these little ones. 
I am constantly amazed at these kids and that we are blessed to be their parents. Oh how I'm in Love with them. 
Amazing how each of our kids have similarities and then such differences!
Each day that God has given us to raise these little ones is a day I pray we can show them God's Glory.
We have been blessed with five amazing kids. Some days I feel so inadiquate as a parent and our Saviour reminds me how important our job is these kiddos lives are. To raise them to look out for others interest above themselves.  To ultimately live their lives to give God glory in ALL. To live in this world but not of it. That they may be lights to the dark. These are the kids God has chosen  for us to mold and prepare for His Kingdom.  
Thank you God for these blessings. For the blessing in all, the good and the hard, and to teach them your truths. We have been blessed on my side and Dennis' to have amazing parents to reinforce God's truths to our kids. 
I think something I treasure the most is being able to chat scripture with my family. Truly dig in deep and dissect God's Word. I have always respected my parents and how as they were raising my sister and I they would remind us to study God's Word and look at it for ourselves and not to just blindly accept others views. Study and don't steer from His truths. What we might want isn't always what God's Word says. I'm so thankful for my parents drive for our Saviour. A connection that is deeper than just family. We are a family of our Lord.

This is my family!!!!!
I'm in love with the man God gave me!
Over 11 1/2 years of marriage and 14 1/2 years together. I pray we have many more years together, but I know we will have eternity together along with our Lord and Saviour.
May the light of the Lord shine through us. 
~ Kramer Family 2014 ~
 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-23341B" data-link="(B)" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; position: relative; text-align: start; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;"> is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Matthew 7:24