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Merry Christmas from the Stokes

We have so very much to be thankful for this Christmas! Our family has grown this year and so has our business. Katie and I feel like we were just celebrating the Holidays, but that is how all of life feels these days, a wonderful snowy-blur of life, love, and children. We are mindful this season of the Providence of God and how faithful he is even in the times when we’re not sure what the future holds. We make so many plans and fill our calendars a year in advance, but ultimately he is in sovereign over it all and so we make plans and remind each other “if the Lord wills.” Because we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. If this year has taught us anything, it is that; to live each day as if it were all you were given. To say this is one thing, but to live it is another. We say this on the eve of Katie losing her great-uncle to cancer. We rejoice because we know he is with the Lord, not because he was such a great person, but because he put is hope and trust in Jesus Christ. He lived out his faith in the simplest and most humble of ways. My children loved him and all who met him were greeted as if they were his best friends, and eventually they would be. We will miss his songs and  jokes and the stories he would tell. Butch will be missed, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. Pretty sure there is a lot of Uncle Butch in my son Jasper.

Our hearts and bellies are full as we celebrate the birth of the Savior and reminisce.


The Stokes

We love. And document love because we were first loved. 1 John 4:19

images of our family of captured by our friends The McCartney’s 

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