Long Overdue Update

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Well, I haven’t blogged at all for nearly 2 1/2 months, so I figured it was time for a long overdue update, for anyone out there who still reads my blog – lol. You may have heard some of these details from Facebook, Instagram, or our monthly family/ministry newsletters, but here you go anyway! Since a lot has been going on lately, I figured I would give this update to you in list form with a few pictures here and {Read More}

There Is Joy Over One!

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Just a few months ago, I had the amazing privilege of hearing my son Justice share with me his salvation experience – what a joy! On March 21st, my husband Joe got to share this same joy as he led our daughter Rayah in her own acceptance of Jesus as her Savior! If you don’t follow his blog, I wanted to give you the opportunity to read the story – Part 1 and Part 2. As we did with Justice, {Read More}

Rise Up

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As a young girl, I remember standing next to my mom in worship services at our church, listening to her sing. I hated singing, because I felt like I could never reach the notes of the melody and didn’t like the sound of my own voice. With my limited range, I would strain to hear my mom’s harmonies and try to follow along with her. As I grew up and learned to play piano, I began to discover how to {Read More}

Happy 3rd Birthday Rayah!

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Last weekend, my beautiful little girl turned 3 years old! She is the delight of my heart. I love her goofy, funny, joyful personality! I love her spunk and awesome poses. I love her hugs & kisses. I love her hearty laughter. I love her powerful prayers of life for babies in their mommies’ tummies. I love her tender heart, her singing and dancing. I love the way she talks with so much passion and expression and her funny way {Read More}

Family Photo Shoot

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A couple months ago we had new family photos taken by our friend Kristen Nicole and I LOVE how they turned out! She did a great job and it is my pleasure to share a few of my favorites with you.

Happy 1 Month Eden

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On Monday, Eden turned one month old! It feels like just yesterday that he was born and this month has flown by. He’s had a few typical firsts – first car ride, first stroller ride, first injury (from mommy – oh dear!), first bath, first poop explosion, first massive projectile puke across his entire crib – you know, usual baby stuff. We also had several visitors who came bearing meals and gifts, which was fantastic! Adapting to life as a {Read More}

Maternity Photo Shoot

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Thank you so much to my lovely friend Steph who took these maternity photos for us and to my parents for hosting it in their beautiful home. **Note: In case you were wondering, yes – I did airbrush my stomach – it is no where near that perfect in real life! **

Butterfly Princess

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We gave our kids their presents this morning and one of Rayah’s gifts was a butterfly fairy dress and a jewelry set to go with it, complete with shoes, crown, earrings, rings, and a wand. Her Royal Chubbiness could barely fit into the dress – lol – but that was part of what made her look so cute. I couldn’t resist posting a few pictures…

A Toothy Accident – Part 2

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For those of you who don’t already know, my daughter Rayah had an accident back in April where she fell down a couple steps off our deck and knocked three of her bottom teeth forwards. It was gruesome and a little traumatic and we feared the worst, that she would lose all three teeth, but God performed a miracle and the teeth were saved! Many times over the last few months, my husband and I have made remarks about how beautiful {Read More}

365 Project – September & October

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Again, since I sort of fell of the wagon with my picture-taking, here is my update for both the months of September and October. Admittedly, there are several pictures in this bunch not actually taken by myself (mostly by my mom), but I included them anyway, because this 365 Photography Project has been more about capturing daily memories for me than about honing my own photography skills – which should be obvious, considering the majority of them were taken with {Read More}