Monday, May 16, 2016

Thy will be done.

Have you ever felt like God had to talk you into doing something? Like for example my husband was dressing my four year old and I could hear yelling and fussing. From the four year old of course! She wanted nothing to do with the dress that mommy had picked out. She had a list of excuses a mile long of why this dress was NOT going to work. She would rather wear the purple dress that she was comfortable with and that made her feel “pretty”. I told my husband to stop the tug-a-war and let me handle the situation. I could tell this war was going to require the big guns. I decided to approach the situation with love and grace. I told Ellie that the new dress was just as pretty and it twirled even better than the other. I started to divert her attention from the other dress and began dancing with her and making her fall in love with the new dress. Within minutes she was prancing around and claiming that this was the prettiest dress and she thanked me for it. Weird how minutes earlier she was crying bloody murder when daddy even stepped within feet of her with the dress. Her little “pride” was not going to wear a dress that wasn’t her idea. She would rather do what she wanted to do and what was familiar and within her comfort zone. I felt like God was telling me to get rid of the old dress and try on the new. Throw out all the excuses and stop throwing tantrums 
Stop limiting yourself to what is within your comfort zone. Point well noted God. Thy will be done. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Mom.

My mom. She was a single mom for most all of my childhood, but I didn’t really know what that meant until I became a mother myself. I still can’t really know, since I’ve always had an awesome “better half” for the duration of this parenting gig. I couldn't imagine having to work multiple jobs like she did.
Like any kid I begged to crawl into bed with her at night, but rarely did she ever give in to my “tantrums”. She always did the best that she could with what she had and I realize now—as I get older, and become more and more myself—just how much she taught me, how much of her shows up in my day to day life.

She taught me to follow my gut in all facets of my life. She taught me how to be self-sufficient at a young age. She made it known that kindness and having a giving spirit was more important than money and status. She taught me to work hard and earn all things, you definitely reap what you sow.These are just a few of the things that she has passed on to me and that I hope to pass on to my children.
I’m so grateful to have a loving, caring mom like her. Happy Mother's Day Mom. I love you.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

When can we go back?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cousin love.

Monday, March 21, 2016


The BEST investment money could buy. My kids thought I was the coolest mom ever!!!! Daddy was not present and probably would have not allowed this spontaneous even to occur. Who doesn't love confetti? I'm going back to Hobby Lobby and buying a million more just in case a random party breaks loose and I need an emergency supply of confetti. It could happen.

* The size and texture was perfect for easy cleanup and photographing. 

Don't be afraid to throw around happiness like confetti. 

Monday, March 14, 2016


I take my kids to the park at sunset just to practice "the shot". Sometimes I drag the stroller with chairs and props and snack for bribes, yes I admit. Sometimes one or both will comply with my "demands". Ellie come and sit on this stump, Ellie let's go an adventure…. Lucas don't kill yourself. Lucas you're going to break your face… Lucas GET DOWN… and then sometimes I take a nice long breath and take the shot regardless of my kids welfare. Sometimes.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mount Scott

It's not easy an easy task trying to photograph a crazy fearless toddler and a curious four year old. I tried my best with out physically hurting myself and decided that I was probably better off taking just my phone the next time we made the trip. E was so surprised at the scenery from the top looking down on the Lawtonka. Lucas was ready to climb off the side of the mountain.... Luckily daddy kept him at arms length and no one was hurt "rock climbing". We definitely need to go back to the Medicine Park area soon!