places i love: the lake

Our little family rented a lake house for a few weeks this month. It has been such a blast so far (and it’s only been about a week).

We are just having the best time.


And come on, these have to be the cutest kids on the lake right?

Now that we are here, I am realizing more and more how priceless times like these are. Spending time together as a family just being together.  It is so great to take a step back from our crazy lives and just do things at a slower pace.

Not only has it been great for our family as a whole.. but also individually.. at least for me. I have a lot of time to spend with Jesus… clear my head… and just be still.

Which normally isn’t that easy for me to do… but I am seeing that it was needed.

I have this horrible habit of going, going, going and not taking time to process things like I should.  Anyone else with me on this?

And while my life is incredibly blessed… and I don’t have too much to worry or complain about.. I realize now that I still need to take those moments of quiet.

Two big things I have been thinking and praying about alot this trip so far…

Fostering.. and all of the fears, anxiety, happiness, sadness, excitement, and questions that go with that. I mean it is a crazy emotional ride! Having time to pray for our family and the toll it takes on us and our daughters is so needed. Praying for my foster son’s future and development. Giving the Lord control daily over it all. Trusting HIS plan.

My business. Whew, that’s been a-whole-nother thing on my mind a lot lately. Don’t get me wrong, owning a business has many perks (like getting to take off three weeks in the summer to spend time with your family at a lake house). But, it can also be incredibly stressful and burdensome. I not only have to keep enough business to pay my salary, but also my best friend’s who works for me full time. It is a pressure sometimes that I don’t even realize is there. And even though it’s tempting to worry when things aren’t booking up quite as quickly as they have in the past.. this time away has given me an opportunity to give it to the Lord. Trust that if this is what He has for me and my life. He will provide.

Please join me in prayer for these things! And, my encouragement to you my friends… take time to get away. It is one of the biggest investments you can give your family and yourself!

I look forward to posting more over the next couple weeks. So stay tuned!




  1. Thanks for being open about your current struggles! Helps the rest of us know we aren’t alone! I’ll be praying for both your beautiful foster son and success in your business! Don’t be discouraged!

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