ellie turns 9

Our Elena is half way to 18. Crazy!!! She is so generous, beautiful inside and out, sweet, loving, a great leader, creative, smart, funny, talented, and the list could go on. I seriously couldn’t be prouder to be her mommy. What a gift she is! My sister Christy is an artist and was in town […]

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god is always

It’s been awhile since I wrote on this thing. Yikes! So, I apologize! But, I am still thankful for this little blog. It has given me a place to share what’s on my heart. It has also been a way for me to go back and remember where we have been as a family and what I […]

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grateful

When it comes to things I’m grateful for.. These four are near the top of my list. So blessed to be their mommy. ❤️

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cuties in costume

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new kid on the block

How adorable is our new foster son? This little guy recently joined the bunch and has been a joy to have in our home. He came in about a month ago and it’s been a good transition for the most part. (Life with two year olds has its challenges, especially ones that have been through a […]

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american ninja warrior party- kira turns 7

Kira is really, really into American Ninja Warrior… I would say she is borderline obsessed. So when we started to talk about what she wanted to do for her birthday this year (birthdays have always been a big deal in our home.. we are dorks in that way), her dream was to try out a ninja obstacle course with her friends. […]

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10 random lessons i’ve learned owning a photography business

I have been thinking a lot about my business lately and what the next steps may be for me on this crazy road. As I was thinking I realized, I have been doing this photography thing as my full-time gig for almost a decade now. Yikes! That thought brings two things to my mind… It makes me feel […]

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back to school

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saying goodbye 

Saying goodbye is the hardest. As foster parents, our home becomes a place where children placed in the foster care system come for a period of time. We love them, pray for them, snuggle them, treat them as our own. They truly become part of us. It’s what they deserve and impossible to do it […]

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ellie’s first trip to haiti

Over spring break we had the opportunity to take our oldest daughter Ellie to Haiti to meet some of our favorite people. Ellie has done a shoe drive for her birthday the past two years, so we really wanted to give her the opportunity to come and pass out the shoes collected herself. She loved meeting […]

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