“This is what people do when they are dreaming” Beckett Paige Off to see Frozen 2 and I love that my Beckett sees light anywhere we go!
Ask for help. When Copeland gets an allergy attack my world revolves around him. But all the things still get in the way. So I stress because I want to do all the things. But sometimes you need help. So I ask. Help for coverage for preschool. Flexible clients who change sessions. And neighbors to pick up kids in the rain. We can’t do it all but sometimes we can ask for help and then we can slow down and watch Disney+ and not worry that something is being forgotten. So today ask! I did and it’s making my home day with Copeland so much better!
True story. I didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch this year. In fact the last 4 years making it to the pumpkin patch has been difficult. Am I the only one who blinked and October was gone!?! So here’s to all the parents out there who didn’t go to the pumpkin patch! Just find an old photo and post that one!
Mr. Scott! You made it to one ;) to say you have brought joy to my life is an understatement! I remember the day you were born and the days after like they were yesterday!! A year ago you came into this world and I’m so thankful to God we have gotten to watch you grow! I feel honored to get to love you along side my own babies!! Happy Birthday sweet boy! Here are some pics from the day you were born. Your parents are amazing and it was a joy and an honor to watch you come into this world. This was the calm before the storm little did anyone know what the next few days and year had in store BUT I’d be a fly on the wall any day to get to watch you show the world how strong you and your family are!!
He whispers to me. Often. Sometimes I choose to listen and sometimes I hurry on with my daily tasks. People would look at my life and say I have a blessed life and I do. But the last year or two the pressures of it all have gotten to me. Be more. Do more. Feel more. I’m tired. I want Him more. I need Him more. Little things like serving my family has lost its allure and joy at times. This summer I blamed social media. So I stayed away. Last year it was my realization that a chapter in life was over. This year I have struggled to find joy. It’s funny I chose JOY as my 2019 word on purpose. And the word has been everywhere. So I’ve been looking for joy. In my home. In my work. In my family. In myself. I tried to look for it in Him. And the daily life I need to be present for takes over and I put Him aside. I’m afraid. I’m scared of what life looks like. Sometimes I doubt. I hate it. BUT here is what I know. I love my Lord. And my family, husband, kids, friends, job, home, work. But I struggle to balance it. And then I lose the joy. I lose sight of Him. I’ve been selfish this year. I’ve been jealous. I’ve been prideful. I’ve been unkind. I’ve been lazy. I’ve been busy. I’ve been broken. I’ve been discouraged. I’m hurt by lack of joy in others because of my own lack. I’ve been all these things and all the while longing for the one who can heal me. Repair me. Today is mental health day. And I’ve been wanting to share this but fear stopped me. So, I’m being honest that even when life is good it can also be hard. If you are struggling too know that you are not alone. Today I’m thankful for God and His Son. For their promise. That they care for even me and my small cares (they are big to Him). He is truly the Giver of life. Abundantly!
Three tips for family photos! Tip 1: Book early! We love documenting your family but this is our crazy season! Tip 2: Smile! Laugh! Dance! Come ready to have fun! Tip 3: What you wear matters! Ask you photographer for tips on what to wear! I promise they will have an opinion ;) • side note: I’m pretty excited about my annual Limited Edition sessions this weekend! I have a couple spots that are open on Sunday if you want to snag one before they are gone! This is the location for this year and I couldn’t love it more!
Things I’ve never heard someone say... I regret taking so many pictures of my kids. I regret documenting how my family grows each year. I hate how difficult family photos are. Well...... the first two I’ve truly never heard someone say but the last I have!! BUT GUESS WHAT! They don’t have to be difficult! Limited Edition sessions are fast, fun and there is always sure to be bubbles or candy!!! I’m already half full but wanting to capture your sweet family so you don’t have any regrets!! Contact me today!!
“The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows, how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me. One day I'll know, how far I'll go” Can’t help but sing Moana songs when editing sessions like this! This castle/ pirate tower just says Disney film right?!? What’s your favorite Disney movie?!?