Oh, what a year..


This year flew by faster than most it seems.. The older I get the faster time seems to go. My favorite part of this year, and I'm certain all my years to follow, has been watching my children grow. I wish so strongly that I could bottle moments of time, take them out to enjoy over and over again. Since, however this is not possible I'm learning to savor moments, to be truly present with my children so that these fleeting snapshots will remain engrained in me forever. I'm anticipating many memorable moments in this year to come!

Happy New Year!!

'Tis a Merry Merry Christmas..


PhotobucketAlthough it may not look like it, we have had a wonderful Christmas so far! Our hearts are full, and we are not even halfway through all of our family festivities. Isn't that the Lord we serve. He is not the God of 'just enough.' He is the God of 'more than we could ask or imagine..' I am so thankful to share life with those that God has given me. I pray each one who stops by here would be filled with God's peace and presence this season and in the year to come!

Merry Christmas 
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Before I could put up my Christmas post I had to write something about the sweet Christmas gift that I received 6 years ago from yesterday. She changed my life forever and every time I look at her I feel so blessed to have been given such a wonderful gift. I've started hashtagging Sienna's photos on my Instagram with #shebringsjoywherevershegoes. She really does. She is enthusiastic about everything.  I think the Lord knew I needed someone like her in my life. Someone to help fix my eyes on the brighter side, find joy in the little things. She is going to change this world of ours, I know it! I am so proud to be her mom..

Cluttered Letters..


Dear Blog.. I am terribly sorry you've been so neglected. I couldn't even think of sitting down and writing this week. My mind is too full.. too cluttered.. with thoughts of Christmas, giving, loss, grief, My Savior, my messy house, my kids, my family, and a million other things..
Dear Friday.. I am so glad you are here. It means my daughter comes home on the bus at noon and I get to keep her with me for 2 glorious weeks!
Dear Fear.. I wish I could say that I felt no fear sending Sienna to school Monday morning, but I can't. The thought of my little girl possibly hearing about the tragedy that took place last Friday terrified me. The thought of trying to explain to her innocent little mind.. I wish I could keep her from knowing these types of things happen in our world today. I wish I could guard her from fearing that one day it could possibly happen to her. But, I can't. I can only teach her to trust God with all of her heart. I do not want to teach her to fear evil, but I want her to know without a shadow of a doubt that God's goodness prevails no matter what. He makes beauty from ashes. Beauty even in the ugliest messes.  Lord help me in this! Carl Lentz articulated my thoughts exactly when he said, "it is painful to think of their heartache. I will continue to teach my son to not FEAR this world, but to be mindful of the pain within it. We point to the heavens for our answers, not place blame on symptomatic politics or try to understand sinful, evil choices of humans. Our hope remains in Jesus and our passionate prayers now and always for those mourning their loss.."
Dear Jesus.. I am laying all else aside an planting myself in Your presence, in Your Word, in Your house.. You are the only hope for an anxious mind to find its rest..




Spread Love



"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade it's self, it is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, ensures all things. Love never fails." -1 Cornthians 13:4-8

My prayers are with those affected by the tragedy that took place today in Connecticut. I have heard many say they are going to hug their family a little tighter tonight and I feel the exact same way, but my heart is aching for those who don't have that chance.. As I've been praying today I feel the Lord speaking to me so loudly about spreading love.. His love.

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3 

Dear Links..

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Dear Husband.. We did it! We actually took a picture together. Thanks for the wonderful dinner last night at The Manor. <<< Click the link and make a reservation if you live in Edmonton. The food was wonderful (I had the Chicken Supreme), the prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere was perfect.
Dear Sleep.. I am missing you big time. Coen's coughing has kept me up for a few nights now. It seems when I do find you I can only keep you around for a tiny snapshot of time. Have I done something to offend you? I would like to go HERE for just 24 hours...
Dear Christmas... How are you so close? I will be ready for you, but I always feel a little sad once you're over..
Dear Nikon D600... All the talk of dust and oil problems on your sensors freaked me out (perhaps more than it should have). I tested you and BAM.. there it was.. dust on the top left corner just as everyone was reporting. Other than that I was loving you, but I just couldn't justify keeping you if I was going to have to send you in to be cleaned after 1000 shots.
Dear Nikon D800... Thankfully McBain Camera has a great return/exchange policy so I was able to upgrade to you! I wasn't anticipating spending the extra money, but I know it will be worth the investment in the end.. Your file sizes are a little ridiculous though with your 36.3MP sensor which means I'm going to have to dish out even more moola for some giant external hard drives!
Dear Kristin, Troy & Aiden... You guys were my first shoot with my new D800! I am enjoying editing your beautiful family. These really are some of my favorite pictures I've taken thus far!



I have been married for 9 years today to the most perfect man. Well, almost perfect. One thing he is horrible at is taking pictures with me.. We hardly ever take pictures with one another. We were just out at our church's Christmas banquet, and while everyone else took advantage of being dressed up with a beautiful backdrop at their disposal, my husband and I looked at each other after we had put our coats on to leave and realized we were leaving once again with no picture.. I've decided this needs to stop. Tonight he has made reservations. Where to which I have yet to find out, but one thing I do know is that I am going to make sure we get a picture together! I truly believe our best days are yet to come, and I want to remember them!

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Why, hello there..



Well, life got busy 'round here. Sometimes it is just nice to live life moment by moment and let the small details sort themselves out. It is amazing how letting little distractions fall to the side allows me to focus on the necessary tasks at hand without feeling too overwhelmed! We've had wonderful friends staying with us for a few weeks while they transition through a big move (away from us unfortunately :( ), and it has been like a grown-up slumber party every night! So, I am enjoying life over here! My kids are wonderful and still growing far too quickly. My husband and I are celebrating our 9th anniversary on Thursday of this week. Life is full.  I pray that you, my friends, are being filled with God's presence in this season!!

oh, weekend..




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