Oh, how I need you..


This is my anthem right now. I usually can't listen to songs over and over again, but this song has been on repeat for a few days now.. Seriously, take a listen. You won't be sorry you did.




"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

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I know. Another sunset series. I can't help myself, really. We are taking in all of the outdoors we can get since fall has set in quite suddenly it seems. While I'm welcoming sweaters and boots and crunchy leaves, I know that it means snow is just around the corner. Yikes.

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Favorites from last weeks' Project 52:
Lily's smile over at Sass and Spice
and Matteo over at Blackberries and Rosemary!



"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

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Perks of being a Pastors' kid..
Staying up late after hanging out with some awesomely fun youth every Friday night!!

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Favorites from last weeks' Project 52:
Kirsten over at Mommyhood by Grace
and the sweet trio over at The Beetle Shack!
Go check them out!



"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

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Sienna: While we were out today Jeremy tripped and fell pretty good. Sienna instantly broke out into tears (I mean hysterics). So compassionate she is.
Coen: Showing off some pictures he took of his buddy. He may get that from me.
Houston: Smiling and happy. We are seeing this side of him more and more. Thank goodness.

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Favorites from last weeks' Project 52:
A family portrait over at Dee* Construction
and little Lu over at Megan Ambrose!
Be sure to check them out!

Made for More


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What are you believing God for?

This weekend we are heading out for our annual youth retreat. My husband and I along with our amazing youth leaders are believing for young lives to be touched and transformed by the love of Jesus. We are believing that His presence will bring new life and freedom that will radically change a generation. We are believing for genuine pursuit, faith that speaks, and the birthing of a passion that extends beyond just this weekend in these young people. I would love for you to pray alongside us!

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My boys and a sunset.


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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

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Sienna's picture is out of focus. Coen was upset at something his sister said. Houston, however, has the best seat in the house with all of the glorious morning light shining in on him. The reality of breakfast. I kind of love how imperfect these shots are this week. We are working at getting back into routine around here! Our perfectly imperfect routine..

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Favorites from last weeks' Project 52:
Elsa over at A Little Lioness
and all 3 portraits over at This Brown Wren!
Go and check them out!

Cold Lake


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It is so neat to experience places you've lived only a few hours away from your whole life. Who knew such beauty existed in Alberta. I love the water. I would love to one day live somewhere with a lake close by! Jeremy thinks it would probably lose its appeal that way. He may be right. It is such a treat when we have opportunity to visit places like this!

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First Days. Fresh starts. New beginnings. Every day is new, really. Each morning we are offered a number of hours which have never been walked through before, with opportunity for change and growth. Yet some seasons can feel so monotonous. There is just something about reaching a new milestone that triggers that excitement of 'new.' I, however, want to wake each morning with that excitement, look ahead at the clean slate and purposefully write things worthwhile upon it!


I'm so  proud of my girl and how she handled her new season. Grade 2. She excitedly walked into it with hope and enthusiasm. I think it is going to be a great year. Although she did ask if she could stay home and spend time with us today lol.. Coen was so excited as he watched Sienna settle into her new class! I am praying that he feels that same excitement as he begins Kindergarten next week!


I keep forgetting to mention a HUGE thank you to the wonderful Danielle Burkleo for my awesome new layout.
Change is good!



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Houston Seth.
To us, he is a testimony of God's faithfulness. Delivered to us, healthy and whole, after a difficult pregnancy and months of bed rest. In that uncertain time the Lord spoke to my husband the name Seth. It means 'appointed.' My precious boy. Appointed by the Lord. Full of purpose and promise.
Happy Birthday.

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"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

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We had a mini getaway while my husband was preaching at a youth camp! It was such a blessing to be there, and we had so much fun!

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Favorites from last weeks Project 52:
Miss 9 over at A Time to Create,
and the sweet portrait over at She Rhymes With Crazy!

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