brave enough for the both of us

We had a family shoot this morning.  I love family shoots.  We have had a lot of holiday mini shoots lately.  I love them too… but they are not the same as the full family shoot.  I love spending an hour or more with a family. I love having time to get to know each…

honestly me

I have been thinking, journaling, wondering, asking, and praying about what it means to be authentically myself.  I wonder if I will ever be brave enough to completely know and love myself wholly.  I know if I cannot be honest with myself about who I am and have grace for what I find, I will…

year of fearless, 2012

For 2012, my word was fearless.  Fearlessness has brought so much into my life.  I started this blog, I started shooting film, I made big changes in my life and how I think and feel.  It feels good to look back at the year and it be filled with so much wonderfulness.  For the last…

thankful for homeschooling

This month I am doing a thankful project.  When I began this project, I knew that one blessing that I  would have to list would be homeschooling.  As I was making my list of why I am so thankful for homeschooling, I started to realize that I am not only thankful for the experience of…

searching for dragons

looking in “Anyone can slay a dragon …but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.” ~Story People I found this quote this morning.  My heart was drawn to it because first, it has a dragon in it and my baby girl loves dragons.  Second, the…

fearless

jar of sand  Every year I ask the Lord what word I should hold onto through the year.  In years past these words have been things I have learned in a deep and real way.  The year he gave me joy, I almost lost my family.  The year he gave me faith, I had to…