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whole heart.

These two boys are definitely a joy to spend my days with. They are a true gift from God and every day I’m reminded of His love through them. Some days are way harder than others (Leland seems to be going through the terrible twos right now-eeek!!) but every day is so worth it. I know that investing my time and energy into their little lives is so worth it. I know that saying no to opportunities right now will be worth it. My mom encouraged me tonight through two text messages. One said “Success is having a great family” and the second one said “It’s not having a divided heart.” My prayer is that I keep that in my mind as I go throughout the day-to-day mundane. When I put my whole heart into where I am in living each moment, I will find peace and joy.

…this little guy keeps me busy! So full of energy :)

“Serving with joy in the midst of messes and difficulty can only be done when we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. When we are joyful and see each minute with our children as an opportunity to worship God through our service of him, our children sense our joy and feel secure and happy.

Loving our children with our whole heart is a choice, a daily choice. If we faithfully plant seeds of love and care in their hearts, in due time we will indeed reap a harvest in kind.” sally clarkson


These pictures are so pretty! Leland looks so grown up. I love your posts like these. I’m obviously not a mom, but your heart is greatly inspiring! Thank you for sharing things like this. xx


named my first DSLR arielle :)

I really, really admire your photography, Arielle! Everything’s so bright and cheerful. I aspire to take pictures and live a life full of light and love, much like yours. :)

You make me happy, friend. :) Keep serving in the day-to-day. You’re doing amazing things.

Beautiful words & pictures. I wish I lived close to you so I could become your client! :) Oh, Sally Clarkson… she’s always so spot-on. Love her.

Lovely post and pictures! You have such a sweet family. Please, please share where you found this wonderful dress!!

Oh how beautiful and true! Children are the greatest gift to have. You have captured them wonderfully!

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