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a new year!

2017 already? I can’t believe a new year is here already! (And yes, we are already almost to the end of January but still…a new year!) I’m so excited for what God has in store for 2017. I’m praying for new adventures, opportunities, peace, and joy. This past year God has shown me what it means to stay joyful, and I’m praying the same for 2017. Joy- is different than happiness. Joy is having a continual peace even when you’e going through tough things- knowing God is on your side. Life is tough, right? Life is not always sunshine and rainbows although, I feel things like instagram and pinterest can almost paint that picture nowadays. But life have it’s twists and turns….there are bumps in the road and there are mountains to climb. But joy- in the Lord- keeps us going. It keeps us pressing on. It keeps us feeling loved by God, even when there are dark days.

My prayer for 2017 for you is this: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

 

Be blessed and be loved.


  

smoky mountains trip!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe we are to the end of 2016! Where did the year go? Where did fall go, and Christmas? Time please slow down! I was thinking of posting some Christmas photos and photos from a recent trip to Colorado…..but then I remembered that I hadn’t posted photos from our trip this fall to the Smoky Mountains. So first, I’ll post these and post more after that. I’m hoping to post some from all of my recent sessions this past summer/fall also! So much to catch up on :) For now, these are just a few of the photos we took in October on our trip to Wears Valley, TN.

It is such a beautiful area and it always feel like “home” when we visit. The kids love it too! I’m so grateful to be able to create these memories with them…

 

  
Kaitlyn

What ever happened to your Christmas house post?! I’ve been waiting!! Love your beautiful home and beautiful pictures! Your style has inspired my own house decor :)

arielle

Awe thank you!! I took photos but never published them! Next year ;) Lol! Blessings <3

leland’s lumberjack birthday!

It’s been a crazy month here, between birthdays and sessions and everything in between. How is it almost the middle of November already?! Most of my free time I’ve spent editing sessions and wanting to get client’s photos to them so birthday photos have waited :) Leland’s birthday was last month and he had such a great time! I still can’t believe he’s six- so crazy! We had a great time with family & friends, here’s a few photos from his party…

…Lol! Love you Leland!

 

  

a trip to the orchard.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I think the kids love it too ;) When we went to the pumpkin patch (& orchard) this year, I think they picked out at least fifteen different pumpkins ha ha, they loved it. (and no we didn’t buy all fifteen!) These are memories I want to remember with them because I know one day they’ll be too old to do this sort of thing (then again, no one’s really too old to go to a pumpkin patch,right?!) They loved picking the apples too, so much fun!

 

…She’s always sticking that tongue haha

 

 

  

leland = six!

Happy birthday Leland! Can’t believe you turn SIX today! Where has the time gone? I remember just turning 20, bringing you home from the hospital not really knowing what I was doing ;) but we made it. You have been a great blessing to our lives.

We took a couple pictures and drove around a bit when we were in the mountains last week ;) Leland, I love your personality, your creativity, and I’m so grateful to be your mom! Happy birthday lil man!!

  

sunflower fields.

A month or so ago we visited a sunflower field about an hour away and took a few pictures. It was absolutely beautiful!! The kids had fun and reagan loved all of the flowers. You can’t tell from these photos but it was so crowded! So many people were taking family photos, etc. which is pretty cool. I wasn’t sure if I was going to post these or not because I’m not sure who reads blogs much anymore but hey! oh well :) Posting them anyway ;) They are memories that I want to remember with my kids…