Watching the storm roll in....Last weekends storms brought the most rain we have seen since moving into our new Norfolk home. We had a lake in front of our house by the time it was all over. My husband and I started talking about shopping around for flood insurance but then quickly realized there is also an upside to this, big storms will mean we can take our double kayak out and paddle down our street! Glass half full.
It took having children for me to truly understand the saying, "running in circles." These two were up before the sun and have been wired all day. I wish I could bottle some of that energy and find a way to administer to myself. While they're running in circles, I'm desperately hoping to make it to when daddy will be home. Is it bedtime yet?
As I drove home from ikea yesterday eyes full of tears A friend sent me this song called Find you here -by @ellieholcomb Wow- powerful! I’m going to write out the words-Well lets be honest im actually copy and paste from google so there is that. But if you ever go through something this- this is my heart. I pray this over you right now. -
It’s not the news that any of us hoped that we would hear
It’s not the road we would have chosen, no
The only thing that we can see is darkness up ahead
But you’re asking us to lay our worry down and sing a song instead
And I didn’t know I’d find You here, In the middle of my deepest fear But You are drawing near You are overwhelming me with peace So I’ll lift my voice and sing You’re gonna carry us through everything And You are drawing near You’re overwhelming all my fears with peace
You say that I should come to you with everything I need
You’re asking me to thank You even when the pain is deep
You promise that You’ll come and meet us on the road ahead
And no matter what the fear says, You give me a reason to be glad
Here in the middle of the lonely night
Here in the middle of the losing fight
You’re here in the middle of the deep regret
Here when the healing hasn’t happened yet
Here in the middle of the desert place
Here in the middle when I cannot see Your face
Here in the middle with Your outstretched arms
You can see my pain and it breaks Your heart
This big girl is potty training and doing a great job! 💕 Only a few accidents in the past couple days and she catches herself and then finishes going on the toilet. She started wearing pullups at age 2 and is now 2 years and 5 months. 5 months is not that long when you think about it. Am I on the right track mamas?? She has learned so much about her body it is amazing!
SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING right now! Thanks for being so patient with me on social media. I took a quick vacation with my family before school gets started this week. I am almost in reach of getting everyone back on schedule and out of our summer daze. I’m sending my first baby to kindergarten this year and my hubby starts his 7th year of teaching and coaching! So in the midst of getting them out for the school season you would be happy to know I have been working on some Fall promotions! Stay tuned for great savings on my upcoming mini sessions!
💙 My sweet boy. I want to always remember the slow summer days when he's this little. Yet they seem to just be flying right on by! Most days I feel like I can't keep up with life. And you know what, that's ok. I will never be completely "caught up", and I will also never get these days back.
Sometimes you just need to use nap time for a little self care instead of house care 🙃 this charcoal mask from @herbesque is definitely a new favorite. A lot of masks tend to irritate my skin but this one felt SO good and my skin feels amazing after it. 😍
Round 2 of wedding session is about to start and I’m so excited to see what my brides have been planning. EIGHT weddings in a row and then I will have another small break! Here’s a little throwback from the start of this summer with the lovely @trinawhalin
There's something about photographing siblings that is so special to me. Maybe it's because I'm an only child. I just love watching and capturing the nuances of their relationships. Like with these two, I loved how she put her head on her brother's shoulder with no direction from me. Moments like those are ones to treasure.
We’ve been cloth diapering for around 6 months now and I love it. We have yet to have a blowout in cloth since I figured out how to get the fit right, and I’m all about that. 🙌🏻 Also they are cute and that’s a huge selling point for me 😂 I was pretty grossed out by it until we did it but now I wouldn’t go back! If you have questions about cloth diapering let me know. I’d love to share with you all I’ve learned and tell you about our favorite types and brand. 😍💙