All things new

New season, new schedule, new hopes, new routine, New stuff, new ideas, new friends and new dreams. New tasks, new skills, new expectations, New failures, new lessons, and new inspirations. It has been an eventful month and a half since I last posted: the beach, starting my new job, more photo shoots… But if I’m honest, […]

DEAR Time!

In fourth grade we had “DEAR Time” which stood for “Drop everything and read”. It was probably a way to get us calmed down and refocused for the rest of the afternoon lessons (Bless teachers – I can’t imagine getting a bunch of nine year olds back on track after an intense game of kickball!). […]

Olivia’s Colorful Birthday

After we found out a family tragedy occurred late last week there was no second thought about dropping everything and driving up to Indiana. We scrambled to figure logistics out and as He always faithfully does, God provided everything we needed so we could make the trip. It was a weekend full of bold emotion, […]

Best Gift Ever

My heart is still overflowing with gratitude from the outpouring of love from my husband and friends who celebrated my 32nd birthday with me. I’m even overwhelmed by every sweet little detail that worked out (like the rain holding off for our patio party or having my favorite – ice cream cake!), and simply having […]

Girl Dad

I’ve always thought my dad would make a great boy dad. He was athletic, disciplined, responsible, hard-working, and clearly the leader of our family. But he was also a fantastic chef and his “kalandrakas” soup is famous within our family and family friends – a treat EVERYONE looks forward to at Christmastime. He was very […]


Last week my angel stopped by to check in on me. Well, she probably thought she was just coming through town for a short visit during her brave journey down the Natchez Trace on her way to New Orleans to visit another friend. But I’m pretty sure God sent her to inspire and refresh me […]

Remembering God’s faithfulness

June isn’t an easy month for me. In recent years I seem to be plagued by the “birthday blues” as my wishlist has remained the same for several years, untouched and gathering dust. And although I’m grateful for the healing that is gradually taking place over time, I admit there are some days I’m still triggered by […]