Bethesda Farm

Every once in awhile, God graces me with the friendship of some of His very best. Folks that love Him dearly and have given their lives to serve Him. The Evan’s family is one such family. They have left the world of corporate success for a world of dependency on God and service to some…

Sweet Arwen

When Mack’s K-1 teacher asks for photos of her daughter’s family, you do NOT say no. This special woman, she loves my child, knows his incredible strengths and complicated weaknesses and pours patient love and the truth of Christ into him, and for her, I would do just about anything! An 8A beach shoot at PJ Hoffmaster,…

The Race.

The race. For some, it comes naturally. For others, it’s an activity of anxious butterflies and labored efforts. On this day, I watched my five-year old slump down just a little lower, and frown just a little sadder, every time an award was announced and he was not the recipient. This high level academic achiever…

A Friday Night

Sometimes the week is long, and hard, and sleep depriving. Sometimes the little ones get scrapes, and boo boos, and illness. Sometimes Mom’s pretend that everything is ok, just so their child can feel safe, and loved. This Friday night, we celebrated family…and Mother’s. A mother that keeps it together, and gives every last ounce she…

Spring + Summer Package

So, I don’t normally do a “package” for my portrait sessions, BUT…lately I’ve been loving these great softcover albums from Artifact Uprising. They fit my style well, and are a GREAT way to get your pictures where they can be enjoyed, rather than stuck on a computer somewhere. I’ll design them, so no work for you. Just…

Critter Barn

Twenty-five years ago, a family started a fantastic journey. They started, Critter Barn. Today it is a rural gem, especially for many youngsters who never knew the difference between hay and straw, and who might not otherwise get a chance to hold a duckling, watch a nursing lamb with his mother, or tug their coats out of…

Post Family Farm

My oldest went to school when he was three. I never thought I would be able to let go that early, but we decided that he seemed ready, and we were really confident in his incredible Pre-k teacher. With that release of precious time, I still maintained constant connection through volunteering. Yes, that’s right, if there’s…

All in the Family

There’s a woman on my street that I have come to know. She’s dear, and real, and dedicated. Her situation is complicated, and blended, and she does what she thinks is best so that her family unit can be supported, and celebrated. Blended families might be a tough thing, there might be times when they…

Blue House Bakery

I have a talented and beautiful friend named, Juli. She takes local organic ingredients and makes incredibly delicious cakes, cookies, and tasty treats! This post is for anyone that can’t seem to find gluten-free, dairy-free, no processed sugar alternatives for their birthday cakes, classroom treats, and personal indulgences. We couldn’t get enough of her dark…

Just Perfect

This is the first of many cleft palate posts that will involve my beautiful middle child. I post these pictures as a reminder that even with ‘deformities’, there is perfection. We are all created by the Creator, and even our fingerprints and eyelashes tell of the intricate detail that was not spared in our design….