Sunday, December 18, 2016

Season of Giving

Proverbs 22:9 – "He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor."

A few years ago we started doing what we called "Sneaky Santa". We would make treats/goodie bags and drop them off at our friend's houses. Nate loves to "ring & run" trying not to get caught. 

Over the past couple years the outing has evolved into what we now call Random Acts of Christmas Kindness day. So, in addition to a few friends and family, we also take treats to our local first responders, widows in our church and even taking supplies to Ronald MacDonald House or Sheltering Wings.

While it seems to be a little more work each year as it has grown and changed, I love that we get to do this together every holiday season. It is so special seeing Nate get into the spirit of giving. 

Deuteronomy 15:10 – "Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."

There are SO many ways that you and your family can do random acts of kindness in your own community. Here are a couple of links to help you and your kids do your own "Random Acts of Kindness" and help to instill the spirit of giving into your children while they're young!

AND.... in the spirit of giving... Grace Hill Media has sponsored another great giveaway! I have DVD copies of Greater and Hillsong.  

GREATER is a film about an unlikely young man who had all the odds stacked up against him when he tried out to play football at one of the most prestigious football programs in the country. Both films highlight the perseverance people can have when they lean on their faith and when they do that – God enables them to do extraordinary things in life.

HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE was a phenomenon when it came out in theaters this past September and we’d love to continue the worship experience with everyone this holiday season. 

Both of these quality films release on DVD on Tuesday, December 20th. Please comment on this post with your idea of a Random Act of Kindness to be entered in the giveaway.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Beachy Family Pictures

I thoroughly enjoyed last night's session at Traders Point Creamery. What a gorgeous location! And such a lovely family! Eli is such a great big brother to little baby Selah! And happy anniversary to Jenn and Andy! Here's to many more happy years together!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Baby Remi

 This girl was hangry (you know... hungry and angry)! We had a rocky start to the photo session. But after 3+ bottles and two diaper changes, we managed to get a few cute shots!

Fist bump.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Somehow, almost on accident, we have incorporated swings into each photo session that I have had had with Brad and Rachel.  ;-)  I kind of love the progression, linked together with the unifying swing. What a beautiful family they make! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016


I love this couple's story. She is from Missouri and went on a mission trip to Morocco, where he is from. They served alongside each other during her mission trip and kept in touch afterward and eventually married and moved back to the states. They have such a beautiful family! I know God has big things in store for them!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Puppy Mania

These are a few of my favorite people! My sister Shannon and her two kiddos sure are adorable! And that new puppy! Omigosh! I am not a dog person... but that puppy sure stole my heart! ;-)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Beautiful Baby Boy!!

What a blessing to meet Daniel and his mommy! He was such a sweetie throughout the whole session. I could have snuggled with him all afternoon!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mommy & Me Tea Party!

This lovely lady is a wonderful mom to FIVE beautiful kids!! Four pretty little girls and then a sweet baby boy... just like my family. ;-)  I love this family so much! And judging from the awesome hugs I get from those girls, I think they kind of like me too.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Another Girl On the Way!

I had the pleasure of taking Sean and Kristen's wedding photos, and then maternity and family photos. So excited to have reason for another maternity session with this beautiful family! It doesn't hurt that Sean is my cousin.  ;-)