I created this space as a place for me to share these loves and passions of mine; what makes my heart beat and colors my days alive. My hope is that this blog is filled with the realness, the rawness, the beautiful, the heart stirring, gut aching, shakey nervousness, slow and pensive, wild and thriving thoughts and moments of LIFE.


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Prepping for Foster Care

Full disclosure before I even begin this post… We have literally no idea what we’re doing. We’ve gotten really great at just winging it in our 5 years of marriage, and it’s shining 😉 . We’ve mastered being adaptable, and going with the flow, and it’s what we’ve been doing for this entire Foster Care […]

September 12, 2017

Foster Care, Life

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A Family | An Ames Family Session

I normally don’t write posts to go along with my photography blog posts, but I cannot help but brag on this adorable family. Faith has been a dear friend for the past two years, but we had never met in person before this session. She’s a Silver leader on our oily team. She’s an INCREDIBLE […]

August 11, 2017


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Our Anniversary Session with Val Marlene

Each year we are blessed to do an anniversary session with our sweet friend Val. The past two years we’ve made it a double date and it’s seriously my favorite thing!!! You can see our year 1, 2, 3, and 4 here.  This year Val created a GORGEOUS bouquet for me on top of everything. […]

August 10, 2017


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Banff National Park pt. 2

It’s been a month since we traveled to Banff & I officially have ALL images edited and ready to BLOG! WOAH. This is like a new record for me, friends!!! I broke down all the logistics of our trip here, but this is the fun post!! All the BEAUTY that Banff holds in images!!! Day […]

August 6, 2017


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Our 5th Anniversary

It’s been 5 years since I said “I do” to the man of my dreams. A man who is patient, kind, steadfast, caring, servant hearted, loving, and wise. A man who gives me a glimpse into Jesus’ heart daily, and it is such a sweet blessing. The past 5 years have brought college graduation. getting […]

August 4, 2017


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We’ve had a couple people ask if they should do Banff & how much a trip like that would cost, so I wanted to break some things down for y’all. I plan on blogging our entire trip, but for now, here are the ins and outs of how much we spent on our trip. (this […]

July 29, 2017


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We Hired an Assistant!!!

I made a super freaking exciting announcement in my oily group today, and my heart feels like it may burst so I figured I should make it here too.  I just hired an assistant. A dear friend of mine, who loves organization, systems, spreadsheets, and literally everything else that I loathe. (If you are into […]

July 12, 2017


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Lily Jade Bags

A crib and a Lily Jade diaper bag showed up on our porch today  We’ve been in the process to be licensed for Foster Care for several months now. Ands it’s finally feeling more and more real every day. But real question here… How can a diaper bag be so beautiful!??! Lily Jade bags have officially […]

July 11, 2017


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