stop a smell the wildflowers

We drive this road often.  I always think to myself, “Photo op.”  Today, I decided to take one minute (that’s all it took) to pull over and snap some shots.

Carpe Diem.

The kids thought we were getting pulled over by a cop.  Thanks a lot guys!  I haven’t had a ticket in years, but we’ve gotten plenty of fix the light tickets, cracked window repair, ect.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.”—Psalm 19:1-3 

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A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

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Inspired by soulemama.


on a walk





A week or so ago, Nick went to gather wood for the winter. He took the older two, which left me with the three younger. After a rather mundane day, I decided to take them for a walk down the road. It’s a quick one mile. We have recently been very into our family walks. Olivia normally gets suddenly tired and uncooperative as soon as we head out the drive way.

This day was no different.

Despite my urge to call it quits, we walked on. I did a bit of photography along the way. Even though she was crying and carrying on behind me, I kept on. She can be so silly. She talks about the walks as though she loves them. Once she’s actually walking, her quittin’ side shows up. I love her to pieces, but things can be “challenging” with her at times.

About the last tenth of a mile I decided enough was enough. Since I was already walking slowly, I told her this may be the only chance she has to beat me at a race.

Post-op mom basically hobbled quickly to the finish line, leaving miss Liv far ahead for the first place champ. Her spirit was lifted, and I’ll be darned if she didn’t have a fun walk.

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“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest‘? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35

“Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”   Luke 10:2



I can’t tell you what a blessing it is to trust the Lord for all our needs.  It isn’t always easy and sometimes it’s scary, but we are always provided for.  Nick is now working part-time at the church and supplementing with painting (houses).  I have been both honored and fortunate enough to get some jobs too.  This has led me to starting up a photography business.  I also make birthday cakes (first job booked!).  I’m so excited to see what God will do in our lives.  What a joy to get paid for something you love doing! (will be up and running Friday or Saturday…I’ll keep ya posted)

I am offering FREE sessions to those of you in the Bisbee/Sierra Vista and surrounding areas.  Check out my facebook page for more details.

God bless you as you trust in Him.