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Treasures in Heaven

"Mom, are they kicking us out of the church?" "Oh, no, Honey. We just moved, so we might have to go to another congregation." These are the conversations I have with my boys on a regular basis. My children are 6 and 4. The oldest has lived in four states; the youngest has lived in three. Not because we're vagrant nomads who can't keep a job, but because we are millennials trying to get a good job. It all amounts…

April in Review

Hello, Spring! It is so good to see you, again! Once April comes spring starts to really settle in, right? Our outside play increased dramatically, this month! First, there were trips to our favorite rock garden. The boys have been working hard on their "fort" there. They build "walls" with little pebbles strung out in lines, and I taught them how to find broken branches and use them as brooms. Although it's been rainy, cloudy, and somewhat cold, we've made some…

March Happenings

Ok, I know no one blogs anymore, but I'm going to try to revive this thing. Because sometimes I have more to say than fits in an Instagram post, you know? (Which, PS, my instagram gets updated all the time, so head on over there for the latest!) Anyway, March blew in, and with it the first inklings of spring fiiiiiinnnnalllly began to dawn in Minnesota--hooray! Dan's biggest project of his last semester is over, which means we get to…

Summer Highlights

Our summer adventures took us across the country for an internship. We got to live close to the grandparents for the first time and it was basically heaven. My boys loved playing with family, exploring new places, and especially being outside! Now we're back home, getting into our routines and looking back fondly thinking, "Oh, summer!"

Two Boys

My boys are close in age and share a special relationship. My husband and I often joke that they should have been twins but God knew I couldn't handle that, so He sent them as close as He could while still maintaining their mother's sanity. =) But really, the bond between these two is special. While each has his own distinct and very different personality (and hairstyle), they know nothing of life without each other, and are truly best friends.…

Waiting for Spring…

In honor of the snow that fell last night and wind chills that put us back in the 20s ::sigh:: I thought I would share a collection of "indoor" activities that I like to call, "How to survive a MN winter with two preschoolers and lots of time inside"--hah! I'll say this for winter: we get creative!

The Everyday Beauty Workshop

It has taken me a long time to recognize myself as a photographer. For some reason, I initially thought that to be a "photographer" you had to take clients and the only pictures that mattered were the ones you took of strangers' weddings. Now, I love taking others' pictures and helping them celebrate their individual families!!! I have literally cried on my way home from sessions from the pure joy of it! But to start my personal photography journey there felt like…

Capturing the Everyday

My kids are what got me started with photography, and they are by far my greatest inspirations. Capturing them in every stage and in moments both big and small has become my passion. While being a mom can be busy and crazy and some days I can hardly catch my breath, picking my camera up and using it to capture our daily lives has taught me to slow down and notice the beautiful moments of every day. I love to…