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a wife, mother, teacher and photographer. I've learned living with Celiac disease isn't.. all that bad. My kids are my heart, my blessings. I am a child of God. I trust in Him. I rest in.. Him. I believe Him. My writings come from my experien

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  • santa
    on Dec 4, 2016
    "mom. no way!" "girls. yes way."a picture with santa is not to much to ask. considering we cloth you, feed you, care for you and love you... and santa just happens to be at the sports banquet and i just happen to be taking pictures.. "we kn...
  • break!
    on Dec 2, 2016
    i took a break. the break from my blog has been unintentional. it's truly a time thing. the break jeff and i just took was totally intentional. after a whirlwind october and november, checking out and slowing down felt more like a necessity than a&nb...
  • thankful for a tooth ache
    on Aug 29, 2016
    another handful of pictures from ecuador. it always surprises me when i look at my pictures, how my heart overflows with love for (often) complete and total strangers. definitely a God thing. with every trip you come back with new stories, new friend...
  • injustice
    on Aug 24, 2016
    chickens are a big deal in key west. or maybe they are not, because they are everywhere! elizabeth and mary claire were determined to catch one. i am guessing there may be a law somewhere in the books about tourists and roosters.on our way back from...
  • family vacation
    on Aug 15, 2016
    we made it through our family vacation without a visit to the  hospital! that's noteworthy in itself.  our vacation time was as close to perfect as this family will ever get. no one ingested poisonous fruit or sliced a body part. there wasn...
  • camp HOMEY
    on Aug 2, 2016
    i sat down to finish this draft and the title made me smile. the title was supposed to be camp honey.  auto correct and me; we are quite the  comedic pair ;) last week i was typing a friend, "hi stranger." after i pressed send, i realized a...
  • mercy, grace, and marshmallows
    on Jul 26, 2016
    when i try to explain the concept of grace to my children, i often stumble over my words. i often say things like "grace is getting what you don't deserve" or my personal favorite, "grace is a hug when you deserve a spanking." still, i find...
  • happy trails
    on Jul 20, 2016
    here we are again, one year later and a few less grandchildren. on this go-round, everyone is arriving and leaving in shifts. it stinks that there was not be a single day when everyone was here at once. sarah anne had her state tennis tournament (the...
  • scallywags
    on Jul 14, 2016
    sometimes it is tough being a boy surrounded by a sea of girls!but more often than not, it is tougher being a girl surrounded by these two boys! these two "ant hill kickers" do not let something like a little ole' 15 year age difference stand in...
  • best halfway
    on Jul 11, 2016
    on the morning of the fourth of july, my kids let out a sigh of despair ;) "fourth of july means that we are half way through the summer." it also means that we have half of a summer left!we enjoyed our own fireworks show. the best one $25 can buy.&n...
  • work or play?
    on Jul 1, 2016
    i consider it one of the best things ever that my kids are now old enough to go with me to work and actually help in the process. when they were younger i never would have considered bringing them along to sessions. if i had, i am sure most of my tim...
  • kitten merriweather
    on Jun 27, 2016
    when your child calls crying because they miss you and you are a continent away and unable to do a single thing about... you tell her to get a kitten ;)this little beauty (definitely the pick of the litter) was on hold until we were home from ecuador...
  • and she's off
    on Jun 20, 2016
    father's day passed and i didn't take a single picture! that's worse than the one i took on mother's da.  jeff opened tie after tie. a generic gift, but one he is always in need of.  jeff also asked for his workshop to be organized as...
  • welcome home
    on Jun 16, 2016
    when i am told to "not drink the water or eat anything that could have been washed in the water,  i don't. i even keep my mouth closed in the shower. yay me! five four trips without a single sign of sickness. until the ninth day of my fifth trip...
  • see you later!
    on Jun 14, 2016
    as we all said HELLO summer, we also said a few goodbyes (or see you laters!) our children's school is located in the same town as a large air force base. they have always enjoyed meeting new classmates who transfer in each year. as great as it is me...
  • quechua wedding
    on Jun 9, 2016
    i was able to join our team to machachi because a wedding i had on june 4 was moved to the fall. so to be able to attend an indigenous quechua wedding on the same day was a double blessing.  i volunteered (and begged) to be in the group attendin...
  • best fifty cents
    on Jun 4, 2016
    there is perhaps nothing more captivating than photographing in a developing world. the sights, the sounds, the smells... life so differentand yet life so similar to my own.  often i feel that i can tell a much better story t...
  • travel day
    on Jun 2, 2016
    we were excited! after days of tying up last minute loose ends,  boarding the church bus to the airport was like letting out a sign of relief. so things got "slightly" stressful.  the flight to atlanta was so full that my carry-on...
  • battening down!
    on May 26, 2016
    it's a wrap! sixth grade and eleventh grade are history as of today. the last year as been (praise God) pretty smooth sailing. thinking back to bennett's eleventh grade year, the one that shaved a few years off my life, i was so thankful that in comp...
  • official senior!
    on May 20, 2016
    anna katherine "officially" became a senior this week. an assembly program made it official. the seniors sit in a few front rows. there's a speech, the seniors exit, the juniors take the seniors seats... and just like that the juniors officially...

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