Why Blog? I want to write about my life...it's so full, that it is overflowing. I want to show off my beautiful family and the people I do life with...they are all so extraordinary. I am submerged in the dream of my life and it is worth sharing! I am a wife more in love after 11.5 years than the first day I said I do. I am a mother to two of the most lovely children in the whole world, they are the greatest joy of my life. I am a friend, thriving in beautiful relationships. I am a leader, loving full time ministry...pioneering schools, camps, and internships. I am in love with discipleship; the everyday nitty gritty of living in community and watching people get new hearts one day at a time. I am a songwriter finding the sweet relief of processing my seasons through melody, singing things to the Lord that I don't pray or journal or talk about. I am a worship leader, longing to see His kids get wrecked by His love. I must warn you, I am fearless in this area of my life and on a regular occurrence completely “let go.” I am a photographer, and have spent the last 7 years shooting weddings for a living, I loved it with all my heart and now I must fall back in love with looking through the glass eye and forever capturing moments that I wish would just stick around. I thought it would never happen, being jaded by what you love but the wedding business in all its glory can be a little exhausting. And last but not least I am a home school teacher, that's right I am in my 5th year of teaching my children how to read and write, how to spell, count, and analyze, but mostly I teach them how to love. How to love with a deep life fulfilling love, to love those around them with an uncommon, generous love...you know, the kind that unravels your tangled beliefs that love isn’t real. I am consistently teaching them how to be world changers, one smile at a time. So it is here that I take this leap into blog world...to write, to photograph, to be serious and be silly. To share and open a small window into our life, pier in with grace we are after all real people.


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