2017 Goals

January 2, 2017

Ya’ll, today is the first day of a brand new year, a new start, and a brand new beginning.

The start of a new year is always so refreshing to me. It’s a clean page in my journal. It’s a “try-again” and a representation of God’s amazing grace over my life. Continue Reading…


December 2016 Goals

December 5, 2016

“My God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91

It’s crazy to look back and see that the last time I wrote a blog post was back in July. So much has changed since then. I got engaged to the love of my life (engagement story coming soon!!), left for Africa, came home, traveled some more, and have been planning a wedding ever since. Seasons come and seasons go and I can’t believe today is the first day of December. And as hard as I have tried to savor each moment, time flies by. There are moments you try so hard to hold onto and stretch out a little longer and then there are those moments you wish away. But today I’m thankful it’s the start of a brand new month, and a new beginning. I LOVE all that December brings; christmas lights, snuggling by the fire, drinking my favorite seasonal coffee, baking pumpkin bread, and celebrating the birth of our beautiful Savior. I LOVE getting out my bible and reading the story over and over again. I dream of the day Matt and I can sit by the fire with our little family and tell the story to our little ones of how Jesus was born. I’m learning so much and this season has been one that has challenged me and changed me. I’ve experienced the transforming power of GRACE like never before. It’s teaching me about fighting for joy, legacy, and so much about God’s design for marriage. As hard as it’s been at times, I wouldn’t change it.

There is so much my heart could say. So much so, I wish I could sit with each of you over a cup of coffee and share my current season praying that it might encourage you in yours. But for now, here are some goals I have for myself this month…

December Goals

– Get to bed each night by 10 and rise early – committing to getting more sleep this month
– No social media before 10am each morning or before bed
– Spend some time in prayer each morning
– Blog twice this month
– Read What Did You Expect by Paul Tripp
– Have a Sabbath 1x per week – I’m really working on REST this month
– Slow down, don’t allow busy to fill my schedule – In a season of wedding planning this has been one of the hardest things for me
– Fight for Joy
– Pray for our wedding day and for our marriage
– Read the Christmas story
– Bake pumpkin bread for the neighbors
– Watch my favorite Christmas movie, Elf!
– Go look at Christmas lights
– Write a letter to a friend
– No sweets, eat clean
– Host a Christmas party
– Give to someone in need
– Be intentional with the time I spend with others
– Finish up wedding loose ends
– Declutter my closet and give away clothes

Newborn Photography, Photography

Naomi Newborn Session

July 11, 2016

I could hardly wait to share these photos on my blog!!  Matt and I did our very FIRST newborn shoot and it was probably one of the sweetest moments we’ve ever been a part of. I work with Tiffany in the NICU and when we asked me to do the newborn photos of her sweet baby girl Continue Reading…


July 2016 Goals

July 7, 2016

Happy 4th of July Friends! I know this post is late but I still wanted to share some of my monthly goals. I just got back from a wonderful weekend with some amazing friends at the lake and it was such a blessing to get to celebrate our freedom with them. Continue Reading…

What God is Teaching Me

One step at a time

June 15, 2016

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” -Psalm 129:105

When you think of a small lamp in a really dark place it only lights what’s in front of you, it doesn’t allow you to see everything all at once, but somehow it’s just enough light. It’s just like our daily walk with Jesus. We insist on lighting our entire pathway Continue Reading…