i am a follower of Jesus.
i am a wife.
i am a momma to four.
i am an avid photo-taker.

(Kappen Photography)

(sara parsons photography)


our third child, was born with
chromosomal and brain abnormalities.

he has been diagnosed with a rare form of a rare syndrome
as well as epilepsy.

we have almost lost him more times than
we care to count. both in the womb and out.

we are so grateful to God that He has allowed us to be the parents
of this quiver and are comforted in knowing that He has a purpose
for each of our children’s lives.


i started this blog in 2010
when i found myself stuck in the house for
two months in order to protect L.
i needed some way to escape the hibernation
and document what we were doing each and every day.
thus, the birth of the blog.


that escape led to a wonderful realization.
i realized that i was letting life slip by me.
i was just trying to get through each day
rather than soaking up every minute.

so now…
i’m determined to not let those
little mundane moments slip by.
the ones that distract you
from whatever it was
that you were on your way to do.
the minute simple moments.
moments to cherish for a lifetime.


our dear Lord is continually teaching me to enjoy every moment…
and not worry about or fear the future.

i absolutely love being a mother.
yes, it’s hard.
yes, i am humbled more than i ever thought imaginable.
yes, some days i just want to run away
to someplace quiet where no one will touch me.
but, i know that this is my purpose.


But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly
about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9


Therefore, since we are surrounded
by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles,
and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1


the race marked out for us.
not the race marked out for others.
the race marked out for us.