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oh this motherhood thing.
i’ve let go of a lot of things.
like, a ton.
how i do things.
what things i do.
when i do things.
it’s all so very different
than before i became a mother.

 

 

this book is a must read.
it’s been on my bookshelf for years
and i only just now opened it up.
and i’m almost done with it.
now, that doesn’t typically happen
as a mother.

 

in fact, i have way too many books on my
“i want to read this” list.
but this book is so good.
it is so different.
it’s relatable.
and encouraging.
i really, really, really
think you should read it.
in fact, if you click here,
you can read the first chapter
and see what i’m talking about.

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

check out my post here on
#countingourblessings2012

we are

all women,
all wives,
all followers of Jesus.

oh, how blessed we are.

 

  

     

 

one newlywed.
one army wife.

one has her own letterpress studio.

one attempting to capture motherhood (me).

 

i will put each of our daily
thankful photos
on my blog.
to share with all of you.
we’d love for you to join in this journey.
tag your thankful-gram with
#countingourblessings2012

 

  
  

 

“Give thanks to the LORD,
call on his name;
make known among the nations
what he has done.”
1 Chronicles 16:8

 

2436. long days that end
2437. making cranberry sauce with K
2438. eating said cranberry sauce on vanilla ice cream
2439. having a girls night while the boys are at a cub scout meeting
2440. feeling sore (still)



 

 

sometimes.
oh, sometimes i feel antsy.
and need to stop what i’m doing.
and just go out and take photos.

 

 

to see the world through the eye of my lens
and not with my real eyes.
because so often, my real eyes lie to me.

 

 

sometimes my lens is the only thing that can
see what this life is all about.
it sees what my eyes can’t see.

 

 

doing this
gives me a smaller focus.
i’m more tuned in.
and i am here.
in the right now.
even if for that brief moment
as the shutter in my camera snaps.

 

 

check out marti’s blog
Bio
she’s a lovely friend
and she so boldly reveals
her goof-ups on her blog.

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

check out my post here on
#countingourblessings2012

we are

all women,
all wives,
all followers of Jesus.

oh, how blessed we are.

 

  

     

one newlywed.
one army wife.

one has her own letterpress studio.

one attempting to capture motherhood (me).

 

i will put each of our daily
thankful photos
on my blog.
to share with all of you.
we’d love for you to join in this journey.
tag your thankful-gram with
#countingourblessings2012

 

  
  

 

Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens
Psalm 150:1b

 

(and can you believe all of this? i can’t!)
so, most of you know that
my most talented husband
is a writer.
and he wrote this book
DON’T MESS WITH TRAVIS
which came out in may.
well, today, he wrote this article
that you will want to
most certainly check out.

 

 

2511. kids home early
2512. our lovely neighbor
2513. windows down with loud music in the car
2514. fresh inspiration
2415. a pile of leaves



 

so last week,
i texted a neighbor
to see if she could pick up
the bigs from school for me the next day.
i also offered pick up her son
from school that day.

 

perfect.

 

except for the fact that i
picked up my bigs
and made it all the way
to our friends’ street
before realizing that i had
forgotten
to pick her son up from school.
i had completely
forgotten.

 

so the bigs and i ran back to school
as fast as we could
and met the sweet boy
who was waiting in the office.
for someone,
anyone to pick him up.
aren’t i such a nice friend?
huge fail.

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

check out my post here on
#countingourblessings2012

we are

all women,
all wives,
all followers of Jesus.

oh, how blessed we are.

 

  

     

 

one newlywed.
one army wife.

one has her own letterpress studio.

one attempting to capture motherhood (me).

 

i will put each of our daily
thankful photos
on my blog.
to share with all of you.
we’d love for you to join in this journey.
tag your thankful-gram with
#countingourblessings2012

 

  
  

 

How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

 

2486. the kids’ other mother
2487. B
2488. guacamole
2489. figuring out Christmas gifts
2490. music late at night



 

i’ve got it all wrong.
i have thought that a successful day happened
was when lunches were made,
the house was cleaned (up)
and everything was in its proper place.

 

but you know what?
the
exact
opposite
is true.
a successful day
is when you have
puzzles covering the floor.
the entire floor.

 

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

Not to us, O Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.
Psalm 115:1

 

2441. perfectly puffy clouds
2442. waking to the rain
2443. deep breaths
2444. praying  phlebotomists
2445. a long napper



 

i’m so so sorry
for the lack of posts
the last few weeks.

 

i wasn’t feeling myself.
i wasn’t feeling good
or even just okay.
i felt just awful.

 

my heart goes out to all of you
who deal with chronic illnesses
where you just don’t feel well enough
to do anything
other than just be
and even then,
when it’s hard to just be.

 

but now i am back.
back to myself.
back to everything that was.
and it feels really good.
really, really good to just be.
you forget on a daily basis how wonderful
it is just to feel you in your own skin.
but then when you get back to that place,
it’s even better than you remember it being.

 

so for this week’s
picture me {im}perfectly post,
please accept my lack of recent posts
as the perfect opportunity to
picture me {im}perfectly.
because i am.
{im}perfect.

 

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psalm 107:29

 

2426. the most perfect egg sandwich
2427. a husband who totally and completely gets me
2428. a new restaurant
2429. the kids in bed very early
2430. a smaller to do list pile



 

sometimes things in my life
seem so big
and so uncontrollable
that i have no choice
whatsoever
but to look to God
to lead me
and guide me
and give me His strength
and His wisdom
and His perfect peace
to get through it.

 

 

 

and i know that he does that on purpose.
because i am either going to be crushed
or i will cling to Him.
it’s up to me.

but God is so good.
even in those really tough times.
He’s moving.
in my life right this second.
this second.
and this one, too.

 

 

He’s using people around me
to let me know that He is here.
that He knows.
because He does.
and He sees.
and how He loves me
(how He loves us all).
He wants me to turn toward Him.
Him.
and nothing else.

 

ask Him to show you His love.
and He will
show you
every time.
in ways never expected.

but it’s beautiful.
and life changing.
and I can’t imagine
going through this life,
this sometimes tough, relentless life
without Him by my side.
and neither should you.

 

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

For you were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light
Ephesians 5:8

 

2406. a new schedule
2407. “blue shirt”
2408. so many drawings
2409. chicken sandwiches dropped off
2410. not feeling anxious



 

i challenge you to
picture yourself {im}perfectly
this week and link up your blog post.

 

show others that it’s not all about
always showing ourselves in the best light.
but it’s more important to reveal truth in our lives.

 

sometimes i forget
that the ultimate goal for this life
isn’t about comfort.
sometimes i find myself longing for
quieter, more peaceful times
(that don’t exist
anywhere near my life right now).
times where i can
leisurely go and get a cup of coffee.
or read a book that isn’t about parenting or IEPs.
or sit for a moment to collect my thoughts.
or times when i won’t be so utterly and completely
dependent on God
in every single aspect of my life.
all the time.

 

often,
too,
too often,
my focus flows into
getting through this time
or that time
rather than just being in those times.
fully in those times.
seeking Him
and His purpose
for my life.
focusing my eyes on Him
who gives me strength.

and all the while being grateful
that i am going through
this or that
because it is solely through those times
that my relationship with Him
grows stronger.
and sometimes i forget that the ultimate goal in life
is
to be fully
and utterly
and so very completely
dependent on Him.

 

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

I can do everything
through him
who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13

 

2391. reminders
2392. a cloudy day
2393. reading books outside with the kids
2394. late nappers
2395. being hungry for lunch



 

so i had this {great} idea
to paint on our glass dining room table.
actually paint on it.
and not on paper.

 

it was awesome for like a second.
but then the bigs poured extra paint
and L started to eat it
and then it was just a ginormous mess
that i had asked for.
oh goodness.

 

so then i lost my patience
and told everyone to freeze
and tried to get the paint out of L’s happy mouth
and get the quickly drying paint all wiped up
and blah blah blah
it was not pretty.
(well, maybe the paint was pretty
but it wasn’t there long enough
for anyone to notice.)

 

 

 

 

and then while i was huffing and puffing
and cleaning up the mess,
little miss K drew a picture.
of me.
and it wasn’t pretty either.

 

 

oh my goodness.
i do believe i looked that awful
while huffing and puffing.
see, things aren’t always dreamy around here.

 

picture me {im}perfectly
is a weekly project to reveal
that we don’t have it all together.

 

i will post a

picture me {im}perfectly

blog post every wednesday

where you will be able to link up to your blog

revealing that:

 

you are not picture perfect,

your kids are not picture perfect,

your house is not picture perfect,

your crafts are not always picture perfect,

 

let’s

encourage,

inspire and

remind

other women

that none of us have it all together.

add my button to your blog post
and link up to your direct posting
and feel encouraged.

 

I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Proverbs 4:11-12

 

2376. a found sister
2377. new art class
2378. hidden works of art
2379. the littles being so very patient
2380. that the post office was somehow still open



 

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