Monday, May 21, 2012

Just Some Things About Me

I saw this quote and I thought to myself, “this person knows me” :)


I am just a regular girl.
A wife who loves her husband, but doesn’t always show it.
A mom who adores her babies, but runs out of patience.
A friend who cherishes her girls, but forgets to return calls.
A person so energized by being creative, but not without dry spells.
I am a homemaker who would rather rearrange furniture than dust it, repaint a bathroom than clean it, eat out than sit down and plan meals.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Price Family

What a sweet, sweet family! I have been taking little Sawyer’s pictures since he was born. Such a cutie.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dry Shampoo!

suave Okay! I really feel like this is one of the best inventions out there. Well maybe in the hair care department ;)

This is great for this mommy that does not get a shower everyday. Or every 5 days. I kid, I kid.

Anyways. I am not sure if this is the best one out there but it is the one I have and I love it.

My friend Sandahlyn, told me about it, and how have I gone this long without it?! It makes your hair go so long without washes and it looks great and smells good too. I don’t have extremely oily hair so I could go a day without washing my hair anyways but this stuff really works. I am sure there is a really good salon version that works better but I am a cheapo so the good ol Suave will do :)

Momma's Day 2012

Proverbs 31:10-31
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

When I read this beautiful passage I feel so lacking. I feel so inadequate in so many areas of my life. My instinct is to work harder and see where I can improve and strive to do better. Be a better mommy, a better wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, grandaughter, sister, friend. Work harder, do more, be better.

People this is a trap and lie from Satan himself.

Ladies, I really think especially us fall into these traps faster then anyone. So many of us feel like we are just getting by. Just hanging on. Holding our breath.


We don't have to try. His grace is sufficient. We can never do enough. We are free. Free in Christ. Let go and know that this passage is not to make us feel bad about ourselves but to encourage. To show us what He can do in us. We are not meant to be perfect. We are meant to rely, lean, give up, everything to Him.

Praise God that I don't have to work to earn His love. He gives it freely. He is perfecting me daily to be like Him. My struggles help me along the way. If I was a perfect woman I would have no need for Him.

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

Us as mommies, need this Grace second by second. We don't need to be hard on ourselves and try and try to be the perfect mommy. We need Him second by second. When our children don't listen, when we are cleaning that same mess for the 349th time, when we are impatient with them.

Know that we are being refined by the fire. For His glory. All for His glory.

Father, Thank you so much for allowing me to be a mommy. Thank you for my precious children. Help me daily to know why I am their mommy and that is to make your Glory known.
Help them to forgive me when I fall short of this command and when I don't show them that. Give me your grace minute by minute. I praise You for your blessings and trials. Help me to see my role to give you praise in even mundane tasks. I love you. In Your name. Amen

HH 3 years old

This adorable little girl was so much fun to take pictures of! She is so photogenic and works it for the camera ;). When you are a photographer most of your clients you only see once a year or so. It is always such a blessing to see how the children change and grow up. It really reminds me to soak it all in with my own babies.

The Bay/Beach

Well, we did it. We took our first family trip to the beach. We actually went to the bay but it was close enough :) and we did drive to the beach to show Harris. It actually went a whole lot better than I thought it would. On the way down there Harris started to whine a little but the most annoying thing he did/does is growl. This is his new thing and it drives me CRAZY. I don’t know what it is, but he sees fit to growl at everyone in all occasions. It gets very old fast. I don’t know how to break him of this habit. So needless to say we drove 4 1/2 hours to the beach with a tiger in the car :). Ruthie was an angel like always and didn’t hardly make a peep. While we were there she slept in the pack in play in the bathroom and she slept SO good. I thought that would be best, so she wasn’t disrupted by the growling toddler running around. The first night Harris started whining that he wanted to go home and I started thinking it was going to be a disaster. He did eventually fall asleep and when he woke up in the morning he was much better and ready to play. He slept great the rest of the time. Ruthie didn’t have any problems until the ride home. She just couldn’t get comfortable and  I think she is just getting another tooth.  I am so glad we survived this trip and I could not go with giving a big thank you to my sweet sister for making the trek with us. We really could not have done it without her. She was a Godsend and helped with the kiddos so much. I am so glad she is going with us when we go with my dad in August.
Okay so here are some pictures.
Overall I think this trip was a great