I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


great beach+great lighting = fun photos

We had a great walk on the beach and the lighting was perfect for me to capture it all on film.  We’re having a great time!  The weather’s a tad cool {it’s all relative, right?}, but the girls are loving the pool anyway … and there’s always the hot tub to warm us up.  The girls even made a couple of friends which is pretty cute to watch.

Taylor finished up the second book in the Twilight series, and downloaded the third onto Curt’s kindle.  I don’t think she’s read so much in her entire life!
A while back, I decided to put God’s fourth commandment as a priority in my life … “remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”  I failed pretty miserably.  I wasn’t going to email, or check my computer, etc., etc.  I did decide to close the store on Sunday’s, so I feel good about that.
Anyway, I brought the {cartoon version} movie Ten Commandments down to watch with the girls … they loved it!  Piper loved that it was a ‘true’ story.  When God was giving Moses the commandments, and came to the verse above, it struck me again.
So yesterday, I gave up the computer {and asked Taylor to too} and spent the day fully immersed in my family.  I put work out of my mind as we played games, ran, laughed, swam … it was awesome.
And I can’t wait to do it more …
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Posted in mexico {christmas 08}, vacation

3 Responses to “great beach+great lighting = fun photos”

  1. Amy Schaal says:

    For a moment, I thought Taylor was you in those pictures.

  2. MyLien Floyd says:

    I originally was going to just write to request an invite to pinterest, but I wanted to add a few thoughts as well…

    I have been reading your blog for over a year and never commented and I am sure there are more people like me out there.

    I continue to come back to your page because I am inspired by what you do and how you live…and I am not talking about you house or pictures :) You are a wonderful mother and woman. The way you raise your girls and live kindness is the inspiration. Others might say to take your blog down or shelter your girls…but I say please keep it going. We see so many bad things in the world…drugs, violence, etc…shouldn’t we have more people and websites to look to that are modeling a quality family life with values!

    We had friends early on that said they didn’t want to add to the over population by having children, my response was …we are the people that should be having children…we are the ones that will make an impact…our children will change the world!

    So yes I would like a pinterest invite, but I would also like to say THANK YOU! You have been a true inspiration and I am so happy that I found your blog…keep on doing what you are doing! There are people that look up to you as we raise our own families (3 boys in my case). Prayers are sent during this troubling time.

  3. MyLien Floyd says:


    I am really enjoying your 31 days of faith. Again thank you for sharing with us and being an inspiration

    Could you delete my last post which includes my name and email? For some reason I thought it wouldn’t post all my information. Thank you and God Bless during this journey!

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