leaving on a jet plane

alrighty my friends, it’s O dark thirty ( in the world of a non-morning person) and my bags are almost all packed for my flight to guatemala!! oh my!

i’d love your prayers as i’m just a tad nervous about traveling & the one hour winding roads ride into antigua and my history of motion sickness….but honestly, i’m traveling with a small team from noonday & can’t wait to share with ya’ll!!

we’ll be meeting several of the artisans which i can NOT wait to do! i’ll be the team photographer so pray all my equipment does what it needs to do until i return too!

if you’d like to follow along on instagram, our team is using #noondayguatemala, you can follow me here too—


thank you IMMENSELY for all the love & support from the last post. i was not trying to share that & rally for some love but i am so grateful for so many encouraging women. after having a stranger confront me the way she did, it makes me even more sensitive to have a heart of encouragement for the women in my life!


okie doke. since i’ll be posting beach pictures into october if i keep blogging at this pace…

August 8, 2013 - 8:24 am

tara - love the shots of you and dan. priceless.
those jeans are your best friend. wear them as often as possible.

praying for you this week….it’s going to be wonderful and amazing in all the most awesome ways. i’m sure you’ll capture your experience beautifully.

ps. how sad is it that i only know about antigua because it’s one of the places bachelorette visited this season?

August 8, 2013 - 9:14 am

Deb Kleven - Do your kids automatically pose in your beautiful, wonderful pictures, or do you have to ‘encourage’ them to stand this way or that way? My kids think a picture should take only 1 second, so anything longer than that is tourture – therefore I never get a great picture…
Prayers for the sojourn ahead of you this week.

August 8, 2013 - 9:24 am

Mimis - I hope your trip is wonderful!

August 8, 2013 - 9:33 am

Denise Thompson - Love the pictures of your precious family! You will be in my prayers. Enjoy every minute.

August 8, 2013 - 9:51 am

Ella - I hope your trip works out well!
Love the Seaside pictures. We have Caroline’s blue eyelet dress in white. It is my little sisters favorite(likes to wear it every week). Waiting to see Savannah in the photos.

August 8, 2013 - 10:46 am

becky - i agree with tara… ^^^ those jeans are great on you. and that top. 🙂

praying that you have a wonderful trip! can’t wait to see pics!

August 8, 2013 - 10:51 am

MIchele - Thinking lots of plane trips taken today — my niece, nephew and sister-in-law are returning home to Nicaragua today after spending the summer with us. I hope you all have easy flights. Have a great trip — what an experience!

August 8, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Beva - Safe travels !!! Love all the photos, especially love Dan’s cut off shorts. Do you prepare you family shots ahead ( clothing always looks casual but awesome !!!

August 8, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Destiny - My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Noonday group as you travel.

August 8, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Kitti - Godspeed cute wonderful friend!! Love you and praying for ya!

August 8, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Susan W - Safe travels for all in your Noonday party! Eager to hear all about your time, people and activities when you come back.
Beautiful photos showing beautiful memories!
Love your pink shirt! Where can I get one?
Perfect casual beach wear!

August 8, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Kerri - Praying for you and your awesome trip! Love the photos of the girls with their sunglasses! Such fashionistas! And the background of each photos is breathtaking! XOXO

August 8, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Andrea - Love the beach pictures….more please! Safe trip and can’t wait to see pictures from your trip.

August 9, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I’m so excited for you…. and LOVING all these gorgeous shots of you all.

August 10, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Susie - Praying for treveling grace and mercy. Sounds like an awesome trip. What joy it will be to meet the artisans who handcraft for noonday. Can’t wait for the blog posts when you get back.

August 10, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Susie - Forgot to mention how much I have been loving the beach pictures. Such a lovely family.