i wanted to just do a little catch up with life lately & share about thanksgiving too. i hope each of you have enjoyed a blessed week with loved ones!
a couple weeks ago i spoke at a local church for a women’s holiday event. it was a beautiful evening and truly a blessing and honor for me to be asked to share. there were about 35 tables, each seating 7-8 women, that had been decorated by the hostess appointed per table and they were gorgeous!! many if not most were decorated for Christmas. it was a candlelight dinner and we were served by several of the men from the congregation. i was so thrilled to have my older girls and my mom attend. it truly was a magical evening for me.
i’ll do a little snapshot style update…(all of these images are from my phone so please excuse all the blurriness…)
caroline’s dance company has prepared for weeks for her holiday recital. i’ll share images of that evening a little later. even trevor drove up to support her.
we are very plugged in to our own local church however when we can we scoot over to Passion City Church to hear Louie Giglio teach and worship with Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels. it is nothing short of amazing. every single time! last sunday evening i happened to glance down and see each of the girls taking notes and reading scripture. i couldn’t get emi in the shot but she most certainly was too. madi isn’t texting btw, just reading off her bible app. what a blessing to know my children love jesus. i could just wrap it up right there…
passion city’s latest wall mural reflecting their hearts to end slavery. over 27 million people are currently slaves. i can hardly even begin to wrap my mind around that..
caroline checking out lighting with me for a session and then a quick walk through the local nursery.
a favorite from a recent session.
morning light reflecting off the mirrorballs.
and for the win…
i made a turkey. all by myself. my first turkey. lord have mercy , i was so proud of myself. i realize for probably most all of you this is no big deal but those darn 20 pound turkeys had me a little nervous…
it was truly a domestic peak for me as i also made gravy from the drippings and the stuffing from scratch. hello. my mother in law, lil, surely was giving me a heavenly high five.
we enjoyed a wonderful thanksgiving meal with my brother & his sweet wife cindy and my parents. my mom set a gorgeous Thanksgiving table! thank you mimi & poppi!
friday morning we woke up in the wee hours to head out to shop. naturally. emi & savannah are professionals and went at midnight thursday night. they scored major deals at H&M. major deals.
years ago we were all cute & charming and would head over to “chop” down our christmas tree at the local tree farm. but goodness gracious. life got busy. the girls have schedules. and for the sake of convenience we went to Lowe’s this year. yes we did. interestingly enough, my teenagers might have talked me back in to heading to the farm next year
i feel like an accountant on april 10th. i’ve been shooting and editing my little heart away all while having lost a couple days due to computer issues. good grief.
i have never felt more blessed, more happy, more joyous, more content, in all my life. blessed exceedingly more than i ever dreamed. He does that, you know?
ephesians 3. 20 & 21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.