It has been FOREVER since I did a personal blog post and I thought our beach trip would be the perfect thing especially since I won’t be prego for much longer so I better get these “maternity” pictures of me posted. :) This year has been really great. It’s been very challenging but really good for me. Every time I’m pregnant, I feel like the Lord takes me through a refining process and this pregnancy has been no exception. He has been molding me and shaping me. Revealing things to me about my mothering and even just personally that I have needed to turn over to Him. I love the Lord for that. It’s not easy but it’s necessary. Even though I know we’re about to enter into another crazy season of life by adding a new little one to our family, I feel like the Lord has told me over and over that he will be a blessing and a help to us. Recently, He has comforted me with this verse…. “Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him” Psalm 28:6-7. I am so thankful that He hears me (us) when we cry out to Him! This mommy gig is no joke and I need the Lord EVERY day! I am thankful that He is my help! Our family is notorious for having bad experiences with vacations. From passport issues to really bad illnesses, I was pretty sure we would never go on another vacation. And if you have little ones, let’s face it, vacation is just not quite as relaxing as it used to be :). But thankfully, we decided to put all that aside this year and accept any craziness that came our way. I am so glad we did  because we had the best time together. We swam and ate and played, rode bikes, took long walks on the beach, looked for crabs and made lots of wonderful memories together. I left feeling refreshed as a wife and mother and even a photographer. I really enjoyed focusing on shooting just my family and in a new environment.

If you’re here for the pictures just keep scrolling! haha! I just wanted to share one more thing. I am so thankful to all my clients for supporting me as an artist. I really just love getting to do this and have gotten to meet some really great people. I’ve loved all my past clients and I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new families already this fall. If you are wanting some fall photos, be sure to contact me soon because my fall schedule is already almost completely booked. Again thank you for everything. We are enjoying relaxing and enjoying one another these last few days as a family of 4 before we meet our little guy. There will be lots of shares of him when he gets here!