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LP7A9136Pin It As much as I can not  believe Christmas is Friday, I really can’t believe that it is almost 2016.  My heart is really full this year and I am enjoying spending some quiet time before the rush of the weekend. Are you all ready?  It  is such a special time  and best season of the year and so much of it can be missed during the hustle and bustle.

We had some unexpected news this past Sunday when my grandma didn’t wake up from her nap. She had a heart attack while sleeping and that was it. After 24 hours, she was gone.  There is so much sadness that comes with saying goodbye, but in this case, there is so much joy and hope too that mirrors the grief. . Joy knowing she is with our Lord and Saviour. Joy knowing that she is reunited with the ones that have gone before her, including my sweet grandpa and her beloved Wilbur. Joy and hope knowing we will see her again.  I can’t stop thinking of the memories at her house.  How every Sunday after church we literally walk across the street to her house and every spring we would go pick the oranges from their tree. My grandparents were loved so much and I can’t help be so thankful for the family they gave me. The memories they left, the example they lead as a married couple and Christ followers.  They loved Jesus. They were the best and I am so blessed to have had them around for so long in my life.

We head down to be with family on Christmas day and then I’ll be spending a few weeks at my parents house after the funeral. I’m so looking forward to quality time with my family and some southern California sun.

We took these pictures in Redding during Thanksgiving weekend and although it was a quick little shoot, I love them and they have become my favorite images for this season we are in. Life is fragile and so special and I love having these moments captured of our family. Lyla and Lucca are the sweetest sisters. Lucca (2.5) is talking up a storm and loves following her sis around. And Lyla… who is now a big 4 year old is still the sweetest and exactly like her daddy; Creative and funny and loves to be around a lot of people often.

We wish you a merry Christmas. May your hearts be full of love and joy and peace this holiday season. xo

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As most of you know we moved to Bend. It almost doesn’t seem real yet…except for the cold. As I drove into the city two weeks ago, I prayed for this new season in our life. I prayed that the Lord would bless us and surround us with amazing friends. I prayed that Brent and I would feel connected and trust that we made the right choice. I know that God is so faithful and I’m so excited to see whats in store for us here and this new place we call home.

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The day is finally here.  I officially started my new business and adventure with Lularoe as one of their consultants.  I am beyond excited to share this company with you and hope to inspire those of you that have a love for fashion or those of you who don’t. Either way this clothing brand  is one of a kind.  Lularoe is great for so many reasons; one being their clothing is for all ages and sizes and extremely comforable.  We all express ourselves differently through fashion and it is so fun to be a part of a brand that can reach every one of us in a different way.  Whether you like bold prints or neutral colors, we all from time to time like to venture out into the other. Every season brings us a new beginning and we are constantly changing and growing, along with fashion and styles.  My hope is to bring  you a new desire within yourself to try new things. To “Be Brave” with me, to dream, to wear something you maybe wouldn’t dare before,  to feel comfortable and know that its okay to be yourself.

You can buy Lularoe from me either at one of my pop up boutique’s that I will be throwing or on my social media sites { Facebook // Instagram } If you are ever interested in hosting a pop up boutique in your own home or online, please let me know. I’d love too!

Today I bring you the “Amelia” dress.
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I am so excited to share Lularoe’s newest styles with you and would love for you to follow along.  If you are ever interested in purchasing a item, please let me know.   You can find me on Facebook  and Instagram and I will definitely be doing some fun giveaway’s soon!

xo

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My sweet first born is almost 4.

I remember this time so vividly … 4 years ago.   I was 35 weeks along and couldn’t wait to meet my first baby girl.   I was so eager and so ready to be a mom, although I loved being pregnant and carrying you.  It was so easy and comfortable.  I had just turned 30 and married my best friend.  Life couldn’t have been sweeter ( so I thought).    But now, 4 years later… it is.  My life is so beyond anything I could have ever imagined and I am so incredibly blessed.  Pin It

 

I never want to forget the blessings of carrying you and being your mom.  You have changed my life forever and I am so thankful.   I’ll love you forever baby girl.  You are full of love and joy.  Your beauty and smile are captivating.  I love celebrating you today and everyday and cherish all the moments I get with you. You my dear, are so special. Happy almost 4 years. xo

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