February. My month was full, fuller than usual and filled with so much emotion. If you follow me on instagram or facebook you probably saw something about an auction for Kylie , my biopsy and a weekend getaway to Bend, Oregon. It was filled with ups and downs and gave me new perspectives on life. Im learning and growing right along side my girls and finding myself wanting to spend more time with them, and less time doing other “things”. I feel like my world has been rocked by this instagram auction and going through yet another lump scare. Which by the way, turns out to be only a fibroadenoma mass. Which will never turn cancerous. Praise Jesus.  Im a bit late on doing my “monthly” recap for February, but Im committed to doing it this year…We honestly have been so busy with the auction, every time I sit, I end up working on that. My sisters and I hosted it, and we are hoping by the end to have raised close to $18,000.  Im still in awe of the power behind social media, and the amount of generous people in the world. The point of it all was to bless a family that just lost their baby girl after a long and hard battle with cancer.  I hope that my life always reflects generosity in some form and to leave a legacy of doing just that.  I don’t have much time for volunteer work, but I could take a guess and say that it took a full month and lots of hours volunteering my time for this auction. – I’m not complaining at all…it actually taught me more than I ever thought it would. And I ended up talking to my sisters way more than I usually do. ( win win)

Did you all celebrate Valentines day? The day pretty much came and went over here, Brent was out of town at a motorcycle show, so I spent the day my girls. We didn’t do any thing extra special…just played and missed Brent while he was away. It’s a good thing they were not expecting any thing and neither was I.  We did get away to Bend, Oregon for the weekend after with friends and had an amazing time. It is a gorgeous little city and we will definitely be back. Anyone else been there and love it?  It might be Brent’s favorite… and I’m not sure there is enough sun for me.

February was full and good and over and over I am reminded daily how thankful I am for our health, our family and friends. This life here is short and so very precious.

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My sweet Lucca is 22 months. It occurred to me that I will soon have a two year old and a three year old. I never want to forget these moments and times of them discovering new things and learning new words. The truth is, I will forget, and new things will be discovered. I feel so blessed to be with my girls almost everyday during the week. To be able to capture these moments and to have these pictures that will be ours forever to look back on. My sweet Lucca, You are still the sweetest and growing so fast. You can keep up with your sister pretty good, but still content to be next to my side and in my arms. You are hesitant to try new things and meet new people but willing to try and I love that. You are brave and your baby steps into this big world is amazing to watch. Your heart is precious and I will always try to protect you. You are silly and I love watching you laugh and play and be yourself. You bring me so much joy and I am blessed to be your mom. I want more and more to spend my time with you. I pray that you are always confident in who you are made to be, because you my girl are beautiful and perfectly made. I love you my sweet girl. love, your mama.

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Happy Valentines Day! These two are my dates for the entire weekend! Brent is on a boys trip at a vintage motorcycle show and well…he left me here. We never make a big deal out of this holiday and I’m  totally okay with that. I’m pretty excited to do nothing and we plan to take a break from being inside and be out side…all.day.long…(well until nap time has to happen).

If you haven’t seen my recent posts on instagram about the auction for baby Kylie that was fighting neuroblastoma ( #prayersforkylie ) this is what I’ve been doing  for the last 10 days.   We are heartbroken for the Rowand family, as their baby lost her battle last week.  Her battle was long and hard and we hoping and praying we can bless them immensely by this auction . This is our first instagram auction that we, my sisters and I are hosting and we’ve all learned so much. It feels good to be doing something and not expecting anything in return. We are all super excited to see how it turns out.    It will be  Feb. 28th from  8-8 PST @kyliestrongauction.   We would love for you to follow along, share with others and shop!! Im honestly blown away at the encouragement, emails, support and donations of so many generous people. This is what Love is truly about. Serving and Giving. Feel free to message me with any questions!

Congratulations to Deidra on winning the Chewable Charms giveaway! and thank you to everyone that entered! I will email you soon! Hope  you all  have a happy weekend! xo

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Rachel, the mom behind Chewable Charms loves to design and make beautiful things in her home.  She loves to be able to send out these pieces to moms and babies to wear and enjoy. Chewable charms was started by her &  her husband  after their son Austin was born last year. And of course they named all the necklaces after his friends. Im wearing Hudson’s Charm and Lyla is wearing one part of the Audrina Mint 3 in 1 .

We are so excited to giving one away and Rachel is generously giving my readers 20% off with  the code allthingsinspired thru Friday! Find her store here!

Please follow the prompts below to enter the giveaway!  xo

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  • Kelsey potter

    My favorites are the Skye necklace and the Audrina mint 3 in 1. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • I love chewable charm! My daughter loves wearing her beads as well, and teeths on it constantly. :) perfect gift for new mommies!ReplyCancel

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    • Rachel

      Awww. Thank you Mirari!! Did you enter?!ReplyCancel

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    • Rachel

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  • sarah

    The Hudson-gray teething necklace is my absolute favorite but they are all adorable. :)ReplyCancel

Wow! How is it the last day of January?  I knew we were getting close to February as I started to see Pink and Red and Valentines candy every where, but I guess it just hit me that the first month of 2015 is over!  We’ve had a nice break from wedding photography… and have been able to spend some good q.t. time at home and in Santa Cruz for Brent’s birthday.  Despite getting the flu for 3 days, January was really good to us.  We are booking up this year with weddings, but praying about other things as well. We both want to pursue a few other dreams and want be used to our fullest potential in the gifts God has given us. We are waiting and seeking his guidance about this year and next.  I remind myself daily that I chose to  ” Be Brave” as my mantra for this year… I want to keep that in front of me as new things come along.  Im excited for new friendships and new adventures and trusting always that the Lord is in control of our destiny.  I hope you all had a great month and enjoy the weekend!!

Here are a few of our memories from January.   (Mostly taken on our iphone)

The hubs turned 29.
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Morning play. My favorite.

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Going shopping and always taking a break for chocolate. Me and my littlesPin It Shopping with LylaPin It

My first “wear” post for 2015.

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Playing ballerinas.
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Being the cutest 3rd you ever did see and reppin’ for Scout folks.

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Our local aquarium. Turtle Bay. Fish.Pin It watching the fish.Pin It

My baby sister came to visit. My heart was full.

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Night time, hang out sesh with Dad.

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  • I love that you recap your month! Seriously… wasn’t it just December? I too feel like it’s all going by way to fast. It might be that we’re busy or maybe I’m just clueless. Whatever the case… welcome February!ReplyCancel