Brent and Rachel Van Auken // bvaphoto.comPin It Hi!! Im alive 🙂  Well,  Life has been nothing short of boring lately and I apologize for the lack of blogging…I honestly miss it deeply. And soon, very soon I will be back in the swing of things, I promise. We have been non stop traveling almost every weekend to capture some very special weddings and trying to keep up on this thing called “life” .. And even though we are exhausted… we do love this season. Thankfully wedding season gives us a break after Thanksgiving for a couple months.  Last weekend was a double wedding weekend for us and we left our girls for 3 nights / 4 days… which is so hard!!   We took this (iphone) picture right before our 2nd wedding…so, please excuse our eye wrinkles…I blame the lack of sleep and hours of driving…
Life has been good and I’m really looking forward to jump back in to the normal routine of “blogging” I can usually do. Ever since we got home from our vacation to Hawaii… I’ve been (too) busy and actually have had a lot on my mind.   I have been wanting to write and share my heart… but I have been a bit guarded of what that could or should look like.    When writing on a “personal” blog that can be shared anywhere on the internet … it makes you ( and me ) think twice before hitting the “publish” button.  I’ve been known to have a few “drafts” pending now for awhile.  Although life has been so good to our family and the few health scares we had earlier this summer turned out to be nothing,   I have had to face some hard things.   Im not totally ready to share my heart and what I’ve been thinking about, but I can say that I keep leaning on the Lord and pushing through the “whys and unknowns”.  Life can be so good, so full of blessings and sometimes so challenging.   My friend Season has become one of my biggest inspirations,  Her son Kicker was diagnosed with Leukemia about 10 months ago.    If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you may remember me sharing his picture and the garage sale/ fundraiser I had for him this past spring.  Anyways.. through this incredibly hard journey Season has been such a Light in such dark places. Not only does she give her kids amazing care ( and food), she has been able to share her knowledge on Holistic health and nutrition and started a non-profit to help bring these things to chilidren fighting against cancer.  I have been wanting so badly to introduce her here, but want to honor her and also protect her family.   My heart behind saying this is to shed light on this subject, ask for prayer for Kicker and donate if you feel lead.  You can follow her blog here  and their new non profit The KICKcancER Foundation here.

On another note, Lyla turns 3 in two weeks and of course, Im not prepared. Thankfully I have a little bit of time and she doesn’t totally understand the whole “birthday” thing yet. Of course we are so so excited to celebrate her life… she is such a gift.

Hope you all have a great week…

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  • leah

    I just caught up on all of your recent blog posts. I love them all and love you, sister!!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE YOU! This made me cry. Would love to share our story on your beautiful blog! You are such a good friend!ReplyCancel

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