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Looking down the Waimea Canyon with lush greenery and red earth

REEL REPLAY| Kauai

If you follow either Jess or myself on Instagram, you probably saw that we went on a family trip to Kauai recently. It was a great trip, though it may have highlighted some chapters being turned in our lives. We traveled there with Elijah, Jess’s parents and her sister Krista. It was a nearly full…

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It’s not my job

“It’s not my job!” Have you heard that lately? Said that lately? Well I’ve said both, felt both and possibly encouraged both. Why is that? Is it necessarily even a bad thing? Let’s dive in! Let’s start off with determining the validity of the statement. There are times for the statement, “It’s not my job”…

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Up-ended Routines

This winter, I was on the schedule to serve at our church. The roads were dicey due to some recent snow storms, but I had missed nearly a month of services because of travel, work or bad weather, so I shoveled the driveway, brushed off the car and got our little family on the road.…

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REEL Replay | Nepal 2018

It’s been nearly a year since I went on a trip to Nepal and while late, I finally did a recap video. Now this is just a piece of the work, with more to come later. It was great to relive my time there. I went there with my good friend Andy Holm to trial…

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Pregnancy Struggles Update

You all have been following along on my pregnancy journey. I want to thank you for your prayers and investment into thinking about me. Your kind words and support have meant a lot. I decided that it’s time I give you an update on how it has all been going. For those of you that…

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What’s your outlook?

“Where do I go from here?” Have you said that, felt that, ACTED on that? The helplessness builds in your psyche like a consuming fire, devouring what was once good. Perhaps you’re at a dead-end job, struggling to get a business off the ground or trying to get married or have children. The future is mostly, unknown.

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Finding the “Perfect” Christmas Tree

We spent some time this summer taking a look around the local woods to spot the perfect place to go tree hunting. We found several places that looked like there were some pretty great trees. My sister was coming to town the week before Thanksgiving, so we decided to take her out with us. We…

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Elijah’s Three Yr Old Session | DT The Dalles

After I posted a photo or two from our time at the Rowena Crest Viewpoint, a friend suggested that I do a more urban setting for a shoot. So, I did! This time, I waited to take the hubby along too. Mostly because I didn’t want to deal with a kiddo running around with cars…

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A Three Year Old Photo Session

Right before our little man, Elijah, turned three and I mean days before, we went out and had a couple photo sessions. I decided that I need and want to start documenting Elijah a little more often. That means, having a photo session or two throughout the year. I think I will at least do…

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Keep it rolling

Standing at the top of the world, your path is all laid out, you just need to take a step. I have been at this whole multimedia side-hustle thing for a while now. I started off in high school making slideshow presentations for graduation ceremonies, homecoming events and recap videos for mission trips. In college,…

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TIDB: The Oregon Coast Video

As many of you know, this year, on May 17th, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Due to work scheduling, I couldn’t take any time off around that date, but I was able to secure a week off in June. We left the kiddo with Jess’s parents and left for the Oregon coast. We decided…

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A Halloween Lion

I am not the most creative person when it comes to figuring out costumes and such. I’ll stick to photography. But really, I do like taking my little man out for the evening. Let’s face it, we the parents like getting some candy too. Plus, I like seeing his reactions to everyone else dressed up. …

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