365- love

365- love. Part of a personal challenge.

For those of you who don’t follow along this little blog, I committed to doing a 365 photography challenge- which is kind of laughable because in these 14 days of February I’ve maybe taken photos a whole three days. Oops.

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My Baby Girl is One

Joy Elise, captured by Kristen Pace Photography

I have spent days trying to think of a appropriate blog post to write. I wanted to celebrate her on this little corner of the internet, but I didn’t know how. Should I write a public letter? Should I share my birth story? I have no idea, because even though this is happening and time moves without my say I still feel as though this isn’t quite real and she’s still only a few months old.

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Hot-Mess Mom Necessities

There are those girls that just have the mommy gene in them. From the time their younger siblings (or really any baby after them) was born, they bare the title of ‘little mommy’ and beg to help feed and wash and play with the brand new baby. Other girls grow to be the ‘mother’ of […]

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I Love Her So Much, It Hurts

My morning shower is sacred ground. It’s the only time in my day free of baby tears and puppy smell, so I embrace it. I take my sweet time, separate from my family but not so far that I can’t hear Joy cooing or Jeffrey firmly telling her ‘no.’ She’s at that age now where […]

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Joy Elise | Five Months Old

I seriously cannot believe how fast our sweet baby has grown! Every month I’ve been taking ‘monthly photos’, just for memories sake, but this month hit me with a ton of nostalgia for my baby girl. She’s starting to fill out (finally!), and her baby face is looking more and more like a little girl […]

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A Confident Mother

I’ve been doing the She Reads Truth Lent Study- and y’all, if you are ever looking for women’s Bible studies that will challenge you, check them out. But anyway, I’ve been doing this study and every day has been almost exactly what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it. My struggle with […]

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Confession.

I don’t enjoy motherhood. They, whoever ‘they’ are, drilled it deep into me even as a child that motherhood is enjoyable. That there’s no greater calling, no better purpose, nothing more fun. Sure, they said it would be hard, they said it would be challenging and trying, but never did I expect the intense frustration […]

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Joy Elise- Newborn

It overwhelms me that our baby girl is over a month old. Already. They say “the days are long but the years are short”, and I’m sort of already feeling it. I’ve been planning for the longest time to write down Joy’s birth story. Of course, I loved the idea of sharing it publicly to […]

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Bittersweet

This week has come with a lot of emotions for me. And I suppose to an extent it’s all very normal, and probably quite obvious. I cry a lot more (over really silly stuff) and have been mood-swinging to the extreme. But everything is changing, again, and I guess the tear fests and hours I […]

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Joy Elise | 35 weeks

I’ve seen people do a lot of ‘pregnancy updates’ on other blogs and even social media. I’ve never really been the type to share weekly updates (or daily ones) on pretty much anything, but as I am five weeks away from my due date, why not?

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