Swim Session :: Columbia, Tennessee

Sharing these photos is long overdue! I photographed the Carlisles last summer for a personal project I’d been itching to try out….swimming photos! In my experience, it’s rare to find a child happier than when they are jumping in a pool, and I knew Libby and Jack would the perfect kids to photograph. We borrowed a friend’s pool and let them play, while I experimented with my underwater Walgreens camera (as well as my regular oneicon wink Swim Session :: Columbia, Tennessee) I love how everything turned out!

 

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Anna Kaye :: Columbia, Tennessee

When you can hear Oldies music coming from the local record shop on the square, of COURSE you’re going to dance! Love these images from a recent session with Anna Kaye.

Enjoy your weekend, and don’t forget to get down with your bad self.

 

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July Goals

July is a fantastic month for many reasons! Afternoons spent at the swimming pool, 4th of July parades filled with reds-whites-and-blues, and my BIRTHDAY! I’ll be turning the big 3-0 in a couple of weeks, and I’m hoping I can finish out my twenties by working on goals that will enrich my life as well as others’. Oh, and I’m also hoping to relax a bit, too…goal-completing is tough workicon wink July Goals

 

June flew by, right? I love staying busy in the summer, but it always amazes me how quickly 30 days can go by. Looking back at my June goals:

  • Blog about our France trip by July 4th. I technically still have a day to work on this one, and I think I’ll be able to get a rough draft going. There’s just so much I want to share!
  • Redesign the gallery wall above our couch. A design process can never be rushed…right? Add to July goals.
  • Stick to a morning and evening promise to stay off of my phone. Went very well! I wanted to avoid social media before 9am to spend time in the Word, and after 6pm to enjoy time with my husband. Minus a few times that I plain forgot, or my schedule was different for the day and I needed to send emails earlier than usual, I stuck to it, and I felt much more connected and present overall. It’s exhausting, always checking our phones! I plan to keep this habit up. 

(I will say that I accomplished a few goals from previous months in June, including meditating daily and finishing our garden!)

 

Now for the July goals, accompanied by a photo of me from July 4th, 2010 – chowing down on a family favorite: homemade ice cream sandwiches. God Bless ‘Merica.

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Be present.

Trust God.

That’s it. Really!

While there are many things I’d like to accomplish in my business as well as home life, being present in each day and trusting God with whatever I come across are the two most important things that my little soul needs right now. I tend to worry – usually about things that never, ever come to fruition – and by golly, I will be entering a new decade before August arrives. It’s time for me to GROW in my faith and know that God is with me each step of the way. I’m not saying this is going to be easy…in fact, I know it will be very difficult for me, to try to not plan/worry/attempt to control things I have zero control over…but I am feeling a continual urge to let go. To let God take over and take my habit of worrying with Him.

I am EXCITED for this month, ready to close out my twenties with a big smile on my face…as well as an ice cream sandwich in my hand!

 I’ll be linking up over on the Tiny Twig - come check it out! I’d also love to know, what are your goals or intentions for July? Share in the comments!

 

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