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Oct 06 / 2017

I was always the odd one out growing up.  I would start each year in my classroom sitting in a circle with all the other kids waiting to introduce ourselves.  I would scan the faces opposite me and choose who was going to be my best friend.  As you can imagine, this didn’t work as […]

A&K Cake Smash | Orchard Park, Port Moody

Sep 24 / 2017

To the overachieving, world-conquering, (possibly also holding down a job) mama, stop.  You need to know something.  You need to know that YOU are ENOUGH.  Read that slowly.  You, yes, YOU, are enough.  You are doing okay.  You are doing more than okay.  Because it really has nothing to do with “doing”.  It has to […]

Super mom – hang up your cape and chill.

Apr 14 / 2015

This blog post is going to be a little harder to write than normal.  I had all sorts of plans for it originally.  We were heading back to the Valley that I grew up in for Easter, and I was so excited about some of the shots I was going to get for this month’s […]

April 15 on the 15th for 2015

Nov 09 / 2014

So last night marked the end of our one-month-without buying anything.  I’d have to say that it was a lot easier than we thought.  When we got within 5-6 days of the end, I started craving some sushi, though, haha.  We learned not only to be more thankful for what we have, but we also […]

One-Month-Without Finished!

Oct 30 / 2014

Okay, so we’re officially three weeks into our month of no purchases.  Since a month has slightly more than four weeks, we actually have 10 days left.  We’re done on November 9th.  I’m trying hard to think of what to update on since week three was pretty similar to week two.  We did, however, make […]

One Month Without – 3 Weeks In

Oct 23 / 2014

So today marks almost the half-way point in our One Month Without (buying anything) challenge.  There’s been a lot of reactions as people find out what we’re doing.  I’ve had people question my motives, my resolve, and my sanity.  I’ve had people feel inspired and write to tell me how their lives were being impacted […]

One Month Without – Half Way

Oct 09 / 2014

We had an interesting question at our Life Group last night:  “How do you determine what is a need in your life versus what is a ‘want.’”  I feel like we answered the question quickly.  Too quickly.   We need food.  We need water.  We don’t need the latest renovations on our home.  We don’t […]

Need vs. Want: One Month Without

Jul 01 / 2014

I think there are two dangers in blogging, or sharing through any form of social media really.  I think there’s the danger of publicly declaring every emotion that pulls at your heart.  I’m bored.   I’m upset.  I’m frustrated.  I’m angry.  I’m hurt.  Etc.  And there’s also the danger of portraying your life as some […]

Behind the Scenes

May 25 / 2014

Life is old photographs served best with a side of snickers and groans.  Life is freezing time in your mind and soaking the present into your pores.  Life is unleashing the imagination onto the blank canvass of future. Life is staying up til 2 in the morning laughing like school children and playing “what if”. […]

Photography 365 Project: (Day 144 – Life)

Jan 30 / 2014

My name is Laura, but that is just a title that I answer to.  It is not who I am.  It is not how I define myself.  If you ask me to describe myself I will throw out words.  Words like… overachiever, tenacious, stubborn, artistic, logical, and so on.  I will stick more titles, more […]

Hi, this is me. (Don’t read if you don’t want it to get real).

Dec 12 / 2013

Winter:I know it’s a little early for a New-Year’s-Eve type post, but I can’t help being reflective already.  When I look back at all the changes in our life over the past 12 months, it’s amazing where God has taken us.  My husband entered the year being a part of his original film company with […]

This Year’s Journey

Jun 05 / 2013

My coworker and I were talking after class last week, and he asked me a question that was harder than I thought to put into words.  He asked me, “Why.”  Why do I choose to follow Christ.  Have you ever tried to put something like that into actual words? How do you begin to even […]

Why. Why Choose to Follow?

Apr 29 / 2013

This is where God is.  In the present.  I AM – His very name….  It’s not the gifts that fulfill, but the holiness of the space.  The God in it….  This is supreme gift, time, God Himself framed in moment.  …and time is only of the essence, because time is the essence of God, I […]

Mexico 2013