Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Beautiful Blessing

Brian tells me I need to pray more for things
because when I do they get answered
{although that's not completely true because I keep praying for a way for us to stay in California and afford a house here by my family}

Over a year ago I was telling Brian that I wished we had a friend or family member that just wanted to follow us around and take pictures of us {some families seem like they constantly have the paparazzi following them!} and then the next weekend our friend/photographer Jason Dolbier asked to photograph us and took these awesome pictures.....
I was also recently thinking, I would really like to build up a library for Clover
and my mom's friend brought over a whole box of books!
with a new baby on the way, I was looking at double strollers and realizing how expensive they are and fighting between wanting a nice one and the cost of it
when some dear friends had a family member GIVE them a free double jogging stroller, and they gave it to us!

also with this new pregnancy, I wished I had someone who wanted to take some fun maternity and family pictures of us just for fun
then the talented EK Photographer, Lizzie asked us if she could do just that!

I thought the offer of taking our pictures was the blessing
but the true blessing came from hanging out with Lizzie for the morning
She is a believer in Christ who is battling a form of cancer and her testimony is beautiful
she is full of fun and laughter in the midst of her trial and she is constantly give praise and thanks to our Lord

we left that day with amazing pictures and feeling encouraged by the conversations we had
if you'd like to hear her story she has a blog, The Chemo Chronicles
and you can like her on facebook here

<3 thank you lizzie, we are praying for you!!! <3


  1. So fun to see the little ways the Lord answers our prayers! Glad you are able to see them, amidst this time of upcoming adjustment. Praying for YOU four! :)

  2. Just found you, through, I actually don't know, I've been blog hopping.
    Congrats on the little one coming. I, also, am a mother of two girls 3 and 3 months.
    I love the pictures. The ones on the beach are awesome. And in another post where daddy is wearing your girl while working on a car. Sweet.
    Enjoying so far and am going to check out Lizzie's site and tell her to look into rebounding and nutrition.
    I've read too many testimonies of people that were healed that way to dismiss it.

  3. Kenzie,
    would you please email me. I don't see anywhere on Lizzie's site where I can comment/reach her and I'd really like to share some info with her. Also, where did you get that button for Abort73? I am looking around their site but can't find that specific one. I'll keep looking.
    thanks so much.