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Hi ...

A little about me: I am completely in love with my sweet husband (Jeff), our beautiful daughter (London), our dogs (Jack and Morgan), and our life.  My other loves (in no particular order): family, spending time with great friends, warm socks, hot baths, traveling, camping, campfires, the great outdoors, autumn, being out on the lake, fishing (when we're catching something), 80s music, my girl's sweet and contagious smile, wine, my own caesar salads, laughing and then laughing some more. I am genuine. I am sentimental, often to the point of total sappiness. I am passionate about photography and have been for over 30 years (wow, maybe that dates me a little). 

It is my hope to not only share with you some of the work that I'm doing and show off my awesome clients, but also to let you into my life just a little.  It's hard for me to find time to work on personal things when there is real work to be done, but I'm going to try ... really, I am.

So, sit back and peruse these pages.  If you see something you like, please leave a comment. Who doesn't like a little blog love?  If you'd like to be notified when something new has been added, please feel free to subscribe to the blog (RSS or email) above.  Thanks for stopping by!  

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Thankful … Regardless of Our Circumstances!

Call it “pride.” Call it “don’t tell anyone else how you’re really doing for fear of looking like a big fat failure.” Whatever you call it, there are reasons we (and that’s a collective “we”) don’t tell everyone everything. There are reasons we hide behind masks and build walls. We don’t want to make ourselves […]

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- Sharon Havens - Jen - thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Not sure if you remember me, but I was Robin Nicholson Larkin's maid of honor. I left a corporate job after being employed with them for 12+ years. Thought I had left a boring job for something more exciting in Dallas, and it was definitely more money. It didn't take me long to realize I had made a mistake by accepting that job. A lot of details that I won't bore you with, but to summarize, I gave my notice and am now unemployed. My parents live in Oklahoma, my mother's health is terrible and Dad has been her caretaker 24/7. Maybe the way I got here wasn't a mistake. I left home at 18 years old and have lived hundreds of miles from them for years. So, here I am. 52 years old and living back at Mom and Dad's. Jobless and feeling as if bankruptcy might be a reality. But there are times like right now. I'm looking at my mother in her wheel chair and I know I won't always hear her voice, nor be able to hug her and tell her I love her. So, things aren't looking so rosy for me financially right now but I can't put a price on these memories that are being made. Someday memories will be all I have of her and Dad. I'm trusting God to make this alright and I know He has me in His hands. I just needed a reminder and thanks to your post, I remembered. God bless you and I'll be praying things are better for you and yours soon! ~ Sharon Havens

- Jen Wood - Sharon, of course I remember you! I'm so glad this somehow spoke to you. I was in tears reading your response. I relate to so much of what you had to say. Sometimes we don't always understand the route God takes to get us to where He wants us to be. I'm glad you're with your family. The reason I ultimately left the day job was for family. I was being asked at work to come back full-time (I had been working part-time since my daughter was born almost 3 years ago). We prayed and prayed about it and felt that wasn't what was in store for us. This was in February. I said that initial prayer in January. We felt very strongly that this was the Lord moving me on. We chose family. I won't ever get these years back with my daughter. I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers too. He has you!

- steve - Jen, I know what you are feeling after this past year and a half of my own journey. I know all the fears and insecurities, the doubts and anxieties, the helplessness and humbledness that I have felt and that I know while different that you are feeling now. You are a child of God's and as that you will be carried over. I feel blessed now even though some circumstances haven't changed, my heart has, in my continual reliance on Him who has brought me through. And in this I am becoming anew being not weighted down with the pettiness of my own desires, the weight of unneeded possessions, the falsehood of self image, and the pressures of trying to fit-in. God has brought about this time for me as He is for you to know that He is the most imortant and that from Him all blessings flow. From eyes that could not see for the tears that flooded them He has dried them and placed the hope of Christ before them and tethered my heart in the harbor of His love. In all this time I haven't gotten what I have desired necessarily but I have always been provided what I have needed whether it be like you sourdough bread or the touch of a loving hand. And it is enough! In fact I'm learning the abundance of enough and am thankful and am finding my hope in that. Even though it may all look diffrent you are standing on hallowed ground before the King of creation and in His arms we will find our rest, our hope, our provision and His love. You and Jeff and now London have meant so much to me over the years that you know I stand with you in prayer & supplication and in the love of a brother. Take heart for Christ has overcome the world and in Him we will too! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anna Grace and Nathan … MARRIED

Now, here’s a girl who is true to her Southern roots! Anna Grace loves everything Mississippi! Both she and Nathan (Nate) are from the Magnolia State. When it came time to decide where to get married, there was no question … it would be at the house she grew up in, which will turn 100 […]

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Happiness is …

These two make my world a happy place! My God knew what He was doing when he placed them in my life! I’m one blessed mama! Your turn … what is happiness to you?

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