3 Gifts for Today {4~3~13}

Some pictures I took this evening for today’s joy dare… These versions have been “messed with” so go check out my Photo blog to see the originals!


3 Gifts White {April Joy Dare}

My family has taken on the Joy Dare over at A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp. Each day we are given 3 specific gifts to find. Today is 3 gifts white. I posted on my Photography blog yesterday and plan to for the rest of the month.

Today I want to share with you my brother’s 3 gifts:


Coconut MANNA

1. Coconut MANNA

Daniel's Chicken Coconut

2.  Coconut the Chicken

Chicken Coconut chicken

Coconut FLAKES!

3. Coconut FLAKES!

Coconut and Dan Hugging

Counting my Blessings {#7}

A belated Happy Birthday to my sister Bethany! (Her Birthday was the 17th. Late, I know!)

On her birthday with her cake and ice cream

I can barely believe that she is already 12 years old! The night of Bethany’s birthday we watched some old home videos of her 2nd and 7th birthday that we celebrated up at Mt. Lemmon. She was so little and cute! But now she isn’t so little any more and she has grown up into more of a beautiful girl then the cute one she used to be.

Up on Mt. Lemmon for her 12th Birthday

She has also been such a great sister and friend to me! I am so privileged to be able to call her not only my sister, but best friend as well!


The sunset God gave us on Bethany's Birthday

Thank You God, for giving me this dear sister and friend!

Mother’s Day

Wow! I don’t think that there are enough words to describe how wonderful my mom is and how blessed I am to have her as my mom.

My mom is a…



Mother of 5 children








Librarian 🙂



Guitar player

And many more…

I realized today how blessed I am to have a Proverbs 31 woman. Listening to the sermon this morning really opened my eyes to how much she really does on a daily basis. She is a true Ruby.



Proverbs 31:10-31

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “ Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Counting my Blessings {#5}

My older sister, Jordan who has taught much of what I know like sewing, crocheting, knitting, making sourdough bread, kombucha, civil war reenacting, and so much more. She has also done so much for me, sewing the cutest dresses and skirts for me and she has also encouraged me with my photography hobby by asking me to take pictures for her Zibbit shop.


Thank you Jordan for all you have done in my life.