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Sunday, September 23, 2012


Life isn't perfect. Is it, friend? 
But I am reminded ever more how many beautiful reasons we have to be happy. 
To be thankful.

Sweet readers, I had several thoughts to share with you this past weekend and a couple big posts I planned to write, but life has a way of changing our little well-made plans. Long story short, this weekend my home was threatened by a wildfire - everything is completely fine now. But it was a crazy, exhausting week and weekend for many reasons. And though I planned to share some deeper thoughts with you tonight, I simply don't have the energy. And so instead, I will be back tomorrow - fresh faced and inspired. And until then, I wanted to share this with you - On Wednesday of last week, I had the joy and privilege of modeling for a photoshoot with an amazing Southern California-based photographer, Taylor Marie. Check out her inspiring, beautiful website. She's actually going to be one of my sponsors for the next few months, and so I'll be introducing her to you soon and sharing some of the photos from our shoot. A little preview... 

Blessings on your week ahead, dear one. 
I'll be back for an exciting week - 
Girl Behind the Blog linkup and I promise to share Thankful Sweetness lists.

'Til then, 
look for the little things and thank God for them.
No matter how hard life is,
we really have so many beautiful reasons to be happy.




"Do not grieve.
For the joy of the Lord is your strength." 
-Nehemiah 8:10


  1. love it! can't wait to see more of her work and the project you all did together!

  2. Needed to read that verse at the very end of your post! I am so glad to hear that you are all safe from the fire. :) They are so unpredictable....Faith stretcher for sure!

    Cute pics! I bet that was a fun shoot.

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  4. Erin,

    I am so glad the wildfire didn't harm your home or you in anyway! That's pretty scary.

    I hope you had a good weekend(:

    xoxo Heather

  5. Love <3 Saw the wildfire posts, so sorry to hear this. Praying for you <3 Love you. Peace and new mercies to you this week <3

  6. Thinking of you, your family, and your neighbourhood. So excited for your big blogposts and your picture blogposts. Lots of love!

  7. So glad to hear you are all safe again! Praying that God refreshes you in this new week, sister :)

  8. I'm so glad that you're okay, girl!
    You'll be in my thoughts this week for sure :)
    I agree that despite the things that go wrong...we have SO much to be happy about. Thanks for reminding me!

    Love this little photo shoot preview! Eeek!


  9. i am so glad to hear this! i was so worried for you! love you sweet girl!

  10. I will be praying for the wildfires to end, I know how devastating they can be. A suburb of Austin got wiped out last summer and thousands lost everything. God is good. And you look gorgeous in those photos, friend

  11. So glad you guys are safe & everything! And, cute photoshoot too!

  12. Aw, Erin, I'm so glad to hear everything is okay now!

    I can't wait to check out more of these photos! I'm already smitten with the little preview ;)

  13. Those photos are beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest!

  14. i needed this reminder today as well@ thanks for sharing friend!

  15. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)


  16. So thankful your home is okay! Have a great week :)

  17. Simple, sweet & thoughtful.

    You're lovely.

  18. glad to hear your home is ok!
    i just found your blog through the girl behind the blog series...i'll be posting mine tomorrow!

  19. Thank you for this reminder!

  20. Thank you so much for posting this. My best friend of four years just decided that she didn't want to have anything to do with me, and mostly for unfair reasons. Point is, I have been really down in the dumps, but this post reminded me to look for the little things that God does for us, and to focus on those little things rather than dwelling on the big, bad things.

  21. Your so beautiful. Sorry it took so long to come back and visit. Time gets away from us my friend.


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