It all happened so fast. They told me it would but some days it didn’t seem true. This little lady is just months away from turning 8. This time it was her who drug me outside last week to take photos as the sun set. My cold dinner was worth it 100times over though. Skyler has grown up into such a wonderful little lady. Strong willed but so kind. Creative and curious. The best big sister to Grayson. Skyler I am so proud of you and thankful for you, God knew what he was doing for sure when he gave you to us!
We pulled over after 5 hours of bumper to bumper traffic on the 4th of July at #yellowstonenationalpark to take in the view of this Lilly pad covered lake. ⠀ ⠀ It had been a long stressful day, and we knew that when we decided to visit the #nationalpark on one of the busiest days of the year. ⠀ ⠀ I’m so glad Justin decided to pulled over here. It gave the kids a chance to stretch their legs, play in the mud and let me capture some photos of my family. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes in life ya just have to pull off the busy road and take a moment to soak in what’s around you. Seeing the park from the road was neat we saw a good portion of the park. But stopping to soak in this little lake was even better! ⠀ ⠀ What are you stopping to soak up today?
Can I keep you forever? Forever and ever! ⠀ While I love all the beautiful details of a wedding it’s really the promise that it’s celebrating that makes my heart flutter! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For those who haven’t heard the story. My husband Justin, had three heart valve replacements within 8 months due to infection. We got home from Mayo Clinic after his third surgery just three days before our son Grayson was born. ⠀ ⠀ Just 10 months later his infection was back and this time it was in his sternum. They ended up removing the sternum completely. ⠀ ⠀ Those were some of the toughest times for us. It’s hard to watch someone you love struggle to do simple tasks. But ya know what I wouldn’t change how it effected our marriage. We had conversations we might not have ever had. We came out of this valley so much stronger. ⠀ ⠀ Our story has also changed the way I view my roll as a wedding photographer. Sure I take photos of beautiful people and flowers at a wedding, but what I’m really capturing is the day you blindly make a promise to stand side by side through all life will offer you. The highs and the lows. The peaks and the valleys, in sickness and in health. ⠀ ⠀ And that my friend is not a job I take lightly! I have a feeling this promise your making you don’t take lightly either! ⠀ ⠀ I’m so excited for all my 2020 and 2021 weddings. If your looking for a photographer for your wedding, I’d love to chat with you!
Did you know yesterday was National Reach As High As You Can Day, I’m celebrating my freedom as an entrepreneur. It’s days like today that make me grateful I became an entrepreneur. Otherwise, I may not be where I am today. The sky’s the limit, friends! What are you reaching for today?
Is there anything better then the smell of rain? Springtime on the farm is always a busy time, between calving, and gearing up for the greenhouse #theweiszfamily has a lot going on. I feel like everything just stand still after a spring time shower, and I’m so ready for the weather to warm up so I can throw open the windows after a rain shower. Double tap if you agree!!
I checked a lot off my to do lists the last few days but there is one thing that really got neglected and caused some havoc on my mental state the last few days. ⠀ ⠀ About a year ago I was in a pretty dark space. I had been diagnosed with depression. Medication was helping but it wasn’t enough. I started working out regularly in April of last year. In July I doubled down on my commitment and completed at 100 day program. I had so much more energy, I felt better physically and mentally. ⠀ ⠀ For me working out has always been for the metal advantage. This week I skipped three days of workout and last night I really felt the results of that. It’s crazy how something so simple can mess with my mind. I realized last night the reason I was feeling agitated cranky, was because I had skipped workout. I had so much to do, so many people needed me. But here’s the truth. You can’t pour from an empty cup. ⠀ ⠀ I know you’ve heard that before it’s been drilled into us on social media a lot lately. But there is a reason why. It’s the truth. ⠀ ⠀ What are you doing to fill your cup this week? Working out, meditation, devotional? Let me know in the comments!
Who’s feeling brave today? Can you handle a reality check? How many things that you’ve moaned about today are part of the life you dreamed of yesterday? As cranky as my husband can be during calving season, and how quickly he can get on my nerves. I have to stop and remember just two years ago we were leaving the hospital in Rochester MN. All we need is perspective, friends! This is what we’ve always wanted! The little agonies are just a blip in the radar of the ecstasy we’re living right now!