Let The Light Shine

Month: April 2015

Slam Dunks in Meal Planning

Ok so something that Adam and I have always said is that we are that couple that have almost nothing in common…Seriously when we got together we had 2 things in common…Jesus and baseball, and we have different teams for that matter. He isn’t even […]


As some of you might know and some of you might not, I am part of what will become (as soon as it is properly approved) the ND Film Commission. We started the non-profit NDstrong a few months ago and are in the process of […]

Joy and Blessings: March

Birthday flowers
Birthday flowers from a very good friend who just knows that 30 is a special birthday. Cards for both Adam & I from friends and family!

If I don’t get this up now it will be time for the Joys and Blessing of April…I can’t miss TWO months of blogging…Just can’t so here ya are.

March was a month of crazy. It was great and overwhelming and moving and eye opening.

The main thing…

I TURNED 30!!! WHAT?!?!?!

Seriously it wasn’t nearly as big of a deal as I thought it would be. I mean it. I was scared, and I am not sure why. I think what helped was I see all of my friends who are at this age or there about and they have kids and I think “That makes you a grown up. Kids.” So in other words…not a grown up yet. Whew…that was close. Don’t get me wrong we WANT kids and they are closer to becoming a reality than they have been in the past 6 years but not tomorrow (and no I am not pregnant).

Adam’s birthday was this month also, along with MANY friends and family. My cousin A- also had her first baby with her husband so that was a very special “Birthday”.

We got to see our close friends and spend time with our godsons & watched one be baptized. Seeing those boys grow up is amazing to me, and I love that we have been blessed by being asked to get to love on 6 (soon to be 7) different children from our friends, they trust us & love us so much that they trust us with their children. Now that is love right there.

There have been some great things that have come my way too. I have grown my business…I have 4 paying clients (which might not seem like a HUGE amount but going from 1 to 4 in less than a month and doing it all on your own can be overwhelming at first) and then am also doing work for our church Calvary Chapel Minot and for NDstrong the non-profit organization that I am a part of.

I am busy and for a moment the other day that was what freaked me out (not being 30). I started having an anxiety attach about all the work but realized that #1: I asked for it…Seriously I was praying that my business would grow and that NDstrong would grow and that I would be able to help with the church in a way that I am able to. And #2: it is a HUGE blessing, I am able to help out financially which is a big thing for me, and I am able to keep doing what I love doing…photography, film creation, cooking and cleaning for my husband and I am able to build this NOW before we do have kids so when the time comes that they are here, I am already established and won’t be learning that and how to be a mom…see all works out. The Lord saw the big picture, and now that I look back a little I am seeing more than just a random blue piece…now I can see like 2 blue pieces and a part of the horizon, and for me that is something, and God knows it. 🙂

There are also a few “things” that I have been LOVING this month as well:

~Sally Hanson Miracle Gel Nail polish: Seriously this stuff is amazing. No light needed and lasts around 10 days for me. To me that is a win and it is only like $8 from Target…Sold.

~The Honest Company Shampoo & Conditioner: Now if you know me at all you know that I have a love/hate relationship with my hair…Always have…But this stuff is amazing AND it is all natural which is a big thing for me. I hate the fact that I am washing chemicals down the drain, I know I need to bathe but then am torn by the fact that what I am using isn’t the healthiest for me or the planet and what goes down the drain is going back into our system…It is a viscous cycle, I have tried other all natural products and nothing has worked the way this stuff does. The shampoo is also able to be used as a body wash (saves space in the shower) and they both have a fresh orange/vanilla scent but it is far from over powering. To buy this stuff in the store is about $10 per bottle at Target (and they are almost always out of one or the other…or both) you can go online to their site and order directly and it saves too. I am thinking I really need to go that route, I mean it is Minot for crying out loud and with only one store that sells it, it just seems smarter on my part.

I took 30 and am embracing it, I am taking living in Minot and embracing it, I am taking my curly hair and EMBRACING IT!!! Life is for living, not for being worried or overwhelmed or sad or trying to control everything…There isn’t enough time in the day to do all of that and live, so I am choosing to live. I believe that is what God wants from me and that is what I am doing. I am going to do the things that I love and make me happy…Photography, blogging/vlogging, making movies, being happy in my marriage and love on my husband and my puppies.

My first 18 days of being 30, being out of my 20’s is awesome so far…I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year brings!!!

(This post was in no way sponsored, the products that I discussed are products that I have just been loving)