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Praying Expectantly

I have been attending a ladies Bible Study at our church for the past several weeks and this story was told this past week and then I read it again in our homework. Something about it just really struck me this week as a reminder of who is the one in charge. This is an excerpt from “Faithful, Abundant, True” and this section was written by Priscilla Shirer.

We took a trip to New York with my family, my parents, all three of my siblings, our spouses, and our kids. One evening at dinner I noticed that my sister’s husband , Jessie, was ordering a little appetizer as his entree for the second night in a row. So I leaned over to him and asked, “are you not feeling well?” He responded, “No, I am feeling fine, but I’ve got a large family with lots of mouths to feed. This restaurant is kind of expensive, so I’m just eating an appetizer and then I’ll go out on the street and get a hot dog from one of the street vendors.”

I looked at him in bewilderment and asked if he’d gotten the memo that our parents had sent via e-mail several days before our trip. It had clearly said that they would cover the bill for dinner each night.

He almost chocked on his tiny hors d’oerve. “What? I have been hungry for two days!” He called the waitress over and ordered the biggest steak he could get. It seems that knowing someone with adequate resources had him covered changed his perception of what his options really were.

Knowing God and the resources He’s made available to you will change the way you order, my friend. It changes not only how you pray but what you feel free to ask God for. You will begin to realize that you don’t have to pray small or with reservation. You can ask the Lord for exactly what you desire no matter how outlandish or impossible it may appear to be. Your Father has got you covered, so look at the menu differently.

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I love this. Such a good reminder. Sometimes I do that, feel like I can’t ask to much from God, but we don’t have to put him in box of a certain size. He can do all things and big things! Thank you for posting!

Brenda Eley

WOW, love this, thanks for sharing!


I needed that, thank God for using Kristin to remind me.


there are so many wonderful nuggets of truth in this study! each week’s lesson seemed to be better than the previous week (they were all great!). by the time you finish you will be so enriched, challenged to believe God for more, and charged to serve Him in
new ways.

Stella’s Nursery

Jeremy and I have been busing working on Stella’s nursery for the past few months and it is finally finished. We love this room so much and it is not out of the ordinary for us to go in throughout the day just to look at everything. Stella is expected to be here in less than 6 weeks and her room is finally ready for her. I am so thankful to Jeremy for putting hours into this room with me putting together furniture and hanging things on the walls,we are so happy with the way it came out.

The two books in this photo were my mom’s when she was a little girl, and the Peter Rabbit books below were mine. 


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LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Shelby J

super cute! Good job Kristin!

Caitie T

Knew it would be beautiful and it is! Sooooooo cute! Love the color scheme! :o) Can’t wait to kiss her little cheeks… <3 you all!!

So adorable! I love the pattern on the pink blanket so much!

Rebekah Slaughter

Love it all! The colors are amazin together, and I love all the details in the wall decor, and down to the books and drawer nobs! Good job Kristin & Jeremy! I’m sure Stella will love it! :)

Nicole Davis

I wish I could see it in person! It is great :D

Bethany Hanusch

I love that the nursery matches the website. Funny how your brands carry over to your whole life!

Hyun Mi Gustavo Peterlevitz

Beautiful job! Congratulations to all three of you. How exciting this is!

Nate-Dana Lapish

Very cute!


Great room, great job! So excited for you 2,,,there’s nothing like becoming a parent for the first time. 4 boys later it’s still exciting, but there’s something so special about that 1st one. Can’t wait to see her!!

Megan Andzulis

Absolutely beautiful and so girlie! :) cant wait to meet her! And by the way I also saved my Peter Rabbit books from when I was little :)

April Russell

ohhhh my goodness! It’s adorable and now I want another girl!

Liz Cook

I adore your nursery! I especially love the way your shelving unit is set up. We have the same shelf and you are totally inspiring me to rearrange it! I just posted our nursery pictures today… looks like we are due around the same time. So fun! (

Manda Koolis

agh! so precious!


Wow, Kristin! I love it! How did you get those things to stick on the wall? They’re kinda like pompoms cheering for her arrival. :) Only 6 weeks left-where did the time go? Congrats again! :)

Her room is so precious. I love the color scheme. And pom pom flowers :)


wow! absolutely beautiful! stella will feel so welcome and loved in her little room. you both did a wonderful job pulling it all together. it is a room that will grow w/ her over the next few years, and a great reflection of her mommy and daddy’s tastes….


This is adorable! Oh my goodness! You have such a gift with creativity, I absolutely love this room!

YannetJeanna Lemasson

Simply Beautiful! Where did you get that shelf with the pink canvas bins?

[…] about 5 weeks until my due date, and I think we are just about ready! I blogged pictures of Stella’s Nursery this week, did you get to see […]

Catie Ronquillo Wood

What a cute nursery!

My Random Life #15

I think I missed last weeks post of randomness due to the fact that I was sick, I am starting to feel better now that I am not going through boxes of tissues in a day and bags of  cough drops like they are candy.  

Jeremy and I made a trip to the produce market this morning, and it is just one of my favorite things to do. We come home with bags full of fresh fruits and vegetable and that just puts me in a good mood.

My due date is in 6 1/2 weeks! I can’t believe that it is coming so quickly, it seems that as we do more to get ready I remember more little things that need to be done. I think we have all the necessities done, but I just want everything to be perfect. Photographing little Henry this week just made Jeremy and I a little more anxious to meet our little girl. Be prepared to see LOTS of photos of her!

Pandora gets me through my work, and I have to admit that I have started listening to Christmas music, I know it is early, but I just can’t wait for the Christmas season! I love the music, the decorations, and of course….the COOKIES!!!

I can’t wait to pull out all of these sparkly decorations! What is your favorite part of the Christmas season???

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Me too! I’ve been playing Christmas music for a while now… especially since the weather is turning colder:). I told my husband today I wish I could put up our little tree, but we both agreed it’s a little too early for that yet!

Wow, I can’t believe you are going to have Stella in 6.5 weeks! Looking forward to seeing pictures:).

Sarah Seaman

Pictures with family is my favorite part.

Rebekah Slaughter

fave part? is it possible to have one? :) Your pregnancy seems to have gone by sooo fast! Can’t wait to see little Stella! She is going to be the most fashionably baby out there. Guaranteed.

Newborn | Henry

I know that I usually only post Weddings and engagements on this blog, but today I just had to post something a little different. Jeremy and I had the pleasure of shooting this newborn session with little Henry who was only 7 days old when we captured these, isn’t he precious! Henry’s parents were reffered to us from one of our amazing 2011 couples, Tim and Jessica, and we knew they would be great to work with because we just adored shooting Tim and Jessica’s wedding. I am pretty sure this adorable little boy made us even more anxious to meet our little one…only a few more weeks! To see more of this cutie you can visit Jeremy’s Studio 11 Blog!

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Marcia Damore

Just gorgeous! Hope Jeremy is trained to take good pictures of Stella.
Love you all Queenie


These are amazing!! I can’t wait to see my little man! I wish ya’ll were closer so I could have you do our baby pics! I’ll probably just take my own, but I love the ideas you give me and of course I am no photographer so they won’t be nearly as good! You guys are incredible!

Shelby J

awww.sooo cute!

Krista Morgan

Adorable little boy! I’m sure it makes ya more anxious for Miss Stella to arrive. Keep up the awesome work.