Trying Something New…

This past weekend, I learned that Facebook would no longer allow me to share my blog posts.  It was some something to do with some strange feud they had going with Google (who runs Blogger).  I was a bit frustrated, because Facebook is the primary way that I share my posts with friends and family.  I started blogging two years ago as a way to share my life and photography.  It’s been a great experience and something that I definitely want to continue.  That being said, I’m working on creating something new and here it is.  It’s still me, it’s still a blog, but I’m using WordPress.  To my knowledge, they don’t have any issues with Facebook and I think it’s going to be good.  Because change is good.  And trying new things is also good.  And I’m ready to embrace good.  Even though it’s new, and a little different.

So here goes.  My first WordPress post will look something a little like this.


This afternoon, after picking the kids up from school, Christian finished his homework, grabbed a snack and then we headed over to Nathan Tuttle’s workshop so that he could work on this:


This is Christian’s first year of Stockade, a program for boys in Third through Sixth grade.  He’s absolutely loved it.  We have some pretty amazing men in our church that run the program.  He goes each week to play games, learn good things about God and have a great time with a wonderful group of guys.  They do all sorts of guy things, and they always finish up the year with a Shape and Race Derby.  They basically start off with a block of wood, shape it and then race it.


There’s actually a few steps in between there, that involve sanding and painting, and that is what he worked on today.  One of Nathan’s sons, Jonathan was there to help him out.


It was really fun for Christian to be able to spend time with Nathan Tuttle and Jonathan.  When I went to pick him up, Nathan took some time to show us some of the amazing machines in his woodworking shop.


Nathan Tuttle is known around our town for his incredible craftsmanship with woodworking.


It’s kind of funny, because we’ve known him for ten years.  He and his family are a key part of our church.  He is an elder on our church board and we really loved having his three boys in youth group throughout the years.  That being said, I never thought about the fact that he makes a living crafting and creating amazing pieces of woodworking.


It was really fun seeing some of the things that he does and the machines that he uses to create great pieces.


It’s good to create.  It’s good to take something ordinary and craft it into something meaningful and new.  I’m hoping that I can do this with my new blog.  As I continue into another year of sharing and writing and creating, I’m looking forward to the new things that will come.  I thank you for stopping by and for sharing this journey with me.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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