Thursday, June 15, 2017

The exhaustion is worth it!

So I've been totally MIA this week (and lets be honest, I've kinda sucked at blogging this year in general), but it's for good reason. If you read this post last week, you know we've just had a lot going on! Last weekend we photographed two out of town weddings back to back, and every night after work this week consists of our church's annual Sports Camp. Then tomorrow, we have a half day from work to go shoot our last wedding for a while (we actually get somewhat of a "summer break", woo!)!

I haven't hit the bed before 12:30 any night this week. I've had the same thing for dinner every night. I've consumed more coffee this week than probably all of last month. I've got weird tan lines, a ton of bug bites, and my eyes are hardly staying open.

But you know what? It's been totally worth it.

It's worth it because I see these kiddos learning who Jesus is, some for the first time. It's worth it because of the absolute JOY I see on each of their faces all night long. It's worth it because I get to witness 100+ volunteers work together to pull this event off. It's worth it when you hear some of the kids talk about what's going on in their lives, and we realized we can truly make a difference.

Another perk? Getting to see my adorable husband head coaching basketball. You guys, he has such a way with kids. He's always making them laugh, but he's also tough when he needs to be. It's very cool to watch!

Here are just a few of my favorite moments I've been able to capture this week!

I'm so thankful to be surrounded with people who want to serve others! It's such an encouragement.

I hope you have a great rest of your week friends. Maybe I'll get my act together with regular blogging again someday, or maybe not. For now? It's what works. Happy Thursday!


  1. Those are some fantastic photos, what a great week with friends.

  2. I thought of you today when I was picking Connor up from VBS. Those that serve during this week have hearts of gold and God leading their way. I am grateful for people like you and Caleb who take time to love, encourage and show God's love to little ones.

  3. Each year I love seeing the photos from sports camp and hearing about the incredible week your church puts on for the community. I think it's so awesome that you and Caleb continue to make serving a priority in your busy lives- you inspire J and I to do more♥

  4. Love Caleb's pink shoes! Looks like you've been having an amazing week! So much joy on those kids' faces!

  5. These pictures are so much fun! Great shots, Kayla :)

  6. What a fun week! Amazing shots!


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