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I have a house full of boys. Boys are awesome. However, boys do not like hearts and pink and other frilly valentines-y things. At least my boys don’t. But valentines day is super fun so I went searching for some “boy-ish” valentine ideas. After scrolling through Pinterest I came up with a list of ideas that I thought my boys would approve of. They narrowed my list down to whoopee cushions, punch balloons and gum. And all of a sudden valentines day was awesome again. πŸ™‚

These are not my original ideas as I saw various versions of each one on Pinterest but I wanted something more specific to boys that we could pass out to their cousins. So I texted my super talented friend, Jen, and she came up with these awesome tags for each one. Jen is the best and she is even letting me share the printables with you! Thanks, Jen!! Also make sure you check out Jen’s blog because she has some more cute kid valentine ideas!

Griff chose whoopee cushions. Let me tell you that the tooting jokes and pranks have been running wild around here. I guess I can’t be mad about it because it was my idea. Their smiles and giggles are totally worth it. And eventually they will pop, right!?

Griff was trying so hard to make horrible faces at me because he knew I was taking his picture, but then I caught this smile.

I love him and his little preschool handwriting so much. Two kids who can write their own names on their valentines is pretty great! I hope my sister and sister-in-laws don’t hate me too much for sending these home with all the cousins. At least I was smart enough not to send them to school. πŸ™‚

Whoopie Valentine

free printable tags | whoopie cushions | chalk pen | bakers twine

Levi chose punching balloons. Partially because I told him I didn’t think his teacher would appreciate with her whole class of first graders had whoopie cushions. Oh my. He is all about football and tackling and anything physical so these were perfect for him.

Hopefully the first graders will keep them in their bags until they get home. A whole room of kids with punching balloons probably wouldn’t be fun either.

Punch Valentine

free printable tags (cousin / friend) | punch balloons | clear party bags

Jakey chose bubble gum. Mostly because he just wanted to eat it all. He loves gum. If you ever want to make friends with him, just hand him a pack of gum.

Originally I was going to buy those candy tubes and big bubble gum balls but I had these little mini cups and bubblegum on hand already so I just went with what we had. I thought they turned out so cute!

Stuck on You Valentine

free printable tags (cousin / friend) | bubble gum | mini cups | bakers twine

Tomorrow we are hosting our annual cousin valentines party! It should be fun! I meant to post these much earlier so that you had time to use the printables too, but that just didn’t happen. So if you are looking for a last minute idea…here you go! Or just tuck these ideas away for next year and you will be way ahead. Leave a comment or tag me on Instagram (@jessmcclenahan) if you end up using any of the tags. I’d love to see!

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  • Jody - Our school parties were yesterday. Someone in 5th grade gave out punching balloons. I only had to tell one person in the hall not to do hit it on someone’s face…and it was a girl! LolReplyCancel

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  • Mary Ann - Over the years, I have always loved to see your cousin’s Valentine party and then the photos afterward. Your boys are so darling. I hope the party is everything and more than you and the boys had hoped for. ENJOY!!ReplyCancel

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A little over a week ago I got to spend some time with the ladies of Lindsborg Evangelical Covenant Church and speak at their women’s retreat. It was such a sweet time together. It is a pretty incredible privilege to be able to share with others how God has worked and continues to work in my life through sorrow. And then to hear firsthand how He is moving in the lives of others as well?! So amazing! I left feeling so encouraged but if I am honest with you the weeks before were a little rough.

Levi got a bow and arrow for Christmas and he thinks it is the best present ever. Joel put a hay bale in the yard for him to practice shooting at. He is getting pretty good but that didn’t happen without practice. I heard Joel talking to him about keeping his eye on the target. He told Levi that if his eyes started to wander and he lost sight of the hay bale his arrows would go all over the place. It could even be dangerous. Hmmmm….life application, maybe?!

You know, for some reason God continues opening these doors for me to speak and each time I question Him a little because speaking still doesn’t feel like “my thing”. I don’t feel like I’m gifted at speaking, my heart aches as I relive some of the hardest days of my life, the “whys” begin to resurface again, I worry about presenting God’s Truth accurately (which I think is probably a good worry!), and pretty soon I feel like I’ve lost sight of my target–shooting arrows all over the place. Wandering. And while some of those emotions are just part of the ups and downs of grief, it is not a place that I want to stay. I have to refocus, get my eyes back on Jesus and work to keep them there! Each time God proves himself so faithful to equip and give me the strength to do what He has called me to do. Each time as I approach the week or two before I speak, God guides me through his Word and reminds me of how He has walked with me and proven Himself faithful over and over again. I am no seasoned (or even gifted!) speaker but I can tell you that by some miracle, each time, God has given me a message to share and the strength to get up in front of people (and even use a microphone!) and share it.

This month has been a hard one for me because of both the time of year (when Cora was in the hospital) and other normal life things. January and February always seem to have a way of rolling in all gloomy like. I shared with the women at the retreat how the Bible was a lifeline of God’s voice to me as I searched for answers and comfort after Cora died. And you know what? The same has been true in my life again over the past few weeks. It was not by accident that God had me pouring into His Word extra hard as I prepared for the retreat weekend. He knew that I needed to draw near and be reminded that my inmost needs are completely and fully met in Him. My eyes were wandering and my emotions were all over the place. He reminded me that I needed to keep my eyes on Him. God is good like that, isn’t He?! Before I jump too far into this year, getting distracted and pulled by so many other things, I want to remember to look to Jesus. Goodness, I need Him.

I know that January is over and everyone is done making their goals and resolutions for the year but these speaking preparations have reminded me how important it is not to lose sight of Jesus. I thought I would share a few resources with you that have been helpful to me:

If you have been following along since Cora died you know that I love Nancy Guthrie and that The One Year Book of Hope has been such an important tool in my life as I’ve navigated through grief. If you have lost a loved one or are just facing disappointment or heartache this is a great book to use daily.

Last year I found another yearly devotional that I love so much. New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp is packed full of the gospel and is such a great tool to read daily. I will always love The One Year Book of Hope and still pull it out often but this is a new favorite for sure!

This year I committed to read through the Bible. I don’t think I have ever read it all the way through and I wanted that to change. Joel and the boys got me The Daily Bible and I am loving it. I got behind when I was preparing for the retreat so I have some catching up to do! I like having the Bible in my hands to read and mark in but the ESV Bible app has a yearly reading plan and is great too. I use the app occasionally because it will read the passages to you. So helpful if you are doing dishes or driving in the car! You don’t even have to wait until next year…just start now!

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin is such a great resource if you don’t even know where to start with reading your Bible. She has so many great Bible studies as well!

And lastly, Bible Study Fellowship has been so great for studying God’s Word in depth and with more of a whole Bible perspective and it also keeps me accountable. I love BSF and I can’t say enough about their children’s program (it is amazing!). If you are looking for a Bible study to plug into, see if there is a BSF near you!

Let me just say that of course I don’t use all of these things every day. Don’t feel overwhelmed! These have just been a few things that have worked for me at different times over the past few years. I fail over and over again just like everyone else. But I find that when I am using some of these tools to stay in God’s Word it helps me keep my eyes on Jesus. It helps me “bind my wandering heart to Thee”. I long for the overflow of my life to reflect a deep love for Jesus. That starts by daily connecting with Him.

We all are prone to wander, aren’t we?

What about you? How do you stay in God’s Word and keep your eyes on Him? I’d love to hear!

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  • Brooke in WI - Talk about perfect timing! I’ve been meaning to email and ask about the book you loved so much, that helped with your grief. Some friends of mine lost their young adult son last Thanksgiving (near Garden City actually) in a car accident and it has been crushing. I’ve wanted to send something to them this winter, and this book (couldn’t remember what it was) was on my mind. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • Mary Ann - Yes, we all wander. I stay in God’s word by reading His word and trying to take the things I learn to heart. I keep my eyes on Him by serving others, by attending my church meetings, by remembering Him daily. I say prayers daily and try to be the person He knows I can be. But it’s a daily challenge. My favorite song is “Come Thou Fount.” My favorite version is the Tabernacle Choir. I love the last part of the song in the version they sing:
    Oh, to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be,
    Let that grace now like a fetter
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
    Prone to leave the God I love.
    Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,
    Seal it for Thy courts above.

    I want to seal my heart to God. I want to be that person that my parents and my husband will be proud of when I see them again in heaven. I want to be a good influence on my children, especially my almost 7 year old grandson. I want to make a difference. Yes, we all wander away from God but the important thing is that we return to Him and do those things that will seal our hearts to Him. You are a wonderful person Jess. Your blog has given me strength and hope many times. I love to see the photos of your children. Thanks for being an inspiration to many of us.
    P.S. Go to You Tube, search “Tabernacle Choir Come Thou Fount.” Watch the version where the women have on red dresses and they are singing with the orchestra. It is stunning and beautiful and I can feel the power of those beautiful lyrics written over 250 years ago. I love seeing those talented men & women whom I know love our Savior Jesus Christ, singing this song. It never ceases to move me to tears.ReplyCancel

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These photos are so “last year” but I had to post them here! Amanda of Amanda Marie Photography took our photos this year. I asked her if she would be willing to come out to the farm and I was so excited when she said yes. I have always thought it would be fun to have our family photos taken on the farm. My next dream is to have our family photos taken during harvest. Wouldn’t that be fun?! Anyway, I love these photos. It was a horribly windy day but you would never know because she captured our family and those sweet farm boys of mine so well.

I love documenting each year with family photos. So much to be grateful for!

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  • Carrie - These are FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • Micah - These are amazing!! Your boys are so grown up and handsome. A blessed new year to your sweet family!ReplyCancel

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  • Tiffany - That was probably a good idea – everyone looks so comfortable! Great photos.ReplyCancel

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  • Jenny - ADORABLE! I love them all. Happy 2017 to you and your family!ReplyCancel

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  • Liz - These pictures just made me chuckle. They are a treasure.ReplyCancel

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  • Maria - Adorable! What a blessed family!ReplyCancel

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  • andrea siebert - these are so great Jess!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Tomi-Marie Court - I love your sweet family! Such wonderful pictures.ReplyCancel

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  • Toni :0) - Oh my goodness!!! Those are precious and beautiful photos Jess!! Absolutely perfect! Cheers to a wonderful new year. 😊ReplyCancel

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  • Danielle - Beautiful Jess! Family pictures are my favorite treasures, too! If we can’t keep them little, at least we can take a million pictures of them to try and remember them that way, right?! πŸ™‚ Prayers of blessings to you and your sweet family this new year! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • ellen patton - These photos are fantastic!ReplyCancel

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  • Michelle Keene - Love, Love these pictures. You have a beautiful familyReplyCancel

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  • Madison - LOVE these…especially the last one and the third from the bottom!ReplyCancel

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  • jennifer - Wow! What beautiful pictures! The sun on the boys’ faces is so wonderful! And three shirtless boys in boots! What a lovely reminder of your days as they grow!!! Photos are so precious.ReplyCancel

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  • Gran - It makes me sad there is never any dog photos:(ReplyCancel

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  • Mary Ann - Oh my…the photos are so stunning and sweet. They surely do capture your boys’ personality. I love how they are taken at your farm. What a treasure they are and will be for years to come. Your family is darling!!ReplyCancel

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  • Mary Ann - I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. It was a wonderful day to celebrate on the Sabbath. Me and my little family had a fun, quiet, restful day. It’s always good to see Christmas through the eyes of a child (my grandson). I love your photos. Your boys are getting way big, way too fast!! Happy Holidays and Have a Happy New Year.ReplyCancel

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The weather has changed (it is so stinkin’ cold!) and my boys have been forced to start wearing shirts again. Although the second we get home they still race upstairs to take their shirts off and throw on a pair of shorts. They are longing for summer already. So am I. One day back in August, Jake was toddling around the garden with his dump truck so I ran inside to get my camera.

img_9633newI have been meaning to post these photos forever and while they have nothing to do with Christmas, I hope they at least bring warm thoughts of summer at the beginning of a very cold and busy week.

img_9635new“What doin’, mama?”

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img_9673newIf I ever needed to keep him busy this summer I would tell him to fill up his dump truck with something. Tiny, go collect sticks in your dump truck. Tiny, go fill up your dump truck with rocks from the driveway. Tiny, go find some acorns and fill up your dump truck. Tiny, go take your dump truck out to the garden. It worked every time.

img_9644newA shovel and his dump truck is all he needed. Now it is winter and I need a new trick because three little boys running around with dump trucks inside my house makes a mama go crazy. Ha!

img_9676new img_9685newI don’t know how he is growing up so fast. This summer he went from baby to little boy and now all of a sudden there are no more babies in my house! I don’t know if I am okay with that.

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img_9713newHe was my best tomato picker this summer. If his dump truck was involved he would pick tomatoes all day.

img_9734newHe was always so proud of his work too.

img_9651newI don’t ever want to forget two-year-old Tiny and his dump truck. I am no professional photographer, but I am so thankful that I learned how to use my fancy camera to capture these moments. The photos I have of my kids are some of my most precious treasures. Everything I know about composition, storytelling and my camera, I learned from my friend, Ashley. I took her DSLR class about five years ago and learned how to shoot in manual. I wasn’t sure if I could ever learn but I am so, so glad I tried! SnapShop is now a subscription based photography site with two anchor courses– SnapShop: DSLR & SnapShop:Phone. I have taken the phone course as well and it is just as great as her DSLR course! By subscribing to SnapShop you have access to both courses, new information is added monthly and you can learn at your own pace. It is such a great deal! I love Ashley anyway, but she is really the best teacher. If I can learn this stuff, so can you!

Do you want to learn how to capture the beauty of your days through photography? Do you want to learn how to use your DSLR or phone camera better? Ashley is generously giving away a one-year membership to SnapShop to one of my readers! Yay!

Learn to Capture Your DaysGiveaway Details:

SnapShop (one-year subscription)

ONE winner chosen at random

ONE entry per person

Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 20th @ 10PM (CST)

To enter…

Leave a comment on this post telling me what beauty you would love to capture in your everyday.

And if you missed the Cyber Monday sale and are still wanting to join SnapShop, use code JESSMAC to get $10 off your registration fee (this will allow you to register for $40.00 with the $5.00 monthly subscription fee still applying). Make it a goal to learn how to capture the beauty in your days using your DSLR or phone camera (or both!) in the new year!

*disclaimer: affiliate link used

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  • Rebecca S. - I want to capture the everyday moments with my kids and the feelings that go along with those moments!ReplyCancel

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  • Mary - I have been blessed to be a stay-at-home Mom for 13 years now, and I became an amateur photographer right around the same time… I upgraded to a DLSR almost a decade ago, but continue to be discouraged with my (lack of) photography skills. Would love to work through this in the New Year! Thank you for the giveaway and for your encouragement!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Joni - I would love to capture the sunrise and sunset on my daily commutesReplyCancel

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  • Melinda - Oh how I miss summer! I have 3 boys also, and I’d love to be better at catching the daily things that we do. I have a DSLR, but never learned how to really use it beyond auto.ReplyCancel

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  • Lizzie - The messy and hard parts of this beautiful time with three small children that God has blessed me with.ReplyCancel

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  • Cassie M - I’d love to be able to take better pictures of my kids-I love pictures and the memories they capture. I have a fancy camera that I’d love to learn how to use better:) Thanks Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • Lauren - I got a DSLR a few years ago and have never gotten off automatic. It’s been my goal to switch to manual to get great shots of my little ones. I would love to just capture our everyday moments together!!ReplyCancel

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  • Melissa - I would capture pictures of my girls.ReplyCancel

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  • Courtney Daugherty - I have a 2yr old little boy and prayerfully more babies to come! We’ve struggled with infertility for years now and although I trust that God has a perfect plan and even if He doesn’t have any more biological babies for us… He is still good. I don’t want to forget these days of being a Mama to a little.ReplyCancel

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  • Meg S - I have so many friends and family members that I just adore and can never have enough pictures of!ReplyCancel

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  • Kristen S. - I’ve had a DSLR camera for 7 years and I haven’t yet learned to shoot in manual so the Snap Shop classes would be perfect! I have 4 kids and I would love to be able to capture their personalities in a shot.ReplyCancel

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  • Laura Moffat - I want to learn to take pics like you and Ashley!!! 😘 I’ve wanted to do this for years! Pick me, pick me!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Kasey - What a great giveaway! I bought my first DSLR last Christmas and still am shooting on auto! It seems so overwhelming every time I try to read my manual that I just give up. This would be perfect for us, because I could learn at my own pace from home. The beauty I would capture would be the everyday with my three kids. I love taking their pictures and would like to do a better job.ReplyCancel

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  • Sarah - I’ve always wanted to sign up for Ashley’s classes! As my kids get older, I’m learning that the way I take pictures of them is completely different. Perhaps her classes would give me the boost of creativity I need! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

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  • Amy M - I took her phone class a few years back, and I really want to take the DSLR class. My main subjects for daily beauty are my horse and my dogs and the beautiful Texas Hill Country πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Rachel - I would love to win this giveaway! I feel like I have so many things I can still learn about capturing my children in pictures. They are my greatest muse.ReplyCancel

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  • Julia - Our family and travels!ReplyCancel

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  • Ashley - I would love to capture photos of my boys!ReplyCancel

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  • Amy - I would love to improve my photography skills so that I can always remember these precious days with my young kiddos. =)ReplyCancel

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  • jen - sports are an everyday in our house, and I’d love to capture great shots of both boys sports my oldest has just started high school so I only have a few more years.ReplyCancel

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  • Keli - Sweet little snip-its of life as they are hurrying past. For me, the camera seems to slow it down just a little.ReplyCancel

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  • Christa M - We currently have three little girls ages 2 and under…some days I feel like my mind is a blur…but goodness I would love to capture the tremendous bless and joy of it all too!ReplyCancel

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  • Amber - Sweet little boys!!ReplyCancel

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  • Jody - Just everyday life with my 7 year old niece.ReplyCancel

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  • Carolyn - I’m getting married in 2017! So, all of the wedding prep πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth Cannata - I would LOVE to learn how to capture my new nephew Luke. I waited 41 years for him to be born and just can’t get over what a tremendous gift and blessing he is. Thank you for the opportunity! Merry Christmas everyone!ReplyCancel

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  • Tina Miles - I LOVE how she captures doing school with her kids and herself in the pictures with the kids…I want to do better at that.ReplyCancel

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  • stacey - I would love to capture better pictures of my dogs. They are the most wonderful creatures on earth with the biggest hearts and I want to be able to show that in a photograph. They truly bring so much light to my life and to others and to capture their simple love would be a gift.ReplyCancel

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  • Cristin Thurman - I would love to learn how to use my manual setting better to capture the dirty loving boys in my home!ReplyCancel

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  • Amy - I would love to learn to use my DSLR to capture those special and every day moments with my five kiddos. We homeschool, and I would love to do a better job with pics during the day-to-day stuff!ReplyCancel

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  • Emily Baker - My little growing family!ReplyCancel

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  • katherine - I would love to better capture my little guy growing up!ReplyCancel

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  • Johanna - I am frequently blown away by the breathtaking beauty of God’s Creation and would love to know how to better capture that beauty in the photos that I take.ReplyCancel

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  • Emma - I want to capture the everyday moments with my three little ones. They are growing up waaaaaaay to fast!!ReplyCancel

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  • Jess - Would love to take better pictures of my kids!ReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth Kelly - YES!!! This is an awesome give away! I almost pulled the trigger to purchase when she had the big sale last month and just couldn’t justify spending on myself with birthdays and Christmas ahead. I have 3 little ones to capture everyday moments with! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Abby Rooks - I would love to capture the joyful moments in my day to day. Sweet memories frozen in time. Thanks Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • Mackenzie M - I would love to capture the every day joy in my kids lives. Love the idea of capturing little everyday moments too. Time flies by so quickly and I love looking back and remembering special moments in our lives!ReplyCancel

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  • Missy Allen - I would love to learn to capture those special moments of my three kids lives!!ReplyCancel

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  • Christy Treffer - Sports and 4-H cattle/horse activities of my three children.ReplyCancel

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  • Laura W. - I would love to be able to capture the special moments of my granddaughters and be able to tell a story with my photos. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas, everyone! (Or anyone who may read this…LOL)ReplyCancel

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  • Emily Rowland - I have three beautiful kids that are growing too fast! I would love to use this to grow my camera skills!ReplyCancel

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  • Macie - I’d love to be able to take better family photos, especially of those relatives who are getting older!ReplyCancel

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  • Katie Carnahan - We homeschool and I love to document our days with pictures, but would love to learn how to better use my camera.ReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth - I want to capture the wonder in my 5 gorgeous grandbubbas. I take so many with my phone but often miss the best photos.ReplyCancel

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  • Jessica - I would love to capture the beauty of our daily lives raising four children. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • Megan - oh just life!! Like many others posting here, I’ve got super cute kids that I just want to remember their little lives some day. Why does life have to come at us at such a rapid pace?? Slow down, little ones!!ReplyCancel

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  • Kasie - I want to capture the everyday moments of my little girl WELL. I take pictures daily and treasure them! Kate has such a personality that it is hard to catch-up all the time….ReplyCancel

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  • Nikki F - I would love to learn how to capture great shots of three busy munchkins πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Brady W. - I want to capture my kids getting along! We’re about to have several days at home together (which is a blessing) and I’m praying for minimal amounts of fighting and a LOT of bonding time over the holiday break! I need to capture the moments because they seem few and far between–ha!ReplyCancel

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  • TLL - The beauty of my beautiful life!ReplyCancel

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  • Lindsay - I vowing to be in more pictures with my kids. So I need to help my kids learn a few things about my big camera so they can do this. I know they know they are loved but I want them to see it and remember it when I’m gone. Thanks for the great giveaway!ReplyCancel

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  • Candy Foster - to see the calm over the chaos and the good over the badReplyCancel

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  • Laurie P - I have three little girls that are growing up so quickly. So just everyday life with them. The oldest is getting her own “big girl” camera for Christmas. Her and I have so much to learn and it would be great to do it together!ReplyCancel

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  • Lucy - I would capture the simple things in life. Creating memories of those whom I love.ReplyCancel

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  • Stacey - I have a DSLR and am having the HARDEST time learning to shoot in manual mode. I would appreciate the course to see if learning online at my own pace would help. (I have taken classroom classes but they move too fast for me). As far as the beauty that I would capture are the details. We like to go visit towns around us and find things that make them unique, like a cafe, a memorial or a garden. I like to take photos of those things and then also get the details of things such as the doorknob of a building, the floors of a cafe or a leaf from the tree in the center of town. Many of those details have a story of their own and may be gone somewhere on down the line. It is like preserving a little bit of history. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • Kelsey Pope - I want to capture life on the ranch and my growing boy!ReplyCancel

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  • Elizabeth H. - This post resonates w/ my heart so much!
    My husband and I are blessed w/ five boys (age 8-15) and a sweet pea (age 5).
    As a stay at home, home schooling mom, the days often felt quite ordinary; even still, I grabbed my Kodak Easyshare and snapped photos. Now that they’re older and im not drowning w/ three littles in diapers at he same time, I cherish those grainy, poorly lit photos bc they remind of the beauty I often overlooked at the moment.
    I LOVE Ashley’s heart for photography as a mom ~ to capture what often seems insignificant but in reality is absolutely lovely and beautiful! My brother in law “passed on” his DLSR to me and I’d be abundantly grateful to learn an ounce of what Ashley has to offer!! These days w/ my children are what I cherish most ❀️ReplyCancel

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  • Gran - Love, love your photography. Would love some boy and dog photos – the best!ReplyCancel

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  • Elke - I would love to capture my not-so-little-anymore baby turning into a toddler, it is so fun seeing her personality emerge πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Heather Shults - I would love to learn how to use my DSLR again…as it is sitting collecting dust right now. However, in my busy day life as a mom to 3 boys as well…I would love to capture the beauty of my boys and the memories they share or make together using my cell phone.
    Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

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  • Sarah Cox - I’d love to be able to capture the little moments that I yearn to remember but so quickly forgetReplyCancel

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  • Tonya Evans - Everyday momentsReplyCancel

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  • Sarah - I would capture pictures of the beautiful little boy that God blessed us with after 5 years of trying to have a baby.ReplyCancel

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  • Logan - I want to learn to capture the beauty in my everyday. Ashley’s photography is stunning. I’d be honored to take these courses. She’s an inspiration as a person and photographer.ReplyCancel

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  • Ashley - I’d love to catch and capture everyday little moments around our house and family that might otherwise be forgotten years from
    now–it’s those tiny moments where all the growing up and learning and becoming a family really happens and I’d love to learn how to snap that better and hold onto it all forever!ReplyCancel

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  • Amber willis - The every day mundane of my family and kids. It’s what I want to remember. The small things that don’t always Stan four years down the road.ReplyCancel

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  • Lexi Kelly - I want to capture my four sweet kiddos, play time, school time, just being together doing our ordinary days.ReplyCancel

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  • Amy Shotts - I would love this better capture all of the precious moments with my family! I was just discussing with my husband tonight how much trouble I have getting good photos! This would be awesome.ReplyCancel

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  • Christen - My boys in their teenage years!ReplyCancel

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  • Stephanie - I want to capture my sweet kids at this time in our lives that can be such a blur sometimes. The days are long, but I know the years are short. One day I’ll miss those chubby little cheeks so much!ReplyCancel

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  • Courtney R - Would love this!!ReplyCancel

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  • Emily F. - I love capturing the every day moments of my two boys (4.5/2.5). The years are going by so fast that I don’t want to miss a moment!

    But, if I won, I would actually give this to my SIL who just got a fancy camera!!ReplyCancel

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  • Amanda - farm adventures and my kiddos!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Leatha - My daughter growing up.ReplyCancel

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  • Mallory oosterhouse - My IVF miracle baby!ReplyCancel

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