Brenna and I at prom 2010; I pretended to chaperone.

Once in a blue moon, your passions can combine…   and there is much rejoicing!  

I have been leading a Bible study with some local high school students for almost 3 years now. We started meeting when they were 15, and now they are about to graduate! We have walked through so much the past few years(as you can imagine), and I have seen them become a real community to each other. I feel so honored to have been able to be an innocent bystander, getting to watch all the growth and discomfort and growing pains and beauty. I love these girls! One of them had this hair-brained idea  to take a mission trip together after they graduated… and now here we are… making it happen 🙂

I smile from ear to ear thinking about the possibility of this, about how much fun we’re going to have raising money and making plans and learning a new culture together. Doors opened up for us to go to Kenya, and we are just bursting with fruit flavor about that. I have been wanting to go to Africa ever since I saw the film Invisible Children in 2006, so this has been a long time coming!  I can’t think of anyone I’d rather experience this with.

But on to the part where the dreams come together…  We need money! We need plane tickets and immunizations and passports and lodging and lots of other things I may have not thought of yet! So, I thought about a friend I have in Nashville who does these PhotoFunDays and how much fun she seems to have with them. The idea is that you just set up photo shop for one whole day and book appointments all day long in 20-30 minute increments. It’s a flat rate for the sitting fee + disc of 5-12 photos, and it’s a great deal for the photographer and the client! What better way to combine my favorite things than a PhotoPalooza of my very own?!?  🙂  So, it’s happening. November 19th from 10-5. The photo below should give a good idea of what to expect and how to sign up, but you can email Hannah at for more info as well. Here’s to the best of both worlds!

Me and Andrea-she is the main reason we were able to start a bible study three years ago!
Being their crazy selves!
My favorite picture of Lynnae. Gotta lift up holy hands for Journey!
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