fall portraits

I love taking portraits of our boys. Especially at this time of year when the weather is calling us to be outdoors, all the time! I decided to try my hand at something different  (not new by any means) for their portraits and went with this. I love their little profiles. They still have a round baby-ness to their faces that I just want to keep forever! Can you guess who is who?

As with any creative, I feel a bit like I go through phases of feeling inspired, feeling uninspired and feeling like I don't have time to be inspired. Ever been there? I've been thinking about this  for some time, and I recently brought it up amongst my friends when we met for coffee. They are really encouraging to me and sharpen me in my walk with the Lord, for which I am so very grateful. Amongst them though we all possess different gifts, and all of us are creative. I know this is a post for another day, because I am still praying through some ideas that our coffee chat stirred up in me. But what I can say is that it's okay to have seasons of not pursuing every talent and gift you've been given. Especially in a busy season of caring for little ones. I think the best thing you can do is slow down and learn all you can from the Lord to be the best mom and wife He want's you to be. And you know, this may not mean putting off the inspiring things that make you passionate, it may just mean repurposing them in new ways. Using them in your everyday. That's where I feel I am at this point and I'm thankful for what the Lord is teaching me here.