It’s been 6 months since I last blogged. Woops!
Here’s a peek at those beach pictures I said I would be posting.
A little update on our crazy crew: we’re still alive! 🙂
I mentioned in a previous post that we signed up as Young Living distributors 18 months ago. Since then, the Lord has done some really big things. We’ve been on 11 trips this year, all thanks to YL. Tyler is still home with us full time. I’ve stepped back from photography. I am able to do it because I love it again, and not to make a living, and that’s been a blessing for the time being. Who knows what the future will hold, but for now I am loving this time with my babies and am right where I need to be.
We also bought 80 acres of land and are designing our new home… hoping to break ground this spring! It is on top of an incredible hill and it takes my breath away every time I stand there and envision the adventures we will have. We plan to have chickens, ducks, goats, a pig (don’t tell Ty), and maybe alpacas. After a few months of searching and having our hearts broken a couple times over losing two properties we felt were “perfect,” God stepped in and presented something so much better that is truly perfect for us. We are excited to open our home to foster children and have space for missionary housing when the project is complete! Seriously y’all, the Lord is so faithful.
And more good news! Since Young Living has transformed our lives to the point that we are making more in a month than Ty used to make in a YEAR (what?! Lord, you are so crazy), we’ve also been able to fulfill our dream of funding adoptions for other families. As I’ve shared, this has been on our hearts for a couple years now and to see it all come to fruition is so life-giving. We are overjoyed! And we are now dreaming new and even bigger dreams about how we can bless others and be good stewards of all that the Lord has placed in our hands.
Another incredible part of our journey with YL has been watching others on our team who have signed up under us see the same kind of success. Watching families walk free of debt, be able to fund adoptions, travel the world, and give generously, has created a ripple effect that we did not see coming. We stand in awe and are so grateful! Doing this life with our fellow #happyoilers is the most fulfilling thing we could imagine.
With all that’s been going on, I haven’t done a great job of documenting my little ones in recent months. But this week I hauled them out to the tree farm and snapped a few images, and I am so glad I did. I’ve missed shooting them!
My friend Blair met us out there and was so kind as to take all the ones of the 6 of us together. Bless you and your patience, Blair! 🙂
Homeboy does not like his thunder stolen.
The kiddos are now ages:
Cade – almost 7
Story – 4
Nolan – 2
Harbor – 1
They are so much fun, even when the big two are fighting and the little two are destroying everything 😉
Harbor’s adoption is officially final! She is a Vining forever & ever.
She wanted a smartie for every smile. Sit, smile, get up, get paid. Work it, girl.
I hope you guys are enjoying the wonder of this holiday season. It’s so nice to “catch up with you” 🙂
To follow day-to-day happenings, be sure to hit up instagram. I’m still quite active there, and will hopefully be more active here too.
For questions about Young Living, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so happy to help others get plugged in with improved wellness, renewed purpose, and financial abundance. We’d love to talk to you!