Quote of the Week

“To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.”

~Thomas S. Monson

This is going to be my quote to live by for the week/month.  I have had one of the most trying months of my life.  This is a beautiful quote and I am going to live by it, because my goal in life is to live greatly, no matter what comes my way. 


I am giving away a FREE PHOTO SESSION!  Here are the rules of the giveaway:  You must 1st follow me on Facebook, you can do that HERE, next submit to me your FAVORITE snapshot of you, your family, or your kids.  You must have personally taken the photo yourself.  After I receive the entries I will post them all here, next you will tell all of your friends, family, co-workers, etc to comment on the photo you entered.  The photo with the most comments WINS a free session of their choice, family, engagement, maternity, newborn, or children.  Also for my past clients who want to enter, send me your favorite picture from a session that I have done for you, and if you are the winner you will receive a FREE photo album from that session or a new photo session, your choice!  You have until Wednesday the 9th at 11:59 P.M. to submit your photo to me at carolinebeth20@hotmail.com.  Ok, good luck everyone!  Send me those photos!  {You must live in or be willing to travel to SE Wyoming or Star Valley Wyoming to claim your session}  

Well Stated

If you haven’t ever read Natalie Norton’s blog you really should.  She is an amazing woman and I am inspired by her constantly.  A few weeks ago she posted the following on her blog, and I swear the timing of her post couldn’t have been more perfect for my life. 

“I’m convinced that someone will always hate you,
and that it shouldn’t really matter.

I’m convinced that for every 100-200 people who love you,
there is at least 1 who just won’t.

Maybe they just don’t understand you.

Maybe they just don’t believe in, or are threatened by,
the things you represent.

Maybe they are simply misguided.

Maybe they are just mean.

or selfish.

or just loudmouthed and insensitive.

Whatever it is . . . it really doesn’t matter.

Someone always will.

misunderstand you.
neglect to appreciate your efforts.
have an opinion about the way you choose to live.
feel threatened by the things you represent.

or just plain HATE you
for one inexplicable reason or another.

But again, it doesn’t really matter.

it really doesn’t.

the thing I’m baffled by is this. . .

WHY do we (myself included) focus all our time and energy on the
ONE person that is giving us grief?

Why not the HUNDRED who love, support, celebrate and sustain us?

I’m convinced that someone will always hate you,
and that it shouldn’t really matter.


and in case you haven’t heard it a while,
I want you to know. . .

I love you.

I think you’re wonderful.

I appreciate your efforts.

I am cheering you on.

I am your number 1 fan.

I think you can, I think you can,

In fact, I know you will.



me” (c) Natalie Norton