Pick of the Patch

My love for the holidays is undeniable! Growing up, my Mom was always so festive. Now that I have my own kids, I love sharing that holiday cheerfulness with them. In October 2013, I was 27 weeks pregnant with, my firstborn, Zion. I’ve always thought it would be fun to paint my pregnant belly and what better way than to do it around pumpkin season. My husband and I took our first trip to the Waimanalo Country Farms Pumpkin Patch. We photographed my painted pumpkin belly and didn’t think much of it. Fast forward to a year later, we found a cute pumpkin costume for our 10 month old son. I instantly thought of the picture I took the year before with him in my belly. I told my husband how cool would that be to recreate the photo we took the year before while I was pregnant. So we did! Now, fast forward to the next two years, history repeated itself! I love how things come to play without putting much thought into it. This year made the fourth year of our annual Pumpkin patch photograph. We are now a family of four and it really puts God’s amazing work into perspective. He is so faithful and I’m so excited to see what next year will bring to our family. Will it continue to grow? Or will we remain the same? Either way, as Ed Sheeran would say…

We keep this love in a photograph. We made this memory for ourselves.

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2013: 27 weeks pregnant

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2014: Zion 10 months old

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2015: Zion 21 months old + Mommy 31 weeks pregnant with Mateo

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2016: Zion 2 years old + Mateo 10 months old

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ADVICE FROM A PUMPKIN

BE WELL-ROUNDED

GET PLENTY OF SUNSHINE

GIVE THANKS FOR LIFES BOUNTY

HAVE A THICK SKIN

KEEP GROWING

BE OUTSTANDING IN YOUR FIELD

THINK BIG!

4 comments

  1. Chereseangoco

    Love, love, love your blog! ❤️?

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    1. nalani.garza@yahoo.com

      Thank you So much!!!

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  2. Leina Ryder

    Sis I’m so proud of you & how God called you to do this! My heart is full from your blog. Seriously the best blog I read yet! I love how deep & real u get, such an inspiration! Keep it up!

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    1. nalani.garza@yahoo.com

      Sis!!! Thank you so much for giving me the best support. I value our friendship tremendously!

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