Hello World!

wife. mother. teacher. photographer.

daughter of the One True King.

I'm Allie Marie Silvernale

Currently: I am a full-time working photographer mama, now adding “homeschool mama” to that list. I stay home with our two kids and will be homeschooling them every week day morning this 2020-21 school year. I will also be running my small town photography business from home. Not really sure why I thought this was all a good idea (lol) considering I am exhausted more than most, but I am just trying to remain obedient in this new ministry type-life I am living as a disciple for Christ. Life is crazy and unpredictable! God has surprised me with every single twist and turn! My life is the definition of an “act of God” and I never plan to waste it. And with my new found love of My Father’s Word, life is incredibly fulfilling with my amazing partner, lover and best friend by my side, my husband Drew.

DREW

He is the dad of all dad's to our children, and the husband of all husband's to me. He is a godly man, full of loyalty and pride. There's a strength in him that is so rare these days. He is truly one of a kind and I cannot thank the good Lord enough that Drew chooses every day to love me, stay with me, raise our two beautiful children together, and never fails to make me feel anything but unconditionally loved by him. He's the kind of man I can only pray our son will grow up to be like (in his own unique way), and that our daughter will choose to love in another man one day. They are such rare characteristics he holds in his heart, but it makes him truly incredible and I could not be more proud to be his wife, partner and lover until the good Lord calls us home.

Tyson Andrew

Our son, Tyson, is 6 years old and starting 1st grade this year at our Adventure Learning Path (Aug 2020). He is so full of life and energy, with a smile that can truly melt your heart. My gosh he is such a cute kid. I worry that this mama might be seeing more girls than I'd like to in the future (lol). However, if we raise him up right, he will be respectful to all, and that's all this mama can hope for him. Tyson, also has the biggest, sweetest heart of gold. This little boy feels so deeply at such a young age, but I adore how compassionate he is, as well as how much he loves his baby sister! He is the most amazing big brother I have ever seen. My baby boy is amazing, and they say "don't blink" and Tyson is my reminder of that every single day.


Our daughter, Dylan, lol, oh my goodness where do I even begin? The sass is strong with our beautiful little 2 year old (Born: July 2018). That cheesin' smile and contagious laugh just like her brothers. She looks like she fell out of her brother's butt, but still gorgeous in her own unique way. There's just something about her that catches your heart and tells you she is going to be incredibly smart. Too smart for her own good really (lol). Miss. Dylan, knows what she wants and wants what she wants when she wants it. Anyone who meets her meets that spunky personality almost immediately. She goes by many nicknames: Dilly Bug, Dilly Pie, Dilly Pineapple (Tyson's nickname for her), Dilly pickle, etc. Dylan’s personality is contagious and we never know what she is getting into next. She constantly keeps us on our toes and it’s incredible to watch her grow. Dilly bean will be starting Pre-K at our Adventure Learning Path homeschool this year!

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Grateful is an Understatement

My heart could not be more fulfilled.

As I type these words.. my heart swells and my eyes fill up with the happiest of tears. Because even on my hard days, I get to hold the two most beautiful children God could have ever blessed us with and entrusted us to raise for Him. While also knowing it all began because of Drew's and I's love story that was a true "Act of God" moment if I ever saw one. God truly knows what he is doing and I will never be able to thank Him enough for that beautiful day in Walmart parking (lol, yes there will be a "love story" link soon on here because I do have to share our story) lot on June 4, 2011.

"Photographer Mom"

#TOGMOM

God has blessed me with the "God-given natural talent" of being a photographer! I currently own my own photography business, Silvernale Photography (formerly Picture by: Allie Marie). There is a link above to my business webpage, and you can also view me @silvernalephotography on Instagram & Pinterest and Facebook.

THIS BLOG:

I am human, and this blog isn't about me being the perfect follower of Christ. Checking all the boxes and saying "I am so good because I do these things". No, it is about being an honest human, a sinner, a doubter, a failure at times. It is about being honest about who I am as a sinner and a doubter, who questions, but always seeks answers.

However, I still choose to believe... I still choose at the end of every day to believe in my (our) Father. To believe in His love for me and all my imperfections. To believe in His forgiveness. 

The point of this blog is to put God first in my life and to make sure I am constantly studying His word, and leading my heart closer to Him and His Word every single day.

This blog will also throw in every day life in the mix of it all. My views and life as a mother, wife, homeschool teacher, and photographer. Like everyone else, I am just trying to survive it all while also trying to get my butt back in shape and eating better to not have to worry about diabetes at this stage of my life.

DYLAN MARIE

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© 2020 mustard seed+coffee. surviving motherhood, homeschool and running a business on faith, grace and coffee.

Located in a little small town in Southern Illinois and you can contact me at silvernale.allie@gmail.com

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