Thank you for your lovely birthday wishes!! Ageing is a privilege & I intend to treat it that way.
Entering into this decade I realized life is not on my timeline. I have to let go and let life happen.
It is so important to make time for your loved ones. Life is short and you have to cherish the moments & people who matter most.
You can not expect anyone to hand you an opportunity. There is no substitute for hard work.
This Year | a little tired & a little bit of a mess. There is high amounts of love and learning. 💋
If I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take you to name yourself?
I often hear of moms feeling like they've lost their "identity" since becoming a mother. That it's hard to find yourself because you've been consumed with taking care of little bodies for so long. If this is you, do me a favor and dig deep. Remind yourself what you love about YOU! I don't care how long it takes you because I promise you will have at least one thing! Moms, you are superheroes, you are incredible and oh so loved🖤 #momlife#momofthree#positivevibes#transformationtuesday
I really want to look more into essential oils. I'm looking for something to help calm the mind. I use orange and peppermint a lot and they are my favorites. But there are so many kinds of oils, how do you know which one is the "right" kind to use?
This little muffin has been involved in a love affair for the ages with these farm birks since his first moments at the estate.
As a side note, we got a shock for the ages at the vet yesterday when we found out our little lady cat was actually male. #misgenderedforayear#stillaladyatheart#shotoniphone
The Cloud Forest is an indoor rain forest located in Garden by the Bay, Singapore 🇸🇬. After taking the elevator up to the bridge, you can see the beautiful view of Marina Bay. ❣️Bring a jacket even though sg is hot and humid all year round. But It was freezing while walking inside. ------------------------------------------
✈️Wanna see more about Singapore?
👉🏻Link My Bio ⌨️www.travelalonewsuzy.wordpress.com
Counting down the minutes until beach time! ☀️ 🌊 🌺 Ella is sure we don't need beanies in Hawaii, though I'm not convinced! 😂 sidenote :: how dreamy would this beanie be with our new ruby pom?! But let's be real..with Hazel everything is dreamy! ✨
yep, definitely worth the accidental standing in the ant bed for this photo 👌🏽also, there is a new update on the blog about life in our new home thus far (link in profile). so excited to share this journey of our's in this space 👨🏻👩🏻👦🏻👶🏻 #homeiswheretheheartis
“We have a good understanding of each other.”
“I don’t think we’ve ever really fought. Sometimes I’ll say, ‘Get your life together!’ But we’ve never actually fought.”
“I think that’s because of her personality. If I had another sibling I’d probably scream, because I get in fights with plenty of other people. We had some friends who would fight all the time. Like physically fight…pulling hair, slapping. And afterward my sister would pull me aside and say, ‘That’s not how we resolve our conflicts.’”
Photo 3/9. #siblingrevelryproject#Thisis16#Thisis18
Adventure is only ever a few steps away. Hang on tight! So grateful for the bond these two have. The sacrifices she makes on a daily basis to bring joy to our kid's lives constantly leaves me without words. #wonderwoman#supermom#momandson#waterfall
🎧 "Adventures in Vancouver" is a summer thriller about two mid-western couples traveling to Canada for the first time.
Becky, celebrating her 30th birthday, invites her husband (Shay), brother (Jerry) and sister-in-law (Dina) along for the trip of a lifetime.
In this 3:25 minute film you'll see them brave both land and sea, forests, mountains, and even bad weather.
Will these 30-somethings survive? You'll have to watch and find out!
Full length film on the blog ☝🏼link in profile @becky.howe
This little one is a total Daddy's Girl -- when Matt is home, Charlie is usually close by. When he paints, she is right there with him. When he is eating a snack, she is there. When is in the bathroom, she is looking around for him ;) .
These little ones literally copy EVERYTHING that we do and it is up to us to show them how to be amazing humans that grow into responsible adults.
When my daughter looks at me, I hope she sees: --> a mama who is head over heels in love with her daddy.
--> a mama who is hard working, driven, and passionate.
--> a mama who makes her health a priority.
--> a mama who is a strong leader and provider for our family.
--> a mama who is selfless, caring, and compassionate.
That's a pretty tall order, right? But everyday when Charlie watches me exercise, when she sees me make a video for my team, when she snuggles next to me on the couch as I work, she is seeing all of those characteristics right in front of her. .
Coaching has allowed me to set an amazing example for my children about hardwork and compassion (not to mention HEALTH!).
Coaching has allowed me to not even think twice when Matt's military career moves us every 3 years to a brand new city.
Coaching has allowed me to set my hours to meet the needs of our family (including vacations, sick days, and FUN days).
Coaching has allowed ME to be ME. It has given me back a sense of purpose and has allowed me to contribute to our family in ways that I never thought possible.
Mamas --> find SOMETHING that you can pour yourself into that allows you to be come the BEST version of yourself. I can assure you that everyone will benefit. Everyone, including you.
I literally walked 2 feet out the door to grab Ephy's shoes and this was the reaction😂. I absolutely love (sometimes) the intense emotions of toddlers; even in the rough moments their rawness and transparency is a beautiful sight. #ephraimasa#malachikiran
// her name will be f e a r l e s s and in all the stories my daughter shall hear, it will not be the princes that slay the dragons, but little girls that believe in magic with big, brave hearts and even bigger dreams.\\
I’m guilty of living a fast paced life of always DOING. I don’t know about you, but there’s a great deal of effort that goes into keeping myself UNoccupied. That’s why I cherish days left unplanned. They are precious moments to unravel myself before God. To be still, to rest. To simply STOP. To come undone before God. To 'see out’ all my whirling thoughts I’ve gathered throughout the week and let them escape through my fingers. It's a time to surrender all my stored up disappointments, confusion, and offenses that I allowed make home in me, only understanding the extent of their hold after writing them down. When I do, I give them a new place to occupy, the hands of my Father. When I surrender my thoughts, I can see God responding to the lies in my head through the words I write. A lot of times they are jumbled up thoughts that I try to make sense of, attempting to hear what they’re trying to tell me. What HE is trying to tell me. Writing for me has always been a way to talk to God. Silent moments with Him where the words written are not my own, but God taking the mess of who I am and breathing life into them, reminding me of His promises. That's my connection. Find yours. Find your silence, an outlet where you find God, where He can speak to you. In prayer, the Word, writing, art, music, whatever it may be. Find it and be sensitive to His voice. It is so uplifting to allow the noise in our minds to be silenced by His voice. •
^ woven wall hanging in the making: @naomistirbu
Today is a day. A lonnnnnnnnng ass day. Today I needed to keep reminding myself that raising my children is my number one priority. And doing it the best I can is one of my most important jobs in this life. The other duties that are calling my name (SO MANY THINGS) are nothing in importance compared to my boys. I seriously had to say this to myself more times than I could count today. I'm living in renovations, that although get me excited, they drain me - distract me. They are temporary but these boys are my forever. I hope that these thoughts can help anyone else struggling with slowing down to just focus on your kids. They're the best investment. Your biggest investment. And they NEED YOU. (Emphasis on both words!) My boys need me.
Mitchell is FAMOUS for his "moments" of not so honorable/proud comments or actions... Like the time I said, "Am I an alumni or an alumnus? One of us is an alumnus, right?" And he replied with, "I am pretty sure I am a saggitarius." #facepalm 😂😂😂 God that boy is my favorite. 👉 I had to remind myself that a million times this morning when I went to him, miserably uncomfortable and said, "I am pretty sure the baby is dropping, my pelvis hurts so bad." And he said, "Yeah your hips look a lot wider" Uhhh thanks a lot babe!! 😥 He IMMEDIATELY followed up with a panicked, "I have no idea why I even just said that!" And flashed his charming grin... Still could have killed him. 😳 .
By the way, 5 baby registry tips went on the blog this weekend. What would you add to my list? Please make sure you share it with the expecting mamas in your life! ❤ .
PC 📷: @hannaheliseeee.
Morning hikes because..."There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer."
We ventured south to hang with amazing friends, mine for gems, play with chickens, shoot the stars, watch the eclipse, hike to waterfalls and visit the @biltmoreestate 🙌🏼 Also, I used my big camera to document it all but I think it's high time I start sharing some everyday iPhone shots again. 👌🏼 I've been shooting a lot of our travels this summer and look forward to sharing those shots as I get a couple weeks off and at home before I head to NYC with @thebabetowncollective 🙌🏼 check out my IG story to see more of Biltmore and a VERY special flash sale for The Safehouse Workshop coming up with @thebabetowncollective - Honestly - it's too good of a deal not to peek at the very least. 👀✌🏻😍
Spotted these happy flowers in route to dinner tonight and it reminded me how grateful I am for the summer season of laid back days, later bedtimes because of endless outside fun, sun-kissed faces, way too much ice cream, and tons of family time. While my kids aren't in school yet, we return to our family's normal schedule on Monday mainly because of my husband's work travel schedule. That brings a bit of anxiety for me but it also brings back a routine I crave. But in all reality, I just love the summer time and kind of wish it lasted all year long! I guess that I have conflicting emotions. 🤣🤣 Anyone else out there?! 🌼🌻🌾🌿🌼🌻🌾🌿 #momentsofmine#extraordinaryalx#virginia#endlesssummer#momsofig#documentlife#thatsdarling#ourcandidlife#motherhood