Reliving our last Disney trip & unrealistically planning another trip in my head this summer because I like overpaying just to stand in long lines and eat churros. Don’t judge me. 🏰 📷 by: auntie @baleegreer
Saying you don’t want kids is a lot like saying you would just rather not have a billion dollars. It sounds nice but the responsibility of all that money just doesn’t sound appealing. BUT IT’S A BILLION DOLLARS and we all deserve that level of life. That’s what being a mom is like. It’s like I’m a billionaire, but instead of money, I’m paid in kisses. And that’s way better.
If you’ve ever wondered where I got it from... #happymotherday
This has been one of the most eventful weeks of my life in all of the best ways. But celebrating this beautiful soul as she stepped into her fourth year of life was by far my favorite. If you know my daughter, then you’ve experienced her kindness, her silliness, her compassion, her grace. I couldn’t be more proud of who she is. I know I say this a lot. But she surprises us daily with the choices she makes and who she decides to be. And everyday I’m stunned by her beauty within. Happy 4th birthday my darling.
#proudmama #happybirthday #motherhood
This is the I’m going to tackle you and sit in your lap until I’m 37 yrs old face.
Family park day with these crazies. We played Wonder Woman saves the day & Noah decided to show off her soccer skills for the first time. I really liked today.
Photo by @chasebenz_ aka Dad.
I’m pretty sure Shiloh’s just beginning to understand those TGIF feels.
Four weeks away from this one turning F O U R. The conversations we’ve been having are proof I’m not even near ready for this age. 🤦🏽♀️
So thankful our God is ALIVE today, yesterday & forever. Shiloh is thankful for her bag of candy from @zoechurchla & Noah just needs a NAP.
Seder with the TLC family might be my favorite tradition yet.
The longer we stay inside... the sassier this one gets. Rain. Rain. Go away. 🌧
Todays post is dedicated to @liblo21 for #MarriageMonday! I was asked to answer this question... “What have you overcome as a couple?” Our ability to RESOLVE conflict. After a couple years into marriage, we became pros at spotting our issues, arguing about it until we had nothing left to say, and from our exhaustion deciding to just forgive one another. However, the issue remain unresolved and kept coming up over and over again. Do you and your partner ever fight about the same thing over and over again? Welp, this behavior is what our therapist calls “Tabling.” You serve up an issue, talk about it, but never actually consume it. Consuming that issue might be painful, might show your own flaws, so you leave it there. However, with enough unsolved issues, eventually that table till break. Thankfully we never reached that point. We chose to put our pride aside and seek help. Through reaching out, we found one of the most amazing therapists. With her help, we learned how to effectively communicate our side of the story, how to really listen to our spouse’s perspective, and how to properly digest those emotions. It took SO. MUCH. WORK. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We learned the presence of pain indicates opportunity for growth. And through that growth you find a deeper understanding of grace, of humility, and of love.
I never wanted to raise girls. I used to believe they’d be too difficult, too many emotions, too many opinions, screamed too loud. I was so afraid of who they would be because of the shame of who I was. I had too many emotions I couldn’t control. I had too many opinions I couldn’t share. I was told…be quiet.
God gives you, not only what you can handle, but very much what you NEED. Mothering these daughters has been my greatest honor. They have pushed me towards healing, towards growth, into wholeness.
To be woman is to be wild, to be loud, to love and be loved without restraint. Happy #internationalwomensday
If you like talking about birth, reading about birth, watch a lot of Netflix, especially the guys from Queer Eye, then you’ll want to read this.
New words up on the blog today! Link in profile. #yaaassss 📷 by @amyanddarrenphoto
@amyanddarrenphoto causing this post-vacation depression to linger on for way too long.
There’s probably going to be a lot of these photos. So just bare with me. Cheers to @amyanddarrenphoto making us look like goobers in love bc that’s what they do & that’s what Mexico does.
Setting the standard for a life well lived.
All the heart feels after a night like last night. Feeling pretty thankful tho for the two individuals that brought us all together. @johnnyswim & @amandasudanoramirez you kids are something above the rest + it's moments like these that remind me of how great our God is, how good our food tastes, and how beautiful our kids weddings will be.