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.
My Sweet & Sour 💕
Tough stuff 🤘🏽
Always say YES to events specifically crafted for Mamas. I experienced that wonderful magic of motherhood this morning at the @drivebygrace event with some of my favorite mamas. (Special Thanks to @bigbirthjunkie for being my favorite and inviting us to this event! 😘)
Future Super Star ⭐️
MY STRONG-WILLED CHILD...New post on the blog! It's a freakin miracle. Link in profile.
#truemotherhood #motherhood #strongwilled #strongwilledchild
Her hair was placed too high.
#eyeroll #getoverit #childhoodruined #motherhoodruined
Spent all weekend dreaming of a future where my daughters get to experience true freedom. Freedom to be who she is, be respected for the choices she makes, & be equally compensated for way she contributes to society. Thank you to all the women who marched, the men who supported us, & those who were there in spirit. THE FUTURE IS FEMALE. ✊🏽
We call her Pennywise.
NYC I love you but you're cold.
I truly loved you 2017. We endured more trials than ever before, but hope + happiness prevails.
It's was the best Christmas ever until Noah didn't nap. Then it was just a lot of screaming. 🎄 M E R R Y 🎄C H R I S T M A S 🎄
May this season bring you an overflow of Joy + Peace + unconditional Love. From our family to yours... Happy Holidays🎄
Today I cried in the Trader Joe's check out line. I experienced a series of unfortunate events that included Noah squeezing a pouch of purée all over our grocery cart, items in said cart, my shoes & the floor of this establishment. Now I don't embarrass easily, but today I was mortified. All the things I tried to do, all the things I hoped would be a success, failed miserably.
As the moment passed (like they always do) and I got all three of us into our car & on our way home, I realized I made it out alive. There's so many moments that truly defeat us, leave us pierced and deep within our pain. But if there's one thing motherhood has taught me, it's that you absolutely have a CHOICE to dwell in that pain & think you are a failure OR choose to give yourself a little grace & know that you're a rockstar. Besides a little purée and a few tears isn't going to take us down. ⭐️
"A deeply religious experience" - Anthony Bourdain, referring to the dumplings at Din Tai Fung...Noah would have to agree with you Anthony.
Don't know what you want for Christmas? Go clean your house and I'm 100% sure you'll think of 84 things within the first 15 minutes that would immediately improve your life. But when you actually find time to email a list to your husband, all those things you thought you wanted disintegrate into thin air.
Too bad santa isn't real & my husband can't read my thoughts. 🤷🏽♀️
Finally saw Dad after 1,000,000 days...We got to see Santa and show off Noah's tantrum skills...This is the 18th night in a row Gmama tackled bedtime with Shiloh so I can put the other little monster to sleep in no rush...This is one of the best family photos we've taken in a while...We also ate dumplings for dinner... All in all... My belly is happy & My heart is full. ❤️
Bye Bye for now, Beautiful Tennessee.
I was the girl who cried every haircut thinking it was too short. I'd tell my hairdresser (my dad 😉) "take off as little as possible" & with every quarter inch my self-esteem shrunk by a mile. This attachment to my hair has always been directly linked to my self-worth. I've always been the girl with the long dark hair, told NEVER to cut it. Because if I cut it, I wouldn't be beautiful. And if I wasn't beautiful, I would no longer be loved. Might sound crazy, but it's true. It's unfortunate the little lies that carry such big power over the way we see ourselves. This year marked the awakening of some of the deepest truths about myself, and cutting my hair is a simple representation of just that.