I don’t think there’s anything worse than seeing your baby in pain, and not being able to take it from them. Little man fell off a play structure yesterday, and fractured his arm (up near his shoulder). He was unbelievably brave + patient with the doctors, and just a few hours after getting a sling, he was begging to go back to play. “Outside park pease baba!” “Parker you hurt you arm and we need to rest a bit ok?” “No bank (thank) you!” •
He’s been so crazy resilient and our biggest struggle is just getting him to NOT use his arm! •
So thankful for @alexserra0328 @christopher328 and @honestmamablog who raced to help and did everything to make the situation easier and less scary for us all. •
Parker is one tough, crazy, all that is boy... boy. At this rate, I’m definitely gonna go grey by the time he’s five. #missingatooth#brokenarm#alltheheartattacks
Instagram: “trying to be more grateful for the little things in life.” Real life: “I’m grateful that I shaved my armpits so this picture could make it on to my feed.” Because it truly is the little things. Like shaved arm pits.
to think those little boots now fit his sister-granted she is tall for her age (and not much shorter than her brother 😂) but he is no longer so little, and is busy getting ready for another school year in two weeks. And in the meantime we are beginning our summer bucket list fortnight to make sure nothing we wanted to do before school has been left undone.
When he asked me if he could date me nine years ago I hesitated and replied ‘if you want to date me you will have to marry me.’ Challenge accepted. Seven years of marriage in our pockets and I wouldn’t choose anyone else to walk out (sometimes running) this life thing with me than my better half @mrmoore19 #anniversarydate#datemyhusband #
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It has been about 2 years since we've been on a vacation 😱 so to say that I'm excited about our beach trip in 27 days is truly an understatement! Now my only question....is it too soon to start packing?? 🤷🏻♀️😜👙🌊 #longest27daysofmylife#randomshelfie
I was so mad when Scott got orders here. It was our last choice out of sixteen bases and only because we HAD to put the last eight down. But I found this cute little farm house built in the 50’s as far away from the city as possible. And I’m in love. Mostly with the adorable barn in my backyard and my neighbors are goats! And now I wouldn’t change this location for anything. I love it here.
Date: December 3rd 2015. Time: 8:03pm. I just stumbled on this journal entry. It’s Just a quote. I can’t remember by whom but I suspect it’s by @brenebrown
“Whole heartedness is accepting that although I am imperfect, I am worthy! Worthy of self love, happiness, compassion, healthy relationships, great friendships. I'm worthy of healthy choices, of love, of healthy connections.
I'm worthy of the "lifelong journey from 'what will people think' to 'I am enough'"
This brought back so many memories. I believe this was around the time when I was quite unsatisfied with life. This was when the desire to be my best self was peaking. I wanted to be “whole”, to live a life that had meaning. I didn’t know how, but I believed it was possible. This was when I wanted to travel more and mostly just trying to fight perfectionism and allow imperfection. I believe my journey to intentional living started here.
Oh how life happens. Here we are today. Still on this journey but doing so much better and hopeful that one day, I will put all these pieces together and share my story.
Yes, I really was reading on the top of a mountain. But that was after this picture was taken 😀. The serenity of it all.
🍦Making the most of the last few weeks of summer. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for sweets, so when I heard about a new ice cream shop in Ann Arbor that makes their own homemade ice cream we HAD to go.
🍦What about you? Do you have any last minute summer plans or things you want to do before the kids head back to school?
Yesterday was a really special day as we dedicated Cooper in front of family, friends, and our church family. We made a promise to raise him to love God and love people and prayed for 30 year old Cooper...that he would be solid in his beliefs, kind to everyone, and a stronghold for his family. As a new mama to a little boy, even just saying these words makes me well up because more than anything, that is what I want for him. I love him so much 🖤
Any store isle can be you runway if you really want it to be 😍 #AD Here is Cami rocking the super cute stripped dress she got in her @kidbox 💕 .
You go on their site and take a personalized quiz where you tell them about your kid's size, color preference and style 😎 Each KIDBOX comes with 6-7 styles, their Baby box comes with 5-6 items and 1-2 non-apparel item. #GivingBack#UnpackHappy#KidBoxBFF
Gorgeous ceremony room #weddinginspo from one of the weddings we attended last year at @ruddingparkhotel with @boothrevolution.
Photographer: @soniyazeb l Wedding Planner: @pamelladunn | Foral Design: @redfloral | Venue @ruddingparkhotel
Do you wish your kids would behave so that you can have the most amazing pictures made of them? 🙋🏻♀️⠀
Are you dreaming about all the “perfect” photos on IG and just wish you could get your babes to participate like those angels on the internet 👼🏽⠀
Well... guess what! I have the answer to all your problems.... 👩🏼🎓
They’re NOT going to! 🙃⠀
And that’s okay. Bc they’re kids and that’s not exactly how kids act! They could care less that you are dieing on the inside to have amazing family pictures to share with the world. They’re just concerned about when they’re getting that ice cream your promised in lieu of good behavior 🤣⠀
It’s okay! Listen! It’s fine! I swear! I am a pro at this. I’m not scared of your kid. I can’t handle it. I will get the most amazing images of your kids. Trust me. It’s a fact. ⠀
So stop stressing. Stop putting it off bc you’re afraid they’ll not participate. ⠀
Let’s make it happen & get those images you’ve been dreaming about.
OK!!?? K! 😘
In this week's episode of real-life-work-from-home-mom...between editing, and emails and phone calls I have "successfully"⠀
1️⃣ opened a box of cheerios with apparent Hulk strength thus flinging cereal all over my kitchen⠀
2️⃣ spilled breast milk on the kitchen counter (moms know the pain of this one)⠀
3️⃣ taken a shower and realizing 5 hours later I still hadn't dried it⠀
4️⃣ tried to figure out what to wear to two upcoming weddings where I am a photographer and a guest. While going into my closet I proceeded to touch a dress and the entire shelf of clothes ripped out of the wall and fell all over the floor⠀
5️⃣ had Auri in his baby walker he proceeded to pee out of his diaper and all over the floor⠀
6️⃣celebrated our little guy getting his second tooth which means more baby snuggles (and editing with him in my lap)⠀
In a real life moment I wanted to get Auri in a photo with these sunflowers but he promptly fell asleep on the drive over. So...we just got the pretty sunflowers 🌻⠀
We interupt your regularly scheduled programming of adorable babies to fill you in on a new happening with @b1withcommunity!
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Happy 3rd birthday to my little super hero! I am so lucky to be the mom of a donut loving, cuddle monster, action packed, kind hearted boy like you. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you my sweet bean! 🎉🎊
This past month has been busy! We went to New York for a week to meet all of Daddy’s family (of which he has a lot!). Upstate New York is very pretty, a little bit cooler and much greener than North Texas. We hiked several gorges and waterfalls including Niagara Falls. We rode a boat that took us right up to the water. It was my favorite and I squealed with delight the whole time.
This ups my ‘states been in’ count to 4 and 2 countries. My passport picture is the cutest thing ever. Although it barely looks like me anymore. I did, after all, have the picture taken half a lifetime ago.
Some of my favorite things...
Food: carrot sticks and graham crackers.
Toy: the animal flip-up toy. I love to push them all down and then holler for someone to come and pop them all up again. It is so funny.
Tantrums: most effective way to get your way. I am all girl. Mommy and Daddy say they are dreading our teenage years. IDK what that means.
I want to walk and run so bad; I am pulling up on everything. I have been watching my Sissy the past 11 months and taking good notes. I just received my Level 3 climbing badge.
We are busy getting ready for my first birthday party. I plan and Mommy cries. Also, do you like my pigtails?!
When you are as big as your new best friend 💕 A testing day in parenting land (full moans over on my stories, I won't bore everyone again!) but that's the beauty of parenthood isn't it, a rollercoaster! The sleep deprivation doesn't help either, everything seems worse when you are tired. Keeping my fingers crossed for a decent night tonight, send magic sleep vibes our way before this Mama loses her sanity once and for all! 🤯🤯🤯🤯
Someone awesome turned 40 yesterday! I had to sweet talk him into a birthday selfie with me. Then we spent a few minutes arguing over where to look and how to not accentuate a double chain. Because... marriage. Lol .
We had a great day (purposefully tech free) with his parents at Lake Tahoe and enjoyed a delicious lakefront dinner at Riva. My only regret? Not snapping a picture of his birthday creme brulee! .
So, to make it Insta and FB official - happy birthday to my best friend, my other half, the person I trust most in the world. Thank you for being your cantankerous, argumentative, loving self. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Thank you for being everything I never knew I needed. I cant wait to explore this next decade next to you. I love you bigger than 7. Even on a scale of 4.
Are you dating your spouse? This was from a few weeks ago... but Micah and I had the opportunity to have an entire day kid free. Micah took the day off (which he RARELY does unless it's a holiday vacation) and we just enjoyed each other's company running errands, working on our business, flirting (yes, we still flirt) and growing closer together while pointing each other back to Christ.
We're NOT perfect by any means. We both have selfish tendencies (if I'm being honest, that's more so my problem!) and we are both sinners in need of God's Grace.
With a baby on the way adding to our brood, we are making our marriage more of a priority. Dating your spouse doesn't mean you have to go out to eat somewhere fancy or go on an epic vacation. Just laying in bed together and talking before you fall asleep is sometimes all we get to do before exhaustion settles in.
I hope you'll accept the challenge to be more intentional with your spouse. To love, honor, and cherish them :) .
#momhackmonday ✨If you have toddlers who “gotta go gotta go gotta go right now,” carry a toddler toilet in your trunk. Just make sure to keep wipes with ya otherwise cleanup can get interesting.... 💩💦 ✨31 sells these jumbo totes that I put all the extras lying around in my trunk into the bag. I’ve got puddle jumpers, my ergo, jackets, and sand toys all in that one tote. It’s amazing for the beach because towels and toys and snacks fit in there and I’m only carrying one bag instead of 3 or 4 and trying to manage wandering toddlers. @31linda31 sells these bags and they are amazing! ✨ Swipe right for the next picture. Keep your kids shoes in the car in a tote. I think I got them at target or ikea - can’t remember. When they get out of the car to come inside, take their shoes off. This has saved me so much time searching the house for their shoes...ya know, when we shoulda left 10 minutes ago..... ✨In the same picture, their toys used to just be all over the floor of the car. Now I’ve been putting them all in that bin in the center and they can pick one toy (usually the “coloring ipad” as Jackson calls them) before we drive. *ignore the crumbs. Haven’t found a #momhack for that one yet. Anyone got one?! 🤦🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
Our decorations were everything and more! They were 18 months in the planning and even the day before we were improvising! The heatwave meant we had to have the canopy up to cover guest during the ceremony. We wanted to make sure it didn’t look sparse or bare and so made sure we decorated it accordingly! 🌿 I am so so so happy with the outcome and everything we managed to create!
If you need to find me, just follow my kids, they always know how to find me even I’m hiding 😜
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I can help you find personal growth, get healthy and make a little extra money for the fam or to spend on yourself for once!💸
Want to learn more? Just reach out!
Until then I’ll be here, because I know the kids are just painting the kitchen floor 😜🙈
I may be the world’s most awkward fashion blogger (this is why you rarely see outfit posts from me) but this outfit made me feel 💯. I was born in the wrong era for a lot of reasons and fashion is definitely one of them! Give me all the camel, rompers, jumpsuits, jumpers and platforms please. If you haven’t checked out my story today, I did a pre-fall try on sesh with one of my favorite Jacksonville boutiques @figandwillowboutique. I love having the opportunity to work with small businesses — it’s one of my favorite parts of running my own site! P.S. Do you want to see more fashion posts from me? Let me know in the comments below...💫
This girl got a Caboodle(remember those awesome things back in the day?!?) for her birthday filled with kid makeup and brushes to have fun with when she’s at home. When I saw her, it completely explained why she was so quiet in her room...
I think she thinks she turned 19, not 9🙈😂💗
Please let me know if you know of any makeup that would be safe for kids to use while having fun at home. I was having trouble finding some that is safe for her skin when I was shopping.
Oh Mondays. Anyone else? #sponsored
The only way to get through mealtime on days like these is to open the freezer and pray you still have some Blake's Mac n cheese left. These frozen meals aren't like the other ones, they are made from real ingredients, and made in small batches by real people. We love our @Blakesnatural meals over here at #thewellscasa . #blakeslove
Langston | went to LEGOLAND and instead of looking and playing with LEGO’s he wanted to ride the carousel at least five-ten times and sit in the water with his chew chew(pacifier) and sun shades on. The life of a baby!
We’ve been going to our new house to see the progress of the flooring and cannnoooot wait to get in there! And don’t worry guys, after this photo we went and got Rucks haircut. Afterwards he said, “I see now” 😂. Apparently it’s not normal for your man bangs to cover your eyeballs. Weird.
If God puts a desire in your heart go after it. When you’re truly passionate about something it won’t let you rest. I’ve been putting off certain passions in my life for far too long. So I decided to step out and to keep stepping. .
What’s something you’ve been holding back in your life?
I’m so grateful Cash loves putting on hats and sunglasses because it’s the cutest. He probably wants to be like his dad. He’s the coolest toddler around 😎 Our favorite hats are from @jackandwinn 🖤 sunglasses from @oldnavy 🖤 #toddlerstyle#toddlerfashion