Do you ever think back about all the decisions, all the circumstances that led you to the exact place you are right now? There have been many hardships in the last few years and we've been in some valleys for sure, but... God's timing and plan is so perfect and I'm feeling so blessed in this moment of life💗 #godisgoodallthetime#honestmotherhood
You guys. Yesterday was absolutely perfect- celebrating our Sweet Baby Ray. It was a dream to plan such an awesome party, and to enjoy it with our friends and family! And a huge shoutout to our amazing photographer @alexandramarie340 for having the photos to me this morning! All the details and TONS of pictures are #ontheblog 🌻 let the party spam begin #sorrynotsorry#happybirthdayraysummers
Beautiful isn't it? Although some babies' sleep challenges are beyond simple solutions, others can become beautiful little sleepers with just a few small adjustments. If your baby's room reminds you of a disco, adorned with glow-in-the-dark stars, flashing lights, noise makers or talking dolls which are designed to stimulate, try opting for a dark, peaceful environment for your little one’s sleep space. 📷: @keandrabeckphotography
Our marriage story has been so wild. I wanted to share a few fun things that some may not know about us! -We met in Ecuador when I was 18 and got married a year later making me a whopping 19 yrs old. -We got engaged 2 months after we had been dating. 8 months of our relationship before marriage was long distance. -Brandon met most of my family for the first time on the day he purposed. 😂 I met most of his family on the day we got married. -We got pregnant with Selah 8 months into our marriage (on purpose), so when I gave birth we had actually spent more time married with me pregnant than not.
Everyone’s marriage story is so unique and so beautiful. It never happens the same way! We love looking back and laughing at how ridiculous some of these facts are, but they make our story so full of life.
BIG BROTHER TO BE...
I am so so humbled by this new journey we are on. Pregnancy is such an emotional and spiritual journey for me. It hasn’t been easy by any means and there have been days when I’ve questioned, “why are doing this again?” 😩 #justbeinghonest -
But through it all, God hasn’t left my side and he is giving me the strength and grace I need to make it each day. And I’m finding ways to embrace this journey instead of wishing it away. After all, we prayed for this and God answered. -
My Pastor preached today about going through the wilderness in order to get to the promise land. Being in the wilderness isn’t a bad thing because it means your close to your promise! THAT BLESSED ME!l and changed my perspective. Because that’s exactly where I am right now, smack dab in the middle. So if your like me feeling like the season your in is hard...just keep putting one foot in front of the other because your headed to your promise💙
P.S. I posted 2 blogs about my pregnancy journey, you can click the link in my bio to read it!
Today hasn’t been one of my best days. I got 3 hours of sleep due to our sleep regression followed by Parker not taking a morning nap, which has resulted in NO break for this momma. I’m tired!! And I’m definitely outnumbered at the house.. pretty even the dogs are ganging up on me 😏 But I made a point to get out of the house with the boys, grab milk & eggs (pure survival mode right now), and a cold brew coffee for my second cup of the day. Only 3 more hours until I have help! 😆
I mean what are the odds to meet our favorite person from @bacheloretteabc (okay, okay, MOMMY’S favorite person, haha, Sophie has no idea about the show😂) right before Sophie’s big show here in Chicago! @joeamabile1 is even more handsome in person and we are looking forward to see you in the audience (okay, okay.. mommy is 🤣🤣🤣).
Travelling on a ferry with a 7 month old back in May was easy. Donald was full of smiles on the early afternoon crossing and a 4 hour journey seemed like nothing more than a doddle - however, this evening crossing with a 10 month old who is harder to get to sleep than a vampire on a caffeine high is proving a challenge. The boat is swaying, the crossing is choppy, the child is crying, the people are looking. #sendhelp
Cos we’re circles. We’re circles you see. We go round round the sun. In and out like the sea. I’ll circle round you. You will circle round me. (Bonus points if you can tell me the singer of this song! It's been in my head since this weekends hashtag was announced 😆)
It's been a little chaotic here the last few days. And quite honestly my mind has gone round in circles. I'm still full of cold. Edith and Norah caught it too. But poor Norah caught it so badly she was burning up and we couldn't get her temperature down. An emergency trip to the drs and she has just got it really bad.
Friday night resulted it 30 minutes sleep for me. Norah wanted her Mama so I sat and cuddled her while she slept and fed.
Thankfully we are all on the mend and the girls are much better!
So why the teacups in the bath? It's one of those butter in the cupboard moments. Or knife in the fridge of your my husband. 😆
We'll just keep carrying on in this tired haze. Because one day we will miss these moments.❤️ #whpcircles
First week of school was filled with so many emotions, but we made it! I have to say I feel really good about his teacher he’s already made friends, and he looks forward to getting up each morning. Who’s already getting ready for tomorrow? I’m hoping I can keep it creative with these lunches!
Just home from a lovely family meal. There was a (not so) little man perching on my knee. Tonight it was cute but at one time this would have pushed my buttons, and not necessarily in a good way! Being a Mum is tough. And in many ways it doesn't get easier, it just gets 'different' as many will say. However, the proximity and relentless needing 'stuff' from, most often, Mummeeeeeeee does abate. Which makes life easier in my book. This is where the rose tinted glasses and 'enjoy every minute-s' come from! When people used to say that to me I felt like I was going to explode. And not in a good way! It is impossible to enjoy every minute of even the best of days, never mind months and years of relentlessly hard work, even if it is the cutest of dictators, who often makes your heart soar, driving the work. To all the Mamas....I salute you. #honestmotherhood#motherhoodrising#whenababyisbornsoisamother
Meeting owls, cycling, swimming, cycling, meeting owls again, cycling, mini bowling, cycling, badminton, cycling, mini go ape, cycling, boats, cycling, swimming again, cycling and geocaching. We are exhausted. 😴 #lovedeveryminute#cantwaittoseethecaragain
~ the beach 🏖 life ~
So, we’re home after a lovely week away in Majorca. Our first official family holiday! .
It was definitely like I expected, but also a little unexpected...I managed to get some reading in AND sunbathing...I know, I know, round of applause please!!🤣 Fortunately, Luna loved the beach too, which included a side order of sand sandwiches & sand basically e v e r y w h e r e!!😂🙈
She didn’t stop smiling from start to finish (apart from the hours spent wailing in the night because of her teeth 🙈 damn you teeth!) so I know all my prior worries were pointless and it was alllll totally worth it. ♥️
Happy Sunday folks! 😘
Is anyone else as excited for autumn as I am?
Don’t get me wrong, I have loved the amazing summer we have had but I just love darker nights, warm jumpers and tucked up in front of a good movie with a hot drink.
Was even more excited when I got my merino wool, breastfeeding friendly, jumper from @merinowoolgreenrose 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
this shirt i love even more than the one i posted recently. the sleeves are just as perfect and the material is spot on! it is even cheaper and y’all know i am a sucker for stripes. oh - and look what brian taught miller yesterday 🤦♀️. . .
Oh NO!!! The weekend is over!!! ~ lol this face is too cute!! Hope you all are ready for the week ahead!! “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” - Proverbs 31:25
Los domingos para nosotros son días de paseo y tal cual de FAMILIA, hoy nos dimos una estacapadita a Lerdo ciudad Jardín, donde desayunamos, paseamos por la plaza principal y la pasamos muy agusto ¿qué tal su domingo ? 🦁🌿#geyitamendoza
One from yesterday because Esther was NOT in a the mood for photos today 🙈 Me & Chris had a lovely trip out this morning on our own, it was very strange eating a meal without sharing or trying every single distraction possible to keep Esther entertained! I totally missed her sassy pants though & I couldn’t wait to go pick her up 🙊💕
#selfcaresunday kinda... spending some much need time alone with myself and the baby 👶🏻 Squeezed in a Sunday sweat sesh while he napped and #bonding the rest of the day. It’s so important as a busy mom of 5 or even a mom of 1 to have time to decompress. I’m totally guilty of not putting my needs first but sometimes moms just need a minute of selfishness. Just one. Then it’s back to reality. Happy Sunday !!#momlife#momof5#selflove#selfimprovement
Yesterday. Family walk, grumpy toddler turned into a happy little soul, a worn out naughty dog and a £70 parking ticket from an idiot (we'd committed no crime) as we'd paid for parking like good citizens 🙄 (first thing on the to do list tomorrow, get rid of said parking ticket). I've got this week off work too so I'm really hoping the weather picks up, it's getting far too expensive to entertain the small child everyday in crappy weather.