Took advantage of Nonna babysitting Everly and went out for a steak dinner. She had the best time with her little aunties - riding in the wagon, reading books and swinging in the swing. We’re going to miss this perfect family time & Florida weather 😫
Found this fun photo today from our NYC trip a few weeks ago!
Fun Fact about me: I am NO photographer...shocker right?! 😂
Sure at times I capture some fun candid images where I give myself a little pat on the back, but all in all...I’m not great at it!
But, that’s okay - I’m learning!
These tiny squares are mine & they are the furthest thing from perfect - just like our life!
I don’t have a very cohesive profile.
I don’t have my own unique Lightroom preset.
I don’t even have a special talent, that makes me more interesting than most - truly I don’t!
But what I do have, are these three incredible humans & I could not be more proud to call them mine!
I’m just a 26 year old momma, raising little ladies with my best friend & the love of my life.
We’ve experiences more real life sh*t in our young lifetime, than most will ever know!
Together, we live each day, the only way I know how...savoring it all, while trying to capture the little moments, we never want to forget.
For me, this is one of them ♡
On our road trip to St. George earlier this month we made a pit-stop at Wendy’s for lunch! 🚗 🍽 @Wendys & @shamrockfarmsmilk have teamed up to create fresh options in their Kid’s meals! Kade got the fruit cup, a grilled chicken wrap, and Shamrock Farms milk that’s high in protein & gluten-free!🥛Wendy’s has been my favorite fast-food restaurant since high school (obsessed with their JBC!🍔) and I love that as a mom I can still go there and know that I’ll be able to find healthy options for my son that he will enjoy! ❤️ #sponsored
This looks like a calm, peaceful moment but what you don’t see is the parade of fire trucks going by with all their sirens wailing. I’m thinking about putting a siren in her room at night to see if that will help her sleep better. 🤷🏻♀️😂
I am 1 in 4
I have peed on my hand more times than I would like to admit. I should have stocks in pregnancy tests by now. I have felt my heart shatter to pieces month after month while not being able to conceive. And then one extreme loss of twins and 2 more losses to follow. I always said if I ever had a miscarriage that I would be done and I would never try again. I can tell you that you dont know how strong you are until thats the only choice you have left. .
I think of everything we have been through almost every time I sit down and edit photos I have taken of our girls. I often wonder what our lives would look like if we had quit trying when we thought we couldn't handle it anymore. We said this was our last try. We could have never imagined making it 37 weeks and being handed 2 perfect little angles. .
I feel so much for couples going through infertility and/or losses. I know that is a dark and lonely place to be. I pray that you dont lose hope, that you push on and you keep trying. I hope you reach down deep and understand that the world works the way it is meant to. It might hurt like hell along the way but it will all work out. I promise you, it will.
Swipe right to see our journey...the one that brought us here. Complete and whole. Somewhere we never thought we would be. Somewhere we wouldnt be if we gave up hope.
(Special thank you to Lindsay over at @littleandluxeshop for being with us through our whole journey. This blanket isn’t just a blanket to me, it’s our story)
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Today was just one of those days.
We had to go in for yet another weight check today. Which meant toting one kid in a carrier while the other was in the stroller because they've gotten too heavy to wear in the Weego for long periods of time and the stroller won't fit on the bus in double mode. *deep breath* Then we had to drag ourselves to the hospital and go back to the NICU and listen to the haunting sounds of beeping monitors because they found a huge stash of my milk in the freezer even though when we were still in the NICU I got a call that they werent going to have enough milk and had to stress about always getting milk there in time for their feeds for the rest of our stay *deep breath* Then we stopped by the mall because I needed tampons because of fucking course I'm one of those super lucky people who gets their period back really early on postpartum and it took three times as long as it should have because people insist on stopping you in the middle of the mall when you have twins just to say 'are those twins?' *long sigh* the cream of the crop was when we were trying to get home after all of this and our bus shows up and the bus driver refuses to let us on with the stroller and tells me in the rudest tone that me and my tiny humans won't fit onto a half empty bus while he continues to allow other people to flow through the back doors and take up the same amount of damn space we would have taken up. So I cried on the bus platform for 20 minutes until the next bus arrived. .
So, how was your day?
I’ve never seen anything more perfect or beautiful or precious in all my life. They don’t share an ounce of DNA & yet it’s as if their souls were always meant to find one another. I wholeheartedly believe they were, because God orchestrated this. He was intentional with every tiny detail of their lives and their stories.
If you had told me years ago what my life would look like now, I wouldn’t have believed you. Because these two are far better than any prayer, wish or dream. They were entrusted to us, forever. Our children. Our son & daughter. Our Lane & Everly.
Hi everyone! Been a while since I said hi. I’m Sasha Johnson the owner of @mintedmethodshop I’m also an influencer @mintedmethod 👋🏼 I started this shop when my first son was born, I had a hard time finding boys clothes I liked and was purchasing from overseas. I’m so blessed to have everyone’s support in making my dream of owning my own online boutique a reality! I’m a mom who loves fashion and really wants the best quality and style for my kids also. I want to encourage ALL moms to follow your dreams and with hard work you can have your dream job too! Thanks again for everyone’s support. When you purchase from a Small Business like MMS, we really do see every order and do a little happy dance!😉 #MintedMethodShop#momtrepreneur
Mommy and Me time is the best!👩🏻🧡👧🏻
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The moment you hear our Dope Soul tee is coming in a new color!!😍🙌🏽🖤 @2lilbrobros
Gahhh we have sooo many amazing new pieces coming soon!! I know I always say this drop is going to the BEST yet but Liiiiike this one is going to be off the chains, just sayin!! 😬😬can’t wait!!
Hey girl. You know that little square thing on your bathroom floor? The one you step on and a number pops up? And then you let that number dictate your mood? Dictate your day? Dictate your life? Dictate your WORTH?
Yeahhhhhhh how about you take that bitch and frisbee her out your bathroom window already? Because that number that pops up is just that. A NUMBER. Nothing else. So stop letting it DEFINE you. —
Go by how you feel. Go by how your clothes fit. Go by putting two photos side by side and seeing the difference. Your hard work IS paying off no matter what that little square thing says.
If you need proof, I weigh the exact same in these pictures. Now what does that tell you? 🤔🤯
Social media is home to over-exaggerated happiness and only telling the good with no bad, which is fine. I would rather that than people air their dirty laundry excessively. BUT, this is a 100% genuine, no cherry picking the good out post. This boy LOVES his little sister so fiercely. I know they will have their fair share of fights later on, but he is seriously the best big brother. He is concerned about her when she cries. He loves trying to make her smile. He wants to give her hugs and kisses all of the time, especially before he goes to sleep at night. He introduces her to almost everyone we meet (which he was actually doing when she was still in my belly 🙈😂). There was one day when we were all on our bed, and he was being crazy and crawling on Johnathan's back. Bridgette was lying on the bed practically in my lap, and Mann slipped, rolled off Johnathan and landed on the bed. He looked back at me with huge eyes, and in the most serious and concerned tone I've ever heard him use, he softly said "did I hit Bridgette?" It almost made me cry, y'all. I think he was even about to cry thinking he had hurt her. ❤️ He has always been a very empathetic little boy. From helping the little blind boy at his daycare when he was 3, to now growing into a loving and protective big brother. He makes me SO proud. *offically crying at this point* I'm not even sure how to end this, except to say...these two little humans have our hearts in their hands. It's amazing to witness Manning growing into a little man, and I'm trying to soak in all of this time with Bridgette before she grows up on me, too. 💕👶🏼👦🏼 #mybabies .
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So beyond obsessed with these beauties. ✨ just waiting on a few things and then these babies will be on their way to their new homes.
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El amor perfecto echa fuera el temor!
1 Juan 4:18
El temor tiene una manera impresionante de acabar con nuestra esperanza, nubla la verdad y mantiene cautivo nuestro futuro por experiencias previas.
Así empecé mi embarazo llena de temor y de angustia, por mi experiencia previa con el embarazo de #Benja un embarazo difícil que terminó con una preeclampsia desde la semana 30 y un bebé prematuro. Esto hizo que mi corazón se angustiara más de la cuenta;cada día pedía a Dios que se llevara ese sentimiento de temor, hasta que llegó a mi mente este versículo y entendí que el amor que tengo por mi hijo es más grande que cualquier temor, este amor vencerá cualquier angustia, cualquier miedo, cualquier aflicción!
Empezamos el tercer trimestre y puedo decir que he tenido un embarazo maravilloso, con los malestares normales, pero he tenido la energía física, mental y espiritual para continuar cuidando a mi familia, seguir trabajando y correr detrás de un niño de 2 años, aún en este tiempo que @alexphi no ha estado.
Nos quedan las semanas más interesantes 😬pero sabemos que Dios tiene el control... Porque #lomejorestaporvenir
Only one week into Fall....⠀
And I’m kinda already dreamin’ of beach weather... I’m not the only one right?⠀
Let’s pretend we win this week’s big Lotto draw and plan an imaginary trip together.⠀
Which beach are we hitting up first :⠀
Where else ? 🏖 🍹
Grandma took the boys for a week so this little gal is an only child til they get back! Needless to say she is being spoiled and I am blessed to have some girl time with my baby 💖 Thiugh I must say.. with the boys gone she is a LOT more demanding 😂
Will we ever get a picture with everyone looking... probably not but as long as they had the best time, that’s all that matters. @weegather hosts such fun parties and playdates for our babes! If you are a San Diego mama make sure you follow their page and come to one or all haha of the events that they have.
There is something about putting away the kids’ clothing from the past season that gets me every time. As I hold the little shirts and pants in front of me and decide what to keep and what to give away, my heart aches with the memories I’m folding neatly into a box and the unknown that lies ahead. Will I ever take these clothing out again? What will my life look like then? Are my children really ready for the next size? How is this all going so quickly? How can I stop Time from passing by me without pause, not caring at all about my inability to process and adjust?
I realize that the clothing are like an album of memories; each stain tells a story, each design represents a phase of one of my children. And I know, too, that I am privileged to open and close the seasons in their lives by clothing them in love and joy, structure and growth, stability and comfort.
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I’ve desperately missed this time of day.
The time of day that’s all mine, a good devotion, a thorough journal entry, some meditation and reading a good personal growth book.
I definitely believe THIS was the habit that propelled me to live my best life but it’s the easiest one to let go, not do and put off until “tomorrow”. Today i just had this unsettling feeling...I couldn’t work, I couldn’t mom, I couldn’t clean...I just needed to be. And I am so thankful for that moment...just before I had opened my brand new devotional I preordered, so instead of waiting till tomorrow...while Hayden napped & Lincoln played I had that time [condensed, abbreviated] but that time to listen to what God needed me to hear today.
I 100% believe nutrition and fitness can change your life — but only if you change your heart, beliefs and self thoughts along the way. My groups aren’t just to hit a number on a scale, but to live joyfully and fully. There’s always room for more and next month is gonna be good! 🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻
What’s your favorite fall tradition? Mine’s probably the treats & I’ve always been excited to have a bunch of kids to do ALL the fun holiday things with!🎃
This season I’ve been dreaming about the traditions we’ll create in the years to come and it’s got me thinking about the legacy I come from & the legacy I hope to form as our family grows. It’s built on tradition! 🧡
You might not feel a strong sense of legacy behind you, but the traditions you’re creating now are a foundation for the legacy you’ll leave behind. And you know what it takes to start a new family legacy? ONE PERSON breaking cycles. One person committing to a new way of life + starting new traditions. One! 👆🏼
My grandparents are people like this. And they’ve led a legacy of generosity, hospitality, servanthood, and celebration that my son gets to inherit 4 generations later! 🧡
Continuing a legacy you’re proud of or starting from scratch, one things for sure - you’ve been invited to inherit the greatest legacy. One of joy, victory, and LOVE. Thats the kind of legacy I’m after! 🙌🏼
Whats a tradition you’d like to have someday? Start it! With your fam, your significant other, roommates, friends... maybe just you & God! Big or small - You have the power to impact and bless generations to come! 🍁
🎃 This is probably my favorite setup so far! Definitely was difficult for Emily to stay; A Little candy corn helped her stay distracted! I was such in a rush I forgot the balloons. Oh well 🤷🏻♀️. I just love Halloween! There is so much to think of for photos ! 📸 @target @targetstyle