“And she's watching him with those eyes
And she's loving him with that body, I just know it
Yeah 'n' he's holding her in his arms late, late at night” 🎶🎶 love our adventures! #jessesgirl#rickspringfield
It took me so long today to understand what Nora (desperately) wanted.
I held her in my lap as we watched Everett JUMP into the sand from a large piece of driftwood. She was restless, so we stood. She took a few steps to the wood. Then, she tried to take a few more steps. She looked at me and moved her legs again. Finally I understood, “me too Momma”
I helped her stand on top of the tree and then we counted 1... 2... 3... and I helped her “jump” into the sand like her brother. And then, she gave be the biggest grin. Her way of saying, “Let’s do that again.”
Nora girl, you are so patient with me, with all of us. I’ve never known a more persistent and patient teacher. Don’t ever stop showing the world your beautiful heart and desires. I’m so thankful for that rock star “never give up” spirit. Keep shining bright babe. #jessesgirl#mynevergiveup
One month progress isn't a BIG change on the scale, but I am feeling amazing!
Two-and-a-half years ago I felt horrible in my own skin, my joints ached all the time, I had horrible eating habits, drank soda daily, no energy, and full of excuses.
I was too "BUSY," too "TIRED," no "EXTRA MONEY," "NOTHING WAS GOING TO WORK." Any excuse that you could think of, I was using it.
Get out a pen and a piece of paper.
Write down the excuses you are telling yourself.
What does it say?
Young love...I asked permission before taking the shot, they smiled said yes. I've been thinking a lot about love these days. I've always felt tremendous amounts of love around me from family and friends and for that I am grateful. Romantic love has been intertwined in my adult life and with that plenty of highs and lows. I often look in awe at couples who fit together with ease, cut from the same cloth. I wonder how on earth they managed to find each other in this wild world. Then I recall my own friendships and how effortlessly they came into my life and found their space. That's the beauty of it all. No puzzle was ever complete by smashing the pieces together and hoping for the best. No matter how hard you wanted to feel the satisfaction of completing the puzzle, you would know it just wasn't right. It's not easy putting that piece back but you know the right one is there in the chaos of all the others. After years of fiddling with similar pieces, moving them in all sorts of ways and even abandoning the puzzle all together at times, the connected pieces stood strong, making their presence known and reminded me to slow down. Then one day, there it was. Just like that, on the table the whole time. I realize this puzzle is fragile and vulnerable to its surroundings. A sudden jolt or an unexpected gust of air could easily return it to its original state, but until then you can bet your ass I'll be looking at that puzzle and thinking ohhhhhhhhh heck ya bud!
This extremely good looking young fella is my husband and today is his 30th birthday!!! Happy birthday to my one and only, my best friend! This is your 14th birthday I’ve spent by your side and each year just gets better and better.. Just when I think I couldn’t possibly love you any more then I already do, I do!! I hope this is your best year yet and all your dreams come true, I am your biggest fan! 😘😘 #jessesgirl#husband#wife#birthday#love#fourteenbirthdays#thirtieth
It is so cold outside today!🌫☃️ Fed all the animals, gave them fresh water, cleaned dog pens and helped the hubby.
I was so happy to be back in the house to warm up and get my workout done!👊 Legs are pretty 🏋️♀️sore, muscles were tight at the beginning of the workout. By the end they felt amazing.
I learned a long time ago when playing sports in grade school and high school to push through the muscle soreness. The worst thing you could do is NOTHING. 💛
Check out my Instagram Stories for a little Sneak Peek at today's workout!
My amazing husband surprised me with a night without our tots, a trip to OKC, shopping at the mall,
(which isn’t his thing at all!) dinner out, locally made blackberry wine, seriously sweet & deep conversations, homemade breakfast, which was delicious!! & lots of kisses & snuggles! I’m beyond blessed & so grateful to have such an amazing husband who loves me to well!
And he treats me like a queen!👸🏻
How did I get so blessed?!?! 🙈
I don’t deserve him...But I’ll strive to be deserving of his love for me!♥️ He’s always showing me humbleness and the true definition of a servants heart! 💜
Thank you, @momamantooth For keeping & loving on our West & Char! • • •
Total Body Cadrio 🤸♀️ with weights 🏋️♀️ It's up to you if you want to stay in your current situation, bury your head in the sand and except the curveball ⚾️that has been thrown your way.
I am here to tell you, that doesn't work, it only makes matters worse. I know because I tried to ignore what my body was telling me for a long time.
The first step👟 in the right direction is always the hardest. You just need to go for it and don't look back, you've got this.
Winter is in the air 💨here in Oregon 🙄. One huge reason why I love my NETFLIX of workouts is because I don't have to worry about the snowy frozen 🌪roads trying to get to the gym because my gym is in my livingroom!😊 I can use my iPad and take my workouts wherever I go! So much simpler, less stressful because I don't worry about traffic and road conditions anymore!
This is Jesse, he is one of our cinematographers here at GLUE Content. Jesse is incredibly talented, both at filming and in the art of client calming. Scattering words such as ‘beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous’ like confetti, everyone leaves a shoot feeling like a better version of themselves. At GLUE, we think there is no one more ‘gorgeous’ than Jesse! #GLUEcrew#whoisGLUE
Cardio & Leg Day done on this Two Workout Tuesday!
Is there anything that you take for granted? This may sound stupid, but never in a million years would I have thought that I wouldn't be able to put on a pair of socks 🧦. I had let myself get so heavy after losing my mom to cancer that it was difficult to bend over without feeling like my air 💨 was being cut off. Know what I'm talking about?
As silly as it may sound, being able to put my socks on and not feel like I was going to pass out was a huge motivation for me to get up 🏃♀️ and get moving.
Let's not wait for the New Year before we start working on our resolutions! Want to get a jumpstart with me? Comment was your favorite emoji and I'll get you the details.
Tortellini Soup for dinner!
I love trying out new recipes. This soup is one that I tested out on my husband and kids 5 to 6 years ago.
When our youngest (Madeline) asked what it was, I told her, "tortellini soup." She heard. "Turtle weenie." From then on she had called this Turtle 🐢weenie soup. You couldn't pay her to eat it. She swore that there were turtle weaners in there. 😂
A week ago we had our 1st anniversary and I'm more inlove with this man today than I was then. God is doing some amazing work and I'm constantly in awe of the man my husband is becoming. I know we go through trials and can disagree, however, I wouldn't change a thing. Everything that happened in our lives, Gid used to put us together. No words can express how thankful I am for that. I love you with all if my heart, Jesse. #jessesgirl#loveofmylife#blessingfromGod