Forever posting photos of Disney because whenever I’m not there, I want to be. 😜 Billie is in this stage of life where her hair is always, always crazy and no matter how hard I try, it can’t ever be tamed... she definitely takes after her dad in that regard (shout out to anyone who knew Taylor and his crazy hair back in high school).
All the magic and wonderment of a first trip to Disneyland! It’s a busy day at the park with lots of queues, mainly due the glorious sunshine. Even amongst the crowds I still manage to find a peaceful spot. We’ve been fortunate with our character meet and greats today with Cinderella and Maleficent and seeing the rest of the villains! Mwahahaaaaaa #disneylandparis#Disneyprincess#aurora#disneyfan#disneycostume
That which brings one joy, I will never fully understand. Including this over sized balloon... 🎈
Joy is not always present but one needs to SEEK it in order to feel it and make it present. What gives you joy today? .
“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.”
No matter how tired I am or how short my patience is on any given day, I always try to remember that the days are long, but the years are short... every day is a gift and a blessing and they won’t be Little very long. .
I lose my patience. I yell. I feel guilty for working too much and for “fend for yourself night” and for not being able to volunteer for the book fair they want me to do... just like every mom. .
But no matter how I am feeling, I always try to act out of love and remember that they may not remember what I did do or what I bought them or what we did together or that we went out to eat too much or that I didn’t make it to the book fair, but they’ll always remember how I made them feel. I know this is true, because the people in MY life who made the greatest impact are those who made me feel loved and special - those are the people who are still so special to me, even though some of them are gone now. I try to implement that every day with my girls... It may not be something big and they may not even know it, but every day I try to make them feel loved and special in some way... because they are and they deserve that!
Throwing leaves is a must for kids when the Autumn leaves start to Fall. I remember as a kid raking the yard just so we could jump in them over and over. We tossed them in the air and we hid in various piles and popped out when people walked by the house. Then we stuffed scarecrows with them and had bonfires too. So it’s safe to say they were a big part of my Autumn childhood memories. I think loving to throw leaves in the air is just born in every child. My two beg to rake leaves just to play in them. This is one of my favorite photos the lovely @fish2photo took of my two older leaf throwers the other day. Think this is a framer for the wall! #lifecloseup#familyphotoshoot
I can't forget my partner in crime. I feel I hardly post of Edison any more... Reason being, he won't let me 😂 it's very rare I can get a picture of him these days unless he's up for saying cheeeese! Like he was last night for this picture. 📸 Today is his nursery day and I miss him lots but he loves it there!
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A little vulnerability for this Tuesday morning. As life has been getting back into the swing of things, I am realizing that my version of normal is not the same as my precious boy. For the last 20 days, we haven’t stayed home past 10am or spent most of any of those days, at home. I’ve noticed how jumping up to my speed effects him. I’ve been learning him. He needs more naps, more slow mornings and lazy afternoons. He needs more sleepy Saturdays. He needs me to slow down, to just be with him and be close to him. Putting my endless todo list on hold is against every fiber of who I am, but I’m learning to because he needs me.
Day 21, is a take it easy Tuesday.
Taco ‘bout a party! We had a great weekend celebrating Michael’s birthday with his parents and Nora! Can you tell this is a 🌵? I was impressed with my balloon skills but Michael wasn’t sure what it was at first. More from our weekend on the blog (link in profile)! #tacoparty#whawha#oureverydaymoments
Another move under our belt; our 5th since being married. Things I’ve learned: We had SO much stuff; I’m slightly obsessed with making my home look like @thehomeedit work; and there’s beauty in simplicity and fun in purging. Some deep breathes, a couple tears and a few drinks later, we’re still smiling at the end. #newbeginnings
Tonight, I light this for my sweet Jude, and for every child that has been lost. Too many different stories of how this, “day” became personal, yet the ache is all the same; You can’t hold your baby. I think of the candle and it’s symbolism of light, and can’t help but feel thankful for what the Lord has, and continues to bring before me. There is so much good and that’s why Efren and I have been able to keep going. Surrounded by light after child loss. #waveoflight