We’ve been busy with the wedding prep and I just ended a looong week of training for my upcoming practicum. Today was my first day off and Rae decided it was a good day to start CRAWLING!! On a summer afternoon, on her foam mat, in the living room, trying to reach for a cloth book. Surrounded by her great grandpa, her nonna, and her mama. It’s like she wanted to hold it off until we could all witness it! Such a strong little heart.
We are officially at the point in our breastfeeding journey where it has become much more difficult to transfer him once he has fallen asleep. He’s attached. He feels comfort so close to his mama. I love that. I want him to feel that always. But sometimes it’s hard. After multiple attempts this finally happened. I took a moment and did some slow, deep breathing and just watched him. I watched the way his belly went up and down with each breath. I felt the way his little foot felt pushed against my leg. I remembered how tired and rosy cheeked he was after running around in the yard with his brother and sister on this hot summer day. This is what makes is easier. Taking the time to slow down and remember why the tough times aren’t really so bad. He is worth it. And always will be.
Hayden Valley ❤️ .
This valley is pretty awesome!
We ate our lunch perched over this hill while we kept an eye on a ton of Bison grazing in the meadow below.
My kind of lunch date ❤️ .
Due to being so insanely busy with these three little cherubs of ours I’ve found that I’m barely ever taking photos to use as content on my page.
So I’ve decided that past memories will be making a regular appearance as well.
It’s all life isn’t it!
Our past shapes our present which then forms into our future. I know for a fact that all the paths I’ve walked down as a mother in the past have definitely helped to define me into the Mother I am today. 📷: Diaz’s first shower nearly 6 years ago. Her little face kills me 😭😍
I distinctly remember wondering if we could even put her under the shower water?
I used to doubt SO many of my choices. It was exhausting. What I’ve now learned is to soften the negative self doubt and follow forward with love, protection and guidance.
Seems to be working great 👌🏽
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so how good is it having the most important meal of the day made by the most important person in your life, next to the most important person in your life and the perfect babes you created in a house we made a home. No cafe can give you that experience. Waking up this Saturday morning grateful 💕
Well today I was trying to be all 3...failed miserably. Why? Because everything depends on if the baby sleeps. Baby L decided he would just scream for all his naps, usually goes down for 2 or 3 a day. So right now it’s really FUN over at the Schenderling household...
Cute as little buttons and just as stubborn #twinsisters . While walking around Stockholm, the girls had to take every opportunity to sit on all of the little window ledges. This makes for very slow walks but so worth it to make them giggle. •
What do your kids do that's frustratingly cute?
Their cuteness level is through the roof! 💛I’m so happy my kids have the opportunity to grow up next to all their cousins. I was always close to my cousins growing up so in a way it’s special for me to watch their relationships grow. 😍
Oh hey instagram friends! We made it safe and sound to Arizona and have been soaking up all the family time. Heading to Tucson now for a wedding and feeling so grateful to have my family together for the next week. No work, no school, no agenda! Btw, this little nugg slept the whole flight here and has been loving all the open space! Hope y’all have the best weekend!! ❤️🌵 #pennypoe#arizona#family
I've fallen off the social media wagon lately, but it's time to get back on and catch up with some more sneaks! So I apologize for clogging up the feed, but here's one I love of the beautiful @_andrea_laura_. Being pregnant can be hard on someone’s self esteem as you literally watch your body and skin change every day (currently going thru it 😅) and I feel like maternity photos give us a chance to really appreciate and love how beautiful we are at this amazing time in life. ❤️ ❤️❤️ Cheers to all those soon to be mommas out there. Wine be coming soon! 🙌
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Sometimes I find it's not easy taking happy photos of this cheeky monkey. I actually have to entertain her or even being a goof to make her laugh (well yea I guess every parents would do so 🤔). But it doesn't seem to work this time. Still a "hmm... what do you expect from me, mom?" kind of face 🙄