Life gets too busy and i oftentimes just don't find the time and energy for this space.
But then tonight i was scrolling through my feed and was suddenly reminded just how much i love all of these little memories i've collected here. So here's to documenting more of our travels, our adventures, but most importantly more of the everydayness ✎.
Might as well start with a 5 year old Stephie wandering amongst 2000 year old giants. How's that for an everyday run-of-the-mill adventure 🙃
Последнее время с инстаграмом у меня совсем не клеится.
Фотографий океан, но то времени не хватает, то с вдохновением не лады.
Но сейчас вот отмотала ленту на прошлогоднюю осень, и сразу вспомнилось как там было хорошо – наши со Стефанкой беспечные пикники в парке (ох, скучаю по ним, теперь она школьница и особо не разгуляешься), спонтанные вылазки на океан после уроков, даже мои прогулки по просыпающемуся безлюдному Балбоа парку пока Стефанка на танцах. Просто хорошо. Вот ради таких воспоминаний я когда-то и затеяла свой инстадневничок.
Поэтому загадываю себе вернуться в строй – почаще оставлять зарубки на память.
Начну прямо сейчас.
Начну с моего маленького человека в волшебном лесу, среди 2000летних великанов.
You know how many times I hear people say that they don’t like to workout or they don’t need or have to? A LOT. .
You know what sister...I don’t always “like” it either...but I do it for THESE MOMENTS right here. .
If it wasn’t for the workouts I do, I wouldn’t be able to run 10 laps with my daughter today at her very first Jog-A-Thon.
I do it so I can do active things like this with my kids.
I do it so I’m not out of breath when I run with them.
I do it to show them that staying active will make life so much easier and sweeter.
I do it bc I know it makes me a better mama. 💗💙
What an amazing day filled with so many sweet moments, and I’m so very grateful that I was able to run with her rather than watching her on the sidelines 🏃♀️ .
YOU might not think you need to or want to...but THEY need you to. Do it for the ones you love and moments like these that you’ll never get back 💗😊
Today I took Aya on an 'Art Walk' (I posted some cool things we came across in my stories). Aya is like me, she gets restless and wants to get out. What better way to stimulate her little mind then bright colors, textures, and shapes! Sensory overload ✨ We chatted to some super sweet chinese girls and had them take our picture. I even had the chance to practice my Mandarin 🙊 Where do you like to take your sweet babes? I need ideas now that it's chilly 💗
This one helped Baba do the laundry while Mama was gone and she wanted to go around the house and empty all the waste baskets. I miss her so much and I can’t wait to sneak in her room tonight and kiss those cheeks!!! #mamascominghome#imissyouimissyouimissyou#mygirls 👭
Today was one of those days...one where everything blows up in your face and takes 10 times the amount of time and effort 🤦♀️. My patience was seriously tested and I almost ended up crying in Costco(first world problems) but I’m looking forward to family time this weekend hopefully doing some fall activities! Anyone have any suggestions for pumpkin patches in Toronto?🎃 🍁 🍎
my little bro & his wife welcomed baby everett into the world yesterday & I cant stop crying about it 😭 i’m so so so proud of them. they’re going to be the best parents. this kid is so lucky & so so so loved. can’t wait to watch you grow, little man. silas & oliver can’t wait to meet you & become bffs. also- I never really photographed my babes when they were new because I was so sore & tired, & I LOVED photographing this boy!!!
We’re packing in as much Halloween as possible this weekend: watching Hocus Pocus on a park lawn one night, Disney Halloween party, and maybe even the zoo Halloween lights. Hopefully we can all minimize the Halloween candy. 👧🏻🧔🏽👦🏻
This solid 14K rose gold Mila pendant contains breast milk and a few grains of black sand. We love the creamy tones of breast milk, but we also love color. So we get it, it’s hard to choose sometimes how you’d like your piece to look. Some moms choose to go with natural milk tones and others choose to keep their inclusion choice their own little secret and thus disguise it with shimmers and sparkles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did you know we can also do custom coloring? Feel free to shoot us an email if there’s something specific you’re trying to achieve. We can help guide your sparkle and shimmer selections. Swipe to see the color we were trying to match 👉🏻
Buried beneath a bed of leaves 🍁
I had dreamt of this moment, watching her first time playing in leaves.
Her jumping and giggling with delight at how fascinating they danced.
The cool, crisp air blowing her wisps of hair and the swirling of leaves above her,
she lie there looking up to the sky, oh how her eyes danced with 🍂 .
She is my wonder, of all the wonders.
Just leaves. Just her. How wonderful the ordinary can be.
I promise you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars or travel internationally to experience an incredible life. You’d be amazed at what’s in your own back yard.
Michigan is our home state and it’s captured my heart. Every October, we take a vacation to a new destination right in our own state. This year, we found an adorable cabin in the woods on ten acres of secluded land. I mean, @airbnb is where it’s at! And it’s nestled between two fantastic hiking destinations only an hour away each direction. Five days of woodland hiking adventures, here we come.
It’s that heart of gold and stardust soul that make you beautiful. -R.M. Broderick
This girl is constantly teaching me all.the.things. She gave me a pep talk before her piano lesson yesterday. She says, “Mom you really should talk to so-and-so’s grandma. It would be nice for her. But for you too.” This sweet six year old, giving my introvert heart lessons on how to get out of my comfort zone and engage people in conversation. Oh, how I need her and all the good she does for my heart. ✨ What have your kiddos taught you this week?
Happy Friday, friends!! Anyone else celebrating that you made it through the week... alive 🙌🥂 Any fun plans for the weekend??⠀
Now that the weather is absolutely gorgeous and the pool season is officially over I need some fresh ideas on what to do with these three crazies!! Our regular trips to the splash pad will no longer work 🤣⠀
We ordered more PAT pats in sooner than planned, because... apparently it’s a very big deal (done in a Gru voice). But seriously, we’ve been out of charcoal for awhile + lots have been asking for sage + black, so we have both of those coming as well!
Me: Hey buddy, do you know your name?
Weston: My name is 2!
Me: Well you’re 2 years old but your name is Weston.
Weston: Westie Westie [does little dance]
Me: So what is your name?
Weston: NAME. IS. 2. 😐
What. In the world. Does this baby want to be named...!? 🤷🏻♀️
Does anyone else feel like naming a human is the single most difficult task in the world?? All of our other boys basically came with names. We even knew Griffin’s name when Owen was only 6 weeks old. This time though... nothing. Not only that but we haven’t even had the time (or energy) to talk about it yet! Time is closing in quickly so hopefully at some point this sweet little boy gives us a hint or two as to what he would like to be called. 😉🤞🏻❤️
Someone celebrated three months by waking up to party at 3am and showing off her newly acquired rolling skills, though I’ll gladly take giggling over screaming at 3am any day 🖤 the days are passing too fast for this momma, she’s sleeping 9-12 hours straight at night, she’s loves watching big sister play, bedtime chats with daddy & spa days (baths) are her favorite. My sweet #BellamyGrae please stay a baby forever.