Caught mid-explanation of how to take the photograph properly. I am blessed with my hardworking Instagram husband, but we're still working on angles over here. #winsomelosesome #instagramhusband
“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them.” C.S.Lewis.
It would be so lovely if both my budget and metabolism could afford to start every morning like this, with maple bacon and creme brulee and oreo and peanut butter and jelly. #donuts
Personal skills mastered but not limited to: wrangling, wrestling, carrying, bouncing, singing, rocking, changing, pushing, juggling. #momlife
Very rarely do I get to view a service from this angle. Every once in a while it’s great to not lead from the stage but serve behind the scenes. #sundayseat
2 Tips I learned from #marycassatt
I'd love to know, what's the hidden dream in your heart? Tag a friend who needs encouragement!!💖
So majestic, and also wondering how in the heck the earliest locals kept their babies from falling off the edge.
What an exhilarating, wondrous, sometimes cold, and adventurous Fall Break! #linkinbio
Chilly? No problem, grab a large child to keep you warm.
Somone in the house broke a vase tonight and decided to cover it up with a blanket vs cleaning it up..... Maybe they didn’t have time or didn’t want to feel bad about breaking something that someone else loves. Maybe they thought they’d just wait til later, hope no one noticed. Fix it or throw it out later when life wasn’t screaming from every angle for their attention...Isn’t that just like life? So much easier to cover everything up and ignore it. Wait til later. Act like all is well and that nothing is shattered into a million pieces. Thankful for grace that sometimes sees someone else’s mess and even though it’s not their own, even though it’s not the mess they made, they choose to clean it up. To cover the mistake with grace. To feel the relief that you are t the only one that messes up and breaks things. To make it an easier load for someone else that feels like they just can’t do the hard work yet. #grace #beautyinthecommon #lifelesson #carryeachothersburdens
Sometimes your crazy decisions take you to beautiful places. Like picking up hay last night on a damp, misty evening. Breathe in, breathe out, savor the beauty in this moment. And try to get the hay home without the tarp blowing off in the rain. #beautyinthecommon #midlifecrisisgoats #livingthedream
Can’t wait to get back from Nashville and play with these two again. Hopefully by then I have kicked this cold.
We had a fun lil stroll through the Botanical Gardens this afternoon 🌵Leo was extremely perplexed by the butterflies.
My sweet friend, @itsswillee
sent me these socks when I was going through a particularly hard time during grad school. I love them, because they are a constant reminder that I am stronger than I feel. Lately, the news has been really hard to stomach, and my newsfeed seems like a constant war zone. Taking some time today to reflect on beauty in the chaos, and to pause in gratitude for the many people who are fighting for the things they so deeply believe in. Stopping by to say: you got this. New post on the blog, reflecting on finding beauty in the brokenness. #projectblessed #bissisterhood #beautyinthecommon #lifetothefullest #makeitreal #makeitfull #makeitlovely #bethechange
"What I discovered, in the most reassuring way, is that the part of me that was born to be a mother naturally lifted up the parts of me that were too tired, too selfish, too overwhelmed. The part of myself that was destined all along to sustain and love this little boy gently and fiercely transformed me into a woman that thinks of others and loves others." Happy Sunday, friends! 💙🌵
Perk of adulthood: having pancakes for every meal on a Saturday. Because, well, I am in the adult authority in this situation.
Marry someone who looks at you like Garrett looks at his fedora and leftover donuts.