80 ft tall and 35 years old, the first noble fir was celebrated and taken to the White House today for Christmas.The girls signed the truck carrying the tree and had fun watching a helicopter fly Father Christmas in🌲
I super adore sibling shots 😍 How cute are these two??
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This little clan just welcomed a new baby boy 💗🤗 So happy for them!!!! I shot these a few weeks ago and the colours have me swooning- their love and happiness though takes the cake 💁🏻♀️
If your kids can’t have fun at their family sessions, then what’s the point. This is real life!! ✨❤️
My favorite from last year! Same mail day different angle 🤣🙌🏻
Just a popping by to remind you that you that laugh lines mean memories made, that messy hair is ok, and that your babies have never looked at you as anything less than perfect. Shine on, mama!
“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” - Mother Teresa
These words!!!! 😭 OUR hands and feet, that’s all He needs! Our obedience... Our “yes” to His “will you go?” 🖤
Is there something that’s been whispered in your ear? A “will you go?” ... Are you listening? Or do you keep pushing it to the back of the line, too busy with your life, not “ready” to go because of this or that. When is the right time exactly? Will there ever be a perfect time? Eventually, time runs out and the “will you go’s” won’t be there anymore...
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✨“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”✨
"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love."
-Mildred B. Vermont
I don’t think I can even explain how much fun we had shopping today. I wanted to get Ellie out of the house, so we did some early Christmas shopping and goodness she just made the afternoon full of fun and happiness. I didn’t have the best morning and came home in a little bit of a grumpy mood (right @huskergymnast
🙈), and this little miss turned that all around as soon as I saw her.
This isn’t her most flattering picture, but this is her favorite face to make for photos right now, and I want/need this photo here to remind me of happiness so one day I can reflect on this lovely day we spent together.
And yes, she will be getting the pink rug for Christmas ☺️💗
I had so much fun taking a few snap shots at my best friends son's t-ball game last week! Ryker is truly the sweetest little boy, with one heck of a throw! ⚾ He definitely has a soft spot in my heart! .
I absolutely love this shot of him & his dad practicing. It's cherished moments like these that we hang onto forever as parents... 💙
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have three girls? Hint: this is a hint
Toy Story puppet shows! I love it when they play together. We are huge Toy Story fans, and cannot wait for Toy Story 4! Fun Fact: that Woody doll Andrew is playing with was mine when I was his age. I loved that thing so much, and I’m so happy to see my own little boy (who told me he does not want to go by “Andy” when I told him Andy is short for Andrew 😂) having just as much fun with him as I did.
I’ll just leave this right here ❤️
Beautiful evening in Disneyland California.
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My oh myyyyyyy have these girls grown up since our first beach trip! Had to add just one of the old days so keep scrolling to see what we all looked like as babies.
Twinkle, twinkle little star... do you know how loved you are? 💫
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17 months with my littlest babe ✨
Last week we celebrated Martinmas with our annual Lantern Walk. ⠀⠀
Nestled between the exhale of Fall and the inhale of Winter, Waldorf schools gather to feast and honor St. Martin, the patron saint of beggars and outcasts. ⠀⠀
St. Martin was a Roman soldier who came across a beggar in France on a cold, dark night. He cut his cloak in two with his sword and gave half to the shivering beggar. ⠀⠀
To celebrate, the children make their own lanterns. As darkness settles, we walk and sing to carry light and warmth into the cold of the coming Winter. ⠀⠀
It’s a reminder to share with those in need, and is symbolic of allowing our inner lights to shine bright through the darkness. As nature slumbers, we remain inwardly awake and radiate our warmth back into the world.
And so we walked and sang, the path ahead and the path behind illuminated by glowing lanterns. It was the same day that fire devastated the beautiful mountain town of Paradise, where my stepmom’s family lives. Where my cousin lost his home. Where my three aunts’ homes were miraculously spared, and yet they have all lost their lifelong community. ⠀⠀
It could not be more fitting that we were walking our school’s property, which was narrowly saved in last year’s Lilac fire.
In the spirit of St Martin, I have donated to #ParadiseStrong
Fire Relief through the Rotary Club of Paradise. 100% of donations go to those in need. If you feel called to do the same, you can find the link in my bio!
#chasingthelight #livemoremagic #martinmas #consciousparenting
We are mostly moved into our new home and I’m so thankful to be here & that the hard part is over. And so happy that Liam has adjusted well so far (for most part) to this very big change. This morning Liam & I pulled out our Christmas decorations, watched Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and then played with his farm while the snow fell outside💙.
Melbourne Spring 🙌🏼👌🏼.
These bathers are officially the Bear Cubs new uniform! Dubbed the “Rainbow Pants”.. they’re to be worn over top all other pants, on their own and especially to bed as pjs 😂 (I’m heading back to @cottononkids
today to buy them the matching rashies, because heck, we need to complete this cutie little uniform properly!).