We’re at 31 weeks! She has been moving around a lot lately and is the size of a coconut. 🥥 .
Dex = Instagram ... Reed = Reality 😹🤦🏾♀️
Holiday Monday’s call for 📺 and 🍕 ... plus Costco, cooking, and sorting laundry. I think I need to rethink my “relaxing” days off 🤔
Remember when I shared with you guys that my sweet friend made these earrings with her own two hands?! Well she recently opened her Etsy shop and now you guys can shop all of her jewelry 😍⠀
I love these earrings because I have sensitive ears and these don’t irritate my ears at all! Shannon makes one of a kind jewelry so you won’t find other people with the same pieces as you! Ive already received so many compliments on this pair and I’ll definitely be snagging more! I’ve shared a few sets of earrings she’s made and has available in her shop in my stories- go check it out!⠀
Shannon is based out of the Seattle area and I think shopping local is the best! Supporting small businesses is freaking amazing! And women supporting women is badass! Can I get an Amen?! 🙌🏾⠀
Give her a follow @witchesandwolvesden
and shop all the pretty things via the link in her bio! Free shipping on all U.S. orders 🎉
Hashtag not sponsored!
If I could wear this dress everyday I would. 🌿 #cjlagirls
Monday’s are always better with coffee!⠀
Presidents’ Day, one of those weird days we don’t all get to stay home from work! I’m working today but hoping to get off a little early. HBU? Back at it or did you get to sleep in?!
“In the thick of it” ever heard of that phrase? When I first did it literally went in one ear and right out the other. I was as naive as they come. Of course I didn’t have the first clue about motherhood. I was 22 when I had my first child. 9 months previous I had very heavily considered divorce. God had other plans & I wasn’t sure what they were but, I was hopeful because He placed Shiloh in my womb right “in the thick of it.” Fast forward, I’ve got two kids under my wing. Our house was physically making us sick from carbon monoxide poisoning. We had no idea that’s why we were nauseous & had headaches constantly but, when we finally moved out we were told we should not be alive due to the levels of carbon monoxide measured FROM THE SIDEWALK two weeks later. 😳 The sidewalk people! We were ”in the thick of it” God spared us from being poisoned for months on end. It was a long journey to regain proper health but -WOW is God GOOD!!
Now we are on our 4th child & as much as I want to say I’m doing awesome, I’m actually realizing that I struggle with being pregnant & limited. Sounds extremely selfish considering I’m so blessed to be in the position I’m in. But it’s my struggle & I’m learning to grow through it. I often look forward to the future when I’m not carrying a baby in my stomach while struggling to not feel every ache & pain that comes along with it. I am growing “in the thick of it” & I’m pretty darn proud that I’m even able to admit that i struggle with these feelings because even just doing that is progress. For me, it’s a daily choice to wake up & be grateful for this tiny human. A daily choice to have patience with my other three girls. A daily choice to love my husband through all of my nonsense expectations. A daily choice to deny myself so I can truly become myself. The version of Sadie I was intended to be from the beginning. •
So right now- in the thick of it, choose to see that there are areas you will struggle with but one day you won’t & you can look back & see how much you grew- in the thick of it.
Keep you chin up babes- we are all growing 🌸 #cjlagirls #yourbrokennessiswelcomehere #strugglebusturnedupsidedown #beautyfromashes
2nd cup of coffee kind of Monday ☕️ Curtis is sick with strep & a high fever, I woke up with a sore throat, & we missed Chrison’s bus this morning.. meaning, rushing to get both of the kids to school by 9am was fun 😅 But that’s nothing a little online shopping can’t fix #presidentsdaysale
Such an amazing Ladies night! Went and saw Aladdin at ASU Gammage. It did not disappoint! So good, the Genie was my favorite for sure 💙 🧞♂️ .
What’s your favorite Disney movie?! 🎥
Sharing this in case you’re going through a season where you might be faking a smile more than a genuine one in pics... and in life. The Laura on the left knows that all too well.
Flash forward to today where I genuinely want to choose joy. Am I perfect in my decisions? Of course not! There’s a lot of stuff out there trying to hold me back.
But I realized I was only a linguistic switch from choosing a life I deserved, and not settling for one that I was just “willing to put up with.” It was all in how I spoke to myself.
That’s why my brain now explodes with self development every chance I get. If I focus on the terrible things going on, guess what, my attitude and demeanor will be sucky. If I focus on positivity and things I’m grateful for, I will always be abundant in joy.
You don’t have to do life alone girlfriend. If you’re wanting a more positive community, genuine girlfriends who totally have your back, a fresh outlook on health and fitness, and more joy, just show some love or reach out and I’ll share about what’s working for me and my gals. 💕#choosejoytribe
Hope you all had a happy Sunday! 🌼
still in shock that yesterday was my bridal shower & i become a wife in 34 short days!! so much fun being loved on by the wonderful women in my life! // also..this chair is to DIE for.😍😍 my friends know me too well. thanks @britt_degroot
for throwing me the most lovely & beautiful shower!🌿 y’all are the best!
it looks a little different these days.
One more date night appreciation post because time together is just so good and so necessary! #cjlagirls
Happy Sunday friends! This morning my hunny preached the message at @alc.pnw
He spoke vulnerably about the storms of this life. Regardless of what our house is built on the storms are coming. In those storms we have to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and listen as God speaks in the thunder.⠀
Such a great message and an even greater man! If you want to watch the message check out @alc.pnw
page later today!⠀
P.S. my sweet Portland tee and jacket are from my all time fave @carlyjeanlosangeles
and they have a killer sale going through Monday! #cjlagirls
Raise your hand if you just ran five miles for the first time in forever and are fully unaware that in two hours you won’t be able to go up steps without crying. 🤚🏼🤚🏼🤚🏼🤚🏼🤚🏼 My runner gals feel me right?! 🤣
Is there anything cuter than baby butts? Happy Sunday!
We came. We bowled. Noah ate chicken nuggets 😂 🎳
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes.5:16-18 #grateful #cjlagirls
Moms just want to look put together and be extra comfy too 💁🏼♀️ Happy Sunday! 🌞
Today is a running-errands-and-grabbing-groceries-in-a-comfy-outfit kind of day. I’m going to make some easy chicken tacos today and then taco soup later this week, but I’m drawing a blank on what else to make. 🌮 99% of my meals are Mexican. 😂🇲🇽 I looove me some Mexican grub, but I need some other ideas before @zebrew
finds out that all I make is Mexican food. 🙈
What are your go-to meals? #simplyrachelscloset
Shhh. It’s someone’s 45th birthday tomorrow and he doesn’t want anyone to know about it...so you didn’t hear this from me! Obviously, whatever you do tomorrow, do not wish this person a “Happy Birthday” at church, or bring him a gift, or inundate him with message and text notifications!
#shhh #tellmeallyoursecrets #lovehim #illpayforthislater #cjlagirls
If there’s a photo booth...it’s where you’ll find us 😉💗👑💋😂 32 years of silly & embarrassing photos and were just adding to the collection 😍 #cjlagirls
Happy 29th Birthday to me!!!!
I have ONE more year to "explore". I am incredibly thankful for my twenties. I learned my likes and dislikes. I experienced EVERY emotion known to earthlingkind. I had my first love...and my last love ( maybe they're the same?). And I TRULY found myself. I have never been more confident... Or happier than I am now. I continue to learn new things about myself and I strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday. BUT I can honestly say that I look forward to growing up and growing older because I LOVE who I share my life with and what the future holds.
#20s #cjlagirls #loveyourself
One of the things on my 2019 dream board was a date night every month.
I know it might seem like it’s something that should be automatic, kind of like last year when I had “read the entire Bible” on my board, but gosh y’all...life happens.
Kids get sick. Work needs overtime hours. There are obligations, responsibilities and other things that fight for our time.
But I just like reading my Bible last year, I have never, not once regretted making time for him. I have to be intentional about it because it is a deposit made into our relationship. There are more than enough things making withdrawals for sure...we need to make sure to keep the balance positive 💗
So however you need to put your partner at the top of the list, I encourage you to do it: dream board, planner, scheduled dates...it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you do.
Here’s to a year filled with laughter, time away, refocusing, and remembering where it all started 💕
“Born to be wild” I tell myself... as I change into stretchy pants at 7 pm and proceed to binge watch The Office while finishing homework.
Thankful for a slower weekend around here! Any Netflix recommendations?! Date night in with popcorn and a movie on the couch sounds 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼. (Also, the way Sully looks at this balloon (swipe!)!🥰💓)
Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle or end!! 👊🏻⠀⠀
That comparison game is gonna get you every time. ⠀⠀
It’s gonna set you back, paralyze you, make you think you aren’t worthy or undeserving. It’s gonna rob you of the JOY you are meant to have. ⠀⠀
So right now... are you:⠀⠀
🔹Non stop scrolling social media looking at everyone else instead or just doing you?⠀⠀
🔹Are you paralyzed by the magnitude of your personal goals that you haven’t even started yet?⠀⠀
🔹Are you self sabotaging yourself by buying foods you know tempt you?⠀⠀
🔹Are you telling yourself a narrative of, why will it be different this time. I have never succeeded before?⠀⠀
🔹I could never do what you do- you have a big following already or you are at your goal weight or I can’t be public on social media. ⠀⠀
👉🏻👉🏻Those are all lies you are telling yourself because you are afraid of success or maybe afraid of failure. Whatever you are afraid of, whatever you are telling yourself about why you haven’t started yet! It’s time to recognize those stories, toss them in the trash and let’s start walking our own path. ⠀⠀
Challenge- stop the scroll!! Do you first!! ⠀⠀
Do your workout, do your personal development and set your intentions for the day. ⠀
This is your journey and you get to write the chapters of your life... so what is today’s story going to be!?! ⠀⠀
Let’s make it one of “taking the first steps”⠀⠀
Xo Happy Saturday! ⠀
Stories today felt like a hot mess 😂🤷🏼♀️ Buuutttt I always want to be transparent and real with you guys, and let’s be honest, that’s my life 99% of the time 🤪 Plus I tried a super fun new lip color I just had to show you guys! It’s the perfect in between color for Valentine’s Day! Layering LipSense is so fun!! Swipe left to see the colors I used!! 💃🏼🥰 #girlfriendlipsense #appleciderlipsense #rosegoldglittershadowsense #cjlagirls #cjlatagmail
gimme allllll the cozy sweaters & wintery feels.✨🎄 #cjlagirls
A mini fall-themed capsule for this Thanksgiving weekend! 🍁 Off to the Beaver Lake hills I go! #simplyrachelscloset