This girl is my trigger, I'm still trying to work out what shes trying to teach me tho.
Finally got around to tackling this project! Our spices✨! For those of you who know me I L O V E organization and let me tell you the spice cabinet has been killing me. Swipe to see it➡️ it was terrible to wrestle all of the spice containers and trying to see what we had was a joke. So happy with how these little hobby lobby containers worked out! Now just need to label the lids! They’re so cute I almost don’t want to put them back in the cabinet!
Do you see that wood spoon that looks a little scorched 🙈 I’m definitely still getting used to having a gas stove haha
Our family has been going through a ton of trials lately. If you’ve been following our story for long, you’ll have seen what we have felt comfortable enough to share...that only scratches the surface.
Our theme has been “are we being peacemakers”? •
Peacemakers aren’t silent, they’re not non controversial, actually quite the opposite. If you look at peacemakers throughout history they had serious backlash. Jesus even said following him would turn brother against brother, father against son. •
Society doesn’t like peacemakers...I mean we like the IDEA but when we come across those who are truly peacemakers, they rub us wrong because they make us feel uncomfortable. Change is a good thing and we’re just program to not like change. 🤷🏼♀️
Peacemakers are not without trials. They learn to persevere. They keep their eyes on the goal. They lay down their own life for their brothers and sisters, family and friends, for the next generation. Change in the more peaceful direction for humanity is more important than personal feelings. •
I’m so thankful for Doctor Martin Luther King Jr’s example of perseverance for peace and equality. •
Fun fact: He would be the same age as Barbara Walters and Anne Frank if he were still alive today. •
#familysojournproject #fulltimefamily #perseverance #sojourn #fulltimerv #makethemostofit #adventure #homeiswhereyouparkit #wanderlust #theadventureisreal #noroots #rvlife #livinonaprayer #journey #homeonwheels #exploremore #pnw #getoutside #mlk #mlkday #peacemaker
Mexico city is so colorful!! 🤗🇲🇽❤ Everywhere you look, there are murals, flowers, and artists. Such a cool city!! #CDMX #México #street #flowers
🇬🇧 Our kids love the snow. Even in the freezing temperatures, they spend hours outdoors in search of new adventures.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🇩🇪 Unser Kinder lieben den Schnee. Selbst bei den eiskalten Temperaturen sind sie stundenlang draußen auf der Suche nach neuen Abenteuern.
This newborn thing is like walking through a beautiful fog where my expectations and reality keep missing each other. I've become really great at doing things with one hand, but terrible at responding to texts and messages. My showers are efficient, but my clothes are usually dirty. I've also cancelled more plans in the last 3 weeks than in all of 2018... Oh, did I mention the snuggles?! Unreal. Like a warm hug from Heaven. .
I forgot so much of what this is actually all about...the sweet and the messy. But one thing is glaringly obvious...it will pass. It will be gone forever, just a memory as foggy as it was while I was walking through it.
Breathing it in.
#4thtrimester #newborn #newbabyboy #newbornboy #momlife #3weekspostpartum #3weeksold #fulltimefamily #baby #babyspam #babiesofinstagram #babyboy
NEW Video GO WATCH!!!! I take the gear out in the snow/rain. I talk about a few things.
Reunited & it feels so good!
Did everyone get to see the super cool super blood moon last night? Since we were on the West Coast, we were able to let the kids stay up to see it, and it felt pretty good outside so we enjoyed it for a while!
Today is a travel day for us! We’re headed to San Diego for 10 days. We will be staying at the Thousand Trails in Jamul, which is about 25 min inland from the beach. +
We know that cell signal is is scarce out there, so on week days we plan on heading into the city and doing work and school at one of the many libraries San Diego has to offer. After we get what we need to get done each day, we will start checking fun things off our list! +
What should we add to our San Diego fun list??
So much to do!
I haven’t talked much lately about our market building remodel (mostly because we haven’t been working on it 🤷🏼♀️) but now that the storms have let up and the holidays are over we’re slowly starting on our mile long “to do list”.
Let me tell you, this is gonna take some time people 😆 Why does remodeling always seems so much easier on paper? Oh, I know why. It’s because there’s only two of us and we don’t have a film and production crew following us around or a nice fat budget!
What we do have are some wonderful, neighbors and friends who help us when they can with things we just aren’t great at 🙏🏻
So, it’s slow going over here but our goal is to be using the building by this summer...sometime. That’s all I’ll commit to!
We are preparing for our next trip which is to the Phoenix area as well as a four day trip just Sean and I up to Sedona! We are so excited! Sean and I will be married 10 years in March and have never taken a vacation just the two of us for anything other than visiting family. It will be nice to stay at a spa, sleep in, and relax. I’m really looking forward to it. Also, Bailey’s 9th birthday will be right before we go so we will celebrate that there too! It will be a great trip!
Intentionally finding joy in the mundane this week. In a sink full of dishes that means we have food to eat and many mouths to fill. In letting the kids go loose with craft supplies because the process matters, not the results. In sweeping the floor for the zillionth time because the kids have spent all day playing outside and tracking in dirt. In straightening the pile of shoes by the door because they won’t always be there. In brushing hair, feeding babies, changing diapers, cleaning bathrooms, running errands, cooking meals. All these things that fill our days as mommas but that at face value don’t have much reward and not much thanks is given.
In all these things, all these moments...joy can abound...gladness not based on our circumstances or surroundings. Praying for patience and joy over frustration and resentment today & everyday.
We have a 4 year old in the house again! This girl gets so excited to have the day completely about her and likes to get recognized as boss. 🤣
Love you little Lexi. Praying for time to slow down so I can keep you little forever.
Crescent Womb is made with a breathable mesh center 🌬 to mimic a mother’s embrace while eliminating the risk of suffocation. How many times does your little one try and flip on their tummy while sleeping?
Hanging out (literally) in CDMX and helping new business partners get started!! 👐🏼 Working from anywhere 🇲🇽 is AWESOME!! 😃 Are you ready to join us?! #CDMX #changeyourlife #thisisyoursign
Anyone else feeling this 𝒸𝓇𝒶𝓏𝓎 energy after that powerful moon last night?
"There is electricity in the moon; a pulse, a magic, an energy, a bewitching enchantment unlike anything else. The moon controls our tides and effects our body."
We're back home and settling into the day. I'll be easing into routine again this week with loads of self-care, but next week we're about to hit the ground running. ✨
This house isn't going to paint and repair itself in preparation for going on the market! And with the babe in the way, I want to get everything out of the way that we can before (ᔕᑭOIᒪEᖇ ᗩᒪEᖇT: if you missed our gender reveal, go check it out!) he makes his arrival.
Give me your best #downsizing
tips, books, etc. ✨
#bestofbothworlds #oneofeachplease #24weekspregnant
When your hustling like there’s no tomorrow and need a little reward ❤️ How do you reward yourself for your hard work?
Are you thriving in motherhood yet? Do you feel alive and enjoying it? I mean everyone has those moments, life isn't easy every second or season but in general do you feel like you are thriving?
I can't say I am yet. But I do feel like the little engine that could. Like a little chug-a-chugga, chug-a-chugga is starting to move and gain momentum in motherhood. And I will celebrate that! 🎉 Coming out of postpartum depression will do that to ya! I'm excited for the now and future. .
If you honestly feel like your are thriving at motherhood, what is something that has helped you keep your sanity? Tell me. Tell us! Please and thank you. ❤️
Hey there, I’m Emily. Have we met?
I’m 34 years old and the curator of this little slice of the ‘gram. I’m the crazy one that had the idea of selling everything and living on the road. 🚌
The only make-up I wear is for the brows and I wouldn’t mind getting them microbladed so they’re just how I want them all the time. I never used dry shampoo until this past summer and now I can go 2 weeks easy without a proper hair washing. I give my kids hair cuts and recently gave myself a haircut. It was a proud moment for me.
I am a 4 on the enneagram and discovered this when I was in Nashville with some girlfriends and told them I immediately needed to go back home and change since I was wearing a similar outfit to 1/2 the ladies in the store we were in. Being unique is key to me being happy.
So, who are you? How did you find me? Any questions for me? I’m glad you are here and I truly love to interact. The ‘gram is my virtual front door and it’s always open. 💕
Enjoying that Brighton sunset. Who lives here and KNOWS?? 🌅
I crossed something else off of my 100 Goal Challenge List!
So, if you have been paying attention to my IG-stories, you may have seen me post about a goal I was about to cross off my list. I had asked you to guess what you thought it'd be! ◽
So, the goal that I ✅ off of my 100 Goal Challenge list was to eat at the 'Dark Table' restaurant, in Vancouver, British Columbia. I ate a surprise 3-course meal-no idea what it was going to be-in a completely pitch black room. I don't know if you've heard of it - but let me tell you about it: ▫ It is a restaurant started by man who is blind, & it's staffed with all blind servers/waitresses.
▫ Inside the restaurant it is pitch black.
▫ You can order a surprise course of the meal, or 2 courses, or all 3. We did all 3.
▫ To find your way to your table, you must place your hands on the shoulders of your server, & let them guide you through the restaurant to your table.
▫ Your server very carefully describes things in detail, unlike what you'd ever experience anywhere else (i.e. where your fork is, where they are setting down your glass of water, or when and where they are setting the new course of the meal, on the table).
▫ Sitting in pitch black to eat, in a public place, is an experience unlike any other. You lose all sense of sight, so your other senses are heightened. Food tastes more intense, because you're solely relying on your other senses.
▫ Your mind plays tricks on you as your eyes adjust to the total darkness. At least mine did. I kept seeing flashes of light, that weren't there. No one else saw them. ▫ Food feels so weird by the touch (with your fingers), when you have no idea what is on your plate. It's also incredibly challenging to use even your fork, & especially your knife, because you have no idea what (or if) you're cutting. When you go to put food in your mouth each time, you have zero idea what it will be, other than the fact that you can slightly identify what it might be by how easily your fork went through the food.
▫ Sitting and eating, talking, & existing in total darkness for 2 hours really allows you to imagine what being blind really truly feels like. (the whole point!)
So glad I got to do it!!
✈️ Spend time with visiting family ✔️
🐷 Take Selfie with a Baby Pig ✔️
😴 Sleep in. (Maybe tomorrow) 🙏🏼
We hope your weekend has been just as sweet!🤗
How easy it is to be "deep": all you have to do is let yourself sink into your own flaws. [E.M. Cioran] ••• Inhale/exhale ... now ponder those words ✌🏼️✌🏼✌🏼 I try to be real on the regular. I like to write in depth when the emotions are so strong I feel like they have to be released. This quote hit home with me. I can be deep because I am familiar with my struggles. I don't try to hide what tries to consume me, I air it out in hopes to inspire someone who may feel the same way. We are hardly ever alone in our struggles, it just feels that way because most people don't share their demons. I'm not most people.
But I’ve recently been convicted of another perspective ... not all of my stories are my stories ... they’re our stories and they deserve discretion. I have a lot of things I want to write about but they may never see the light of day because it’s just not fair. But our kids deserve that, they deserve a respect of space that is sacred and it’s our job as parents to show discernment and set those boundaries.
Self preservation is no longer just about self once little hearts beat with yours.
You know the heat has been turned off while you were away when your olive oil looks like this 😬
We had a great weekend of making our TV more like a home! Renovation is fun but the details are what gets my heart turning. Stay tuned for lots of things to be shared this week!
Blew our transmission in buckeye Arizona. Our RV life is complete as we had our first ever night in a parking lot. The Starbucks folks were absolutely the best to us. Nothing makes us appreciate the tiny box as a night with the slides in. Back up and running thanks to a lot of support. Thanks to everyone who helped us on our journey this year.
#boxlife #funlife #mehlife #thesekidsmakeitallworthit #rvliving #fulltimefamily