when your hubby is the one telling you how to “pose” for an insta photo 😂 the sign behind us says “did we just become best friends?” and @louishenrymusic
thought it would be hilarious if we got a photo of us shaking hands haha jokes on him 😉 he is my best friend ❤️ #kelseyandlouis #marryyourbestfriend
“Stay at home mom is still a job.” - Alison Brie
Even after your children begin school full time, your job as a SAHM doesn't get any easier.
As soon as you clock in, it's time to get them fed, ready for the day, and to the bus on time.
You return home to clean, do the laundry, go grocery shopping, handle the bills, or whatever else that needs to be dealt with that day.
Before you know it, the bus has returned and it's time to focus on them again. Dinner on the table. Prepping breakfast and lunch for the next day. Helping with homework. Making sure they get a shower and brush their teeth. Tucking them in at night before you crash yourself.
The days can be draining. Remember taking care of you is part of your job too.
Most of us have dreamed about winning the lottery, right? Unexpectedly being the lucky winner of more abundance than could have ever been imagined! Ahhh, the relief! Ahhh, the giddiness, the excitement, the pure delight, right??? That's what I've been feeling more and more of when it comes to the relationships I have in my life, particularly my marriage. Sure, my marriage is not always perfect. But simple moments, like the one yesterday, makes my eyes well up because I feel so blessed to have this man as my husband.
I've battled depression and anxiety; since about 11 or so. I've come a LONG way. I've done, and continue to do, SO.MUCH.WORK to address it. And though I have incredible emotional grit, I forget that I do have that inner strength from time to time. A version of “emotional amnesia,” as my friend Linda said to me today.
Recently, I fell into a familiar depressive slump. No-thing happened necessarily. A combination of career let downs, upsets, and struggles just caught up with me.
Luckily, hubz noticed the signs.
He sat me down, looked me in the eyes, and coaxed me to share what was heavy on my heart and mind. He dug deep to figure out what would help shift the dark space I was in. Movement, meditation, quality time and authentic conversation with loved ones is the secret formula to getting me back to my true self.
So, he made time to sit down and meditate with me last night. That's right, he set up space and held my hand while we meditated side-by-side for an hour yesterday evening.
Maybe that wouldn't be everyone's winning ticket, but for me, there could not be a more magical prize! He seriously BLOWS my f-ing mind with how he shows up for me. It's like I have to look down and check if I'm covered in millions of 4-leaf clovers or something! How the heck did I get so fortunate!?!? So, you tell me, my darlings, what has made YOU feel LUCKY recently? Because I hope you too can reflect on a simple moment in your life and realize that your version of winning the lottery may already have manifested in some form. Even when life feels dark, gloomy and messy, I hope that you can be grateful for some spark of fortune you've been given.
*Saying GOODNIGHT to Instagram because I love when my posts get randomly deleted 🙄 Let’s try this again*
Hello ALL! 👋🏼 I’m sorry I haven’t been as “active” as usual. This time of year is just so crazy and I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day anymore! Anyways, I spent all day in bed as I have strep throat 😭😫 Literally my worst nightmare during the height of the holiday season but unfortunately God didn’t bless me with the best immune system 🤷🏼♀️ I’m also missing my husband like CRAZY (military wives, I feel you) and it’s been pretty gut wrenching and painful the past few days/weeks/months without him. Christmas is his favorite holiday and it’s hard spending it without him! So, just know that I am still 100% committed to this blog and to all of you wonderful people in this community. I’ve just been taking some time “off” and trying to soak in the beauty of life before iPhones, instagram etc. I started to realize how much time I was spending on my phone and it baffled me 😧 but thank you for following along and for sticking around! I’m a firm believer in being very transparent and sharing my heart with you all...so, there ya go. P.S. I have some fun projects and collaborations coming up so stay tuned! (Hint: America runs on...🙈)
In other news, I’m going to get to see my husband in April! We are going to meet and travel for about two weeks. Here are some ideas we’ve narrowed down: Indonesia, South Africa, Morocco, Japan, UAE(Dubai). PLEASE comment below if you’ve visited any of the above or have any exotic and fun ideas!!! 💕
Here’s to the person who has been making me #smile
like this for almost two decades. Over the years, #marriage
has taught me how I want to be loved. But, more importantly, it has taught me how to make him feel loved.
Note: many tears have been shed as well. I just didn’t have a camera at that moment, because my hands were busy throwing a lamp in his direction 😂😂😂
#marryyourbestfriend #love #thehealingpoweroflove #smilingismyfavorite
I married my best friend that I met my freshman year of high school. We used to talk and dream about the things that are part of our day to day now. Being an eye doctor, having a classroom of my own, living in the same state let alone the same house, and having little blessings that we get to teach and love and encourage. Didn’t think we would have three quite yet, but God is good. .
It’s easy to get caught up in busy days and sleepless nights but I’m blessed to be able to look over and still see that guy I used to get in trouble for texting past ten o’clock on a school night 🤣 I am so thankful for everything this guy does and every sacrifice he makes for our family. Thanking God each day that He blessed me with the best friend 💕
happy 19th anniversary to the people who have taught me what true love looks like. my standards are impossibly high thanks to you two, and i wouldn't have it any other way. ❤️#marryyourbestfriend
For a man who got to live his passion everyday since he was 8 years old & then make a full-time living on it once he turned 18, I’ve never seen someone work as hard as he did to become the best. In spite of injuries, the mental strain and the nay-sayers that tried to keep him down, he always trusted in a God that had overcame it all. Now that he’s retired he pretty much fell into his next full-time passion of hunting & raising bucking bulls...and of course he’s working the hardest to be the best. I’m blessed that I get to be his partner in life and call him my best friend. Love ya babe! #mycowboy #marryyourbestfriend #coopedupcowboyswife
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Braids, puppies and real estate! It’s not to late to find a house before the end of the year! Taylor is your girl! Mainly bc she has perfect hair duh! ❤️🎄
Snow hit Charlotte December 9th, 2018. Snow also hit Charlotte December 9th, 2017 when the best dude I know asked me to be his wife! This officially scientifically proves that December 9th is the most magical day in history (until May 4th rolls around)
Confession: Someone once told my husband that they couldn’t believe he “got me” as a wife. Isn’t it crazy the things that come out of people’s mouths?
They say it joking.....but it actually crushed me, it made me so upset because I know it crushed him.
But let me be crystal clear.✨
👉🏼I am the lucky one.
This man loved me 55lbs heavier, depressed, and during all the lowest points in my life.
After what I would describe as the hardest and most difficult months of my adult life last month, It just proves that this man is the love of my life......and I’m thanking my lucky stars I GOT HIM.💕
Some people say, I’m not cut out for long distance relationships - it just isn’t for me. But I think maybe those people haven’t met the one worth waiting & traveling & fighting space & distance for. Just a theory. ☺️ Do you agree or disagree? Also, fun fact: Harrison & I never did life together in the same city before we got married. Some people say that’s not the best idea - but hey, I think it’s working out just fine. 😅 #longdistancerelationship #marryyourbestfriend
This beautiful hand-blown glass ornament came in from our wedding venue yesterday as a Christmas present. Things have been non-stop since our wedding day and sometimes it seems easy to forget that we are still technically newly weds -- coming up on only 3 months in another week or so. ♡♡♡ Huge thank you to @hub925
for making me take a moment to remember and for keeping us in your thoughts long after we've left your facility! ♡♡♡ Central Florida people, if you're looking for an amazing venue for any event, definitely take a look at @hub925
❤️ #2018 #newlyweds #husbandandwife #marriedlife #marryyourbestfriend #thiscrazylife #gettwistid #loveyourlife
Best decision I ever made was agreeing to marry him. Didn’t make a lick of sense at the time and I’ve taken him for granted more than I care to admit ... but he was then, is now, and probably always will be one of my biggest blessings. Also: he refuses to shave on vacation and it cracks me up 💛
Today was another perfect day with you. Sleeping in, breakfast, exploring, and holding your hand during a movie. I love you in our busy day to day life and I love you on special days like today. I have loved growing up with you and am loving growing old with you. Thanks for loving me, I love you. #highschoolsweethearts #marriage #marryyourbestfriend #younglovegrowingold