Our family is just the right mix of chaos & love (most of the time anyways).
And I think our photographer perfectly captured the balance.
Drip drip, it's coffee o'clock! Minum Es Kopi Susu Arabica dari Kopi Togo, sabi kali ya. Perpaduan 100% kopi arabica dan susu yang pure tanpa tambahan gula. Nih, ini baru namanya kopi! #SelaluOnTheGo
What’s the measure of happiness? 🥰😍
This little guy turns *5* in just a few short weeks 😮! With Thanksgiving around the corner, George is definitely one of the things I’m most thankful for. He’s showed us the true definition of family and has brought us all closer together. ❤️ Love this kid to pieces!
Camel herder + his camel 🐪💜
Life Motto: Give yourself permission to constantly reinvent yourself 🥰 Nothing in life is easy unless you shake shit up and take a risk or two! #wordstoliveby #mondaymotivation
Ashton came home with a certificate today for "excellent work focusing and staying on task". This might seem like a bit of a *meh* thing to get a certificate for, but for kids like Ashton, kids who have ADHD or other similar conditions, this is a MASSIVE effort. We were SO proud of him.
There's an argument which, perhaps validly, states that "kids get certificates too easily these days" or that "mediocrity is being rewarded so kids aren't learning what it's like to fail" or "awards are being handed out just for showing up". And yes, sometimes this might be the case. But more often than not, I believe it's just that we now have a better understanding that every child has a different point of achievement. What's easy for some is incredibly hard for others - and HELL YES this effort to get to that point should be celebrated!
The thing is, rewarding their efforts for what other kids "can just do" doesn't mean they aren't learning what it's like to fail.
Trust me - they know.
They get told every single day. Not always blatantly or outright, but subtley. "Hurry up, why are you always so slow" - fail. "You should be finished be now" - fail. "You'd get it if you just tried harder" - fail. "So-and-so always mucks around" - fail.
I'm not saying that parents or teachers or even other kids who say these things are awful people - I've said them myself on many an occasion. But when we stop and think about how much impact those words can have... Man. I would struggle if that was said to me every day.
So yes, we need to celebrate their achievements, big and "small". We need to let them know we're in their corner, that we're proud of them, that we recognise their efforts. It's our job to build them up, as much as we possibly can ❤️
Mix, match, and stack ✨ These sterling silver and gold fill rings are made in the USA! They're great for everyday wear and layer perfectly.
Spend your money on knowledge instead of things - it will last much longer than that pair of shoes or piece of home decoration! In October I subscribed for a beginners course in astronomy. Yesterday I had the 3rd class out of 5 and it is so much fun! Check my stories to learn a bit as well. What would you like to learn next?
السعاده التي تضهعا في جيوب الاخرين ستعود يوماً ل تختبئ في جيبك عندما تحزن 🌸👌🏽
A girl is always exciting about dressing up, wearing accessories to look good. And I am no different. 😅
一朵玫瑰被刺圍繞 也許它也渴望擁抱 -
Nikon D7200 / NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G
Ummm... how is Thanksgiving this week?! Wasn’t it just spring a few days ago? 😭
I’d say one of the best coffee in town. Would love to go back when I’m in #Manila
focal pt. workin’ it.
This post almost didn’t happen.
If we were having tea right now, I’d tell you that I’m very grateful for my health. Every time I walk though the sliding doors of the hospital to deal with a menagerie of human miseries that take the form of different illnesses, my spirit wilts a little. The amount of suffering concentrated in one place can be a little much to bear. I’m in no mental state to comment further on this as I just had a long day at work. Maybe we can talk more about this at a different time when I can express myself more coherently?
If we were having tea right now, I’d tell you for as long as I could remember, autumn has always been my favorite season. The cool air that is slightly accented with a sense of dignified loneliness both soothes and inspires me. To me, the glory of autumn is reflected in its golden richness that does not emanate the naivety of spring, the arrogance of summer, or the deteriorating spirit of winter; but of the calm wisdom and mature awareness of the dichotomy of life -- the possibilities and limitations, the push and pull, the give and take of living in this multidimensional and multifarious world... .
If we were having tea right now, I’d ask you about your day and hope that it was better than mine.
"Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence..." - the magnificent Paul Simon -
Autumnal afternoon by the fire. We are all set at the new place and suddenly I feel sadness and fatigue flaring up. Change. A much desired yet feared experience. Nevertheless, here I sit in the middle of the marshlands, absent minded going through some crocheting and trying not to kill the beauty of this moment by yet another abundance of thoughts. Life as it is part ... well, I've lost count of my existential ponderings long ago. Which I take is a good thing. Maybe, just maybe, I might start to live more from the heart and less from the mind. Almost fourteen years of academic existentialism and I seem to have been staring into the abyss more than anything else. Ah change, you and I haven't told our story just yet. Sending love x
I love you so much.
What would our day look like without you?
I can’t even imagine.
But, in the back of my head, I NEED to imagine it.
I have to remember you aren’t mine.
Foster care is so....unnatural. There isn’t another word that could describe it better. Love her like she is yours (because that’s what she deserves) and also, be ready to let her go when it’s time. That’s just not natural.
But, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll do it because you need me to.
I love you. I love you so much.
Lots of weddings lately! (I miss painting like this). This is the busiest season for all your wedding vendor/photographer friends... send lots of love, grace, kind gestures. Can’t wait to get back into painting in the stoood again.
“Leaves the 99” 36x60. Mixed media on canvas. This guy is a honker (+ he’s avail).
Today I attended a 1:1 workshop with @splendor_of_eden
✨ Brie has always been someone whose work I have greatly admired and been inspired by since starting @local.blooms.
I am so grateful I was able to learn from her and create along side of her today in her dreamy home with these gorgeous flowers! Her amazing advice and wisdom is still being absorbed and I think it will greatly help my growing business. Thank you Brie for the amazing experience!
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