Thankful for this “Job”. I came across this on Kate’s blog years ago and found it again and it’s so true! 🙌🏼 so I’m sharing it here ....... “My final request to all who read this blog: love. Love your babies, your husbands, mothers, sisters. Love each day like it’s your last. All you mamas out there, you have been entrusted with the precious gift of a human life who depends on you. Enjoy your gift. Breathe in the scent of your child’s hair, breath. Let them cook with you and make a mess of the kitchen. Play hide and seek with them, build sand castles with them, take them on picnics, read to them! Listen to them, value and respect them, never shame them. Your words they will carry with them their whole life and you have the power to give them wings or stunt their growth. Motherhood can be tough but it’s worth it. It can be exhausting, boring, tedious, but never for long. You blink and they’re grown. It has been my honor and privilege to love Daisy these last 8 years. I’m thankful for every minute; the joyful and the terrible alike.” ✨kate merrick ✨
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Let's Take A Vote | Would you say that you have more of a green thumb? Or are you more of a kill every plant in sight kind of girl??? •
Well, I'm the second one! And so is Codi, so we got together and found some that actually have a chance living in our homes! We teamed up with @mintergardening and they set us up!! •
Go check out our blogs to find 7 easy to care for indoor plants that you can't even kill 🌱And trust us we've had them for several weeks now and they're still growing strong • link in my profile for more. Photo | @creativewifeandjoyfulworker#greenthumb#indoorplants
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It’s summer already. And my kids are creating magical moments in this magical sun every evening. I’ve taken my camera into the backyard every evening this week when the sun gets like this. 💗 day 50: pink #mbljourney2018
9 hours ago374
I have two of the best kitchen helpers (and taste-testers)! We love baking together, and chocolate chip cookies are our go-to dessert recipe.
On With Boys in Tow today we shared 4 of our best kept chocolate chip cookie secrets + a link to our favorite recipe. 🍪🍪🍪
He’ll miss this seat.. I’m sure of it. But we’re ready and cannot wait to meet her!
AND this cooler LA weather is 👌🏼 #32weeks
9 hours ago182
After forgetting my ID, getting a pat down, missing our flight, dropping my wallet in vomit, and wrestling two napless toddlers in an airport for 5hrs, we FINALLY got to Sanford, FL . Awesome right? Nope. We were actually on our way to Palm Harbor, 2+ hours away from Sanford. Fortunately for us though , we have THE BEST FAM ever. My uncle and cousin graciously picked us up and got us there in the wee hours of the morning. #foreverthankful 😭🙌🏻❤️ When we woke up we went straight back to the airport to get our luggage (because it’s not as dumb as us and actually got on the correct flight) BUT, KY DID WIN in the midst of the mess and we finished today on a good note with a gorgeous beach sunset. Here’s to hoping that the rest of vacation is a little less stressful than getting here. #nocomment#ifyouhaventbeenabletoreachme#nowyouknow#rollinwiththepunches#imjustnowabletotalkaboutthis#reallife
9 hours ago6155
I folded a pile of laundry today that had been sitting on a chair for four days. So naturally it will take me four more days to put away... or until people start running out of underwear (Sullivan Smith I'm looking at you🙄). We've also been studying parts of a flower and deciduous trees in homeschool this week since the almond orchards surrounding our house are exploding in blooms. And also now I know what deciduous means. And if you still want to hear all about our homeschool curriculum after that confession, I'll have a full blog post up for you next week😉🌸. #lifegivingsquares
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|our crazy adventurous 3&4 year old babes killing it at ifly today 🤙🏽| #nofear
9 hours ago488
This is how you turn a 2 year old into a princess... 😬
Seriously, look it up. I don’t make the rules.
9 hours ago4075
Calm, cool and collected. Except that when my husband showed me this, I laughed, because the reality of this hot mess morning was the opposite. Picture this exact same scene (minus coffee) and instead my arms are just full of stuff and I’m trying to get her to hold my hand and walk like 20 feet without a tantrum cause the ground is too wet for her liking 🙄 then the handicap button doesn’t work to open the door and she doesn’t think she wants her jacket on even though it’s a nice, balmy 20 degrees out. How does anyone do anything with two babies? 😆
10 hours ago497
I am a mother of two boys. Some days are great, some days are not. Some days I cook full balanced dinners and some weeks we eat take out five days in a row. I google parenting advice more often than I’d like to admit. Sometimes I wear a bangin’ red lipstick and conquer my day, other days my hair is filled with so much dry shampoo I’m scared to move fast and have a white dust cloud emit from my head. Then everyone will know the mess that is my life.
Motherhood is not all hard nor is it all perfect. It’s a weird balancing act of keeping it together one moment and then losing your shit the next. It’s about some days doing educational activities with your kids in the morning and by nighttime, they’ve gone mental, you throw them into bed early and hide in your pantry stuffing your face with chocolate you’ve hidden from your family. It’s called balance. And it’s an act mothers do best. 🙌🏼 #honestmotherhood
✨The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart ✨
10 hours ago582
Baby Mia is almost 4 months old, so naturally I posted her 3 month update on the blog earlier this week. (Link in profile) The short of it is this: she’s physically strong, incredibly sweet, and thankfully very easy going. I don’t understand how almost 4 months can feel like a lifetime, and I don’t know how we ever lived without her. ❤️ (although I do remember it being a bit easier in the “keeping Nathan entertained” category 😂)
10 hours ago495
I’ve spent the last few months learning all about fly fishing from this guy. And this week I finally got to see him in action. I’ve always been fascinated by the sport, but little did I know it is more than a sport, it is a true art form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a rhythm and style to fly fishing, and there’s something infinitely serene about the practice. The more you learn about the art, the more you see how it is wrapped up in a true passion for nature, conservation, and protecting the habitats of beautiful species of native fish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I loved getting to watch it for the first time and I can’t wait for the next adventure.
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We were out delivering valentines today (I like I’m a week and a half late but don’t tell my kids 🤦🏼♀️), and Noah fell asleep on the way home at 4pm after fighting a nap all day. And Jesse fought a nap all the way home and screamed instead. So when I woke Noah up at home I had two screaming boys who both wanted my lap. And I only have one lap. After fighting It for a while, we all went outside with bubbles and everyone was happier. *
My friend @candeelawrence sent me this quote today and I’m pretty sure i need to figure out how to tattoo it on the inside of my eyelids: “You are not defined by your day, your performance, or your mood. You are allowed imperfections, "off" days and bad days. It's okay. Every minute is another chance and a fresh start if you choose to see it that way.” #mytoyoslittles
10 hours ago966
Here’s ian telling me that he can totally skate, but still doesn’t know the proper way to stop😂 I gave him my professional opinion and told him to use my method of falling on your bum to stop. Works every time!😋
10 hours ago140
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -Saint Catherine of Siena
🔥 🔥 🔥
Tomorrow this kid turns 🤚🏼 and I’m being super low-key about it (NOT). <#linkinbio >>
10 hours ago6210
Who doesn’t love photo booths!?
10 hours ago354
Sometimes there will be chapters in life where you make the best of friends and the memories you make with those friends will last a lifetime! But you change, or they change or both and time goes by. But the memories will always be there. I used to think friends were friends for life but I’m realizing that’s only the case for a very few select people in your life. The rest just like to vacation in your life for a bit then find a new spot to go. #vacationisover#friendsforkeeps