Our new friend, Rosie, just got a haircut, and she’s pretty dog-on cute if you ask me! ❤️🐾❤️ @amandabkern
In the last few weeks, I have found myself reflecting on the past year and all that has unfolded in my life.
✨ January of 2018 - I quit my job, ended relationships that no longer served me and moved from Connecticut to Florida with nothing but a few suitcases in tow. I remember sitting on the plane, staring out the window into the clouds and thinking to myself... “Okay, I did it. I broke free. NOW WHAT?”
Honestly, I didn’t have a plan. I had no idea of what was to come. I just knew that this was the first step. So in that moment, terrified, yet calm, I made the conscious decision to trust in spirit, go with the flow, and follow my heart.
And let me tell you - it was one of the wildest, craziest, spirit driven years I have ever had.
I learned many lessons - some that were harder than others. I fell on my face more than few times. I cried, a lot. But I got back up, and kept going - never once forgetting the promise I made to myself to trust in spirit, go with the flow, and follow my heart.
✨ January of 2019 paints a much different picture. I woke up this morning in the arms of the man I love with everything that I am, happy, and in complete awe of all the moments that lead me to where I am today. I look back and smile - at every tear, at every lesson, and I see how everything happens for a reason.
So wherever you are right now in life - know that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Let things unfold the way they are meant too. Look at obstacles as lessons, and go with the flow. Trust that spirit will take you EXACTLY where you are meant to be, EXACTLY when you are meant to be there.
This was more like a fast hike, and a serious stabilizing muscle work out for me. To steal a phrase from the TARC board, it was “creme brûlée running” - breaking through the thin, crispy top layer and sinking into the smushy, soft underlayer. I was able to pick up what looked like a snow mobile trail for a mile-ish in there, which made life much easier ☺️
I’ve wussed out on my outdoor runs the past 2 days (because I had fabulous indoor options) but I really did want to try a run in the snow before it got washed away tomorrow.
And it was beautiful! Very struggly, for me at least, but very beautiful. I’m not usually a fan of running in spikes, but it was squishy enough that it didn’t really bother me.
And now, commence extensive stretching session.
The last few weeks have been tough for this little guy. Playing with legos or something at all has been difficult. The advantage has been to find peace in our house and appreciate it and those we have around us. The children learn to take root instead of being restless.
Now the lego can be played with and we look forward to better days. But we have also learned to take it easy and take root, and we will take it further.
He cares for us and we shall be quiet.
Dei siste vekene har vore tøffe for denne vesle fyren. Å leike med lego eller noko i det hele tatt har vore vanskeleg. Fordelen har vore å finne roen i huset vårt og sette pris på det og dei me har rundt oss. Barna lærer å slå rot i staden for å være rastlause.
Nå kan legoen leikes med og me ser fram til betre dagar. Men me har óg lært å ta det roleg og slå rot, som me vil ta med oss vidare.
Han har omsorg for oss og me skal væra stille.
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Whiskey Waylon Wednesday. Tee➕ Jeans available online and at our location
🌟Happy Hump Day everyone! Just wanted to let you know that the beloved Astris Necklace got a little upgrade! Now it’s available with your choice of stainless steel chain. Seven different chain styles to choose from!!🌟
Golden glow of the arctic 😊 the sun this time shines extra bright, at least for us, and it's always well worth braving the cold to see it 😍🐾🌞
🌟Happy Hump Day everyone! Just a few more days till the weekend so stay focused and you can relax in just a few days. Just wanted to let you know that the beloved Astris Necklace got a little upgrade! Now it’s available with your choice of stainless steel chain. Seven different chain styles to choose from!!🌟
Good Morning Mama's! Welcome to our page. Our journey to homeschool began this year, in October. I knew in my heart for a long time that while our two older boys were enrolled in two different schools, it wasn't right for us. It didn't fit my parenting style nor give them the nourishment I craved for them. I watched my oldest child be dissected for needing more stimulation even while enrolled in an 'advanced school' and was standing against the other school for my Kindergartener already missing too many days of school - traveling is something we do, and something that is so important for them to experience, we knew we would be leaving more and as much as we got an opportunity to do - so right around the same time I knew it was time. I had flirted around with the idea for almost a year, watching the Mama's of @wildandfree.co
, yearning for my children to experience their childhood so stout, that when they are older, they can still taste the Summertime's and smell the Fall's that brought them into the amazing kids I know they are meant to be. I finally unenrolled them from their schools and felt a massive weight shift and a sense of calm and peace that I had missed with my own children. They were mine again. No more parent teacher meetings telling me what was 'wrong' with my child or getting emails or texts over my child acting indeed...like a child. A true freedom from society that I can never fall back into. So thankful for a certain friend who helped open my eyes to our true calling and help us find our tribe. You know who you are. I love you. Here I hope to share our journey, their growth as well as mine and again thanks for being here! .
#wildandfree #wildandfreechildren #homeschool #unschooling
Quick shout out to @cleanlinesurf
for being the BEST SURF SHOP ON THE PLANET! The customer service is amazing and the handwritten letters, mixed in with candy, stickers and fun gifts make #cleanlinesurf
orders just as exciting to open as gifts on Christmas morning! You guys are so rad, thank you!!
The king with his wife.
African lions faces alot of Challenges:
Humans are pushing African lions out of their habitats.
This cat’s populations are steadily decreasing in the wild. In just two decades, Africa’s population has decreased 43 percent and it is estimated that as few as 23,000 remain. One of the main causes is the alarming rate at which they are losing their habitats due to expanding human populations and the resulting growth of agriculture, settlements, and roads.
Human-wildlife conflict is also a major threat to lions.
Due to habitat loss, lions are being forced into closer quarters with humans. This, coupled with decrease in their natural prey, causes them to attack livestock. In turn, farmers oftentimes retaliate and kill these majestic big cats.
They are hunted by humans.
Lions are being killed in rituals of bravery, as hunting trophies, and for their perceived medicinal and magical powers.
Info credits goes to www.awf.org you can donate to them on their website as they are doing a great job to conserve wildlife in africa.
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You don’t have a good lens on your camera? No problem, we can help you with our binoculars 😀 We like the new „photo look“ a lot and got really close to the cheetah brothers feasting on a wildebeest kill.
Had a long conversation about heaven with the girls this morning (HIGHLY recommend reading King of the Golden City with your under-10 kids) and they were most concerned about whether there will be woods to explore, which is a pretty accurate picture of our life right now.
So they decided that there will be woods full of fallen trees to climb on but no branches will scratch them, no brambles will catch them, and there will be NO poison ivy. The fact that that's their idea of heaven is basically my favorite 😊
#wildandfreechildren #wildandfree #charlottemason #homeschooling #charlottemasonirl
I forget the cute captions that come to mind but still want to capture the few moments of chubby hands and cheeks that he still carries. They’re almost gone. I was going to mention the renegade or the free range or the wild but those terms don’t suffice. There’s so much more. These are the moments when I’m glad to have a camera to capture the remnants of childhood still remaining. #childhoodunplugged #williamsfamilyhomefront #wildandfree