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Last night was so fun! #hamiltonmusical lived up to the hype. Alexander Hamilton had such an interesting life story, one I wasn’t too familiar with. . It brought to light just how remarkably ONE person can impact history. There literally is not one person on 🌏 that isn’t capable of impacting someone. . I’m fascinated by how we are able to channel our passions and skills to make possible what has been laid in our hearts. . A very interesting and impactful person, years past Alexander’s death , was his wife Eliza. She started the first private orphanage located In NYC that is still operating TODAY! . No idea is too big if there is enough motivation and action behind it. . Give this life all you got! You are capable, you can #riseup ! . . . . #withboldintention #doit #youarecapable #liveyourlifenow
It’s a working, playing, surviving kind of day. Days like these are semi-stressful and go by SO SLOW! Why? I feel so busy, but yet time isn’t moving 🤷🏻‍♀️ • On days like today, I’ve recognized that I have to make margin to let go of other things so that I’m not manic by the end. • It looks like we are eating leftovers or something SUPER simple for dinner > and I’m good with that. Why add to the crazy trying to put together an amazing well balanced meal, haha. It’s all about a well BALANCED LIFE! • You can do it! If you are spread thin, force margin. Make something simple for yourself, give yourself a break (physical and mental). • You CAN conquer the day, your attitude, and your to-do list! 💪🏻 #makingmargin #productivitytips #balancedlifestyle #boldlyliving #withboldintention
Y’ALL! It’s FALL! • I’m LOVING ramping up for cooler weather (sweaters and leggings and boots are my jam) and the holidays! • Something about this time of year is just inspiring and hopeful. There’s a calm in the air that lingers and gives us (well at least for me) a chance to be more present, more restful, and more content. • This year I’m going to plan ahead specific activities I want to incorporate to make it more enjoyable and I hope to over time, being intentional about it, build traditions that warm my babies’ minds when they think back on their childhood. • It’s about leaving a legacy. And this DOESN’T require extravagance, only heart. • People remember more about what surrounded how they feel than actions they take or items they receive. • What are ways you enjoy the fall season? #itsfallyall
When you’ve used too many words, looked at your screen for too long, and don’t have the umph to keep plugging away > you may just feel like biting your lips. • My brain hurts and I’m feeling done with today. • Days like these....ooooh, brother! But here’s the deal, I’m going to rally. • Why? • Because as cheesy as it may be, I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. • I’m in control of my attitude, so like I said the other day...I’ve got to force a smile. I’ve got to make myself feel the way that I really want to feel. • I can be chipper and lighthearted and HAPPY! B/c in the grand scheme, I have SO MUCH MORE TO BE HAPPY OVER THAN SAD. 🙌🏻 • So, I’m going to truck along and not let this roadblock squelch me! • It’s all about perspective. Anybody else feelin’ me? #withboldintention
So we were all a little exhausted and out of it today coming off the heels of #hurricaneflorence . • Thankfully 🙏🏻 we did not suffer like others, our hearts go out and our prayers are lifted up for those who have been devastated. • Anyone else in a funk today? #mondaymood
#selfiesundays we are over here getting cabin fever to bunker down during #hurricaneflorence . • Grateful we don’t have near as much damage as other places, but we aren’t out of the woods just yet. • Being stuck together inside for a couple of days has been nice for my mama heart ❤️ all my peeps in one place for hours ✅ • If you’re new around here, I’m Emily. I blog @ boldpearls.com and my heart is to encourage others to live out their faith in Christ with BOLD intention. • I’m a multi passionate introvert, who actually loves making genuine connections 💕 • I hate Japanese food, love to laugh, and enjoy having random full out dance parties Beyoncé-style in my living room. • I’m obsessed with essential oils & researching various topics surrounding a clean lifestyle. #onelifetolive • Now your turn, what’s your favorite Sunday activity?
Self care, work care, family care. • All in a mom’s day! • Raise your hand if you work all those “care’s” into your day? And what does your self care look like? • #selfcare #momcare #withboldintention
So every generation has things that we have to manage/get over/deal with when it comes to raising our children. • Us (millennials) have stuff we should consider while parenting. • Checkout my recent post just about this so you can be prepared to raise babies despite our stuff. • Follow the link in my bio! • #boldmomhood #withboldintention
These two! • This is a picture that is foreshadowing, I’m sure of it! • I can’t explain how simply amazing it is to witness your babies growing. • The joy it brings is indescribable! • Every time I’m overcome with pure overflowing love, appreciation, and outrageous adoration of these two, I literally think > but He loves them even more 💕 • There is NOTHING that gives me more comfort than that. • God loves all of us more than we are capable of loving our own children! That’s all the assurance I need to walk this Earth. • He’s got this. #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention
To live #oola is to live with great balance. • There’s not a perfect balance, but it’s about keeping your priorities in check & not letting one area of your life become too inflated or deflated. • So the rub is to try & live a life that’s well-rounded in main areas such as faith, relationships, work, finances, etc. • The @oolaguru and @oolaseeker are super enjoyable to hear speak and their books are FANTATIC! I’ve read the oola balance and oola for women >> highly recommend both! • I got to write my #oolagoals and stick them on the infamous oola bus on the driver’s side b/c I intend to put God in the seat and follow His call on my life! • I’m on an oola tour, comment if you’re all about finding that balance! • #withboldintention #boldpearls
Looking out at National Harbor, a new place with new friends made me catch a tear in my eye b/c here’s the thing...life is SUCH A JOURNEY! • There have been SOOO MANY TIMES! I’ve felt like such a failure, like I wasn’t living up to my potential, or letting God down in some way. • The calling I have on my life has always felt bigger than my capabilities. • BUT HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS >>> it doesn’t matter what we are capable of or FEEL LIKE we are capable of >>> HE IS CAPABLE! • And what He created us for, WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED! • I REST IN THAT b/c He is showing me that as long as I trust in Him, those callings start coming full circle and all the dots begin to connect. • If you’re struggling with “your calling” “your purpose” “your success”, just keep living! Keep asking questions of yourself, keep doing what’s in front of you, & just DO IT! • God is so good and He never forsakes us! • #withboldintention #allforhisglory #boldfaithboldlife
Me and my best friend! • This @ergobaby is getting a lot of use lately 😉 • So excited to be #mombossing at the Elevate Conference this weekend in DC! • Feeling super thankful for this life! • What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?? #withboldintention
This is a lifesaver!!! • When I eat not so well 🤷🏻‍♀️, I take these to help my body get rid of the nasty, use the good, and move on! 🏃🏼‍♀️ • Help your gut = heal your bod • #boildlyliving #thankyouyoungliving #oilylifestyle
My favorite are candid shots of my babies 💕 • They capture life moments that I’ll treasure forever. • We get caught up in the mundane and often time don’t have the time to soak in how we’re feeling and the chance to let our brain really register moments so we can easily recall them 🕛 • If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 x’s “I don’t remember Banks when he was this small” 😢 • Time ticks by and only when we are intentional about being present do we get to have all the feels and take in what we’re doing. • Do your best to be present. Each day is such a gift and opportunity to feel all the great things about being alive. What a gift! • What did you do today no matter how big or small, what have you gratitude? Remember that. • #withboldintention #beintentional #livewell
NEW POST! • This one is all about being in the right mind frame to live an organic lifestyle & how EASY it is to accomplish! • Our bodies are bombarded and disrupted with ALL.THE.THINGS. we are in contact with and chose to use daily. • We can do better for ourselves b/c we deserve better for ourselves. • Fuel ⛽️ your body as best you can and watch how much your life changes. • Even our detergent alters our hormones 🙀 • Live #withboldintention and make a simple change 💕 • Drop an emoji for your favorite organic food! 🍎 • LINK IN BIO! #boldpearls #boildlyliving #howtoliveorganic #organicliving
Feeding me so I can #feedthepeople . • It’s hard to pull water (life) from a dry well. I have been devoted to making time every day to read The Word recently. Why? B/c it nourishes me and I’m able to be a better source of comfort for my babies and my husband. • My anxiety has been creeping into my days and I’ve been managing it with Christ’s help foremost. I know that when moments seems unstable, He is my stability and sanity. • Self care is paramount to staying productive and positive. We must know what gives our bodies rest & restart. On days I don’t feel like pouring out, I know I need to fill up. • Give yourself priority over other things so you are able to gain perspective, clarity, & joy! • How do you reset? Drop an emoji if you know you need to do this more 🙋🏻‍♀️ #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention #boldpearls
Have you heard the phrase “we are the sum of the people we spend most of our time with” • Well, I know FOR SURE Adam and I are definitely rubbed off on each other 🙃 • A priority in life should be to find that person or those people that support you unequivocally. • We are meant to do life with others, and it’s important to have relationships that bring light to you your life (not darkness). • Your geography isn’t even an issue anymore, you can find your tribe all over the world! • Make having a healthy support system in your life PRIORITY! #girltribe #workingtogether #withboldintention
My precious sweet baby doll cut her first ✌🏻 teeth today 😭😭😭 • I can’t believe how fast time passes! It feels like I was just adoring her in this moment as she smiled at me in the comfort and safety of my arms around her ☺️ • My days are packed with the push and pull of many different responsibilities in my life. And quiet often I feel rather frazzled. • There’s nothing I would change except for maybe having more time 😉 • I really try to be intentional with all my time and that’s not to say everything has to be super efficient. Listen, I’d be the first one to stay in my jammies and binge Netflix all day 🙋🏻‍♀️ if given the chance to not have to keep my babies alive all day 🙃 • Being intentional isn’t complicated, it just means to try and as much as you can, pause & process what you are doing, thinking, and feeling>>> and then take action accordingly. • It’s not a big scheme or complicated ideology. It’s just a check and balance system that keeps you moving forward and focused. • 🤘🏻 rock on and joyfully pursue each and every day! #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention
It’s been #nationalbreastfeedingweek and I shared most of our journey in my stories today. • • Breastfeeding 🤱 is a quick needed decision in a long line of many more in our lives as parents. • • My ultimate goal is to be a good parent and I wrote all about the one thing you need to do to be a good one. Follow the link in my bio to the newest post. And while you’re here, share your words of wisdom on what it takes to be a good parent in the comments below. #boldmomhood #withboldintention #boldpearls
There is NOTHING like the anticipation of your first baby coming into your world 😍😍 It’s the most raw, exciting, and inspiring feeling all at once, all day for months 💕 When you find something that gives you a fraction of that, grab hold of it & pursue the outcome like nothing else matters. Blind anticipation & fearless determination. Drop an emoji if you’re hustling for your dreams 🙋🏻‍♀️ #purposedriven #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention
Thinking, reading, writing, and dreaming. I spend time doing each of these every day & I like it that way. Life forces us to make decisions all day and some end well, and others become mistakes to learn from. There is no way to have one and not the other. The only way to get thru it all, is to GO THRU IT ALL. (Can I get a witness?) Just do the best you can each day. Be purposeful. And don’t plan on “I’ll do that tomorrow.” What’s your goals for the week? #withboldintention
This boy knows exactly how to get what he wants ☺️ he just has to give me that smile and say peeeaass 😍 I love 💕 being a mom and having this insanely deep love in my life. Motivation is a hard “thing” to maintain. Keeping focused on your “why” is CRITICAL! Your “why” should be detailed AND challenging BUT attainable. I find that best practice for me is to have my “why” written in the front of my planner and I read over it throughout my week when planning. What motivation hacks do you have? #withboldintention #motivationmonday
I read some pretty powerful words today, here’s the cliff notes 📝 version: God never intended for us to live life individually. Our lives are meant to be mingled with others. Simple evidence >> (1) He created a partner for Adam b/c He saw that it would be good for man (humankind) to live life with another person.(2)When God sent disciples to spread His word, more than one was sent. (3) He made procreation >> I mean that’s pretty much self-explanatory 😉 It takes at least two to tango 🙃 We glean the most from life when we are incorporating others in to it! Our ultimate purpose in life is to share God’s word and love>> how can we do that if we aren’t engaging with others? If you’re needing motivation, accountability, or support making a change >>> TELL SOMEBODY! You’re much more likely to be successful at making an impactful difference when walking thru it with a confidant! Whose your person?
Sitting, reading, enjoying a warm drink >> just a few of my favorite things. Recharging is IMPERATIVE! We can’t simply keep going and going and going like the #energizerbunny . Self care is IMPORTANT CARE! Do things that give you life & if you don’t know what those are >> FIGURE IT OJT! There’s your homework for the night, brainstorm, plan time, and NO EXCUSES! What’s your re-charge activity? (Mine are in the comments)
Walking into my thirties has been sweet. I’ve been able to reflect and think about this life that I’m so thankful for. Isn’t life crazy, messy, hard, miraculous, & BEAUTIFUL?! What did you come to realize at thirty? #boldlyliving #withboldintention
Roses 🌹 are so beautiful. They’re so bold. It seems as though they have something to say. Colors that grab attention, but thorns to keep it at bay. Closed up, but then blossom with care and love. Sturdy with leaves and strong stems, but soft with delicate petals. They mimic many characteristics of a well-rounded person. A metaphor perhaps. Live boldly, but in good measure. Be compassionate (soft), yet strong. Have something you stand for and are crazy passionate about, but keep it together. There’s something to really see in everything God created, and isn’t that just wonderful.... 💕🌹💕🌹💕🌹 #withboldintention #livebold
Lately, this is every picture of me ☺️ Toting one of my babies & although at times it can be semi-annoying (just being honest 🤷🏻‍♀️ b/c working with one arm down is tiring!), I’ve never been more present in my life and what a 🎁 that is! No matter what season of life you are in >> time alludes us. We find ourselves harping on the past, wishing for the future, and making plans for the possibilities. But, let me challenge you, 🛑 always planning out ahead, dreaming for “it” to be over, or contemplating why something led up to this point in time. Sure, we go thru hard times and nobody wants to stay in those, but as you’ve heard times before, there is a reason! Don’t always dream for the “could be” or “should be” & betting on what the future may hold. Sure, being hopeful is great and making plans/steps towards a certain future point is part of life and great motivation, BUT don’t get so caught up in the dream that you can’t enjoy the now. It doesn’t matter what you have or don’t have >> you can always want for more. Be present. Live NOW b/c that’s where you actually are. Don’t let time slip thru your fingers each day b/c you don’t belong there in your mind. Live each day the best you can, so you will have lived for something every moment you’ve had the chance to! 💕💕
We can be so hard on ourselves when our desires, goals, & timelines don’t converge as we think they should. I believe the BIGGEST motivation is to envision what your life would be like IF __________. As in think about the details >> what EXACTLY would your day look like. If you can imagine how life would be different if you intentionally set out to make “it” happen, you’re going to work that much more efficiently to reach that lifestyle. I know the calling I have on my heart to help others, & the ideas I believe will put that desire in motion. Now, it’s up to me to work towards it. God put the mission on your heart and vision in your mind, meditate on it & step forward in faith! Tag a friend who could use some pep in their step! #withboldintention #boldfaithboldlife #boldpearls #makingmoves
Self-care is IMPORTANT! And, yes, this includes diet and exercise BUT it’s so much more than that. It should include hobbies, exciting challenges, & passion pursuits. Feed your body and mind by using your skills, talents, & curiosities to promote self development. We are should never sit idle. Even if things are “perfect”, they could be more perfect. (Perfect doesn’t exist though 😉) Push yourself b/c with God’s guidance and His capability >> your purpose can truly be utilized! What’s a self-care action you’re taking today?
So my first born was celebrated today, the big ✌🏻. He rode trains, splashed in water, slide down slides, rode carousels, ate 🍕 (which is a big treat 😉), licked icing off cupcakes and homemade 🍦, gave hugs, received kisses, took approx 100000 pics, loved on family & friends, opened thoughtful gifts,shared his new presents with his sister, & crushed mommy and daddy’s heart once again. ❤️ Lord, we are so thankful for our precious son. How humbled we are to have so much love in our lives. We owe it all to You & are forever grateful. 💕💕 #boldfaithboldlife #boldpearls #boldlyliving #withboldintention #choochootrain #choochooimtwo
I love my boy. Until I had children of my own >> life was special, but then it became significant 💕💕 . . . . . . #legacy #withboldintention #boldmomhood
This little sweet pea is turning ✌🏻soon and I can’t believe how fast these two years have passed! #momlifeisthebest Each day he learns so much and watching life thru his eyes is truly life-giving. Today, I was just a mom. And I don’t say “just” to insinuate I was being “less than”, no I mean quite the opposite. I was just a mom, focused on my babies and being appreciative for the chance I had to love on them and meet their needs. What’s interesting to think about is the fact that we were ALL little babies once, born to love and require as much as possible back. We all smiled, cooed, & gazed at those we knew as mom with utter adoration. I’m so thankful to have these babies to love 💕 & meet their gazes right back. #boldmomhood #withboldintention #boldpearls #twoyearsold
I cannot believe this #manbun sporting baby is going to #twoyearsold soon! 😭😭 AND This sweet giggly girl is #6monthsold ! This #mamaheart is feeling so sentimental today. I can’t believe how slow the days can be, but how fast the months go by. No matter what phase in life you may be in, I think we can all agree that adulthood is a major #timesuck . I feel like the older I get, the faster I tick thru one more year of life. Turning thirty is right around the corner for me #yikes & it’s a major perspective shift! Age is just a number BUT it’s also a reminder of what we have done so far and what we still want to do. What age had a huge impact on you? . . . . #withboldintention #boldlyliving #boldmomhood #boldpearls
New post is up & my hope is that it will be an encouragement to you and looking at those we may overlook otherwise. Tell me, have you been like the lady in the van and how'd did it go? . . . . . . . . . #boldfaithboldlife #boldpearls #newpost #lifestyleblogger #lifecoach #Christianlifecoach #withboldintention #bebold #livingforhim #encouragementgallery #inhisname #soulscripts #workingforhim #
Sometimes we get complacent. We use the excuse that we are waiting on God to reveal His plan for us. Basically, we are wanting to make a move risk-free & weren’t content when “nothing” is happening b/c that means it’s just not God’s will right now. God may very well say not right now, but He certainly is not planning for us to sit idle. He longs to work WITH US for the sake of our relationship WITH HIM. Like the old saying goes, God can direct a moving object. Don’t fall into complacency, what a tragedy for moments you’ve been given. Tell us, If you had 4 FREE hours in your day to do anything, how would you use them?
Life is such an incredible journey. We can easily be overcome by the norms of everyday life that we can’t see the impact or difference we can make. God can make mountains move just from our simple ideas 💡& dreams. Don’t believe that you are too small to do big things! Do you agree?
Shameless #momselfie Smiling big b/c I had some moments of perspective today that have given so much energy and happiness ☺️ One thing in life can be seen in many different ways & it’s how we observe, process, and respond that makes the difference. People can find excuses for literally everything, but here is the #truth - don’t fear failure >> be afraid of not having the chance. Take each day, and make something good happen. It doesn’t have to be big, in fact it can be as simple as smiling at someone. Each day (hour, minute, second) is a chance. A chance to live this life fully, without fear. God is our Father & no matter what we are going thru He will take care of it. Don’t be afraid, be confident & assured. I’m smiling today b/c I have the chance. The chance to do good. To be present, and be intentional. Live #withboldintention ! #boldpearls #boldfaithboldlife #perspective #motivatedonthate
So I may be smiling in this pic, but this wasn’t from today 🤤 • Today was just a more challenging one that included a crying video message to my hubs. • Some days are just 🤷🏻‍♀️ & that’s normal. That’s life. • I’ve come to realize more than once, that leaning into the chaos instead of fighting it is 👌🏻 • We aren’t going to be 💯 all the time. And that’s part of the deal, this flesh that we walk in every day. • Days like this can derail us, but they don’t define us. We can rise above and move past the crazy. • Stay focused on the big picture in the throws of overwhelm. Some times it’s just a little does of perspective that can pull us out of the pit. • Live with BOLD intention! #boldpearls #withboldintention #pushpastthepain
#FLASHBACKFRIDAY My baby girl was born right before Christmas and what a real life miracle she is☺️😍 • Everyday I’m in awe at how my life is playing out, how my expectations are shifting, and how my dreams have transformed. • Personal growth is a constant output of waking up each day. Every day, God is pruning us and opening/closing doors, windows, & any other gateways. • Ultimately, we are God’s warriors! We get to wake each day and get to work shedding light and love to those in need. • How are you soldiering today? #godsplan #godsplan #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention #boldpearls
Sometimes just putting on pretty jewelry for the day, gives you a little more confidence ☺️ • I’ve noticed that on days when I’m just being a #SAHM or #WAHM , it feels really good to get ready. Sure, there are days I stay in my jammies (you know this if you watch my stories 🙈) and leave my face bare BUT the days I get ready, I literally feel better! • We all have little motivators, what’s your’s? #boldpearls #withboldintention #motivate
Do you feel overwhelmed and overtired? 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’ve been there too. It’s hard when you’re in that cycle to break out of such a funk. Not feeling settled or in the “right spot”, there’s a reason for that uneasiness. It just means that there are bigger plans on the horizon. There’s more to come b/c you haven’t hit your stride and that stirring? ...it comes from Christ. He’s nudging you, even in the slightest way. Be patient, be receptive, and DON’T BE DISCOURAGED! He’s timing is perfect and He will NEVER FORSAKE YOU. • Rest in his faithfulness. #boldfaithboldlife #boldpearls #withboldintention
Royal 👑 Wedding Day 👑 My wedding day was definitely one of the ABSOLUTE BEST DAYS EVER! What did you think of the whole sha-bang? (Her dress, hair, the prince, anything interesting you noticed) Share what you thought 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 #royalwedding #weddingday 💍 #boldmarriage
There have been many times I’ve cried out to God , “what am I supposed to be doing right now?!” • Life is hard! And a large aspect of how we feel hinges on whether our days are being spent purposefully. • Boredom. Confusion. Unsettled. Drudgery. Passionless. Restless. • These words described what it feels like to be unfulfilled with daily life & being in this state is miserable! • But you don’t have to stay in that place. God has a purpose for your unique skills + abilities! That’s the good news. • We all have different paths + timelines for what He works together, we must remain faithful and focused on His promises. • Checkout my latest post (link in bio) to read how you can handle getting unstuck. • There’s even a free journal guide to kickstart your booty! 😉 #withboldintention #boldpearls #findyourcalljng
Because who doesn’t love a bold rug against beautiful hardwoods?! • ? for the day, have you been deemed or deem yourself an “old soul”? • #introvert #extrovert #oldsouls #withboldintention #boldpearls
This past weekend, I had the best time with my family! We went out of town to my favorite place & I got uninterrupted time with my 💕 and babies. • If you watched my IG stories yesterday, I mentioned that a phrase I had heard that “parents only go on vacation so their kids have fun memories” was SO TRUE! • Adam and I were completely exhausted when we got back home. We had fun, but it was work with two babes not being in our normal place, pace, or routine. • I say all that to say this, although we were weary and mentally drained, we enjoyed every minute. We started making plans for our next vacation and came up with ideas for what would make our vacay times smoother #liveandlearn . • Children are hard. Raising human beings who are innately unique and autonomous is no easy feat! But dang is it rewarding! • It’s the greatest oxymoron of life and that’s b/c we grow just as much as they do. It’s the best and hardest, the most enjoyable and the most aggravating, the most natural and unnatural journey, the biggest accomplishment and some of the biggest failures. It’s all of it, all the time. • I love my babies and I’m so thankful to be a mother. This picture is funny b/c Adam and I loved eating at this fancy restaurant and even took Banks with us right before little miss was born. It was pretty easy with him and he even ate bone marrow tater tots 🤷🏻‍♀️😂, so we thought we’d take both babies for lunch on Mother’s day. • They were closed. And in my heart, I knew we were testing our luck 😂. So I sat down and got a pic anyways 🤷🏻‍♀️. • Our itineraries may not be the same and what we feel is fun, isn’t really going to work when the kiddos are in tow. But we get to experience things like running in the grass at a park again, carrying on conversations about simple mundane objects b/c they are blowing our babies’ minds, and watching the loves of our lives try things for the first time - and that’s more fun than anything. #boldmomhood #withboldintention #boldpearls
This past weekend, I had the best time with my family! We went out of town to my favorite place & I got uninterrupted time with my 💕 and babies. • If you watched my IG stories yesterday, I mentioned that a phrase I had heard that “parents only go on vacation so their kids have fun memories” was SO TRUE! • Adam and I were completely exhausted when we got back home. We had fun, but it was work with two babes not being in our normal place, pace, or routine. • I say all that to say this, although we were weary and mentally drained, we enjoyed every minute. We started making plans for our next vacation and came up with ideas for what would make our vacay times smoother #liveandlearn . • Children are hard. Raising human beings who are innately unique and autonomous is no easy feat! But dang is it rewarding! • It’s the greatest oxymoron of life and that’s b/c we grow just as much as they do. It’s the best and hardest, the most enjoyable and the most aggravating, the most natural and unnatural journey, the biggest accomplishment and some of the biggest failures. It’s all of it, all the time. • I love my babies and I’m so thankful to be a mother. This picture is funny b/c Adam and I loved eating at this fancy restaurant and even took Banks with us right before little miss was born. It was pretty easy with him and he even ate bone marrow tater tots 🤷🏻‍♀️😂, so we thought we’d take both babies for lunch on Mother’s day. • It was closed. And in my heart, I knew we were testing our luck 😂. So I sat down and got a pic anyways 🤷🏻‍♀️. • Our itineraries may not be the same and what we feel is fun, isn’t really going to work when the kiddos are in tow. But we get to experience things like running in the grass at a park again, carrying on conversations about simple mundane objects b/c they are blowing our babies’ minds, and watching the loves of our lives try things for the first time - and that’s more fun than anything. #boldmomhood #withboldintention #boldpearls
Journaling, reading, & planning are three of my favorite things to do when I get a quiet still moment. • My traveler’s notebook is my favorite place for my planner and journal books b/c it keeps all my dreams and aspirations close to my take action schedule. • I believe God puts desires in our hearts to help us stay ambitious. Staying present in the what needs to happen now, but moving forward in the hopes of what’s to come. • What are you planning for? Are you trying to grow and develop? #whatsyourplan #withboldintention #boldpearls
You know those places that just give you that “I’m living my best life” feeling? • That’s Asheville for me & even more specific, this store. #desirant • I love being with my people, exploring...it’s life! • Thankful for this day. This sunshine. These loves that I’m sharing today with 💕. Thank you Lord. • Where do you live your best life? #mountainviews #livingmybestlife #instafam #boldmomhood #boldpearls
Posted this on my oily account @boildlyliving but couldn’t resist sharing here. • Who loves #succulents 🙋🏻‍♀️? • These are so pretty & the water pale my mom surprised me with 😍 this morning. • I can’t get enough of them 💕💕 • They’re beauty is simple and their strength is mighty. 💪🏻 it’s a simple example of God’s love for us. Its not mired or conditional, it’s constant and never wavering & oh, so mighty! • I love you Lord and all your creations. Do you agree? #boldfaithboldlove #withboldintention #boldpearls
Sometimes you just want a taste 🤣🤣🤣 This pic makes me smile for obvious reasons but also because I can already picture what life with these two may be like thru the years. Banks buzzing around, talking everyone’s ear off and making us laugh. Edi sitting back chillin 😎 and offering thoughtful advice. I can’t believe I get to share life with two more beautiful souls. Marrying their dad was the first best thing that happened to me, and they’ve been the next ones. Every day we have the opportunity to love hard, be intentional, & feel joy. 💕💕 #withboldintention #boldmomhood #boldpearls
Wine making is an art. It takes SO MUCH attention to detail. The PH of the soil has to be just right, the type of vine has to be perfectly matched to thrive in the terrain, the leaves/buds have to be trimmed perfectly on time, and even the weather has to perform just so. (& that’s just the tip of the iceberg) • There are many great analogies between wine making and how God works in our lives. • Every detail matters & is specifically crafted to create a larger picture. • We are so fortunate to have a Father that loves us to the point of finitely working every. single. part. of our lives together. • What are the “pressure points” of our life right now? What can you see He May be working on? #boldfaithboldlife #withboldintention #boldpearls
My arms full with my babies fills my heart and brings a different kind of purpose to my life 💕 • Our roles in life shift, morph, and shape our character and daily walks in MANY ways. • Finding our way in life is a continual journey b/c our ideals, hobbies, interests, & circumstances are ever changing. • To help you focus on the right here, right now, ask yourself: If your current circumstances were part of God’s plan to develop you as a person, what would you say He is up to? #boldfaithboldlife #boldmomhood #withboldintention #boldpearls
God presents us with MANY options a.k.a. FREE WILL • We have all the tools we need, namely, Him to live this life. • As the saying goes, we’ve got windows and doors 🚪 presented to us constantly. • And no matter our choice, He’s got a plan for that one. • Seek His guidance and live this life with BOLD INTENTION! It’s one shot, make it count! #withboldintention #boldpearls #livewithboldintention
How are you living? • You have one shot. • Rise up to the challenge. Chase your dreams. Make it happen. • #withboldintention #boldfaithboldlife #boldpearls
Instead of #selfiesunday , I’m doing #thisismethursday • I look tired most days with bags under my eyes, crazy hair that’s falling out with the speed of light (#postpartumjourney ), and sore arms and back. • The bags are from sacrificing my own needs for my babies’, the hair I don’t mind b/c it’s just another reminder I got to experience the miracle of life + fixing it is over rated, and the soreness just reminds me that I’ve held my children when they’ve needed me. • I’m thankful today for a healthy body to get me thru the day. I may not always treat it great or wish parts of it were better, but ultimately, I’m grateful. • This is me. A mom. #boldmomhood #boldpearls #withboldintention