There’s just something magical about Christmas lights 🎄 Huge and ornate or simple and classic, they’re all smile-inducing. Do you have a favorite light-display that you’ve been to or even visit every year??
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Every once in awhile we love staying at KOA campgrounds. They can be expensive, but some of them are so fun! We have this lovely lemon tree on our site here in Tucson. We all love this KOA (as much as the San Diego KOA) and sometimes find it hard to leave. This site has a really good barbecue restaurant and an amazing heated pool. We can’t stay her forever though...
Nine days until Colorado!
So anxiety isn’t something many people talk about, especially if they suffer from it themselves.🙋♀️ #Guilty
But the thing is, it comes in all forms, all levels and all triggers.
Mine was full blown 1000% today. And I knew it was coming. Started yesterday actually in anticipation of my pre-op appt this morning. I’ve told you before I’m a big baby and I really am.😢
So my heart raced through my chest, I was shaking, couldn’t catch my breath and as the Doc is terrifying me with the details...I had to lay down. Seriously. I felt like I was going to pass out. And the nausea didn’t help.🥴
My point is, it’s gets the best of us and even though I KNOW I need this and I KNOW it will make everything better....the process still sucks.👎🏻
Just another spin off my post from yesterday about how it’s all Hard...but we CAN do hard. (Even if we (me) cry like a baby the whole way through.) #WeCanDoHardThings 😘
Living in the van is completely different than using it for weekend trips and vacations. Still adjusting to this lifestyle, but it’s starting to feel like home! I am not a real “gift” person, but my dear friend @catmccracken stained some of my favorite photos onto wood for my birthday, and it brought me to tears when I first saw them. So happy to have them all on display. Can’t forget to mention the perfect van-sized calendar from @savags7.. and @shonnie88 just gave me a small heater that works perfectly for the van’s electrical system. So thankful!!
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Kauai, Hawaii 🏝 Is this island on your bucketlist? 👇
Photo by: @chrisburkard
♥️Happy birthday to the best friend that anyone could ever ask for!! Every good memory, every stage of life you been there. Since we was little girls you have been a voice that’s poured into me and encouraged me more then you’ll ever know. I’ll always thank God for making us best friends I would of lost it without you a lot of times lol so proud of you and where the lord has took you it’s been beautiful to watch you grow and become the mighty women of god you now are I’m excited to see what else he has in store!! You have reached so many thru you’re ministry I know what you have sown in my own life alone, would be enough for God to reap back to you in 7 fold♥️ love you so much. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop lol happy birthday bestie!! #HappyCamper#Marda
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Lily messed up my nails #dopowder#dopowder and Tracy gave me a scar with her bad self #idoEyebrowGoodForYOU uhnn uhnnn yeaaaa right! But I went back to forgive and CORRECT the mess. Okay I’m done with my rant! 😂😂😂😂 it’s all good now! They handled it very well 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 #HappyCamper
Thank you to all the wonderful humans in my life who’ve helped make my 25th year so special, and a massive hug to all these ladies who made the celebration of my 26th so incredible! #happycamper#fulloflove
You guys know what we’re talking about? One co-counsellor had a stash in the most ridiculous place: Rec Hall bathroom in a birds nest in the rafters... anyone want to reveal your crazy stash locations?
We’ve had such a beautiful time here in Key West and I’m feeling quite thankful that Brie and I get to travel along with Mike while he works. We wrapped two weekends around the work week and succeeded in spending some quality time together. 🙌🏼🏝🛶
If you missed our stories last week, you can check them out on our profile under Key West 2018..
My friends, I want to share something personal. We have been paying attention to our feelings of stress that go along with the holidays and, for us, it hasn’t been the “most wonderful time of the year” for the last few years. Commercialism, materialism, excess, debt and stress have us questioning why we keep such traditions like Christmas. (And we’re Christians!🤷🏻♀️) We have been in a season of minimalism which to us means, the promotion of things we most value, and the removal of the things that distracts us. We have been on a journey of parting with possessions that we don’t need and that take up unnecessary space in our home but more importantly, that clutter, also takes up space in our minds and hearts. We have come to understand that our focus has been more on making that perfect meal or buying that perfect gift, and at the end of the day, we have a living room full of “stuff” that we have to find a new place for in our home. Not to mention, we are left completely exhausted trying to keep up with it all. So instead of putting up a tree, and collecting presents, we are collecting moments and being present. Instead of sending cards and gifts, we are sending up prayers for the lost and hurting. Whatever your plans are this holiday season, we hope and pray it brings peace and joy to you and your family. 💫
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‘Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.’ by Benjamin Spock ✨ photo credits: Vidar Nordil-mathisen
You might be headed south of the border for a warmer holiday break, but that doesn't mean you can't stay in touch! 🚐
We've got tips from @snowbirdsmagazine to help you, and your loved ones, communicate on the road: gorving.ca/blog
📸 | Brian A.
I’ve been admiring @argosyodyssey ’s artwork for quite awhile. Imagine my delight when Cate asked if she could paint one of my photographs of @rivetedroost 🎨 Can you guess who bought the painting? 💓🙋🏼♀️ Thank you Cate!! Spanish Moss + Airstream = Heaven 😍
***SOLD*** I finished this painting last night and am loving the shadows! Based on a photograph taken by @rivetedroost , this piece, “Spanish Moss” is 11x14” oil on canvas and is available to purchase. DM for details. 🎨 #catebattlesart#artstream
Looking forward to next year!!! I really enjoyed renting out The Bunny Box. I've met some really nice people along the way. It keeps my passion going to give an experience like no other in Virginia Beach to my guests.
Weekend of finishing up wool projects from Buttermilk Basin. They are sew fun to make. I love having a hand project to work on. This is my switch off with English paper piecing. It’s relaxing and goes sew fast. #buttermilkbasin#happycamper#wool#christmaswool