Scroll on if you don’t want to read my swoon moment. I can’t NOT share about one of the greatest people in my inner circle. From the first time we met, he has challenged me to see life differently, and not to be stuck in my own perspective. He has encouraged me to not be afraid of the talents that lie within me. And he pushes me to not get boxed in by my own fears. He is my coffee maker, baby daddy, gps, co-conspirator, moral compass, prayer partner and so much more. We DO NOT have a perfect marriage. After 13 years of marriage, I can tell you lots of things to not do. We have disagreements, and sometimes that means having to apologize for being nasty during them. But I can tell you, it is better to fight together than to fight each other. Marriage and partnerships take work, a lot of grace, and always showing mercy. There are a lot of great people in this World. I’m just thankful that I get to do life with one of them. ❤️ #partners#marriage#bettertogether#babydaddy#father#husband#clergycouple#pastor#gratitude#thankful#swoon#hothusband#guitar
✨HAPPY BIRTHDAY ✨ .
Happy birthday to you my best friend my unconditional, the man I can count on for anything and everything. Thank you for being you and always showing up and doing your best for YOU and your family. Here’s my favorite pic of daddy and his one love princess Z. Love you amor! 😍 #hothusband#37andfine#loveyou#hesinlove#newborn#newbornpics
Pumped about upcoming work after the typical slow month of January, (this is when Drew gets to practice his modeling the most 😂) AND I’m off mom-duties tomorrow so I’ll be running around reacquainting myself with some photogenic nooks and crannies of downtown Bethlehem. Possibly burning through a roll of film if I feel like it.
5 348 hours ago
Happy Birthday to our protector, our love and the best father anyone could ever ask for! I know you hate public displays of affection, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. You continue to inspire us and love us like only you can. Today we celebrate you and all of your awesomeness! My Ragnar, Balooga and Lovey for life! I am so proud of the man you’ve become and I continue to fall in love with you every year that passes! Now let’s go get some foot massages. We love you Infinity times Infinity! 💙
Photography by the amazing: @brookeloguephotography#happybirthday#hothusband#mywhy#florida#love#happiness@gemma_the_crazy_boxer
13 739 hours ago
in desperate need of some sun. heeft iemand een vliegticket naar een heel ver, warm eiland over? #durftevragen#hothusband
So guess what? We've pulled the trigger!
Definitely earlier than we were expecting, but everything looked good on today's ultrasound, lots of follies in the mid to high teens. Dr Hope gave the marching orders via our IVF nurse and away we went like the good little soldiers that we are.
(That's definitely a canon noise, and canons don't have triggers do they? Meh. You get the drift.)
I forgot to ask about my estrogen, but it must have been fine because this time we triggered with Pregnyl 5000, not the decapeptyl. Fantastic for me (decapeptyl was 2x *very* hurty needles) but a new adventure for the ever-competent Nurse Wook. Pregnyl is super old-school and requires you to mix up a powder with a vial of the solvent prior to injecting... Taking care to inject the patient with the delicate sub-cut needle, NOT the massive, chunky mixing needle (like my BFF did in a plane toilet, en route to donate eggs overseas. YEOWCH!) But Wook was amazing, and perfect, gentle as always, and found an engineering solution to getting every morsel of dose from the vial into the needle.
My hero ❤️
This will probably sound weird, but I was actually quite sad to be finishing up our injection regime so soon. My heart was so excited to be triggering tonight, one step closer to meeting our baby! But mixed with the excitement I was surprised to find grief - I realised I wasn't ready to stop injections for another day or two. Last cycle I was so relieved to have them over, but this time it felt like having to give something up. I know how crazy that must sound! It sounded crazy to Wook! But amidst this very clinical, scientific approach to making a baby, I have found such intimacy in our little injection routine. If it wasn't for IVF, I would never have realised what an incredibly gentle, tender, competent and reassuring nurse Wook could be. I'm so grateful to have been gifted with the opportunity to see this side of him! A unique vulnerability answered by an equally unique intimacy. Our little medical A-team. It really has been precious. Hehe, I'm actually crying as I reflect on it, what a sook! Must be the pregnyl *cough cough*.
Yep. Definitely the pregnyl 😁
Soooo....I'm the worst as posting photos of adventures on social media, but I'm trying to be better. A couple of weeks ago my handsome hubby and I went to Chicago for our anniversary trip. We saw @hamiltonmusical (I cried of course) went to dinner, visited the Chicago Art Institute, saw Hamilton, visited the Shedd Aquarium, of course ate Chicago Deep Dish Pizza.....OH and did I mention WE SAW HAMILTON???? It was a great week with my fantastic husband. I'm grateful for him and for 1 year of marriage we've had...and sooooo many more years to come. ❤️❤️❤️ #chicago#hamiltonmusical#icried#deepdishpizza#anniversary#hothusband
I've been eyeing this bridge from the freeway for months. Threatening everyone in the family that I'm going to take them there so I can shoot some photos. I decided to drive by today and scout it out. I'll definitely be back, dragging my Fox with me to take some cool shots of him. Maybe have him flex a muscle or two. Lol 💪😍 @david__fredrickson
Mountains do not rise without earthquakes. 🏔
Chew on how powerful that is for a moment!! That huge, incredible, beautiful, mountain rises up from a shaky, scary, and destructive, earthquake. And without that earthquake, we would never know the beauty of that mountain.
My life would look completely different today if I had not had the courage to step out of my comfort zone & grow. I understand very well that we only get one life to live. How is settling holding you back from living your full potential?
➵Never settle on your dreams
➵Never settle in your career
➵Never settle in relationships
➵Never settle in anything that’s less than you deserve.
Ask yourself right now: Do you love your life? Or are you settled into what feels comfortable?
That one question changed my life. I remember wanting more, wanting more freedom, needing extra income, wanting to use my talents/gifting for something, wanting to impact others in a bigger way! Truthfully, at first I wanted some vacation money. Quickly my mind shifted and I knew I wanted more and how possible it was. I was a busy working momma who was so tired of being away from my family and still feeling like it wasn’t providing the life I knew we deserved.
An online opportunity presented itself, I was doubtful & uncomfortable, but also recognized I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. I quickly changed the direction of my life when I realized my comfort zone wasn’t serving me or helping my family grow.
Had I chosen to stay safe and settle, I can assure you I wouldn’t be enjoying the view from the mountaintops like I am now.
So, I ask you again: Are you really happy or are you choosing to settle?
“just stand there & don’t do anything. you don’t even have to look at the camera.” —the only way i can get the beloved husband to partake in my antics.
we’re upping the ante for day 4️⃣ of #PimpMyProp by grabbing the nearest human prop in the name of yoga. if they protest, you can remind them of their noble contribution to your glorious display of yoga tricks for the internet. and if they STILL protest, then we’re not above resorting to bribery.
jokes aside, i’m not sure what i’d do without my better (& better looking) half. he holds me up in life, literally & figuratively. lucky man is trapped with my absurdity FOR LIFE. ♥️
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- Join for all 5 days or jump in any day that suits you.
- Go with the daily “props” or poses demonstrated by your super fresh hosts, or share your own take. Everything is optional, and creativity is highly encouraged.
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My wife loves me for my big fat pulsing brain.
It’s this big hunk o’ man’s birthday today and he’s decided to break his keto diet for ONE DAY of carb loading goodness 😂😂😂. (If you don’t know, Bud does keto for his blood sugar probs) sooo I assume he’ll be napping by noon 😂😴. Leave your birthday wishes for Bud the Stud! I’m sure he would love it ☺️💙. In the meantime, we’ll be eating all the pizza and mud pie we can get our hands on 🎉🎂🍕.
To our funny woman @celestebarber sending huge CONGRATULATIONS on your successful book launch ‘Challenge Accepted’ and @tomford campaign as Gwyneth Paltrow says ‘you are my daily dose of happiness’. You’re such a lovely, grounded, raw and funny woman - with great brows! Oh and with a hot husband! Argh and Tom Ford omg dying Celeste dying! #browsbykim
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