6 years later and still rockin’ that Mohawk 🖤 Happiest of birthdays to my first born, the one who made me mom. You’ll always be my dude, love you Henley Grayson! #6yearsold#mydude#mohawk#januarybirthday
Wanted to share this amazing photo I took of my uncle Rudy a while back. Today is his birthday 🎂 and we wanted to wish a happy birthday 🎉 to one of the most down to earth, caring and sweetest people we have been blessed to know and are very thankful for him being a part of our lives. Happy bday uncle from Vanessa @brooklyndlove and me, much love out to you. #birthdayboy#neverjudgeabookbyitscover#mydude#famBam
Well the good news... they didn't say it was a tumor... (but it's not exactly out of the question unless we do more testing).. they did find that his prostate is quite enlarged, and they believe that neutering and continuing antibiotics should do the trick.. his xrays showed some arthritis in his back as well.. my dudes getting old.😔 but I'm right there with him👵 here's to the rest of the good years we get to spend with you my dude🐶🏖💓
I completely lost my voice when I got sick, it still hasn't come back. Talking is a struggle! Then, this big child!!! Prepping him for his midterm finals while he lays wherever he pleases & always being a clown, ahhhhh 😣 Good thing we always have clean floors. Smh! #mydude#teenagers#boyswillbeboys#instavid
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I can’t even handle him sometimes. This hair was an accident after lunch time! 😂😂
When I walked in the house this morning he came RUNNING at me when the loudest yell “AUNTIIEEEEE”. Moments like those remind me how blessed I am to live so close to family and watch this dude grow up.💙💙 #nephew#koachristian#twoandahalf#mydude#bestbuddy
Stumbled into some pictures from a few years back....my little nephew-dude, Rye Rye. Even though I'm just the uncle, all I can hope and wish for is the power to rewind these years, and do it better... I can only imagine what it feels like as a parent.... #family#love#mydude#nephew#noregrets#lifeisgood
Proud Dad moment!!!!!! My boy Wylder decided very recently he’d like to take up wrestling. Truly, this was great. I don’t think there is an activity that could teach a young boy to tougher than wrestling. So we did it.
Now he’s only been to 3 practice, and he just turned 5 years old, but he’s eager to wrestle. So, we put him in his first tournament yesterday.
His first match, he drew a kid who been wrestling for awhile and knew his technique. Wylder seemed to be stronger than him, but was def out matched by his skill set. After the first 2 time periods, the frustration set in. The kid had Wylder in a tight head and arm choke hold right before time elapsed. As they separated and got ready to start the final period, tears started streaming down his face. He turned to me and said dad I don’t want too any more. I ran out to him and ask what was wrong..... he said that hurt dad and I can’t win.
I pulled him in and told him..... it’s not about winning, you are brand new at this, and I know it hurts, but that what being tough is. It’s about not quitting when it hurts.... not giving up. I asked him..... are you tough? Or are you a quitter. He said I’m tough.
So fighting back the tears he went out and finished the match. He got beat. But he didn’t quit. I told him how proud I was that he didn’t quit.
His next match he drew another experienced wrestler and a kid who had won his first match. But Wylder had a new confidence about him. Although this kids skill set was better, Wylder over powered him. Not always knowing what to do, but he was determined and in the end was able to beat him out with points. He won!!! It was a hard fought match. But he won.
The 3rd match was against a kid that was newer to wrestling too, Wylder was really confident after his win, and in this final match he was able to really take control. He won in points 18-2. Not quite able to finish the pin because of inexperience, but had multiple near pins and won this match very easily. He got up and was so happy and pumped up.
I couldn’t have been more proud. He took 2nd place in his division and got his medal. He can’t wait to wrestle again now. Huge thanks to the Oldroyd fam for all the coachin
The more I get to know people, the more I like my dog 😈🤷🏻♂️😎 #yep#mydude
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Real talk: let’s talk about marriage! Marriage can be and is amazing!! BUT that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Like any relationship, some days it takes more work and lots of patience (😂), and others, it’s so easy! As a divorce attorney, I now try to be extra careful of my words and actions towards Daniel because I know what I’ve got! 😍👑 He’s my dude! Really stopping to think before I speak AND to remember that everyone speaks different love languages helps so much! My love language is acts of service (aka help me!) and his is quality time (cool, but only after you help me 😂). We are just different!
Example: last night I had to work late. I was gone from 5:45 am until 6:45 and when I walked in I expected things to be done... aka the laundry I had washed at 5 am put in the dryer, the overflowing trash out, the dish washer started and dinner started. Daniel has a job where he gets home by 5 almost every night (it’s great!), so I expect a lot, BUT I don’t always voice my wants. When I got home he was sitting on his computer researching skiing, guns, hunting, whatever... 😆. He had walked the dogs (so helpful!), but nothing else had been done. I really wanted to be mean as in my opinion, he had “wasted” over an hour and now I had to pick up the slack BUT instead I shut my mouth and took a moment to reflect. ➡️ Know what’s worth it and what’s not.
I have such HIGH expectations for everyone around me, yet I rarely voice my expectations. When I voice them to Daniel, he always comes through! I did ask him to walk the dogs, but that’s all- and he did, in 20 degree weather mind you! I ASSUMED he would do the other things (because I would!), but that’s not how he thinks. Really stepping back to remember 1- your love languages may be VERY different and 2- if you don’t voice expectations, how does your spouse actually know what you want- are so KEY! Oh And 3- knowing when to shut up and when to talk. 😂
Marriage takes work, but everything in life worth anything takes work! I’d love to hear your “tips” and lifeisms for an amazing marriage! #lovelanguages#marriage#mydude#reallife 👫 #godisgood