We have an incredible week and weekend coming up, it’s been some really overwhelming days (between working full time, packing, planning my grandmas visit, being a mom, helping organize different groups and so on) but I can’t believe that so many exciting things are happening in one week. This guy is gonna love all the great surprises ahead. Let’s do this 💪🏻 #movingweek#gradweek#sisterhoodweek#grandmaweek ❤️
If only you knew all the shit we’ve been through together.... the good, the bad, the benjoulaaaa. We’ve had more laughs than I can count (and more fights for that matter too 😂) but I sure love sharing this next chapter of life with you and having you in mine and my children’s life!! Not to mention the sweet besties you made for my kids! Love you my sista ❤️ you’re stuck with me for life 🤣 #Brightbabies
Wanted to give the kids a little something to do this summer to make some money and keep them off of video games and tv so much, as well as teaching them a little bit about having a business and being responsible.
Introducing LICKITY SPLIT BRACELET SHOP. We made some designs all inspired by ice cream flavors, or you can place a custom order from the colors we have, just shoot me a DM and I’ll show you colors. We also have silver, gold, and silver letter beads so you can add any name or words you want!
Each bracelet is $2 plus $.50 per bracelet for shipping. You can message me to order or comment on this post.
you can see the premade designs in the next photo. from left to right, top to bottom: Pistachio, banana split, tutti fruiti, vanilla with m&ms, watermelon, blueberry, strawberry, rainbow sorbet, cotton candy, mint chocolate chip, Neapolitan.
Our next collection will be Fourth of July colors too!! I would also like to add that I would love to find some kids that are sick/in the hospital, maybe lost some things in a fire or flood, etc that we could send some to too. so if you know of anyone, please send me their info!
This is obviously just something fun, but it would mean so much to me and the kids if you would support them, even just one bracelet!
8 418 hours ago
Haven’s goofy smile when she’s being awkward😂Check out my story or my highlight “littles” for Haven’s singing skills last night. Homegirl took my phone, needed light on for “spot light” and sung her little heart out I literally wanted to cry she’s so cute 😂😭❤️
1 498 hours ago
Night night my darling, be good for Daddy..although don’t feel you need to treat him to a lay in in the morning! One hot bath and a full nights sleep coming my way..can’t wait to squeeze my boy tomorrow! ♡
You know your baby is all grown up when they can pour the milk into their cereal bowl and speaking of milk have you guys checked out @organicvalley grass fed dairy? Not only does it taste delicious but because it comes from cows who are certified organic and #grassfed (no grains) it makes their milk super nutritious! Because we love it so much we are doing a giveaway so that you can win a FREE month’s supply of Organic Valley Grassmilk plus a fun t-shirt by following @organicvalley and tagging a friend. To enter you must: 1. Follow both my account and @organicvalley AND 2. Tag a friend who would like to win! The giveaway will run May 29 and then a winner will be selected and be notified through DM. Good luck! #grazeawareness#sponsored
Throw back to this picture from last summer ,because it makes me think of something God has repeatedly laid on my heart this past year..
“Consistency is the key to your breakthrough.” All those things you know God has laid on your heart to do and to be.. things that seem big and the things that seem small,walk consistently in those things.And I’ve learned it’s not always an easy path.Sometimes life seems to get in the way to where we find ourselves making excuses for not walking the way God has called us to.We say we are too tired, too busy etc...But making excuses rather than pushing through is where we find ourselves at a stagnant point..not moving forward and not growing. PUSH THROUGH.STAY CONSISTENT even when it’s hard. .
There are days I find myself slacking in my walk. It happens.We are human. We are constantly growing and training for greatness that God has called us to. If you fail, just pick back up. The only way you don’t get where you need to go after falling is if you stay down or let it turn you around. .
Keep walking that road with consistency even when that road gets rough to stay on.There is purpose in it all. No one grows stronger from ease. .
Trying to keep on that path God has called us to with all its obstacles is exactly what this picture made me think of.This case is a little different than how it is for most of us though lol. Sofia was actually enjoying her little obstacles.She was having fun with the challenge of climbing the rocks to get to the other side. If we could all just have that mindset when life throws us challenges along the path. The Bible actually tries to encourage us in telling us to take joy in the struggles we face in James 1:2-4 .
Consider it pure joy,my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,not lacking anything.”
Just remember that those obstacles you have to push through are all growing and training you to become better in every way. And that path is what leads you to breakthrough. So fight to stay CONSISTENT. It’s all worth it ❤️
I’m trying hard not think about how much my back hurts and instead soak in the sweetness of this moment. And on a separate note, why don’t sheepskin lined baby carriers exist? I think Quinn is onto something 🤔
This space has been a little toxic for me lately so I’ve taken a step back. Life is hectic, my husband working a ton, me trying to get work done between school pickups, days off, lunches, dinners, baths, etc you get it. But here we are; living life amidst the chaos.
A breve nuovo articolo sul blog..link in bio
1 148 hours ago
@disneyaladdin has a special place in our hearts 💜 The song, A Whole New World is "our song" and when I was pregnant with Thea, my husband and I would often sing it to her. Now look at her, our little Princess Jasmine!
The live action Aladdin is out & we can't wait to go see it tonight! Who's going to go watch it?!
Swipe to see a sweet Daddy/Daughter photo of "Prince Ali with Baby Princess Jasmine."
7 228 hours ago
These cooler mornings call for more indoor play so it’s playdough and dinosaurs 🦕🦖 here today!!
Our boy is officially a first grader!! 😭 So many emotions when we walked out of his kindergarten classroom today. We were blessed with the most amazing teacher who took amazing care of him everyday + taught him so much. Thankful for the best year. Now, let’s get this summer started!! #whdorey#whdoreygoestoschool#kindergarten#summershere#lastdayofschool
3 118 hours ago
|| How you perceive yourself ||
First night out in forever last night without the kiddies (it was only up the road 😂 - but hey it counted!) We were celebrating a close friends birthday and so had the awkward seeing people you hadn’t seen in 7 years, small talk and who recognised you etc. .
There was one guy that first asked if I was someone else’s wife (which Aaron thought was funny) then I told him my maiden name and explained I used to hang out with his brother a lot at his place back in my early teens
Took a second then the big OH!! I remember you! Then a second later - yeah you have lost a HEAP of weight! . 😐🤦🏼♀️ yes, when I was younger I was a bit bigger, but I never considered myself big 🤷🏼♀️ I don’t consider myself big until someone says it like that.
My question is - why do people say that out loud? .
He could have said I used to be brunette or I dress differently or literally anything. Because of one comment it brought back all the anxiety, all the self doubt and all the worry in one second, and I ate junk 🤦🏼♀️ - so can we all remember each other by something else please?? .
Baby is the size of a pomegranate and mama usually has more energy these days. So far weight gains at about 4lbs🤰🏼 Off to lift upper body with my little buddy! Excited for the long weekend ahead!
7 14013 hours ago
Too often I catch myself counting down the hours and minutes until I can have some time away from my children. .
I convince myself that it’s a fair complaint. The whining, crying, and constant stream of needs has won me a well deserved hour of time alone. .
I convince myself that I am working towards a few moments of “normal”. .
But the life altering truth is that those moments of in between are my normal. My children aren’t objects to escape from. They are God’s creations gifted to me to care for, comfort, and instruct. My call as a mother isn’t to simply survive until 1pm when sleepy babes nod off. Rather, it is in those moments of meltdowns and tantrums, gassy tummies and sleepless nights that my calling is found. .
My normal requires me to dip into the vast grace of the Father to not just survive through these moments but to see them as treasured opportunities to carry out the call to care for, comfort, and instruct these small hearts. It requires me to leave my own cup of patience at the door to make room for the never ceasing streams promised to me. .
How glorious that God never sees me as an object to escape. How blessed am I that my own care, comfort, and instruction from him never run dry. May I remember my own whining, crying, sinful heart the next time I move to judge my children. And may I remember the same grace that pours over me from heaven is available to me here on earth in my own home for little hearts and hands surrounding me.
19 21124 May, 2019
First day & last day of Kindergarten! Excuse me while I go cry! 😭😭😭
Rainer’s first photo in front of the castle! It only took about 10 trips 😂 #thepfylstakedisney // used my preset “small world” on this image! Shop my presets through the link in my bio!
19 26110 hours ago
Unexpected things that scare me include the openings at the tops of play-structures & being interviewed for a podcast 🎤. Slowly conquering one of those fears thanks to @themomenterprise . Linking up in my stories to my episode where I chat about pursing a creative career, IVF and Instagram. Now tell me one thing that scares you ✨. #calmlychaoticmotherhood