This girl, is desperately trying to drop her naps, and I find myself letting her in exchange for quiet time.. but then 4pm rolls around and she's fast sleep in the stroller at the park surrounded by screaming kids. So, I need advice- Mama's, what do you do when your three year old drops naps? 👧🏼 #idontmind#unlessbedtimeismidnight#toddlerproblems#thestruggleisreal
A little reminder to myself of the magic that surrounds us, the light on this particular afternoon truly was magical because today we are still all in our Pyjamas, I'm looking and feeling a bit feral, TRYING to work my way through a mountain of paperwork because EOFY and it's raining. Actually the rain is making me feel a little better about the fact we are still in our PJ's.
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"But you have never heard the psalm, and you don't know what it is like. Somehow, I can't say how, it tells me that all is right; that it is coming to swallow up all the cries... it wouldn't be the song it seems if it did not swallow up all their fear and pain too, and set them singing it themselves with all the rest."
Here's a not-so-profound secret: Everyone isn't your friend. The word "friend" gets thrown around way too fluidly these days. It doesn't warm the hearts of the masses every time you take a chance on yourself and move forward. Don't make the mistake of building and spilling your personal business to everyone with an available ear. Poor intentions + free insight into your life = A gateway for them to attempt to destroy you and all you hold dear. I get called reclusive because I am selective about who I let near me and into my circle of trust. I'm not anti-social, I just understand that you have to keep a watchful eye out at the same time you are teaching people how to treat you. I protect my space and as a result I have attracted those who feel similarly and who are willing to defend my fort as well as their own. Be open. Be wary. Protect yourself.
is there something in your life that you truly cherish but rarely makes the top three on your prayer list? as much as I hate to admit this--my marriage is my back burner prayer. i didn't come to this realization until last week when Mike asked me if i pray for our marriage.
we had had a week of attitudes, annoyances & irritability on both sides. mike is my best friend--no doubt. he's the person I'm most comfortable with, even enough to be disrespectful & rude for no good reason (like the good ol' i'm just tired & cranky excuse-- but that's unacceptable when you're mean 24/8). we were getting ready for bed & he said, "tan, do you pray for our marriage?" i didn't know how to respond because i didn't like the actual answer to his question so i stayed silent. to be honest, i eventually gave mike a short answer and said something like, "not enough, i need to more" & off to bed we went. my heart has been heavily convicted ever since.
but i'm so thankful that mike didn't beat me down over not praying for our marriage. i'm thankful that he gave God room to handle my heart & draw me near. to seek His guidance. to ask for His strength. we are still learning & growing on this marriage journey & we will be for a lifetime, but i am constantly reminded that we can't do this alone. we are in need of Jesus, always.
maybe you need a reminder like i did so here it is: pray about everything. the big things & the little things. the mundane & the extraordinary. He not only cares, He not only listens, but He also intervenes. what a GOOD, good God we have! 🙌🏻 & hey mike, thanks for being the kind of husband that makes me a better wife.
p.s. @salvagingeden for this canvas because we all need a daily reminder & it's absolutely gorg!
Sometimes we meet couples and instantly connect. We felt this right away with Vida and Ed. These are two of the kindest and most genuine people. And we are so thrilled to be photographing their wedding this summer. 💕#engaged#engagement#engagementphoto#pdx#oregonwedding
Meal prepping! Weekly food charts! Planning...in general! If you know me at all you know that those things are not my strengths. I'm not a bad cook by any means but that doesn't change the fact that when my husband says 'hey hunny, what's for dinner?!' I want to go run and hide! I hate the pressure of it. I hate the decision making and I really hate the prep! So when I discovered @hellofresh I knew it was something I wanted to try! It takes all the guess work out of dinner time! Instead of having to look for recipes and drag three wild monkeys... I mean kids 😜, through the grocery store I simply just open my door and BAM! A box full of delicious fresh ingredients and yummy, mom friendly- read easy to prepare meals! I mean the recipes even encourage you to use one pan! So the clean up doesn't suck either! So if you've been thinking about trying it for yourself and you want to #getcooking click the link in my bio and use the code SARAHH30 for $30 off your first order! Can't wait to be #freshfriends ! #hellofreshpics#ad
All of my babes went to sleep really early tonight --some time alone for me, at last. I cut the hospital band off my wrist finally, cleaned up a little, ate leftover Chipotle, sorted laundry, made something out of these dried beauties, and snuggled my fur babies. Now I'm squeezed into bed with my 3 loves.💯❤️💫
So she just achieved a few milestones at three months old. She can now look at us in the eye everytime we talk to her, giggles everytime her dad would try to make her laugh, wander her eyes at colorful things in the house, hold her toys for a longer time and did her first roll over last night! I may not notice it but she's growing fast. I am a bit scared of the unknown but beyond excited for her to see the beautiful things life has to offer. ❤🙏🌼 #Zoelloved
@capcitybakery celebrates #PRIDE with vegan rainbow cake, cookies, and brownies! 🌈🍰I tracked down a huge slice of rainbow layer cake this morning. Breakfast was very colorful and @hairequalsred told me to try to eat it all to see if I'd puke rainbows 😂🤔
"We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better." J.K. Rowling
It's been 20 years, yet Harry Potter will forever be timeless to me. ☇
Feeling like a camp counselor over here as of late between the park, pool, and splash pad...I'm in full Mom mode and there doesn't seem to be a spare second for anything else! Sticky hands, sun-kissed faces, grass and watermelon 🍉 stains on all the clothes, tired little bodies by the day's end from the ☀️, my body is reminding me that I'm getting older but my ❤️ is so full! Just a few Tuesday things in our neck of the woods. Hope you all are having a great day! // this mirror is a gem and linked here 👉🏻 http://liketk.it/2rQbv #liketkit @liketoknow.it It's on sale too and my #ootd is from @lululemon #summerstyle#motherhood#motherhoodintheraw#itsthesimplethings#itssimplytuesday#documentlife#ootd#momstyle#ootshare#babiesofig
T H R E E W E E K S - Matt and I are really getting to know this little lady! We looked back at photos of her just 24 hours old today and couldn't believe how much she's changed already... time please slow down just a little bit 😭 #elleleddy#3weeksold#morningslikethese
Only two more days of kindergarten left for Malia! I have thoroughly enjoyed watching her have fun every single day at school. Having a fantastic teacher and great classmates has been absolutely everything! ❤️ #ohmymamaheart
A rising tide floats all boats ~JFK ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I first heard this quote when @josie_osborne shared it at a Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley event. Instead of asking ourselves what we can do to squash our competition, we should be asking how we can collaborate and partner on projects that help us all.
YOU: showing your training wheels who's boss 💪🏻 • wearing a Santa hat around most of the day (hiding it under your pillow at night) • coming up with outrageous excuses why you can't buckle up in the car by yourself • showing zero interest in going under the water, cannon balls on the steps are fine for now • growling to wake jack up • getting excited for preschool • collecting broken crayons in your backpack to "fix up" with tape during sacrament meeting
ME: loving that @paigechristensen lives in utah finallllly (she's been my girl crush for yearsss) • avoiding packing our stuff into moving boxes • trying to wrap my head around paying rent • wishing I hated candy, especially Swedish Fish • looking forward to 4th of July firework magic • finishing up Florida blog posts (2 weeks later 🙄) • loving fresh fruit lemonade • wondering if this is us will ever come back on tv: hashtag I miss jack
And just like that we are done our first year of preschool. I can't believe I debated putting her in prior, she had so much fun making friends and learning and I enjoyed my one on one time with Everett. Part of me is excited to not have to rush off in the mornings for the next couple of months and part of me is already thinking is it September yet?😜🙈
»» We spent the whole morning & half the afternoon playing in our playset & pool and when the sun began to set we went back out for a little more play time!! Having your own playset is the best thing in the whole wide world!! So happy we finally have a house with a backyard 🎉 #itsthelittlethings
You become what you consume so basically I'm a salty/acai bowl/yogi/takeout human who is not great at philosophy. Just consuming positive things and trying to be a nicer human. Also, I love my new hood 💙