Just another scenic, action packed photo of Lawson...
A little gal on her big comfy couch / at what month do people usually stop taking milestone photos? If I had it my way, she’ll get milestone photos until she’s 30. #AliyanaRae #dreaming
We're on the tail end of all of the sicknesses and it's that weird spot where everyone is a little grumpy either because they are still feeling kind of bad and also because we've been cooped up in the house for 7 straight days. There is a lot of crying and all of us, including me, have had major tantrums. I'm trying to give everyone a little bit of grace, including myself, because it's really really hard to be in the same spot, inside, watching tv for 7 straight days and not to expect a lot of emotions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know there are two things I need right now for ultimate self care:
1. The ability to straighten up the house and put everything in place because it makes me feel better when it is somewhat clean
2. Some outside time. I think we are finally in the clear in terms of going to a playground and so once I get the house straightened up, that's where we're headed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I 100% KNOW that those two things are essential to everyone's mental health today. It's important to understand that #selfcare
means so much more than just getting a pedicure. It means understanding what you need in order to bring yourself back to whole again. I have a little bit of guilt about ignoring the kids for a long time in order to clean the house but for me, I've got to do something that's going to help me get back to a centered place and that is it. This one time, I'm going to have to choose me over the kids, and that's ok to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The scene is most likely something like....
Josh is practicing a John Prine riff in his mind.
Knox has noticed a bird in the tree across the street and is reciting facts about it.
Lyle. Are we done yet? I have a block of wood to paint and I want to watch The Greatest Showman again and again and again......
Dear circus, I love you. Can we please just hold it together for a family photo? .
This photo is us.
Thank you....always. . .
#thenativetexan4 #knox8 #motherhood #documentyourdays #atx
Oliver Knox, making mornings this magical since 17’ ⋒☼
My poor Thena just had a spill. Hit her head on the coffee table. I saw it in slow motion. When I saw the red mark I thought she cut it. Chris had to tell me it’s not bleeding. Poor baby. Her crying woke Alierah and Athena was like ‘sorry Mum.’ I feel horrible. She’s sleeping now. Mildly concerned about concussion...
Dinner included our first cukes of the season, and in the midst of these hot hot hot Virginia days that leave sweat cascading into our eyes as we work, I am grateful for a reminder of how wonderful this time of year truly is. ✨
This is the start of something beautiful!!!
adelia | 29/52
we’ve traveled so much in the last week and you have been amazing! between planes and buses and serious time changes, with only a short stop at home, you go with the flow and rarely complain. I’m so grateful!
because of flight changes and delays it actually took longer to get from Miami to Colorado than it did to get from Miami to Milan... but finally we made it!! we visited a ghost town today and borrowed a chair for this week’s #adelia_andachair
He is currently obsessed with seeing pictures and I am currently obsessed with doing things that will make this baby get out!
My summer has been filled with kitten cuddling, what about you? 😍
Ft. Raven and Genevieve (Ray Ray and Genni)
Can I be honest? I’ve never really been a “T-shirt and jeans” kinda girl.. I thought they were ill fitting and uncomfortable but I didn’t know what I was missing! This one right here ☝🏼 is soft, stretchy, and flattering. It might have just won me over..
Home. I can't believe it's been 10 months since we purchased our forever home. 🍋This place is my little heaven. I hope that one day this will be where my grandchildren play.
It is with incredibly full hearts & tear-stained cheeks that we introduce the world to our long-awaited & prayed over daughter, Everly Macklyn. We wouldn’t have this precious miracle if not for the selfless & brave love of her birth parents. It has been 26 weeks of walking this road with her birth mama. The relationship we built with her is beautiful & complex & is unlike anything I’ve ever known. It has given us an insight as to what Everly will be like when she is older. Strong, beautiful & wise. It is everything I could’ve hoped for in a daughter.
Years ago before we ever said yes to adoption, I had a dream that we had a daughter with dark hair and blue eyes. The moment I saw Everly for the first time, I knew that my dream had become a reality. Getting to see her enter this world and take her first breath was an experience that I am still trying to process & honestly, I’m not sure I will ever fully be able to. I’m so honored to have had the privilege to hold the hand of the bravest person I’ve ever met as our daughter entered this world.
Adoption is hard. It is born out of tragedy and unimaginable loss. We were chosen to be her mama & daddy. And outside of being chosen to be Lane’s parents, this is the greatest honor we’ve ever been given. It is a gift that will never be lost on us.
Everly girl, we love you with the deepest depths of our soul. We didn’t know how much we needed you. You were the missing piece to our family and our hearts. I’ve always wanted a daughter and you are far more than we could’ve ever asked for. As your birth mama says, “you’re the most loved girl in the world”. I don’t know anything more true.
Jesus, thank you for your grace & redemption. Thank you for blessing us with more than we deserve. Thank you for our losses because had we not had them, we wouldn’t have our sweet Lane or Everly. And a life without them is a life I never want to know. & I’m thankful because of you, that we don’t have to.
We can’t wait to get Everly home so she can see the insurmountable love that is awaiting her. To all who have prayed over her in the wait, thank you. Please say a prayer for peace for Everly’s first family.
See you soon, North Carolina
Sisters by chance, best friends by choice 💕
I love her, I love her, I love her 😍 👙 👋🏻
Adventurers, explorers of the Wild, nature lovers, friends. Summer in Maine holds its own special kind of magic.✨
When we're at home, my husband and I often work different schedules, so family adventures like this aren't as frequent as we'd like. As crazy busy as it can be, July is our month for family vacations, usually camping. We always make time to get outside and explore, play, and soak up the together time. It's something I look forward to all year, and as nutty as it can be, it fills up a space in me that needs all of this: the crazy, the fresh air, the quiet, the stories, the love.
What is something you do for you in the summer? What's your *magic*? ✨✨
I was listening to a podcast a @msrachelhollis
did with her husband and she said the BEST thing. Basically, she said we seek out new, fun things with friends but we tend to settle into things with our partner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Isn’t that so true! I know Scott and I can get into our ruts sometime, but he’s my favorite person to have an adventure with. I’d choose him any day! And next week is his birthday adventure at Disney! Plus we are planning an Adventures By Disney adventure for next year! So excited! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So tell me, what’s a new, fun thing you want to do with your spouse? Let me know in the comments, and tag an adventurous friend. I love getting fun ideas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gotta share those good hair days, despite it being 90° out 😜 ya feel me?
life is good with you! why do the lyrics of a tim mcgraw song play in my head while i look at this photo? 🌿...every night be tucked in close to youuuu, raise our kids where the good Lord's blessed, point our rocking chairs towards the west, plant our dreams where the peaceful river flows, where the green grass growwwws. 🙏🏻 #SimpleLiving #HappilyEverAfter #DocumentYourDays
anyone that knows me knows that i love to laugh (i’m often told that my laughter is contagious)! well, it’s official. no one makes me laugh more than this guy, and the best part...my laughter makes him laugh! like mother, like son! 👩🏼👶🏻 #Happiness #CannonAndrewVlisides
It’s possible that today we won’t leave the house. I may not make an amazing meal, feel super productive in life, or accomplish anything great. .
It CAN be a day where I do some self care, show my kids they are loved in simple ways, and take the time to slow down and reset my focus. There’s no shame in my plan. I’m not failing at life. My day is not wasted and I’m not living to ‘start over’ tomorrow.
I think we all need these days-and while I may hesitate as I hear all these lies creep in-I’m enjoying this slow day, and my soul is getting rest! Learning to find freedom...in areas I know I need it, but also when it calls unexpectedly 😘