Page, AZ. 🐐 Antelope Canyon 📍 January 28, 2018.
Per usual, this trip was planned the night we left. We literally decided to hope on a flight to Phoenix 3 hours before departure 🙃. Arizona has always been on our list. It’s something about those warm climates & desserts that attract us. And let me tell you, it was an absolute dream. The weather, the environment, and the simplicity of it all stole our hearts. We hiked, played tourist, enjoy the small city, & went innnnn with the food 🌯🍤🍖 This was the last weekend we spent with each other before Jewell left to Korea. So it was very special ❤️
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🌴 Our guide to a happy Weekend! 👌🏼
Step one: make plans
Step two: cancel plans & come to Bali 🙌
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January 28, 2018 📍 Page, AZ.
The three days we spent in Arizona. See next post for details 😍
We never kiss and tell 🥰 2019 is already looking all kinds of CRAY- and we couldn’t be more excited, confused, or curious of what God is up to 🤷🏼♀️🎉 We ask in this next week if you would be praying for us as we make big decisions for this year 🙏🏼((don’t worry- we aren’t moving again or quitting our jobs😆)) Love you all, mean it 🧡 xoxo #neelandsadventures
≫ Pulgares arriba para el bar de Patagonia! 🙌🏼 @cervezapatagonia
Buena cerveza, comida y una increíble vista! (Prueben el choclo asado con queso 🤤) .
≫ Thumbs up for the Patagonia Bar! 🙌🏼
Great beer, great food and an amazing view to enjoy your time! (A must: the grilled corn on the cob with shredded cheese 🤤)
5 years has changed us.
In 5 years, we’ve lived in 4 states, 3 apartments, 2 houses. We’ve both changed careers and started our own businesses. We’ve made tough decisions and had hard conversations. We’ve gained friends and lost friends. We’ve said things we didn’t always mean and other things that we meant with our whole heart.
In 5 years, we’ve also learned what it means to truly lean on each other. We’ve learned how to dig for greater depth, despite the pain the sometimes comes with it. We don’t always understand each other, but we try to. We’ve dove into more of who we are and who God’s created us to be. We’ve kept faith in situations that seemed to take everything out of us. We’ve added a fur-baby to the family, that takes up 85% of our conversation and 15% of our bed space. We’ve supported each other through pursuing our dreams. We’ve adventured to incredible locations. We’ve stopped trying to plan out all aspects of our future, and have learned to live in the moment. We’ve learned to invest in ourselves, our businesses and our marriage.
Throughout all that's happened in the 5 years we’ve been married, I wouldn’t change one part of it. Happy 5th Anniversary, babe. I love you.
Taken by @kayladolce.photo
Edited by @allisonslater
Bear with me👇🏼😭So many emotions. Grateful. Humble. Proud. Basically just in awe. In the 3/5 weeks this month, I’ve been able to pay mine and Jake’s truck payment. 🙌🏼 👇🏼
Obviously, I don’t say this to brag. I’ve put in the work and earned this. I share this because there is some sister out there needing to hear & know that it’s possible to contribute financially from your sweat pants, at the house, from your phone. 📲 & all I do is love on my girls that have entrusted me to help them. I get them the results I’ve promised (as long as they put in the work) and I am rewarded for my work. It’s simple, really. 🧡
I have a full time job. Jake has a full time job. We can make this truck payment comfortably every month or else we wouldn’t have bought it in the first place. But to know that I can have a FULL time job && make this work in part time hours is phenomenal to me. Sister if you are feeling unfulfilled at your day job, in debt, need purpose, need for belonging in a community, want to be healthy, work in sweatpants sitting on the couch with your family...Like, why wouldn’t you try this? What’s the worse that can happen? You get healthy? 🤨
I can show you how to do this & lead with love. All you have to do, is give yourself the chance to discover something new. Something a little scary, but could (honest to God) change your life. Because it has mine. I’m currently mentoring ladies for January & if this is something you are interested in, let’s chat. 📲
The Thingvellir National Park in Iceland wasn’t something we outright had on our list, but ended up being one of our favorite spots of our trip! Not only can you snorkel through glacial water of the continental divide that is the Silfra Fissure, NOT ONLY is it 36 square miles of BEAUTY, but it’s also the site of the world’s oldest parliament! Humble brag—it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site! It’s not so much a “hidden gem” as it is a “I was ignorant and dumb and didn’t know of u but now I do” If you’re looking for Iceland’s richest history and nature, here ya go! I actually blogged about this with more pictures and gushing over Iceland—link in the bio! 🇮🇸
Yesterday we celebrated 9️⃣ years of holding hands and doing life together. NINE years.
In nine years, we have earned degrees, got married, moved too many times to count (I think 6? 7?) including a move across the world, bought 5 houses, renovated 2 houses, started careers, adopted a fur baby, travelled to 7+ countries and many states, and held hands through it all. 💙
Time flies when you are having fun with your other half! ⏱Thanks for loving me, James.
Here’s a #flashback and a favorite from our engagement shoot 5 years ago #agirlandakiwi 📸: @twokiwisgoroaming
#TruthAboutLove: Love Is A Daily Choice 💑
Thankful for this man & his unconditional love. Y’all, I’ve been so sick and Justin has been taking the best care of me! He hasn’t complained once, & he’s never made me feel like I’m ruining our trip. And instead of seeing this time as a set-back, he’s choosing to see it as a set-up to love me better. 😁
This is just our little reminder that things will happen, and relationships take work from both sides! We will all experience sickness, disagreements, & sorrow...but we will also experience healthy highs, joy, and laughter. It’s so important to love your person the same way (or even show it more in the low times) no matter what the circumstance. It’s a daily choice! 💗
📷 @lillie.leet 🌿 @beyondbungalows
How dreamy is this shower?? This place is giving us all the home decor ideas!! 😍
#BowenBaliJournal: 1/16/19-1/17/19 Path Of Peace 👌🏽
This post will count as my journal entry for the last two days cuz I’ve mostly just been sick w/ Bali belly—not preggers like everyone is asking lololol. Although, I’d love be pregnant, but that’ll come later! 🤪
Yesterday we checked out of our Lembongan villa & spent the day at Secret Beach. It is the most serene location on earth! It poured rain for most of the morning (which was actually so nice b/c it cooled down the air). 💦
Then we hopped a very rough boat ride & taxi to Canggu to stay at @beyondbungalows (the CUTEST little bungalow) for the next 3 nights. 🌿
This has been the best place we’ve stayed (it feels like home), and we love the city too. It’s funny b/c there’s barely any locals here—everyone is foreign (& mostly white). It’s a hot spot, and very cheap! 💸
Today we met up with some Aussie friends (& newlyweds!), @lillie.leet & @judaleet, for bfast & then later to take some fun pictures. They are the most joyful couple! Jesus shines through them, & it’s so nice to find community so far from home. 🙏🏽
As we book new places in new cities as we go, we’ve been learning to go down the path of peace. We were planning on going to Ubud first right after Lembongan, but we kept running into issues w/ it. It seemed forced. But as we changed our plans around, Canggu seemed to work out perfectly, & we love that we ended up in the same city as our friends for the only day they were staying here. Jesus is so cool when He does stuff like that! We are from opposite ends of the world, yet He delights in bringing us together in person. 😁
This trip is teaching us to go with the flow, and that no matter what happens, good or bad, to keep our eyes open for what God’s doing & trying to teach us in our everyday. Even in my illness, we are experiencing so much joy & gratitude for life. 🙌🏽
We wanna know: are you a planner, or can you just wing it? Or both for different circumstances??👇🏽
♡ We love this moment @icelandic_travelers created in Snæfellsnes, Iceland 🇮🇸
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