Earlier this year I turned 40. I told everyone this was “the year of yes” for me. If I wanted to go ... I went... if I wanted it .... I got it.... now there was certainly my fair share of the universe telling me “hell no” in several ways.... it’s all good. I had to let go of things not meant for me.... getting in front of the camera is hard for me.... vulnerable..... but how can I ask my clients for so much when I am not willing to do the same? I wasn’t really where I wanted to be physically for this shoot.... but you know what if this is 40 I am totally fine with it. I am one happy and blessed girl AND I know it! I want to thank @danirexinephotography for doing for me what I do for my own clients which is made me feel beautiful for a solid hour! PRICELESS. This location is so meaningful for me as well. This river runs along the back of our farm on the other side of town deep in the country. This part of the river is within walking distance from my dear dear friend’s home.The one I come to Oregon several times a year to stay with who is battling cancer. Although he will never beat it he’s doing great! According to my husband my besties success with kicking cancers tail has nothing to do with my cooking or juicing.... he said if that doesn’t kill him NOTHING will! Probably true! I am thankful for all of it. #life#thisis40#selflove#happy#grateful#oregon#homeiswhereverimwithyou#pdx
I’m thankful! Springville edition!
1. I’m so thankful for our neighborhood. It is made up of some of the coolest little homes and most spectacular families I’ve ever known.
2. I’m thankful for how safe I feel here! I feel so comfortable walking around in our neighborhood.
3. I’m so thankful for our ward! When we married we moved here, we’ve been here our whole marriage, and this ward has shaped us and helped us become the people we are. I love the gospel and I love our ward for being truly a family.
4. I’m so thankful for all of our residences. Three different places in 7.5 years. They’ve all been so cozy and our landlords have all been just the best.
5. I’m so thankful for getting to know a place. We are such strangers here, we didn’t know where anything was, now we can drive or walk pretty much anywhere and be aware of where we are! Getting to know a place helps it feel like home, and I’m so grateful this has been our home.
Eu e Ele ❣️ #tbt🔙 .
São 10 anos lindos e divertidos de namorados 💕 dez anos que ouvi meu último (e mais esperado) pedido de namoro 💙. 10 anos e continuo sentindo borboletas 🦋 no estômago ao seu lado, 10 anos leves e coloridos, 10 anos de que “o meu melhor amigo é o meu amor”, 10 anos e continuo me surpreendendo a cada detalhe da nossa vidinha juntos. Obrigada @gessi86 por tanto cuidado, tanto carinho e tanto amor com “a gente”. Te amo ❤️ #homeiswhereverimwithyou
>> First Day Of Preschool, Take 2! << •
Today, this boy had his second, first day of preschool, this time here in Tennessee. 😍 He had such a blast and told me he already has two friends! 🙌🏼
You guys, I am so incredibly proud of this boy I could cry. Through this whole move he has been so optimistic and has had the most positive attitude. In all honestly, Grant and I were SUPER nervous about how he’d do with ALL the changes, but he has been embracing every single new thing with joy and excitement while encouraging and reminding me to do the same. This all has showed me just how strong and brave of a boy he has become. I thank God that he’s mine and that He blessed me with a son who has the sweetest, kindest, most courageous and brave heart. He has showed me this past week EXACTLY what it means to be nervous, but to do it anyway! And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I just have to say that I’m so beyond thankful for this...
for how well he is adjusting and I pray it continues this way for him! •
(PS. I tried to take his first day of school picture on our front porch, but it was 33 degrees and windy 😳 swipe to see his smiling, get me back inside, I’m freezing out here mommy, picture! 😂 ) #SuchAGoodSport
Oh and our printer failed me last night and you can barely read his sign, but hey, he looks adorable! 😉
Happy birthday to the great love of my life ❤️😘 How great is it that we got drunk 10 years ago at a house party and decided we thought the other person was hot and hung out together when the cops showed up #truelove#fairytale 💃🏼🕺🏼Actually though, 27 is going to be SO GOOD and I am so excited 🙌🏼✈️ #homeiswhereverimwithyou
11 932 days ago
Esquece essa pira com amor romântico. Amor romântico dizem que é só um, mesmo mais de um envolve tantos jogos, expectativas, tanta coisa que cansa...
Importante na vida é ter uma amizade ponta firme. Uma amizade que te ergue quando você cai, que te aplaude quando você sobe, que te cuida, que te fala a verdade, que as vezes fica bravo mas mesmo assim releva, que admira seu jeitinho e se diverte do seu lado. Uma amizade que te olhe desse jeitinho que o Victor olha quando descobre que a Memel acordou pra brincar.
Amizade que faz brilhar o olho ♡
3 1162 days ago
✨Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree. How flocked are thou branches. But, seriously. Y’all, I love our tree! I went a bit simpler this year. I ended up using the same @magnolia greenery that I used on our mantle. I wanted to tie it all together. I was thinking of adding more ornaments but I think I’ll just leave it. Y’all, I wanna get real for a second. As much fun as it is prepping for the holidays, can we just take a minute to acknowledge that the holidays can be really hard? If you’ve got “stuff” in your family, loved ones who will be away at the holidays, or loved ones that have passed on, I just want you to know that you are not alone. Happy times like this can also be extremely difficult and painful when it doesn’t feel or look exactly how we think it should. For me I find comfort in pouring all of that energy into my children, family and friends. Things will never be perfect on any holiday, there will always be something missing. That is never going to change. What can change is my outlook and attitude. And I encourage you to do the same. And I just want you to know that when you are trying to just make it through another holiday with that “stuff” that holds you back from having the perfect holiday you are not alone. So many of us deal with this. Loving people is hard. Having family & friends can be hard. Your family may include blood relatives, friends, neighbors. But when we love people the “stuff” always creeps in. I think it’s important to channel that energy into doing good. Try to love those people even more. Or, maybe it’s best for you to just stay away. Whatever your solution is I want you to know that you are not alone and we all deal with this “stuff”. Remember: Don’t ever compare yourself to anyone else, you are perfect, Instagram is just filtered and edited pictures, and there is a Creator above that loves you just as you are and wouldn’t change a single thing about you. You are wonderfully made. All he asks is that we do our best. Lots of love💕 #christmasdecor#christmastree#seasonaldecor#mydecorhaven#howyouhome#makehomeyours#mymodernlook#crazychristmaslady#homeiswhereverimwithyou#thelighthome#ighome#ighomedecor#homedecor
🐠 Out of office today. Oh wait, we don’t have office hours anymore because DAN QUIT HIS JOB!! 🙌🏼 We shared this big news on our Facebook live last night. You can still watch it to hear why and what’s next for us. Today, we’re celebrating our FULL FREEDOM + going ALL IN on our dreams and online business ventures 💻. No, life won’t always look as good as it does today. In fact, yesterday and Monday were spent inside all day working 11 hour days 😴. But, we’re ready to do whatever it takes to sustain this - to live well, work hard, and travel anywhere and anytime! 💫
Because that’s OUR #americandream 🇺🇸 We’re also launching a new project with @themoneysmartnomad and @nuventuretravels called Nomad Collab to help other couples achieve and sustain this #digitalnomadlifestyle as well ✈️. Message us if you’re interested!! We’re super excited about it 😃.
~Slowly getting back into the swing of life post his work travel. #LongDistance
It definitely tested us this time around starting with my visit to the ER, a month of living in two different states, him being thrown into night shift while away, super limited communication and a whole lot of difficult life and burnout in-between.
I like to keep life real and not just highlight a false belief of reality.. But I am also So thankful we are coming out on the other part of that time stronger and am extremely thankful for his return!
Oh yeah, and I'm also selfishly hoping I get this man all to myself for the holiday season & that the work travel can wait for the rest of the year..😉😊🎄🎁😘 #HomeIsWhereverImWithYou#MyHuman#November#BabyItsColdOutside
There’s no place like home for the holidays ❤️
Ornaments are now available at the link in bio! These are available in circle or Ohio shapes, gold or silver ink, adorned with a beautiful ribbon and boxed up for safe keeping (all completely custom with your wording 😍). Feel free to DM me with any questions! Available in very limited quantities.
1 533 days ago
hoje é dia de agradecer, agradecer e agradecer de novo! me faz tão, mas tão feliz ver vocês felizes, que hoje tá difícil encontrar palavras... que Deus ilumine nossos caminhos pra que sigamos unidos, nos apoiando e amando, onde quer que estejamos! sou a filhota mais orgulhosa desse brasilzão!!! comemorem mesmo, pq são merecedores de todas as bênçãos que recaem sobre vcs! Amo, amo, amo a gente! Amo vcs!! 🏡📍 #HomeIsWhereverImWithYou@felipedobler vc ficou de fora das fotos, mas não do meu coração que é o que importa 😌❤️🤪
7 1033 days ago
Motherhood in a word; humility. Life and plans don’t always go the way you wished. Prayers go unanswered. Some prayers are answered, but not in the way we hoped. Moments of learning to find faith again when it feels like you’re drowning. Early mornings filled with tears and frustration. Days filled with laughing and running in the grass. Late evening hours of just holding on to the last bit of sanity till bedtime, to find yourself only a few hours later peeking into their room because you miss them. Motherhood has so many ups and downs but the one thing I’m learning in this current season is that being a Mom is humbling. The desire and ability to carry and nourish human life and to do it well is to decrease myself so that God can increase. Being a Mom is all about pouring yourself out for others, literally dying to yourself, so that those little lives you’ve been entrusted with are cherished and that they may know truth. I think often times I’ve seen this aspect of Motherhood as draining and hard, but God is teaching me that He is glorified when we show His love through our actions to the children that he’s gifted us. When we decide to put our desires and plans to the side and cling to Jesus, we show our children that He is our strength. That He is magnificent. That even though we fail and we are broken, He isn’t. He carries us through the the heartache, the victories, and the trials that feel too heavy to walk through. As I carry my daughter when she’s hurting, when she’s tired, when she’s sad, or she just needs to be close, I am reminded that He carries me when it feels like I may not be able to carry on. Motherhood is a gift and a journey and I don’t ever want to take it for granted. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” 2 Cor 12:8
3 1153 days ago
#wip When I’m wanting a dainty thin line with a heavy downstroke I sometimes paint them separately with different brushes to get the contrast. It also makes painting the big pieces feel a little less daunting. Getting ready for @iceatlanta this weekend! Visit their page to get the deets!
1 653 days ago
Home is wherever I’m with you ❤️ New listing on Etsy, link in bio 🙌🏻
Joe and I are moving!! 🙃 We have lived in Springville for 7.5 years (our whole marriage!) and we love it, so so much. It is our home. BUT! We’ve been thinking of our expanding family and the growing number of visitors from afar who will want to snuggle with our babe, AND with Joe working so far away from our current place, it is the right and best decision! A teeny 12 mile drive vs the 40 mile drive he does now just one way! This is the most bittersweet decision we have ever made together and we are very excited (and sad, thus the definition of bittersweet) about our adventure! Praying our neighborhood will be as amazing as this one has been! We sure love all of you! Come visit us! We will have space for you (& we will be moving on/around Dec 8!) 🥰🥺🏡 #homeiswhereverimwithyou#itsjustatownhouse#forevertherenter