7 months old and has 6 teeth coming in 😳😳I didn't even know it was possible for so many teeth to come in at once. We've had a lot of long nights lately and the only things that seem to help are this teether and nursing on demand (allll night) 😩 #sendhelp#teethingbaby
Oh, baby. Those days were so long, weren’t they? And the nights, even longer still. We fumbled our way through the darkness, and basked in the deep glow of light. We’re here now, all these years later—so far from that day—but I remember it well. I hear those cries deep in the recesses of my mind, and oh, I still see this contorted despair written in the lines of your face when you’re upset today. The memory of it all is nestled somewhere between sharp and dotted with haze. (I like it that way.)
But oh, baby, we made it. Those days were so hard. Were they mountains? Or were they molehills? Well, they were hard, undoubtedly, but they were magic still. They were so soft. What I wouldn’t have given for the knowledge that all of it would pass; I was told, of course, but it meant nothing. Trudging through it was the only way to learn. (But I like it that way.)
So much about our days are so similar; they’re still hard, and they’re still so soft. That hasn’t changed. But you have, sweet one, and so have I. (And I like it that way.)
Another major sale alert! Me and my mini me’s fave coats (ever!) are 25% off through tonight!!! These may be a bit pricey for some, but they are entirely totally WORTH IT! I’ve had mine for 3-4 years now and it’s the first coat I grab when the weather turns cold!! And so happy I can match my mini me now too! I’ve also rounded up some other coats on the blog that are part of the 25% off sale that are so so cute!!! Shop them all through the @liketoknow.it app or by putting this link in your URL! http://liketk.it/2taJo #liketkit#LTKsalealert#LTKfamily#LTKkids @liketoknow.it.family 📸: @shailynnphotoandfilm
We got an outdoor cat a couple weeks ago. We loved her, and she was learning to love us. She did seem to love the food we gave her until she stopped coming to eat it. Just like that, she slipped through our hands. Milly Rose, I hope you come back soon. We surely miss you.
"A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul"
I share these words from Lisa Terkeurst because I recognize that ache of sadness and I'm most certain many of you do too.
Every year as we say goodbye to the long slow days of summer and shift in to fall, there's a bit of anxiousness I feel. I love the holiday season but I do not enjoy an overextended schedule. Truthfully, I do not enjoy busy.
My husband and I are very intentional with our "yeses". We say no to many good things in an attempt to preserve something special within our homelife.
Recently, I've come to understand that there will be busy seasons of life with four children.
During these seasons, I am realizing how important it is to create space. An intentional space to stop. To slow the rhythm. To meet God. If I don't make this time to connect, to have communion with Him, I will ache, I will feel depleted. Ultimately, I will miss the joy and beauty of the everyday.
Last week, I realized how much this had been missing from my days. I knew I needed change. It's amazing how different I feel after making some changes. More patient. More joyful. More loving. I don't want to go through any season feeling that ache. My prayer for all of us as busy mamas is to create this space and to be able to live through each of life's seasons fully alive and awake. Overflowing with Him.
It's that time of year!! GIVEAWAY time!! I am giving away a Christmas tree farm session in Spokane, it's a 20 min session with 5 images. In order to enter the giveaway you must follow me, tag 2 friends, and go comment on 2 of your favorite images of mine. ****This is an Instagram contest only****You can enter up to 5 times! CONTEST ends Friday October 27th! Good luck!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I LOVE my sweet families that grant me the honor of documenting their sweet days year after year!! Life goes SO fast when you are having fun... don't forget to slow down and cherish these moments!! 😍❤️