Ruthie. Sister. My sweet angel. Today is your birthday. And oh Santa Jesus Universe Dumbledore I am SO grateful that I got to start my day with you. AND with breakfast burritos!? Come on! Ru. I am in awe of you. I cannot believe I get to do life with you. To call you at all goddamn hours of the day and night with joy and pain. To FaceTime. To travel. To walk with you. To experience sunsets and long flights and success and heartache with you. To eat caviar in Paris and pee in bushes in the middle of nowhere in the New Mexico desert on road trips. You are my tall twin. My adventure partner. My ride or die. My sisterwife. You have given me the gift of the "me, too" and the "both, and." You have helped me to begin to learn to see myself in new ways because of the way that you see me. You are a magical friend. My wish is that everyone finds a friendship like the one we have. My wish for you, this year, is that the love you show the world comes back to you in exponential multipliers. And that you see yourself the way I see you. The way our group of friends sees you. The way that you see sunsets. Look at the sky, sister. That beauty is a reflection of YOU. We are all so lucky. "UH! LOOK!" That's you. I hope you get unlimited topos and spicy margariris all damn day. Bouquets of wildflowers. Massages. Hugs. And Tupac. I LUH YA! #sisterwife#sistersister
✨There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts- before this, and after this... John Hobbes 🌟
Date night. We prefer each other over our husbands ;) @cdaly421 #sisterwife
This time last year we were on post searching for the USO rock in single digit weather. Already missing you Peeps & you haven’t even been gone a week. Real life blessed to have you as my cousin AND best friend! #SisterWife 😜
THIS WOMAN has a birthday today! ✨
I give gratitude to the Universe for giving me this friend - one of the first I made in this new city. Meet Heather Gallagher. A talented mother + lifestyle photographer. She is always receiving praise for these talents. To me, she is a loyal as fuck friend who won’t hesitate to give me the shirt off her back all while gabbing to me about her new favorite Podcast.
She. Never. Stops. Maybe it’s pure energy or a very sexy form of ADHD but she is always moving about + when she finally does sit still her mouth keeps up the momentum with business/mothering/relationship advice. She can talk, laugh, and eat me under the table + she does it with an authentic charm + grace I have rarely witnessed before. I could gush about this person for many more characters than IG allows me but I’ll resist and leave you with that little glimpse of this amazing person.
Heather, you have been invaluable both as a sister wife, to the health of Rituals, and to my integration as an Austinite over the past few years. I love you with all of my heart, giggles, and space in my stomach. Happy Birthday, girl.
@heathergallagher.photography @_codeswitch_ @the_circle_austin
This is us. One part nearly perfect wife and Mom. She’s gorgeous, spunky, successful, stubborn, kind. One part sensitive little 6 year old. Full of ideas and ambition but with a few tears still when the world doesn’t go his way. He loves to make people laugh and craves attention. One part miniature fire cracker. He may be two but he acts 16. He’s got his mommy’s stubborn drive and a belly laugh that can be heard from a mile away. He’s happy, curious, and creative. One part me. Who even knows what I am these days. It’s easier to just say whatever I am - I wouldn’t be without these three. All together we’re a pretty great team and we’re surrounded by friends and families and a small army of mostly strangers who make us feel special. Wrapping up 2017 overjoyed by our blessings and anxious to pay forward at every opportunity. Melissa is in the kitchen right now cooking dinner for our team and their families while I tackle random little todos and fumble my way through wrapping presents for my amazing wife. If you know us well - you’ll recognize us in this photo. So very far from perfect, but so completely happy to have each other. Thank you for following along! We hope you’re celebrating your blessings this Christmas!
Perfectly caught image by the one and only @grubbw