“Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world clear and crisp and cold as a bottle of milk in the fridge.”
-Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
This week is about being deliberate. I’m gonna be honest and tell you that since I’ve been eating plant-based/ vegan🍎🍌🍑🥦🥕🥑🥗, I have NOT been feeling good. I have to sit down all the time. I get up too fast and have to plop right back down. I feel terribly anemic and tired.🤒
Because of such a busy schedule I have been eating whatever I’m “allowed”. Not looking for what is best but what is not worst. I am tired of this and now it’s time to get down to business. I bought some B12 (which the experts tell me I need🤷🏼♀️), I filled the fridge with spinach and kale (which I am currently drinking in a smoothie full of chia seeds and fresh peaches), and I’m going to eat lots more beans (won’t my family love that one😵). I have far too much going on and far too many kids to be laying around on the couch all the time!
Time to kick some booty and be a strong woman🏋🏼♀️ Let’s do this vegan thing!!
Breastfeeding is 90% willpower + 10% supply - it takes SO MUCH work + determination. We weighed this little squish yesterday + he went from a birth weight of 7.2 to 11 lbs !!!!!!!! ( in four weeks mind you ) He also grew from 19 inches to 23 🙌🏼 If you’re a mama bear reading this you know how much that makes all the work so worth it. I’m so thankful I didn’t give up during the clogged milk duct + fever. Amazing how God uses our bodies to not only carry our babies, but then we are able to feed them as well. This @lalabubaby
shirt makes breastfeeding + getting any work done so much easier. It’s a shirt that enables you to not only wear your baby, but feed him or her too ... another #momhack
of mine this time around #raisingcubs #lukealexandercub
Good morning from the riverside! How are you all this beautiful morning?
Big difference in ages between these two sisters, but such a close bond.
The best thing about having a sister
Is that I always had a friend
It's so important to get the whole family in photos, sometimes as parents we want to focus just on the kids because we want to remember them as they are, but in years to come, they will want to remember us as we are.
I always try to get a few shots of parents, even if they are candid, or I know they won't be the ones that people blow up for a big canvas, I make sure Mum and Dad are in and they get them included in the gallery so in years to come the children can go through these images and show them to their children.
Also remember the day we went to the lavender fields as a family....
С Ч А С Т Ь Е В М Е Л О Ч А Х !!!
Знаете, недавно я поняла одну вещь, что жить надо ради мелочей. Что самое сокровенное и важное прячется именно в мелочах, и что именно они делают нас абсолютно счастливыми и дарят краски нашей жизни.💙💚💛💜💖
Жить ради рассвета🌄 в четыре утра и заката🌅 в восемь вечера, жить ради дорожных путешествий (дорога ради дороги), езды на роликах с музыкой в ушах и ветром в волосах, жить ради безумных танцев💃 под луной🌙, поцелуев😘 и объятий под дождем💦, щекоток до мурашек по коже, жить ради смеха😁 до боли в животе, жить ради любимых песен🎧 и хороших книг📚, ради улыбок😀 без повода, ради длинных разговоров по душам с близкими💑, ради печенья с чаем☕, ради отдыха после долгого тяжелого дня, ради блеска в глазах😄. Жить ради ночных🌃 приключений и ради звезд🌌, освещающих твой путь и, провожающих тебя домой. Жить ради людей, которые помнят, что ты пьешь чай без сахара и очень любишь чернослив😉. Жить ради первого поцелуя и длинных прогулок, ради объятий и новых знакомств. Ради неожиданных подарков и долгожданного "да". А на это фото я с трудом уговорила нашего папулю))) Его хватило на минут 15-20😂😂😂 Так что 10 мимимишных фото с папой у нас есть👍😚 Мужчины, такие мужчины))) стесняются чтоли?))) 🙃😉🙃
This girl is just super cute!!m in fact the whole family weer lovely!
Can’t wait till camping weather ⛺️ . It’s one of my and Micah’s favorite things to do together is throw a tent out by the stream and a wade out in the river to catch some trout. I didn’t want my kids to miss out on something that I loved so much growing up. The camping parks these days are just not full enough with our youth. #getthekidsoutdoors
Mochi: Here is a great life lesson for you young one. Handle stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, then just pee on it and move on. Jordan: Ah. This must be why mama says growing up means i can’t wear diapers anymore. I need to pee on stuff...
You loved me before seeing me;
You love me in all my mistakes;
You will love me for what I am.
I’ve been wanting to find tall grass like this in Singapore for so long, thinking it never really existed here. Then early one morning I almost stumbled upon it, taking me by surprise. I trying to figure out why I haven’t seen it earlier - is it because I didn’t see beauty in it in previous years, or perhaps it was just never there. I don’t know. But I do want to take my own kiddies down there soon.
Off out for drinks and a girly-catch up with a friend I haven't seen for ages so seems like a good enough reason to put on makeup for the first time in a week 😝
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Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away 🦋
Brothers deep in their imaginary story line
“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”
Hafiz of Shiraz
It’s 4:30am. I’m wide awake even though I only went to bed 5 hours ago and I don’t have to be up for 3 more hours. This happened yesterday as well. Normally I sleep through the night, so this is a new and oh so fun thing! How do you help yourself fall back asleep when you’ve woken up in the middle of the night? All tips and tricks welcome :) #visitscotland #tobermory #isleofmull
Just a pocket full of sunshine.🌿
Oliver, in his element ↟ ↟ ↟
| 15-08-2018 | [... B L A C K - N - W H I T E... happy hump day one and all. This photo was actually taken before Christmas but due to Littlest Miss Runnalls gatecrashing that and then somehow we’re now 8 months into the new year I’ve managed to load up the memory card and see what I had! ]
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