Fun to start date night with a little competition. ⛳️🏌🏼♀️🏌🏽♂️ I beat him 2 out of 3 games and if he tells you he let me win, he’s lying. Seriously, I didn’t know how I was going to be able to hold a club and hit a ball since I had my fingertip accident but I did pretty well. Yay for a good hand surgeon! 🖐🏼 #dateyourspouse ❤️
A night out away from our kids is so needed and a priority we slack on sometimes. ⠀ ⠀ God we love them, but we are the reason they’re here so we will fight for our love first to make sure it lasts forever💕⠀ ⠀ How often do you do date nights?!
Two peas in a pod, bread and butter. We call it puzzle pieces. You know, that saying that describes how well you fit with someone. That’s been our motto from day one of realizing we were a perfect fit for each other. Because no one else completes our needs quite like we do. ⠀ ⠀ We enjoy a lot of the same things, and enjoy doing them with each other. Learning more together. Getting healthier together. Being supportive for one another. ⠀ ⠀ Ten years and two kids later and the motto still stands; puzzle pieces. Sean named the Tesla “Puzzle Piece” and stuck because it fits. Tonight we will be hand in hand, just like puzzle pieces, as we get our holiday spirit on. ⠀ ⠀ Double tap and cheers 🥂 to Friday!! Mommy out ✌🏼 #thankfulforhim#lovehimtodeath#happyholidays2018#growtogether#puzzlepieces
I know you’re supposed to “find yourself” and “love yourself” first before you share your life with someone 👫; but I’ve never felt happier, prettier, confident or able to recognize my talents as much...until I met YOU. ❤️ . . . . Thanks for loving me, babe- even when I couldn’t love myself. I’m spending the weekend away from @cameronyorgi but I love youuuu!
Day date with my guy on a school day. Shhh don’t tell the kids. Sometimes it’s so hard finding time for one another and honestly it’s a must! You have to... no explanation but if you want your relationship to grow—to become stronger then you must go out and date yo spouse... There are a lot of hard times with this lifestyle and crazy schedule, lots of solo parenting but the perks out-way it all... ✈️ Ladies when you make him first, I’m not kidding he might even do a load of dishes... ha ha. Give him what he wants -😜 and you’ll get what you want. You have to work together. We don’t always have it right but we work hard to keep it together. Happy Friday fit-friends. Go out and make time for the ones you love. 🖤 Your friend, Chelle
I am so incredible grateful for so many things in my life, but by far one of my favorites is the man I’ve chosen to spend my life with.💑 We haven’t had a chance to put the lights up outside this year and at this rate, I’m not sure it will happen 💁🏼♀️ But knowing that I was having a rough day, he took the time to put up just this one so that I would be welcomed home with love. 💞 #gratitude#itswhatjoyismadeof#itsthelittlethings#dateyourspouse
Just because someone doesn’t “require” a lot doesn’t mean they don’t DESERVE a lot. ▪️My husband (like a lot of men) is humble, selfless, and doesn’t ask much of me. So in return, I try to give him everything. 💟 I believe women expect a lot out of men when it comes to dating and relationships; nothing wrong with setting high standards - just don’t set them so high they are unattainable, and always share your appreciation for the effort he makes to make your life better. 👏🏽👏🏽 Ladies, when was the last time YOU surprised your husband with a night out just because? They may never say it... but they like to be spoiled too. 😊#aboutlastnight #meetmehereat6pm#imtakingyououttonight#oysters#dateyourspouse#honoryourspouse#marriagerocks#spoiledhusbandsofinstagram#hetookthephoto#ididntcrophimout
2018 was such a blast! #operationmodates is gonna be even more fun having you along! Here's how it works: • We'll post the theme at the beginning of each month. 🥳 • It's your job to pull off a date before the end of the month involving the theme. 😍 • Then, you post pics and tag @operation.mo.dates 📸 • That's it! We're starting in January so make sure you're following our Facebook and/or Instagram pages to stay in the loop! #datenight#intentionaldating#dateyourspouse
Still in shock that we were able to take this trip😭🌴🌊☀️🙌🏼 before coaching- I had always written off the possibilities of going on lavish vacations like this one. I was on full time ministry staff (where’s my Young Life people at?!), and Luke was working a job with low hourly pay. We had accepted that we would always live very simple lives... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It wasn’t until this opportunity presented itself that things started to change. We started dreaming of a more exciting life. It opened our minds to imagine all of the possibilities. We have been able to pay off debt at a much quicker rate. We were able to take our dream honeymoon after almost 3 years of being married. All because of this coach biz that I am blessed to call mine 😍and next week I’ll get one of my biggest paychecks to date 😭 I can’t even! 🙏🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you desire to get more out of life, and want to learn more about what I do as a coach- send me an email at email@example.com! I’d love to give you some more info! 💓
- Well it’s official 🎉 - We are in contract for this house and if you know anything about my story, or even who I was just 3 years ago, you know what a blessing this is for us 🙏🏼 - All of the hardships and growth we had to go through led us here, to our first home 🏡
Happy Friday! ⠀ . ⠀ Plan a date night this weekend to check out all the lights. Grab a warm beverage and drive through neighborhoods. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ If you live in the PNW take a trip to @enchantsea to see the magical display. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ ⠀ “Scenes from an amazing first night in Seattle as taken by those who experienced Enchant!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #seattle#holiday#experience#wonder#holidays#christmas#christmaslights#safecofield"⠀ ⠀ Photo credit @enchantsea⠀ Reposted with @plannthat
Some days are harder than others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I struggle too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I almost threw in the towel more times than what I can count on all my fingers and toes. I wanted to break down in tears half way through, I stopped and walked away but came back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I never quit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact I pushed through the pain and doubt and turned it into strength. To be better today than I was yesterday, and reminding myself that these hard days makes the good days so much better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s not easy- I am still a work in progress and always will be. I know it and I own it! #onceuponafitness
Early morning date with my man!!👫 It can be hard to find time for each other with all the things going on, so I loveeee when we can workout together>>not have to leave the house and not have to find a baby sitter! 🙌🏻💏💪🏼 . . . What is something you and your spouse love to do together??🥰
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about marriage and relationships recently... On a good day, marriage is work. It’s hard and we have to constantly put energy into loving our spouse or partner. But when something hard and painful happens, our instincts cause us to turn inward and doing everything and anything we can to just survive. And with that, we unknowingly begin to give more energy to working through our own hurt. But then hurt people hurt people, especially those close to us. Before we know if, that hard and hurt thing has created distance between us. If we don’t work on ourselves and our relationship, then the distance becomes even more and then instead of turning to each other, we isolate ourselves and look for connection to other things. We have to put energy into loving ourselves and our spouses. We have to do the work and dig into the hard and painful so that we can grow closer together. This week has been a reminder that I have to choose to love myself and my husband and I have to make that choice every day, sometimes more than once. Here’s to loving each other more and more and embracing our journey together because we are truly better together.
Dallas came home this morning after working a long shift last night, came straight into the kitchen and fixed my cup of coffee and let me get those 5 extra minutes of sleep. It’s so hard as a momma to feel like anyone really notices how tired you are because you always have to have it together for your kid/kids. Constantly doing + playing + running errands + dr appointments + keep the laundry from piling up + I could go on and on.. and then a sweet little reminder, of warm coffee waiting one me melted my heart. 💕 Daddy doesn’t work the same way momma does but his work/his hands provide so much for this little family of ours. Learn to appreciate each other + do the “small” things for each other. #itsthememoriesnotthestuff#thankful#dateyourspouse#supermomandsuperdad 💕
Yesterday was exactly 10 YEARS ago that I had come home from a sixteen hour drive from seeing my older brother off to Afghanistan. This sweet loving man was crazy enough to ask me to marry him. 🙈😂😂😂 . Honestly I don't think he had ANY idea what he was getting himself into. 😂😂😂😂 . 6 years of marriage. One beautiful child together. A zoo of animals. 3 houses. Lots of trials and tribulations he still sticks around by my side loving me when I'm unlovable. Tells me I'm beautiful even when I have gained 60 pounds and look ugly as sin. . I love you baby 😘😘 . Here's to another 10 more years of being stuck with me. 🥂 📷 Éva Watson
It’s FRIYAY! Which in our family means it’s DATE NIGHT. Every week, @stevesmithirishrealty and I have a standing date night. We lead such busy and often stressful lives that we began this ritual as a sacred time to reconnect. ⠀ ⠀ We laugh together, dine together, catch up on the week’s highs and lows, dream together etc. There’s been some dates where we felt like it was the most romantic, on top of the world experience. There’s been other evenings that tears have been shed as we ironed out differences and disagreements. And frankly, there’s been plenty of these date nights that fade from memory and were unremarkable so to speak. But what IS memorable and life changing; is that EVERY week we save time for one another. We anticipate our time together all week. And this habit has greatly improved the quality of our marriage. So... I highly recommend dating your spouse. Get dressed up, make reservations, write each other love letters, toast to one another, kiss, hold hands, flirt with each other, share dreams and disappointments: you will be amazed at how the butterflies come back in force. And you will be amazed at the depth and strength this practice creates in your relationship, and how it can help hold you together during the harder seasons. ⠀ ⠀ Tonight we’re headed up into Michigan to see @thebergamot perform a Christmas Concert! Yay! ⠀ ⠀ Comment below if you do already or plan to DATE YOUR SPOUSE ❤️⠀ ⠀ #dateyourspouse#marriage#datenight#tgif#stillinlove
Soooo, sounds familiar? How many times you have told your spouse the same thing over and over to find yourself repeating it again? Welcome to the club.🙋🏻♀️ 🤔 But let’s think about it for a moment. When your spouse communicates to YOU, do you really listen? Or do you wait for the consequences to hit you straight in the face? If it’s the latter, WHY? Why go through the roof with exasperation? Why go through the fighting, the bickering, the sour moments? Is it because you’re a masochist or you simply like to annoy your spouse? Or let’s go further you don’t care about losing your spouse? You see, “the water drops do so much when it hits the rock that it breaks it...” Ever heard of that maxim? It’s the consistency of things that makes the damage. Or does it? The point of this maxim is to remind you to be on alert for what your spouse communicates so that you don’t act like it’s the first time you’ve heard it when the sh*t hits the fan. If you find yourselves arguing about the same things all the time either one of you is not listening or for that matter the other is not communicating it clearly. It’s easy to be self absorbed in your own thing that you forget about your spouse’s. Listen and pay attention and you won’t be surprised or offended by your spouse’s words or actions later on. But don’t forget to communicate either; something will stick sooner or later. You can prevent a lot of disagreements if you both practice effective communication. Remember that! 💁🏻♀️ ✨ #effectivecommunication#listenintently#speakup
Fri-YAY! 🥳 Another day, another sweater! Feeling all the #fridayvibes today...planning a fun date weekend to Minneapolis with the hubby. If I can keep my eyes open past 10 PM today I’ll call it a win! 😂 • • 🍷🍷Cheers to the weekend friends! Any fun plans?? Comments below!
Texas we're coming for you 💗 : One of the hardest parts of traveling without our kids is hearing them say how much they miss us when we're gone. I'll be honest, I miss them too, but know that Jason & I getting away is important & is teaching them something. : You see, while it might seem really glamorous & easy to get away without our kids it's actually a lot of work. Securing the true angels & village that care for them while we're gone, the scheduling, the coordinating, and all the adult things you have to get in place are exhausting. There have been many times of "pre-trip organizing" that I have wanted to just throw in the towel and say this is too much work. But then, when we're finally on our way and I can take that big sigh and begin to settle in I'm always reminded of how worth it it is! : Getting away is essential and a non-negotiable in our marriage. There are things we give up so that we can get away together every year. It doesn't have to be a trip abroad, it can simply be a night or weekend away in town. The point is that we say, "kids we love you, but we need some alone time." Our time away from it all to connect, catch up, reflect on our marriage...how we're doing, what we want to do better, and simply enjoying each other without the distraction of anything else is a must. : I'm challenging you friends if you're not making time away with your spouse a priority in your marriage, DO IT!! I promise it's worth the energy, time, and even hearing your kids say, "mommy & daddy, I miss you." : : : #glorybetravel#glorybelifestyle#dateyourspouse#mygjd#mydhd#mylandylu
The best gifts (in my opinion) are the ones that allow you to capture memories, and the ones that give you an opportunity to make them. 🎁 I will never forget receiving our wedding video as an early Christmas present and watching it for the first time three years ago today. It will forever be the present to beat! 😉 As you’re thinking of gifts this year, don’t stress over the expenses. Spend time thinking about the moments and memories the gift can give. It makes all the difference. ✨ What was the best gift you’ve ever given or received? 📸 @laurenhalvorsonphotography 🎥 @chelsaeanne 🎼 Turning Page by @sleepingatlast