Well it’s one week until Christmas and the excitement levels are high in our house! Between the boys’ elves, advent calendar and outings my two are slightly crazy at the moment! The boys’ are all still struggling to shake these colds/ coughs though, and I’ve woken up with a throat like razor blades and a barely there voice. (the husband was naturally delighted 😆🙄) Anyone else get bugs two weeks after everyone else has them or is it just me? 🤷🏻♀️ . Anyways, it’s a morning of Christmas card posting and the usual gym/crèche for Hugo and I while Austen’s at pre-school, maybe I’ll be able to sweat the cold away. 👌🏻 . Have a lovely Monday all ❤️ . . . #mondaymotivation#mondaymood#myboys#momentsofmine#flashesofdelight#festivedays#oneweektochristmas#discoverunder5k
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Good morning Instagram and Happy Monday!! My aim this week is to be a bit more Daisy!! Although I may not share her ambition to be a ninja when she grows up (which for the record is when she reaches the grand old age of 4) 💕 But I mean to go through life smiling, seeing the wonder in the little things, wearing all the Christmas clothes together whether they match or not, or even fit for that matter! Not giving a stuff what other people think and being so self assured of her own fabulousness that no one is ever going to break that crown down!! Making their lives ambition (Apart from being a ninja) to make others laugh and smile, take an interest in everyone and everything and just embrace life!! I often say we can learn so much from children xx Have a lovely Monday xxx . . . . . . . #mondayvibes#simplychildren#shropshire#shropshirebloggers#ukmums#throughachildseyes#distractionsandinspirations # #childhoodunplugged#throughmylens#myhappyviews#myhappycapture
Jessica Demafelis admits that she still has not gotten over what happened to her sister, Joanna, and still keeps her portrait on a small wooden table next to a plastic bamboo ornament decorated like a Christmas tree. Joanna used to be the life of the party at past Christmas festivities at Jessica’s Las Piñas home – until she left in 2014 to work in Kuwait and returned to the Philippines in a crate. Read her story and the stories of five other families who would be celebrating Christmas for the first time with a family member gone here: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/12/17/silent-nights-first-christmas-without-them.html
Can't sleep so up reading and singing, "Let go my soul and trust in Him!" Such comfort that God wanted to make a way for us to get to Him. It's all about Jesus! We had a bit of a scare with Laura these past couple of months. She developed a hard and painful lump in her armpit that was growing after a couple rounds of meds. Trying to trust and take it one day at a time was easier said then done. Finally heard from the doc that after a procedure they can tell it does not have it's own blood source, it's benign! With my mom passing away to cancer just 2 years ago, this was just too close. One day waiting in the doctor's office I started to have a panic attack, texted my hubby and asked him to pray. He tried calling but I couldn't catch my breath to talk. He prayed and I sat in the corner whispering "Jesus" over and over. Within minutes I was calmed and could call Jim. God's peace does surpass understanding, and it is well with my soul! And that hope is for you, too. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #inchrist#ourcornerstone#morethanconquerers#sundayvibes#advent#womenofgod#justgivemejesus
Woke up at 4 this morning with a headache and a sore throat, so I’m staying home from work with this turkey today. He hasn’t been in the best mood so far (seeing as he wasn’t allowed to eat ice cream for breakfast, among other things), so I’m hoping he’ll want to nap with me later and be in a better mood. Tomorrow we have our routine ultrasound and I’m so excited!
Oh my sweet angel, what did I ever do to deserve you? That laughter melts my heart instantly! Ethan starts imitating us. He insists on using adult utensils. Looks like we need to get some wooden bowls in spoons for ourselves! He already broke a bowl and a spoon. 🙈 He also only loves starch, it seems. If we want him to eat anything else, it better be hidden in the spoon with some pasta or rice. 🤣
This weekend was such a lovely one, spent with some of my all time favourite people ❤️ I love that this time of year is basically one big excuse to get together with your loved ones, eat plenty of pigs in blankets and drink far too much fizz! I hope you all enjoy the festive wind down this week - I can’t believe that this time next week it’ll be Christmas Eve 🎅🏼
Half of me is so happy today is the last Monday I’ll be getting up early for a few weeks, the other half of me can’t believe Christmas Day is just a week away! . This photo was taken back in Paris and I’m wearing a beautiful @rixo skirt bought second hand via @theresolutionstore - I’ve loved Rixo’s pieces for a while but couldn’t justify buying something full price/brand new so had been keeping an eye out for a second hand bargain and luckily I found one. I much prefer trawling through second-hand sites (@vestiaireco @depop @ebay_uk) is so much better when you’re searching with purpose and you know what you’re looking for. . Where have you found your second hand gems?
🎄 These two, one may have been awake half the night coughing, one might have demanded I play what’s the time Mr Wolf until 7.45pm. But it’s all part of it eh? • One has just given me a squashed blueberry and said “Merry Christmas” and the other has just farted while sitting on my lap. • One just told me they loved me more than sun dogs 🐕 ☀️?!?! The other one just told me they drank their own sick, followed my “just joking”. • They are pretty gross 76% of the time, I’ve had to get over my aversion to spittle. And as for wet wipes, well wet wipes save lives in my opinion. • But when I look at them in real life and in this photo and the disaster photos my heart feels full. • And here comes the cheese 🧀 • No matter how gross they are, In the words of Mariah (almost) All I want for Christmasssss, isssss yoooouuuuuu two!
Cherishing life in the sun, baby wearing and these last precious weeks of having a one year old... Daily life is filled with mini obstacles and things that challenge us. I need to remember moments like this and remind myself of what I have. Easier in hindsight but trying to do this with mindfulness practice when I can. My friend @katyamirabel mentioned a snow globe recently and I'm finding this analogy so helpful. When things feel crazy and mental all around me and I'm losing my shit, I'm trying to be the figure in the middle of it all that can keep it together.... . . #mindfulness#motherhood#parenting#womeninphotography#motherhoodunplugged#instadoc#documentyourdays#documentaryphotography
The bubbles are out of the bottle! 🍾 I’m feeling very lucky to have the opportunity to have recently joined the amazing team at @amplifymarketing_ as their new content creator, and to be able to let my creative flag fly! Come on over and say ‘hi’ 👋🏼
Blinded by Monday. Thankfully it’s the last one before Christmas Eve! I cannot believe it’s in a week but I’m also excited to know I only have 5 more days of work before a break, yippeee! On a scale of 1 to 10 how excited are you for the Christmas holidays?
So I’ve been exploring mood and how things feel instead of how they look for some time now and it really helps me to focus on the essence of what I’m photographing. It’s kinda hard because you (almost) have to feel what your subject is feeling. Except when it’s a winter wedding and your hands are as cold as hers, then it’s really easy😂 #howitfeelslike
We’ve never been to Hawaii in December (other than when we lived in Oahu) so we knew weather might not be as we’re used to other times of the year when we visit. It’s been windy and a little chillier thus far but today was totally ideal. Perfect beach day weather. Babes still isn’t a fan of the ocean/waves but she agreed to go in a little ways if one of us held her. Heading tomorrow to another beach that will hopefully have her loving the ocean as much as the pool. ☺️
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Back from a wintery wonderland to rain. 🌨❄️ —> 🌧☔️ Hello, life in the Pacific Northwest! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is a little over a week away, but I think we’re feeling ready for it! ✨🎄🥂🍗🌟 #christmasiscoming#jollyscottchristmas
The bunny hill first thing this morning was a bit intimidating for my first time skiers, but I’m glad that their day ended on a high note. ❄️⛷🙌🏼 Now it’s time to get warm and watch some Christmas movies! ☺️🎄 #myskibunny#jollyscottchristmas
Wow .. huhh ... it’s fairly early into the 1st weekend home and I have realized why being right on time to attend all socially polite Xmas parties this year has just raised its potential to a whole new level of “fun”… since apparently “this” is never a good time to come up with major life decisions or any other topic that you are successfully trying to avoid the whole rest of the year… (*thinking about it, if there was such thing as good timing for sharing “great” news, it probably would be the middle of summer when it’s too hot to think, everybody’s far away on vacation and mostly worried about mojitos and tan lines) .... to be fair I didn’t exactly choose the timing on this one(moving after 14 years) .. In any case luck has it that you are now destined to run into all family members, including distantly related ones, old friends and a whole other number of people you used to know .. Now there you are and right next to you “the big elephant” .. it’s not going anywhere ... everybody asking meaningful questions that all kind of boil down to something trivial as “what now ? Any important plans for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE...? “ 😜So “instinctually” you find yourself left with desperately trying to teach the animal to dance on a ball.... meaning: making up all kinds of stories purposefully entertaining from the outside but that have as little binding contents as possible… (*a principle taken from the life lesson “even if you had a plan it’s Best to not talk about anything until it’s done. (otherwise the risk is: “ah she just changed her mind once AGAIN“ . also you are better off left with peace in execution..) -> -> swipe tbc * -> -> #story#storytime#mylife#myworld#lifelessons#lifestyleblogger#storyofmylife#xmas#xmasparty#writer#writersofinstagram#writerscommunity#lifecoach#read#life#home#familytime#stories#austrianblogger#positivevibes#family#lifeadvice#documentyourdays#mood#positivethinking