THE INTRODUCTION! Beans perspective : my new brother is very large, intimidating and hard to read. He seems to be interested in me but I also think he's not happy im staying. I just want him to like me so we can play together. Chubbs perspective: who is she? Why is she here? Why is she getting all my parents attention and love? She smells different. Shes very little. I'm not sure I like this situation. Why does she have a crate? Why is she getting my treats? @bccd_paul
When we first moved in, almost three years ago, there was this board on the ceiling above the kitchen sink. Apparently the previous owners had taken down a light, and just covered the hole. #whythough A few weeks ago, we finally got it fixed! Now, not only can I do dishes without being in my own shadow, but it looks great all decked out for Christmas. 🎄 . . #mylovedhome💕 #livingthefortunatelife#christmas#christmasdecorations @canadiantire
Anyone else ridin' the Elf on the Shelf train? Cause I'm gonna be real, this mom is ridin' the struggle bus HARD with our "Candy the elf"... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of those things that tend to stress me out during the holidays... always having to "remember" to move her and place her in a different spot for the kids. Cause God forbid we don't... it's happened before and it was equivalent to crying and gnashing of teeth over here. Kaylee wrote her a long, heartfelt note begging Santa to bring her "back to life". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Que mommy guilt HARD that day...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've given up some things because they tend to rip the joy of the season right out from under my jolly fingers....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What about you? What things do you do to keep the holidays fun and enjoyable even when it's hectic? How do you simplify Christmas?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We decided a couple of years ago to only get the kids four presents each: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. It really came into play last year (because they tend to get a lot from other family members too- and it seems to overwhelm them and us if we get them too much too)...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was really hard to do and it took some adjusting, but the overall premise was to teach them that Christmas is about Jesus and time with family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have any of you mommas tried something like this? If so, what are your secrets? I want in!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'll be sharing some other fun things we've done to tone down on the demands of Christmas to fill it with the things that mean the most: Jesus and Family in my newsletter tomorrow!
Yesterday was one of these days - everything I touched, went wrong. I wanted to cover my christmas cookies in white chocolate and estimated 15 minutes tops for that - turns out, it took me 3 hours because my frosting hadn't had the right consistency, I didn't have enough frosting and the stores were already closed 🙄 All that wasn't beneficial for my general state of mind, which was completely off yesterday. I worried about what other people think of me, just as I do far too often #whythough I want to excel in everything I do, be it work, keeping up with housework, my marriage, my relationship with family and friends, church, my health and the list goes on. Sometimes I have this out-of-this world expectations of myself and feel guilty, whenever I fail to meet them. Over the years my priorities have changed and I feel like sometimes I'm being judged for my decisions and the way I order my priorities. Comparison is so wrong! We're all different everyone has a different perception of things and different pain barriers. So today I will take it easy and just do what I can. I wonder, if I'm the only one or who else gets those feelings from time to time? 🤔
Pics are a repost from @thatendogoddess. I am all for freedom of speech, however, some fool has reported the above images because in some way they were offended. I have said all along that this page is a safe place of sharing yet somehow, someone has taken exception to @thatendogoddess sharing her very personal journey through expression of photographs of her body. I don’t get it .... I genuinely don’t. I have said all along that I support ANYONE who has the balls to share what they are going through and the fact that someone is trying to stifle someone’s ability to do this is shameful and, I feel, a big reason as to why Endo struggles to break into the norm. I have spoken a number of times with Kellie and she is a 100% badass endo advocate and she is a lovely, genuine person to boot. I am reposting this because anyone who has the courage to not only speak up and share what they are going through, has my .. and I’d like to think the greater Endo communities’ overwhelming support. Keep going guuurl and stay in the fight 💛⭐️💪🏼🤙🏼👌🏼🦸🏻♀️ #endometriosiseducation#endometriosis#endometriosisawareness#fightthegoodfight#gogirl#whythough#howoffendedareyou#endo#partnersofendo#ignorant#isthisoffensive#176millionwomen
Waiting for our very small and quaint post office to open....at 10am 😑 #whythough At least I have this beautiful and soothing shot taken by @tinted_green of “She’s Got This”! Mailing a bunch of books today...if this post office ever opens up!!! 😩 #mondays - - - - - - A few things I’m really into: Disneyland, Christmas music (AFTER Thanksgiving) and the Olympic Games. In winter I gush over the figure skaters and in summer, I’m OBSESSED with women’s gymnastics. Lo and behold, THE Laurie Hernandez wrote a children’s book all about resilience called She’s Got This. I’m obsessed all over again, obvi. It’s beautifully illustrated and the story is one I’m excited for Isaac to understand; that we can celebrate our falls, pick ourselves back up and try again in the face of uncertainty. Heck, it’s a skill I’d like to master myself tbh!! —— Book gifted by @harperkid #shesgotthis
In between gigs 5 and 6 I got coffee and the person in front of me ordered something with whipped cream...and then poured creamer on top. Everyday we move farther from god’s light. . . #gigging#coffeebreak#whythough