Flying alone with a baby is not for the weak of heart. Yes, it's challenging (especially when you get delayed in the countries busiest airport ) but I am always so overwhelmed with the kindness & service bestowed upon me & my little guy. Not one tear or tantrum because this village of strangers rallied around us + mom came prepared 🏼 It really gives me hope for this world that people are genuinely good & loving. #peoplearegood#frequentflyerbaby
Another new item in my shop! You can get your family portrait on the Family Proclamation in an 8x10 and 11x14 (or any requested size) - full image for $8 and cropped around body image for $10! The beauty of digital files is that you don't have to pay for shipping- I just send them to your email! You have them forever- and can use/print the files as you please. This would also make a thoughtful gift! Visit the listing here https://www.etsy.com/listing/491443738/lds-family-proclamation-custom-made
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I just finished a 7 day financial freeze. The challenge was to spend ZERO dollars for 1 week, and I did it! Surprisingly enough, I loved the challenge! I recognized all the ways I spend money without even thinking. Here are a few things I said NO to the past week:
1. A beautiful shade of lipsense
2. Going to the see La La Land with my sister and mom
3. Sandals for spring
4. All forms of eating out including @sodalicious
5. Buying a cable to reboot my Apple TV
6. Target - need I say more?
Here's what I said YES to:
1. Making homemade bread
2. More time and energy spent with family - at home.
3. A growing savings account
4. Knowing I can actually control my spending!
So what's the first thing I bought after the freeze? I sodalicious to celebrate and a tank of gas . Side note - my sister Meg surprised me with this mug from @thealisonshow and I about died I was so happy! Best gift ever 🏻. The financial freeze idea came from Jordan @funcheaporfree.
What's in my cup? AK special - Also known as the best Dr. Pepper around.
Ive had a pretty bad cold for the past couple weeks and it totally stole my voice, 🤧 I am finally able to sing again (a little). Who has hear Ed Sheeran's new releases? I love this one! Castle On A Hill by @teddysphotos LEAVE REQUESTS IN COMMENTS!! #singthroughlife
As I have been working on my relationship with Christ, I have noticed an added measure of FEELING THINGS. Feeling the Spirit. Feeling promptings. Feeling love for my husband and others. I think a lot of me notices these feelings now because I went over a year and a half of NOT feeling these things. Due to depression and anxiety, it masked the ability to feel all things. I felt glimpses of happiness in my kids and other small things, but nothing lasted. I remember the first time I really "felt like my old self" was when I was driving in the car with my husband. I started singing to a song and then I took it one step further and started DANCING to the song! This was huge- I used to dance all the time but I never felt like doing much of it when I was struggling. I got this feeling of nostalgia and excitement as I thought back to my college days when I knew who I was and Whose I was. I rolled down the window, stuck out my head and just started screaming. It felt so good to FEEL! If you are struggling with feeling things, please know that you aren't alone. Through therapy, medication, Christ, or whatever way works for you, I promise one day you will FEEL again. Hold tight and know that I am a Direct Message away from you if you want to talk. Xoxo
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The boys had follow up dentist appointment today. Baby teeth need to be pulled and cavities need to be filled. One of them was more anxious than the others. This envelope was sent home last appointment containing two tablets to calm him down.
My husband took the boys since I ended up feeling under the weather. I worried a bit about my anxious one. And sent a text to remind my husband that he may need to hold his hand or just be near. And suddenly I had a thought fill me as I imagined my husband offering comforting my anxious boy... The love of Heavenly Father. He wants to give the comfort my little boy needed. And then the thought went further.. He wants to comfort me, my boys, my husband, our other family members, and friends.. EVERYONE! He wants to comfort his children every where all the time. And he can comfort each of us as though we are his only child. I felt that thought settle upon me. >>He is able to comfort me and focus on me as though I am his only child.<< .. I again thought of our anxious son and felt a peaceful reassurance that he was indeed going to be given the comfort he needs. #comfort#heavenlyfather#throughjesus#hisson
This is what happens when Liz from @prettylifegirls says, "Quick! Pretend like you're taking a picture!" Keep your eyes peeled for a photo of a blue rug featuring a little crooked frame and maybe a bit of my big toe.
Had a lot of fun using some great family film photography from @adthedad and art from @jennaevedouglass to stage some of our prints in a beautiful home today. It's so great and terrifying how starting a business forces outside your comfort zone. Just like pretty much every other part of life I guess.
Took some photos of a brand-new, never-before-seen, soon-to-be-released print that you might sneak a peak of if you head over to @prettylifegirls insta story.