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Remember that day... when everything stopped and the only thing that mattered, were the things ...
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Remember that day... when everything stopped and the only thing that mattered, were the things that really matter? . 9.11.01 🏻 Remember that day... when everything stopped and the only thing that mattered, were the things that really matter?
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“Being awesome means you’re feeling confident and excited about the choices you’re making, the ...
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“Being awesome means you’re feeling confident and excited about the choices you’re making, the life you’re living and the lives you’re touching.” -Alison Faulkner . This was my favorite quote from the weekend. Can’t we all agree the the choices we are making, the lives we are living and ... “Being awesome means you’re feeling confident and excited about the choices you’re making, the life you’re living and the lives you’re touching.”
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This was my favorite quote from the weekend. Can’t we all agree the the choices we are making, the lives we are living and the lives we are touching is what it’s all about?! It’s so important that we are feeling confident and excited about all of those things, or maybe it’s time to switch things up?! Take some time to think about that.💖 I hope you all had the best weekend! Here comes Monday🎉
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Starting my morning off at the @zyiaactive summit🖤 SO many reasons I love being a part of this amazing ...
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Starting my morning off at the @zyiaactive summit🖤 SO many reasons I love being a part of this amazing company, but for now I’ll just say I’m obsessed with the activewear and couldn’t be happier to be hanging out with the most incredible women! . @best.in.zyia Starting my morning off at the @zyiaactive summit🖤 SO many reasons I love being a part of this amazing company, but for now I’ll just say I’m obsessed with the activewear and couldn’t be happier to be hanging out with the most incredible women!
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🌙@best.in.zyia
How is back to school going for you?!! Homes are staying clean, lunch with friends, pedicures and ...
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How is back to school going for you?!! Homes are staying clean, lunch with friends, pedicures and a nap before they get off the bus, right?! Well... even if that’s not any of our realities, we can dream. Ha! . I kept things pretty low key going back to school this year. I realized over the years ... How is back to school going for you?!! Homes are staying clean, lunch with friends, pedicures and a nap before they get off the bus, right?! 😉 Well... even if that’s not any of our realities, we can dream. Ha!
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I kept things pretty low key going back to school this year. I realized over the years that no matter how many “school clothes” I bought at the beginning of the year.. I was still buying more throughout the rest of the year= WAY too many clothes. So, we got a few things and called it good. It lowered my stress levels and I think I’ll have more fun buying more things throughout the year without overwhelming our home.
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One thing I was really excited about was our @statebags backpacks. I heard about their #GiveBackPack program and knew I wanted to partner with them. Not only do they have incredible products, they are doing so much good. I always want to do something to help, but I don’t always know how or who to help. I absolutely love that for EVERY backpack purchased, they donate a backpack with supplies to someone in need. I sat down with my kids and watched their giving program videos. It’s very important to me for my kids to understand the things they should be grateful for and to always look for ways to give back when possible. Where much is given, much is expected... I believe that. So, go check them out! Just think of all the good we can do by supporting their cause💕
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I am always looking for companies that give back. I’m sure you know of a million of them that I’m unaware of... I would love you to share your favorites with me!
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Last, how cute is Ella?!💖
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One of these smiles lasted approximately 13 seconds<span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> Irrational fears. Ever heard of them? I’ll ...
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One of these smiles lasted approximately 13 seconds Irrational fears. Ever heard of them? I’ll give you one guess... it wasn’t me. . This girl got kicked in the face by a horse and was laying in the ER with her head wide open begging me to let her go back to riding lessons. Today, she was certain ... One of these smiles lasted approximately 13 seconds😂 Irrational fears. Ever heard of them? I’ll give you one guess... it wasn’t me.
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This girl got kicked in the face by a horse and was laying in the ER with her head wide open begging me to let her go back to riding lessons. Today, she was certain she would die or drown riding on this....
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So, here’s my question to you... when your child is feeling an irrational fear... how do you handle it? Patience? Tell them to suck it up? Let them avoid anything that feels scary? I’d love to hear!
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For the record I was driving slow and safe. No reason to feel unsafe 🤗
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We made it to the top!🌲 Four miles with all these kids and it was another reminder of just how grown ...
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We made it to the top!🌲 Four miles with all these kids and it was another reminder of just how grown up they are. It’s a crazy thing going from “I swear I’m going to have babies underneath my feet for the rest of forever” to this. There’s definitely some bitter sweet, but I have to say...I am loving ... We made it to the top!🌲 Four miles with all these kids and it was another reminder of just how grown up they are. It’s a crazy thing going from “I swear I’m going to have babies underneath my feet for the rest of forever” to this. There’s definitely some bitter sweet, but I have to say...I am loving this stage of life ❤️
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What stage are you currently at?
•Babies at your feet.
•Do they even need me anymore?
•Where did they all go?
•Hello Grand-babies!
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If you could spend your day doing exactly what you loved, what would that day look like? . Have you ...
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If you could spend your day doing exactly what you loved, what would that day look like? . Have you ever sat down and written down the top five most important things to you? If you did... would those top five things be getting the attention they deserve in your day to day life? . Obviously there ... If you could spend your day doing exactly what you loved, what would that day look like?
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Have you ever sat down and written down the top five most important things to you? If you did... would those top five things be getting the attention they deserve in your day to day life?
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Obviously there are things we have to accomplish in the day that are not on our “love lists”, but I am trying to be more aware of the places I’m giving my time.
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Oprah opens all of her Super Soul Conversation podcasts with, "I believe that one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself is time — taking time to be more fully present. Your journey to become more inspired and connected to the deeper world around us starts right now."
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The greatest gift *you can give yourself* GIVE YOURSELF💕 It’s all up to you! Xo
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My hope for you... . I hope you do not spend your whole life searching for ways to believe in your ...
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My hope for you... . I hope you do not spend your whole life searching for ways to believe in your worth. I hope you do not look for it in places like your appearance, your body type, your talents, your physical possessions, your struggles, or what others think of you. I hope you don’t allow a ... My hope for you...
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I hope you do not spend your whole life searching for ways to believe in your worth. I hope you do not look for it in places like your appearance, your body type, your talents, your physical possessions, your struggles, or what others think of you. I hope you don’t allow a learning opportunity to make you feel “less than” and insecure. I hope your conversations with others aren’t full of self degrade or talking negative about others to make you feel better about yourself.
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Rather, I want you to know you are exactly enough. Your purpose here in life is to learn and grow, love yourself and love others. Love brings about service. If you aren’t loving yourself... it just might be impossible to love others. Don’t waste your time searching in all the wrong places for fulfillment, it has to come from inside you. I want you to listen to wise teachings and encouragements from others. We can learn so much! Cheer for others and let them cheer for you. Know that when you are learning a lesson, that doesn’t make you weaker... it’s just gonna make you that much better. We need each other. I hope you compliment others. Sincere compliments. There are a lot of amazing people in this world, tell them. I hope you find that place deep inside of YOU that is untouchable from things, people, or jobs, that will give you the sure knowledge of how amazing, capable and needed YOU really are.
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I’ve been thinking about this all morning and I feel like it’s my responsibility to teach my kids these things, especially my girls right now who are getting older. I want you to teach yours and there’s no better way of teaching than by example. It’s our job to figure this out first. Nothing makes me sadder than watching a person chase all the “things” in life to feel validated. When you decide to truly get to know yourself, understand yourself and believe your worth... that is when you’re going to be fulfilled. That is when you can be the very best version of YOU.
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Do me a favor and tag a friend you think might want to read this. Maybe a friend who is struggling or a friend who you think is an example of humbly, but confidently loving themselves💕
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2017 was the most insane year for me. I had moved my 10-year-old business out of my home and into a shop, ...
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2017 was the most insane year for me. I had moved my 10-year-old business out of my home and into a shop, brought all our printing in-house, and added Zyia Activewear to my already crazy life. I was drowning....to say the least. I had my head down and was working my butt off. My business was bigger ... 2017 was the most insane year for me. I had moved my 10-year-old business out of my home and into a shop, brought all our printing in-house, and added Zyia Activewear to my already crazy life. I was drowning....to say the least. I had my head down and was working my butt off. My business was bigger than ever, I was making great money..... BUT I WAS NOT HAPPY. No matter how many all day/nighters I was pulling, I couldn't keep up. I had completely lost sight of WHY I even started my company in the first place. I had been listening to Alison's podcast and had gained some mad respect for her. I was hungry for some change and clarity in my life and had NO clue where to start. One day she announced her next workshop date and I VERY randomly signed myself up. At that time I believed the workshop had a very specific "group" it was for, and I was definitely not in that group. I worked until 2 am, slept for three hours, got up and drove to the workshop. I had talked my sister into coming(she's a dance studio owner) and when we were walking in I said to her, "I have NO clue why I'm here." I had no clue, but I can promise you one thing....I was 100% meant to be there..
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When you are in charge of a business, you matter. IF YOU DON'T RUN THE BUSINESS, THE BUSINESS WILL RUN YOU. When that happens, it's impossible to fulfill your purpose...the very reason you started whatever it is in the first place. You must be running your business with specific intentions to avoid this happening. This is where the workshop comes into play!
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That day changed my life (and business) COMPLETELY. If you talk to me about it, I'll cry. Alison's workshop basically helps you to lay all "your pieces" on the table and guides you in putting them back together. You might have ALL the puzzle pieces you need... you can think "I have a puzzle here!", but all the puzzle pieces sitting in a box does you no good. The workshop gives you the tools necessary to put all your pieces together, get rid of the random pieces that don't belong, and find the missing ones! So....if you're like me and not sure why you would be going, but something inside of you says go, GO. (continued in comments)
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One of the most asked “where did you get those” questions is about these frames in my front room. They ...
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One of the most asked “where did you get those” questions is about these frames in my front room. They have the look of a floating frame, still nice and clean like a canvas, but are regular prints mounted on foam core, then attached to the frame. The best part of these is how simple and inexpensive ... One of the most asked “where did you get those” questions is about these frames in my front room. They have the look of a floating frame, still nice and clean like a canvas, but are regular prints mounted on foam core, then attached to the frame. The best part of these is how simple and inexpensive it is to replace them.
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I have approximately 50 giant canvases from over the years sitting in my storage room🤦🏼‍♀️ I paid a million dollars for them, I love them, have no where to put them, but can’t just throw them away! This was the PERFECT solution!! My friend Kristin told me about this place called frameworks here in UT and that’s where I ended up getting them done. I printed the photos through a professional lab, took them to frameworks, picked out the frames and they did the rest. The frames were an investment... but completely worth it! I believe it’s $10 to have the photos switched out. Hope this answers your question and I’ll have a little detail video in my stories for you as well! Let me know what you think! ❤️
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The 3 c’s in life...choice, chance, change. . You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you ...
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The 3 c’s in life...choice, chance, change. . You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change. . How do you feel about change? Do you love it? Fear it? Want it, but not sure how to get there? Want to answer “D” all of the above? Ya, me too . @msrachelhollis ... The 3 c’s in life...choice, chance, change.
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You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.
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How do you feel about change? Do you love it? Fear it? Want it, but not sure how to get there? Want to answer “D” all of the above? Ya, me too💕
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@msrachelhollis always says, “Hope is not a strategy, you have you have a plan.” I love that SO much because it’s easy to get stuck in the “hope”. We never want to lose hope, but if we want change... we have to make the CHOICE!
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So much pressure, right?! At the @alisonsbrandschool workshop, Alison shared a quote that said, “Most people would rather be miserable in certainty, than sit with uncertainty.” I first thought, why would anyone do that to themselves?!! Then I realized how true it is. If we know we are unhappy, at least that’s something we can count on, right?!😉 We aren’t happy with our health? Well, it’s easier to stick to our norm, rather than getting uncomfortable with switching up our diet/exercise routine🤷🏼‍♀️ YOU GUYS! Does that terrify you as much as it does me? I’m guilty of it, too!
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Make the choice • take the chance • get the change. I feel like we can do it! Shall we?!!🙌🏻
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This @brinandbell ”C” necklace used to stand for Chelsea... but I think it’s officially a reminder to me, of these three VERY important C’s💕
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Happy National Dog Day<span class="emoji emoji1f43e"></span> . We’ve had Winn for about eight years. We were NOT looking to get a dog and ...
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Happy National Dog Day . We’ve had Winn for about eight years. We were NOT looking to get a dog and my cute friend rescued him... in front of Winco(that’s how he got his name) in the middle of winter, and she decided he was meant to be ours. She was right ️ . Winn is a poodle-terrier mix. He is ... Happy National Dog Day🐾
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We’ve had Winn for about eight years. We were NOT looking to get a dog and my cute friend rescued him... in front of Winco(that’s how he got his name) in the middle of winter, and she decided he was meant to be ours. She was right ❤️
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Winn is a poodle-terrier mix. He is fierce loyal and protective... especially to me and any kids. He doesn’t like men, but has gotten better about it over the years. He sleeps on my feet every single night and never leaves my side when I’m home. He loves our cats and can jump higher than you would ever believe. He loves going to the one house in our neighborhood he is forbidden to go to(cue twenty calls to animal control and even the police) and is completely aware he’s in trouble when he gets back. Piece of crap. I used to let it give me more anxiety and tears than I’ll ever admit. Now I just do my best to keep him away and welcome the visit from animal control. Luckily they are really nice workers 😬🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
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He has been one of the happiest parts of my kids life and I would take the hard parts for all that good he adds to our life any day💙 I read something once that said “When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone is excited to see you!” 🤣
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So...let’s hear.. what kind of dog do YOU have??! #nationaldogday 🐶
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“They better be boys.” . Those were the first words spoken by Ryan after the two day initial shock ...
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“They better be boys.” . Those were the first words spoken by Ryan after the two day initial shock of “you’re having twins” wore off. Well, as you can see that was NOT the case, but it turned out exactly the way it was meant to be. . The last few summers Ryan has taken the twins on a little backpacking ... “They better be boys.”
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Those were the first words spoken by Ryan after the two day initial shock of “you’re having twins” wore off. Well, as you can see that was NOT the case, but it turned out exactly the way it was meant to be.
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The last few summers Ryan has taken the twins on a little backpacking adventure. When he broke his foot at the beginning of this summer, it was the thing the girls were most concerned wouldn’t be able to happen.
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Ryan came from a family of one brother. It was a “boy” home. The thought of meeting the needs of girls was a little terrifying for him... but he figured it out REAL quick! Our girls need love, connection, support, fun and a reaaaallly long bedtime routine😉 I’ve blamed him for that from the beginning, but it’s something I secretly love. Ryan naturally fulfills each one of those needs for them. They have the sweetest bond. I can’t help but think of all the ways it is SO good for my girls.
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They will always know what it feels like to be loved, respected, taken care of, cherished and supported. I hope in experiencing all of these things, they will one day be able to find someone who treats them the very same and not settle for less. .
A father-daughter connection is one of the most important and tender things. I know sometimes it’s hard for a Dad to relate to unfamiliar emotions and needs, but I’d love to hear ways you have seen or experienced, healthy ways for connection to take place. This little backpacking adventure is one that stands out to me in our home. My Dad brining me a soda to work is a simple act that shows me he loves me and was thinking about me. The little things make a big difference! I can’t wait to hear what you all have to share 💙
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They were all babies once. They needed me to lift them out of their cribs, rip apart their pancakes, ...
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They were all babies once. They needed me to lift them out of their cribs, rip apart their pancakes, bathe them and get them dressed. . None of those things happened this morning but I’ll tell you what, my love for them keeps growing bigger and stronger. I am so proud of them. SO dang proud of ... They were all babies once. They needed me to lift them out of their cribs, rip apart their pancakes, bathe them and get them dressed.
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None of those things happened this morning but I’ll tell you what, my love for them keeps growing bigger and stronger. I am so proud of them. SO dang proud of them. They are kind, grateful and hard working. They love each other and love others. I could not ask for anything more.
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To my babies... I hope you never change. I hope you grow and make all your strengths even stronger. I hope you learn all the things in life that serve you well. Some of those lessons might be hard, but you’ll be better because of them. I hope you find your passions and commit to using those to do SO much good in the world. You were made for it. I hope you avoid comparing yourself to others. YOU are perfect. JUST AS YOU ARE! You were born into a home full of love. We wanted you to be a part of our family. We wanted to love you, teach you and help you through all the hard times. That will NEVER change. We are here. Always. I hope you know what a gift it is to have each other. Your siblings can be your very best friends... I promise you want that. My heart breaks a little watching you grow up. Having little babies will always be one of the happiest times of my entire life. But, just as my heart breaks, it grows... because watching you become yourselves... well, it just doesn’t get better than that. Go be awesome❤️
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To all you mama’s out there, I feel all the emotions right along with you! We’re raising humans and thank goodness we’re doing it together. I’m constantly learning from you and all the amazing people in my life! Cheers to a brand new school year✨
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“Yes...sure...okay!” Sound familiar?! Or, have you gotten to the point where you can finally say, ...
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“Yes...sure...okay!” Sound familiar?! Or, have you gotten to the point where you can finally say, “I’d love to do that, I need to make sure it will work okay. Let me check a few things and I’ll get back to you.” ? Or even better...how about, “I’m so sorry, I’m going to have to say no this time.” . It’s ... “Yes...sure...okay!” Sound familiar?! Or, have you gotten to the point where you can finally say, “I’d love to do that, I need to make sure it will work okay. Let me check a few things and I’ll get back to you.” ? Or even better...how about, “I’m so sorry, I’m going to have to say no this time.”
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It’s okay to save your YES’s for right things! That doesn’t even necessarily mean only the things you “want” to do... often times there are things I don’t really want to, but I know I need to do them.
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Think before you accidentally say yes to ALL the things. Make sure you are taking care of the most important things first before you fill your life up with 100 yes’s that do not serve you or your family well.
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This is obviously on my mind because it’s something I am always working on. It doesn’t even have to be saying no to other people.
I am even working on saying no to myself. I’ve come to realize I can’t get all my work done, clean my house, take care of my kids and feed the animals 🤣 There are days I have to say no to a perfectly cleaned house(let’s be honest... that’s most every day) or no to making dinner(no one ever died eating cereal for dinner). It’s OKAY and completely necessary to say no. Instead of feeling like a failure, I want you to pay yourself on the back... then give yourself a big fat hug❤️ SAVE YOUR YES’S👊🏻
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I know I’ve shared how hard it can be on me as a working mom. Sometimes I worry about missing little ...
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I know I’ve shared how hard it can be on me as a working mom. Sometimes I worry about missing little moments, I worry my kids will resent me for not being there every second of their lives... basically I worry just about every other parenting fail you can imagine. Tell me I’m not alone?! 🤷🏼‍♀️ . Tonight ... I know I’ve shared how hard it can be on me as a working mom. Sometimes I worry about missing little moments, I worry my kids will resent me for not being there every second of their lives... basically I worry just about every other parenting fail you can imagine. Tell me I’m not alone?! 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Tonight as we were pulling up to Hannah’s wedding reception, Cohen and Ella were so excited to be there and see her! Hannah was our nanny a couple of years ago and was SO loved in our home. Literally my right hand lady... always doing exactly what I needed without even being asked! She made the girls yummy food to take to late nights at dance and took Cohen to see Santa. All the little things were always taken care of! One day she asked me if I wanted her to iron my sheets😂... I begged her not to set the bar that high at my house. Ha ha!!!
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Life sometimes looks different than we imagine it will. I actually didn’t even mean to be a working mom. I didn’t set out to build a business and have employees. But it happened. Everything fell into place, piece by piece and it really has been a blessing to our family. And guess what... I realized tonight how lucky my kids are/have been to have some really incredible girls like Hannah in their lives. They have been loved on, played with, fed and given everything they need, whenever I’ve been away. It was really good for me to remember that tonight. Gratitude instead of guilt... and that feels SO much better!
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I’m not claiming this is the best or easiest way to raise kids... but I am saying, I’ve had a really great team all along the way and I hope you do too! ❤️ We love you @hann0003! Happy Wedding Day✨
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Working through bad days. We all have them, we all dread them, but we all have to work through them. ...
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Working through bad days. We all have them, we all dread them, but we all have to work through them. I want to share with you a few ways I get through the tough ones... . •Movement. Whenever I’m feeling like crap, for ANY reason, I always know movement will help. A walk, jog, fitness class, or ... Working through bad days. We all have them, we all dread them, but we all have to work through them. I want to share with you a few ways I get through the tough ones...
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•Movement. Whenever I’m feeling like crap, for ANY reason, I always know movement will help. A walk, jog, fitness class, or cleaning all the things...Get moving! Those endorphins will change your state of mind. It might not change everything going on around you, but it will change your energy.
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•Wake up your environment! Open the blinds, burn a candle, and play some music. Stimulate all your senses. This is everything for me and my mood.
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•Force yourself to write down five things you are grateful for. Seeing it on paper makes it real.
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•”When you are sad and feeling blue, do something kind for someone bluer than you.” This is my favorite one! Find someone to serve. A simple drink drop off, a phone call, send them a prize from @brightboxes for heavens sake. Just do something... and I promise you, it will bring you BOTH some happiness.
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We cannot always change what’s going on in our lives, but we can change our mindset. We can learn from the hard stuff and do little things to control how we feel in the midst of it all! Isn’t it awesome we have that power? What are some of the things YOU do to help get through a bad day??
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Navigating our way through life can be tricky, exciting, terrifying, and wonderful. Having the ...
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Navigating our way through life can be tricky, exciting, terrifying, and wonderful. Having the right people to ride the waves with makes it worth every second. . These people have loved and supported me through some pretty chaotic times. Sometimes gone from early mornings to late nights, ... Navigating our way through life can be tricky, exciting, terrifying, and wonderful. Having the right people to ride the waves with makes it worth every second.
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These people have loved and supported me through some pretty chaotic times. Sometimes gone from early mornings to late nights, not always having much to give at the end of a busy day... and they still constantly leave me notes telling me I’m the best mom ever. I can think of a hundred better moms than me, but I do believe I am the right mom for them. I couldn’t be more grateful for each one of our kids... and Ryan. Oh man, he’s good to me. I’ve been realizing more than ever we are ALL just constantly learning how to live. The kids are growing and we are trying to figure out how to parent in each stage. It takes patience from all sides. They are finding “themselves” but so are we. It actually is a beautiful thing. We are always making progress together. I love them... and need some new family pictures with my short blonde hair🤣
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Utah is home for our family... how about you?! Where are you “riding the waves”?!
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It’s been the summer of SLIME at our house! I get asked ALL the time on my stories why my kids are so creative ...
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It’s been the summer of SLIME at our house! I get asked ALL the time on my stories why my kids are so creative and always creating. I have a simple answer... I just LET THEM and always have! I buy the paper, scissors, tape, beads, stickers and @elmersproducts glue. I never stand over their shoulders ... It’s been the summer of SLIME at our house! I get asked ALL the time on my stories why my kids are so creative and always creating. I have a simple answer... I just LET THEM and always have! I buy the paper, scissors, tape, beads, stickers and @elmersproducts glue. I never stand over their shoulders or try to tell them what to do. I have always encouraged them create whatever THEY think is awesome. I’m not good at all the things when it comes to parenting, but giving them full creative control has been something that is really important to me.... and guess what?! It’s totally paid off! They really are so fun and creative!!
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This is the fun part... right now, Elmer’s is having a Slime Game Challenge! If you have slime lovin’ kids like me, you have to check it out! I left the link in my bio for more information. Don’t forget to show your child completing the challenge to enter! #sponsored #OGSlimeGames
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Take the step<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> . Fear, uncertainty, insecurities... those feelings will make themselves welcome ...
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Take the step . Fear, uncertainty, insecurities... those feelings will make themselves welcome wherever we allow them. It’s up to us. They are the reason we hold back from going after the things we want. I wonder what we could really accomplish if we were focused on our positive thoughts ... Take the step✨
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Fear, uncertainty, insecurities... those feelings will make themselves welcome wherever we allow them. It’s up to us. They are the reason we hold back from going after the things we want. I wonder what we could really accomplish if we were focused on our positive thoughts and emotions?! I’m working on being braver, stronger and more determined. The first step is the hardest, but I believe we are all capable... we just have to make a move in the right direction💛
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Beautiful image by @thebloomacademy
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Spent the day(the whoooole day) shopping with these cuties! Number one... I can’t believe how many ...
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Spent the day(the whoooole day) shopping with these cuties! Number one... I can’t believe how many people still shop at the mall I literally never step foot in them. Ever! I much prefer online shopping, but these two have really been wanting to go. WAY too many people, but we still had so much ... Spent the day(the whoooole day) shopping with these cuties! Number one... I can’t believe how many people still shop at the mall😂 I literally never step foot in them. Ever! I much prefer online shopping, but these two have really been wanting to go. WAY too many people, but we still had so much fun together. Little pre-teens even got their eyebrows threaded!
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Speaking of pre-teens... these girls are heading to Junior High😱 They are my first kids to enter this phase so it’s a whole new ballgame. I know many of you have “been there, don’t that”. I would LOVE to hear what advice you would first give my girls... and then advice you would give me. I know it can be an interesting time of life and we can all learn a lot from each other! So... help this mama out❤️❤️❤️
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•8:30 pm- My child gets kicked in the face by a horse. •7:00 am-She’s standing on my porch with breakfast ...
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•8:30 pm- My child gets kicked in the face by a horse. •7:00 am-She’s standing on my porch with breakfast for my family. . •10:00 am- My husband has surgery on his foot •5:00 pm, She’s standing on my porch with dinner for my family. . It’s not even kind of about the food, it’s the fact that ... •8:30 pm- My child gets kicked in the face by a horse.
•7:00 am-She’s standing on my porch with breakfast for my family.
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•10:00 am- My husband has surgery on his foot
•5:00 pm, She’s standing on my porch with dinner for my family.
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It’s not even kind of about the food, it’s the fact that she shows up. Every single day this women gives service. She has asked more times than I can count if I need help with my kids. She’s randomly shown up at my work ready to help. And it’s NOT just me. I watch her serve everyone around us. She is honest, compassionate, non-judge mental, supportive, hard working and kind. I feel SO lucky to be connected to her and I had to take today to share her with all of you! If you don’t know her, I hope you have your own kind of Dixie in your life❤️ Dear @dixielangeveld ... you are certainly the best! XOX
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Can you think of a time when you walked into a room and wanted to leave because it just “felt” yucky. ...
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Can you think of a time when you walked into a room and wanted to leave because it just “felt” yucky. Maybe you could cut the tension with a knife, maybe the anxiety levels were at an all time high or maybe the sadness was just too much? . On the flip side... how about that home you LOVE going to visit, ... Can you think of a time when you walked into a room and wanted to leave because it just “felt” yucky. Maybe you could cut the tension with a knife, maybe the anxiety levels were at an all time high or maybe the sadness was just too much?
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On the flip side... how about that home you LOVE going to visit, a friend you LOVE to talk to or even a bagger at target that always makes you feel happy?
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ENERGY! It is all energy✨Negative or positive, you are carrying it around constantly. Have you ever really thought about that? Do you ever step back and say “I am responsible for the energy I am putting out there.”?! Or even more, decided exactly what type of energy you want others to feel from you?!
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I love relating energy to a workout class. You are all physically working out, which is a kind of energy... but you’ll notice the way you feel changes depending on the instructor and even others in the class! The better the energy, the higher the energy levels are and the better the workout is!
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I constantly find myself gravitating to those with fun, ambitions, and positive energy. I am VERY sensitive to what others put out there. I even absorb it😬 It can be a good thing when it’s a positive environment, but seriously debilitating when it’s not. I’m trying to be very mindful of this, especially my OWN! I want others to want to spend time with me. To feel like they are happier and fulfilled after our time together! Even here on my page. I want the energy to be positive, inspiring, authentic and encouraging!
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So, next time you’re tempted to be negative, ungrateful, anxious, unhappy... take a minute and remind yourself that YOU are responsible for your own energy! One side will make you(and others!)feel better and one probably won’t. Let’s try our hardest to choose wisely!❤️
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Ps now do you see why I didn’t want to share in my ornery state?! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂
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My nine year old took this picture of me this morning. I wanted to share my thoughts on energy and being ...
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My nine year old took this picture of me this morning. I wanted to share my thoughts on energy and being responsible for it. However, after a really long day I’m feeling a little ornery and not like “being responsible” for how I’m feeling...so maybe I’ll share that tomorrow! Ha! • Instead, ... My nine year old took this picture of me this morning. I wanted to share my thoughts on energy and being responsible for it. However, after a really long day I’m feeling a little ornery and not like “being responsible” for how I’m feeling...so maybe I’ll share that tomorrow! Ha!😂

Instead, let’s make each other happy! Tell me the BEST thing that happened to YOU today! I got to sit outside and watch Ella play soccer. I’m picking that! Share away and make my day❤️😘✨
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Every single one of us comes with what Panache Desai calls a "Soul Signature"... which is the truest ...
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Every single one of us comes with what Panache Desai calls a "Soul Signature"... which is the truest form of yourself. I listened to his podcast with Oprah and had to re-listen twice more. I loved so many of the things he shared. . "We are all so busy trying to be someone else, that we've moved ... Every single one of us comes with what Panache Desai calls a "Soul Signature"... which is the truest form of yourself. I listened to his podcast with Oprah and had to re-listen twice more. I loved so many of the things he shared.
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"We are all so busy trying to be someone else, that we've moved away from our soul signature. Then we look around and wonder why our lives aren't working."
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Why on earth would we do this? I believe it's a combination of things. How often do we spend time really getting to know ourselves? It's so much easier to just live our day to day than to pay attention to what we are made of. Also, how much easier does it seem to watch what someone else is doing or the way others are living(that seems to be working out great) and decide to walk "their path". But, it doesn't work. We won't be fulfilled, happy or be able to truly share ourselves with others. .
"There is no greater power than to be in harmony with one's self." I think some people are overwhelmed by the word "power". Power doesn't always have to mean loud dominance. It can be quiet, calm and confident. Power gives us the ability to be true to ourselves. Always. THAT is exactly why we should desire to be in perfect harmony with our soul. .
Many of us are constantly fighting against our design. Maybe out of fear or maybe its just a lack of understanding? Once we can let go of "our ways" and truly connect to our inner self... that is where the magic happens! THERE is the place we will grow and flourish. The world needs exactly what is inside of you! What you're made of. I’m begging you to go find it❤️ .
Have you listened to this podcast? What did you think??
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If you’re feeling stressed, unbalanced, overwhelmed, tired, disconnected... I suggest you take ...
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If you’re feeling stressed, unbalanced, overwhelmed, tired, disconnected... I suggest you take a weekend with your family to the lake. Watch your kids play for hours in the sand, jump the waves, swim and eat all the snacks. Listen to them laugh and play with each other. Feel the sun, warming ... If you’re feeling stressed, unbalanced, overwhelmed, tired, disconnected... I suggest you take a weekend with your family to the lake. Watch your kids play for hours in the sand, jump the waves, swim and eat all the snacks. Listen to them laugh and play with each other. Feel the sun, warming your skin and giving you all the Vitamin D you need. Don’t forget the sunscreen....
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I promise in those moments you’ll realize, everything is going to be A-OKAY! So grateful for our time together. Bear Lake will always have our heart...our little home away from home✨💛✨
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Dancin’ in the street(or mountains)<span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span>🏼🏞<span class="emoji emoji1f49b"></span> Just some victory moves after we sprinted past a moose ...
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Dancin’ in the street(or mountains)🏼🏞 Just some victory moves after we sprinted past a moose in the trees, we knew was going to kill us. Ha ha. I had complete faith Winn would protect me. He’s the best dog🏻🤣 Weekends at the cabin are my FAVORITE! Where are you spending your Saturday?!Dancin’ in the street(or mountains)💃🏼🏞💛 Just some victory moves after we sprinted past a moose in the trees, we knew was going to kill us. Ha ha. I had complete faith Winn would protect me. He’s the best dog🙌🏻🤣 Weekends at the cabin are my FAVORITE! Where are you spending your Saturday?!☀️
“My mom has three biological children, but so many more "adopted" kids! She has taken in and helped ...
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“My mom has three biological children, but so many more "adopted" kids! She has taken in and helped raised countless cousins and friends of ours for as long as I can remember. When I was 8 years old, the school my sisters and I had been attending had to shut down. Until we could find another solution, ... “My mom has three biological children, but so many more "adopted" kids! She has taken in and helped raised countless cousins and friends of ours for as long as I can remember. When I was 8 years old, the school my sisters and I had been attending had to shut down. Until we could find another solution, that meant we had to be homeschooled. My mom runs her own sewing business in a small trailer in our backyard. Every morning, she would have me and my sister, along with 4 other students, come and sit in her workshop so she could help us with our schoolwork for the day. She is the sole reason why 3 of those students graduated high school that year. Now she teaches at a private school here in the town we live in and she has helped countless students push through tremendous difficulties to graduate and become the people she always knew they could be. To this day, if one of her previous students see her out in town, they will run to get to her so they can hug her! My friends that have children of their own now all have their kids call her Grandmama because she genuinely loves them like they are her own. My mom is the main reason why I am still here today. Her support through high school, college, marriage, and now my pregnancy with my first child has been truly amazing. She is so much more than just my mom. She is a fighter, a caregiver, a prayer warrior, a worker, a best friend, and a role model for countless lives in our community. She is the best person I know and I am beyond blessed to call her my mom! I love her with all of my heart and I could never repay her for everything she has done for me. So that's why I wanted to nominate my mom. She truly is the definition of the the best!”
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• @meagangarcia1015 THANK YOU for sharing your amazing mom with us💕 She sounds like the kind of mother we all hope to be! So inspiring! Xo
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...I’ll be right here if ya need me 🖤🙃<span class="emoji emoji1f4a6"></span> #myhappyplace
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I miss the days when a bag full of tootsie rolls, catching the beloved frisbee, beaded necklaces ...
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I miss the days when a bag full of tootsie rolls, catching the beloved frisbee, beaded necklaces and a free pair of fancy blue sunglasses made me feel like I was the luckiest person in the world!.... Luckily, watching your kids do the same, is just as good! Here’s Cohen... living his best ... I miss the days when a bag full of tootsie rolls, catching the beloved frisbee, beaded necklaces and a free pair of fancy blue sunglasses made me feel like I was the luckiest person in the world!.... Luckily, watching your kids do the same, is just as good! 🍭🍬🍫 Here’s Cohen... living his best life at the parade💙
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It’s this guys special day and I have NO problem admitting he’s my better half. In fact, he’s a significantly ...
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It’s this guys special day and I have NO problem admitting he’s my better half. In fact, he’s a significantly better dinner maker, mother, planner, tuck-er-inner than me. The way he loves and takes care of me and our kids proves that we come before anything else in his life. He is loyal, smart, ... It’s this guys special day and I have NO problem admitting he’s my better half. In fact, he’s a significantly better dinner maker, mother, planner, tuck-er-inner than me. The way he loves and takes care of me and our kids proves that we come before anything else in his life. He is loyal, smart, quietly hilarious and always working hard. If you gave him $10.00, he would save $9.75 of it🤣 He’s the kind of guy you want(and need) on your team. He flies under the radar when it comes to social media- which is why you don’t see a whole lot of him here... but he really is the very BEST. We couldn’t be any luckier and hope he always knows how loved he is! 💙
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Friday I was flipping, twisting and working my butt off...Saturday I was knocked flat on my back ...
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Friday I was flipping, twisting and working my butt off...Saturday I was knocked flat on my back in bed. So sick. I kept telling Ryan how bad I felt for people experiencing chronic sickness and pain. Today I am on the mend and feeling thankful I’m returning back to good health. My thoughts on ... Friday I was flipping, twisting and working my butt off...Saturday I was knocked flat on my back in bed. So sick. I kept telling Ryan how bad I felt for people experiencing chronic sickness and pain. Today I am on the mend and feeling thankful I’m returning back to good health. My thoughts on sharing this is how important it is to be grateful for what we have. When I was laying in bed... I wasn’t worried about the 10 lbs I want to lose... I just wanted to be able to drink water or eat a cracker without vomiting. Funny how quickly our perspective can change. We aren’t in control of all the circumstances in life, but we ARE in charge of our thoughts and actions.
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Be grateful. Remember what’s important. Work hard. Take full advantage of all the days you are healthy and strong. Serve others. Annnnd have an awesome Monday! ❤️✌🏻❤️
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Yesterday was a day I look forward to all year long. I have the opportunity to serve on the board of ...
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Yesterday was a day I look forward to all year long. I have the opportunity to serve on the board of Anything For A Friend. We are a non-profit that provides fundraising and Giving Trees to individuals fighting life threatening diseases. I started as a volunteer when my dear friend Katie’s ... Yesterday was a day I look forward to all year long. I have the opportunity to serve on the board of Anything For A Friend. We are a non-profit that provides fundraising and Giving Trees to individuals fighting life threatening diseases. I started as a volunteer when my dear friend Katie’s mom was a recipient fighting breast cancer. During the planning, my nephew Dylan(Who I shared about a couple weeks ago) was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. My life would never be the same and in many ways, for the better. I was introduced to people who have made it their life’s work to help others. To reach out to them in love, compassion and even financial aid in their darkest hours. Literal angels on Earth. They were and are, examples to me of who I wanted to become. Not only has this vehicle of service changed my life, but my children’s. Their hearts are aware and sensitive to others fighting battles. They love serving right along with me. They have experienced sadness when some we have served pass away, but it has been a blessing to talk with them about what I believe about life and death and help them to understand that life is a gift.
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This race is made up of individual teams with their loved ones names on the back of their shirts. A rainbow of colors, all coming together to raise money so we can continue to deliver giving trees! All of us are in different parts of our journey, but together we feel hope and strength. It truly is one of the biggest blessings of my life.
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F2TF= Fight to the finish💚 The mantra of Tyler Smith, a brave young boy who fought cancer. A phrase that now reminds each of us to do the same. We all have a different fight we are facing, but I encourage all of you to dig deep, find your people to love and encourage you to keep going... all the way to your own finish🧡 We can do hard things, especially together. Best days ahead. Xo #f2tf5k #d4dalways #anythingforafriend
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I’m SO excited to share the very first, YOU’RE THE BEST with all of you! I have loved reading through ...
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I’m SO excited to share the very first, YOU’RE THE BEST with all of you! I have loved reading through all the nominations and am excited for them to keep coming I know there are SO many deserving individuals and I’m ready to share about as many as possible! So, here’s what a friend had to say about ... I’m SO excited to share the very first, YOU’RE THE BEST with all of you! I have loved reading through all the nominations and am excited for them to keep coming💕 I know there are SO many deserving individuals and I’m ready to share about as many as possible! So, here’s what a friend had to say about this awesome lady...
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“Judy married her high school sweetheart Dan and they have a beautiful family. Benson- their oldest has down syndrome and they have 2 younger children, Gracie and Kimball. If having a down syndrome child wasn't challenging enough, Dan, was active duty military and Judy was pretty much a single mama. Judy also has Lyme Disease. If you are unfamiliar with Lyme just watch her posts. It will crush your heart. She is in nerve burning pain all day long. Her body can feel like it's on fire and the pain is unbearable. She is ALSO a two time cancer survivor!Somehow she always finds JOY! In her family, in a beautiful sunset, in anything and in EVERYTHING! It's so inspiring to me! She is also a talented musician and just recorded and released her first video! All you need to know about Judy can found in her Instagram handle-follow along to see what I'm talking about! She is always looking for the best in her life even though what she deals with everyday is just plain HARD. She never complains and is very open about her journey through life. All while spreading love, light and hope to everyone else.”
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Someone focused on finding JOY, even through trials and hardships will always be my kind of person! Please give cute Judy a 💕 in the comments to show your love!
@judy_mckenzie123... @samistokes thinks you’re pretty awesome and so do we! Judy, please email me [email protected] so we can send you a little prize💛
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Happy Friday, friends! Keep being awesome🙌🏻
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Oh mercy! I’m tired. I’ve been working like crazy the last couple weeks. I hate to admit it, but sometimes ...
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Oh mercy! I’m tired. I’ve been working like crazy the last couple weeks. I hate to admit it, but sometimes after long days/nights of working... it’s easy to feel grumpy. Possibly even ungrateful. . HOWEVER... gratitude has been my number one focus over the last year. There is always something ... Oh mercy! I’m tired. I’ve been working like crazy the last couple weeks. I hate to admit it, but sometimes after long days/nights of working... it’s easy to feel grumpy. Possibly even ungrateful.
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HOWEVER... gratitude has been my number one focus over the last year. There is always something to be grateful for. Long work days= people hire and trust me. Laundry for daaaayyys= I have special people in my life wearing those clothes. You get the point...
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Some days I wake up and instantly feel grateful. For my home, husband, kids, health, job, and bath & body works candles of course! Everything. Then guess what.... every so often... my morning gratitude practice looks like this- me, on my morning jog, tears filling my eyes because I don’t want to list anything I’m grateful for. Because I’m tired, overwhelmed and frustrated. But guess what... I’ve committed, so I FORCE myself to do it. Every single day.
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I want you to know that it makes a difference! My attitude, heart and focus changes. Today, after 12 hours of working and no shower🤣... I could have felt anything but grateful, but instead, I left my shop feeling more grateful than ever. With the help of my awesome employees we were able to finish a huge project! SO thankful for my helpers!!! My daughter Hallie spent the day working with me❤️ I realized that even though we “just printed t-shirts” they are going to mean something very special to the families running this race in honor of a loved one. I am grateful to be able to be a part of that and give back... and now, I’m especially grateful to be in my cozy bed to get some sleep!
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My point is this...there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for. If you can only think of one thing, focus on that until you find something else! I’m grateful for the time each of you spend here, reading my thoughts and feelings. You are kind, loving and supportive! So, thank you for that! Last, I want you to leave me a comment with one thing you are grateful for right this very minute. We can all have a heart of gratitude together ❤️
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The closest we’re going to get to a covered wagon, this Pioneer Day here in Utah<span class="emoji emoji1f304"></span> Those pioneers sure ...
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The closest we’re going to get to a covered wagon, this Pioneer Day here in Utah Those pioneers sure picked an awesome place to settle! Our little fam sure does love it here #utah The closest we’re going to get to a covered wagon, this Pioneer Day here in Utah🌄 Those pioneers sure picked an awesome place to settle! Our little fam sure does love it here 💙 #utah
Don’t quit before you’ve even started. . Ever had a thought, idea, desire?! Something that sparked ...
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Don’t quit before you’ve even started. . Ever had a thought, idea, desire?! Something that sparked a little fire inside you that said, “I want to do that. I need to do that.” Then, within the next minute, day, week, month... you’ve told yourself all the reasons why it was a silly idea. Convinced ... Don’t quit before you’ve even started.
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Ever had a thought, idea, desire?! Something that sparked a little fire inside you that said, “I want to do that. I need to do that.” Then, within the next minute, day, week, month... you’ve told yourself all the reasons why it was a silly idea. Convinced yourself that other people are better than you, more talented or ahead in the game. Maybe it’s that you feel too out of shape to even start with a walk around the block? It could be anything!
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I just want to tell you today, that I think you should start. Baby steps. Take one move in that direction...with patience in your heart and mind, but full of commitment. The confidence will come and the reward will be great! But, you deserve to do the things that YOU were made to do. And so do I! ❤️ Show up and like Mr David in Pilates says, “We don’t try, we just do.” We are doers 🙌🏻 Let’s go! 💃🏼
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This is VERY far from what my days look like... but one can dream💭<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span> I snuck in a little time at my sisters ...
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This is VERY far from what my days look like... but one can dream💭 I snuck in a little time at my sisters pool today and Ioved every second of it. . Earlier today in my stories, I shared some things about myself I’ve chosen to accept and not let affect the way I feel about myself. There are so ... This is VERY far from what my days look like... but one can dream💭☀️🌈 I snuck in a little time at my sisters pool today and Ioved every second of it.
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Earlier today in my stories, I shared some things about myself I’ve chosen to accept and not let affect the way I feel about myself. There are so many thoughts and feelings we can have about our physical bodies that keep us from being happy, doing things we enjoy and loving ourselves. IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT! 💕 It’s not. I want you to think about one thing you want to work on accepting. You are welcome to share in the comments, or simply give me a heart emoji accepting the challenge. I’m really hoping we can all work on this together! Xo
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I am SO excited to start a new series with all of you called, “YOU’RE THE BEST!” (Not to be confused ...
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I am SO excited to start a new series with all of you called, “YOU’RE THE BEST!” (Not to be confused with your the best. That will get ya kicked outta here real fast Jk... kind of) . Let me tell you more about it! Connection is my biggest necessity in life. I love to connect with people! Especially ... I am SO excited to start a new series with all of you called, “YOU’RE THE BEST!” (Not to be confused with your the best. That will get ya kicked outta here real fast😉😂 Jk... kind of)
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Let me tell you more about it! Connection is my biggest necessity in life. I love to connect with people! Especially the good ones. This page is meant to encourage all of us to LOOK for the best in our days. Not naively believing life is perfect, but searching for the good...the best. For me, lots of my “bests” include people. Those who often go unnoticed and keep being awesome anyway!
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These little rays of sunshine usually hate being called out on their goodness, but we’re not going to care about that! I would LOVE you to email me and tell me about these people! Share why they are the BEST and every Friday, we’re going to talk about one of my favorites. I’m probably going to even send them a “YOU’RE THE BEST!” shirt❤️ This is going to be FUN, INSPIRING and humbling. I can’t even wait. I know how many people are working hard to bring light into the world, you’re probably one of them! Thank you.☀️
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Please send all nominations to 💌[email protected]
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Hey YOU! Feel like you’re barely hanging on? Hardly cutting it and drowning in ALL the things you’re ...
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Hey YOU! Feel like you’re barely hanging on? Hardly cutting it and drowning in ALL the things you’re NOT? We’ve all been there... but HANG ON! There’s a rainbow ahead and it’s gonna be beautiful xo Hey YOU! Feel like you’re barely hanging on? Hardly cutting it and drowning in ALL the things you’re NOT? We’ve all been there... but HANG ON! There’s a rainbow ahead and it’s gonna be beautiful💕🌈✨ xo
Raise your hand if you could use 14 days in the mountains with these views<span class="emoji emoji1f64b"></span>🏼‍♀️<span class="emoji emoji1f486"></span>🏼‍♀️ 🧘🏼‍♀️I’m currently ...
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Raise your hand if you could use 14 days in the mountains with these views🏼‍♀️🏼‍♀️ 🧘🏼‍♀️I’m currently using my deep breaths and smothering myself in peppermint oil🤣 It’s funny, because I feel on top of it and like everything’s under control on the outside, but my insides are like 🤪 What are ... Raise your hand if you could use 14 days in the mountains with these views🙋🏼‍♀️💆🏼‍♀️ 🧘🏼‍♀️I’m currently using my deep breaths and smothering myself in peppermint oil🤣 It’s funny, because I feel on top of it and like everything’s under control on the outside, but my insides are like 🤪 What are your go-to’s when your feeling the stress?!
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We spent the day up high at Snowbird today<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ It is SO beautiful, fun, and the perfect weather!! Such ...
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We spent the day up high at Snowbird today️ It is SO beautiful, fun, and the perfect weather!! Such a nice little break from the 100’s we’ve been having Not only is it beautiful, they have so many fun things to do... Ninja course, coaster, tram ride, vertical drop and lots more! It’s like a nature’s ... We spent the day up high at Snowbird today❤️ It is SO beautiful, fun, and the perfect weather!! Such a nice little break from the 100’s we’ve been having😅 Not only is it beautiful, they have so many fun things to do... Ninja course, coaster, tram ride, vertical drop and lots more! It’s like a nature’s version of an amusement park and 1 million times better🙌🏻 Have you ever been?? If not... add it to your summer bucket list! Next time I want to stay in the hotel up there too. It really is the most incredible place 🏞✨
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Me: David! I have a charley horse in my hamstring. David: A charley horse in your hamstring or your ...
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Me: David! I have a charley horse in my hamstring. David: A charley horse in your hamstring or your brain? . We all believe our brains are powerful, but just how powerful are they? How often do we let our brains tell us we are “finished” without giving our bodies the chance to prove how strong ... Me: David! I have a charley horse in my hamstring.
David: A charley horse in your hamstring or your brain?
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We all believe our brains are powerful, but just how powerful are they? How often do we let our brains tell us we are “finished” without giving our bodies the chance to prove how strong they are?!
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Now, in my defense, my hamstring was in a full on charley horse... feeling like my leg was having a seizure and I was close to death😂 His question to me was the last thing I probably wanted to hear, but an awesome thought to consider.
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How do you push through a “charley horse of the brain?!” Physically or mentally.
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Wanna know what I love? Talented people... even more than that.. talented people who do exactly ...
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Wanna know what I love? Talented people... even more than that.. talented people who do exactly what they were made to do! Pentatonix was exactly that. Unreal. I can’t imagine how many people who told them no, are currently kicking themselves. I’m so glad they never gave up. We loved every ... Wanna know what I love? Talented people... even more than that.. talented people who do exactly what they were made to do! Pentatonix was exactly that. Unreal. I can’t imagine how many people who told them no, are currently kicking themselves. I’m so glad they never gave up. We loved every second of their show and I LOVED watching my girls completely engaged and inspired. What an awesome night!
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Go share your talents with the world. Right NOW🙌🏻 We all have something to share. If your talent is home baked cookies... I hope I’m your friend 😉🍪😂
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Seven years ago, our family said goodbye to one of our favorite little humans. Seven years ago we ...
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Seven years ago, our family said goodbye to one of our favorite little humans. Seven years ago we learned what it meant to be loved, carried and supported by an army of people. Even strangers. Seven years ago we learned about the excruciating pain of loss.... and seven years ago... we really ... Seven years ago, our family said goodbye to one of our favorite little humans. Seven years ago we learned what it meant to be loved, carried and supported by an army of people. Even strangers. Seven years ago we learned about the excruciating pain of loss.... and seven years ago... we really learned about life.
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None of us are exempt from death. Cancer does not have exceptions to, or only find its way into “other people’s lives”. Any one of us could be having our final day... and if you haven’t had the chance to learn that lesson yet, just take it from me.
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Be grateful for time. Time to love, serve and make memories with your family. Love your babies... and love them hard. Let go of the constant desires of perfection in your home. Listen when others are talking and carry them through the hard times. Take it all in. All of it. The smells, the touch, the sound.
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We listened to videos of Dylan’s voice this morning, watched his hands move and facial expressions. He was real and a really important part of our family. He still is! We love and miss you Dylan.... bigger than we can say💙
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I’ve spent my entire life working out to music. Especially when running! This summer, since I’ve ...
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I’ve spent my entire life working out to music. Especially when running! This summer, since I’ve gotten back outside running, I started listening to podcasts. At first I thought I’d never make it through my work out and guys, I’m hooked!! Last week I tried listening to music and the whole time ... I’ve spent my entire life working out to music. Especially when running! This summer, since I’ve gotten back outside running, I started listening to podcasts. At first I thought I’d never make it through my work out and guys, I’m hooked!! Last week I tried listening to music and the whole time I wanted to switch back... so I eventually did🤣
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I’ve got a few favorites I’ll share with you...
•Oprah’s Soul Conversations
•Awesome with Alison
•How I Built This
•Ted Radio Hour
•Talk to me Tayla
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Those are on my current rotations. I honestly forget I’m running half the time because I feel like I’m learning and receiving awesome information and it distracts me. I love hearing about others experiences and advice. Running + a great podcast= 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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I shared these awesome new headphones on my stories the other day, but I wanted to make sure everyone sees them! @sudio knocked it out of the park with these. The design on the earpiece fits right inside your ear and they DO NOT move while your exercising. The sound is awesome and can I say they are pretty?! Ha ha! I’m so impressed with them and they’ve come with me on every single run since I got them! I promise you’ll love them. Bonus for you..use code: BESTDAYEVERYTHING to get 15% off 🙌🏻
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Last... spam me with ALL the podcasts you’re loving!!! I can’t get enough!
#sudio #sudiomoments
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Communication. I’m a VERY social person, so I think it makes me believe I’m a good communicator. ...
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Communication. I’m a VERY social person, so I think it makes me believe I’m a good communicator. I can carry on a conversation with just about anyone, about most anything. I love asking questions and getting to know even silly little things about people(ask my employees! They hate it🤣) I love ... Communication. I’m a VERY social person, so I think it makes me believe I’m a good communicator. I can carry on a conversation with just about anyone, about most anything. I love asking questions and getting to know even silly little things about people(ask my employees! They hate it🤣) I love conversation and thrive on the connection it brings.
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But here’s what I’m learning...conversation is very different than communication. Sharing deep feelings, needs, desires, frustrations.. those are harder to share. Especially when you are unsure and/or know that the person you are communicating with may not agree or understand. The other thing I hate is contention... so when I think communicating a feeling may stir up contention, I avoid it. At all cost.
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Now... here’s something else I’m learning... the better you are are communicating, the better your relationships are. It’s so important for you to be open and honest, instead of hoping others guess what you are thinking and needing. Especially your spouse. I’ve given Ryan WAY too much credit in the mind reading department, hoping he can always just “know”. While, he’s very good at reading my emotions... we are much better off when I speak and truly communicate. It is something I am learning and practicing! Probably something we all might benefit from?!💕
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Are you a good communicator or just conversationalist like me?!! Do you think there’s a difference?
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When I was walking the isles of the Hawaiian Swap Meet(full of SO much stuff! Stuff=mostly junk<span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>) ...
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When I was walking the isles of the Hawaiian Swap Meet(full of SO much stuff! Stuff=mostly junk) I came across @tehanialoha and her most beautiful jewelry! Everyone was done shopping and left me behind but I couldn’t pass up bringing home the only souvenir I knew I would love forever...along ... When I was walking the isles of the Hawaiian Swap Meet(full of SO much stuff! Stuff=mostly junk😂) I came across @tehanialoha and her most beautiful jewelry! Everyone was done shopping and left me behind but I couldn’t pass up bringing home the only souvenir I knew I would love forever...along with my muumuu of course. I wear the bracelets I bought from her most every day. Today was my girls first day going to Young Women’s in our church. At the age of 12 they leave primary and go to classes with the teens. There are Young Women values in place to help remind them who they are in this often very confusing world. Each one has a color attached to it and I knew that @tehanialoha would be able to make them the most beautiful bracelet to remember them.
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Faith • Divine Nature • Individual Worth • Knowledge • Choice & Accountability • Good Works • Integrity • Virtue
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These sweet girls are already awesome examples of these values. I hope they always know how special they are and how they are capable of bringing so much light into the world. These bracelets will be special forever as they remember this transitional stage of life and learn more about who they are and what kind of people they want to be.
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Go check out Tehani IG and see all of her amazing jewelry! She takes orders through email & DM. She also offered 15% off if you mention the code BESTDAY15💕 I love supporting individuals who are using their talents to put out beautiful things in the world! I met her for fifteen minutes but won’t ever forget her sweet soul! ☀️
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Why do we move? Why do we work to strengthen our bodies and keep them healthy? Is the purpose of being ...
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Why do we move? Why do we work to strengthen our bodies and keep them healthy? Is the purpose of being strong to tell people how strong we are? Is the purpose of feeling good, to just feel good? . I believe as we take care of our bodies, fuel them and strengthen them... we are better able to serve ... Why do we move? Why do we work to strengthen our bodies and keep them healthy? Is the purpose of being strong to tell people how strong we are? Is the purpose of feeling good, to just feel good?
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I believe as we take care of our bodies, fuel them and strengthen them... we are better able to serve others. The better we feel, the more we are able to do! The more we do... the better we feel❤️ It’s the best kind of cycle.
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We are made to do great things. Hopefully we can be the ones looking for opportunity to serve our family, friends, neighbors and strangers... and if you find yourself in a place where your body needs rest... allow others to serve you. Also, a beautiful cycle.
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I don’t always love and accept my body in its current state. I am good at finding all the issues and being frustrated... but I am committed to focusing on the fact that my body is healthy and completely capable of doing what it is meant to do. Love, work & serve. That is a gift and I know it ✨ I hope you do too!
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After the lake we ditched the kids and had a grown up dinner<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ I’m calling out my sister in law who admitted ...
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After the lake we ditched the kids and had a grown up dinner️ I’m calling out my sister in law who admitted they rarely do a date night I don’t think I’d survive. I selfishly need alone time with Ryan! Kind of as much as possible... which I guess is good because that means I like him?! So, I want ... After the lake we ditched the kids and had a grown up dinner❤️ I’m calling out my sister in law who admitted they rarely do a date night 😉😳 I don’t think I’d survive. I selfishly need alone time with Ryan! Kind of as much as possible... which I guess is good because that means I like him?! 😂 So, I want to hear... how many times a month are you having a date night with your spouse?! I don’t even care if it means driving to get a treat and sitting in the parking lot talking for an hour. My goal(doesn’t always happen, but a goal) is always once a week... what’s yours?!
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And for the record... I think it’s really important ❤️
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