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Today was a tough day...7 years ago today the best puppy ever was born and I still can’t believe you ...
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Today was a tough day...7 years ago today the best puppy ever was born and I still can’t believe you are not here to celebrate your 7th birthday. It’s been just over six months since we lost you to lymphoma that totally blindsided us. How could we lose our baby so quickly after we tried so hard to ... Today was a tough day...7 years ago today the best puppy ever was born and I still can’t believe you are not here to celebrate your 7th birthday. It’s been just over six months since we lost you to lymphoma that totally blindsided us. How could we lose our baby so quickly after we tried so hard to raise you holistically and so healthy? I miss you every day..I miss you keeping my feet warm at night in bed, I miss snuggling in the chair with you, I miss you greeting us with toys and tail wags every time we walked through the door, I miss you guarding our home every time someone would dare to climb the front porch and ring the door bell, I miss you waiting patiently for a banana or any other treat, I miss you playing in the snow, I miss you going in the back yard and chasing anything that moved especially laser lights, I miss you so much it hurts my heart. I wish I could be singing to you and hugging you today my boy. There will never be another Maxxy and I’m so thankful to have had you for the time we shared together even though we were supposed to grow old and gray together. Happy Birthday in heaven my baby boy. 😘🎂💙💙💙🐾
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about 9 months ago, we were sitting in your car in my driveway. you kissed me, and when you pulled back ...
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about 9 months ago, we were sitting in your car in my driveway. you kissed me, and when you pulled back to look at me, you said "i love you Tarin." and i smiled and told you i love you too. we had only been together for a few weeks, but both of us knew from the start that we were a forever thing. they say ... about 9 months ago, we were sitting in your car in my driveway. you kissed me, and when you pulled back to look at me, you said "i love you Tarin." and i smiled and told you i love you too. we had only been together for a few weeks, but both of us knew from the start that we were a forever thing. they say it's all about who you want next to you through all your experiences. and it's you, it'll always be you. when i'm all wide-eyed and excited and smiling so big my cheeks hurt, you're right there holding my hand. and when i feel defeated, when i feel like the world is against me, you're right there holding me together. i already tell you constantly, but i want you to know, that night in the car when you told me you loved me for the first time, i thought there was no way i could love you more than i did at that moment. but the crazy part? i love you more every single day. you save me constantly Joshua Mark. thank you for getting me fried oreos today at the fair and listening to me complain about how hot it was lol. you have my heart and soul my sweet boy ✨
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A year ago today I started falling for Ethan as we lay side by side, shivering in our Tevas in the frigid ...
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A year ago today I started falling for Ethan as we lay side by side, shivering in our Tevas in the frigid cold, too nervous to even hold hands, underneath the beautiful stars in Moab. E invited me to go capture some star trails with him so we wandered off a little ways from our friends and from where ... A year ago today I started falling for Ethan as we lay side by side, shivering in our Tevas in the frigid cold, too nervous to even hold hands, underneath the beautiful stars in Moab. E invited me to go capture some star trails with him so we wandered off a little ways from our friends and from where we had pitched camp in hopes of snagging some cool shots. Ethan would set up the exposure and then we would sit and talk, listening to sweet songs, and this went on and on. He geeked out about all things space and all things photography and chatted my ear off all night. I loved it and I still do today. He is brilliant and is always teaching me new things! He’s kept me falling everyday since then! I’m so grateful that God led us to each other and that I’ve found my forever adventure buddy. I can’t wait to get married to my dream boy in just a few short months and to start this new chapter together. A lot can change in a year! Happy one year since you had me hooked, babe. xo

Here are some pics from that special night.
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Today is one of the most special days of the entire year- it’s the day my bestest friend in the entire ...
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Today is one of the most special days of the entire year- it’s the day my bestest friend in the entire world celebrates the day she was born. My sister is the most giving, thoughtful, hard working, determined, and most special person to me. She never, ever complains, is always down for a good ... Today is one of the most special days of the entire year- it’s the day my bestest friend in the entire world celebrates the day she was born. My sister is the most giving, thoughtful, hard working, determined, and most special person to me. She never, ever complains, is always down for a good time, and embraces me for all that I am. She has been there for me since day one and the bond we have as sisters and as best friends is complete magic. She is always the first one to open her home, to extend a helping hand, and to literally give the shirt off of her back (if you’re also built like a 10 year old boy, you could totally borrow her clothes). I love my sister so much and I love even more that our lives are so intertwined beyond being just sisters. I am so, so grateful to our parents that they had us just 18 months apart so that we got to grow up like twins. We’ve done everything together since the day we were born and I know we’re going to do everything together until we leave this earth. Kalani, I love love love you and am so proud of the woman that you are and have become. I am so lucky to be your sister. Not only today (cause it is your birthday), but everyday, I will celebrate that we all got lucky enough to have you as our friend, sister, girlfriend, daughter, aunty, and best friend. I love you Diggy, you are my number one roll dawg for life. @kalanimiller
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As of tonight, our house is only home to one family. The past seven months we have shared our home with ...
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As of tonight, our house is only home to one family. The past seven months we have shared our home with my sister, brother in law and their baby boy. They moved into our basement apartment just weeks before our entire world fell apart. God knew what we needed before we ever had a clue. Having Joe, ... As of tonight, our house is only home to one family. The past seven months we have shared our home with my sister, brother in law and their baby boy. They moved into our basement apartment just weeks before our entire world fell apart. God knew what we needed before we ever had a clue. Having Joe, Emy and Micah in our home during the hardest season of our life was such a gift. Our home has always been a sacred place to us but In the midst of our hurt, it became our haven. We literally had our support system built in. Nurses, doctors and social workers at the hospital kept asking if we had a good support system to go home to and I just kept thinking “oh my gosh if you only knew!!” Emy was there to help me take care of Evy and let me sob in the office when I couldn’t keep it together. Joe was there to talk and go to the movies with Michael (sometimes EVERY week!) when he just needed a break from everything, Micah made Evy’s day every morning when he came upstairs to play. They have literally walked through EVERY SINGLE PART of our pain with us & that is something I think we’ll all remember for our entire lives. It’s funny to me that I thought we were the ones doing them a favor and it turns out that they were our saving grace. This season sharing our home and our lives together so intimately has been so much fun and a season that I will look back on a cherish. It’s really hard to explain how much we have loved it. It’s sad to see them go... and I think they may have been a little sad to go too simply because they have owned this house since the middle of June and took their sweet time moving in!!!! We loved living life with them... and even though it will never be like it was when we lived under one roof, we are excited to continue to share life with them because they are only 7 minutes away!!! Our babies will go to school together!!!! 😭 They bought the most beautiful home!! This house came on the market and after one showing, we all knew it was going to be theirs! We are going to miss our built-in movie watching buddies, built in chef, built-in babysitters, and built in community!.... But we are so excited for them and this wonderful new season that they’re in!
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Yesterday, we celebrated 5 years together!! It’s been the best five years of my life. I would do all ...
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Yesterday, we celebrated 5 years together!! It’s been the best five years of my life. I would do all of the ups and downs with you all over again! Yesterday, we also found out the news we had been waiting for, for Months!!! We found out back in September, while we were home for the Sorghum Festival, ... Yesterday, we celebrated 5 years together!! It’s been the best five years of my life. I would do all of the ups and downs with you all over again!
Yesterday, we also found out the news we had been waiting for, for Months!!! We found out back in September, while we were home for the Sorghum Festival, that we were expecting our first little bambino!! I mean finding out your expecting on one of your favorite weekends of the year.. is pretty perfect!! So we told our families and close friends.. then kept it to ourselves for the most part!! Yesterday, we FINALLY found out that we are going to be having a sweet baby Boy!!! 💙👦🏽 we are so excited and can not wait until he is here!!!! Ezra James Rucker will be here late May!! We love you so much already sweet boy!! #babyboy #firstbaby #babyrucker #EzraJames #May2019 #plussizeandpregnant #finallysocialmediaofficial
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Seven years ago today I was facing the scariest yet most exciting time of my life. Eight and a half ...
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Seven years ago today I was facing the scariest yet most exciting time of my life. Eight and a half months pregnant. Most stressful job imaginable. Waiting to close on my first home. And I knew I was about to enter single mommy hood. I had family and friends, and knew there would be support, but ... Seven years ago today I was facing the scariest yet most exciting time of my life. Eight and a half months pregnant. Most stressful job imaginable. Waiting to close on my first home. And I knew I was about to enter single mommy hood. I had family and friends, and knew there would be support, but there was still this knowledge, deep down in my gut, that I had to step up. Financially, emotionally, physically, I had to be all things, no matter how unprepared I was.
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Looking back now, it’s hard to believe there was ever darkness, because since the moment he was born, there’s only been light. Even today, when he wouldn’t let me take his pic 😂. This little boy gave me the greatest gift on earth when he entered this world (besides making me a momma). He gave me perspective. Perspective to turn every challenge I was facing into something we could build together. Because honestly, there was no other choice for me.
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I truly believe every challenge we face in life is just a stepping stone to the next best thing. We just have to trust ourselves enough to breathe through it. We’re all so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. XOXO
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4 years ago, I started making my own skincare products, because my skin is too sensitive (I’ve got ...
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4 years ago, I started making my own skincare products, because my skin is too sensitive (I’ve got food allergy and contact dermatitis to certain products, water etc...) A year ago, I started working on the #NothingbutSkin range. 4 months ago, I was going to launch with one product from the ... 4 years ago, I started making my own skincare products, because my skin is too sensitive (I’ve got food allergy and contact dermatitis to certain products, water etc...) A year ago, I started working on the #NothingbutSkin range. 4 months ago, I was going to launch with one product from the range, then Mrs F, @renoflife , asked me “don’t they work together?”. That’s all she said. And oh boy, I decided to do the darn thing and launch everything.
Here it is @skinbyko , available online tomorrow at www.skinbyko.com .
Products, branding, images, website...everything... I built from scratch with the support of my amazing team, @_haddassah_ @hyysop , y’all be the real ones.
Yo, I’ve always said that I’m going to be stocked at Alára - guess who’s gonna be stocked at the Alára this Christmas?! Damn! Don’t pinch me please.
Do it afraid. .
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@zed_eye_ @omowunmi_o @orekagodis @honeyluvable @bethmodelafrica thank you for showering the campaign with your magic!
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On to the next!
#iphoneography #Skinbyko #blackgirlmagic
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Our runs together look much different these days at 6 months pregnant and with a sweet little boy ...
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Our runs together look much different these days at 6 months pregnant and with a sweet little boy snuggled on my bladder , but I am so, so thankful we got to hit the pavement today! My girl is a week shy of her 8th birthday and just went through a nasty and sudden bout of pancreatitis. She’s doing ... Our runs together look much different these days at 6 months pregnant and with a sweet little boy snuggled on my bladder 😅, but I am so, so thankful we got to hit the pavement today!
My girl is a week shy of her 8th birthday and just went through a nasty and sudden bout of pancreatitis. She’s doing much better now and looked SO happy to be outside again and by my side. I treasure these moments 💗 2 happy miles in the books.
#pregnantrunner #dogsofinstagram
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TITTY x BGBL • • • With months of planning and figuring out how we can merge both of our passions ...
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TITTY x BGBL • • • With months of planning and figuring out how we can merge both of our passions together and me being a fan of his art and supporting his grind it was only right for #BGBL to host. This is a one of a kind experience for a amazing ART installation... My guy @titty_boy has put together ... TITTY x BGBL



With months of planning and figuring out how we can merge both of our passions together and me being a fan of his art and supporting his grind it was only right for #BGBL to host. This is a one of a kind experience for a amazing ART installation... My guy @titty_boy has put together something special so don’t sleep on this



*Please note this will be a “LIMITED” for RSVP so DM for availability.
#DalyCitysRatedNumberOneBarbershop #BGBL #ArtWorkByTITTY #BABB #3kings #Art #Barbershop #DEEROCKTHEBARBER
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today we celebrated 365 days since this perfect man asked me to be his (officially that is, he knows ...
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today we celebrated 365 days since this perfect man asked me to be his (officially that is, he knows i called dibs months before ) & not a day has gone by since then that he hasn’t made me the happiest girl in the entire world. jason, every day i get to spend with you is the best day of my life. in you ... today we celebrated 365 days since this perfect man asked me to be his (officially that is, he knows i called dibs months before 😉) & not a day has gone by since then that he hasn’t made me the happiest girl in the entire world.
jason, every day i get to spend with you is the best day of my life. in you i have found a best friend, lover & the best life partner i could have ever asked for. you’re the goofiest person i know but i wouldn’t trade you singing prince songs to me in the car or refusing to let me get out of bed in the morning for anything. i live for the days i get to spend snuggled up in bed with you talking about nothing & watching every nature documentary netflix has to offer. i love our breakfast dates and nights when we just eat leftovers in bed. i love waking up to you pulling me closer and the dozens of kisses on the cheek that always follow. i will never get tired of those. but more than than all of that, i love your passion. you never cease to amaze me with your drive for the things you love & watching you make your dreams come true makes me happier than you will ever know. i know i tell you all the time but i am so proud of you. thank you for pushing me to be the best version of me that i can, and cheering me on even when i don’t believe in myself. in the last year we have grown so much as individuals and as a couple, and i know that as long as we’re together we are unstoppable. i will never understand what i did to deserve you but i will never take you or the love we share for granted. you are my whole heart & no amount of years spent with you could ever be enough to show you how much you mean to me, but i will spend the rest of my life trying to do just that. so here’s to one year down & to all the ones ahead. i love you, sweet boy, happy anniversary ❤️ (huge thank you to @mplsvisuals for snapping the most perfect photos of us today)
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Just because a person has left this world, doesn’t mean their impact isn’t still felt. At 6 months ...
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Just because a person has left this world, doesn’t mean their impact isn’t still felt. At 6 months old, I was handed over to a man and woman that would change my life forever. Most people don’t know this about me, but from the age of 6 months to 9 years, I was in foster care. I was blessed to be raised ... Just because a person has left this world, doesn’t mean their impact isn’t still felt.
At 6 months old, I was handed over to a man and woman that would change my life forever.
Most people don’t know this about me, but from the age of 6 months to 9 years, I was in foster care.
I was blessed to be raised by an amazing family, with a father that really instilled within me the values of life.
He taught me how to count...how to play soccer...and so many other ordinary activities with extraordinary meanings that connote so much to a young boy in life.
Because of him I knew - from a very young age - that love was colorless.
And, I know that race relations do not factor into true love. No matter the color of a person’s skin, they can love you. .
People wonder how I am able to adapt so well to different environments. It is because of my father.
Towards the end of his life we were riding together in the car, he was was stressed out over how my foster Mom would survive financially without him. I told him, “stop stressing Dad. As long as I’m alive, she’ll be good for life.” In 2012, he left this world and that was the last time I really ugly cried. Wishing him good bye was one of the most painful moments of my life.
But, he will live forever because his impact his here.
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I love and appeciate you for life, Dad. ❤️
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My little garden helper! Today we got a few garlic bulbs in the ground! This is the first time I’ve ...
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My little garden helper! Today we got a few garlic bulbs in the ground! This is the first time I’ve brought Jack out to the garden and got something done He’ll be 5 months old this week, and we’re starting to get a handle on this whole #homesteadingwithkids thing! He’s able to entertain himself ... My little garden helper! Today we got a few garlic bulbs in the ground! This is the first time I’ve brought Jack out to the garden and got something done😳 He’ll be 5 months old this week, and we’re starting to get a handle on this whole #homesteadingwithkids thing😊! He’s able to entertain himself MUCH better now, and I can at very least sit beside him and weed a row, and stick some seeds in the ground. I’ve never had such a cute garden helper😍 we were in the garden together the day we came home from the hospital, and I sure do hope this little boy has a green thumb when he’s older. Growing your own is by far the best way to get veggies and fruits in your diet more. It’s the most nutritious right off the vine, and most flavorful then too. I hope my children end up with their own homesteads someday. I hope they grow their own, cook their own, and also preserve their own when they are adults. I hope @joshsliffe and I can give them the right tools to do it if they so choose. But for now, he’s forced to see it all😂 and it looks like he’s having a good enough time😊 #bluewhistlerfarm
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Still elated from racing @redbudmx ! I may not be the fastest, but boy oh boy did fatboy have the time ...
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Still elated from racing @redbudmx ! I may not be the fastest, but boy oh boy did fatboy have the time of his life! Friday night was such a fun race, I got a terrible start towards the back of the pack, and rode my wheels off and made about 10+ passes for a 7th🤟🏻 it’s always a good time expanding people’s ... Still elated from racing @redbudmx ! I may not be the fastest, but boy oh boy did fatboy have the time of his life! Friday night was such a fun race, I got a terrible start towards the back of the pack, and rode my wheels off and made about 10+ passes for a 7th😁🤟🏻 it’s always a good time expanding people’s minds to adaptive moto and making new friends at the races. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and hung out! Through all the adversities these past few months especially with my health, it’s truly a blessing to be able to travel 400+ miles away and race dirt bikes with other incredibly awesome people! Truly humbled more, and more, every time I throw a leg over the seat of my bike 🙏🏼 As always, a HUGE thank you goes to all those who support our team along this journey. I’m forever grateful for the opportunities you all have given my team, and I. We are all in this together and I will always give my absolute 110% and nothing less. .
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#forevergrateful
#blessed 🙏🏼
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saying goodbye is the absolute hardest thing ever, but it comes with the responsibility of loving ...
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saying goodbye is the absolute hardest thing ever, but it comes with the responsibility of loving and caring for an animal their whole life through. it’s both a burden and a gift. earlier this week, we said goodnight to our sweet bunny boy forever. at just two months shy of 10 years of age, ... saying goodbye is the absolute hardest thing ever, but it comes with the responsibility of loving and caring for an animal their whole life through. it’s both a burden and a gift. 🌈
earlier this week, we said goodnight to our sweet bunny boy forever. at just two months shy of 10 years of age, Mr. Whiskers lived an incredibly long and healthy life.
only in these last six months, lil’ guy battled two tumors, lost a leg and beat cancer, but ultimately, his aging body was too frail to continue to support the whopping 3.4lbs of him on those tiny remaining legs. he was a fighter, but frustrated. we couldn’t bear to see our beloved Whiskeybuns’ quality of life depreciate the way it was heading. these last few months were filled with such difficult decisions – some of the hardest choices I’ve personally ever had to contemplate. we made the call to lovingly let him go, and our final afternoon spent together as a family included snuggles and snacks all around. Mason provided plenty of slobbery kisses, as he does best. 🐕🐇
at age 18, @joshuaweaver (sneakily!) brought his baby bunny to his first college dorm – just a tiny nugget, only 6 weeks old. no bigger than a computer mouse, he perched on Josh’s shoulder inside his sweatshirt hood. I wish I could’ve been there for those early days. still, I had the honor of knowing and loving him for 9 out of the nearly 10 years of life. when Josh and I first started dating after rekindling our friendship, I learned we BOTH had pet rabbits and happily melted inside. in the strangest coincidence, my 9 year old rabbit, Daisy, was let go five years ago on the very same day. 🌼
I’m so thankful for the memories, the laughs, the silly inside jokes Josh and I shared with him that always gave me belly laughs (SUPERBUNNY! TOTEMBUNNY! NO KISSES!), and the ability to care for a creature, loving them until the final minutes. animals are so pure and can teach us so much. I’m making sure to hold my other baby that much tighter, and cherishing all of my relationships in life that much more. life happens so quickly, and we gotta make the most of it. 💛
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The moment I finally reunited with the love of my life!️ I looked like a lost puppy trying to find him but when he found me and yelled for me it was like everything in the world all my stress and worries disappeared. ️Words can't describe how good it felt to be back in his arms It was such a relief ... The moment I finally reunited with the love of my life!😩❤️ I looked like a lost puppy trying to find him but when he found me and yelled for me it was like everything in the world all my stress and worries disappeared. ❤️Words can't describe how good it felt to be back in his arms😩 It was such a relief to just see him but it was perfect to be back in his arms. Not being able to talk or see him for 2 whole months was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. ❤️ it only made us stronger and our love more unbreakable. He means more than the world to me. 2 days wasn't enough time to spend with him but I cherished those 2 days 😘❤️ I'll be back in his arms in a month and I am counting down the days. This boy right here is the love of my life and he has been since the day I first met him😘❤️ I can't wait to start my future with him and becoming Lillie Anne Johnson 🔐❤️ This moment was so special to me and I will never forget it. Ever in a million years baby. We got this baby!! Only a little loner and we'll be together forever 😘❤️😬🔐 I love you so much Brandon Lee Johnson 😘❤️ @brandon__9
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This post is not to promote the clothing but to promote following your dreams. The song playing in this clip is my son @sir_preme_king that I posted about on here 6 months ago. The song is called Pain. Just 7 months ago he started his music career and already has his first placement on the highly ... This post is not to promote the clothing but to promote following your dreams. The song playing in this clip is my son @sir_preme_king that I posted about on here 6 months ago. The song is called Pain. Just 7 months ago he started his music career and already has his first placement on the highly anticipated BET series @talesonbet executive produced by @irvgotti187 . Dreams do come true as long as you work towards them. #flowwithus #FLOWLIFE #StayWokeOrStayBroke

#Repost from @irvgotti187 - You know. I know I'm supposed to be more secretive with shit. But fuck that. Y'all need to know that you have got to tune in. So I wanna give y'all these glimpses of shit I am putting together. This is a crazy crazy scene of Fuck Tha Police Episode. Y'all have to tune in to see what it is all about. But damn man. My guys @boriskodjoe and shit man. @chethanx Man did he act and deliver on this episode. Tune in June 27th to see. But hey. This is @sir_preme_king ANOTHER NEW ARTIST I AM GIVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN TALES. HIS SONG IS CALLED "PAIN". And boy oh boy. Does this song go with this scene. So once again. I'm showing everyone that I am not a liar. Another new artist is giving the love and the light to SHINE. I honestly hope these artist I am giving the chance to BLOW. They are all DOPE. And keep sending. Follow @visionaryideas and then click the email link and send your song. I'm still looking. I'm shooting 4 more episodes still. #talesonbet #tidal #hiphopculturedtv #visionaryideas #comingjune27th #fuckthapolice and this is PART I. Gotta show y'all the whole shit. Fuck that. - #regrann
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It’s hard for me to accept that my babies are almost five years old. Raising two boys at once (two months ...
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It’s hard for me to accept that my babies are almost five years old. Raising two boys at once (two months apart) has meant twice the battles but also twice the love. *** Every time I embrace Noah or hear Jaimen say, “I love you, mommy,” my mind flashes forward 10 years, imagining these boys as ... It’s hard for me to accept that my babies are almost five years old. Raising two boys at once (two months apart) has meant twice the battles but also twice the love.
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Every time I embrace Noah or hear Jaimen say, “I love you, mommy,” my mind flashes forward 10 years, imagining these boys as teenagers who need more independence and don’t want to snuggle close or tell me they care.
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This little glimpse of the future is a bittersweet blessing, because sometimes, five-year-olds are hard. They yell potty words in public, kick and scream when I take away screen time, and tell me they want to go live with their birth moms. They fight about brushing their teeth and eating real food. They pester each other and find all kinds of trouble that my girls never found alone.
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But they’re also quick to apologize. Excited to help with chores. Willing to sit for story time. Eager for me to tickle their backs. And they miss me so much at night that they crawl into my bed just to get more time with me. (Never mind the arms in my face or the feet in my ribcage.)
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My mantra for the last few months has been, “Little people. Little problems. Be grateful for this moment. You won’t get it back.”
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It still hurts to get punched in the face while I’m carrying a boy upstairs for a timeout. And I still get discouraged when I can’t enforce appropriate behavior in public. But this little mantra has really helped me keep things in perspective and develop more patience with my sons.
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As I look at them and try to understand their needs, I remind myself that it’s not my job to make them fit a specific mold. My job is to see them wholly and love them wholly. My job is to help them harness the gifts that the world might call flaws and weaknesses. My job is to hold them tight and believe that they are full of goodness. My job isn’t just to teach them but to let them teach me. Because we are all just growing up together. #thoughtsonmotherhood #motherhoodlens
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A lot of people don’t know about this chapter of my life<span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span><span class="emoji emoji2708"></span>️ I left my teaching job {as a sub} to start ...
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A lot of people don’t know about this chapter of my life️ I left my teaching job {as a sub} to start my “dream job”. I was married at 21 && had Mateo had 22. So my time to “travel the world” was short before I had to take on my wife + mother duties {zero regrets}. - when Mateo was 16 months @jetblue ... A lot of people don’t know about this chapter of my life💙✈️ I left my teaching job {as a sub} to start my “dream job”. I was married at 21 && had Mateo had 22. So my time to “travel the world” was short before I had to take on my wife + mother duties {zero regrets}. -
when Mateo was 16 months @jetblue flew me out to Florida for 10 days. It was EXTREMELY difficult for me to do this BUT my husband and my parents were SO PROUD && SUPPORTIVE of my decision. I knew this was the ONLY sacrifice I would have to do because I wasn’t a flight attendant && would be coming home every night. I was SURE my family wouldn’t suffer from my new job.
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My “dream job” meant I would get to travel the world with my family. I would work at night when my family was sleeping && I would just “nap” when Mateo napped. I was wrong😭 my dream job DID allow me to travel. My dream job was SO MUCH FUN!!!! I miss it😔 but my dream job also caused a lot of change in my household. My husband got home, we ate together, I napped && then I left for work. My shifts started at 7:30pm every night but I had to leave the house at 6pm. You know, airport traffic? Yeah, I went through that 5x a week. Here’s the thing, I didn’t care that I was always so sleepy. I didn’t mind not going to bed with my husband bc I WAS WORKING TO HELP US TRAVEL FOR FREE. That was the only thing on my mind.. plus like I mentioned before, work was so much fun😂
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Then came summer. BOY DID IT GET HARS. My husband says it was the “worst” summer ever! We hung out && then had to cut it short bc I had to prep for work. When I finally had the seniority to change my shift to mornings, Tony was over it. He was not happy. “The plan” was to sleep at my parents house the night before a shift so I can leave Mateo there instead of dropping him off at 3:30am to make it to work at 4:30am. But the plan never happened. The picture of me holding my sweet boy is the day I went to work && put in my two week notice. I took him because I wanted my boss to know that he was the reason why I was leaving. I was a waking zombie. I was always tired && I was never there “THERE” for my family bc i was always so exhausted. 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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On this day 12 months ago December 13 became the best, most important, memorable, special,Life-changing ...
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On this day 12 months ago December 13 became the best, most important, memorable, special,Life-changing day of my life ! We had a few scares while you were in mommy’s belly, than mommy had an unfortunate car accident where the car was totaled and daddy was out of town but Thank god you and mommy ... On this day 12 months ago December 13 became the best, most important, memorable, special,Life-changing day of my life ! We had a few scares while you were in mommy’s belly, than mommy had an unfortunate car accident where the car was totaled and daddy was out of town but Thank god you and mommy made it out ok.🙏🏿 Daddy was so scared , helpless and cried every time he was alone because he had to be strong for mommy. Abuelita came for your birth so daddy got it all together and was ready to meet you and on Dec 9,2017 we lost one of the most important people in Daddys life Tia minta, Daddy was an emotional reck, I had to be strong for abuelita and mommy! I had to hide the pain from mommy and hide the joy from abuelita cuz she had just lost her sister. Abuelita had to leave so on the way back from the airport 30 minute drive daddy cried all the pain away and put on his big boy undys and prepared himself to be your protector your provider your EVERYTHING ! 3 days later at this exact time 2:55pm you were born after a lot of natural work from your super hero mommy ! Daddy was happy but still waiting for the Doctor to say she’s healthy cuz daddy prayed for that all 9 months ! When the Doctor said that Daddy dropped to his knees and cried so loud out of joy that daddy almost got kicked out lol ! I hope IG is still around by the time you learn how to read cuz this longggggg message is for you to read some day ! DADDY LOVES YOU WITH ALL HIS HEART ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY MY WORLD
MOMMY AND DADDY LOVE YOU 😘
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AU PAIR IN AMERICA'S INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER. NEXT UP: #Polish #aupair KASIA! "Hi, I'm Kasia and I currently ...
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AU PAIR IN AMERICA'S INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER. NEXT UP: #Polish #aupair KASIA! "Hi, I'm Kasia and I currently live in San Jose, California. I’m taking care of two kids: a 7 y/o boy and 5 y/o girl. I’m the last au pair of my family. Before I came to the US, I studied Psychology in Gdańsk, Poland. I took ... AU PAIR IN AMERICA'S INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER.
NEXT UP: #Polish #aupair KASIA! "Hi, I'm Kasia and I currently live in San Jose, California. I’m taking care of two kids: a 7 y/o boy and 5 y/o girl. I’m the last au pair of my family. Before I came to the US, I studied Psychology in Gdańsk, Poland. I took a break after my 3rd year of university to come here. Prior to that, after high school, I was an au pair in Europe: 3 months in Spain and 10 months in Italy.

On the same street that we live on, there are 3 other au pairs, so we usually travel together. Our families are good friends too, so we sometimes go on trips together. So far, I've traveled to Seattle, New Orleans, Disneyland, Tahoe, Disney World, Miami, Key West, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, twice to LA, and many more times to San Francisco cause I live really close by. If you want to, I can definitely give you some travel tips!

I think that being au pair is great and would like to encourage anyone who's thinking about it to join the program. My overall experience is good, but as everyone I’m having bad days sometimes. During my #takeover, I'd love to share some tips and tricks with you on how to chose the right family, and I'd love to tell you how different it is to be an au pair in Europe vs. an #AuPairinAmerica." #iLoveAPiA
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“I was a carefree boy, accompanying my brother to see a prospective bride. As the families discussed ...
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“I was a carefree boy, accompanying my brother to see a prospective bride. As the families discussed his marriage, I noticed a chirpy girl–the bride’s sister & we instantly liked each other. Before we knew it, the two weddings were held together! I still remember how radiant she looked that ... “I was a carefree boy, accompanying my brother to see a prospective bride. As the families discussed his marriage, I noticed a chirpy girl–the bride’s sister & we instantly liked each other. Before we knew it, the two weddings were held together! I still remember how radiant she looked that day.
We were living a modest but happy life with my salary as a tailor at the textile factory.
Soon we had a little boy, and 3 years later, a lovely girl. But, our good times were short-lived–we lost our girl to chickenpox when she was 2. We focused on our son to get over the loss–handsome, intelligent, and talented. ‘He takes after me, not you’, my wife joked. But life took him away from us too. He drowned during a picnic. Losing your children is irreparable. I broke down completely, but my wife gave me strength. She lifted me back up. It was her idea to eventually adopt a sweet little girl, and she became our world.
She’s in the 9th Std now. We finally felt happy & complete before our world collapsed yet another time. This time my wife was diagnosed with Lung cancer.
They say it was because she inhaled the fumes from the plastic our neighbours burnt. If I’d known, we would’ve moved–I would’ve done anything!
Now she needs to take pills for 8 months, each cost 60K. I have to retire in 2 years from the factory where I work–so I don’t know how I’ll repay the loans & pay for her treatment.
We’ve been sucked dry of all our savings. She was teary eyed when we had to sell her mangalasutra. I told her it was only a symbol. Our love is not based on a piece of gold.
We’ve been fortunate to have each other. I can’t tell her this–but I don’t think I’ll be able to go on without her. I desperately need some help to save her… to save me. Our daughter & I can’t imagine our lives without her.”
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Khantesh Jadav and his wife Veena have suffered through a lot…but they’re still willing to fight. He is struggling to raise funds for his wife who is suffering from Lung Cancer. Each day they wait, her health is worsened. Let’s all come together once again to save a life & give some hope to this family. Please consider donating directly online or tagging someone who can through the link in our bio.
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“I made it.” Anyone else ready to bury 2018 into a deep hole and never look back? I feel like I’ve seen ...
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“I made it.” Anyone else ready to bury 2018 into a deep hole and never look back? I feel like I’ve seen a ton of “best year yet” posts, and it’s frustrating to feel the complete opposite. But you know what, it’s my story. 2018 was plagued with the lowest of lows I could never imagine. Trauma, ... “I made it.” Anyone else ready to bury 2018 into a deep hole and never look back? I feel like I’ve seen a ton of “best year yet” posts, and it’s frustrating to feel the complete opposite.

But you know what, it’s my story.

2018 was plagued with the lowest of lows I could never imagine. Trauma, disordered eating, panic attacks, hospital visits, debilitating anxiety, crushing depression, severe burnout, uncontrollable vertigo, some real nutty weight gain, walking away from the industry I thought was my LIFE and purpose in the world, losing a ton of friends in the process, extreme loneliness and solitude... you name it. I went through it. And for seemingly no purpose. No meaning.

But you know, the universe works in funny ways. The final few days... the final few days of this year began to bring it all together. They have brought clarity that I forgot was even possible. A renewed hope and vision for the future. Something I haven’t felt in months, even a few years. Something I completely lost sight of.

I may not know the meaning behind the crushing 31,557,600 seconds of this year... but I do know this: I’ve SURVIVED the most hellish year of my entire life.

And boy, if that counts for something.

I was on the fence on whether to post this. I don’t love sharing my struggles on Instagram. But I decided to, because I want anyone else who needs to hear it to know.. it’s okay. It’s okay to have failed. It’s okay to have been defeated this year. It’s okay to have completely lost hope, lost yourself, lost your spirit. It’s even okay to still not be okay.

Nobody tells us how we’re supposed to do this life thing. Nobody teaches us how to handle life when things go horrifically wrong. Nobody fixes your broken things. There’s no roadmap, and just days ago I felt crushingly overwhelmed by that. But I’m starting to realize the fact that maybe, just maybe this might be the most freeing concept imaginable. Maybe it’s the secret.

Much love to you all, friends; may 2019 brings us all the deepest, wildest dreams of our hearts. This year may have destroyed me, but boy if I don’t have some creative things I’ve worked on that I can’t wait to bring into the world. Let’s do it big 🍾
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There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am over my very first favorite baby and her crazy ...
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There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am over my very first favorite baby and her crazy little brother leaving our daycare today. When I first met Kaili she was opposite of my favorite, I would have 5-10 babies alone and the second Kaili was there she wanted all attention on her but ... There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am over my very first favorite baby and her crazy little brother leaving our daycare today. When I first met Kaili she was opposite of my favorite, I would have 5-10 babies alone and the second Kaili was there she wanted all attention on her but after just a few weeks she became attached to me and only me and I just completely fell in LOVE with this little girl and her sassy personality which I swear she's had since birth. She is possibly the smartest kid I know and I already know she's going to do great things and she won't let anyone or anything stop her. She has a heart of gold and I will truly miss her making me laugh every time saw her and her crazy outfits. I was way too excited when I found out about baby #2 and even more excited I was when I found out it was a little boy and I loved him the second I found out about him and once he came he was perfection. Even though he only liked cuddling for 2 months and then he became crazy pants that got super angry and upset every time I tried to hold him I will still miss chasing him and making him laugh so hard everytime I scared him and crashing cars together. I hope your new gym is awful but other than that I hope everything else in life is amazing, you guys are the perfect family and I wish you you nothing but the best for your future. Please call me if you ever need a nanny/babysitter, I promise I won't be an hour late💕
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What can I say. These past 6 years have been a crazy ride. Tried to prep for my 1st show in 2012 and ended ...
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What can I say. These past 6 years have been a crazy ride. Tried to prep for my 1st show in 2012 and ended up hurting my back and getting surgery. I didn’t think I’d try again. Within those 6 years I would kinda get lean and kinda get bulky/a lil chubby. My knowledge of dieting wasn’t there and everything ... What can I say. These past 6 years have been a crazy ride. Tried to prep for my 1st show in 2012 and ended up hurting my back and getting surgery. I didn’t think I’d try again. Within those 6 years I would kinda get lean and kinda get bulky/a lil chubby. My knowledge of dieting wasn’t there and everything I thought I knew was off. In 2017 my beautiful little boy was born. People kept telling me “say goodbye to the gym”, “you ain’t gonna have any time for the gym”, etc. I wanted to prove these people wrong. Once I started getting leaner and leaner all I kept hearing is, “bro ur skinny”, “hey skinny”. I blocked all that and kept on working hard.
I couldn’t of done this if it wasn’t for the support of all my friends and family and especially my beautiful girlfriend Jennifer Krasznai @krazykrasz . She knew I wanted this and we worked around our crazy schedule. So January 1st 2018 I said fuck it I’m doing this.
It’s been a long 9 months. What an experience I had today. I wanna give a shout out and a big congratulations to my friend and coach Greg Robinson. He won his second pro card. My dude killed it!!! He’s the hardest working dude I know. I learned so much from him. My prep was so easy. I didn’t go hungry and had me on little cardio. Can’t wait for the next show buddy. Congrats again my man. Follow him on IG at @robinsondup Also I wanna congratulate to my teammate Tiare. It’s been a long ride brotha. Glad we got to experience this shit together. Can’t wait for the next one. IG: @tiare26 Today I took 🏆 4th out of 8 guys in my class and 🏆 4th in the open. I gave it my all and I’m not upset at all. On that note. I will be hitting the stage again next year. Right now it’s reverse dieting and I wanna give myself my old cheat meals on Saturday nights like I use to. Gotta keep that balance in life. I wanna have a little fun and enjoy Saturday nights with my little family.
Also I wanna give a shout out to Brandon Lomeo. Surprised me today with some motivation texts and sent me some videos of him giving me some posing tips. I really appreciate that bud! @brandonmichaelfit 🏆OCB Battle for the Belt🏆
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Can hands down put 2018 as the hardest and most rewarding year of my life <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> • Taking the ‘all out’ ...
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Can hands down put 2018 as the hardest and most rewarding year of my life • Taking the ‘all out’ approach and opening G3 fitness, words can’t really put together the things we have accomplished this year. We set goals for the year and had them all covered by August which gave us room to make ... Can hands down put 2018 as the hardest and most rewarding year of my life 😍😍

Taking the ‘all out’ approach and opening G3 fitness, words can’t really put together the things we have accomplished this year. We set goals for the year and had them all covered by August which gave us room to make more goals. 2018 for G3 was a stepping stone, 2019 for G3 will be a game changer & for those who know or have heard, yep... keep talking cause the rumors are true 🔥😏

To my darling girl, this year wouldn’t be anywhere as amazing if I didn’t have you by my side day in day out. You jumped into the unknown with me and we have achieved so much it’s been amazing. Opening G3, getting engaged & now with a bubba on the way & what we’ve been together for like 18 months 😂 when you know, you know and it’s clear we both like making moves. I thank god everyday for sending me you because together we can do anything we set our minds too, between you me and the knuckle head mexican we call Charlie boy we make an amazing team 👩‍👦‍👦❤️

2018 has given me alot of momentum and confidence going into 2019, I’m a big believer on anything thats suppose to happen for you, will. And if it doesn’t go to plan, god will show you sooner or later why that didn’t work out the way you thought it should. For anybody wanting to pursue something in 2019, start surfing, open a business, get fit and healthy, set goals and build that mindset on achieving them, please don’t hold yourself back.

If you feel like you need help in taking that leap of faith into the unknown and don’t know how to unlock the tools to do so, I’m one message a way and am more than happy to give you all the knowledge, motivation and experiences I have to help you in doing so ❤️🤙🏻

2 things I will admit I am taking from and going to improve on is spending more quality time with family and friends, they always say the first year of business is the hardest and I couldn’t agree more. I feel like I’ve done the grind year of putting all my energy into the gym and it’s paid off but now I let the workouts and the concept do the talking and will be able to make more time for family & friends.

Have an amazing new year 🔥
#fueledfor2019
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one week ago today our little boy Ruairí entered the world . . in the first moments of the new day ...
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one week ago today our little boy Ruairí entered the world . . in the first moments of the new day between the darkness and the light - where the anticipation of you had been, suddenly there you were baby boy . And our world swelled and swallowed us all into the folds of this new life together. ... one week ago today our little boy Ruairí entered the world
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we have wrapped ourselves inside this bewitching cocoon of tiny yawns, forehead kisses, diapers, all night feedings and countless grunts squeaks and cries - we are here savoring it all so please do forgive a little interruption to posting as we get to know this little man
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The guy next to me in known as @komskills. We used to be neighbours in 🇰🇪. In the year 2016 him and his ...
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The guy next to me in known as @komskills. We used to be neighbours in 🇰🇪. In the year 2016 him and his wife @emmugure and their kids moved to 🇶🇦, a few months later my wife @wanjiru_karumba and our kids moved to 🇿🇦. During our time as neighbours our relationship grew to levels I was not expecting. ... The guy next to me in known as @komskills. We used to be neighbours in 🇰🇪. In the year 2016 him and his wife @emmugure and their kids moved to 🇶🇦, a few months later my wife @wanjiru_karumba and our kids moved to 🇿🇦. During our time as neighbours our relationship grew to levels I was not expecting. A depth beyond explanation.
Long story short. Him and his boy @imboben brought their families to 🇿🇦for a road trip from JHB to PRY to DUR to PLZ finally to CPT (over 3000km covered). In their few days here at CPT they spoilt us properly. Boys, vengeance belongs to the Lord. @komskills and @emmugure thank you for the experience @imboben thank you for being an awesome sport together with Lorna.
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September is such a special month for me, not only is it the month me and @jordbanjo got together but ...
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September is such a special month for me, not only is it the month me and @jordbanjo got together but on this day last year we found out we were having Cassius. And in a couple of days he will be 4 months old which is crazy. I honestly don’t know where the time has gone, all I know is that it’s precious ... September is such a special month for me, not only is it the month me and @jordbanjo got together but on this day last year we found out we were having Cassius. And in a couple of days he will be 4 months old which is crazy. I honestly don’t know where the time has gone, all I know is that it’s precious so I make every day count. He is the biggest blessing of my life and I would be completely lost without him. My beautiful little boy, I love you more than you will ever know ❤️ this photo was taken when he was only a week old 😩❤️
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EXCITING NEWS! This last month has been a bit of whirlwind for us with moving home from living in England ...
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EXCITING NEWS! This last month has been a bit of whirlwind for us with moving home from living in England doing full-time missions through YWAM for the last two years. We grew so much through being missionaries & overcame a lot together living abroad in the first few years of our marriage. We ... EXCITING NEWS! This last month has been a bit of whirlwind for us with moving home from living in England doing full-time missions through YWAM for the last two years. We grew so much through being missionaries & overcame a lot together living abroad in the first few years of our marriage. We wouldn’t have done it any differently, yet at the same time we have felt lots of peace with being home again & God has given us a sense of purpose. The day we arrived back in Washington, on August 1st, a door swung wide open for us in this new season. After much consideration, God gave both Madison & I huge amounts of peace about walking through that open door. I am excited to share that today I signed my contract to teach again at Bellevue Christian School! I will be teaching 4th grade! I have felt so so excited to teach again & know it’s what I’m called to do. I will take maternity leave this fall to be home with Madison & our baby boy for a few months, & then return to work, while Madison will do part-time graphic design from home & take care of our little one. He has blown me away by his support & willingness to literally jump forward into the unknown of what this season will be like for the both of us. But God has made it very clear to us that this is what’s right & He has been sustaining me completely this month as I’ve taken the steps forward & begun preparing my classroom for the first day of school coming up this next week! I feel Him sustaining me every single day & feel just so much peace. He knows what is right for us in every season & gives us everything we need for each new exciting challenge ahead - I can definitely stand on that truth in this transitional time & may you be encouraged to remember that He is a faithful God & supplies all your needs, whatever season you may find yourself currently in. 😊
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Hey fab friends! Long time, no talk! As many of you know, I started this account about six years ago ...
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Hey fab friends! Long time, no talk! As many of you know, I started this account about six years ago when I was a child. Six years later, I am no longer a child [much to my dismay] and while I don't think running an account like this is juvenile, I do feel that it's something I've grown out of loving. ... Hey fab friends! Long time, no talk! As many of you know, I started this account about six years ago when I was a child. Six years later, I am no longer a child [much to my dismay] and while I don't think running an account like this is juvenile, I do feel that it's something I've grown out of loving. I had the BEST time making edits and writing captions for this account, but I have much less of a desire to do those things now. I could just force myself to continue and satisfy those of you who I know would be sad if I stopped, but I really don't want to feel as though I'm faking it. I don't want to put on a show where I have it all together and I care so much, because neither are true. I would feel a lot worse continuing a ministry that I can't handle the way I'd want to than I would just discontinuing it. Trust me, guys, I'm sad about it too. I've thought on this for months and after feeling the way I have the past while not posting, I know it's the way I want to continue to feel. Living in the real world, making even more friends at university, being a happy person by not stressing over running an account is a good life for me so that's what I plan to do. Don't take this as I'm neglecting responsibilities or disobeying God [I've had stuff like that DM'd to me] because I don't need to run an Instagram account to be close to God or serve Him. I've been praying for years for Him to bring me out of the slump and hurtful feelings I've thought about myself and since getting off this account, I've felt so much weight lift off. Don't think that I don't care about you guys, because boy, do I ever. I love love love each of you. I still think about you all the time and will still think about you often. And you guys, you extra special ones, you guys that I've talked to for years and shared my life with, you guys who have shown me so much grace and love and encouragement, I will forever be in your debt.
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I wouldn't be offended if you unfollowed [you know, help out your ratio] since 200+ already have...gosh, some people give up on you so quickly HAHA. I'll still post whenever I “feel it” and, of course, make polls on my story because they're freaking cool. ANYWAY, peace.
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In the beginning (8 Years Ago) Roz and Jay was just social club friends. Looking adorable together....Only ...
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In the beginning (8 Years Ago) Roz and Jay was just social club friends. Looking adorable together....Only if they knew back then that 8 years later they be 6 months from getting married. Who know what would of happen. When you wait on God he will come through. Your soulmate could be right under ... In the beginning (8 Years Ago) Roz and Jay was just social club friends. Looking adorable together....Only if they knew back then that 8 years later they be 6 months from getting married. Who know what would of happen. When you wait on God he will come through. Your soulmate could be right under you the whole time waiting on God to bring you 2 together. ❤❤❤❤❤❤ March 9,2019 I will be marrying my everything.
We was friends, then business partners, then best friends, then boy/girl friends, now fiance/fiancee and soon to me Husband/wife.
#TeamMcpherson
Dreams can come true

March 9,2019

@ladieslovecooljay @rozlyne_prince

#blacklove #TeamMcpherson #love #marriage #truelove
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From the moment he latched, we had a bond. I never felt more useful and of service in my life and it became ...
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From the moment he latched, we had a bond. I never felt more useful and of service in my life and it became a feeling I LOVED and CHERISHED every day with him. For almost 14 months, he drank the liquid gold produced specifically for him (‘cause his saliva told my breasts what he needed and they created ... From the moment he latched, we had a bond. I never felt more useful and of service in my life and it became a feeling I LOVED and CHERISHED every day with him. For almost 14 months, he drank the liquid gold produced specifically for him (‘cause his saliva told my breasts what he needed and they created the perfect concoction for him) - we were in perfect symbiosis. When my breasts hurt so much, he relieved them. When he needed to be fed, I was there for him. It was just nature’s perfect wink to help us truly bond with one another. And boy did we ever. I went to Burning Man this year, in part to wean him off and when I came back, he was done. He didn’t run and jump on me and voraciously feed like he did just the week before. Part of me was hoping that he would. I am excited for the next chapter of our lives together and to get pregnant again (bc we all need siblings!) and yet I am really sad that this phase is over. I thought I would hate breast feeding but I LOVED it. I love you sweet Hiro and may these videos be an archive of our initial bond. #breastfeedingbondforever
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So honoured to have so many amazing ladies in my life. <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> Vanesa and I actually met almost 10 years ...
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So honoured to have so many amazing ladies in my life. Vanesa and I actually met almost 10 years ago, doing a fashion show together. We instantly clicked (you know, two girls with similar interests; fun fact: we both studied law later!). We each went our own way, but somehow our paths ... So honoured to have so many amazing ladies in my life. 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙
Vanesa and I actually met almost 10 years ago, doing a fashion show together. We instantly clicked (you know, two girls with similar interests; fun fact: we both studied law later!). We each went our own way, but somehow our paths crossed again a few years back. I believe it was the beginning of 2017, when we sat down properly at the coffee place in Ljubljana, chat about life, travels and Instagram (of course). We went to our first getaway together in August, after Rovinj, Croatia, quite a few amazing, unforgettable trips followed. When we took this picture, we were ending our Greek adventure in style, not knowing Vanesa’s life is going to change completely in a few months. Around 9ish, to be exact! A few days ago, on her birthday, she shared the most beautiful news with the world (I had the privilege to know them sooner), she is going to be a mom! Congrats @takeoffwithlove, I am sure you will rock the new “job” as much as you rock creating amazing content – you know how to always be prepared, careful and precise, you know how it is to take lots of stuff with you everywhere you go, you know how it is to wake up early in the morning, and you also have me, to help you. Oh boy, 2019 is going to be an amazing year! #girlpower #womenwhosticktogether
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Today is one year without my Tiny Tank-arini. Tank was a feral dwarf cat that Joe and I took in before ...
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Today is one year without my Tiny Tank-arini. Tank was a feral dwarf cat that Joe and I took in before a snowstorm. When we rescued Tank he was 7 months old and weighed a total of 2.6 pounds. Tank had a rare heart condition that unfortunately stunted his growth. I remember the first day we brought ... Today is one year without my Tiny Tank-arini. Tank was a feral dwarf cat that Joe and I took in before a snowstorm. When we rescued Tank he was 7 months old and weighed a total of 2.6 pounds. Tank had a rare heart condition that unfortunately stunted his growth.
I remember the first day we brought him home thinking “Man, he’s so cute but VICIOUS”. The first few weeks with Tank, we kept him separated in the basement until he had all vaccines and was cleared by our vet. I was terrified of him 😬 to the point that I would kick his food bowl over to him and run 😂 After the two weeks we decided let’s bring him upstairs and just see if he tries to kill our cats or if we can make this work.
I will never forget how his face changed once he saw his cat siblings. He went from grumpy cat to an innocent sweet baby. He bonded instantly with everyone in the house and even learned to share his food. He became a mama’s boy and would curl up in my lap constantly. If you swipe, the last two pictures are of my last night with Tank 😔 I never posted them prior but I look at them often. Watching Tank transform from an angry cat to a love bug was one of the most gratifying experiences. I miss him everyday and will always cherish the time we had together. #tinytank #mytankarini #goneayesar #how #imissyou #iloveyoualways #feralnomore #cortriatriatum #heartcondition #gonetoosoon #butlearnedtolove #cats_of_instagram #catsofinstagram #thedodo #rescuecats #specialneedspets
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It’s been over 2 weeks now and no words can even describe the rollercoaster of losing yet another ...
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It’s been over 2 weeks now and no words can even describe the rollercoaster of losing yet another beautiful family member ... my moms best friend... my aunt Tia Estella. I’ve been pretty dormant lately processing how not a single moment went by where I never felt anything but love and support ... It’s been over 2 weeks now and no words can even describe the rollercoaster of losing yet another beautiful family member ... my moms best friend... my aunt Tia Estella. I’ve been pretty dormant lately processing how not a single moment went by where I never felt anything but love and support from this 2nd mother of mines here in New York ever since I was a little boy. Soon after that during high school I would come to live and train in city during the summers where I’d come home to my aunts where I felt nothing but ‘home’. I’d be lying in saying that losing your mom AND your aunt both within 7 months doesn’t feel beyond out of the normal but I know that they’re finally dancing up above ... TOGETHER. It’s unreal how much I love and miss you both. I pray that you both take care of each other as I promise to take care of the family and ties I have on this earth with me now. Time really is so short. It’s very clear that this is a sign to make bigger moves, achieve bigger dreams and above all be kind and love everyone around you even MORE.
I promise you Tia Estella and mom that I will forever be the man you’ve made me be. Here’s to your Legacies. RIP Estella (Maxima) x Julia
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19.08.2018 - Sami is 10 months old!! can’t stop thinking about how incredible babies are... the ...
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19.08.2018 - Sami is 10 months old!! can’t stop thinking about how incredible babies are... the amount of things they learn in only 10 months of life is astonishing, they are amazing learners and have already so much personality... we’re so grateful for being really close to him all times ... 19.08.2018 - Sami is 10 months old!!
can’t stop thinking about how incredible babies are... the amount of things they learn in only 10 months of life is astonishing, they are amazing learners and have already so much personality...
we’re so grateful for being really close to him all times and live all this with him, together.
HAPPY 10, my golden headed (and heart) boy!!
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<span class="emoji emoji2716"></span>️ @self.made.liam: My name's Liam, I'm a 16 year old transguy from England. I'm currently pre-everything ...
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️ @self.made.liam: My name's Liam, I'm a 16 year old transguy from England. I'm currently pre-everything but hoping for testosterone and top surgery. I was never a proper girl, I didn't think I was a boy but I always wished that I was. Although the majority of my journey has happened recently ... ✖️ @self.made.liam: My name's Liam, I'm a 16 year old transguy from England. I'm currently pre-everything but hoping for testosterone and top surgery. I was never a proper girl, I didn't think I was a boy but I always wished that I was. Although the majority of my journey has happened recently so I guess it makes more sense to talk about that more. First time I heard about what being transgender was happened at 13, I was talking to some mates who were staying over at my house for the evening, one of them mentioned having a trans friend and I asked what that was, when she explained it to me it made so much sense, like all the puzzle pieces fitted together! I wanted to think about it some more though so I waited a few months before coming out to those two friends properly. I remember I messaged them on Instagram saying "I think I'm transgender, but I'm still really unsure so please don't tell the rest of the group until I'm ready." and they were both extremely accepting of me which was awesome! I then came out to the rest of my friendship group but being honest no one was really surprised that I was transgender, like I said, I've never been feminine in the slightest, in fact my secondary school was the first time I ever wore a school skirt. Anyway fast forward a year, I was still in the closet but it was stressing me out so much, so during a maths lesson I asked to speak to my teacher outside, he said ok and I told him in the corridor I was transgender and he said "That's awesome! We should talk more about it." and we did, that day after school I explained it to him and he was extremely accepting of me, although I was still in the closet from the rest of my school. Then January 19th 2017 I came out to my entire class, I got 3 rounds of applause and everyone has been extremely accepting of me, which is amazing, it took a bit of time for people to get used to calling me Liam and using male pronouns, it was even more out of the ordinary being an all girls school but everyone got used to it eventually. I'm now just waiting for a referral to adult services within the NHS to get access to Testosterone and surgery. And I really hope my story helps some people out!
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Part 54 – Paper Houses Niall can hear his heart pounding when he stares into y/n’s dad eyes. A crash ...
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Part 54 – Paper Houses Niall can hear his heart pounding when he stares into y/n’s dad eyes. A crash is heard and the adults look to the sound. “Oh my god,” Y/n mutter as the sight of Beth’s friends all huddling on the side of a table, the empty jug that once hold juice on the grass. “Be right back.” ... Part 54 – Paper Houses

Niall can hear his heart pounding when he stares into y/n’s dad eyes. A crash is heard and the adults look to the sound. “Oh my god,” Y/n mutter as the sight of Beth’s friends all huddling on the side of a table, the empty jug that once hold juice on the grass. “Be right back.” Y/n gives them a quick smile, squeezing Niall’s hand softly before leaving his alone with her parents. He turns to them again giving them the best smile he can pull. Y/n’s mum looks at his warmly. Her dad has suspicion and wonder all over his face, although he manages to hide it with an equally big smile. “I’ve heard y/n talks so much about you.” Her mum reaches out to touch his arm. “I heard you’re Beth’s teacher. That must be so nice. Getting to know both of them at the same time.” She says. “Yeah,” Niall laughs. “They’re both really great. Beth is an amazing kid in class and y/n,” He stops himself glancing at her with the kidd. “Well she’s just great in any way, isn’t she?” He laughs turning back to them. “How did it happen? You two?” Her dad asks. “I mean surely you won’t immediately think she’s single and available if she’s with a kid."" No,” Niall shakes his head. “We actually got to know each other outside of school. She was constantly late on picking up Beth for this particular month so I get to spend time with Beth a lot, which eventually leads to spending time with her a lot. And it just happened.” He shrugs. “How long have you been together for? Do you think this will last lo-“ “Oliver!” His wife cuts him off. Y/n’s mum turns to Niall with an apologetic smile shaking her head, telling him to ignore Oliver. “It’s okay.” Niall laughs before turning back to the dad. “We’ve been together for about eight months now?” Niall says. “And I do.” He nods. “I do think we will last. I will do anything to make sure of that.” Her dad doesn’t break eye contact, waiting for Niall to break it first. When he realized that Niall won’t, he looks away. “You guys,” Niall turns to see y/n walking to them. She wraps her arms around Niall and smiles at her parents. “We’re ready to cut the cake.” She says. “Come on, birthday boy.” She nudges Niall leading them to the table.
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This is a very special Christmas. It’s our first Christmas as a married couple, it’s our last Christmas ...
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This is a very special Christmas. It’s our first Christmas as a married couple, it’s our last Christmas as family of two, and the first time we planned and led Christmas services together. My amazing wife is leading worship with me at four services this weekend, and she’s four months pregnant!! ... This is a very special Christmas. It’s our first Christmas as a married couple, it’s our last Christmas as family of two, and the first time we planned and led Christmas services together. My amazing wife is leading worship with me at four services this weekend, and she’s four months pregnant!! Levi is a lucky boy to have you as his mom, Jess. Here’s to a lifetime of special moments!❤️🙌🏼
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“To the person I love, I’m not going to say I’m sorry because as much as I am, I also am not. The things ...
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“To the person I love, I’m not going to say I’m sorry because as much as I am, I also am not. The things I said were not meant to be insulting. They were only insecure concerns, my own battle I dragged you into. Intentions of gold were laced between the words I spilled onto your collarbone between ... “To the person I love,
I’m not going to say I’m sorry because as much as I am, I also am not. The things I said were not meant to be insulting. They were only insecure concerns, my own battle I dragged you into. Intentions of gold were laced between the words I spilled onto your collarbone between sheets. I love you and that scares me. You were hurt under all those layers of confidence and compliments and… Something I would try to fix with no success. My forgiveness and recurring visits to your bed only a reflection of my own desperate self. Stupidity and love, more the same than I ever thought. No warnings or judgement could ever make me doubt you, and there I was making lies because all those warnings from judgmental friends had struck a core with me. Shaking all the things I thought to be true. Making me hate myself more than I ever could you. We were running out of time. It slipped out from underneath us as ten months, turned to six, turned to three, turned to one. And soon we were left with only a few weeks filled with conflicting scheduled lives and I miss yous. Wasting our time when we could have been wasting it together. And just like that some insignificant stupid words I nervously mumbled were enough to push you over the edge. Take it out on me boy. My fault? I guess. Regrets? I have them but I’m glad I do. If it wasn’t for me saying those words I would have never realized how childish and conceited you could be. Taking my personal fears as an insult to yourself. Cutting me off without closure. All I wanted was a simple goodbye. You’ll call me again, I’m sure. You always do. You love me right? Expectations to disappointment. I miss you, I miss you, I miss you, I don’t. - b.f.”
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29 Aug 2018 Each gift comes with a story. . If you ask me why I'd like to create personalized gifts? ...
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29 Aug 2018 Each gift comes with a story. . If you ask me why I'd like to create personalized gifts?  Here are the reasons. My @BunnyTobe boy was sick last years and had to do two important operations within seven months.  I was very upset, regretful, and wanted to create something between ... 29 Aug 2018 Each gift comes with a story.
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If you ask me why I'd like to create personalized gifts?  Here are the reasons. My @BunnyTobe boy was sick last years and had to do two important operations within seven months.  I was very upset, regretful, and wanted to create something between us‍ Therefore I started drawing him ✏🖌🖍 sometimes, I included myself in the pictures too.  Soon after, I started drawing for bunny friends. Some people might dislike what I am doing as they think I used bunnies to make the profit. But most of my bunny friends like my works and I cherish every opportunity that my friends give me 😍🐰🐇👯‍♀️🙏🏻
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Because of @BunnyTobe, I meet many new bunny friends.  This time a bunny mummy @SarahChan asks me to draw her bunny named BoBo.  He passed away a long time ago, his mother wants me to draw a portrait of him together with the other two lovely bunnies.  After a few times discussion, we make it. His mummy likes the picture very much and I get a strong feeling of accomplishment. .
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I am very appreciated each owner give me chances to draw their pets, especially for those passed away.  I know my drawings are not perfect yet they are definitely the best memorable gifts for the pet owners ever 🙏🏻❤ .
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#bunnytobe #bunny #rabbit #bunnies #rabbits #bunnyoftheday #bunniesofinstagram #rabbitsofinstagram #bunnylovers #rabbitlovers #petlovers #drawings #sketching #digitaldrawing #painting #picture #personalizedgifts #story
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Producer hat on & Actor mode activated🤗🤗 @Regrann from @_lowladee - 2 years ago when bestie boy ...
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Producer hat on & Actor mode activated🤗🤗 @Regrann from @_lowladee - 2 years ago when bestie boy @nickmutuma suggested we run a production company in Nairobi Kenya (East Africa), I was super scared. First, Nigeria is my home. Second, building something you love with another creative who ... Producer hat on & Actor mode activated🤗🤗 @Regrann from @_lowladee -
2 years ago when bestie boy @nickmutuma suggested we run a production company in Nairobi Kenya (East Africa), I was super scared. First, Nigeria is my home. Second, building something you love with another creative who is family and would now become a business partner, which could also go wrong was super scary! But then...2 years later, after levels of growth, business understanding of partnerships and seeking higher transition and elevation, also understanding that Africa isn't just Nigeria, and as an African filmmaker I have the creative right to explore my great continent and tell it's stories, I decided to do the riskiest thing I've ever done. Leave the environment I've known for 28 years of my life for I dont know how long. What's the worst that could happen right? After about 6 intense months of writing SHUJAA, our first project under Giraffe Africa Productions, we are ready to make a great film.
SHUJAA boldly addresses a sensitive issue within a sect in Kenya that will require a budget we cannot afford. Its nothing like I've ever done. Amazingly, together with @hassansarah our amazing lead, producer and one of my absolute fav persons, we decided to film a pitch video selecting pivotal scenes that best describe the vision of the film for our potential investors and donors across the globe. We would like to thank all cast and crew that collaborated on this. You are the very best and it'll be our win. Thank you! Thank you!!!
Fingers crossed on getting our first film made by and in Africa for the world. Surely, Nigeria will always be home with loads of amazing stories to be told no matter where I am!!!
A huge Shout out to this visionary @nickmutuma for disrupting my life in an epic way, and not giving up on pushing for us as a team. Also to @hassansarah a true creative gem for building with us.
The stars are aligned for Africa in this moment, and film must be a huge part of it. Though we cant share the pitch video with the public, please keep us in your prayers as we soon begin our pitch rounds!
ps. SHUJAA is Swahili word for brave one/warrior.
#Swipe #AfricanFilmmaker #SocialImpact #SHUJAA
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Spread your wings | My Isaac, in just less than 2 weeks time, you will officially leave toddlerhood. ...
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Spread your wings | My Isaac, in just less than 2 weeks time, you will officially leave toddlerhood. In a months time, you will be starting nursery school. Where has all the time gone? We have gone through so much together and somehow, we made it through the sleepless nights and feeding woes. ... Spread your wings |

My Isaac, in just less than 2 weeks time, you will officially leave toddlerhood. In a months time, you will be starting nursery school. Where has all the time gone? We have gone through so much together and somehow, we made it through the sleepless nights and feeding woes. Everyday, you thank me for prepping your meals and wiping your bum but if only you know how thankful I am to have you in my life. You are my biggest cheerleader. You make me feel like the most beautiful person on earth even when my hair looks like an armpit. To you, I am invincible super mummy. Even for such a little boy, you show me so much about kindness. I learn so much from you. You don’t know what gossip is nor do you care about materialistic things. You care about sharing everything you have and everything cheese related. You teach me to be in the moment and make the best out of everything. You joined me grocery shopping today and you made it an adventure by being the captain of my trolley as we “sailed” the aisles. You teach me that silliness does not age. Thank you for reminding me each day what truly matters. It’s because of you I find myself more and more feminist. No words describe just how proud I am of you already. I can’t wait to spend tomorrow and everyday with you already. I love you, my precious Isaac. Ps. The reason he looks giant is because we were in Madurodam (aka mini Holland). I thought this pic would be fitting since he’s getting so big now. #isaacng #amotherslove #bubzvlogz
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23 years ago today my wife & I joined together as one. We were both only 22 here & I had no clue on what ...
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23 years ago today my wife & I joined together as one. We were both only 22 here & I had no clue on what a husband was or how to be one. My dad left home when I was 11 or 12 & all I remember is daddy going to work. So being a provider is all I really knew to do but being a husband is so much more than that. On the ... 23 years ago today my wife & I joined together as one. We were both only 22 here & I had no clue on what a husband was or how to be one. My dad left home when I was 11 or 12 & all I remember is daddy going to work. So being a provider is all I really knew to do but being a husband is so much more than that.
On the other hand my wife grew up seeing her dad love on her mother and my wife had a great example of what a wife is, what she does Ect. Perhaps that's why my wife was more ready for this than I was.

It was definitely a struggle in the beginning as I was transitioning out of a thug lifestyle to becoming a family man. However I had 1 foot in my household & one in the streets. My wife warned me about my activities & who I was hanging out with. But me being a dumb immature boy I thought she was just nagging me but she was looking out for her husband. We were a family now and she understood that dynamic that whatever I do effects the entire family. Next thing you know I was wanted for attempted murder & robbery facing 29 years or more in prison. Surely we both thought this was the beginning of the end.

My wife knew I had potential or she wouldn't have married me but despite the pressure from family & friends she decided she was going to stay with me. I fought my case for 2 years & 9 months thinking we would beat the case because I was innocent of the shooting. However I was pressured to take a deal for 7 years with 85% to do.

Turning myself in was the hardest thing in the world to do. My wife drove me to court and all the way there I'm thinking...I'm about to be gone for 5 years!!! I wanted to run honestly but my late grandmother put her house up for my 120,000 bail so I couldn't. I remember thinking she's not going to make it through this time. Here we are in our first year of marriage & I catch a serious case.

My wife made it through it. She sacrificed her life for me & she was the motivating driving force for my change. At the time I gave Jesus the credit for my desire for change but honestly, looking back it was my family that I had to get back to. I couldn't leave the same way I came in so I got me a Trade & got good at it. Who knew I could weld, buil
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@brahtaylie Today is quite possibly the best day ever. 1096 days ago. 156 weeks ago. 26,304 hours ago. 1,578,240 minutes ago. 94,694,400 seconds ago, I met my best friend. 3 years, what??? It’s doesn’t seem that long at all, but I guess time flies when your having fun right? Three years ago ... @brahtaylie Today is quite possibly the best day ever. 1096 days ago. 156 weeks ago. 26,304 hours ago. 1,578,240 minutes ago. 94,694,400 seconds ago, I met my best friend. 3 years, what??? It’s doesn’t seem that long at all, but I guess time flies when your having fun right? Three years ago today I met my other half, my soulmate, my everything. Sky, we’ve been through a lot, but somehow we’ve gotten through it all. The day we met we barely talked, and then my phone broke and we couldn’t talk for months. But, when it finally got fixed we became so close. You are the only person I can tell absolutely everything to. Some people might not understand, how could we have never met, our still be so close? If I’m being honest, i don’t know, but I’ve never been this close with any of my irl friends before. To be honest, I don’t know how our accounts have made it so long. We’ve been here for ages, and we’ve been through so so so much together and sometimes I feel like I’ve been in the fandom forever. If I’m honest, I probably would have left by now if it weren’t for you. We’ve had so many memories. like egg twins, your the raw egg and Im the hard boiled, Bsun home slice and hmm, #tracie, and how we can always talk about our boy problems with eachother. I love you so much, you have never left me even when things got hard and people tried to come between us. even when I was a mess and wasn't there for you, you always stayed. you understand me better than anyone else, know me better than anyone else and that’s why your my soulmate. I know we haven’t talked as much lately and I really regret that because you mean so so so much to me. But it doesn’t change that your my other half. It doesn’t feel like we’re internet friends, it feels like we’ve met a thousand times, even thought we haven’t. But we will, even if we’re 73!!!! Ok now let’s get funny, remember cheater boyfriend?? I do ahahah. I also remember all your other boyfriends. (Dang your a hoeeee) but I love you anyways😉 the funniest thing ever was when we pulled the foot fettish prank on Isaac. (More below) #bratayley #annieleblanc #hayleyleblanc #sfs #followforfollow #hannie #kannie #kanniebase
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9 months pregnant - 1 week postpartum. It’s hard to believe a week ago I was heading into an induction ...
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9 months pregnant - 1 week postpartum. It’s hard to believe a week ago I was heading into an induction to finally have my baby! It was such a hard decision to go with an induction, because I’m normally an organic, natural person. I wanted him to come on his own. But labor rarely goes as planned. ... 9 months pregnant - 1 week postpartum. It’s hard to believe a week ago I was heading into an induction to finally have my baby! It was such a hard decision to go with an induction, because I’m normally an organic, natural person. I wanted him to come on his own. But labor rarely goes as planned. It ended up being the right decision for me and I’m so glad I did it. We had family in town from California, Louisiana, and Arkansas. They all came together to send us off to the hospital. I was so worried I wouldn’t have a special birth story bc I was having an induction. Then my husband reminded me that this was my birth story - all of our family there supporting us and being ready to meet our baby. On Thursday night, I was started on cervadil. By 5am on Friday, I was started on Pitocin. I had an epidural around 9 am. By 12:30 PM, I was fully dilated and ready to push. Even though I had an epidural, I could feel each contraction and I felt him move through my body. I was so calm and ready! About 30 minutes of pushing later, my big baby boy came out, arms flailing and crying. I pulled him to my chest before they could cut his umbilical cord. My IV wasn’t functioning right to give me pitcocin so my uterus wasn’t contracting to stop the bleeding. My doctor was worried I was hemorrhaging. Ultimately, the bleeding stopped. I sustained a second degree tear, so my doctor stitched me up while I held my baby. I shared some very raw photos of my birth experience already. It was so beautiful and amazing. The past week has been more amazing than I imagined. I knew I’d love him. I just couldn’t comprehend what that love would be like until I met him. 😭😭😭😭😭💙💙💙💙👼👼👼👼 xx! .
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#postpartum #inspirepregnancy #stylishbump #bbg #bbg2 #bbgbabes #bbgmoms #fitpregnancy #bbgcommunity #bbgfam #bbgfamily #bbgfood #bbggirl #bbggirls #bbgjourney #bbgmotivation #bbgover30 #bbgprogress #bbgtransformation #bikinibodyguide #deathbykayla #fitgirls #kayla_itsines #kaylaitsines #kaylasarmy #strongnotskinny #sweatwithkayla #thekaylamovement
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happy 8 months to my sweet baby boy Conor Reazy McAuley , it seems like yesterday I had you and we were ...
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happy 8 months to my sweet baby boy Conor Reazy McAuley , it seems like yesterday I had you and we were lounging around together during my maternity period you seems to be smiling most of the time. you have four teeths and you're getting so tall just like your daddyNeil McAuley. you are so curious ... happy 8 months to my sweet baby boy Conor Reazy McAuley , it seems like yesterday I had you and we were lounging around together during my maternity period
you seems to be smiling most of the time. you have four teeths and you're getting so tall just like your daddyNeil McAuley. you are so curious and wanting to get into everything. It is amazing watching you learn. I cant wait until you can call me "mommy" 😳
Love you baby boy , thank you so much for give me a reason to better myself and love life even more.

Love,

Mommy ❤️❤️❤️
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If I were to describe 2018 in a phrase it would be: holi schmizoli. This year I experienced some ...
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If I were to describe 2018 in a phrase it would be: holi schmizoli. This year I experienced some very high highs and some very low lows. From three months of bedrest to giving birth to a healthy baby boy, from the best event I’ve ever put together to the worst event I’ve ever put together, from ... If I were to describe 2018 in a phrase it would be: holi schmizoli.

This year I experienced some very high highs and some very low lows. From three months of bedrest to giving birth to a healthy baby boy, from the best event I’ve ever put together to the worst event I’ve ever put together, from building my dream home to post-partum depression.

Yep, I experienced it all in 2018.

Overall this was a legendary year for my family and a stabilizing year for my business.

Click the link in my bio to read what my team and I accomplished in 2018—it’s our year in review, with numbers!
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Had to share this beautiful poem my sister in law @georgiana.anstruther_sculpt wrote about my ...
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Had to share this beautiful poem my sister in law @georgiana.anstruther_sculpt wrote about my dad @richardbranson to inspire her daughters to never give up on their dreams and to not listen to those who say they aren’t possible. Well done Giana, just beautiful! 🏼 Once there was a little ... Had to share this beautiful poem my sister in law @georgiana.anstruther_sculpt wrote about my dad @richardbranson to inspire her daughters to never give up on their dreams and to not listen to those who say they aren’t possible. Well done Giana, just beautiful! 🙌🏼 Once there was a little boy.....
He owned a little rocket toy.
He dreamt and dreamt that one day he
would go to space to see what he could see.
He would build a supersonic jet
and go as far as he could get.
His other friends thought this was cool,
Until aged 16 and they left school
And gave up on their childhood games,
Deciding they had other aims.
But for the boy he held his dream.
Deciding he would need a team,
Worked night and day to find a way
No matter what they had to say.
He built some businesses doing this and that.
And saved some money under a hat.
And when the hat was nearly full
He decided to tell them all.
How they laughed, how they mocked
But he was not afraid or even shocked.
He gathered together the perfect team
To help him realise his dream.
Scientists from round the world,
Special metals to withstand the cold,
Computers and other such things.
Soon his heart began to sing.
He had begun to build his rocket
No matter if they tried to knock it.
He knew that he would one day be
Soaring in the galaxy !
He work on this through many years.
Blood and sweat and many tears,
Never did he give up once.
And after months and months and months,
And years and years,
highs and low and some more tears
He ignored them when they told him ‘no “
“Why not give something else a go...
This game is for a little boy!”
......He would not let them steal his joy.
And then one day in mid December
A day they will all remember.
The crowds they gathered in the Mojave
They could only imagine the sight they would see.
With tears and sand in his eyes
The boy looked up unsurprised
Because you see he always knew
That his dream would come true.
And Up it went .....his galactic craft!
This time no one laughed
Just joy and love on every face.
As the boy’s rocket went to space 🚀🌟
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Hey friends! I have a bunch of new followers here so I wanted to introduce myself for you<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span> • I'm Steph! ...
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Hey friends! I have a bunch of new followers here so I wanted to introduce myself for you • I'm Steph! I live in Victoria, BC, Canada and have never lived anywhere else (cause we literally live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world!) • I'm a mom (obviously!! ) My son, Hunter, is 13 months! ... Hey friends! I have a bunch of new followers here so I wanted to introduce myself for you❤ • I'm Steph! I live in Victoria, BC, Canada and have never lived anywhere else (cause we literally live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world!) • I'm a mom (obviously!! 😂) My son, Hunter, is 13 months! He is my world and the best thing that's ever happened to me. I'm also a step mom to two amazing kids, a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. They live with us almost half time and all the kids LOVE each other which is the most special thing to witness. • My husband and I have been married for just over a year, and together for over 2 years. We got pregnant after 6 months of being together and then decided to get married when I was 8 months pregnant with my massive belly🤰. I wouldn't have had it any other way! Hunter got to be there with us💙 • As you can tell, LOTS of big changes in a very short period of time. I went from being single to being a mom of 3 in a very short period of time. So this last year has been challenging but incredible learning how to navigate motherhood, step-motherhood, and wife-hood (is that a thing?) • I am in recovery from drug + alcohol addiction. My clean date is May 02, 2007. This means I haven't drank alcohol, smoked weed (yes weed IS a drug lol something I had to learn in rehab😂) or done any drugs in over 11 years. Recovery is everything to me. Without it, I wouldn't be where I am today. I take it very seriously and put it first in my life because it's made me the person I am today, and for that, Im forever grateful. It's scary to think about where I would have ended up if I hadn't got sober when I did. • We have a Bernese mountain dog and 2 orange kitties. I'd love more but I think I'd go crazy if I had to vacuum anymore then I already do with our household!!! • I love getting outside, exercising, coffee, and chocolate....and @sidneyscones 😍 • I swear there's more things that are interesting about me, but mom brain has got the best of me right now!

Thank you for following me and my journey in life!! I am so grateful. I'd love to learn a little bit more about my followers!! Share something about yourself below❤❤
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Happy 1️⃣2️⃣ Months 🤗<span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span><span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️!!! I'm filled with so many indescribable feelings and emotions at the ...
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Happy 1️⃣2️⃣ Months 🤗️!!! I'm filled with so many indescribable feelings and emotions at the moment that I am not sure where to begin. One thing is for sure, I can literally burst at the seems with how full of joy I am because of you. I truly feel alive when I look into your eyes. - I will start ... Happy 1️⃣2️⃣ Months 🤗🎉❤️!!! I'm filled with so many indescribable feelings and emotions at the moment that I am not sure where to begin. One thing is for sure, I can literally burst at the seems with how full of joy I am because of you. I truly feel alive when I look into your eyes. -
I will start by saying that your mom and dad are two unique individuals who merged as one and created you, and boy have you been a great creation!! We aspire and live to raise you as a brave individual equipped with the necessities to successfully ride the waves of life. Let's face it, the world is yours my boy! I want you to know that with success sometimes failures will emerge but we will always give you the tools needed to meet challenges with confidence. My son, let courage win over fear but do not hesitate to use your better judgement during moments of dilemma. Trust in energy and intuition for they speak loudly. Always remember that it is always the right time to do the right thing. You must know that there is power in kindness and also strength in leaving behind things that no longer serve your path in life. My love, not only learn but understand differences; they help shape individuality. Please know that time is truly priceless. May you use it wisely and as you see fit. Sometimes, the world can be so cold but never forget there is beauty all around us. Just with a simple smile you can brighten up someone's day. Lead by example, my little leader, and be the change you want to see in this world. Live a grateful life even during times of adversity, because it will help you realize what matters most. Be honest my boy for it provides peace. Always remain faithful and look toward the future with optimism. -
Please know I will spend THE REST OF MY LIFE making YOU HAPPY because it makes ME HAPPY. I gave birth to you but you also gave BIRTH TO ME; a new me, the mother inside of me, a BETTER ME!! My baby, this has been a BEAUTIFUL year of us achieving CHALLENGING but amazing MILESTONES together. My KING you are a LEGEND! You are MY LEGACY! YOU are HEADED to GREAT PLACES. You are HISTORY in the MAKING!! (continued in comments)...... #TheBestGiftEver #BabyPluvi
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Such a blessing to see my boy turn 9 months today!! He was a little fussy in this pic but my precious ...
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Such a blessing to see my boy turn 9 months today!! He was a little fussy in this pic but my precious boy is a gift from heaven! My whole family has been the best gift God could have given me! I love them enjoy them and am exciting about doing life and ministry together for the rest of our lives! Love ... Such a blessing to see my boy turn 9 months today!! He was a little fussy in this pic but my precious boy is a gift from heaven! My whole family has been the best gift God could have given me! I love them enjoy them and am exciting about doing life and ministry together for the rest of our lives! Love you baby #Nehemiah
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3 months ago, I lost my best friend. This dude meant the world to me, we did everything together. I ...
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3 months ago, I lost my best friend. This dude meant the world to me, we did everything together. I remember the day he showed up. I pulled into the driveway and saw my wife (gf at the time) walking him in the yard. We were supposed to dog sit for a friend that weekend, so I thought he was the dog we ... 3 months ago, I lost my best friend. This dude meant the world to me, we did everything together.

I remember the day he showed up. I pulled into the driveway and saw my wife (gf at the time) walking him in the yard. We were supposed to dog sit for a friend that weekend, so I thought he was the dog we were watching. Turns out, the lady cancelled, and this little guy was ours! I was instantly excited, and he became my best friend a few hours later.

He hated when I’d take photos of him. It was always a challenge getting him to look at the camera, but it was always awesome when he did.

I miss everything about him: how easily he’d get annoyed with everything, how he’d wine for hours when I left him somewhere, when he’d bite too hard while playing, how he’d bring me a toy to play fetch but really just wanted to play tug-a-war, how every time he got in the car he’d get in the driver’s seat like he wanted to drive, how he’d pull things off our shelf because he was mad we were out of town, how he’d take up half the bed and kick me off, how he’d paw the blanket off us to make sure he could get comfortable, when we’d chase each other around the yard... he was the coolest friend I’ve ever had, it’d be impossible for anything to replace him.

I’m so sorry that I wasn’t there for you when you passed. I think that’s what kills me the most... but I loved you more than anything and I’ll never forget all the fun we had together. You made my life better. You’ll always be my boy, Perry.
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Today was a super emotional and special day for me. About 10 and a half months ago.. one of my best ...
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Today was a super emotional and special day for me. About 10 and a half months ago.. one of my best friends in the world (more like a little brother whom I have shared a swirly straw with since I was an infant) got into a terrible car crash. He was thrown completely from the car and it caused severe ... Today was a super emotional and special day for me.
About 10 and a half months ago.. one of my best friends in the world (more like a little brother whom I have shared a swirly straw with since I was an infant) got into a terrible car crash. He was thrown completely from the car and it caused severe brain damage. He was in a coma for over a month. I visited him as frequently as I could and heard the doctors and his family say there was a strong chance that we may never get "Our Alex" back. A sad reality we were all forced to nauseously stomach. To add to the tragedy .. he missed the birth of his first child, his baby girl "Ocean" due to the accident and coma. Still .. we all prayed .. and prayed.. and prayed that something would give and that the angels would bless my brother with redemption. I watched as he went from being completely unconscious in a coma.. To being bed ridden with zero communication other than blinking and looking. To being stuck in a wheelchair barely able to string together a sentence. But Today .. 10 and a half months later.. I walked in to his mother's apartment and my BROTHER looks at me and says to me .. "YOOOO IS THAT MY BOY JULIEN !?" .
Words cannot express the feeling of thinking someone is lost and gone forever .. and then they give you a flash of light that everything is on the long road to being ok. I fucking love you brother.. here's to many years to come. 🙏🏽
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It’s been a few days now and I’ve been enjoying my time with him but I just gotta say.... What a beautiful ...
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It’s been a few days now and I’ve been enjoying my time with him but I just gotta say.... What a beautiful SURPRISE! My BOY is home!! I FINALLY GOT TO KISS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE! Thursday night after dinner, I looked at my phone and saw 6 missed FaceTime calls from Jeremy. I called him back and when he ... It’s been a few days now and I’ve been enjoying my time with him but I just gotta say.... What a beautiful SURPRISE! My BOY is home!! I FINALLY GOT TO KISS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE! Thursday night after dinner, I looked at my phone and saw 6 missed FaceTime calls from Jeremy. I called him back and when he picked up, I saw the numbers 1519. I thought to myself, “Hmm weird. Is that his hotel room number or something? Why is he showing me this?” It didn’t fully hit me that he was OUTSIDE MY HOME and those were my home address numbers! Jeremy then said, “Okay babe! Could you come get me?! I’m having trouble finding where you are!” After 5 seconds of confusion, my heart sank and my stomach dropped and I started crying and put the two and two together. It felt so surreal and I thought he was playing a huge prank on me! I thought, “There was no way he could be home?! He made it seem like he wouldn’t be back home for another month or so!” I ran outside and saw that he was holding two bouquet of flowers, and soft dried mangos from Trader Joe’s that he knows that I love. Being back in his arms and kissing the person I’ve been waiting 10 months for is best feeling that I can’t even put into words. I can officially say: WE MADE IT ON OUR FIRST DEPLOYMENT TOGETHER AND TOTALLY KILLED IT. 😉
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April 5th, I drove home from school ready to see my boy cause my dad said he was feeling better. The night before he wouldn’t eat and that morning he was still not eating, I could tell he was feeling very sick.. this had happened before but not near as bad.. I wanted to stay with him that morning but ... April 5th, I drove home from school ready to see my boy cause my dad said he was feeling better. The night before he wouldn’t eat and that morning he was still not eating, I could tell he was feeling very sick.. this had happened before but not near as bad.. I wanted to stay with him that morning but my mom made me go to school. He died less than an hour after I left. My dad couldn’t tell me even though I asked every 15 minutes how he was doing. I got home and mom and dad were waiting. My mom is never home from work early. I knew. I looked down to his pasture and saw that blue tarp covering his lifeless body. My heart shattered into a million pieces. A nice man drove out to bury him even though he had plans for that evening. He waited patiently as I laid there with him one last time. The hardest thing was petting him and kissing him one last time and walking away. As I walked up the hill to my house, the amazing lady who is basically my grandmother (she taught me to ride and boarded my first horse) was driving down my driveway. She didn’t say anything. She just hugged me. I just cried more and she cried with me. That was so special to me.. When I first found Biscuit he was so skinny. He could barely walk. I started sneaking over and feeding him in the morning and at night. After a few visits there was life in his eyes. I’d call for him and he’d come trotting through the thick brush just neighing at me. One morning it had rained and started snowing. I went to feed him and he had icicles hanging off his mane and tail and his body was just shivering. I decided it was time. I took him, walked him down the road to my house, and I never looked back. My vet told me he wouldn’t live 5 months. But those 2 years and 2 months we had together he was happy, healthy, and loved and that’s all that mattered... •

The past 12 weeks has not been easy. My heart has ached, my eyes have cried, my mind has thought of him everyday. I know he isn’t hurting anymore and he’s in a better place. But it still hurts. And I still miss him so much.
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I was tagged by @princ3ss_ariana_ on my sons acct and @thechewymama and @babytutubows 1) I am 31 ...
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I was tagged by @princ3ss_ariana_ on my sons acct and @thechewymama and @babytutubows 1) I am 31 years old 2) I have been married to my hubby for 6 yrs+ will be 7 on 5/29/16. Which seems so crazy it's already been that long 3) We met in a night club in Canada when he was 19 and I was 21 (A lot of my ... I was tagged by @princ3ss_ariana_ on my sons acct and @thechewymama and @babytutubows 1) I am 31 years old 🙊
2) I have been married to my hubby for 6 yrs+ will be 7 on 5/29/16. Which seems so crazy it's already been that long 😂
3) We met in a night club in Canada when he was 19 and I was 21 (A lot of my friends were still 20 & legal drinking age is 19 there 🎉) .Come to find out we actually lived maybe 3 miles apart.
4) I graduated college on my 21st Birthday (looking back on it I should've went to school to be a pharmacist!) - now I'm like ugh school.
5) My hubby and I have one baby boy together Aiden !❤️ He is 13 months old.
6) I am a SAHM, I decided to give up my career as a PTA (least for a few years)
7) I am a Competitive Cheerleading judge!
8) I am addicted to TV I have a lot of shows I ❤️ ( TVD, PLL, Dance Moms, Teen Mom OG🙈 Teen Wolf, House of Lies, Girls, iZombie oh and so many more)
8) I have made my husband watch the entire seasons of The OC and Gossip girl ..Multiple times.
9) Even though I was a PTA .. I hate to workout 😂 but I can definitely tell you how to stretch and workout.
10) I think I would be a good fashion consultant for ladies! I used to pick out outfits for me and all my friends when we used to go out. That would include doing makeup and hair lol.
11) Clueless is my all time favorite movie. My small shop is named after the famous quote "as if" well "ugh as if"
12) I used to read a book a week or week 1/2, not so much since Aiden was born😂☺️ my goal is to try for one a month!
13) I like to paint and draw and make things pretty much anything I can get my hands on
14) My husband calls me cheap because I will look for a coupon for anything 😜
15) I live in Michigan and I still hate it since I moved here in 1999. (Too cold, snow 😝, also getting into a car accident because of the crappy roads during winter gives me anxiety)
16) I told a co-worker that my husband and I probably wouldn't have any kids because I didn't want to after being 30 was a choice I was making.. Plus we were together so long (something had to be wrong right ?!) oooooh I was already pregnant and didn't know it. SO LONG IN COMMENTS!
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Patricia Williams (29), Cecilia (5), and Wesley (3)⠀ ⠀ Brooklyn, NY⠀ ⠀ Patricia shares -⠀ ⠀ "Parenthood ...
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Patricia Williams (29), Cecilia (5), and Wesley (3)⠀ ⠀ Brooklyn, NY⠀ ⠀ Patricia shares -⠀ ⠀ "Parenthood has given me more insecurities than I expected. I never had a second thought about my body until I heard “you look pretty good for having kids.” Suddenly, I realized I was competing ... Patricia Williams (29), Cecilia (5), and Wesley (3)⠀

Brooklyn, NY⠀

Patricia shares -⠀

"Parenthood has given me more insecurities than I expected. I never had a second thought about my body until I heard “you look pretty good for having kids.” Suddenly, I realized I was competing with my younger self. And honestly I never hated myself more. But my son started having health issues and I had to get out of my head and fight for my boy. Once I realized I created these fantastic humans, I was able to embrace my marks or pregnancy and cesareans - and one vicious bite mark from breastfeeding.⠀

Cecilia’s birth was nothing short of traumatic. I had a four hour labor, an emergency cesarean, and a baby in the NICU for eight days. Breastfeeding made us bond but I struggled for months to feel anything but guilt and anxiety for giving my girl the entrance of chaos. I barely remember those days except for looking at my daughter and praying she would grow to love me. Finally at 9 months, I stopped exclusively breastfeeding and my anxiety fog lifted. And I realized the hell of my mind. ⠀

With Wesley, I chose a scheduled cesarean with just my husband and peace. Everything about that healed my wounds from my first birth. Just mother and son, ready to meet. The anxiety was much less than the first time because I knew what I had encountered. And I wasn’t ashamed to admit my nights where I stayed up imagining the worst or crying over everything. I had a clear picture of who I was as a mother and a confidence that anxiety was a liar. I still have a panic attack here and there but I’m able to move past the fear and enjoy being a mama.⠀

My anxiety kept me from coming after Cecilia. I was going through the motions of motherhood, playing the part but my mind was a war zone. After my son was born, his health and growth immediately stopped. I fought to get answers. We have come through together and my children are HERE and HEALTHY and driving me crazy. There was a time I never imagined this possible, I spent so much time worrying I didn’t see the tiny people in front of me. This movement is about overcoming and love. This is the perfect place to document my victory lap." ⠀
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When I met Alisha at the start of 2014 I got hit by a train. 9 months later I got hit by another train when ...
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When I met Alisha at the start of 2014 I got hit by a train. 9 months later I got hit by another train when I found out we were having a baby. After 9 months of pregnancy and going crazy trying to get my act together Dallas was born. Now my baby boy is 9 months old and he gets me out of bed each morning with ... When I met Alisha at the start of 2014 I got hit by a train. 9 months later I got hit by another train when I found out we were having a baby. After 9 months of pregnancy and going crazy trying to get my act together Dallas was born. Now my baby boy is 9 months old and he gets me out of bed each morning with his cheeky smile. After 9 more months of these two it will be 3 years since Alisha and I met. Bring it on. You guys are awesome. Love you both xx
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In a perfect world we would always be accepted... but nothing and no one is perfect tbh but you yourself ...
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In a perfect world we would always be accepted... but nothing and no one is perfect tbh but you yourself Jaleesa are the closest thing to perfect in my eyes.. almost 5 years now sense the first day you supposedly saw me at work at kings a decided you had to get to know me...lol man am I surprised how ... In a perfect world we would always be accepted... but nothing and no one is perfect tbh but you yourself Jaleesa are the closest thing to perfect in my eyes.. almost 5 years now sense the first day you supposedly saw me at work at kings a decided you had to get to know me...lol man am I surprised how we turned out..we have literally been through everything good bad and ugly together from break ups to us breaking up to being closer than close to separating for months to living together with others to having our very first place together with no one else but us...from it just being me and you you and your boy...to being us and our boys our own family...you’ve always been here for me either friend wise or significant other wise and vise versa for you...when I’ve had non one and nothing you always came to my rescue or supported me you always make me feel as if you were made for me on this earth and looking at where we are now I agree your my person and I’m yours we are supposed to be here together now and forever...we grow everyday and learn something everyday...with support or without support I have you all the way I love you Jaleesa and I’m blessed to be able to say these things about you and have you by my side everyday..❤️💙
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For the past 6 days he ask me if we can go workout , I drop what I'm doing and we go workout, he seems to ...
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For the past 6 days he ask me if we can go workout , I drop what I'm doing and we go workout, he seems to be on a #mission , yesterday we went to karate so I thought for sure he would not want to workout but he asked mom can we go workout, he then ask every night if he is skinny ... we are not skinny Bennett ... For the past 6 days he ask me if we can go workout , I drop what I'm doing and we go workout, he seems to be on a #mission , yesterday we went to karate so I thought for sure he would not want to workout but he asked mom can we go workout, he then ask every night if he is skinny ... we are not skinny Bennett we are getting #healthy and #stronger, when you are only 8 and you have no #thyroid and you put 18lbs on in 6 months it can really fuck with your mind, we will figure this out together my Bennett boy..it is a #journey that we will #conquer together healthier choices as far as food is concerned and working out... he seems to really like weights now to get him to understand that form is important can't have my boy get hurt but I'm enjoying this ;) we got this my future #beast we got this #innerstrengthandbeautyfitness #congenitalhypothyroidism #thestruggleisreal
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This sweet handsome little man is seven months old today!! He’s such a little ham and lives for eating, ...
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This sweet handsome little man is seven months old today!! He’s such a little ham and lives for eating, bath time, and play time with Mom and Dad. I keep saying that this stage is my favorite and then he grows and gets better and better. We are inching closer to one year with Levi every day. I can’t ... This sweet handsome little man is seven months old today!! He’s such a little ham and lives for eating, bath time, and play time with Mom and Dad. I keep saying that this stage is my favorite and then he grows and gets better and better. We are inching closer to one year with Levi every day. I can’t believe it, but I’m loving every moment with him. Someday I can’t wait to share with him just how much he’s blessed daddy and my life and how special our first Easter together was. Happy Seven Months sweet boy!! Seven month update is on the blog. Link in bio. #levimark #sevenmonthsold #babyboy
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I did not know this would be our last selfie together. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been 4 months ...
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I did not know this would be our last selfie together. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been 4 months since I lost my boy. Really wish he was still here.. but I know he’s so happy to be pain free in horse heaven right now️ #imissyou #itsnotthesame #mybaby #horselove I did not know this would be our last selfie together. It’s very hard to believe that it’s been 4 months since I lost my boy. Really wish he was still here.. but I know he’s so happy to be pain free in horse heaven right now❤️ #imissyou #itsnotthesame #mybaby #horselove
Stopped by @unionrescuemission on Skid Row today to give out some toys to help bring some joy to the ...
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Stopped by @unionrescuemission on Skid Row today to give out some toys to help bring some joy to the beautiful children who have parents in need living there. Currently there are over 200 children living at URM, ages 3 months old to teens. Hurts my heart that I can’t help every last one of them. ... Stopped by @unionrescuemission on Skid Row today to give out some toys to help bring some joy to the beautiful children who have parents in need living there. Currently there are over 200 children living at URM, ages 3 months old to teens. Hurts my heart that I can’t help every last one of them. Being of service to others is truly what brings happiness. Shout to my boy @matt.jeezy who is always putting others before himself. I can’t think of anyone more selfless and humble as Matt. We are gonna put together something special for the kids soon! #MerryChristmas #UnionRescueMission #HappyHolidays #Charity #Service #Donate #NonProfit #SkidRow
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Three months ago I had an idea while deep diving into a black hole of YouTube interviews with my favorite artists. For the past two years I’ve been passionate about photographing and filming two worlds. The first world is the concert scene; something about photographing the figures that ... Three months ago I had an idea while deep diving into a black hole of YouTube interviews with my favorite artists. For the past two years I’ve been passionate about photographing and filming two worlds. The first world is the concert scene; something about photographing the figures that were leading the cultural movement of our generation through their music was exhilarating and truly gave me the feeling that I was capturing a moment in history. The other world is my first love in photography, New York City from the streets, roofs, subways, and everywhere you don’t normally get to see. I put these two worlds together and through the incredible team at @umusicexp and @flynyon we developed Chop it Up, a new series where Ill be interviewing artists and asking them vulnerable questions in one of the most vulnerable settings - an open door helicopter above New York City. Yesterday we dropped the VERY FIRST episode with @chanteljeffries . To peep, go check out the link in my bio! Send me a message, leave a comment, I want your guys feedback on this so we can make this the greatest interview show on the internet✨🖤 Thank you to my boy @frickneeman for taking on this journey with me and being such an amazing videographer and editor. Perfect sound coverage done by the one and only @rennyconti .
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Happy 26th Birthday to my brother ! From 2011 until now we been through it all. College, Cribs together ...
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Happy 26th Birthday to my brother ! From 2011 until now we been through it all. College, Cribs together , Foreign cars and all. From literally 100$ months hurting to 5 figure months. Just touched down to celebrate with my boy as we always do ️ #SWIPE #ItsLitty Happy 26th Birthday to my brother ! From 2011 until now we been through it all. College, Cribs together , Foreign cars and all. From literally 100$ months hurting to 5 figure months. Just touched down to celebrate with my boy as we always do 💯✈️ #SWIPE #ItsLitty
My favorite part of the weekend <span class="emoji emoji1f60a"></span> spending time with my world. Growing, learning everyday and surprising ...
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My favorite part of the weekend spending time with my world. Growing, learning everyday and surprising me with sentences like "my name Harrison".. Time flies my boy and due to work commitments Daddy has lost a lot of quality time with you, which is why Daddy's made some big decisions over ... My favorite part of the weekend 😊 spending time with my world. Growing, learning everyday and surprising me with sentences like "my name Harrison".. Time flies my boy and due to work commitments Daddy has lost a lot of quality time with you, which is why Daddy's made some big decisions over the past few months for next Year and our future. Daddy will try his upmost to make it work. If I succeed it means that we will get more quality time together, and one day I will leave behind something for you to take over and build on.
I'm so proud of you, I love you, and I will always be there for you ❤️
#fatherandson #harrisongeorge #unbreakable
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It’s been 6 months and I still think about you everyday Minh you was the glue that kept everyone together ...
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It’s been 6 months and I still think about you everyday Minh you was the glue that kept everyone together I miss you so much my boy I promise i won’t let you be forgotten you a legend my boy ️ I do this for you my boy I love you Dao It’s been 6 months and I still think about you everyday Minh you was the glue that kept everyone together I miss you so much my boy I promise i won’t let you be forgotten you a legend my boy ❤️ I do this for you my boy 🍚 I love you Dao
Trigger warning: this is a sad post. The time has come to say farewell. For the last 13 months a boy ...
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Trigger warning: this is a sad post. The time has come to say farewell. For the last 13 months a boy and his pup have come to occupy a space in my heart that had been vacant for a long time. And in those months, and all those moments we spent together, I found the love and steadiness I needed to keep ... Trigger warning: this is a sad post.
The time has come to say farewell. For the last 13 months a boy and his pup have come to occupy a space in my heart that had been vacant for a long time. And in those months, and all those moments we spent together, I found the love and steadiness I needed to keep me strong through everything I was going through. But today I bid @RyanCowles and his boy Zanna a sad farewell as they start their new chapter in St. Petersburg, FL. Words can’t describe how much I’ve come to rely on the love and affection from these two, but I’m beyond happy to have had the chance to write this chapter of my life with someone that means so much to me.
Good luck to both of you in your new home, and thank you for letting me be company to your epic cross-country drive through seven states and on to your new home.
Zanna, take care of Ryan. You both are the best.
Ryan, never forget that #YouAreMyMariah.
I love you both. I’ll see you soon.
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happy 18months with my favorite person<span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> I love you more than anything in the world eli and i’m so glad ...
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happy 18months with my favorite person I love you more than anything in the world eli and i’m so glad that you have been in my life this long and dealt with my annoying ass lol. I hate being away from you but every moment we’re together feels like the first i wouldn’t want anyone else by my side ... happy 18months with my favorite person💕 I love you more than anything in the world eli and i’m so glad that you have been in my life this long and dealt with my annoying ass lol. I hate being away from you but every moment we’re together feels like the first💕 i wouldn’t want anyone else by my side for this long. you’re my best friend, my boy, my everything❣️you have my whole heart and i love you❤️ here’s to many more months and years🖤 f&a
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forgive english, i am Russia. i come to coach in Japan . i am here little time and i am very hard stress. ...
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forgive english, i am Russia. i come to coach in Japan . i am here little time and i am very hard stress. i am gay also and this very difficult for me, i am very religion person. i never act to be gay with other men before. but after i am in Japan 8 months i am my friend together he is gay also. He was show ... forgive english, i am Russia.
i come to coach in Japan . i am here little time and i am very hard stress. i am gay also and this very difficult for me, i am very religion person. i never act to be gay with other men before. but after i am in Japan 8 months i am my friend together he is gay also. He was show me his eros and then we are kiss.
wWe sex together. I never before now am tell my mother about gay because i am very shame. As i fock this Japanese boy it is very good to me but also i am feel so guilty. I feel extreme guilty as I begin orgasm. I feel so guilty that I pick up my telephone and call Mother in Russia. I awaken her. It too late for stopping so I am cumming sex. I am very upset and guilty and crying, so I yell her, "I AM CUM FROM SEX" (in Russia). She say what? I say "I AM CUM FROM SEX" and she say you boy, do not marry Japanese girl, and I say "NO I AM CUM FROM SEX WITH MAN, I AM IN ASS, I CUM IN ASS" and my mother very angry me. She not get scared though.
I hang up phone and am very embarrass. My friend also he is very embarrass. I am guilt and feel very stupid. I wonder, why do I gay with man? But I continue because when it spurt it feel very good in Japanese ass.
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Today marks 3 months. I’m definitely a Mommas boy, if she tries to leave my sight, off with her head. ...
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Today marks 3 months. I’m definitely a Mommas boy, if she tries to leave my sight, off with her head. I would say I weigh a little over 15lbs now. I said “mama” for the first time last Sunday. (If you think I’m joking, my mom & auntie are my witnesses) I’ve traveled on the airplane (but I was still ... Today marks 3 months. I’m definitely a Mommas boy, if she tries to leave my sight, off with her head. I would say I weigh a little over 15lbs now. I said “mama” for the first time last Sunday. (If you think I’m joking, my mom & auntie are my witnesses) I’ve traveled on the airplane (but I was still 2months). I’ve met a few of my Bay Area family members. Mom give me big boy food here and there and I LOVE IT! I’m managing to sit up and lean forward on my own. I have a thing for leaning towards my feet, don’t judge. I have more facial expressions. I smile ear to ear when mommy give me her kisses. I’m definitely learning that I’m being raised by a nut case, but it’s ok I still love her. I tend to always hold my hands together like I’m thinking of a master plan. I’m definitely talking and screaming at mommy a lot more. I like colors. I like watching pictures move on the phone. I play with toys, and also throw them time from time. Sometimes, I enjoy scratching people, but I’m so cute they let me get away with it. Mommy tries to stop me from pulling my hair, so I pull hers instead. 🤷🏽‍♂️ I have full neck control, and gaining back control. Mommy helps me practice walking everyday, but I take my steps on my own. I try to hold my mom’s goods and my bottles on my own. I also sometimes burp on my own. & if you guys are wondering yes, I still yell at mommy, she calls me a bully but honestly I’m running things now 😊. Anywho,
Happy 3 months to me 🎉
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Can’t tell you how much I love this boy. It’s been a crazy couple months of me sleeping all the time... ...
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Can’t tell you how much I love this boy. It’s been a crazy couple months of me sleeping all the time... #mono But I’m seriously grateful for him putting up with my emotional state, sass, complaints, and fatigue. And I’m extra grateful he had mono when he was four so I can still kiss him. :) Here’s ... Can’t tell you how much I love this boy. It’s been a crazy couple months of me sleeping all the time... #mono
But I’m seriously grateful for him putting up with my emotional state, sass, complaints, and fatigue. And I’m extra grateful he had mono when he was four so I can still kiss him. :) Here’s to praying this doesn’t last the 6 months my doctor told me it would, and also praying that we can find things to do together that don’t wear me out. Suggestions welcome from mono survivors. :) #lovemyman #lifingwithmono #wifingwithmono #iwilljustbeoverheresleeping
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Anyone who knows our sweet Abel knows that he's a roller coaster of emotion! When he's happy he's ...
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Anyone who knows our sweet Abel knows that he's a roller coaster of emotion! When he's happy he's ECSTATIC, but when he is not, watch out, he has a rage like nothing I've seen before. · Sweet boy has been waking up grumpy for months, filled with anger and frustration. Yes, I know some of it is age ... Anyone who knows our sweet Abel knows that he's a roller coaster of emotion! When he's happy he's ECSTATIC, but when he is not, watch out, he has a rage like nothing I've seen before. ·
Sweet boy has been waking up grumpy for months, filled with anger and frustration. Yes, I know some of it is age and some the transition to a big brother. But deep down I've really felt like it's a deep seeded personality trait of his to have BIG feelings. As a mama it's heartbreaking (and frustrating!) to see your baby sad and upset ALL. THE. TIME! 💔
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So recently I started working on affirmations with him, reciting daily words that speak life and love over my boy! ·
We applied the oil Believe before we say them each morning, and it's been such a sweet bonding time together. ·
Sweet boy, I hope you never forget...
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I am strong.
I am brave.
I am tough.
I am smart.
I am happy.
I am kind.
I am loved.
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3 months with you my angel boy. We’ve been through a lot already - horrible winter colds, four #wonderweek ...
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3 months with you my angel boy. We’ve been through a lot already - horrible winter colds, four #wonderweek leaps, crappy sleep, cluster feeding, blood curdling crying and now the (very early) beginnings of teething. BUT... you are my sweet, smiley boy. You smell so good. You are thriving ... 3 months with you my angel boy. We’ve been through a lot already - horrible winter colds, four #wonderweek leaps, crappy sleep, cluster feeding, blood curdling crying and now the (very early) beginnings of teething. BUT... you are my sweet, smiley boy. You smell so good. You are thriving on mamas milk. You talk and coo and chat away - more than your sister ever did. You’ve got stories to share I can tell! .
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I never want to let go. Even in my sleep deprived haze I hesitate to put you down in the dead of night - holding your (little chubby!) body close to mine is EVERYTHING. .
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We’ve made it through the fourth trimester together. I’m not going to pretend that newborn life is a walk in the park - I know you’d agree with me on that too. But neither of us are going to back down on making this life together so special. As I always say to you - “we’ll get through it and we’ll do it all together.” And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing - getting through the crazy, beautiful mess together with smiles between the screams and plenty of love.
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I can already sense the depth of our bond and I can’t wait to see how we roll together (and with Dada and Soleil too!) as the weeks and months tick by.
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So eager to get to know you more yet cherishing these delicious tiny baby days. Here’s to the next three months and beyond. Keep doing your thing angel boy. Mamas got your back.
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I miss my boy @jameskenta so much my heart hurts <span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span>but after nearly 10 years of friendship I know the ...
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I miss my boy @jameskenta so much my heart hurts but after nearly 10 years of friendship I know the distance will be nothing to us. You're the best friend a girl could ask for, I'll see you in 6 months P.S. I wish we had more photos together, regretting being so camera shy now! I miss my boy @jameskenta so much my heart hurts 💔but after nearly 10 years of friendship I know the distance will be nothing to us. You're the best friend a girl could ask for, I'll see you in 6 months 😚

P.S. I wish we had more photos together, regretting being so camera shy now!
Remembering Mom. That precious moment when we were all together. Mom, my boy, and me. In bed, watching ...
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Remembering Mom. That precious moment when we were all together. Mom, my boy, and me. In bed, watching Almost Famous, one of our favorites. A few months later, Mom was gone. Cancer spread so fast, it was hard to believe. This image of our hands is so precious to me. All three of us artists, loving ... Remembering Mom. That precious moment when we were all together. Mom, my boy, and me. In bed, watching Almost Famous, one of our favorites. A few months later, Mom was gone. Cancer spread so fast, it was hard to believe. This image of our hands is so precious to me. All three of us artists, loving each other. Time is fleeting, and your life, your voice, is important. (There was so much she didn’t get to do - 65 was too damned young for that wild woman) #tbt #artists #lovingmemory #multigenerational #courage #lifeisbeautiful #lifeisshort #justdoit #creativecoach #muse
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My boy is 10 months old today! This month has been very busy because Elijah started crawling a few ...
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My boy is 10 months old today! This month has been very busy because Elijah started crawling a few weeks ago! Yay (but also nay because he is a lot of work now ). He doesn’t stop, he crawls everywhere, he pulls up on everything, walks around all the furniture and he’s also walking with a walker ... My boy is 10 months old today! This month has been very busy because Elijah started crawling a few weeks ago! Yay (but also nay because he is a lot of work now 😂). He doesn’t stop, he crawls everywhere, he pulls up on everything, walks around all the furniture and he’s also walking with a walker toy. He’s gotten so big in the last month. He is just under 20 lbs, has 8 teeth and more are on the way 😬 It’s so fun to see his little personality now. Elijah and I went to the zoo this afternoon together and he was so intrigued and loved all the animals (so glad I have a zoo pass and that he is so attentive now). Being a mom is seriously the best. ❤️❤️
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It’s so hard to believe that in just a few short months this boy will not spend every day at my side. ...
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It’s so hard to believe that in just a few short months this boy will not spend every day at my side. We have so much fun adventuring together, I’m soaking up this precious time with him It’s so hard to believe that in just a few short months this boy will not spend every day at my side. We have so much fun adventuring together, I’m soaking up this precious time with him ❤️
for months I would say “Otto, we are going to do an amazing thing together”. and it sure was amazing. ...
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for months I would say “Otto, we are going to do an amazing thing together”. and it sure was amazing. happy one month my boy! thank you @erinmarygriffin for capturing our first few days of victory. for months I would say “Otto, we are going to do an amazing thing together”. and it sure was amazing. happy one month my boy!
thank you @erinmarygriffin for capturing our first few days of victory.
v sad to be saying bye to my boy today but so happy to have had such a fun 3 months together - ty for teaching ...
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v sad to be saying bye to my boy today but so happy to have had such a fun 3 months together - ty for teaching me how to be horsey xoxo #moneywellspent #mainman v sad to be saying bye to my boy today but so happy to have had such a fun 3 months together - ty for teaching me how to be horsey xoxo #moneywellspent #mainman
I miss my boy! Only a couple more months until the gang is back together <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> @s14erich #bandit #catsofinstagram ...
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I miss my boy! Only a couple more months until the gang is back together @s14erich #bandit #catsofinstagram #cat #siamese #snowshoe I miss my boy! Only a couple more months until the gang is back together 😍 @s14erich #bandit #catsofinstagram #cat #siamese #snowshoe
Y'all. This man. I love him with everything I have. I am so thankful he was born on this day 26 years ...
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Y'all. This man. I love him with everything I have. I am so thankful he was born on this day 26 years ago. I am so excited to tread the adventurous waters of parenting our sweet boy together in the months ahead. He is going to be the greatest dad. Happiest of Birthdays, my dear!! Loving you always. Y'all. This man. I love him with everything I have. I am so thankful he was born on this day 26 years ago. I am so excited to tread the adventurous waters of parenting our sweet boy together in the months ahead. He is going to be the greatest dad. Happiest of Birthdays, my dear!! Loving you always.
19 years ago today was the last time i seen your face i miss you ol' boy words could never explain how ...
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19 years ago today was the last time i seen your face i miss you ol' boy words could never explain how much i want you back!!! its been hard the last few months to hold my shit together and all the bullshit gods throwing at me i know you would be proud maybe not with some of the decisions ive made in life ... 19 years ago today was the last time i seen your face i miss you ol' boy words could never explain how much i want you back!!! its been hard the last few months to hold my shit together and all the bullshit gods throwing at me i know you would be proud maybe not with some of the decisions ive made in life but definitely in where im going! I honestly cant wait till i see your face again love and miss you dad forever and always! ❤❤❤ #rip #myoldboy #loveyou #hopewemeetagain
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My boy hadn’t eaten in two days now, barely eaten this month, he is skin & bones. My heart is breaking it’s been a challenging few months. Savoring each day together, I barely leave the house say a prayer please liver disease sucks #dog #rescuedogsofinstagram #pomeranian #sickpomeranian ... My boy hadn’t eaten in two days now, barely eaten this month, he is skin & bones. My heart is breaking 😞 it’s been a challenging few months. Savoring each day together, I barely leave the house 😢 say a prayer please 🙏 liver disease sucks
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My boy is 4 months old today. What a joy he's been <span class="emoji emoji1f499"></span> such a pudge dumpling. My heart aches knowing our ...
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My boy is 4 months old today. What a joy he's been such a pudge dumpling. My heart aches knowing our time together will be dramatically cut when I head back to work Monday. My boy is 4 months old today. What a joy he's been 💙 such a pudge dumpling. My heart aches knowing our time together will be dramatically cut when I head back to work Monday.
Man I want to say I'm so proud and happy for my boy. He is now a graduate of Tuskegee University and in ...
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Man I want to say I'm so proud and happy for my boy. He is now a graduate of Tuskegee University and in a couple of months will be embarking on a life journey with my amazing soror as they become one in marriage. I love them both and can't wait to see their future together!!! Congrats bro!!! @nobledirtyred Man I want to say I'm so proud and happy for my boy. He is now a graduate of Tuskegee University and in a couple of months will be embarking on a life journey with my amazing soror as they become one in marriage. I love them both and can't wait to see their future together!!! Congrats bro!!! @nobledirtyred
Almost a year ago, my mother had a breathing scare and I rushed to my parents’ apartment afraid we ...
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Almost a year ago, my mother had a breathing scare and I rushed to my parents’ apartment afraid we were going to lose her. She survived, but it brought out some emotions and discussions that we had put off for too long. Amidst a tearful conversation that evening, I promised her (among other things) ... Almost a year ago, my mother had a breathing scare and I rushed to my parents’ apartment afraid we were going to lose her. She survived, but it brought out some emotions and discussions that we had put off for too long. Amidst a tearful conversation that evening, I promised her (among other things) that I would get my act together and go to grad school. Later that night, undeterred by the somber mood, my father - who has insisted I go to grad school since before I went to regular school - excitedly jabbed his index finger into my chest and exclaimed, “Now I have it on record! You promised your mother on her death bed!” He wasn’t wrong.

But when mom passed in July, I found it difficult to focus. The energy I would have ordinarily put into application essays and the GRE went instead to trying to simu keeping my head above water. “After the memorial” turned into “maybe I’ll wait a year.” Then the day after the NYC marathon, with less than a month before deadlines, I woke up and realized I couldn’t live with this unfulfilled promise around my neck another minute. So I threw my full weight into the process, skipping Thanksgiving to cram, pestering @txprice to edit my essays, abd begging colleagues, mentors, and friends like @doriantwarren @dreaflynn @rortybomb @joellecarissa @katduty and @michelleimiller (among others) to offer advice, write me letters of rec, or listen to endless equivocation. I took the GRE the day before my first apps were due, sent them in, then waited 3 long months, questioning every day the wisdom of applying to 4 of the top 5 programs with no safety school.
Two weeks ago, my efforts paid off and I was accepted into my first choice - UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public policy. I don’t know if it was mom’s final gift, my supportive recommenders, or my own hard work that did the trick, but I am extremely gratified to have this opportunity to continue building my understanding of our socioeconomic system, and to continue towards a career that will serve in some small way to make it more just, equitable, and innovative for all those who reside within it.
Your boy made good, mom. Thanks for keeping me honest.
Wish you were here to celebrate.
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Checking my progress this far! I'm about 5.5 months post baby. Things are starting to come together. Consistency is so key in fitness goals. I started with my 8 week "Brand New Body Challenge" which so many of you joined me. I created and began that program to get me back in te swing of CONSISTENCY ... Checking my progress this far! I'm about 5.5 months post baby. Things are starting to come together. Consistency is so key in fitness goals. I started with my 8 week "Brand New Body Challenge" which so many of you joined me. I created and began that program to get me back in te swing of CONSISTENCY while I learned balance as a new mom. I dropped a lot of my pregnancy weight with that specific program and once I finished that, I continued to tweak and started a more strict program with the added bonus of being consistent. It's def hard having a baby at home who is #1. They get sick they need your attention so most of your time is with them ( I wouldn't change that for anything) sometimes you feel GUILT for training because you think maybe I should be with my boy. One thing I learned was to give him all of me but to also take care of me. A little time apart is healthy for the both of us. I found what works for me and my family and I'm getting it all done! We can do a lot more than we may realize. Of course, I wish I could sleep at night but one day I will lol one day babyboy will sleep through and I'll be able to sleep more than 1.5 hours straight hahaha #getitdonehotmamas .
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.Link in bio for fitness plans! 8 week program listed under trainers 👈🏼 #indiapaulino #fitmom #fitmomsofig #bikinicompetitors #5monthspostpartum #healthypregnancy #fitfam #gains #gainz #fitmom #bpisports #teambpi @bpi_sports
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I often tell people that my life was drama free before foster care. When you invite a child into your ...
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I often tell people that my life was drama free before foster care. When you invite a child into your home that has been removed from their family, with them comes a tangled mess. Some of those messes are more tightly woven than others. You can’t help but let the emotions and experiences they ... I often tell people that my life was drama free before foster care. When you invite a child into your home that has been removed from their family, with them comes a tangled mess. Some of those messes are more tightly woven than others. You can’t help but let the emotions and experiences they have had and the untangling of said mess affect your own life. It’s just a part of foster care, what breaks their heart, breaks yours. Even things they are too little to know or carry the weight of, you carry for them.
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In foster care the pendulum swings wide. Yesterday was a great day for my little family and a step in the right direction to secure a wonderful future for my boy. News that came out of nowhere, completely unexpected. But it was also an announcement that carried both joy and sadness. Sadness because what once was is no longer. Joy because of the promise of things to come, memories to be made, and much more love to be shared. You grieve for losses they can not fully comprehend or quantify. Your heart breaks when promises are broken by adults they should trust the most in this world. You are shattered when you see how fragile their little hearts are and the burdens they will bare.
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I woke up yesterday morning to frustrating news and by lunch time, a phone call that changed the timeline of Ford’s adoption. After 2.5 years of waiting, we finally got our miracle. With one single occurrence my boys adoption was launched forward by several months. This means we will get to be a forever family to this little hunk of burning love much sooner than expected. Additionally, we have even more to celebrate... our home should be ready for us to move into in just a few short weeks so it feels as if everything is coming together. News of some big steps in the right direction and a home plenty big to house the 3 of us along with all the family and friends to celebrate! God is good!
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Three strong wood beams cut and milled from our land hang in my master bedroom hallway. Each beam represents one of us, with very different markings, grown in hardships and suffering and now a work of art, rugged and strong, natural and beautiful, just as they were always meant to be!
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Shout out to the loveliest ladies on the planet who accepted my crazy, puzzle-centric, off-key, John Mulaney inspired Disney bridesmaid proposal! After receiving @benpicpic's hilarious mermaid proposal I wanted to pay it forward and craft an equally dorky bridesmaid proposal using ... Shout out to the loveliest ladies on the planet who accepted my crazy, puzzle-centric, off-key, John Mulaney inspired Disney bridesmaid proposal! After receiving @benpicpic's hilarious mermaid proposal I wanted to pay it forward and craft an equally dorky bridesmaid proposal using my limited musical skill set (lol), incorporate my love for all things puzzles and somehow include mermaids as well. Five months later, finally pieced this bad boy together along with all the puzzles that accompanied it. Thankfully didn't scare anyone away... For the full 5-minute song extravaganza, type in "Farmerman and Mermaid Cow Sale Question" on YouTube (the final phrase of the third puzzle), or just click link in my bio. Now that my annual March Madness (also known as Certificate of Merit) has subsided, I can restart the stupid wedding planning process, oh joy! If only wedding planning was half as much fun as making this thing... #bridesmaidproposal #bridesmaids #musicalproposal #piano #disney #disneyproposal #johnmulaney #whybuythecow #partofoursale #thelittlemermaid
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 #SmileyRiley <span class="emoji emoji1f436"></span> It's been a long time!! 5 months to be exact since we've checked into our Instagram! ...
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#SmileyRiley It's been a long time!! 5 months to be exact since we've checked into our Instagram! Wanted to pop in and say Hi to all my long lost fur friends! Hope all is well! Riley is doing great! He's 100% recovered from all his health issues that he was struggling with from 2012-2014! Even ... #SmileyRiley 🐶 It's been a long time!! 5 months to be exact since we've checked into our Instagram! Wanted to pop in and say Hi to all my long lost fur friends! Hope all is well! Riley is doing great! He's 100% recovered from all his health issues that he was struggling with from 2012-2014! Even better news we (Myself and Riley) have made some major lifestyle changes! We both live healthier lifestyles and together have lost 60lbs!! Riley is 15lbs lighter, weighing in at 85lbs!! Life is great and 2015 has been soooo good to the both of us. I have my boy by my side healthy and happy and life is good!! Look at that face!! I can't even deal with his cuteness! #8yearoldPuppy lol 😍 #girlsbestfriend #thatsmyboy #ilovemydog #healthyboy #thatface #goldenretriever #goldens_ofinstagram #mybaby #furbaby #lovelovelove #bestphotoever #happydog #perfection #happiestdogever #GoldenStrong 💪
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19 years and 2 months...It was a lifetime...But mommy knew it was your time. I held you while you went ...
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19 years and 2 months...It was a lifetime...But mommy knew it was your time. I held you while you went to sleep whispering how much I love you. I know letting you go was the right thing to do,but it feels like part of me died with you. Even when you were leaving me you still put me first and cuddled ... 19 years and 2 months...It was a lifetime...But mommy knew it was your time. I held you while you went to sleep whispering how much I love you. I know letting you go was the right thing to do,but it feels like part of me died with you. Even when you were leaving me you still put me first and cuddled into me to comfort me. You were always my rock,my go to,as you were so wise from of all of the years we grew together. @jombie626 and I were just kids when I brought you home and you spent your whole life building our life with us. You were our OG,the papa bear, always putting everyone in their place as needed like you were 200lbs. Meanwhile you were barely up to their ankles. Nothing ever stopped you. I miss you commanding the pack at your every whim. Everyone keeps looking for you. It’s so quiet here without you. I think everyone is still in shock you’re not here with us. I thought I’d be ok because I knew you had a great life and holy cow a long one. But here I am a hot ass mess selfishly wishing you were here. I know you are in a better place free from any pain,side by side with the rest of our clan. I know this is not goodbye but until we meet again. But that doesn’t make it any easier. I find comfort knowing that when it’s my time you’ll be there waiting to boss me around and tell me what to do as you always did. I miss you like crazy and I love you so much. Thank you for being my boy,my boss and my best friend. And I’ll end this post like we always did when i left the house..... I’ll see you later Papa I love you hold it down til I get back ♥️ #heavengainedanangel #missyoulikecrazy #iloveyou #papabear #shorty #TherealOG #restinpeace #RIP #rainbowbridge #untilwemeetagain #gonebutneverforgotten #bestpomerainianever #mybff #illseeyouagain
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It’s true what they say you know, people come into our lives for a reason, I’ve had some amazing people ...
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It’s true what they say you know, people come into our lives for a reason, I’ve had some amazing people walk in and out of my life, but it’s safe to say I’m not a person for the weak willed, I’m not a well person, I struggle to get through every day without running out of energy or crying over nothing, ... It’s true what they say you know, people come into our lives for a reason, I’ve had some amazing people walk in and out of my life, but it’s safe to say I’m not a person for the weak willed, I’m not a well person, I struggle to get through every day without running out of energy or crying over nothing, and sometimes it seems like no one is there, but I know, there is always someone, this boy walked into my life almost a year ago, and now we are six (seven on his birthday) months into our relationship, sam isn’t just my boyfriend, he’s my best friend and he is working so hard to help me keep my life together, especially when I feel it’s falling apart, he’s always there at the end of the phone when I need him, I don’t know why I’m writing this but it’s done now, and I can go to sleep with a weight off my mind, to my amazing friends, keep being you, and I promise I will help you like you help me 💕 #boyfriendappreciationpost #friendappreciationpost #vintage #1940s #vintagecouple #reenactorcouple #raf #oldstylephoto #mypilot #vintagehair #vintagemakeup #rafuniform #myboy #hisgirl #myfriendsarebetterthanyours #love #romance #oldhollywood
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My boy has inspired me beyond measure the last 4 years. Even before he was born I was writing him letters ...
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My boy has inspired me beyond measure the last 4 years. Even before he was born I was writing him letters in the form of songs. Now he’s turning 4 in July and has a baby sister. The first song I first wrote for him will be released in the months to follow. The working title is “Cross the Horizon” and ... My boy has inspired me beyond measure the last 4 years. Even before he was born I was writing him letters in the form of songs. Now he’s turning 4 in July and has a baby sister. The first song I first wrote for him will be released in the months to follow. The working title is “Cross the Horizon” and signifies walking together through life, good and bad, but always being together in some way. It’s amazing what only 3.5 years will teach you. This is us watching cars go by before bed time. Our newest tradition, just him and I. Love him. #dadlife •
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I once spent months rolling out my mat in class only to lay on it and cry. The endless weight of the way ...
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I once spent months rolling out my mat in class only to lay on it and cry. The endless weight of the way addiction hurricaned through my marriage didn’t give me any other option, yoga became the place I went to grieve. And I didn’t grieve alone. Someone’s hand would find their way to mine at some ... I once spent months rolling out my mat in class only to lay on it and cry. The endless weight of the way addiction hurricaned through my marriage didn’t give me any other option, yoga became the place I went to grieve. And I didn’t grieve alone. Someone’s hand would find their way to mine at some point in every practice. Strangers, friends, sisters. I never left untouched and I never left unseen. Someone always bore witness to my pain and I survived it. ⁣

In that same stretch of life I gave birth to my son. I was emotionally broken, alone, and hurting. 5 women filled that hospital room with me. They held up my body for 27 hours, navigated that particular kind of dark night with me, and physically sang over my boy the moment he was born. They bore witness to my pain and I survived it. ⁣

Gina went with me to an excruciatingly painful meeting awhile back. She sat next to me so I wouldn’t be alone and together we watched the pain curl like smoke. Lately I keep thinking about how often she has born witness to my life and my unfolding, how truly she has helped me choose survival. ⁣

Bearing witness is a gift we give one another. Often it’s wordless, silent, steady, and deep. It isn’t how we fix one another or carve out a path for each other. Bearing witness is the way we hold hands in the dark, the way we stay awake through the night in order to make sure no one goes it alone. The people who let me bear witness to their lives, to their pain, to their raw souls, to their stumbling in the dark - these are the people who will always be sacred to me. And the same people who hold ground with me are the reason I’m thriving in the wilderness. I’ve stopped needing someone to change my life and I’ve started feeling immense gratitude for the ones who exist with me. ⁣

Bear witness to the dark. To the wandering. To the birthing. To the grieving. To the creating. To the digging. To the building. To the excavating. To the leaving. To the coming home. Bear witness to humanity as she navigates through the night. Hold her hand. Sit with her. Dream with her. Want more for her. Give her the dignity of her own experience. ⁣

If nothing else, just bear witness.
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️ a happy 9 months of marriage and [early] valentine’s day to my lover boy— together we’re the happiest and goofiest we’ve ever been 🏻🕺🏼 #hopelesslyinlove .... [these lil snippets over the past 9 months really represent our marriage well 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏼‍♂️] ♥️ a happy 9 months of marriage and [early] valentine’s day to my lover boy— together we’re the happiest and goofiest we’ve ever been 💃🏻🕺🏼 #hopelesslyinlove .... [these lil snippets over the past 9 months really represent our marriage well 😂😂🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏼‍♂️]
There my world, my universe, my life.... - Here's there story... - I had wanted a dog for years and every time I even mentioned it to my mum she instantly say No. Years and years I had been begging like mad and it finally happend. My Nanna and my Uncle put money together at Christmas one year ... ©
There my world, my universe, my life....
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Here's there story...
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I had wanted a dog for years and every time I even mentioned it to my mum she instantly say No.
Years and years I had been begging like mad and it finally happend. My Nanna and my Uncle put money together at Christmas one year and they asked my mum and she finally said yes. My Nanna and Uncle took me to a rescue centre and there was a group of puppies. They were all mutts and there mum was a rescue. I picked one that I liked but it was a boy and I wanted a girl. But there was one gorgeous little pup there and that was Tinkerbell. We filled in the forms and whatever and we took her home. Ever since that day Tink has been my best friend and always will be. Even though there's a saying Dogs aren't for Christmas yes I know and I agree but we haven't Abandoned Tink like others do and we never will ✨💕🌍
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We had another family member as you would know and he had four gorgeous dogs. Nush, Missy, Luis and Joey. I had grown attached to them and treated them as my own they were my pack. Something happend with the family member who owned the dogs and he were no longer in my life. There was a giant whole in my heart and my families so we had to fill it in. I wanted a Northern Inuit after Nush and I thought they were gorgeous. My mum said I wasn't getting A Inuit or a big breed so I wanted a Samoyed. After a few months my mum called me over and started to show me some photos of Northern Inuit's. She showed me a white puppy, a tri-coloured one, a grey and white type one and a more darker one. I said to her "why are you showing me these?" And she said "do you think this one is cute?" And showed me a picture of a darker pup. I said "yes why?..."
And she whisperd to me "Well he's ours" I started to cry and started hyperventilating and I started to say stuff like "Stop lying to me" "Your lying" "I don't believe you" and she was actually being serious. About two weeks later we went and visited him and his parents. Later on about 4 weeks after we went and brought him home from his farm. ✨💙🌏
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I love my dogs so much and I will always be there for them ❤️
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13 years together, countless memories, 2 dogs, 1 business, 1 baby boy and now (today), 1 year of marriage ...
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13 years together, countless memories, 2 dogs, 1 business, 1 baby boy and now (today), 1 year of marriage under our belt. Happy one year my amazing husband! @slntnight ️ The first photo is the day after our wedding when I was 5 months pregnant with Mads and the second photo is a couple weeks ago ... 13 years together, countless memories, 2 dogs, 1 business, 1 baby boy and now (today), 1 year of marriage under our belt. Happy one year my amazing husband! @slntnight ❤️ The first photo is the day after our wedding when I was 5 months pregnant with Mads and the second photo is a couple weeks ago when we went to the same hotel and stayed in the same room for our anniversary (we celebrated a little early). ❤️
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