imkristen_ "here’s to freedom, cheers to art. here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start." [jason mraz] 6h

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imkristen_ he acts like he is bigger than the sea 6h

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imkristen_ a good day for a small person. #rowdy365 8h

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imkristen_ i'll always miss her, and i think the heavy sad feelings are important and good for me, but sometimes it's a breath of fresh-poppy air to see something and think "that reminds me of mom!" accompanied with warm, pleasant feelings. 11h
  •   im_jessica_oh absolutely. grief is beautiful + terrible, all wrapped into one. i miss my mom so much + pray for your aches everytime i pray for mine 11h
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  •   conniedraws Real red poppies?! Incredible!! 10h
  •   rachelleighgreene :) :). And, boy, do I love poppies!! 5h

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imkristen_ driving through the hopeful sky. 14h
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  •   cindy1962 that was high! 14h
  •   mrsremi Heavenly. 14h
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  •   rebekahgrace05 Kristen - I just read your blog post and wanted to leave you a comment. I have absolutely no knowledge of the pain you're feeling, but I do know that the idea of going through the same pain is awful! I want you to know that your relationship with your mother & loss has caused me to be more open-eyed, loving, and appreciative of my mother. Although I don't "know" you, I hear your pain and feel it too. I hope writing comes back to you soon 12h
  •   mrsdot Love. You make me wanttogotothere. Can I teleport? 11h

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imkristen_ this corner is one of our favorite little parts of the whole city. 14h

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imkristen_ i've been really 'good' about not posting this exact same picture every time we go to in-n-out. but i had to share the wealth today 😬 14h
  •   sarah31grace You're making me want one pronto and I'm currently 12+ hrs away from the closest in n out. Boohoo. Enjoy :) 14h
  •   rachdunavant Jealous. Yum. 14h
  •   rachdunavant @imkristen_ have you tried the burgers or fries animal style? Delish. 14h
  •   imkristen_ @rachdunavant it's the only way i eat the burgers! my absolute favorite 14h
  •   mrskellyhughes @cabethany you need to post your Yosemite pics! 13h
  •   cabesa_roja Yessssss! SO GOOD. I'm all about In-N-Out these days haha 13h
  •   cabesa_roja In fact, this picture has caused me to do a U-turn and go get in n out RIGHT NOW. Thanks a lot! 13h
  •   dre_k_ nooooo.... 12h

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imkristen_ gram + grandfather are here! the only thing better than enjoying all the perks of southern california is enjoying them with other people 1d
  •   rachieclarke What an amazing blessing. 1d
  •   cindy1962 Today was so much fun!! I LOVED riding the bikes!! 1d

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imkristen_ mama's last flight on the disney swings (her arm is no long swollen from cancer. her body no longer gets sick when flying through the air. she can tan with no fear of decay.) // writing publicly tonight -- which is a big deal. grief is exhausting. period. i shall not lack a rescuer when i most need him. period. wearethefamilymorris.com 2d
  •   cabesa_roja The swings are one of my favorites. I grin like a child whenever I'm on them. I'm sure your mom is grinning even bigger now. 2d
  •   reneeelisabeth93 You are in my prayers. & your writing is in my prayers too. The impact you have on many is great, but I know how hard it can be to get the words out on paper. Especially when curling up in a ball and forgetting the world is easier sometimes than tearing at your own heart-strings or trying to make your thoughts make sense. Don't find the strength in yourself. Keep asking God for His inspiration. He gives it in the smallest ways, through the smallest things. And remember that sometimes it really is okay to have no words. Sometimes silence is the best place to listen and grow. I know He is and will keep on using you, as a mom foremost, and as an encourager to many. 2d
  •   countryylove Ps: Isaiah 25:8 2d
  •   bekjim Thank you for writing so honestly. I think we all need to read words of reality - you do have a beautiful gift of writing and I pray God will continue to help you write more. I pray through this miserable grief you know and feel God's presence more and the hope He has promised for those who trust in Him. 2d
  •   alifphotos Thank you for being open. There is more healing in being vulnerable and open and letting it all flow out than anything else, I think. Even if it's only being open with out Invisible Everything. I don't know you, or your family, but even so, please know that I'm praying for you all. <3 2d
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  •   annastisher I love this so much!! 2d
  •   amyfedeli Thank you for sharing a bit of your journey. Beautiful! 1d

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imkristen_ we have some special guests on their way to visit... a certain pair of grandparents have never explored southern california before. and we had to change that now just hurry and get here! we're ready for you! (ps. thank you handy hand-model husband.) 3d

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imkristen_ this is where our little fluff takes most of his morning naps: the bike trailer. there is flexibility required when mom + dad don't have a car! (also: see him clutching the green onions? he always 'has'/wants to be in charge of getting some part of the groceries home ️) #rowdy365 3d

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imkristen_ "people tell you a lot about how much parenting will change your life and they’re right. but usually they mean that you won’t ever sleep in again and a few other things about how much we 'give up' to become parents. no one tells you how much you’re going to laugh. no one tells you how much wisdom resides in these small humans, how much they will teach you about love and life and friendship and forgiveness and worship. no one tells you about recapturing your own wonder and innocence, about re-reading the ramona [or margaret wise brown] books, about playing football in the basement, about birthday parties and snow days and every day beauty. all the best things i know about the big nouns and verbs of a life came back into my life because of [him]." - @sarahbessey | (though i'm grateful for my mama, my friends and my favorite writers for telling me those things. they are all true. life is much more magical and imaginative and free with this little fellow.) 3d

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imkristen_ kite festival at "the number one community college in the nation" | part three of three | #mythreepartseries 3d
  •   imhannahnicole free and weightless and exuberant. <3 3d
  •   imhannahnicole (At least that's how this image makes me feel -- "celebratory!") 3d

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imkristen_ kite festival at "the number one community college in the nation" | part two of three | #mythreepartseries 3d
  •   elliebe_ these SB pictures are killing me. so happy for you 3d
  •   imhannahnicole Your photos lately make me want to pack up and move to SB, and pronto. 3d

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imkristen_ kite festival at "the number one community college in the nation" | part one of three | #mythreepartseries 3d

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imkristen_ "look at that sea, girls -- all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. we couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds." l.m. montgomery 3d
  •   imhannahnicole Oh man. Such a sweet period in my life when I first read those words. 3d
  •   itserinjames love. I almost quoted her today on a pic of me + giffy 3d
  •   florecity ️ this. 3d

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imkristen_ "just to see you smile, i'd do anything..." his happiness and satisfaction is my happiness and satisfaction. life is better for me when it's shared with him (and him ). #rowdy365 5d

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imkristen_ saturday morning breakfast with farmer's market fruit, recipes bakery treats and a veeeeerry eager, hungry little monster 5d

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imkristen_ the old mission | part three of three | #mythreepartseries 5d

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imkristen_ the old mission | part two of three | #mythreepartseries 5d

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