kallimap Selfie in the city at my favorite place. #vscocam #bekinnyc 19h

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kallimap Sometimes I wonder why God has me where I am. And then I get to fly to New York City to meet people like this. I get to hear and then know their stories. I get to see them love. And once again everything is reconfirmed. #vscocam #bekinnyc #engagementshoot #nycengagement 21h

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kallimap So last night I arrived to my friends brownstone to blueberries and guac and wonderful conversation. Then, I ran into SOMEONE I KNOW on the subway, sitting practically right next to me (still pondering how this could ever happen to me in NYC). I saw some friends and gave hugs and spent my time right before bed talking life and family over tacos. This morning, I woke to the sun. Therapy is equally solitude and community, somehow. And I love and am thankful for both. #vscocam #bekinnyc 24h

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kallimap Nbd, just all my photography equipment in a delta trash bag because I had to remove it all from my pelican case in order to keep it with me safe and sound and allow it to fit on my full flight to NYC. Good news? I've landed and am alive. Other news? Stay tuned for my inevitable loss of all sense of direction because subways and me are not friends. #bekinnyc #vscocam // at least I'm staying fly in my @ghbass boots. 1d

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kallimap It's gonna be a long night. Cheese quesadillas from the oven, and strawberries. It's what for dinner. And it's on the floor. Very thankful for all the help today and very ready for it to be tomorrow. #vscocam #movingsucks 3d

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kallimap We got into bed and talked about today and he asked if I was going to be ok. I am. I think what I've figured out is this: my laundry list of what I thought I would require in a new home, has been whittled down to 2 things...I just want them to be safe and quiet. Home is comfort. Home is a release. Home is peaceful and a place that holds no fear. Home is love...and vice versa. So as we continue our search (right now finding places in our price range that are HALF the square footage of what we are used to, dear Lord, stretch me), all I can pray is Lord make it quiet, make it safe. Now, to finish up putting these odds and ends in boxes...leaving rooms empty and somehow still, a heart full. #vscofilm #vsco #vscogood #igers #instagood // ps, image by Josiah. Yea. 3d
  •   itsme_jenmarie Praying for you and your family as you take on this change today. Gods gocha :) 3d
  •   goose_and_gemma Just wanted to let you know that I completely understand how you are feeling. We have had a couple unexpected and/or last minute moves, and stayed at friends' houses while searching (all while having a six month old ), and the house are in now is easily half the size of what we came from. And I was so at odds with it at first, but the "little house love" can start to grow on you. Like you said, we are safe, it's quiet, and nothin feels more like home than when our small group is all packed into our tiny living room and laughing and crying and doing life together. One of my favorite quotes is "Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to seperate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can't help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, just think of all we'd miss. Love grows best in houses just like this." Prayers that God provides the perfect place for "home" in this season. 3d
  •   goose_and_gemma (Also, sorry for the novel! And you have no idea who I am, but I'm friends with Naomi, and I just love your photography!) 3d
  •   ungria @kallimap got it and sent! 3d
  •   saralazio So much love to you all today. Xxxx brave that's what I see, that's what I hear, that's what inspires. 3d
  •   ever_ours Still thinking of you and praying for you all. 3d
  •   capturedjen Come to rpb! 13h
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kallimap Laid on the floor with my sweet kiddos, this, the last night we are together in this place we had made our home. I am all around melodramatic, yes. But times and moments like these are so defining and forever imprinted in our family's story. Tomorrow we load up and move out. What is ahead, I have not the foggiest idea. Terrifying and yet, I am at peace tonight. In this moment, I just feel everyone's prayers for this transitional time for our family. Feeling truly thankful and grateful. #vscocam #igers #vscogood #vsco #instagood 3d
  •   staceywoods Still praying for you and your family, girl. Stay strong. 3d
  •   ericksonvelardo God bless you. 3d
  •   coffeewithkevin Thinking of you guys. I hope the next chapter is more rad and epic then you could imagine. 3d
  •   magicaldays Prayers for the next part of your journey! 3d

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kallimap He keeps on making a way. So it's Monday and yet, we still have no prospects. Come Wednesday we will be moving into a gracious friends guest house for the time being. So today, as defeated as I feel, I am thankful to have a place to go. I'm thankful to have girlies coming to help me pack tomorrow, my last full day in the home I love. I'm thankful that a sweet dear girl I barely know is calling in dinner for my family tonight..or favorite Chinese...and she lives in Colorado so that's like, wow. That's awesome. I'm thankful. Even if I don't feel it I KNOW it. #vscocam #vsco #movingsucks 5d
  •   jasonmizephoto I know exactly how you feel, moving sucks, starting over (kinda) sucks, I'm sure Ben's told you we're in the same boat, just not having to be out of the house just yet.... But finding it near impossible to find a house that is good for our family... I keep telling us that He will provide a way, he always does:) 5d
  •   englexas Oh man, been there so much...moving does suck but it will ALL work out, and you will be amazed! 5d

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kallimap // not my day // Ben says let's go ride bikes and get food. I say no, too much to do, I'll be more stressed. 10 minutes later feel guilty. Tell Ben let's go. Load up bikes and kids, bug spray everything on us, hit the trail. End up with one kid in a bike crash narrowly escaping glass shards in hand, Darby stepping in huge red ants and us both getting tons of bites as I try to rescue her, and multiple spills into the dirt while walking down the hill Ben insisted on photographing us on. I'm all tryin to be positive here but I mean, cocktails. Now. #reallife #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #sometimesnaturehatesme #movingsucks 5d
  •   ingridcarney This is life. Beauty. Real! 5d
  •   hannahjoe79 Praise God for His blessings, for His continual love and grace and mercy! I Corinthians 13:12-13 MSG praying for The Hood family and for God's provision for y'all. 5d
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  •   aljndr I Love Your grid 5d
  •   staceywoods Bless your hearts. Fire ants are no joke. And I say, just looking forward to cocktails IS being positive. 5d
  •   nofiltermoms Wow @kallimap we hope everyone is doing well now and hopefully you were able to get your cocktail! #nofiltermoms 5d

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kallimap Yo, greetings from my bathroom and closet where I'll be spending the rest of my daytime hours. Cool things I've found so far? Blue eye makeup from high school, about 17 Vicks baby vapor rubs, just as many insect repellants, and some hidden Cadbury cream eggs from Easter. Moving means purging means living simpler. Peace. #vscocam #vsco #movingsucks #igers #instagood #vscogood 6d

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kallimap It's pretty easy to feel like this is too hard and feel the need to give up and escape to a time and place like this. I have been feeling for a long time that God was preparing me for some discomfort and wondering how I would handle it. Excerpts from Deuteronomy 2 (literal words and phrases that jumped out at me) The Message, about God leading his people to a land he promised them. // "you've been going around in circles in these hills long enough. Go north. (i.e. something different is coming rebekah) Don't try and start a fight. God, your God, has blessed you in everything you have done. You haven't lacked one thing. On your feet now, get started. I'm handing it over to you; it's all yours." // praise God for his word and thank you Lord for throwing it into my face this morning. #vscocam #vsco #vscogood 6d
  •   cydreis @kallimap Thank you for sharing. I needed to hear these words too. 6d
  •   ginnycorbett This is great. 6d
  •   heathersuez @kallimap ...and through your struggle (as we follow) we all learn a little something about ourselves ...thanks for sharing. This is the best of social media. A little goodness. 6d
  •   jenfonta That Deuteronomy scripture: awesome. 6d
  •   saralazio That is beauty through and through. Xxx 5d
  •   _papyrus84 Awesome photos! 12h

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kallimap When you remove all the photos from your refrigerator. // #movingsucks #vscocam #fanniemaeimnofanofyou #vsco #vscogood // it's gettin real. // image courtesy of @calebw8 7d

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kallimap Finding myself going thru a series of "lasts" in my head. This is probably the last big meal I'll cook here in this kitchen. Probably the last time I will entertain in this house. Only 4 or so more sleeps in my own bed, for a while. The greatest thing about children is their ability to adapt to any situation. To see the wonder and excitement in what we adults see as challenges and sometimes, hopelessness. Last night sitting on the inter-coastal, Darby was content to decide that we'd just find a pink house to move into, we could just pick it out and ask kindly for those who lived inside to leave and let us have the house. It was all worked out in her precious little head. And then she said, "well, God will move us into our best house." Yes, He will. Sweet child of mine, you have no idea how I need you so. #vscocam #vsco #vscokids 7d
  •   rachel_kaiser She is so precious! That girl is wise beyond her years. And she looks so grown up here!! 7d
  •   allysarchastity Tears! 7d
  •   jeggy18 This is you. 7d
  •   amanda_byrd What a beautiful soul she has:) Literally believe God spoke through her mouth straight to your heart. 7d
  •   ingridcarney 1. precious. shea right. 2. I thought this was a picture of you for a second. 6d
  •   keenestro Ur kids are soo adorable! 6d
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  •   lifeloveandcraft What a lovely post. Couldn't agree with you more. Children are a precious gift. 3d

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kallimap Hey baby girl. 3 going on 13. Stop growing up so fast. // currently: laying on the couch while Ben (bless him) cleans the kitchen. Come tomorrow afternoon, I'll be in my house packing until Wednesday of next week. Soaking up these memories, the last ones...in this place I call home. #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #instagood #instakids #vscokids 1w

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  •   mikeprece I'm on the same idea. Redbox and my new couch! 1w

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kallimap It's been a while since I stood and felt raindrops on my skin. Today's therapy was cool rain after a workout packed with weighted runs in 97 degree heat and humidity. Thankful for the little blessings. #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #crossfit #hardexerciseworks //thanks @paidwellcolon44 for the pic. 1w

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kallimap #moveslikedarby // I will enter his gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter his courts with praise. I will say this is the day that The Lord has made, I will rejoice for he has made me glad. // remember this song? I think of VBS. Keeping this song in my head today. #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #vscokids #instagood #instakids #igers 1w

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kallimap Be not dismayed, for I am your God. // a note and perfect truth from my sister to get me through this day of packing and praying. // I am really overwhelmed with the amount of people who have expressed that they're praying for us. The people who have been driving around their neighborhoods and texting us pictures of for rent signs. The people who have offered to let us LIVE WITH THEM if we can't find a place before the 11th. I know that God is stretching and humbling me in the midst of all this undeserved love and help from my community. Thanks everyone, I'm having a hard time keeping up but know I am beyond grateful for each message and offer of help. #vscocam #vsco #vscogood #instagood 1w
  •   melaniegabrielle you've got this girl! take it as a challenge and kill it! just like your crossfit challenges. put your game face on and overcome!! God's got your back, and you've got a strong community of friends ready to jump in and help. you've got this! sending kisses and prayers 1w

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