skippee Truthfully, I've been struggling these past few weeks. Overwhelmed, encounters with difficult people, sicknesses, a flat tire, remnants of a broken heart...all a lot to handle on top of every day life. However, I have found so many blessings that far outweigh any of the hardships. I opened my email to find the most generous gift card from a friend, simple hugs from my kiddos, friends who truly listen and empathize, a package filled with the most thoughtful goodies, a Target employee who searched the whole store for the last two bunny ears, a husband who always makes midnight snacks...an endless list of blessings. I sit here looking at my little family rolling around the grass as I relax and drink my boba. And I think to myself...what a wonderful world. 4h
  •   themadscientista Love you and your family!!!! This photo is so precious and brings a smile to my face. Praying for a better next few weeks. I'm so blessed by your friendship!!! 2h
  •   gpluse So sweet. Joy looks like a daddy's girl. 2h
  •   betia_too So lovely are your words and their meaning. Wishing that the best of your todays are the worst of your tomorrows. Hang in there Jenny! 1h
  •   hudsonumma ️u to pieces! You are blessed because you are such a blessing to others! Praying you have a victorious week! 1h
  •   sophiakimpark Yes be thankful and recognize those blessings! It hit me the other day how much my heart complains and is caught up in the negative. But if I remove myself from me I really have nothing to complain about and it's just become a habit! Still so immature... So going to try to have more faith and see all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for, because our lives are filled with them!!! 1h
  •   hudsonumma Btw, love this pic so much! All your pics are so awesome how do u choose?!! 1h
  •   susiepyo Love your honesty and perspective on things. You are so blessed and I'm so blessed to have met you! 48min
  •   rycecakes It's been a tough week for me too. Im so sad for fed ex bus crash students, korean ferry students and Himalayian avalanche deaths. Life is so fragile. Thank you for reminding ua to always count our blessings. 40min

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skippee I brought down Evan's school clothes but he had already dressed himself. I put the extra clothes on the couch. Later I found Joy crying and yelling at Evan because he wasn't changing into his school clothes. Evan came over to me with a sad and confused look on his face. He said..."But I'm already wearing panties." She kept trying to make him change into the other panties and clothes. These are the pressing issues they argue about! The other day Evan said he used his imagination to build a lego plane and Joy kept saying..."NO, MY imagination MY imagination!" In the photo above they're arguing about who gets to put their arms around Bella, lol! 2d
  •   skippee @crif Awww~ Addie! She's so cute and sweet. Miss your girls so much~ all 3 of them! 9h
  •   skippee @samtaber Your girls are so cute and funny! Love hearing about what they argue about lol!! 9h
  •   skippee @ckim76 Lol~ cracking up here!!! Your J&C totally remind me of E&J. Solidarity lol! 9h
  •   skippee @bribri_tsang @madebymaisie Aww, thanks so much for your sweet words! So nice of you to even take the time to comment. =) 9h
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  •   skippee @focusedblessings Oh wow~ thanks so much for such kind and encouraging words! You totally made my day with your sweetness. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 7h
  •   sandyalamode Oh my gosh! Joy's hair is soo long!! Cant wait to kiss her!! 4h
  •   thatlittlehouse So cute! Reminds me of my bro and I. They'll always argue but their love for each other is deep 4h

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skippee My Joy. She makes her big brother cry at least once a day. She pulled the flowers off of Halmoni's new orchid plant. Our keyboard is covered in bright Crayola red. That crying or screaming at the store or party might likely be her. She will yell at you (even Bella) if you try to take her food. If you build something she will knock it down. Yet, yet, yet...she is one of the most loving and sweetest little girls. She will hug you until you topple over. If you have a scratch or even a mole she'll touch your face tenderly and ask if you have an ouchie. She goes around making sure every stuffed animal gets a kiss. She asks, "Omma tired?" and grabs a blanket and pushes me down to sleep. So much love in one little being. We are truly blessed to have her in our family. 5d
  •   skippee @aclinton1234 I marked it on my calendar~ soo looking forward to it!!! 2d
  •   skippee @mikylie_s_mommi Yes!! I think they'll be in the same grades too. Wish we lived close enough they could go to school together! 2d
  •   mikylie_s_mommi @skippee OMG! Yes!! That would be so awesome!!!! 2d
  •   skippee @esskayho Awww, I miss you too! Just saw Katherine and she told me you had wanted to visit and that really means so much to me. I'll always remember that you thought of me during such a tough time in my life. I'll be traveling soon but would love to get together after I get back. Maybe just like a few of us together? 2d
  •   skippee @lifeofjjam Aww, thanks so much~ your comment made me smile! I have the best intentions of keeping journals for the kids but it hasn't worked out...thank goodness for IG to let me at least jot some stuff down while I still remember it. =) 2d
  •   abjane17 I always love your writing. Happy 2.5 years, Joy! 2d
  •   momatthebeach She's adorable. Irrepressible Joy. You chose the perfect name 1d
  •   effie900 Aww what a sweetie pie! Happy half birthday Joy! 22h

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skippee We had so much fun at the #ohjoyfornod launch party today! They had the cutest decor and fun activities for the kiddos. I wish I could just copy/paste this room into our house. Congrats @ohjoy on such a bright and beautiful collection! You can check out @thelandofnod for more goodies. I'd love to see if you get any of the pieces~ please tag me! 2w
  •   mommasohn These are sooo much fun!!!! What did u get??? 1w
  •   momatthebeach Beautiful. I love the idea of "copy/paste" into a house. Please figure that out for all of us1w
  •   jammietart Love it! Your cuties look right at home in that decor! 1w
  •   skippee @mommasohn Her line is filled with so many cute things! It was a launch party so they didn't have stuff for sale but I'm just going to order some goodies online. =) 6d
  •   5_hearts Such cuties! And Joy is getting sooo big! 6d
  •   skippee @5_hearts Thanks so much! Sometimes I think Joy is growing faster than Evan~ eek! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 5d
  •   sannalee Love the colors in this room! 5d

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skippee The best things in life are completely free -- the beach, smiles, fresh air and love. We've been to the beach so many times lately. A lot of healing took place with sand between our toes and giggles chased by waves. If you're ever feeling blue I highly recommend just getting out. For me, even just going outside to the park or around the neighborhood helped so much. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend outside! 2w
  •   rycecakes Glad you're healing. The ocean is a special place to reflect. You capture the best moments! 2w
  •   kanipark TWINSKIS~!!! 2w
  •   mrslulu3 I missed this pic!!! Absolutely love this! You really take the best pics dear!!!! 1w
  •   vickyness <3 1w
  •   mommasohn ;) 1w
  •   jammietart Gorgeous!! Fortunate you to have the beach near! I love the beach, and would be there as much as possible too. Enjoy that beautiful family. 1w
  •   sannalee So true. Fresh air and family time are healthy for ones heart. beautiful photo. 5d
  •   momatthebeach Very well said. And a precious capture here 1d

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skippee She never got to mother a little girl this age. An ocean apart from her baby she was working double shifts and crying herself to sleep every night. The bond my mom has with Joy is so special because it gives her a second chance. Me too. Joy gives us a tangible way to get back those days, months, years we missed. Although Joy is quite difficult for us to handle sometimes~ we don't take anything for granted because we know what it's like to not have those moments. My mom told me it took her 30 minutes to get Joy's clothes changed and she broke out into a cold sweat. Evan said, "Halmoni too tired because Joy cry so much!" Joy, Joy, Joy...sometimes all we can do is laugh! 3w
  •   hyeweonie Oh my heart. So beautiful 1w
  •   shelbilynna your so blessed to have a mother like this. And I know what it's like having a wee one with a strong will - but we keep reminding ourselves that God has big plans for these "spirited" ones. It helps a bit on the hard days 1w
  •   yumeeschnorenberg Thank you for sharing. Makes me miss my father who worked 7 days a week... 6d
  •   jenniferahn Hi jenny!! I know I haven't been on IG for a while but your kids have grown so much! Missed ur posts! 5d
  •   sannalee Such an incredible story. I can not even imagine the sacrifice your mom went through... It's so heartwarming that she now gets to spend time with Joy. 5d
  •   threebittys Oh my goodness! Love and you are. Beautiful writer! Can't wait to catch up and read more.....btw, the wall paper is insane!!!!! You must share where it is from? 4d
  •   sweetly_inspired so special!! 4d
  •   stylefare Beautiful moment! 3d

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skippee The amazingly talented @ohjoy just launched her fabulous #ohjoyfortarget line of party pieces for Target. You don't need to throw a party to use them~ check out the cutest reusable tote and bright cups to use for pens or flowers. Thanks so much for sending a little "hooray" into our lives when we totally needed it! We got locked out of the house for hours, Joy had a fever (again!) and my phone fell in the toilet (again!) but we made the most of our day by having a little celebration. We made chocolate covered strawberries, made silly music with our noise blowers, danced and played duck-duck-goose. I don't think you need a reason to have a party~ there are always so many moments to celebrate in each day. 1mon
  •   ginakimchung Oh what, a party without me?!! :) i love this photo...makes me smile real wide! I miss you and the kiddos!! 3w
  •   dressupfiles So festive!! 3w
  •   madebymaisie I wish Aussie Target was the same as US Target ; ) Such a fun capture!!! 3w
  •   skippee @madebymaisie Awww, wish you guys had the US Target there too! I remember reading once about how they're two different companies and I thought~ well, that stinks for the Australians! That just means you'll have to make a trip out here and stock up on Target goodies. =) 3w
  •   lumitumi So happy to see your beautiful pics back in my feed! I'm happy your feeling better! Big hug! 2w
  •   kanipark LOVE this photo!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know how you do it all :) 2w
  •   jenniferahn Ur amazing 5d
  •   mymamashops This is an amazing photo.. So talented 5d

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skippee Words can't express my thankfulness for your outpouring of support. So many tears of overwhelming gratitude. Thank you so much for your comforting words, your stories, the food, the gifts...the love. Through this heartbreak I've seen how incredible God's love is as it shines through the support of our amazing family and friends. At first I didn't tell many people because I couldn't bear to burden them with my pain and sadness. As I started to share I realized just how much I needed my loved ones in order to heal. Thank you for giving me the strength and faith to move forward. I wish I could individually thank and hug each one of you. *hug* 1mon
  •   skippee @konayipark @madebymaisie Thanks so much for your sweet comment! =) 1mon
  •   _bbsandy Take care of yourself! With lots of love and hugs xoxo 1mon
  •   momma_tanglee my dear friend, i told you! You are so loved by everyone, so glad that things are on the up and up for you. sending lots of big bear hugs and wet kisses from N! 4w
  •   brendachela You're so inspiring! It's easy to see why so many people love you and look up to you! 4w
  •   amysungliu Sending lots of love and kisses your way! 4w
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  •   mizzdorkette Please take good care of yourself Jenny! Sending my prayers to you & the family 2w
  •   abjane17 xoxoxo 2w

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skippee I just wanted to say sorry for the extended absence and mostly~ thank you for checking in on me. At the time of my last post I was pregnant and really sick. Yet I still had so much hope. However, instead of a pregnancy announcement I'm here to say we lost the baby. We've decided not to try again so it's been tough closing this chapter of our lives. I'm just so thankful to all of our family and friends for being there for us. Even during the most difficult times we can see how truly blessed we are. 1mon
  •   lumitumi I am so sorry to read this! I missed this post. This must have been so incredibly difficult for you. I'm happy you found comfort in the live you received. Another big hug from me. 2w
  •   kanipark Sorry for your loss mama. Big hugs your way!!! 2w
  •   amarawadee2523 So sorry for your loss. I've browsed your feed before (which is lovely, btw)... You're so strong but I still feel like sending you a virtual hug 1w
  •   skippee @amarawadee2523 Thank you so much for your kind words! So nice of you to take the time to comment.  1w
  •   jenniferahn I'm so sorry for your loss jenny. Love you!!! 5d
  •   stylefare I'm so sorry for your loss, Jenny. Your family is in my prayers. 3d
  •   skippee @jenniferahn Aww, thanks so much buddy! I thought you didn't do IG anymore~ so good to hear from you! 2d
  •   skippee @stylefare Thanks so much for your prayers and support~ means so much to me that you would even take the time to leave a comment here for me! 2d

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skippee Even on the darkest days there is light. My light is my faith in God, the laughter of my kiddos, my hubby's constant care and the warmth of sweet gestures from family and friends. I've been struggling with some health issues. I'm so sorry for the missed obligations, phone calls and emails. Hopefully I'll be back on my feet soon! I wanted to stop in because I missed IG~ my happy place. =) 3mon
  •   skippee @jene4n Thanks so much for checking on me. Seeing your comment made me thankful for this little IG community. 1mon
  •   sayfuzzypickles I didn't even see this post. It's so beautiful and sweet. I sure hope you're ok. 1mon
  •   momistas Keeping you in my thoughts 1mon
  •   sannalee Beautiful light in this. And I hope things are looking up for you 1mon
  •   kanipark Joy is just too cute!!! Every time I are photos of your kids I think of mine cuz they are so similar in size :P 2w
  •   skippee @kanipark Aww, thanks so much! Funny thing is when I see your kids I think of how mine were when they were younger. Love your cuties!  1w
  •   magpie1023 She is getting SO big! What a cutie! 5d
  •   skippee @magpie1023 Thanks so much! Hope you have a lovely week! 5d

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skippee I realized I don't take many videos because I'm waiting for milestones and events. However, I want to make more of an effort to record the simple moments of each day because they are actually just as precious. These are the moments I want to remember forever. Evan -- dancing his heart out and later the entire Pinkberry store watching and clapping. Joy -- all those times in My Gym she didn't want to participate and now I see her doing this. Totally made me smile! Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with many simple moments! 3mon

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skippee Dear Evan...On the day before your birthday you got really sick. You crawled into my arms and in that instant I felt the same way I did when I first held you as a newborn -- so thankful and amazed. God gave me the most precious gift of allowing me to be your mom. Although I stumble many times along the way I want you to know that I love you so much. I am so proud of the amazing person you are. I already see such kindness and generosity in your heart. You remember the smallest details of what people like and want to share when you see those things. I want you to always keep a small part of this age with you -- your goofiness, your curiosity and determination to figure things out, your brilliant imagination that keeps you playing for hours by yourself, your ability to see the wonder in even the smallest things and mostly...your whole-hearted love for people. Happy 5th birthday to my first baby! Love, Omma 3mon
  •   droolcatcher Happy belated Evan! Can't believe he's already 5! 3mon
  •   wengzie_ Belated_________________Happy Birthday 3mon
  •   becs_82 The best. 3mon
  •   tinasongpark You're the sweetest mom ever! 3mon
  •   sannalee Just beautiful. The caption and the picture. 2mon
  •   leezzaah Happy belated birthday little one, wish you all the best!! 1mon
  •   shelbilynna Happy belated to Evan ( almost names my Owen that) and I love reading what you wrote here. Such a beautiful mama heart you have 4w
  •   kanipark Aww~!! 5th birthday already? Happy birthday little man :) 2w

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skippee It was a tough way to start off the new year...so sick. Yet things took a turn for the worse because Evan also got really sick. The whole day he couldn't break a fever and he said his stomach hurt. After speaking to a doctor friend we were so worried it was appendicitis. I was packing a bag for the ER and sobbing. Terrified after reading one too many Internet diagnoses, dreading the awful tests he'd have to undergo, praying that he would make it through this. All this on the night before his birthday and party. I stayed up the whole night...not preparing for his party but just watching his labored breathing...both of us aching in pain. Thankfully he started feeling better so the party wasn't canceled and he was able to make it to part of it. Thank you to my wonderful family and friends for being there through this difficult time and for coming to celebrate Evan's birthday! 3mon
  •   abjane17 So sorry he was sick. I'm glad it wasn't appendicitis and that he started feeling better! 3mon
  •   thatlittlehouse So glad he's feeling better! It never gets easier seeing them get sick 3mon
  •   dianafrankphoto What a scary time for you! Watching your child sick is the worst feeling. Glad to hear he is better and happy belated birthday to him! 3mon
  •   becs_82 Poor little guy!! Hope he's 100% now. Happy birthday to him too x 3mon
  •   sannalee Ohh. You poor thing. And poor Evan! Hope he's better. 2mon
  •   mommyshorts Oh no. I hope he is ok now! 2mon
  •   elisabethgrund Awww 4w
  •   shelbilynna Hugs Evan!! 4w

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skippee HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2014 is the best year ever for all of you. I can't wait to see what adventures are awaiting us. =) 4mon

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skippee Thankful that even though we don't have a big family we get to spend the holidays with friends who have become family. Thankful that in this technology-crazed society Evan asked Santa for a spinning top. Thankful that even though Joy isn't talking much she can say Jesus and gingerbread. So very thankful that in this giant world I found this amazing community of IG buddies who are always so encouraging and inspiring. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with so much love and lots of incredible memories! Merry Christmas buddies! 4mon
  •   skippee @phodie Thanks! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and now...HAPPY NEW YEAR! =) 4mon
  •   viv_kelly_ Ahh love this!!! 4mon
  •   get_moe @lefrenk um... YES PLZ 4mon
  •   laurenomma I loved loved loved your card. And I love your thankful heart and attitude :) 3mon
  •   familee76 Cutest Christmas Card Award!!! I love it!! Your children are adorable and what a sweet and kind heart you have! 3mon
  •   amysungliu Adorable - love this snow glove! 3mon
  •   p2734d Nice!! 4w

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skippee So we went grocery shopping last night and forgot all the bags in the car until this morning. I received a letter in the mail from a dear friend and someone cut a hole in the envelope and stole the thumb drive inside. I "failed" my online Illustrator class and wasn't able to complete it. Someone with a car decorated with happy holiday decor honked and yelled at me on the road. All of my holiday packages probably won't make it to your homes until after Christmas. And the photo above shows why it might just be easier not to send holiday cards, lol! Despite all of this I am determined not to let it get me down. Instead, I'm going to make sure I'm a nicer person to those around me and truly enjoy this holiday season. I'm going to take a deep breath, smile and continue on my jolly way! 4mon
  •   skippee @yumeeschnorenberg Oh no~ canker sores?! Poor C!! It's so painful even for adults to bear canker sores. I really hope they're all better now! Big hug for your cutie pie! 4mon
  •   beckajo128 Love all ur beautiful pix and so inspirational too!! Sometimes there are tough days, especially in crazy crowded fast paced cities like HK but remind myself to view the world how I want my baby to see the world and to stay positive Xoxo merry Christmas! 4mon
  •   hanamik @skippee Merry Christmas! This picture turned out to be a perfect solo shot of E! 4mon
  •   abjane17 xoxoxo 4mon
  •   becs_82 xx 4mon
  •   mothering4myhome Way cute 3mon
  •   _momjeans_ Oh dear. Everybody has bad days, I hope everything got better for you. Hugs and kisses sent your way! 3mon
  •   shelbilynna I hope the days are sweeter to you now friend. And ps- I had to giggle at leaving the groceries over night in the car - I may or may not have done this more then one time ( ok a few times !!!) 4w

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skippee This was the moment Joy discovered the magic of twirling a dress! She twirled and danced for so long. I had been frustrated that she wouldn't wear the cold weather outfit I picked for her. Instead, she only wanted this dress and kept crying. I'm glad she persisted so we got to experience this magical moment! We were on our own over the weekend while the boys were in Kansas City. It was a weekend full of our favorite things -- naps on the couch, birthday parties, frozen yogurt, fries and mall teriyaki chicken bowls. When I was in law school I ate so much at this mall teriyaki chicken shop that the owner asked me if I wanted a job there, lol! Happy Monday! 4mon
  •   bloorozez Now she will be twirling forever! 3mon
  •   mikylie_s_mommi aww Ty for thinking of me sweet mama! I've been in my shop acct trying to sell stuff! I need to make money somehow cause I've been looking for a job but no ones calling/hiring me! lol...hope all is well with u! xoxo 3mon
  •   skippee @mikylies__mommi Oh good! Glad you were away because you've been busy making $$! I really hope you get a job soon or this shop thing is enough to let you stay home. That would be awesome! 3mon
  •   mikylie_s_mommi Lol...I hope so too! The economy is so bad that its so hard to find a job! U should open up a shop acct too mama! Not that u need to but it's kind of fun to sell your kids' pre-loved items! People especially love Zara, Gap, h&m, etc! Joy and Evan have so many cute clothes that ppl would want to buy! Well take care and talk to u soon mama! 3mon
  •   kidsthefrog This baby ;D 3mon
  •   kraskin The sweetest! 3mon
  •   anastasia_zh_ Beautiful girl! 2mon
  •   kanipark Cute~!!! 2w

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skippee My parents work almost every single day of the year (including weekends) so seeing them have a day off for Thanksgiving was so special. Decades of hard labor yet they still find so much to be thankful for. They seek contentment and gratitude in whatever job or life situation they're in. I'm amazed by their dedication and sacrifice. I'm so thankful Evan and Joy got to bask in their love even if just for a day. These times together are so rare and I truly cherish each moment. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! 5mon
  •   samhime Amazing parents :-) Can I know where are you from @skippee ? & where are you living now? :* 4mon
  •   skippee @samhime Thanks so much! I was born in Korea but now live in California. How about you? 4mon
  •   samhime I see, cool :-) I LOve Korea <3 For me I‘m a Moroccan girl, from Morocco, do you know my country @skippee ? :-) 4mon
  •   missylui They look so sweet and happy! 4mon
  •   mummyslittleoliver Lovely family ~ 4mon
  •   bloorozez It's so wonderful you have the elders close by :-) 3mon
  •   shelbilynna This is such a happy photo! It just makes smile! 4w
  •   katematowitz Beautiful moment!!! 2w

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skippee I made this pin as a reminder to appreciate all the joy in my life~ big and small. It's so easy to get overwhelmed by the enormity of our responsibilities as parents -- you need to make sure they're fed, they're safe, their teeth are brushed, homework is done and at the same time you need to shape them into good, caring, awesome kids. And the list goes on. However, I find that when I'm bogged down by the daily to-dos or fretting about how to raise them in this often scary world...I lose focus on the importance of enjoying the moment. I want to remind myself to be thankful and soak in the goodness of the small moments of life. I want that for you too. I wish you joy~ the kind where you're laughing so hard your eyes are closed tightly and you have to hold your belly. Happy Thanksgiving buddies! 5mon
  •   skippee @mcecbc Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 5mon
  •   skippee @ehssiol That's so awesome our work has a program to share during the holidays! Eek...hope your laptop is okay now! 5mon
  •   skippee @lumitumi Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! 5mon
  •   mommyoh This pin is perfect for Joy! Love seeing her so happy! 5mon
  •   nedakiani Hello. How much do you charge for hair clips? Do u have a website? 4mon
  •   skippee @nedakiani Hi! The link to my shop is in my profile! www.skippee.etsy.com =) 4mon
  •   eileenchris921 Happy belated thanksgiving @skippee! You always finds the positive and the negative and I love that about you! Love the pin on joy's - didn't know you opened an etsy shop! How much I've since I was last on IG! 4mon
  •   keytopictures Oh man. This has to be one of my favorite photos! 3mon

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skippee Sleep...illusive to many parents with kids of all ages. Being awake all night with a newborn all the way up through staying up waiting around for your teenagers to come home safely. Joy has been up all throughout the night this week. More so than losing sleep it breaks my heart when she cries for me. I often just end up laying on the ground next to her. Funny thing though...it's in these dark and quiet moments of the night when we have such special moments. She touches my face outlining every feature as if to memorize them. I hold her hands and realize how tiny they still are. She lets me rock her in my arms like a baby. Yes, I'd love to get more sleep (I'm exhausted!) but I feel so blessed to have been given these little moments to treasure. 5mon

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