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Jen Taylor ➳ taylorluxe  ✦ God is Love ✦ Blessed with my husband & 2 girls β€’βœ§β€’ I CHOOSE JOY β€’βœ§β€’

Fabulous birthday party for our little friend Grayson! Just need to keep an eye on these girls & the chickens 😳😜 @ashleysetser

We can't get enough of this girl! Really wish I had her new phrases recorded: "oh my goodness!" (About anything & everything) "Can& #39;t scootch" (when she wants to be pushed closer to the table) & "where& #39;s the grandma?" (In reference to the grandma in Moana to which Scarlett answers as she runs by yelling 'she& #39;s dead!' ) Yea... neither of them really understand that concept yet 😬😬 but let's get back to bubbles 😜

Cabo taught me one major thing, get out of the house & enjoy sunny California! I called the most adventurous friend I know -as in she takes 2 toddlers to all sorts of cool places multiple times per week- that's more like crazy than adventurous, but hey! She told me to meet her in Venice to ride bikes with the kids... It was so worth the drive & better than going insane cleaning all day! The kids each had a little buddy to play with & even the mamas got in a little fun too! This may take me 3 days to recover, but who cares 😜 Also that last picture is bc I know I'm going to cry looking back on their sweet little faces in my rear view when it turns into teenagers staring at their phones 😫😭

Can someone please caption this for me? I usually have an abundance of words, but none... just found this - it's from Christmas-ish & those are my precious birds for my tree she kept stealing... and she was mid-tantrum wanting to play with her neighbor... well what do you, I had words... but still no caption... 🀣

I like this time change, can it just stay like this!? And as the meme says, can it stop "giving parents the finger since forever!?"
β€’Mia's always known how to make herself comfortable!
β€’Can I please have Scarlett's hair!?
β€’Thankfully Mike manages to stay very manly surrounded by pink! 😜Also, hello amazing cloud!

Well this was one fabulous trip! A few days away bonding with amazing friends in a gorgeous place & remembering why I not only love, but really like my husband!

I always wanted a boy πŸ˜‚πŸ¦‹πŸ’™

Afternoon discussions...
I never want to forget these ages (4.5 & 2)! This is my favorite stage - RIGHT NOW! They are just sooooo fun, sassy, energetic, talkative, big thinkers, imaginative, hilarious, mischievous, goofy, & most importantly loving - each in their own way. I can't take how blessed I feel. It wasn't easy to get here, but I'm here. I'm living in the moment because I see how fleeting they are!

Well this went a lot better than the last time I tried working out at home! Mia, who likes to hang on me at all times, was napping & Scarlett asked for her own "Yoga Rug" and did most of the workout with me (with an Ariel wardrobe change mid-video 😜)! She followed directions really well & even knew her left from right - toddler maturity is so cute ☺️ I'm really hoping this becomes our new special time while Mia naps... but I should know better than to put that in ink or I'll jinks it! πŸ˜¬πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€žπŸ»

Mike & I were invited by our pastor, Rob McCoy (on the right), to see a screening of The Shack movie a few weeks ago & we absolutely LOVED it! I'm posting this today to encourage you to go see it this weekend - opening weekend!
The Shack is a Christian novel written by William P Young as a short story Christmas gift to his family, but 2 of his friends, Wayne Jacobsen & Brad Cummings (in the middle with his wife), encouraged him to expand on the story & co-authored the book that they self-published in 2007. It has sold over 20 million copies worldwide because of its amazing story of trying to understand who God is in the midst of the hurt & pain of this world.
I had never read the book and was so amazed by this beautiful story. The co-authors (Wayne & Brad) were at our screening of the movie & did a question & answer. They explained that they understand the book has received mixed feedback, but their intention in writing it was to get people to ask themselves the question "Who is God? Is He really who I've decided He is through the hurt in my own life? How can He be perfect but there is still pain? How can He be just, but there is still so much wrong?" I'm paraphrasing his response, but I encourage you to see it because it sheds so much light on those tough questions we all have. This movie is so beautifully made, by the producer of Life of Pi & The Blindside, and beware, it will make you cry, but hopefully in a good way. I would really love to hear what you think of it!!

I've officially arrived as a mother... I am in a BUNCO 🎲 group! Mentally, I have always viewed myself as a mid-thirties woman, even at the age of 12 while still playing with dolls & taking care of my "newborn& #34; (cabbage patch) & "toddler& #34; (Samantha American Girl Doll) while sitting on the couch watching Saved By The Bell - I think I set myself up for failure as a mom from a young age by assuming children slept all the time so I can watch as much tv whenever I wanted. I'm also pretty sure I married Mike (whose profession is to be a kid at ❀️) just to keep myself from going grey at 30 - although that's actually a trend now so it's getting very confusing... But back to Bunco, I remember my mom playing when I was little & having so much fun at this silly, loud, hilarious game. It's been on my "Mom bucket list" ever since, along with being able to get manicures on the reg, not wearing boots with jeans (also a current trend - making it very hard to keep my goals on track), & not driving a van (you know... I'm gonna go out on a limb and just say vans are actually en vogue now so... yea I'll just leave that right there...)
This is a photo of the winners of the most W wins & most L losses. I took home the grand prize of the most losses & I'm that much of a winner I couldn't even figure out how to make an L the correct direction for a photo (I was concentrating on if I should use my middle finger as part of the L showing off my Star Wars band-aid from my macrame casualty the other night that started bleeding again in the middle of the game, but then realized that would be rude). So, overall it was a major win in my book - winner of the most losses & a Bunco career launch - this is such a great group of ladies, I'm expecting this to stick for the long haul #tenyearsplus #nopressure #anyoneacommitmentphobe ! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ²πŸ’“

Just want to remember her little voice, great pronunciations, & constantly asking "what dis?" That is all - hope you have a happy day!! 😘😘

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