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Elease Stice  wife, mama, bow lover, craver of anything pumpkin, utah dweller & definite morning person. In that order.

"the day you stop racing, is the day you win the race." 🏁 wise words from bob marley. in the comparison game, that is ever so prevalent in today's world, always has us racing against each other. don't get me wrong- a little competition is good for us. but, it's that quote that struck me and made me realize, why do I have to race? I can win at life by just being me. life is a race that's meant to be "ran" along side one another- not a race against one another. as a mother, i am often frightened thinking about the world my littles will grow up in. i want to teach them now, to race for the good. to race for no one but them self. to race for personal success and happiness rather than racing to outdo the success of another. i also want them to remember life is fast pace, time passes by too quickly and life in the fast lane can be thrilling... but it's also just as important to slow down, finish last every once and awhile and savor the fleeting minutes. after all, "slow and steady, wins the race". 🏁❀️ #wordsformybabies

not the best picture ... but, the best smiles were captured of these two as we hopped on the train today and it had to be documented! πŸš‚(and by train, I mean Trax. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜‚) my kids have been obsessing over trains lately + finally taking a ride on one, was a wild dream come true for them. seeing the world through their eyes is my most favorite thing. πŸ’™

climb every mountain in sight, little gems. πŸ’—

hey friends! πŸ‘‹πŸ» first, swipe right to see what i am talking about and then.... act fast and run over to @raegan.christensen to book a mini session with her! I adore her + her work! 😍 the mini session was the perfect amount of time for my kiddos because they were happy the whole time, which made getting pictures taken waaaay less stressful than it normally is. Promise! πŸ’πŸΌ It's worth it! she is not paying me to say any of this- i truly have just loved working with her and i have yet to be disappointed with her work! So, I'm sharing her goodness with you. Go book now! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

this spring has been good for our souls. 🌸 i kid you not, every single morning... Gemma runs straight to the front door, opens it wide, then at the top of her lungs shouts, "it's a sunny day!" β˜€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜‚ her enthusiasm just about kills me. her excitement over life right now is contagious + I've got a feeling that age 3 just might be my favorite age.

it's been a very happy Easter over here! 🐰🐣🌷🌼

spring has finally sprung in our yard. 🌷🌷🌷 our red tulips popped today and when the sun hit them just right, I stopped dead in my tracks to take the beauty of this world in. they popped just in time for a rain and snow filled weekend to come our way πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ˜± and I'm praying they survive. 🀞🏻whhhhhyyy more snow?! 😩 we want sunny days, warm weekends and these tulips to be in bloom atleast until Easter. Praying for miracles over here. πŸ™πŸ»

dare I say she's better behind that camera than I am? πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ I can't whip out my camera without her stealing it and demanding to take pictures of everything and everyone. her shots are some of my most favorite and treasured items. Those and that crooked smile, I'll love forever.

one of my most favorite weekends. #ldsconf

BUSY. the one word that I would use to describe Jude at this very moment. I can barely keep up these days. Literally. I'm actually surprised this picture is in focus-- he doesn't stay still... ever. As crazy as life with an 18 month old may be... I don't want him to grow a second older. This is the age I always feel like your kid goes from a baby to toddler over night and it's earth shattering for a mama's heart. πŸ’” But, I'll take busy and the craziness of a toddler, if it means I get to love on this blue eyed babe forever. 😍

hello insta-world. πŸ‘‹πŸ» it's been awhile. a much needed break was taken from this realm of life. we've been busy focusing on all the little tiny details of life (like the old fashioned entertainment of blowing dandelions πŸ˜‰) that often go unnoticed, when you always have a screen in front of your face. to be honest, i am experimenting getting back on the grid and seeing how I like it- because to my surprise, I have loved being removed from it more than I ever thought I would. πŸ˜³πŸ™Š but, for now, i am going to quickly play catch up on all of your lives, because I've missed you dearly. so cheers to the pros of social media, like staying connected with true friends and being inspired by those rockstars out there. And here's to hoping I can learn how to block out the negativity and comparison game, that so naturally comes along with it too. πŸ™πŸ»

2016!!!! It's over?! What?! Anyone else seem to feel like this year literally flew by? The years just seems to be getting better and better as they go on- I'm so thankful to have Joel as my side kick and my two little kiddos who bless my life daily. Cheers to 2017! Hope you all have a lovely night ringing in the new year! πŸŽ‰β€

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