When I started using #bellfamilyvalues I was really speaking my prayers over my family. We are far from perfect, but there are some things Rashid and I hoped we could teach our kids; most of it gleaned from watching our own parents and grandparents mistakes and mastery, and all of it designed to help them understand what "family" really means. Tonight, I am blessed to say that the 4 oldest members of the #bellbunch "get it." Listening to them articulate what they think, and how they want to handle our family time, as they get older, made my heart sing. We are entering a new phase with these young people, and I couldn't be more proud. Never underestimate the power of the words you speak into the lives of your family. Ever. Now, for a little wind down, in my "private sauna," before the fun continues tomorrow. #bellfamilyvacation #adventureswithamari #lifewithlydia #escapadeswitherin #natethegreat #shenanaiganswithstephen #heislistening #thereisstilltime
“Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by the DENTIST William Morrison...” 🤨 #lifewithlydia
Tough day today, so a pretty picture to remind us of the good ones...stubborn, non-napping, independent, sickly, hilarious, too smart, selective listening, rascal, you’re the best (and the worst). #lifewithlydia
Pretty poor picture of a pretty great evening...block party w/ ice cream and subsequent sticky wardrobe change for the life of the party (#lifewithlydia). The people of our little rectangle of the world are wonderful and so good to our kid.