#theyreonlylittleonce

MOST RECENT

There are few clean surfaces in my home these days. Toys are everywhere and sticky hands are running around wild.
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I drink a lot of coffee. There are very few hours of sleep. We have almost been here a year and I’m not sure we’ve gone through all of our moving boxes yet.😆
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We spent a weekend setting up a new fort in the backyard, but haven’t even come close to even getting curtains for all of the rooms.
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But would you just look at that precious angel?! Our house is filled with a lot of laughter. We spend our days catching bad guys and playing hide and seek. I spend a lot of time snuggling with these cuties and reading books.
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Landon spends time in the morning reading the Bible with the kids and we sing hymns at the top of our lungs. He randomly pulls me to the side to dance and Crawford will dance with Lorelei.
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We ignore piles of laundry and take sweet tea out to the porch after the kids go to bed. I can’t tell you the last time we washed the baseboards.. but I can tell you alllll about the dragons and fires and crime that Crawford and I have been fighting. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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This is the season we are in and I want to look back and remember the game nights and forts. I can’t wait for tea parties with my princess or playing dress up. I want to soak up these moments for as long as I can because I keep blinking and they’re growing up! 💙💗

Aren’t my kids beautiful!! 6th grader, 5th grader, preschooler!
How am I this old?! 😩🤗 #mybabies #growingup #sadmama #happymama #proudmom #alltheemotions #momlife #theyreonlylittleonce #dontblink #backtoschool #dreambig #theskyisthelimit

This is probably one of the sweetest things Beckham has ever wanted me to do and I want to share just in case it can put your elementary school student as ease too 💛 -
So in the mornings, Beckham has been saying that he misses us and wants to cry. This is only in the morning and he’s fine for the rest of the day, and this isn’t every day, but most. He then proceeded to say when he feels this way, he puts his head down on the table and thinks about us. He came home and told me all of this and then said “Hey Mom. If you kiss my palm and then when I feel sad, I can put it on my face and it’s like you’re always with me.” 😭😍😭😍😭 Talk about Mama heart exploding! Good grief! So we tested it out yesterday and he was good! Mind you, Beckham does not like any extra xoxo from me, so I was a little surprised when he mentioned this. It’s so sweet, and I’m holding onto these moments as tight as I possibly can 👩🏼💞👦🏼
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#theyreonlylittleonce #mysweetman #kindergartenblues #imalwayswithyou #imaballingmess #thekissinghand

Came across this TB 😍 Red-eye flight, above the clouds during sunrise and Caleb stayed wide awake to watch it 🌅
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Someone wise told me; to not take kids travelling because they’re too young is like not reading to them either because they’ll forget. Each to their own but we love capturing - with both camera and heart - moments like this! Their wonder and excitement when they see new and beautiful things outweigh any stress it might take to prepare and plan for a trip, big or small, with our toddlers 🌈
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#MyHappyPlace #Wonder #TheyreOnlyLittleOnce #AdventuresWithOurTwoInTow #ExperiencesOverThings

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I had a long TO DO list this week since it was Julie's first full week in daycare without me. 😢
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At the top of it was applying for jobs and then a bunch of busy work to distract myself from her not being at home.
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However, this little chick decided to shake things up with a cold but I think what she really wanted was some more days at home with mom. 😊
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Bye bye TO DO list, hello baby snuggles.
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#juliealissa #daycare #barnehage #somanythingstodo #jobhunting #illtaketheextradaysathomewithher #babysnuggles #theyreonlylittleonce

It's Book Week 2018 "Find Your Treasure"
Hello Tinkerbell ready for another adventure with Peter Pan and Captain Hook
What a great way to kick what will be a busy cake weekend
#2018bookweek #findyourtreasure #bookweek #tinkerbell #handmadecostumes #theyreonlylittleonce #squids #squishies #ilovethemall

Someone was stoked to pick out his first backpack for preschool!

#cheeeeeeese #targetdog #tuckergoestoschool #photoopp #adventureman #normaloutfit #theyreonlylittleonce

😕 I'm not a perfect mom. Not even close. I work long hours. I yell. I forget things that I promise to remember. I let them spend too much time with electronics and feed them McDonald's.

But, I'm there. I love them with every ounce of my being. I may not be perfect, but I try my hardest to be the best damn mom those kids deserve! Could I do better? Of course I could! And every day, I'm working toward a better version of me for their benefit just as much as my own ❤️ So to all of you fellow mom's out there - none of us are perfect. We all "f" things up on a regular basis, we're human 🤷🏼‍♀️ Quit being so hard on yourself! Enjoy your time with your kids while you can and just keep showing up. Keep putting your best foot forward. You are all amazing in your own unique ways 😘

#youareamazing #keepshowingup #mommingishard #wearehuman #theyreonlylittleonce #putyourbestfootforward #keeptrying #momof3 #noonesperfect #fitmom #roadtofitness #netflixaddicted #selfproclaimedfoodie #socialworkfitness

Today was constant. Today was one thing after another and constantly being a step behind.
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I almost didn’t do a post today because I felt pretty discouraged. I hadn’t had a quiet time today. I was behind on checking in with my challengers. I felt like I hadn’t been a great mom or wife or human today. What could I possibly post about.. no one could possibly be encouraged by me on a day like today.
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Then I was reminded of Gods faithfulness. Even when I fail.. He remains constant. Honestly, even if I felt like I was ROCKING my day.. it would only be through Christ that others could possibly gain anything from my words.
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The thing is.. it’s not about me. It’s not about what I’m doing or how I’m doing it. It’s not about how I personally feel about my performance.. Its about JESUS CHRIST. My actions shouldn’t be based out of a desire to have it all together. My actions should come out of a desire to proclaim the name of Jesus. To point others to him.
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So today I failed. I failed miserably. Through that I am reminded of how much I am in need of a Savior. I am reminded of His faithfulness and I am humbled by His constant love for me. Tomorrow I get back up and give my day to Christ. Relying on Him every hour for the grace and strength I will need to strive to love others in the same way He has loved me.

I’m scared to admit this out loud and jinx myself lol. But I truly have been absolutely loving this chapter in my life. It has definitely not been without its challenges and MAJOR change... but I’m truly adoring the path we are on right now. I love that I’m able to do what I love and provide monetarily for my family. I love that I get to spend so many more extra moments with my kids watching them learn and grow and helping teach them. I’ve never been more exhausted in my life. But I’ve also never felt more blessed. Now I just need to get Baby Rainbow here healthy and safe and I will truly be over the moon. I never ever thought I’d be here. I never thought I’d have the guts to take the leap into photography. And I NEVER thought in a million years I would ever homeschool my children. But these 2 terrifying choices have brought me immense joy and so much more fulfillment then I ever could have imagined. I’m learning now, more then ever before, that the scariest choices in life can be the most rewarding. Here’s to many more amazing memories (and a lot of exhaustion in the best way possible 😂)! #theyreonlylittleonce #faithoverfear

He was completely "asleep" on mom. One slight movement towards the crib and "PSYCH!! Hahaha mommy, no way!!" Little stinker! 🤦‍♀️ #naptime #bradyoc #littlesmirk #fakeout #mylittlelove #theyreonlylittleonce

As busy parents, it’s easy to let time slip by. I know.. seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant with my first. Now I’ve got a three year old and a 9 month old! Where is time going?
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Just a reminder to stop and smell the flowers once in awhile. Soak it all in, Momma. Time is a flying! .
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PS- what kind of flower is this? We saw this walking back from a doctor appointment yesterday. •


#stopandsmelltheflowers #timeslowdownplease #savorthelittlethings #itsthelittlethingsinlife #theyreonlylittleonce #theyreonlyyoungonce #parentsofinstagram #momsofinstagram #momlife #momofboys #momproblems #familyfirst #familylife #fitmom #mommy #moments

We have spent the day #rockhunting at #ashtonpark #westkirby such a lovely idea and the look on their faces when they find them is so cute! We re-hid all the ones we found and have spent the afternoon decorating our own before we hide them somewhere tomorrow! We have had a lovely relaxing and quiet #summerholidays so far. We are usually super busy trying to fit everything in but because we’ve had such a long #summer this year it’s been nice to just enjoy the weather at home before Jake starts big school in September 😬
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They’re only little for this short moment in time. Hold them while you can, no matter HOW badly you have to...ahem...go!
#embracethejoy #thankyoujesus #itsthelittlethings #theyreonlylittleonce #holdit #momlife #joyingrief

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Preschool Ready ✔️ Your little learner will be ready to create and explore at school or ready for carpool with big sister or brother!
6️⃣days to go! #Fall2018 [8-21-18]
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