“Do you know that you were designed on purpose, with intention and love and care? Do you know that you are broken - tragically broken - but that the very One who made you can bind you up, make you whole and wholly loved? Do you know that you have hope, hope for the next minute, season, a lifetime, forever? Do you know that this binding up and this hope, they don't depend on you but on the One who loves you? Did you know the work has already been done, the gift secured and kept safe for you!” @shereadstruth
10 sleeps to go till 🛫🇺🇲🛬🇦🇺 Reason to move home number 986... In the 6 years since my parents became grandparents to the tornadoes, they have only seen the boys roughly six times. This breaks my heart everytime I think about it. I think I will always carry a huge amount of guilt knowing that unintentionally, through our choices, we have denied them the ability to easily and regularly spend time with their grandkids 💔💔. My parents have always been super selfless and supportive. They have never once complained about the fact that we chose to live so far away. They were happy to see us chase our dreams and live our lives they way we wanted.
Our overseas chapter is soon drawing to a close. I can't wait to see my mum in May and hug her hard - each of us knowing that we will now be living just a short drive away instead of being halfway across the world. One of the best things about being back in Melbourne will be giving the 3 boys the ability to spend oodles of quality time with family.... because at the end of the day, family is what matters most ❤❤❤
Coming home refreshed from a fabulous week with my loves! We soaked up the sunshine, ate great food, shopped and laughed a ton! My favorite part of the whole trip, besides great conversation & quality time with my hubby & bff @joshplyler , was seeing Grantson’s reactions to so many firsts...especially that sandy beach! He didn’t know what to think at first-see video! 😂
It was a great way to celebrate our first 90 days of 2019 and we are coming back ready to slay the game in quarter #2! #TeamPlyler#memories#dateyourspouse
Just realized I never shared with you all the two restaurants Katlin and I tried and loved last weekend in Louisville! After over 2 years (how?!?) of not getting to hang out in person, I was finally reunited for a girls day with one of my best friends and it was like no time had passed at all!
We grabbed brunch at @bluedogbakeryandcafe and it was the perfect brunch spot and the food was unreal. For dinner we grabbed @porcinilou which was also amazing! I can’t wait to go back there for dinner when their patio opens for the season! If you’re headed to Louisville anytime soon, I would highly recommend both places.
Hope you are having a GOOD Friday! Get it?! Cause Good Friday!!! Ughhhh we are the worst 🤣🤪 Seriously, we hope everyone who celebrates Easter is having a good start. And happy weekend to all! 🐣🐣🐣 Also, who says #easterbaskets need to be filled with jelly beans?! We are team #caramels all the way 🥰🍬💕
#TalkingCatReads The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, book #10 yr 2019 (fiction)
"... sometimes you grabbed hold of whatever you could to stay afloat."
I HIGHLY recommend this. Kristin Hannah is one of my recent favorites and like her other books, this is atmospheric. Her exquisite, vivid descriptions (her strength) of harsh-yet-breathtaking Alaska in the 70s made it so easy to visualize the place.
Emotionally compelling (also her strength), this is a survival story that had me on the edge of my seat. Accurate observations of the human condition, I think.
I also recommend: The Nightingale and Winter Garden
Magnolia you sweet thing,
you’re driving me mad....🌺✨✨✨💀
we spent the day together as a family and i enjoyed it so much. watching my boys interact and laugh together, a surprise package: a new tonka truck from uncle @ajwolf9 / just like parks loves (so much!) at school, adventures around charlotte, quiet moments at home- and even parks unloading his entire dresser during nap time ... soaking it all up. ✨
i'm only kidding myself
The one who died for you + me fights your battles daily. He never stops. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Relax..breathe knowing that Jesus paid it all for you & me. ⠀
Have a safe and meaningful weekend loves.
Every Friday is good, but this one is the BEST!!! Thank you Jesus for rescuing us from the grip of sin! Because He lives I can face tomorrow! Happy Good Friday! Let’s rejoice in knowing that we get to spend eternity with our Heavenly Father!! And now THAT is something to be happy about! 💕 #day40#100daysofhappiness#lovebig#twopattersonsinapod
Currently craving: fresh air and pure wonder, i.e. summer 2015 vibes, ya feel? 🇳🇴 #fbf
Today was a good Friday
So much of this season of motherhood is taking care of others above all things, even your basic needs. So, I’m trying this new thing where I’m treating certain kinds of work as self care. Instead of doing a face mask for 20 min, I’m doing the 30 Day Shred. Instead of checking my phone when I get a moment, I’m refilling my water bottle. Instead of zoning out on trash TV, I’m listening to lectures on subjects I care about. When I’m burned out on the work of motherhood, the last thing I want to do is put in more work for myself. Face masks and trash tv are fun, but they don’t take the place of the self-care that requires work. I’ve been forgetting that lately, so now I’m making an effort to remember that doing the thing that takes more effort in the moment sometimes brings more rejuvenation in the long run. Anybody else with me?
I can’t believe it’s been THREE YEARS since we moved to Indiana! Sometimes it feels like just yesterday & sometimes it feels like I’ve been here my whole life. I’m so grateful to our family & close friends for making this our HOME! Chris & I both have jobs we love, Anna is loving both Girl Scouts & spring soccer & the dogs have a backyard to play in. And now we have a home of our OWN thanks to my amazing brother in law for graciously letting us live with him until we got back on our feet. We love you all & thank you all so much for your constant support! ❤️
1️⃣ Our wedding day, the happiest day of my life! 💍
2️⃣ Our first official snow day, so much fun! ❄️
3️⃣ A selfie we took in the car, the day we met our realtor & started looking at houses to buy! 🏡
4️⃣ The day we did our final walkthrough on our home & the day before we signed our paperwork to become first time homeowners! 🎉
7 months of Bodie! He loves blowing bubbles (swipe to video... sorry it’s upside down 🤷🏼♀️) and it’s the cutest thing ever. He’s curious about everything and is fascinated by the world around him. He loves eating peas, but his heart still belongs to his bottle. He still looks pretty bald, but he’s actually got a lot of blonde hair coming in. Every day is such a gift with our little Bodie Bear 💙. Also, these pictures are not as easy to take as they used to be (swipe 🤣). #bodiesalyers#babybodiegram
Feeling this 🙏🏻
I hope you’re all taking some time out this weekend and focusing on your time with loved ones 💖
I bought this purse back in high school and was so proud that I saved up my own money to buy something designer. I’ve been holding on to it for sentimental reasons, but I think it’s time to let it go to someone who would actually use it. 💕 #coach
Just sitting, patiently waiting for baby Shrull to arrive. 💛