My husbaaaand is home! He's been traveling for the last 28 days (we were together for 8 of them) in Nepal, Egypt & Ethiopia. I'm so glad he's back on our beautiful Canadian soil. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To celebrate we got dressed up and flew back to Italy for this professional photo. (Hahaha. No. This was April. 😂🎉) Everything feels a lot more Christmassy and exciting now that he's home to enjoy it with me!
Thirty years ago on December 8th, 1988, Randy L.S. Watson was born. Yes, my husband is 3️⃣0️⃣years old today! 🎉We may be far from one another (over 13,000km apart in fact) but I still need the interwebz to know about my husband. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👇🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Randy has a big heart, a big vision, and a big love for people. An Enneagram expert said it best: Type 2s wake up thinking about relationships, and go to bed thinking about relationships. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When he works to make big dreams into reality, He leads with connection and relationship first. He follows it up with flawless execution, Type-A attention to detail and a love for administration. He's a rare find.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy 30th Birthday, Randy! This next decade is going to be quuuiiiiiiite the ride. 💕😍 (Go leave him a note at @randylswatson!)
Waiting for a morning flight out of YVR + thinking back to a week ago, returning home from my second trip to Nepal. 💕 The organization we visit in Kathmandu is so special. Girls and boys rescued from unfortunate, tragic circumstances--homelessness, abandonment, abuse or sex trafficking--are given a safe place to call home. 💕 The sweet kids in the home are thriving--they have confidence in who they are, pray with faith that could move mountains and a beautiful sense of community. 💕 I left Nepal this time with a desire to ask God for *more*---not more things or more success but more faith to believe God can do all that the Bible says He can.
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It may be 10:38am and I may still be in bed because this cold has GOTS TO GO before I go to LA Friday. 👋🏼 That being said: snuck in a quick maternity session for my BRO and SIS-IN-LAW on Sunday afternoon! Cuz they are having a baby boyyyyy in February! 💕 Jen is so beautiful.
Buds - Happy December. I'm SO happy it's December! I seriously love this time of year--wrapping up a good year's work, dreaming of lazy evenings with my husband and pup at home, lighting candles, enjoying the trees lights + doing everyyyything festive. ❤️ But before *most* of that celebration and relaxation can begin, I have to finish up this year's worth of work! And this COLD I have after my Nepal adventure is making concentration impossible! ❤️ Seriously alllll I want to do is watch TV and read books and sleep--but I have deadlines staring me down! Al-most, there. Al-most there. 🙌🏼
It was incredible to spend 3 days in the hillside just outside of Charikot, Nepal on this trip. We were camping in tents (inside wood and tin roof shelters) with all our meals cooked for us and endless cups of ginger tea. (I like this kind of camping.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'd all say it was worth the 10+ hour drive on the sketchiest road yet, up and down a few mountains to arrive. 👋🏼This was our view right outside where we slept! (The very faint ridge at the back is the Himalayas! Crystal clear during the daytime. This photo was at 6:15am.)
I interrupt your regularly scheduled photography ‘grams to share a photo of us in Nepal—where we’ve been together for the last week. 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Randy left Nepal yesterday for his next adventure in 2 more countries—and I’m seeing Kathmandu with the rest of our friends today, and Hong Kong tomorrow before going home! 💕
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