THAT guy...is NOT loved. 😆😜 I do declare that he is, actually, the most loved man on planet earth + the best thing that’s ever happened to this girl squad. If you ask the girls why he’s perfect, they’ll say “Because he wrestles me, chases me, cuddles me, and kisses me. AND he never freaks out.” Amen. Ryan = 🧘🏽♂️ He’s perfect in MY eyes, most of all. I’m in it so, soo deep. 💙 HBD, REA. 💥
HAPPY V-DAY! 💃💃💃This was us jammin’ it out to This Is Me (of course) while we waited for the man of the Awer (okay, HOUR 😌) to get home for our fancy schmance V-Day Eve dinner thanks to @confetticrateandco. As expected, the party was rad. 💥 Life is so much fun. Hope you felt love from someone(s) today. If not, here — 💋❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋 — from us!! XOXOX
If you judge my life based off of what you can see, I am never ahead. While the laundry gets folded, the box of cheerios is dumped. While I vacuum up the cheerios, the laundry piles are demolished. In an effort to carve out time make dinner, they paint. After dinner is made, I scrub. Dishes and faces and floors. Between us girls being here all together, all the time, I live in a relentless mess. Per norms, it doesn't look like I ever win. /// But win we do. ☀️ “Living in A Mess: Progress in Perpetual Motion” — newest blog post (link in profile). Hope it helps another traveler out there. 💛 Happy Friday, friends!
“Remember when what you now have is all that you once wanted?” — a quote a friend posted at least a month ago that has popped into my head every day since. Because yep! I do. Once upon a time all of this 👆 was everything I could only dream of, which I did... I was a fresh college girl that so badly wanted Ryan Awerkamp for forever, it hurt. I was a fresh college grad (now married to Ryan Awerkamp!!) whose heart heard the beats her babies were sending from heaven + wanted to jump into mothering her tribe, head-first and full-time. I was a freezing mother hen, chicks in tow, enduring another East Coast February, longing to live outside under the steady heat of the sun. I was sick and stuck in bed, wanting nothing more than to be up and out, healthy and whole. Funny how quickly you can forget — that right now you have so much of what your heart has longed for! Funny how quickly you can circle back and remember. 💛☀️
How we feel about Feb. 😆😆 Emmy is in awe because she turns one next month. HOW?!?! Time is a thief! In other news — fave convo of the day — the big girls picked their future babies’ names. Olivia’s baby boy will be Wesley (or Tom. Or Steve, Timmy, or Todd); her baby girl will be Samantha (or Nora or Emma). Claire’s baby girl will be Beyoncé. Her baby boy will be Halo. 🤘😌 LIFE W/ KIDS, MAN. 🤩🎉😂💥❤️
Nothing more to say here other than I dance when I’m happy. 🤓 Also I STILL haven’t seen this greatest show (we gotta fix that @ryanawerkamp). Also the day that the girls decide I’m a weirdee for all the dancing is the day I die. Until then, our little troupe shall dance.💃😌 Clearly they are down with that. Well Claire was skeptical for a sec there, but Olivia was i n t o it! 👏😊 Obsessed with doing life with them. How’d I get so lucky?!
1) BIG NEWS: Emmy is sleeping through the niiiiiigggghhht! 😱😭😍 If you’ve been even remotely engaged with me in the last year, you’ve known that she hasn’t been a sleeper, but 10 mos. is it, you guys!! It’s proving to be the magical age for her. All is wellll! 2) I did a Live straight from the beach today. 👆 A friend here reached out last night and asked “How do you make it through the hard times?” and “How do you stay patient with your kids?” She asked the right lady, since yesterday was a hard day and I wasn’t patient with my kids. 😆 IOW, it was a good convo for me to have, and I thought I’d keep it going with the rest of y’all today from these sunny SD shores. I’m going to summarize everything - my thoughts, your thoughts - in a blog post tomorrow. Stay tuned! 3) Thank you, Internet, for allowing me to hang with + learn from + LOVE so many friends at the same time. From Russia to Australia to Virginia.💥 Life is rad, isn’t it? Goodnight! 🌝