One mascot and a team of CHAMPIONS. We're forever fans of this team and their sport.... and they're forever fans of her sweet spirit. #makingteamthomas
Joy is currently obsessed with being worn. I am currently obsessed with succulent propagation and growth (thanks to @inspirelovely and her 100 Day Project). So, relocated my potting table to be near my pallet and that means all the obsessions can collide! #makingteamthomas
What a blessed day it is to celebrate motherhood in all the ways it happens. The heartache that led us to Joy is dull and nearly unmentionable in the face of His goodness in making me a mom to such a precious little soul. Happy day to all the mamas - foster, future, past and present.
Raising Uncle @jay_35gp's greatest fan one basketball game at a time. #makingteamthomas
It's nap time, I told him. Time for her little brain to grow, I said. And then he took fatherly liberty and my heart turned to mush. God knew what He was doing on the days He made them. #makingteamthomas
Sweet Joy was nothing but joy as we celebrated the life of Catherine the Great. A mother to ten, a grandmother to dozens, a great-grandma to a countless number. Oh how I wish she'd have had a chance to meet and hold the little light that's changed our lives. #makingteamthomas
Taught Joy about family dinners (literally lived a childhood dream out as we sat down to eat as a family!) and street tacos 🌮 today. #makingteamthomas
Today's a sleep when mom holds me day and nothing else will do. • Someone told me I'd tire of how she's bonded to me, that I'd wish she wanted anyone else just to have a break, and I said no. I said I don't have the opportunity to take her for granted or to wish her away. I don't have it and, more importantly, I don't want it. • If it's my arms she craves, my off-key singing she needs, then I'm happy -oh so deeply happy- to oblige for as long as the Lord shall allow me. #makingteamthomas
Our tiny Joy seems to have taken to keeping a tiny dancing sidekick. #makingteamthomas
She sang Zero's my Hero all the way home from the basketball game tonight. Okay, she didn't sing, but if she could she would. #makingteamthomas
The best part of parenthood are the days Jason opts out of work and in to family adventures. Today we taught Joy about orangutans and tortoises. She taught us about making every stranger a friend with gummy smiles and bubbly raspberries. God, we love her. #makingteamthomas
Raising a third generation of running womanhood. #makingteamthomas
Let's make California and Texas neighbors. Like the kind of neighbors with a gate in the fence to make playing together really, really easy.
Skin's a mess. That's my dad's old, faded cap from my alma mater. A bikini bod is the furthest thing from my mind. And yet this summer will be the best summer. The summer marked by a blessed babe basking in the glory of the pool and then snoring sweetly in beach towels. She makes life infinitely sweeter. #makingteamthomas • Thanks for one of my favorite photos ever @jay_35gp.
Welcome to summer in southern CA sweet babe. #makingteamthomas
We've dubbed April 20th, the Good News Day. We've decided it'll be wildly celebrated every year because today is marked by bold faithfulness from a Good God. Every ounce of our souls that begged with PLEASE now get to say THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. • And if all the rest of my days are spent watching him love on sweet babes, I'll have all that I need. #makingteamthomas