Some of the finer things in life are mountain-scape skies and spotty cell service, both of which we've had for almost two weeks now. You breathe a lot deeper, think a lot clearer, and (if you're me), come to offer a running prayer (And, Heavenly Father, thank you for that, and please, please help me with this...) The majesty of mountains tends to humble my heart and shift my eyes to more heavenly skies...after feeling a little farther from God than I like to during these last few, stretching months, I'm so grateful to have been close to Him again in more ways than one. Thus I confessed to Ry, somewhere 'round Montana, that while I'm thrilled for my beach mom, pending future, and that our life will soon land + root in San Diego, I was raised a mountain girl, and when those masterpieces come calling for me, well, I'm going to have to go. 💙
Thaaaaar she blows! #oldfaithful 🌋This was from last night. The day was quickly redeemed after some good grub and a long walk around the international capitol of geysers. Today we're off through West Yell, and my goodness, this is incredible country. Grateful for the swagger wagon and sturdy legs that are getting us around (and for the Junior Ranger program we're chipping away at w/ the girls. It's sooo making this trip! Never been such a nature savvy crew)! 🙌😆
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam! 🐾🌲 But really, I felt like that after we pulled into Jackson today -- Just lemme sit down right here, and ope, looks like I'm too tired to move again, so! Here we be. 🙃 Just b/c we had some throw up, wee wee, and life-is-over screaming all wrapped up in our drive today, so yeah, for a sec I was like, Uh huh! Jackson's great. I'll be done here, thanks. 🙋 Traveling, man! It's how we drop our dimes and detox as a little family, so we'll take the crazy, but don't you dare think that anyone's adventure pics portray the perfect getaway, getting your content-with-life feelings ousted in the process. Do most pics portray a perfect moment? Sure (IF bribery was involved. #amiright?? 😉 This one here had 0% bribery involved. OBVI. 😂 I'm 100% over that game). Hoooome, home on the range! 🙌😊
Rafting the PVO RVR. 🛶💦☀️Family Reunion'd so hard this week at Sundance and beyond. Except most of us (ie, my parents and siblings) agreed that calling it a reunion felt a liiiiiittle strange -- are we that old and unacquainted?! Old, maybe, but I do declare we've never been closer. Love my Gubler crew. Soo grateful for my family!
BABIES (and the happiest babies on the block right there, I'll bet you a million). Our marriage is officially one year older and wiser, too. 🎉 Year 6 was so good. Between his degree and our baby 3, we had to support each other. A lot. Doing so taught me how vital it is to focus on what your spouse dishes up for you, rather than what you fork out for your spouse. It's a Look at what you did for me! 😃 mentality rather than a Look at what I did for you! 😑 mindset, and it can be a hard thing to cling to while swimming in the deep end of sacrifice, but it's worth scrapping for. Blessed > burdened, magnified > martyred. Those kind of feelings in marriage are beautiful, beautiful things. Forever could never be long enough for me. ❤️ LOVE MY RY!
QUIT IT, Utah. 😍😍😍 What a hike. The hilllllls are alive! The Bar is three days behind us, and we are eating away at three weeks on the road to celebrate. I love this little team. We're tighter then ever before after these last coupla months (what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger). Grateful for life as we know it! (Well, Emmy's currently screaming her brains out in the backseat, but still!! ☀️☀️)
I've got a heart full to the brim -- the @sisterhoodlovesyou sent these stunning blooms by surprise yesterday (because that's just what they do with their online space, the saints). The Sisterhood was that high school posse comprised of cheer squad babes that everyone drooled over -- especially since they were NICE. They were hilarious and beautiful and soo nice (a rare triple threat). I loved them then, I've loved them through these last through years via IG (bless social media for keeping people together!), and those beautiful women, I love them now. How'd they know that my soul just ran out of fuel? Ryan takes the Bar next week and I'm feeling it - just hobbling to this race's finish (I'm so tired! 😭) But their totally unexpected, totally genuine love has left me totally recharged. GIRLS (Kass, Lace, Ry, Shelbs, Laur)! You amaze. Thank you for being your sister's keeper + for loving without limits. 🌸💕
Blessed. ✨ And drooling (swipe! The gig wore Sister Love out 😂) But officially blessed on Sunday evening. And oh, how that goes both ways...how blessed are we that Emmy Eve is ours. The older she gets, the more I have to pinch myself about that fact. The girl's an angel and destined for such a beautiful, beautiful life. I LOVE EMMY! Fiercely and for forever. 💛
I was interviewed by the brilliant Monica over at @aboutprogress and the podcast went live today! We covered LOTS of fun ground -- from grabbing goals, to mixing motherhood with personal pursuits, to changing life tracks, to securing a steady sense of self-worth in this cray cray world -- it was a party! Link in profile to listen. 🎉 In otttther news...today Olivia beat me in UNO four times, Claire pretended to be my mother for 2 hours, and my Emmy Doll rolled over. And we test drove a van. Just getting so old around here. 👵🚌🤘(Van peeps: which beaut do you drive and why?? Gracias in advance) All good things today, Life! Well done. 👊