When I look at this woman, I see strength, beauty and hope. Strength in surviving after losing her husband in Iraq and raising four young children on her own. Beauty in finding joy amidst the heartache. And hope that if she can not just endure but enjoy, others can do. Tomorrow is Memorial Day for us, but every day is Memorial Day for her ❤ After spending the weekend recording her story, I have an even deeper appreciation and respect for this weekend Double tap to honor our fallen soldiers, and their surviving families. Especially this beautiful momma.
What Not to Wear came on the tv yesterday after one of the recordings ended and I realized I need to watch my back or I'm gonna be the their next victim. 😬#softpantserrrrday I spent my evening at this very location with my cute June couple. Since I can't post them (yet) I had to share another favorite of Molly and Ryan! Because my Idaho couples rock 😍
Schools out for summer, baby! Well at least in our neighborhood. I'm excited to hear all the neighborhood moms and dads throw whipped cream pies at their kids as they get off their last bus ride of the year this afternoon. Such cool parents. #kyleeannpassionproject #downsyndromeawareness
I'm just over here scrolling through @rachel.kastudios's Zion pictures preppin' for my 24 hour daddy/daughter trip to St George this weekend. I've only been in St George once and I was just passing through. Where are the must eats and must sees?
The last few months I've been traveling all over and posting a ton of pretty pictures in pretty places but I wanted to take a minute to show you what my day to say reality is looking like these days. Some our our current realities... ➕ When 2pm hits, it's mandatory nap time for all. ➕I guarantee you I am the scariest looking mom in the drop off (and sadly pick up line) for preschool every day. (Win: Brody always tells me I'm beautiful. Plus I make the other moms look good 😌) ➕I have completely given up on folding laundry since the day I got pregnant (Win: I am able to employee my cute cousin as the CEO of Maughan laundry folding) ➕I currently have 6 cups on my nightstand and two plates ➕Most nights I fall asleep in my clothes from the day before. (Win: I'm always dressed when UPS wants me to sign for my box at 9am) I heard someone call me super mom the other day so I just wanted to make it super clear I'm just a regular mom tryin to make it through like everyone else. I'm not ashamed. It's just our reality. Some things gotta give and I'm so grateful my kids love me and my attention even when I'm a physical mess. What is one of your realities that Instagram doesn't see? #reallife
Elijah proposed on the top of a mountain overlooking the Bountiful temple (where they will be married this summer) after having her look through a photo album he made her, and dancing to their song. My favorite part of the entire story is that he painted rocks from the bottom of the trail to the top of the mountain in her favorite color (purple) to guide her to their picnic destination. Can you just picture this 6 foot something guy hiking up a hill with a can of purple paint and that big smile on his face? These two are seriously the cutest things you ever will see---more on the blog 😍