had to swing by the mall to grab a new coat because that’s another thing “the bad guys” swiped from our van. and since the coat place is right next to the fancy candy place 💁🏻
last week i had this whole vision of what my phrase for the year would be: let your heart be light. approach all things with joy, and when that seems impossible, work through that. but then, God kind of nudged my heart to go a little deeper and changed up my plans. #likehedoes INTENTIONAL. that’s the word that has come into my mind and onto my heart over and over again this week. intentional in my marriage, in my parenting, in my faith, in my work, in my friendships, with my time. i totally confess that i am the queen of distraction, that i can so easily lose focus, that i don’t always invest myself wisely. so here’s to 2018, to living more intentionally, and to letting my heart be light and filled with joy, even when it may not come easily. to being a better version of myself, by His grace. #cwportraits
24 hours in the city celebrating my mom’s birthday. good food, good drinks, good company. no agenda, just together and it was perfect.
he has the day off and five kids are back to school, so coffee and our own little urban hike were in order. we had an actual conversation during daylight and it was pretty great.
Lute’s first Seahawks game and I think he might be excited? He had his clothes laid out last night, he was ready to go four hours early, and he and Nick are probably the first ones there. #bestdayofhislife
Merry Christmas from our whole crew! ❤️🎄 #schoenfamilysix
our first white Christmas, and almost everyone loved it. #sorryeloise
truth be told i was kind of a lame neighbor in our old house. i think for so many years i had blinders on because #sixkids. when we moved this summer, i made it my goal to get to know the people around us - a fresh start, new people. it seems so rare these days to interact with people in real life and check in and catch up and be a warm presence to people you might not know that well. but i’m trying... today some of the kids and i delivered little treat boxes around the neighborhood and wished everyone a merry Christmas, hoping to spread a little cheer to our new friends ❤️
frances and ivah have welcomed a new gymnast into their circle. #francesivahandeloise