I have SO many house projects on my to-do list this summer. And then I look at the calendar and realize we’re halfway through July and my garage has yet to look like this Magnolia-inspired garden center I wanted to incorporate way back in June. 🤦🏽♀️🌺🤷🏽♀️ [swipe right for the real thang y’all] Grace, friends. Give yourself grace. Yes I love getting my hands dirty and organizing the garage is something that would make my heart very very happy. But so does the time spent at our many weddings, laughing with friends, skill workouts with my bball girls, weeknights around the fire pit, and well-needed Sunday afternoon naps. Life is about balance, grace and my new favorite saying, “just be”-ing 💃🏽 So today, give yourself grace for the things you think you should do and instead just enjoy the things you’re doing. ::just be:: AMEN?!
One year. 💜 That’s all it took for these girls to find a special place in my heart. One year on a team that made us into lifelong friends. 💜 This. This right here is why I’m forever grateful for the women the game of basketball brought me. Congratulations @katehall2019 , you were the most stunning bride! #winonastatewbb
Happy Birthday to my black-and-white spotted pal. At three years old he sure knows how to get his way. He made his way in our bed at 6am, made me scoot over so he could use my pillow, got two new tug-a-war toys and a large bone that was gone in less than a minute. 🙄 But this little dude deserves all that and more. I firmly believe that humans do not deserve the love and loyalty of a dog. Yet time and time again they love us with everything they have [and every butt wiggle is proof of that ] 🐾 Thanks for loving us so well Lambeau Rodgers Wild! Here’s to another year around the sun full of slobbery windows, forehead wrinkles for days and the zoomies at gma and papas. ☀️
This weekend was my busiest of the summer by far. 2 of our 12 weddings of the summer down. 6 more to go. 💍 And although I’m feeling the wedding hangover hard on this Monday I was reminded of something more important than anything in this world: love, love is a beautiful thing. Reuniting with old and new friends really helped me see that this in-person-friends thing is far better than this online-highlight-reel thing our generation is addicted to [including myself!] That real love and friendship outweighs anything else I’ve been chasing after. I want to spend the remaining 6 weddings we have this year and every summer day after around a table of loved ones. Laughing, connecting, reminiscing and just being. Love. Gather. Just. Be. [I think I just found my next tattoo .... just wait and see! ] 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
Oh May, you were a tough one. It’s been a bit chaotic over here if I’m being honest. Wild change is in the air and it’s got me feeling the rollercoaster of emotions. So much that it’s been hard to find the words to express what’s going on. And if you know me, you know I’m NEVER short on words. Like EVER. Here’s the thing. We all go through seasons of change. And if you are anything like me I am uncomfortable in the unknown. But I was reminded by a sweet friend today that it’s in the unknown where we grow the most. I’m not sure exactly what God is doing in this life of mine. But I’m trying everyday to find the gratitude and the perspective in both business and life to believe that it’s for far greater plans than my own! And he’s doing the same for you. Praying for all you out there in a season of uncertainty to let Go and let God. [Photo by @katieglod ]
If I’m being honest, this weekend was bittersweet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I spent time with my beautiful best friend who also happens to be my Mommasita. We laughed, cried [from laughing] and everything in between. And although I had such a great time weeding and planting flowers together [our tradition every single year] I also had the biggest ache in my heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I ache for my mother who lost her mother far too young and who couldn’t join us in this tradition. I ache from the restlessness in my heart to have my own babe by my side to learn just as I have. And I ache because so often we have this desire for something more, that we forget or don’t even know how to enjoy the season we are currently in … [which for me normally ends in laying on the couch missing out on where I should be instead.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday, I was reminded that my heart is not the only heart that aches. All of us have lost someone or are in a season of waiting that can make a special day like Mother’s Day a little bittersweet. I know many who are right alongside me in the wait for a babe of their own. I know many who have lost a child, miscarried, are waiting on a significant other to start a family, or said goodbye to their own momma too soon. And although the ache can hurt, there really is beauty in this season if we allow it to bloom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So today, I want to pray for every single person who felt that ache in their heart over the weekend. I want to pray for patience in God’s timing and that you can enjoy every moment in this current season. I pray that you can do the things God needs you to do right now, right here, while He prepares your heart for what’s next. And I pray that you know you’re not alone. This is God’s story and He is the best writer I know. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [ photo by @kimkedingerphoto ]
Some days are just harder to keep the succulents alive than others. You too? Too much consumption of something [water] can sometimes be what’s hurting you the most. Sometimes slowing down [putting that watering can down] and focusing on your soil [and roots] is what’s most important in your life. Who knew these little bitty succulents could tell me such a big lesson. Stop trying to consume what everyone else is doing and instead focus on your own roots and soil. AMEN!
I’m currently sitting in the airport journaling about this past week and my heart is so full. I’ve realized traveling with family can exhaust me [hello introverted traveler] but my oh my is my heart so full from the time we got together. It’s so easy for me on vacations like this to constantly be on the go, but when I give myself the space to journal about ALL the things we’ve experienced I realize how absolutely magical our time together is. From a wedding in the foothills to the very best shrimp tacos to traveling this beautiful state with the people I love most. This wild family is more than I could have ever asked for and today I’m feeling blessed beyond words. #foreverwild In the words of @wildtj19 : “my heart is full.” Colorado, you didn’t disappoint. And I have a feeling we’ll be back so very soon. ❤️
Over and over. I choose you. Through every valley and every mountain. I choose you. ❤️ @wildtj19 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [ photo: @kimkedingerphoto ]
He Is Risen. John 20:29 “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t even imagine what it was like nearly 2000 years ago after Jesus rose from the dead. Here we are, the Monday after Easter, ready to dive back into our daily to-dos and go on with our weeks. But with a slow intentional start to my morning I thought about what it would have been like back then: What did this Monday look like? What did it feel like? Was the sky sunny, cloudy, magically colored? But most importantly, how would I have responded if I stood outside His empty tomb? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling so grateful for a God who loves us unconditionally. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #HeIsRisen #Jesus #earthday