annaelyse guys. Christmas is real. it's beautiful, and candlelit, and silent night-y. and all those things. and I love all the beautiful pictures that show all that. but I also love this one. my lia. who isn't afraid to be done when she's done. who doesn't do anything to please anyone. who is 10,000% herself. she teaches me so much about so much. and tonight it was the mix of chaos amidst the silent night. because I have a feeling that's how Christmas Eve really went down. 1d
  •   lndsyannxo I ️you so much. To like to the deepest parts of my heart. Merry Christmas beautiful Anna! 1d
  •   thesolars @annaelyse yes. love you so much, Anna. we need to make a resolution to spend more time together this coming year. 16h
  •   annaelyse @lndsyannxo oh sweet one. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you! (And Brandon and Avery and Millie!) 14h
  •   annaelyse I love @thesolars so much! And yes. That resolution is a MUST! Merry Christmas!! 14h
  •   beetakashani You just get it. 14h

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annaelyse this last week wore me the flip out. so tonight I sat in bed and wrote cards to my favorites. turning Christmas cards into awkward "here is everything I love about you/learned from you/need to ask forgiveness for and oh by the way Merry Christmas and I love you" cards.
tonight I did it because life and reality and beauty were so raw there was no other way. but I think I might do this every year. call out the reality and the raw and the beauty.
and usher in redemption.
and C E L E B R A T E !
isn't that what it's about?

and oh by the way, Merry Christmas and I love you!
3d
  •   callmandy I love this girl! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! 3d
  •   sswisher83 This is beautiful. I love the idea what a great tradition to start! 3d
  •   mallorygobet Sweet idea! Get some rest this week!! 3d
  •   annaelyse @mallorygobet thanks girl! I am hoping to 3d
  •   annaelyse @sswisher83 thanks! I love those moments where things just happen, unplanned and beautiful. Sorry to hear about your grandma - praying for you!! 3d
  •   jacievanderloo gosh you're great. miss you Anna!!!! 3d

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annaelyse at the darkest moment we need to either believe that light will return or we find it within
~ chani nicholas
happy winter solstice loves!
4d

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  •   annaelyse @jtpage I know you're disappointed we didn't feature yoda in this. Believe me-he was chastising us about "presents before Christmas" as we gazed... 3w

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annaelyse today was rich and full. so grateful. so thankful. (and twinkle lights and fireworks) 4w

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annaelyse tonight I introduced #noraharper to t.swift. Friends, she instinctively knew how to shake it off. 1mon

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annaelyse that one time I ran a half in 20 degrees, decided that hi-5s on the course feel just as good as a PR, and it started snowing as I crossed the finish. 1mon
  •   shelleywink Honestly, you are amazing!!! So bummed we missed seeing you! 1mon
  •   jaminato Nooooo 1mon
  •   lauren_varel How do we always miss each other?? Nice job! 1mon
  •   annaelyse @lauren_varel I know! I hate that! The next race I'm running is rock the pkwy-you running that? We WILL meet up eventually! So proud of you ! 1mon
  •   lauren_varel I don't know if I'm running that one yet - I'm running the Big Sur 21 miler a week or two after 1mon
  •   annaelyse @shelleywink lady-YOU are amazing! It was COLD out there!! They should have given the volunteers & spectators medals too! 1mon
  •   faesoul I love you! 1w

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annaelyse as your love
in wave after wave
crashes over me
2mon

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annaelyse "the cure for anything is saltwater..." isak denison 2mon
  •   dsven85 It's so lovely!! Hope you're having a blast! 2mon
  •   maddie_whyte What I would give to be sitting on the beach.. 2mon
  •   william.richard Mmm, good quote 2mon

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annaelyse Beautiful day for crushing my PR by 4 minutes and finally running a SUB 2 half!!!! @KCMarathon you were good to me! 2mon

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annaelyse leawood, you minx. 3mon
  •   jaminato Are you on the trail? Isn't it glorious? 3mon
  •   annaelyse I was! Nannied overnight - and was bummed I couldn't do a long run on the trolley trail. But, this! @jaminato 3mon

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annaelyse I harp on the suburbs a lot. This sunrise though. 3mon

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annaelyse 816 GOD's ride again. 3mon

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annaelyse This guy. Favorite. He set the bar sky high for men in my life (sorry I'm not sorry). Today he marries his dream girl. Of all the things I'm proud of him for - choosing Jessica is top of the list. 4mon

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annaelyse 'Search for peace & work to maintain it' #nmos14 #kc 4mon

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annaelyse all I wanted all summer was to sit at the lake. what a sweet, sweet day with @kimmer67 & @royalzach. 5mon
  •   kimmer67 What a sweet day. Glad to share it with you. 5mon

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annaelyse s u m m e r 6mon
  •   carieddy Ya gotta tag this with dssummer. It's perfect. 6mon
  •   kimmer67 So perfect. 6mon
  •   lauramarieokc Tell Dad he did a good job cutting those back. :) 6mon

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annaelyse 108 sun salutations later. happy Solstice friends. 6mon

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annaelyse who knew all it would take was pouring rain and a few hills to set a new PR?!? @hospitalhillrun you were good to me! 7mon

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annaelyse Logan Circle studying. DC makes my I-want-to-walk-everywhere-and-always-be-outside heart happy. 7mon

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