ashleegadd Co-working in Ev's bed this morning 🏼 1h

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ashleegadd Every year we take family pictures and every year I ask for photos of just the two of us. I like the reminder that our marriage is a separate entity, a force to be reckoned with. For five minutes, we tuned out the sound of kids crying and kept our eyes mostly on each other, purposefully and intentionally because even though we don’t always practice this perfectly, we want our kids to see Us.

This was the year we became parents of two and it's been damn hard and exhausting as hell. Some days the pressure and tension in this house could blow up the moon. But even on those days, somehow—by the grace of God—we find our way back.

And this is why I always ask for photos of just Brett and I. Because in twenty years, when we look back at these pictures, I will be glad that we stopped for five minutes to remember Us. #ourromanceandadventure @leebrownphotos #ontheblog
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  •   stinearneberg Beautiful spoken 23h
  •   itsbeckerstyle Yes indeed 23h
  •   aprilhoss Love this very much! 23h
  •   xiogseliga I absolutely loved this post. It spoke so loudly to where I am today. Thank you!! And p.s. the pictures are so stunning! 23h
  •   hermoon.herstars Amen! 22h
  •   karaskitchen You're such an inspiration. Thank you for always bringing US back... and reminding us to rely on God's great unending grace. You guys are a beautiful couple. 22h
  •   britt_p_anderson Beautiful! The pic and the words. You're amazing! 19h
  •   camp_patton Gorgeous!!!!! 3h

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ashleegadd Worth staying out past bedtime. 🏼 3d

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ashleegadd We took pictures until the sun went down and m&m bribes stopped working. Thanks for putting up with us, @leebrownphotos 3d

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ashleegadd Taking our annual family photos tonight. We scheduled the shoot right at bedtime to ensure complete success If all else fails, at least I got to dress up and feel pretty for a few hours 🏻 3d

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ashleegadd Every day I remind Everett to be gentle. "Carson's just a baby!" I say. And then he climbs all over him, and Carson laughs hysterically, and I guess the joke's on me. #brothers 4d

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ashleegadd That sunlight ️ One of the best parts about living in California is the weather. We can play outside comfortably 80% of the year, whether we're jumping on trampolines or climbing trees. #WhoisYourRealtor #sp @carealtors 5d

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ashleegadd This is Tyler. She was the first baby in my group of friends in Sacramento. I still remember the day her momma told me she was pregnant and I screamed in the middle of Shady Lady. Last night Tyler held Carson and told me she could start babysitting when she is 6 or 7. She told me she would feed him and burp him and give him applesauce. And then she said she would use the oven to heat the bottle because she didn't know how to work the bottle warmer, which is ironic because the first time Brett and I babysat Tyler, we put her bottle in the microwave and it melted #fullcircle 5d

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ashleegadd Looking for fish 6d

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ashleegadd Dinner prep with @blueapron 🏼 7d

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ashleegadd Found big brother's slinky. His life has never been so complete. 1w

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ashleegadd "I want my kids to be self-sufficient, to be free thinkers. I want them to work hard, to have their own families, to grow up to be functioning people of society who—dare I dream—somehow make the world a better place. I want them to feel safe and secure and confident in knowing that I love them and would never abandon them in an hour of need, whether they’re three years old or thirty.

Isn’t that the whole point of this parenting gig? We want to raise our children to be independent adults, but to also never forget that we will always be here for them if and when they need help." .....read the rest on Coffee + Crumbs today. Link in profile.
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ashleegadd Busted out the teething necklace today and Carson was like WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! 🏼 2w

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ashleegadd Post-dinner sunshine stroll. Vitamin D & fresh air before bedtime is always a good idea 🏼 2w

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ashleegadd Somebody turned three and completely stopped napping (!) Luckily I can still count on this cutie. 🏼 2w

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ashleegadd Teething baby PSA: we have tried almost every teething toy on the planet, but nothing compares to the ZoLi gummy sticks. You can get them on Amazon, two for $10. Worth every penny. Link temporarily in profile 🏼 #zoli 2w

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ashleegadd My insta feed is too good to keep to myself. For overall laughs and amusement 🏼 @camppatton & @katejbaer. For wanderlust 🏼 @cestchristine. For motherhood and joy 🏼 @alesyazubik. #followfriday #pinkedition 3w

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ashleegadd Shhhh. NOBODY MOVE. Anyone else running on 5 hours of sleep today? 🏻 3w

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ashleegadd If you're wondering how many boys fit comfortably in the bathtub, the answer is four. 3w

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ashleegadd I've lived in California my entire life. ️While the sunshine and beaches are definitely worth the hype, my favorite part about living here is the food. We grow the best food in California. Can't wait to spend this summer at the farmer's market, food truck festivals, and u-pick berry farms. #WhoisYourRealtor #sp @carealtors 3w
  •   angelineevans It seriously does. The food is one of the biggest things we miss about CA (after family and friends). FL just can't compare. 3w
  •   mitziegadd Good haul, Evie! 3w
  •   littlecraigclan Yes!! I always feel a rush of pride when a huge farm truck rumbles by with its haul and I think of where in the world that food could be headed :) It's one of my favorite things about living in the Central Valley! 3w

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