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  Posted: Sep 9, 2012 7:52 PM
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Puke buckets. Nearly everyone was seasick on our 28hr sail back from the Western Province, including Ryan, Levi, and Judah sick for two nights and a day in between. Lost count how many times I got puked on and how many vomit buckets I cleaned out. Four loads of pukey sheets, towels, and clothes. Not pretty but not bad enough to ruin our incredible time here. :) Fly back to Australia tomorrow morning. Always feels good to be on the way home. #pngoutreach

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User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 16, 2017 10:38 PM (UTC)
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Last week we were in Arkansas (or β€˜Arkenstyle’ as Judah somehow picked up πŸ˜‚), and it was a dream come true to see @amberchaines and @sethhaines and finally introduce Ryan and the kids to them, letting our families mergeβ€”seven little boys!β€”while also getting to spend time with John and Jane Ray. 😍 What a gift this family of God is that we all belong to. I’m so grateful to @jenni_burke for connecting us on the first #tuscanywritersretreat. Our lives are richer because of these beautiful friendships. Amber and her crew are most definitely my people and our *whole family* misses them already. πŸ’›πŸ˜­πŸ˜˜
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 12, 2017 12:24 AM (UTC)
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Old friends in new places. πŸ‘Œ Dear Claypools, we love you. 😘 And dear NW Arkansas, we love you too. πŸ’› #arkansas #bentonville #fayetteville #ywamtownville
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)
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I would rather be out exploring the Ozarks with @amandamichelleclaypool and Justin or @amberchaines and @sethhaines but since I have to work on edits I’m pretty thankful for today’s office: a covered porch on a brisk November morning in Arkansas. Who knew this amazing little corner of the world exists? Apparently the Claypool and the Haines families. Spectacular. πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸπŸ’›βœ¨
#november #autumnisunderrated #nwarkansas #amwriting #hopewriters #amediting
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 7, 2017 2:25 AM (UTC)
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A lot of firsts on this trip. πŸπŸ’›πŸ˜ #grateful
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 4, 2017 10:55 PM (UTC)
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The boys have been begging for a visit to the snow for almost a year now. Last week in Oregon we made it happen on my 40th birthday! πŸ™Œ Levi has played in the snow once at 11 months old, but this was the first time in memory for them. Lots of fun on a beautiful sunny day! β™₯️
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Nov 2, 2017 6:24 PM (UTC)
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Well, hi there. πŸ‘‹ Miss me? I’ve missed you. πŸ’› I got crazy-awful-sick, then went to a family memorial service overseas, and pulled the kids out of school to leave for an international trip for two months with our family with two weeks’ notice to organize it all. Things have been… full. πŸ˜‰ Thankfully they are starting to normalize a little now. πŸ˜… BUT, check this out: I got some new glasses for computer work. Im lucky to have near perfect vision but turns out when you write a book and stare at a screen all day, every day, eye strain is a THING and can cause some massive headaches (migraines) and neck pain. 😩 Who knew? I *wish* I had found these (non prescription) blue light filter glasses sooner. Which do you like best? πŸ‘“πŸ‘“ And would you like to own some because @baxterblue_ is *giving* one of YOU one! πŸ™Œ I’ll put the rules of entry below. Oh, and also, I took these photos a few weeks ago at home when I *meant* to post this giveaway. I’ve since landed in the States and lopped all my hair off. πŸ˜³πŸ’‡πŸ» I’ll show you… but that will have to wait for another post. 😘
RULES FOR ENTRY to win a pair of blue light filter glasses:
1. Follow me and @baxterblue_ on instagram.
2. Comment below with which pair you like better: #1 or #2.
1. Find this same giveaway post on facebook (my page is and β€˜like’ Baxter Blue’s page (which is tagged there on the post!).
2. Tag a friend in the comments below and tell us which city and state/territory you live in.
This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by Instagram. #computerwork #bluelightglasses #eyestrain #baxterblue #sydneymums #wahm #mompreneur #blogger #momblogger #mummyblogger #amwriting #entrepreneur #glasses #eyehealth #writerlife #writersofinstagram
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:35 PM (UTC)
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Surprise! We’re in America! The last three weeks have been totally Ridiculous, capital β€˜R.’ We have all had (what felt like) the death flu for 10 days each, staggered. (So really, it was more like a three week flu.) We had 12-15 extra 20-year-olds staying in our house on any given day, and we decided to pull the kids out of school and take a two month long overseas trip with two weeks to prepare (while I was navigating said death flu and migraines). Oh, and figure out my how to pack for five in as little luggage as possible for 90 degree weather in Cali and winter in Norway. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™„ Oh, and Micah also cut four molars and two other teeth during that same period of insanity. πŸ˜©πŸ€£πŸ™ƒ It’s been an absolute hilarious laugh-or-you’ll-cry circus. But then there’s this: Today we are enjoying Disneyland compliments of a Disney-employed friend, my parents and brother are here, and the entire McIntosh family is about to gather in two days for the first time in around 25 years. To say this whole thing caught us by surprise is a huge understatement but we are amazed and blessed that so many things fell into place at just the right time. We’ll be traveling all over the States to fundraise and recruit until Dec 2 and then we’re headed for a work trip to Europe for 2.5 weeks and home with four days to spare before Christmas. We’ll be working on the road (trying to) and homeschooling and trying to take advantage of our travels to also sightsee and create memories as we go. It’s all happening all at once and we are all full of gratitude for our wild, wonderful, Ridiculous life. πŸ˜… Hashtag, crazy. Hashtag, blessed.
And to kick it all off: The Happiest Place on Earth!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ¦„πŸ¦‹ #bookersbigadventure
"Peace heart, be still." Maybe you need this message today, too, friend? // It's school holidays at the moment and all three kids have had a few sick days. πŸ™ My friend @rachelswansonofficial just released this coloring devotionalβ€”Big and Little Coloring Devotionalβ€”and it's perfect. 😍 Like, actually perfect. πŸ‘Œ The pages lay flat so you can easily color together (no bumping elbows) and each day has a short devotional to meditate on while you color. Love this one full of rainbows: "The rainbow is a sign of God's faithfulness... Peace heart, be still."
#bigandlittlecoloringdevotional #mindfulness #lifewithlittles #sydneykids #coloringdevotional
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 29, 2017 10:31 AM (UTC)
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"I'm not really really tired, mom." / "Okay babe. Why don't you just have a quiet time on my bed and see what happens. Maybe close your eyes if you start to feel a little tired." πŸ˜΄πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ #schoolholidays #sydneykids #almostsix
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 22, 2017 10:37 AM (UTC)
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I can't help it. He's made me a dog person. Or at least... a Frankie person. 😍 (Also: swipe for a giggle. πŸ˜‚) #frankiebooker #amstafflove #americanstaffordshire #airborne
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 18, 2017 8:13 AM (UTC)
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Two weeks shy of six. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œβš‘οΈ The most adorable part of this (to me) is that Levi would put together an outfit like this purposefully. For Judah, this is just happy, wonderful, happenstance. Gosh, I adore this kid. πŸ’›
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 16, 2017 3:17 AM (UTC)
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Tiny baby bums in the air during nap time. It will never get old to me. 😍
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 14, 2017 12:37 AM (UTC)
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When your coffee mug looks like your neighborhood you know you are growing in your theology of place. Also: keep it full.
β˜•οΈβœ”οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»βœοΈβœ‚οΈπŸ“–#amediting #amwriting #hopewriters #gracelikescarlett
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 13, 2017 12:40 PM (UTC)
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"Mom, can I take your picture?"
πŸ“·: Judah (He specifically asked me to crouch down for the shot, too.) // I always say yes when they ask. After all, it's usually the other way around so I should extend the same courtesy I hope for, right? Besides, you might end up with a keeper every now and then. Also: street art = 😍 forever and ever, amen.
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 10, 2017 5:16 AM (UTC)
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User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 5, 2017 1:23 PM (UTC)
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When I wake up he will be one. It doesn't happen often, but I'm lost for words. My heart (and eyes) are full to overflowing. πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ’›
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 3, 2017 1:27 PM (UTC)
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We went on a day trip and actually remembered the selfie stick. #miracleshappen πŸ™Œ More importantly, we celebrated this wonderful man today. Happy Father's Day, darling. You are nothing short of amazing and we adore you @ryanbooker74. 😍β™₯️😘 Also: Micah trying to escape. πŸ˜‚
#sydneykids #bookerbrothers #ywamfamily
User Image adrielbooker Posted: Sep 2, 2017 2:31 AM (UTC)
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"Hi. I'm almost one. Mum still thinks I'm the cutest baby everrrrr."