Friends let friends chew on their sheepskin coats.
Leaving for the road in THREE DAYS. Feelings are as follows = 1/4 excited to be back traveling. My suitcase was getting too dusty. 1/4 relieved I won’t have to wait until Christmas to eat Irish fish n’ chips, chocolate, tea and the Lord’s bread (Brennan’s! 🍞). 1/2 terrified that I have no idea how to travel with a baby and 💯percent sure I’ll never sleep again. So yeah. You could say it’s complicated. 💁🏽♀️
Cutie sister with cutie son. Wut. 😍
When you tell your grandpa that you miss the Sunday comics from the Minneapolis @startribune and he sends you a month’s worth. ✨
Girls weekend is in full swing. Sisters and a mom who double as best friends? Yes please. 💛👯♀️👯♀️
Successful new album launch day = donuts for lunch! ✨🙌🏼🍩 // SO proud of my husband and the band. My mom asked me today how Chris was feeling about everything and I paused a moment before answering “peaceful.” I know this peace comes from being faithful to the word and art Jesus placed on his heart (and the rest of the bands hearts!) as he was writing this album. Because of that deep-rooted security, I knew no matter if people loved the new record today or not he’d be fine— resting in the knowledge that he had been obedient to the word God put on his heart. Which is why I’m proud to be his wife— today and every day. Love you babe! Happy release day! (Oh yeah! Go listen to Good News!)
Thursday night vibes. Answering emails and media planning don’t have to be stressful 😜✌🏻✨(update: actually I’m just on Pinterest now so 😜🤷🏻♀️)
2016 ended for me feeling confused and unsure about where I fit in with Christian culture in America. I know, because you reached out and told me so, that a lot of you all did too. This last year has been one of wrestling for me as I sometimes cringe when I tell people that yes, I’m Christian. Not because I’m ashamed to believe in Jesus, but because of the cultural stigma that comes with it, and the values it’s become synonymous with— ones that I often don’t hold myself. I’ve been so grateful to have my husband and my @rendcollective family to wrestle through these confusing times with. I feel like they wrote this upcoming album ‘GOOD NEWS’ for me. Like they went after all of us who feel a little lost in the baggage of what it means to be a “Christian”. The album comes out tomorrow but until then, you can click the link in my bio for the heart behind the album. This short film is BRILLIANT.
Today wasn’t as warm as it looked. Definitely feeling a little stir crazy.... 😳😳😳 also last night I suggested to Chris we should play Scrabble after we realized that we’ve watched everything on Netflix already. We decided playing one-on-one scrabble was still more boring than watching Office reruns. 🤦🏻♀️Anyone wanna come over and entertain us?! 😜😅 - sincerely, Bored In Nashville
When you’re from Minnesota and a snowy, coat bundled up walk sound like the perfect conditions for nap time! ❄️
Danny doesn’t know it yet, but we’re 💯 percent getting our boots on and going for a morning walk. #snow ❄️
This is a picture of me feeling like a boss because even though I haven’t showered, have only eaten a banana and some coffee, I finally feel like I’m getting this Mom thing down. Which basically means even though my four-month old is fighting his second nap for today, I’m really learning to let go. And that, is a victory my friends 😜 wish I had learned a little more of this before baby. Ah well! 🤷🏽♀️✨
Growing up my mom always seem to have an herbal remedy for everything— garlic compresses for ear infections, chewing mint leaves for clarity, and of course a steady diet of green and black tea for digestion. Growing up in a city in Central Asia that didn’t have great medical facilities, we learned to overcome a lot of ailments on our own. As a child I took it for granted, but now as an adult I’m slightly in awe of the remedies available in nature. For all of you who have asked about this book, it’s called The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody— it’s the same one my mom used growing up and is keeping me company for the last 20 minutes before Danny wakes up!
Snow day ✌🏻— gonna spend today making perogis, drinking coffee and reading A Gentleman In Moscow (thanks @jess_sklba!) ❄️
I think my favorite part of being a parent so far is getting a front row seat to the wonder of someone else’s “firsts”.
Aaaannd that’s a wrap!
Today has been a DREAM. ✨ So grateful to get to partner with my Rend girls on this passion project! Ending day one of filming interviewing one of my all time favorite humans @maeganbreanne. Also shout out to the lovely @fleuriemusic for coming in and sharing her heart on art, vulnerability and confidence. Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!!
Soooo I did a thing. Thanks @ameliagrace85!!! 😘🙌🏼💇🏻♀️
Easy like Sunday....afternoon 😜🙈✨
Best kind of afternoon with this guy, work out followed by lunch and coffee. A real “you-know-you’re-almost-thirty-when” kind of a date haha! 😜🙈#webasic