Happy Friday ya’ll!! I’m soo excited that it’s Friday and so I can’t honestly think of a better way to start this particular day and this weekend than sharing this incredibly family with ya’ll! Have you meet the Boyce’s yet?! More importantly (sorry Ryan) have you met Christina yet?!
Christina is a feisty, keepin it real mama who loves to inspire other mamas! She is a force and someone who many are blessed to connect with and are inspired by every day! Isn’t it amazing how social media can reach right into our hearts and connect us with people we never would have met otherwise? Isn’t it amazing how someone so far away can truly just “get us” and lift us up and give us hope?! Christina does that on a daily basis just by being her self, just by talking about her life with 4 children and trying to keep it all together!
Our stories have real power! When we can be vulnerable we can do truly miraculous things and Christina and her family are living proof of that!
Please check out her stories. If you aren’t touched or moved in some way, you will at least get a wonderful belly laugh!
We met at the Boyce’s new home in Virginia Beach when I made my trip home at the beginning of the month! You see, I met Christina a while back when I was starting to branch out and start my journey into the Motherhood Journals. Christina and I instantly bonded over these brave connection that mothers should have with one another! We also didn’t realize just how connected we truly were to each other in terms of people we knew, our faith, our outlook on life and so many other funny little coincidences!
Our friendship has continued strong even through this move my family has made and to me that means so much more!
I adore her family and I loved seeing them in this new house! I love that the Boyce’s embrace life for everything it has to offer! They absolutely understand this motto of “real is better than perfect”~! They are a bunch of crazies that come together to form this perfection that is uniquely their own! Their house is full of wild noise that when it comes together it forms this beautiful cacophony of sweet childhood melody! If you close your eyes and listen, you can just hear the magic stirring! You can feel the memories being created and see the neverland dirt being stirred in a swirl of light and twinkling fairy dust! I just want to breathe it in… along with the pumpkin spice candles and homemade baked goods!
Their house is the house of every child’s perfect dream home!
It’s not just 4 beautiful walls that are beautifully decorated. It’s a house that has been made into a home with heart!
We played all morning long and spent most of the time upstairs in Christina and Ryan’s bedroom playing tickle Ireland! I think the boys had the most fun with that! I played a lot of peek a boo and floor monster (Ireland likes floor monster the best!)
I always enjoy my time with them and I always have more images that I want to run a roaring laughing commentary on~! For now… here are some of my favorites, with just a few jokes and commentary!
Ireland is my soul mate ya’ll!!!
Ok, so this is great! We decided as adults, to sneak upstairs and try for some couple photos! It’s so rare that parents take any photos of just themselves after having little ones!
But then… Miss sass-a-frass just couldn’t handle that! If you really do follow Christina, you know that Ireland is always trying to steal her husband!! It’s a running joke!
And of course, as mama’s that just makes us laugh (but also hurts our hearts a little too) so we have to snuggle! And these are some of my favorite images of the whole day!
So we popped downstairs to finish up, and I grabbed a pancake! Because I mean… when in Rome! We thought we might be able to sneak in some cute kitchen couple photos… and once again… hahahah
I love Ryan’s expressions!! They absolutely make the images!
I’m so beyond blessed to call this amazing family friends! Thank you for allowing me into your home and into your hearts! Thank you for trusting me with such priceless adventures and memories to capture!
I can’t wait to actually SEE ya’ll again and give you the biggest hugs!
You guys rock!
By the way… at that point, the kids were relaxing and Christina and I decided to head off to Target for a coffee and some grocery shopping (for her, not me, I was on vacation!) Photography and coffee is just the best. And Ireland shared a pancake with me so pretty much… BEST. DAY. EVER!
Don’t hate ya’ll!