Инстаграм @kailawrenphotography Kaila Wren
This week has been filled with doctor & ER visits for my little man. He finally got one of the nasty bugs going around AND a bad ear infection. As I sat in the ER waiting room staring down at him last night I was overcome with amazement at my little boy. Growing up, when I pictured my future family, I never imagined having a son. I would see little boys and it terrified me to think of ever having one. Too high energy, too busy, too extra haha!! How could I ever keep up with that?! Fast forward a few years, here I am with a 3 year old son and my guy is all of those things (plus a few extras). But you know what, I love how crazy he can get, how he keeps me laughing, running and somewhat terrified at all times. I love that my family isn’t exactly what I thought it would look like as a child. My sweet guy stole my heart the moment I saw him ❤️ So grateful to be his momma.
So, I don’t really believe in soulmates. That people have one perfect person that they are destined to be with...except for maybe for Joel & Janna. They have to be two of the most connected people I’ve ever met. We only spent an hour together but it was evident the kind of love they had for each other after only a few minutes and I am so grateful they shared a little of their little love story with me. I love love love love 🥰
Dear Friday, I am so glad we are back together. I’m sorry you had to see me with Mon-Thurs, but I swear I was thinking of you the whole time. ❤️
It’s officially that time of year when other girls look cute in their flannels and I look like I lost my axe...
Let's run away together, Away from city lights, Where no one knows our names yet, And we can see the stars at night, We'll camp out in the open, Warming cold skin by the fire, Tell each other hopes and dreams, And all of our desires, We'll own nothing more than we need, Watch sunrise colour the sky, Learn what we're really here for, Away from society's eyes, This journey will be scary, But we'll leave without a plan, And I know it will be alright, As long as you're holding my hand.
This past Friday I was lucky enough to be a part of these beautiful human’s day as a second shooter. Their wedding was nothing short of amazing! It was a day filled with laughter, delicious food (thanks for the chicken nugget Martha!) and happy happy tears. They were strangers to me in the morning and had me hoping their family would adopt me in by the end.
So in love with skin!!! Not in an Ed Gein kinda way...but in a PLEASE-let-me-photograph-it kinda way.
Life isn’t about the moments that take your breath away. That’s asthma. You’re thinking of asthma.
“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” ― Louis de Bernières, Corelli's Mandolin
Playing games with your love in the sunshine. On a beach. Drinking beer. Listening to your favorite tunes. Does it get any better?
Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, someone marks before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second.
Back from @cabinfeverretreat and finally starting to feel human again. I caught a cold days before leaving and pretty sure I spent half the trip coughing up my lungs (sorry roomies!) and sucking back all the halls Tofino had to offer. I’m not entirely sure how I managed to survive all 4 days, but I did, and have 7000 photos to show for it. So hit me up in about 10 years when I finally manage to look, cull and edit them all hahahaha. But seriously.
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage, the little things are the big things… It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the crowd. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capicity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner. It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.
Shoutout to all the girls out there trying to love themselves in a world that’s constantly telling them not to.
Anyone else ready for it to be Friday? 🙋🏻♀️ I woke up sick (thanks kids!) and just can’t bring myself to adult today. Luckily, I have a good man that’s out in the world bringing me home DayQuil and a Booster Juice. That’s love. • • • #ADVENTUROUSSTORYTELLERS #adventourouslovestories #emotionoverperfection #belovedstories #firstandlasts #loveauthentic #theradinlove #RADSTORYTELLERS #radlovestories #goldenlovestories #LoveInThePNW #couplescollective #authenticlovemag #WILDROOTCOLLECTIVE #LOVEANDWILDHEARTS #loversofthelight_ #dirtybootsmessyhair #muchlove_ig #shootandshare #wildhairandhappyhearts #wildheartswander