nali + ri’s parents #roadtrippinghangs
I met my husband 19 years ago this spring. my coworker/best male friend thought we'd hit it off....but I was deep in a dysfunctional on again/off again relationship. I wasn't in the mind space to date anyone new. even a cute, super-friendly, funny, confident in a laid back way, guy. we talked about camping the first time we met: he'd camped the channel islands a couple of times and I had never camped before. I so wanted to do it. he called a few times to follow-up but again dysfunctional relationship was still a thing so it didn't happen. I had to invest a bit more time and energy into something clearly going nowhere because I wasn't ready to let go. attachment + suffering
17 years ago, I moved to downtown LA... and it was the final four. hellooooo lakers. 🏀🏀🏀my husband was best friends with my best friend. so we met after work for drinks. regularly. as we watched ALL the games. it was fun and casual. I had never met someone who adulted so well and made it look so easy. who was responsible but didn’t take himself or life too seriously. who effortlessly gave wholeheartedly. who embodied love. two years later we were married. I’m so thankful for the many opportunities life allows us to grow past our comfort level. #soulworksoulhealing#desertlife#notetoself#blackgirljoy
Today my husband @fourweekssupply took beautiful pictures for the kids graduating pre-k where my son attends school. I was lucky enough to be assistant to him and sneak in for a test shot ☺️ I’m so thankful for him and my lovely family ❤️ they make life SO GOOD.
making memories #raisingqueens#mywhy#roadtrippinghangs
6 years ago, we camped in this very desert. it was our first camping trip, a school camping trip.... and we were doing it with a 6 and 3 year old (literally on 3 yo's bday) in tow.😩it was soooooo difficult to entertain R in the desert with no wifi, the incredible winds that blew everything away - even tents, and limited food options... did I mention she was freshly potty-trained?...😱 but I fell in love.⛺️🌵
since that first trip, we've gone on 10 more camping trips and each trip I fall deeper in love. california is a beautiful state... but prohibitively expensive. camping is an incredible all-access pass to all that beauty at minimal cost. the experience of waking up with the sunrise and sitting outside with the stars at night is indescribable. I’m so thankful we can share this beauty with our kids. #soulworksoulhealing#desertlife#optoutside#familytrails