Friday Favorites: Birthday Edition

Happy Friday! 
I'm linking up today with one of my bests, Caroline at Caffeinated Chaos. She's one of the most joyful, loyal, encouraging women I know. I'm blessed to call her my friend. And when she asked me to do a collab with her- I wanted to jump right in! But I do still want to continue "Fellowship Friday." So those posts will be shared the first Friday of every month. And the other Fridays- I'm sharing my favorites with you.

My whole life, I've had the privilege of sharing my birthday week with my dad + best friend. We celebrated his day this past Wednesday. He's always given me a balanced dose of accountability and grace. And watching him evolve into "Papa" over the last 3.5 years has been something extra special. He loves his babies so much. He is a true man of God and lives by his mama's saying: "Love multiplies, it doesn't divide." Happy Birthday, daddy!

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I refer to her instagram posts a lot. I can't say it enough...I love Jordan, the author behind Soul Scripts. (It doesn't hurt that she's an IU alum either) Please follow her and allow her encouragement to fill your cup. 

When your best friend asks you if she can feature your family to help market Paper Source's Holiday collection, you don't say no. That's her and her husband linked above. Aren't they stunning? 
I'm not sure how long they'll be posted, so I went ahead and took some screen shots:)
What an honor! (I have a secret addiction to Paper Source anyways- so this isn't helping)

Today we remember the strength of America.
I'm eternally grateful to all the men and women who have served our country and their spouses. I'm so proud to be married to a soldier. God bless America!

This photo was taken yesterday evening, my last night in my 20's. What an awesome decade it's been! 

Meeting life-long friends with beautiful souls
Marrying the love of my life
Starting my first real career
Losing my first real career
Falling in love with Ryan all over again
Then falling in love with Christ all over again
Learning a new career and finding joy in it every day
Experiencing the miracle of becoming a mom with my first born
Witnessing the miracle of multiplied love with my second born

The next decade is filled with blank pages and I'm looking forward to bringing pen to paper with this little family of mine. Here's to thirty!

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