I went through Craig’s phone…

Okay so if you clicked on this post and you thought it was going to be all like “OMG HE WAS TEXTING ANOTHER GIRL!” Sorry to disappoint – I thought it was a catchy title.

Anyway, I did go through Craig’s phone and I found a TON of pictures I had never seen before!

That’s a WAY throwback – my Dad was still with us when that was taken. Even then we had to have farm equipment at the table!

Here we were on my birthday planting my flowers that have *somehow* survived the whole summer!

Here we are all cuddled up on the couch – I was probably still on maternity leave with Gannon! I don’t think we would all fit on the couch like that nowadays!

There I am with a sleepy little Gannon!

Here I am in my jammies rocking that *just rolled out of bed* look playing peek a boo with Gannon during breakfast.

Going through all of these pictures gives me a new perspective on motherhood. The Instagram influencers with their perfectly clothed and made up kids, smiling the perfect smiles have been getting me down lately. Their motherhood doesn’t look like my motherhood. Mine looks more like this:

And this:

And I love it. When I look at these pictures I see myself through my boys’ eyes. I see a mom who is having fun and enjoying the company of her tiny humans. I see a mom who cares more about making memories than getting likes. I’m so dang proud of her. I can tell she loves her boys.

When people want to know what kind of mom I am, I would so much rather show off these pictures than ones like this:

So in conclusion, I guess through finding the pictures on Craig’s phone, the quote “Enjoy the little things, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things” rings a little more true.

And to Craig, thank you for taking these pictures. I cherish them more than you’ll ever know. Also, you need to explain this *other* picture I found on your phone:



  1. Sally
    September 20, 2020 / 4:57 am

    What priceless photographs! Pictures of children with their parents are so special. When the children are older, it’s important for them to be able to look back at the photos and see the relationship you had with them. They have their memories too, of course, but to have photographic evidence is very comforting.

  2. brenda
    September 20, 2020 / 5:08 am

    i see a daddy and husband who is in love with his family. what a gift.

  3. Ellie
    September 20, 2020 / 1:24 pm

    What a wonderful family! A mom and dad who love their children and each other. These photos are treasure beyond price.. The “perfect” picture on Instagram aren’t the real family. Your photos sho the real thing and show the relationships that matter.

  4. Elle
    September 20, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    REAL life is so much more beautiful and loving than “posed” life.

    Thank you for sharing! Wishing ya’ll a fabulous day 🙂

  5. Kim
    September 20, 2020 / 6:51 pm

    The day to day of being a mom who loves her time with tiny humans, that is what Craig caught. I think the posed picture where your family is in blue jeans looks nice also, its not super dressy so it looks great also.
    Kudos to Craig for capturing those moments.

  6. Sophie
    September 21, 2020 / 9:37 pm

    Best post, EVER! ❤

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