o n e y e a r
hard to believe 364 days have come and gone since this incredible day where you became my husband
that being said, in those last 364 days I have somehow grown to love you even more than I did in those photos (if that’s even possible)
if they say the first year is the hardest, we’re in for a pretty incredible life time together.
happy first anniversary hubby.
I love you.
I know it’s not Transformation Tuesday, BUT after seeing the difference between photos, I had to share 🤩 One of the 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 decisions we ever made was to take control of our health 🙌🏻 Mike has crushed it and I couldn’t be more proud of him 💗 Never going back to our old ways 👊🏻
Whenever I’d see someone who looked really fit, I’d assume they had a big budget (to pay a trainer or go to a big fancy gym), and that they probably spent multiple hours at the gym every day.
Just sayin’.... I even assumed they had better genes than me... it came naturally to them. (Lucky them.) 🤚NOT. NECESSARY.🤚 It takes WAY less time than I thought, thank GOODNESS!! My favorite parts are a tie between spending time with my main squeeze and AFFORDABLE. This momma ain’t got time for the gym OR a personal trainer so this new program is the 🐝’s knees. #feelingreat *Fun fact
* we do this when the time is convenient for us. *There are no monthly fees for my "membership"
*I am able to choose from literally 100's of workouts! *I have 2 discount codes left that expire the end of the month. Make sure to snag 1! #discount#worksmarternotharder#fosterfamily#fostermom#firefighter#hothusband#partyof8#funfacts#hotfirefighters#oopshopehedoesntreadhashtags 🤭
You’re not too old to get fit, you just haven’t found your “why” 👴🏻 #HotHusband will be 51 in September. 👴🏻He has approximately 3 days off from work a month (A MONTH)
👴🏻His normal work day is approximately 14 hours long
👴🏻The second he comes home from work he dives right into helping with our 3 crazy sons
👴🏻He wakes up at 5:30 so he can train at 6am
👴🏻He’s currently finishing edits on the second text book (yes, TEXT BOOK) in the last year and a half and no, he doesn’t write text books for a living, he does this for FUN 🥴
👴🏻He manages to also make time for me (when??) and go to marriage counseling
He was mister fitness when we met and he’s really the reason I started lifting consistently (to spend time together). But, after our second child his priorities changed. He didn’t want me to help him with his workouts, he didn’t put any emphasis on his nutrition, and - as you can see on the left - he was slowly allowing his physique to slip.
You might say, “who cares, he’s a great guy/husband/father - give him a break!!”. I won’t pretend to tell you I was equally as attracted to him during this time - I married Mr. Fitness and, call me shallow but I’ve worked my ass off to maintain my physique and I’m more physically attracted to him when he’s in good shape. That doesn’t mean I don’t love and adore him at any shape - it just means there’s a WHOLE lot more lovin when he looks like he does on the right 🍆🍑👅😍 I expressed numerous times that I’d like him to put some size back on but it wasn’t my words that changed his mindset - it was the fact that our marriage was basically hanging on by a thread and we BOTH made concerted efforts to make DRASTIC changes in areas that we needed to.
He found his why - ME, OUR FAMILY, and OUR MARRIAGE. Now there’s a LOT more to this story but I don’t have the room to share it on this post but we all need a BIG reason to make a change in our lives. ❌Short term goals aren’t enough. ❌Motivation will absolutely fail you
❌Paying someone can't force you to do anything
You must allow your values to be SO clear and important to you that your goals are a non-negotiable.
Just a little throwback to last month- a great little getaway with my best friend❤️ ☀️
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Fun Fact: Joy essential oil used to be called "Love". It was formulated to raise the frequency of the environment (or person!) to that of a higher emotional state! Did you know that emotions have a vibration or a frequency? The spectrum ranges from deep Depression (a low frequency- which is why people say someone had a "harsh vibe" or "low vibe"- it's actually true that the energy the emotion of Depression produces is a very low energy!) to the highest frequency emotions, which are Joy, Peace, and Love! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Joy is great, combining the naturally high frequencies of Bergamot, Geranium, and Rose to raise your emotional frequency up the spectrum <3 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's great for the emotions of:
Gosh I married a hottie.🔥😍💯
Of course this isn’t a new realization for me almost 10 years in or anything- sometimes it just needs to be documented & celebrated on social media.❤️Love you babes! #gettingitdonemom#hothusband
My sweet husband left for AirForce basic training today. Never knew I could be so sad & proud at the same time! I took a lot of things for granted having him around...not excited to have to open my own doors & take the trash out. Good luck Adam! See you soon.
Enjoy my sappy video 😢❤️ #basicmilitarytraining#usairforce#hothusband
Babe, you’re THIRTY?! Kind of feels surreal but I’m so proud of all you’ve done. You’re our favorite and I’m thankful for who you are and the way you lead our family. Also, you look dang good ALL THE TIME 😍 Happy birthday, best friend. I love you! ❤️ #happybirthday#thirty#hothusband
Forever muse / aka husband @peffleyeric accidentally #streetstyling in Paris 🥖 Side note - I’ve probably taken over 14,000 photos of him in the last 13 years and I don’t think he even notices the camera anymore which makes it even more fun to shoot him. And to make it a proper #ootdmens street style post - he’s wearing his signature @tommyjohnwear pants, jacket vintage from the Paris Flea, shoes @reef (who knew the beach shoe of my Florida teen years made a good looking and comfy boot that survived all 75.1 miles walking the streets of Paris and London), scarf vintage @pineapplemamavintage and of course @garrettleight sunnies. 😍😍😍😍💁🏼♀️ 👯♀️🔥🔥👩🏼🎨
talk about low quality photo - high quality memories 😂
but my baby finally had the hilariously fun birthday celebration he deserves🎉🥳🎉
I love you forever and ever. Here’s to 32 being your best year yet🍻
8 3925 February, 2020
The most simple surprises make the best gifts! This guy showed up unexpectedly at work today and made my day! 💛 #hothusband#besthusband
2 10225 February, 2020
This perfectly captures the evolution of how all of our renovations tend to go:
Picture 1- ok this will be cute
Picture 2- lawd help us, we tired
Picture 3- rolled back on a box cutter and as I went to catch myself my hand snagged on a screw 🙄😵 (Which reminds me, I’m way past due for a tetanus shot)
The office is almost complete, we still need to do punch list items (how come that list never seems to get any shorter🤯🤔), wall paper the drop ceiling, add new light fixtures and of course- the FUN PART: decorate! .
Hunter: Mommy I made you this heart from the blocks because I love you so much...
Mommy: (heart melting) thank you sweetheart 😭💜
***TEN MINUTES LATER***
Daddy: That’s a great heart you built who’s it for?
Hunter: For everyone because I love everyone!
...so much for being special to him 🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤣 #brokenhearted .
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever come out of your toddler’s mouth? 🤣🤭
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love 🥳 My tri geek, Oakley loving, Mr Christmas, costume party enthusiast & beach boy of a husbo. And my baby Daddy! Cub and I love you to infinity & beyond 😘⚓️♥️🤰🏼
5 4824 February, 2020
Aloha Kauai! Didn’t take a whole lot of pics on this trip because I have been in the moment. We spent the last few days at one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever been too. Here are the few people pics I took for now and hope to take more tonight for our last night. Most of them are of Helman bc he is so pretty.
Let’s go MONDAY! 🙌🏻 These two are my motivation everyday. Seeing how happy Orrin is every morning is so amazing! What an important lesson this little man has taught me already! 😁😁
👇🏼👇🏼What are some of your goals for this week??? Let’s crush them! 💕
My new mommas or full time moms, try to find sometime to put on a lil makeup, do your hair or get out of your PJs for the day! Promise it will make you feel great!
25 17024 February, 2020
Happy birthday to be best friend, my love, my whole heart, my husband, my future baby daddy 💛 so grateful to share my life with a God fearing, gentle, kind, hard working man. Marrying you was fun, it’s even more fun building our home together 🥰 I appreciate you for working so hard and making our dream home come alive 😍 praying for all the blessings to rain down on you because you deserve it more than anyone in this world. I love you 💛
55 5,65113 February, 2020
My two birthday dates making me feel so special today 🥰 I love these two more than I can put into words! Also, my baby’s daddy tho 😍 Thank you so much for all the kind messages!!! 🤍 We love you all + couldn’t be more grateful for your support of our little family!
11 years ago I was $10,000 in debt, had the worst credit and no car. A job that paid peanuts and I was a single mom to a newborn baby living with my grandmother.
Sounds just like the fairytale I always wanted.....not!
I need to say this out loud because I meet tons of people that did not know me 11 years ago, and would have no reason to believe that THAT was my life then, because it’s not the life I have now, and maybe I’m lucky.
But I am far from lucky...this lifestyle shift was not by pure mischance.
I was disciplined.
I had desire.
I grew respect beyond measure for myself.
I saw opportunity everywhere and had the knowledge to react. And if I didn’t have the knowledge, I learned.
The only thing I feel lucky to have is my daughter, my ‘BIG WHY’ that got me started. My sweet sweet granny who carried me through my lowest and my babe of a husband to share life with at my highest.