Our Family of FIVE!

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We recently had family portraits taken and I LOVE how they turned out!  So today I’m sharing some of them with you. For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that originally I didn’t share pictures of my family. You only got to see my kids sometimes. My personal friends and family could see them on Facebook, but I didn’t share them publicly. So today I’ve been including pictures of my hubby and my three kids. I feel like those of you who read this blog are my friends. It felt weird not to share such a huge part of my life with you! 

There are tons of other great pictures too but I won’t bore you with any more. I’m so glad we did these photos! The kids were at a great age and cooperated really well. Of course we have lots of shots with people looking the wrong way or having funny expressions. But that’s so to be expected with any group photos! For me, I really wanted these family pictures because my hubby spend so much time being behind the camera. It is wonderful to actually be in pictures with our family. 

So today you get to officially “meet” my family! 

20160928-1x0a0301There is no supermom,really–that whole supermom who has everything together is just a fallacy. There are real moms. Real , authentic moms who admit that they don’t have it all together but keep on fighting. Scared and tired moms who keep fighting. Moms who are overwhelmed by keeping up with little’s all day long. Moms like you and me who sometimes feel lost in a world of outward accomplishments. Before I had my first born (my daughter), when I thought about motherhood, I thought of breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, and diapers. While those things are obviously a huge part of mothering, they are merely physical aspects. What took me by surprise is the way I feel when I just sit and stare at her playing across the room, or when I tell her ” Good job, sweetheart’ when she accomplishes yet another task she tried so hard to conquer. Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around.

Motherhood has its challenges, but it also has its joys. I was so blessed to get these three right here. I’m feeling like the luckiest girl in the world, I love this family of mine so much I could cry. My kids saved me in their own way and they keep me on track, everything I do, I do for them. They are what keeps me going, the reason I work so hard, the reason I wake up everyday. I would be lost without this family of mine. 

I hope you enjoyed this look at my family! I know I’m excited to finally share them with you.

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777Aren’t they the cutest kids ever?! OK, I’m a little biased… but this is my absolute favorite picture ever taken  of these three! 

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20160928-1x0a0368Well, maybe this one’s close second44

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  1. November 16, 2016 / 10:15 AM

    Awww what a great write up about family. Good to know that I am not the only one who tears up for joy just watching the kids. Your family picture is magazine perfect. I don’t know how you did it but I must say bravo for getting all the kids looking perfect in the pictures. Beautiful family you have my friend!

  2. November 16, 2016 / 11:02 AM

    You have beautiful family Len :-)Such photos are wonderful souvenirs 🙂

  3. November 16, 2016 / 1:02 PM

    Beautiful family you have…congrats!

  4. November 16, 2016 / 2:39 PM

    Aww what an amazing family! You are so lucky ! Love all these pictures, and I’m agree with you!
    I wish you an amazing day babe 🙂
    Love Erica
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  5. November 16, 2016 / 3:43 PM

    Omg you guys look so beautiful

  6. November 16, 2016 / 4:53 PM

    You have such a beautiful family, dear!
    Love these photos. You all look incredible stunning!
    Thanks for sharing this with us, so sweet!
    Xx, Raysa

  7. Tiffany
    November 16, 2016 / 5:03 PM

    Hi sweet Len! Absolutely beautiful portraits! You captured the blessing of family perfectly! Pray you are having a wonderful day! Love u much!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

  8. November 16, 2016 / 5:35 PM

    Hi Len, what a beautiful family you have my dear. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and giving us an insight into your life.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  9. November 16, 2016 / 6:52 PM

    I totally understand you about not sharing pictures of your family, but I am glad that you did, because it’s such a beautiful family! Your kids are so cute., so gorgeous! They have such a happy expression, this is so right that you say this is the reason you wake up for, kids and a family are a blessing! Fantastic pictures, really! Hope you are having a nice week!
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  10. November 16, 2016 / 8:59 PM

    You have beautiful family <3 Love your lip color x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

  11. Celeste Ferrer Hann
    November 16, 2016 / 9:30 PM

    Your babies are so beautiful! Omg❤️?

  12. Lilly Ledesma
    November 16, 2016 / 11:48 PM

    Perfection!!!!! You are one lucky mama ?

  13. Charlotte Francisco
    November 17, 2016 / 12:16 AM

    Oh my goodness this is too much for my Mama heart. Oh with those eyes !! How do you get anything done?? I would just stare at him all day! He is an absolute dream and so glad to see you are all home as a family! Thanks again for sharing!!

  14. November 17, 2016 / 7:43 AM

    Absolutely wonderful , beautiful clicks Len… all of you are luking fab babe…xoxo, Neha

  15. November 17, 2016 / 11:56 AM

    ‘Being a mother is like taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around.,,’- those words should be on a book or somefink, very poignant hon and lovely to see your awesome family of 5. I can imagine why you may not have initially wanted to reveal a family pic at first, but as you can see from the positive responses, it was about time, haha! Xx

  16. Idu Emeziem
    November 17, 2016 / 12:24 PM

    Taking your heart out of your chest and watching it walk around is a great way to describe motherhood. You’ve got such a lovely family. Your daughter is adorable. I keep my family out of my blog too, they’re just on my facebook and a couple images on Ig.

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  17. Lorna
    November 17, 2016 / 8:51 PM

    Oh my gosh! How precious are these photos? Your family is adorable and I love how cute your kids look! So happy!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  18. November 18, 2016 / 4:39 AM

    These photos turned out so beautifully! Your family is, so gorgeous, Len! I love how you described motherhood. Not being a mother yet, I relate to having the notion that motherhood is all of the outer things I see mothers doing. I’m sure the inner struggles and triumphs are on a completely deeper and more profound level.

  19. November 18, 2016 / 10:01 PM

    Len, you have such a beautiful family. You are truly blessed to have three beautiful children. Thank you for sharing with us.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  20. Sarah Joy
    November 21, 2016 / 10:53 AM

    Ms T and her sassy pose! ? Kids are growing up too fast. What a gorgeous family!
    xx Sarah Joy xx

  21. Melanie Bang
    November 21, 2016 / 10:57 AM

    All of the outfits ???? you’re dress is stunning!!!!

  22. Charlotte Francisco
    November 21, 2016 / 11:02 AM

    Tabitha’s sassy pose is ??Cutest little family! Family is the best

  23. Hayley Reneenunez
    November 21, 2016 / 11:03 AM

    Omg Ms Tabitha is so cute and sassy in her pink skirt! Adorable!

  24. Shannon Marie Hernandez
    November 21, 2016 / 11:04 AM

    Oh my word I need that skirt. Loved how you all matched today!!! You looked gorgeous Len.
    Shannon
    XO

  25. November 22, 2016 / 2:33 PM

    Goodness, you all look so lovely together! These are such lovely pictures and you look so happy altogether! Your kids are beautiful and joyful! The little one is just so adorable! 😀

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