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Jessica

I like Jesus. I like my husband. I like my babies. I like folding fitted sheets. I like living naturally. I always order chocolate mousse.

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Not to spam you with my cute baby, but...🤷🏻‍♀️⠀ ⠀ Every time I held the phone up, this is what she did. 😍⠀ ⠀ When my kids all grow up to be awful hellions, please refer back to photos like this so you know why it was hard for me to discipline them. 😂⠀ ⠀ #miraclebabymunchkin #thegrowinggourleys #gourleysgocountry #wildandfreechildren #letthekids #letthembelittle #momlifeisthebestlife

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It’s Monday. So naturally I’m reliving the weekend. ⠀ ⠀ Warm afternoon sun, kids swinging, dog chewing sticks, baby on a blanket. ⠀ ⠀ And not just any baby, but THIS baby. What a delight she is. 💕⠀ ⠀ #thegrowinggourleys #gourleysgocountry #miraclebabymunchkin #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #wildandfreechildren #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #letthekids

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Oh, babe. You’re our guy, ya know?⠀ ⠀ This month has been BUSY, but you still sit (or lay) in the flood to play trucks, you still get up to get the baby when she wants to eat, and you still do middle of the night bed checks to make sure potty training is on track. ⠀ ⠀ In the last few weeks you’ve done funerals, weddings, visitations, extra meetings, cooked dinners, driven to Newport News and back, made them breakfast every day, supervised a billion potty breaks, helped me set up a new couch, led Bible studies, and let me talk you to sleep. 😉⠀ ⠀ You’re their favorite person on the planet. Mine, too. You always try to put us first even when you have a million things on your to-do list. They will never wonder if you love them, cherish them, or are here for them. You let them make their own choices even when they’re weird. You’re encouraging them to be the people God innately made them to be. That’s just the best gift you can give them. Plus, you’re as obsessed with them as I am and you get teary looking at old pictures with me. 😂⠀ ⠀ Happy Father’s Day, babe. I’m so lucky to do this gig with you. I wouldn’t want to laugh at our weirdo kids with anybody else. 😘 #thegrowinggourleys #gourleysgocountry

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They’re removing a tree next door. I keep hearing, “it’s a ‘struction site! Mommy? You seen a ‘struction site before?”⠀ ⠀ Friday entertainment. Free. And also priceless. 💕⠀ ⠀ #theadventuresofbuddyandsqueaker #thegrowinggourleys #gourleysgocountry

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Training potties and coffee cups. That’s what my autobiography would be called if I drank coffee. ⠀ ⠀ This is a for real picture from today. It’s not scheduled or planned or edited. ⠀ ⠀ Both visually and emotionally, that’s what makes it better. This is just my life. It’s messy and loud and adults don’t get breakfast until 10am some days. ⠀ ⠀ But sometimes I get a bagel on the couch while this happens because we all “slept in” (until 8 am, don’t get crazy).⠀ ⠀ These crazy, training potty-filled, tower-building, dog-fur-covering-the-floor days are numbered. Soaking it up. #thegrowinggourleys #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #gourleysgocountry #threeunderthree #candidchildhood #sahm #momlifeisthebestlife

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I. Am. In. Love. With. This. . . . Neutral druzy stone, white turquoise beads, two black lava stones to diffuse oils(!), SO PRETTY! . . . Thank youuuuu, Veronica, @20_pebbles 😘😘😘

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These girls graduated today and I may or may not have cried the minute “Pomp and Circumstance” started playing. There are no two humans that bring more fun, joy, and laughter to a group. They are positive, witty, and trustworthy. They have no idea how freaking awesome they are. We started a group chat YEARS ago and they were just wee little high schoolers asking for rides to church where Chris and I had the privilege of leading their youth group. Now they’re GROWN, GRADUATED HUMANS and I cannot deal. . . . I look a straight hot mess but there are {very} few people I’d rather look a hot mess for. Also, sweaty Betty baby. 😰 . . . AM/Sara, you are the freaking best and I love you both so much. So honored you included me in your lives for the previous chapter. Can’t wait to go through the next one as *friends*. So weird. There’s no one else I’d rather drive out of town for while walking my baby into a huge arena with a broken shoe. 😂😂😂 Sorry I forgot my earrings and my cuter baby carrier and how to look in a mirror. I love love love you and I’m so FREAKING proud of you. Can’t wait to see what you do next! #nrbcyouth 😂

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Got pretty excited to recreate a picture today. . . . swipe ⬅️ 2x . . . this will also be the only time this girl wears this outfit. her sister was a little more petite. 😂😂😂 . . . #thegrowinggourleys #miraclebabymunchkin #squeakerthesister #threeunderthree #thehappynow #candidchildhood

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•32 months•⠀ ⠀ whoa. ⠀ ⠀ All of a sudden it’s like you two have aged 4 years in the span of 4 weeks. You’re using the potty like pros and having complete conversations without us. ⠀ ⠀ Our favorite phrases are:⠀ “I’m stuck in the mud.”⠀ “Oh no, whattaya gonna do?”⠀ “I know, how about this rope?”⠀ “Whoa, whoa, whooaaaaa.”⠀ “Mommy? Whatcha doing?”⠀ “Whatsa matter, Mommy?”⠀ ALL THE MANNERS.🙌🏼⠀ “Geez a-weeze.”⠀ Saying “I love you, too” and calling your baby sister nicknames.⠀ “Mommy? Eat you up?”⠀ “I wanna carry you? I wanna pick you up?”⠀ “Woo woo! Chug, chug, chug.” (Thanks to the worst train book ever.)⠀ “Let’s get ou-va-here!” (Let’s get out of here.)⠀ “Whew! That was a close one!”⠀ “Have a good day!”⠀ “Happy holidays!”⠀ ⠀ You steal Daddy’s shoes so he can’t get ready just like you used to steal his socks as babies. You want to put your dishes in the sink or help unload the dishwasher. You give great hugs, “biiiiiig kiss”-es, big & little muggas, & still say, “doe-dee” when you don’t know what something is called, just like when you were learning to talk. ⠀ ⠀ You love to build water towers, giggle, give toys to the baby, & show us “beautiful airplane lines", lawnmowers, & your pees and poops🙄. You love smoo-vees, peanut butter crackers, apples, pizza, & cheese. We still watch a LOT of Rudolph & Bubble Guppies. You love using “ee-ois” (oils) & ask for them whenever you have booboos. So freaking cute. ⠀ ⠀ When you get dressed, you ask to go to church or Memaw’s no matter what day it is & then say, “I’m so cute! I’m so beautiful!” which, of course, you two always are. We still read many a book & sing many a song. You love when “Google makin’ music.” You sing songs to yourself in bed & we even like the little bit of separation anxiety & bedtime stalling you’re doing. ⠀ ⠀ Favorite songs include: Jingle Jangle Reindeer (from Rudolph), Jingle Bells, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, “Sunshine” (You Are My Sunshine), ABCs, & songs you constantly ask Mommy to make up. 😂⠀ ⠀ To say you give immeasurable joy would be a gross understatement. We are, and always will be, obsessed. We love you endlessly. ⠀ ⠀ #theadventuresofbuddyandsqueaker #thegrowinggourleys

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all morning. all week. most of May. ☔️ . . . white angelica + lime for freshness and calming emotions 👌🏼

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✨twinsies!✨⠀ ⠀ This baby and her daddy have something special going on for sure. ⠀ ⠀ Happy Saturday!💕⠀ ⠀ #thegrowinggourleys #miraclebabymunchkin #threeunderthree #thehappynow #candidchildhood #letthembelittle #letthekids #wildandfreechildren

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Guys! Hey! It’s time for #fridayintroductions 🤗!⠀ ⠀ I’m Jessica/Jess. Married to a pastor. Mama to #threeunderthree and lover of the beach, books, and Dr Pepper. I miss my face but I’m allergic to contacts so I usually look like the second picture. 🤓⠀ ⠀ I was a vocal performance major who never sang for her career. Then I was a teacher for 8 years. Now I’m slinging snake oils because plants are cool. For real. ⠀ ⠀ I’m generally huge skeptic of “magical products” and MLMs, so this whole gig is pretty comical. BUT the best part? My family is choosing wellness and inching closer and closer to the kind of financial freedom dreams come from. ⠀ ⠀ If you decide you want to join in on this with a kit OR the biz, slide into my DMs.😏 I’ll hook you up with your kit, a discount, the BEAUTIFUL handbook you see in the third pic, a baller community of fellow oilers, AND a business mentorship starting THIS WEEK.⠀ ⠀ Financial freedom and health? Come on. You know you wanna. 😉 What’s something you’ve done that you SWORE you’d never do?

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This week has been super dreary. Not even rainy, just...ugh. ⠀ ⠀ Wishing we could go back to this rain that made puddles for bubbles to float in. Definitely learning from my kids. Rain is just water. We act like it’s a huge inconvenience, but what’s the harm in getting a little wet?⠀ ⠀ Buying us all rain boots and learning to jump in the puddles. ☔️⠀ ⠀ #theadventuresofbuddyandsqueaker #thegrowinggourleys #gourleysgocountry #wildandfreechildren #twinmom #boygirltwins

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seriously, y’all. . . . Do the right thing. Get the kit. It’s the best sale Young Living EVER does. Get the oily kit OR the non-toxic, mineral-based makeup kit ($135). . . . Ordering my makeup today. SO EXCITED. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 . . Hit me up until 2am Saturday (for you EST folks)!😉

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These two. ⠀ ⠀ Same first name. Both go by nicknames. ⠀ ⠀ 88 years and 3 generations apart. Both love trucks. ⠀ ⠀ Two of my top 3 guys. ⠀ ⠀ One of my favorite things right now is that when you say the letter A, Bud says, “A for [his first name], like Pa!” 😍😂⠀ ⠀ #buddythebrother #thegrowinggourleys #thehappynow #generations #candidchildhood #threeunderthree

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holy eight months.⠀ ⠀ As usual, another month has come and gone more quickly than your mama would like, sweet baby beans. ⠀ ⠀ What on earth did we do without you? We were a force as a family of 4, to be sure, but you are like our little sun. We all just adore you. You make us our best selves...until you “borrow” your siblings’ toys. They’re not always their best selves then. ⠀ ⠀ You love to try to talk and say some version of, “vavava” all of the time, typically because you’re sucking on your bottom lip. You nod your head with music and pat your legs and it’s SO cute. ⠀ ⠀ You light up whenever you see one of us and it is the BEST feeling. You’re sitting up playing most of the time, but then you roll to the next place because that’s faster than figuring out how to crawl. ⠀ ⠀ You are the strongest baby I’ve ever seen. I don’t mean milestones and pulling up. I mean...we are getting rid of our coffee table because you use it for leg lifts and get it inches off the ground. It’s so weird and your FAVORITE thing to do. Well, that and jumping. Holy cow, the jumping!⠀ ⠀ Just when we thought you couldn’t get cuter, summer struck and your chubby thighs and arms are out 24/7, you’ve gotten more teeth, and we stopped being lazy and you’re in full-time cloth diapers. You’re so freaking adorable. ⠀ ⠀ You smile a lot. You hate going upstairs because you know it means sleep and missing out on the fun. You love to get in Buddy or Sissy’s cribs to sit with them. You kick and push off of anything so I’m sure you’ll crawl soon. ⠀ ⠀ Gosh, just slow down, baby. I call you my little baby all the time, but you’re a giant. And I’m obsessed with you. I say it a lot, but you’re just the best surprise we never knew we needed. 💕 #miraclebabymunchkin #thegrowinggourleys #thehappynow #threeunderthree #motherhoodthroughinstagram

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so, so similar. so, SO different. . . . I gave each a paper. She lays her horizontal, he lays his vertical. I split up crayons equally. She leaves hers in a pile and starts coloring, he lays his in a line before picking his color. . . . Two halves of the biggest gift we ever got. ❤️ . . . #theadventuresofbuddyandsqueaker #thegrowinggourleys #thehappynow #twinmom #boygirltwins #candidchildhood #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife

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I don’t actually hate Mondays. But still. . . . . . 4ish joy 5ish tangerine 5ish lime #letterboard #letterboardquotes #homealone #essentialoils #younglivingessentialoils #sahm #stayathomemom

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