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I met my husband in November of 2010, in a bar... my home away from home. My best  girlfriend at the time was trying to hook one of her friends up with this “really great guy” she knew.
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Well I took one look at him and said, NOPE. 🙈
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Just a few weeks prior I had exited a relationship that I knew wasn’t right for me, and immediately decided to pack my bags and move across the country.
I had a job lined up in Newport Beach AND a place to stay. I was ready and SO motivated to do something crazy - completely on my own.
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Well life had other plans. While wrapping up my last couple weeks of work and preparing to move, I somehow found myself hanging out with this guy. A LOT.
The first time was when my girlfriend and I had plans to meet up for cocktails and she. never. showed. 
But HE did. 🤦🏼‍♀️
Oh god, it was like watching a really bad movie. But it totally worked!
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Over the next week and a half I kept telling myself not to get attached or involved. And I didn’t! Not until a couple of days before my departure when he told me that if I left he would chase me down in the airport and persuade me into staying.
The first thing that popped into my head?
Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei.
Of course mimicking the best scene from my favorite Rom-Com wouldn’t convince me to stay.
Oh, but it did.
And I jumped with both feet into the most important relationship of my life.
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We’ve had our struggles, mainly in navigating parenthood and working around the fact that we’re both career driven - not family driven - individuals.
But here we are, eight and a half years later. Four businesses, three houses, two kids, and two very different (but very intense) journeys of personal growth under our belts.
My husband adores me despite my over-active entrepreneurial brain, my crazy big dreams, and my very short wick for demanding children. 
I’m very lucky and very grateful.
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Maybe another time, California. 🤷‍♀️
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#onlyyoumovie #romanticcomedy #truelovestory #reallovestory #lifebeforekids #havekidstheysaid #soulmates #relationshipgoals #throwback #babydaddylove #hubbymaterial #sothisislove #partygirlturnedmom #partygirls

I met my husband in November of 2010, in a bar... my home away from home. My best girlfriend at the time was trying to hook one of her friends up with this “really great guy” she knew.
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Well I took one look at him and said, NOPE. 🙈
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Just a few weeks prior I had exited a relationship that I knew wasn’t right for me, and immediately decided to pack my bags and move across the country.
I had a job lined up in Newport Beach AND a place to stay. I was ready and SO motivated to do something crazy - completely on my own.
.
Well life had other plans. While wrapping up my last couple weeks of work and preparing to move, I somehow found myself hanging out with this guy. A LOT.
The first time was when my girlfriend and I had plans to meet up for cocktails and she. never. showed.
But HE did. 🤦🏼‍♀️
Oh god, it was like watching a really bad movie. But it totally worked!
.
Over the next week and a half I kept telling myself not to get attached or involved. And I didn’t! Not until a couple of days before my departure when he told me that if I left he would chase me down in the airport and persuade me into staying.
The first thing that popped into my head?
Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei.
Of course mimicking the best scene from my favorite Rom-Com wouldn’t convince me to stay.
Oh, but it did.
And I jumped with both feet into the most important relationship of my life.
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We’ve had our struggles, mainly in navigating parenthood and working around the fact that we’re both career driven - not family driven - individuals.
But here we are, eight and a half years later. Four businesses, three houses, two kids, and two very different (but very intense) journeys of personal growth under our belts.
My husband adores me despite my over-active entrepreneurial brain, my crazy big dreams, and my very short wick for demanding children.
I’m very lucky and very grateful.
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Maybe another time, California. 🤷‍♀️
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#onlyyoumovie #romanticcomedy #truelovestory #reallovestory #lifebeforekids #havekidstheysaid #soulmates #relationshipgoals #throwback #babydaddylove #hubbymaterial #sothisislove #partygirlturnedmom #partygirls

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Fun time at Texas Canyon. #lifebeforekids

Fun time at Texas Canyon. #lifebeforekids

I feel like I went 6-7 years back in time, to #lifebeforekids our favourite vietnamese place #goodtimeswitholdfriends #memoriesfloodedback #mybipolarlife

I feel like I went 6-7 years back in time, to #lifebeforekids our favourite vietnamese place #goodtimeswitholdfriends #memoriesfloodedback #mybipolarlife

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Barracuda fishing in Freetown back in 2011! 🎣 #ThrowbackTuesday

Barracuda fishing in Freetown back in 2011! 🎣 #ThrowbackTuesday

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Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
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With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
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We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
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This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington

Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
.
With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
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We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
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This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington

The past two weeks with @petenightingale22 has been filled with so much banter, laughter and adventure! We say our goodbyes today and go our separate ways, but will cherish all the memories (and even more photographs). Thanks for being such a great fourth wheel to our journey Pete! 💙
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#todragorge #morocco #moroccotravel #moroccovacations #visitmorocco #simplymorocco #topmoroccophoto #moroccoplaces #moroccotrip #instamorocco #igersmorocco #unlimitedmorocco #travelmorocco #moods_in_frame #voyageur #morocco1001 #travellingmorocco
#instatravel #travelgram #instapassport  #awesome_photographers #lonelyplanet #natgeotravelpic #liveunscripted #travelawesome #friends #friendswhotravel #lifebeforekids #fouramigos #fourscompany

The past two weeks with @petenightingale22 has been filled with so much banter, laughter and adventure! We say our goodbyes today and go our separate ways, but will cherish all the memories (and even more photographs). Thanks for being such a great fourth wheel to our journey Pete! 💙
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#todragorge #morocco #moroccotravel #moroccovacations #visitmorocco #simplymorocco #topmoroccophoto #moroccoplaces #moroccotrip #instamorocco #igersmorocco #unlimitedmorocco #travelmorocco #moods_in_frame #voyageur #morocco1001 #travellingmorocco
#instatravel #travelgram #instapassport #awesome_photographers #lonelyplanet #natgeotravelpic #liveunscripted #travelawesome #friends #friendswhotravel #lifebeforekids #fouramigos #fourscompany

It’s been 2 months since we packed up our lives in Melbourne, got married and departed on our journey. Each day has brought on new adventure, awe-inspiring sights and opportunity to learn about and learn from the different cultures we’ve encountered.

We are so fortunate we are able to explore and experience life like this at the start of our lives together, and we try and remind ourselves to be grateful for each of these great memories we are making ❤️
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#merzouga #morocco #moroccotravel #moroccovacations #visitmorocco #simplymorocco #topmoroccophoto #moroccoplaces #moroccotrip #instamorocco #igersmorocco #unlimitedmorocco #travelmorocco #moods_in_frame #voyageur #morocco1001 #travellingmorocco #sahara #dessert #lifebeforekids #couplegoals #travelcouples
#globecouples #travelcouples #creativecouples #couples #creativetravelcouples  #coupletravel #earthcouples #beautifultravel_couples @travlcouples
@anika.loves.couples.travel

It’s been 2 months since we packed up our lives in Melbourne, got married and departed on our journey. Each day has brought on new adventure, awe-inspiring sights and opportunity to learn about and learn from the different cultures we’ve encountered.

We are so fortunate we are able to explore and experience life like this at the start of our lives together, and we try and remind ourselves to be grateful for each of these great memories we are making ❤️
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#merzouga #morocco #moroccotravel #moroccovacations #visitmorocco #simplymorocco #topmoroccophoto #moroccoplaces #moroccotrip #instamorocco #igersmorocco #unlimitedmorocco #travelmorocco #moods_in_frame #voyageur #morocco1001 #travellingmorocco #sahara #dessert #lifebeforekids #couplegoals #travelcouples
#globecouples #travelcouples #creativecouples #couples #creativetravelcouples #coupletravel #earthcouples #beautifultravel_couples @travlcouples
@anika.loves.couples.travel

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This is Fenwick on Bond Street. I worked here many moons ago as an assistant buyer and managed a floor.  Just the best days!!!! Doesn’t she look lovely with all her spring flowers and balloons ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 📷 @meanderingmacaron

This is Fenwick on Bond Street. I worked here many moons ago as an assistant buyer and managed a floor. Just the best days!!!! Doesn’t she look lovely with all her spring flowers and balloons ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 📷 @meanderingmacaron

When aromas can instantly transport you back in time. 
One step back into @ciccstkilda and decades of life as a St Kilda local felt like only a moment ago. So much fun sharing this longtime favourite with my babes. Service was old school perfection and the food as delicious as it has always been. 
#25years #stkilda #travelforfood #lunch #bestmemories #lifebeforekids #familytime #yum #melbourne

When aromas can instantly transport you back in time.
One step back into @ciccstkilda and decades of life as a St Kilda local felt like only a moment ago. So much fun sharing this longtime favourite with my babes. Service was old school perfection and the food as delicious as it has always been.
#25years #stkilda #travelforfood #lunch #bestmemories #lifebeforekids #familytime #yum #melbourne

I’m getting excited for our summer accountability group. 
We start prep week today. This week is all about picking workout program, nutrition, and getting to know each other. 
The summer kickoff date is 5/27 so we have time to get you in and all set up. 
Who is ready for cocktail recipes i know i am. 
This group is going to be all about fun!!! It is summer after all!
🍓Recipes 🍹Cocktails
🎉Bbq and party ideas
🏝Vacation getaway ideas

All that fun while we get fit 💪🏽
Hold each other accountable 👊🏽 You ready to join the Party?
What do you have to lose? 🔹lose a few lbs
🔹gain some confidence 🔹meet new people/ make some friends
🔹learn a new cocktail

Drop a fun summer emoji 👙 or messages for more info

I’m getting excited for our summer accountability group.
We start prep week today. This week is all about picking workout program, nutrition, and getting to know each other.
The summer kickoff date is 5/27 so we have time to get you in and all set up.
Who is ready for cocktail recipes i know i am.
This group is going to be all about fun!!! It is summer after all!
🍓Recipes 🍹Cocktails
🎉Bbq and party ideas
🏝Vacation getaway ideas

All that fun while we get fit 💪🏽
Hold each other accountable 👊🏽 You ready to join the Party?
What do you have to lose? 🔹lose a few lbs
🔹gain some confidence 🔹meet new people/ make some friends
🔹learn a new cocktail

Drop a fun summer emoji 👙 or messages for more info

This Minecraft cake popped out of the door at the weekend to one of my old flying friends for her son. It was so nice to see her again, we trained together and had our first flight together @airnz
#minecraft #minecraftcake #airnewzealand #flightattendant #londonbase #birthday #cakemaker #lifebeforekids #bakeryboxxuk

This Minecraft cake popped out of the door at the weekend to one of my old flying friends for her son. It was so nice to see her again, we trained together and had our first flight together @airnz
#minecraft #minecraftcake #airnewzealand #flightattendant #londonbase #birthday #cakemaker #lifebeforekids #bakeryboxxuk

❤️WEDDING & MARRIAGE ❤️ We have just got back from a friends beautiful wedding up in Daventry. It was a whole day AND night child free. The service, wedding breakfast were so lovely. It was amazing to see the love 💖 between the bride 👰🏼 and groom 🤵🏻 literally shine all day. And did I mention we were child free 😆😆😆 It did get me thinking about marriage in general and how this beautiful wedding is soon a distant memory and the reality of day to day life kicks in. 
It is so important to find time for the reason you are married in the first place and that time before kids took over every second of your life. 
Without being a soppy sap (which I am not) this child free time away, was just what me and dan needed ❤️❤️ Lots of love to the beauty of Bride and Groom @jenjenslifethen 
P.s we are now straight back into the realities of family life.... dinner, washing, bedtime. 
#wedding #marriage #childfree #beautiful #bride #groom #kent #daventry #life #important #love #parenting #lifebeforekids #cuteweddingfavours #weddingbreakfast #onlyalittlebithungover #family #children #couple #marriedlife

❤️WEDDING & MARRIAGE ❤️ We have just got back from a friends beautiful wedding up in Daventry. It was a whole day AND night child free. The service, wedding breakfast were so lovely. It was amazing to see the love 💖 between the bride 👰🏼 and groom 🤵🏻 literally shine all day. And did I mention we were child free 😆😆😆 It did get me thinking about marriage in general and how this beautiful wedding is soon a distant memory and the reality of day to day life kicks in.
It is so important to find time for the reason you are married in the first place and that time before kids took over every second of your life.
Without being a soppy sap (which I am not) this child free time away, was just what me and dan needed ❤️❤️ Lots of love to the beauty of Bride and Groom @jenjenslifethen
P.s we are now straight back into the realities of family life.... dinner, washing, bedtime.
#wedding #marriage #childfree #beautiful #bride #groom #kent #daventry #life #important #love #parenting #lifebeforekids #cuteweddingfavours #weddingbreakfast #onlyalittlebithungover #family #children #couple #marriedlife

5 years ago this weekend, this guy surprised me by proposing on the long weekend at the cottage.  This was pretty much my face when it happened, I must’ve asked if he was joking half a dozen times before I actually said yes.  He was brave and had the ring in his pocket without the box so that I wouldn’t suspect anything, and he had to get one of my cousins to trick me into having a shower so that I would look half decent when it happened (I was at the cottage, what do you want from me...). This shot was from our engagement photos, but were wearing the same shirts as the day he actually proposed (second photo with wet hair, proof of shower). I can’t even find the original shots from that day, my cousin was hiding with my camera to capture it, just this blurry shot that I took with my phone of the back of my camera 😂. This is the first time in my life I that I can remember, not being at the cottage on the May long weekend but we still spent it together... and we can’t wait to spend lots of time up there this summer.  The little man loves it as much as I do ☺️. Happy Engagement Anniversary!  I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years (granted, some days, it feels like 10), and that we’re now celebrating with a two year old, we look like such babies in these photos ourselves 😮 🥂 ⛵️🛶. .
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Engagement photos by the talented @scottturnbulltookthisphoto.  Seriously, he’s the absolute best.

5 years ago this weekend, this guy surprised me by proposing on the long weekend at the cottage. This was pretty much my face when it happened, I must’ve asked if he was joking half a dozen times before I actually said yes. He was brave and had the ring in his pocket without the box so that I wouldn’t suspect anything, and he had to get one of my cousins to trick me into having a shower so that I would look half decent when it happened (I was at the cottage, what do you want from me...). This shot was from our engagement photos, but were wearing the same shirts as the day he actually proposed (second photo with wet hair, proof of shower). I can’t even find the original shots from that day, my cousin was hiding with my camera to capture it, just this blurry shot that I took with my phone of the back of my camera 😂. This is the first time in my life I that I can remember, not being at the cottage on the May long weekend but we still spent it together... and we can’t wait to spend lots of time up there this summer. The little man loves it as much as I do ☺️. Happy Engagement Anniversary! I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years (granted, some days, it feels like 10), and that we’re now celebrating with a two year old, we look like such babies in these photos ourselves 😮 🥂 ⛵️🛶. .
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Engagement photos by the talented @scottturnbulltookthisphoto. Seriously, he’s the absolute best.

Dirty ass Rome. Love it.

#rome #10yearsago #colosseo #patina #italy #lifebeforekids
Ok, technically, not the greatest photo in the world, but this is the strap of my first pro digital camera, and that is our dog Callow at 8 weeks old. Isn’t she adorable???⠀
A lot has changed since then, she’s now 7 years old, she no longer chews EVERYTHING (excluding the odd toy and sock...and stick) , two little boys have come crashing into our lives so there’s not many photos of the dog anymore and I’ve learned to focus properly 📷 😂⠀ #goldenretrieverpuppies 
#goldenretrievers 
#lifebeforekids 
#weusedtohavealife 
#cutestgoldens 
#thechewer 
#photographerhelper

Ok, technically, not the greatest photo in the world, but this is the strap of my first pro digital camera, and that is our dog Callow at 8 weeks old. Isn’t she adorable???⠀
A lot has changed since then, she’s now 7 years old, she no longer chews EVERYTHING (excluding the odd toy and sock...and stick) , two little boys have come crashing into our lives so there’s not many photos of the dog anymore and I’ve learned to focus properly 📷 😂⠀ #goldenretrieverpuppies
#goldenretrievers
#lifebeforekids
#weusedtohavealife
#cutestgoldens
#thechewer
#photographerhelper

Ramazan mornings be like... Missing life before marriage where sleeping till late was so easy; without worrying about taking the child to the loo or figuring (reqd: struggling) what will the child eat. Back then it was the #ramazanshows and favourite #tvshows before #iftar and now it is sweating in the kitchen. Life changes and it is okay to miss days where you had no responsibility. 
#motherhood is amazing yet a big responsibility. Thinking about old days, our mothers have put in a great effort and struggled raising us as individuals.
What do you think? .
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#randomthought #lifebeforemarriage #lifebeforekids #momlifebelike #momofboys #mommymornings #morningsbelike #missingolddays #rant #karachi #karachiblogger #stayingstrong #lifewithkids #parentingtheshitoutoflife #motherhoodunplugged #momstruggles

Ramazan mornings be like... Missing life before marriage where sleeping till late was so easy; without worrying about taking the child to the loo or figuring (reqd: struggling) what will the child eat. Back then it was the #ramazanshows and favourite #tvshows before #iftar and now it is sweating in the kitchen. Life changes and it is okay to miss days where you had no responsibility.
#motherhood is amazing yet a big responsibility. Thinking about old days, our mothers have put in a great effort and struggled raising us as individuals.
What do you think? .
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#randomthought #lifebeforemarriage #lifebeforekids #momlifebelike #momofboys #mommymornings #morningsbelike #missingolddays #rant #karachi #karachiblogger #stayingstrong #lifewithkids #parentingtheshitoutoflife #motherhoodunplugged #momstruggles

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Found an music old video of my mum in her band days. Loving the 80's fashion #Manikins 😊 #80sfashion #lifebeforekids

Found an music old video of my mum in her band days. Loving the 80's fashion #Manikins 😊 #80sfashion #lifebeforekids

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This was a full week of adventures & events, and let’s be honest... my first shower #momlife I am totally in love with @brooshampoo because beer makes everyone look good 🍻 plus the company is amazing, mindful ingredients, a great mission and gives back. Plus, it won’t break the bank. #ultimateshowerbeer #beermeplease #mombreak

This was a full week of adventures & events, and let’s be honest... my first shower #momlife I am totally in love with @brooshampoo because beer makes everyone look good 🍻 plus the company is amazing, mindful ingredients, a great mission and gives back. Plus, it won’t break the bank. #ultimateshowerbeer #beermeplease #mombreak

Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
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With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
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We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
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This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington
Post thank @lifebeforekids

Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
.
With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
.
We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
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This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington
Post thank @lifebeforekids

This is the first time I have had a game of pool for well over 10 years. We were at the bowling alley for Our lovely Sam’s Birthday party. I used to be quite a good pool player in my younger days. I was quite the hustler and could spend a whole evening beating anyone who challenge me to a game in a pub. Often I would beat so many people on a run the only thing that could defeat me was the lager effecting my balance and vision! 🍺 🤪 Today I played 2 and lost both and I was completely sober! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

This is the first time I have had a game of pool for well over 10 years. We were at the bowling alley for Our lovely Sam’s Birthday party. I used to be quite a good pool player in my younger days. I was quite the hustler and could spend a whole evening beating anyone who challenge me to a game in a pub. Often I would beat so many people on a run the only thing that could defeat me was the lager effecting my balance and vision! 🍺 🤪 Today I played 2 and lost both and I was completely sober! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
.
With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
.
We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
.
This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington

Travel should not be a reward for working, but an education to living.
.
With all of our years of education and work combined, we feel like we have grown and learnt more in the past 5 months than ever before. .
We have learnt about the world around us through the people we have met and cultures we have been introduced to.
.
We have learnt about ourselves when being faced with challenges and through making inevitable tricky decisions when problems arise. We have also learnt about each other as we see not only each other’s strengths, but work together through our weaknesses.
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This adventure is certainly not as perfect as it may seem, but we wouldn’t change a day of it for anything else in the world.
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#machupicchu #southamerica #cusco #travelinspo #passionpassport #travelblogger #instadaily #traveldaily #instatravels #beautifulplaces #perutravel #engaged #discoversouthamerica #machupicchuperu #peruhop #lifebeforekids #danielwellington

I was popping a file into my Google drive and had #FlashbackFriday moment to my chief year of residency - how in the world have 6 years passed since completing that 5 year grind?! As chiefs at each hospital one of our responsibilities was to make the call schedule and I still have whole bunch hanging out in my Gmail apparently! ⁣⁣
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(And why did I take call on Christmas as the chief?! 🤔 Oh yeah, #lifebeforekids)⁣⁣
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Erica that made this call schedule was newly married to Joe and living our sweet simple life in our tiny rental, pretty damn carefree.  At this point moving north wasn’t on our immediate radar either.  Man how things change quickly.  Two months after this Joe started his new job, in another 3 months we bought our first home and moved to #CLE, and 2 months later would be my first day as attending. ⁣⁣
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Surgical residency is such a unique and crazy experience and being in the trenches together is a special time that shapes who you’ll become as a surgeon, and as a person too.  Fun to see this and these names and reminisce on my time in training and think of all the folks who led me, walked with me, and trusted my to lead them. ⁣⁣
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And hopefully I’m remembered as the benevolent chief who took one for Team Santa 🎅🏼⁣⁣
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#ilooklikeasurgeon #attendinglounge #surgeryresident

I was popping a file into my Google drive and had #FlashbackFriday moment to my chief year of residency - how in the world have 6 years passed since completing that 5 year grind?! As chiefs at each hospital one of our responsibilities was to make the call schedule and I still have whole bunch hanging out in my Gmail apparently! ⁣⁣
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(And why did I take call on Christmas as the chief?! 🤔 Oh yeah, #lifebeforekids )⁣⁣
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Erica that made this call schedule was newly married to Joe and living our sweet simple life in our tiny rental, pretty damn carefree. At this point moving north wasn’t on our immediate radar either. Man how things change quickly. Two months after this Joe started his new job, in another 3 months we bought our first home and moved to #CLE , and 2 months later would be my first day as attending. ⁣⁣
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Surgical residency is such a unique and crazy experience and being in the trenches together is a special time that shapes who you’ll become as a surgeon, and as a person too. Fun to see this and these names and reminisce on my time in training and think of all the folks who led me, walked with me, and trusted my to lead them. ⁣⁣
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And hopefully I’m remembered as the benevolent chief who took one for Team Santa 🎅🏼⁣⁣
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#ilooklikeasurgeon #attendinglounge #surgeryresident

I love this spray! The orange blossom scent reminds me of a trip to Sevilla, Spain waaaay back in the day. #thesparklefarmslife #sparklefarms #fridayfavorites #mariobadescu #orangeblossom #lifebeforekids #easyskincare

I love this spray! The orange blossom scent reminds me of a trip to Sevilla, Spain waaaay back in the day. #thesparklefarmslife #sparklefarms #fridayfavorites #mariobadescu #orangeblossom #lifebeforekids #easyskincare

ZOHOHOOOW! Is dát ff lang geleden! Danke Wendy Janssen!! 🤪
#lifebeforekids
#130kg
#flapdrol

ZOHOHOOOW! Is dát ff lang geleden! Danke Wendy Janssen!! 🤪
#lifebeforekids
#130kg
#flapdrol

#FBF I had to be about 19 here. Almost 20 years ago. 🤦🏽‍♀️ #LifeBeforeKids

#FBF I had to be about 19 here. Almost 20 years ago. 🤦🏽‍♀️ #LifeBeforeKids

9 more days... until the start of our next adventure & a summer full of memories just like this ✨
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It’s almost my favorite time of the year ❤️😍✈️🥳
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More days like this are what is pushing me to stay motivated, to show yo & work hard on my goals. What is your motivation each week?

9 more days... until the start of our next adventure & a summer full of memories just like this ✨
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It’s almost my favorite time of the year ❤️😍✈️🥳
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More days like this are what is pushing me to stay motivated, to show yo & work hard on my goals. What is your motivation each week?

My uber has arrived....
#travel #livingourbestlife #livinglife #health #hk #lifebeforekids #lifestyle
Enjoy with nature _similipalwaterfall_😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣🤩😍😘
#lifebeforekids #barbieandpanda #followforfollowback #likeforlikes #hrithikroshan #sidhantamohapatra

Enjoy with nature _similipalwaterfall_😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣🤩😍😘
#lifebeforekids #barbieandpanda #followforfollowback #likeforlikes #hrithikroshan #sidhantamohapatra

#tbt to Barcelona, we think about our trip every day and how we have grown from that experience and how blessed we are to have each other! 😘@big_bharris .
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#thirdhoneymoon #travelingcouple #bcn #Barcelona #spain #fountains #eixample #love #married #lifebeforekids #yolo #latergram #kiss

#tbt to Barcelona, we think about our trip every day and how we have grown from that experience and how blessed we are to have each other! 😘@big_bharris .
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#thirdhoneymoon #travelingcouple #bcn #Barcelona #spain #fountains #eixample #love #married #lifebeforekids #yolo #latergram #kiss

#lifebeforekicks #lifebeforevomiting #lifebeforebackpain #lifebeforekids #lifebeforeurgetopee #lifebeforepregnancy Después de un café y la explicación de diferentes formas de prepararlo, más un postrecito, disfrutandote rumbo a casita :* un día en el que no sabíamos que íbamos a ser papás (15/oct/2018)

#lifebeforekicks #lifebeforevomiting #lifebeforebackpain #lifebeforekids #lifebeforeurgetopee #lifebeforepregnancy Después de un café y la explicación de diferentes formas de prepararlo, más un postrecito, disfrutandote rumbo a casita :* un día en el que no sabíamos que íbamos a ser papás (15/oct/2018)

Ok who didn’t have a couple of #olanmills portraits done  #backintheday🤪😂. Whew Chile the 20’s 😂 I can’t even say how many hairstyles I have had over these last decades 😂😂😂 #the90s #weworeclothes in the club 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣#funtimes #tbt #tbt❤️ #throwbackthursday #throwback #oldpic #lifebeforekids

Ok who didn’t have a couple of #olanmills portraits done #backintheday 🤪😂. Whew Chile the 20’s 😂 I can’t even say how many hairstyles I have had over these last decades 😂😂😂 #the90s #weworeclothes in the club 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 #funtimes #tbt #tbt ❤️ #throwbackthursday #throwback #oldpic #lifebeforekids

TBT to our first home on wheels ✨ •
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 #westfalia #vanagon #homeiswhereyouparkit #vwbus #10yearsago @bristlecone_tree_care #lifebeforekids

TBT to our first home on wheels ✨ •




#westfalia #vanagon #homeiswhereyouparkit #vwbus #10yearsago @bristlecone_tree_care #lifebeforekids

TBT to our first home on wheels ✨ •
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 #westfalia #vanagon #homeiswhereyouparkit #vwbus #10yearsago @bristlecone_tree_care #lifebeforekids

TBT to our first home on wheels ✨ •




#westfalia #vanagon #homeiswhereyouparkit #vwbus #10yearsago @bristlecone_tree_care #lifebeforekids

Last weeks #throwbackthursday was all about Sophie, this weeks is remembering a time before Sophie! It’s crazy to think back when it was just the two of us, it seems so long ago. On our beautiful (hot!) wedding day, both gloriously happy but unbelievably sweaty 🤣 it will forever be one of the best days of our lives!
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#weddingbliss #lifebeforekids #weddinginspiration #braxtedpark #itwasahotday #lifestyleourlife

Last weeks #throwbackthursday was all about Sophie, this weeks is remembering a time before Sophie! It’s crazy to think back when it was just the two of us, it seems so long ago. On our beautiful (hot!) wedding day, both gloriously happy but unbelievably sweaty 🤣 it will forever be one of the best days of our lives!



#weddingbliss #lifebeforekids #weddinginspiration #braxtedpark #itwasahotday #lifestyleourlife