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Ace & Jig Indigo Coverall – Loneflag

Let’s just say I could wear this jumpsuit every day this season and not feel too bad about it.  Ace & Jig knows me well :)  It’s finally feeling a little like fall around here, which means I am bringing out the plaids and beanies.  It’s strange how excited I get for a change in season….and wardrobe!

A few days ago I got asked the question “what are you pursuing right now life?”  It’s a pretty loaded question, and I guess there could be a laundry list of things I want to get better at or chase after right now (one of them being a little more shut eye!)  but the one thing that stuck out in my mind was contentment.  Being ok with where I am at right now and living in the moment instead of always reaching for something greater.  I know that has it’s time and place, but with a 17 day old baby and another one running around my legs, it’s hard to get much accomplished at all other than keeping them fed and entertained! I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to “do it all”.  And while I learned this lesson when Rylee was born, I am learning again that the expectation I put on myself to “do everything, and do it well” is unrealistic and unattainable.  There is a season for everything.  And right now, my heart is invested in my family…my kids.  Usually when I think of the word “pursue” ,  I think of personal career dreams and accomplishments.  But more than any of that, right now I long to pursue ‘relationship’….with God, with my family, even quality time for myself…which somehow always ends up at the very end of the list. (and we all know that at the end of the day that “list” is never completed!)

The shift into fall is always an exciting and inspiring season for me.  I’ve already started planning some fun things we can do together as a family in the coming months!  Apple picking, the pumpkin patch, baking nights, holiday crafts, and road trips.  Sam and I have never been one of those spontaneous, on-the-fly couples…..nor have we ever been too good about scheduling in quality time together….so you can see how some of this gets pushed to the wayside and forgotten about! Life get’s busy, things get hectic and overwhelming, and insert more excuses here. Well, this year is going to be different.  I hope I don’t disappoint myself ;)


  1. Coley Kuyper

    There have been a handful of your posts where I can relate directly to what you’ve shared in the very moment I’m reading it and this is now another one to add to the list. I posted on my instagram just the other day about being content with where God has me in the very moment and trusting that he will fill in the gaps where I can’t be as I’m trying to balance loving 3 babies under the age of one now. Its a challenge, a joy, and struggle to say the least. Thank you for your post, Kelli, and your honesty always. I think that’s what always keeps me coming back to your blog. I love that you are real and continue to focus on what’s most important in life. Your kids will and are benefitting from that greatly. You are a great mama and I love following along your journey. :)

    • kelli

      This was so encouraging to me Coley! Thank you for your kind words. I can’t imagine 3 under 3! You are my hero ;) What a blessing.

  2. Jordan

    You have such a brilliant way of expressing yourself. I truly love reading your posts. You look amazing girl. Congrats to you and your family!


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