We've started a new family tradition (I guess it can be called a tradition) that once a week we'll take the girls out for our "special family date" as Raleigh likes to call it. Being cooped up in the house working on projects a lot has me desperately needing a change of scenery every once in a while. As much work as it is to load and unload all the girls its definitely worth it. Last week we drove out to Scottsdale for some dinner and ended up at a nearby golf resort with lots of grass and places to run around. The girls loved finding stray golf balls everywhere and trying their hardest to throw them back to daddy.
Getting out and playing brings so much life to me. It can be easy to get isolated and in work mode non stop, so getting out and being in the moment of play an laughter and watching my girls is refreshing. With Mother's day coming up soon I can't help but think about the ways these girls have changed me and made being a mom the best thing in the world. Someone asked recently what has surprised me the most about parenthood and the only thing I could think of was how much it has given me the capacity to love even more. I didn't really think it was possible. Even with having a newborn added I'm amazed that having her brings out even more love for them than I thought I had before. Every stage of life each of them are in right now is so fun to watch. Sure there are hard things that come with it, and I couldn't be doing what I do without my amazing husband on my team. But the littlest things about them bring me so much delight like when Jocilynn laughs hysterically at anything, when Jaelynn calls me by my first name, when Raleigh matches shoes or outfits with me, or when Sage gives me the biggest smile in the world when she sees me. I'm so grateful that I get to be a mom and even more so that I get to be their mom.
Raleigh and I have been running around in our matching Avarcas ever since they arrived at our door. Not only are they super cute but SO comfortable. Being an artist, I love that they are handmade and cared for with each detail. Having four little ones it takes a good amount of time getting out the door so having a pair of shoes that are easy to slip on and wont fall off their feet is HUGE for me. I love them (and want them in every color)!
Now for all you lovely mamas out there, the Avarca store is generously giving away a pair of their shoes to one lucky winner. I'm so excited to share these with you and have you try for yourself how great they are. All you have to do is follow both Coley Kuyper and The Avarca Store on Instagram and tag 3 friends on my account who you think would enjoy these too.
AND with that they are also offering 15% off all purchases now through May 9, 2016. Use the code COLEY15 at check out to get your discount.
Giveaway is good for US residents only. The winner will be announced next Monday, May 2, 2016. Go enter now and good luck!