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Update!

It’s been 6 months since I last blogged. Woops!

Here’s a peek at those beach pictures I said I would be posting.

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A little update on our crazy crew: we’re still alive!:)

I mentioned in a previous post that we signed up as Young Living distributors 18 months ago. Since then, the Lord has done some really big things. We’ve been on 11 trips this year, all thanks to YL. Tyler is still home with us full time. I’ve stepped back from photography. I am able to do it because I love it again, and not to make a living, and that’s been a blessing for the time being. Who knows what the future will hold, but for now I am loving this time with my babies and am right where I need to be.

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We also bought 80 acres of land and are designing our new home… hoping to break ground this spring! It is on top of an incredible hill and it takes my breath away every time I stand there and envision the adventures we will have. We plan to have chickens, ducks, goats, a pig (don’t tell Ty), and maybe alpacas. After a few months of searching and having our hearts broken a couple times over losing two properties we felt were “perfect,” God stepped in and presented something so much better that is truly perfect for us. We are excited to open our home to foster children and have space for missionary housing when the project is complete! Seriously y’all, the Lord is so faithful.

And more good news! Since Young Living has transformed our lives to the point that we are making more in a month than  Ty used to make in a YEAR (what?! Lord, you are so crazy), we’ve also been able to fulfill our dream of funding adoptions for other families. As I’ve shared, this has been on our hearts for a couple years now and to see it all come to fruition is so life-giving. We are overjoyed! And we are now dreaming new and even bigger dreams about how we can bless others and be good stewards of all that the Lord has placed in our hands.

Another incredible part of our journey with YL has been watching others on our team who have signed up under us see the same kind of success. Watching families walk free of debt, be able to fund adoptions, travel the world, and give generously, has created a ripple effect that we did not see coming. We stand in awe and are so grateful! Doing this life with our fellow #happyoilers is the most fulfilling thing we could imagine.

With all that’s been going on, I haven’t done a great job of documenting my little ones in recent months. But this week I hauled them out to the tree farm and snapped a few images, and  I am so glad I did. I’ve missed shooting them!

My friend Blair met us out there and was so kind as to take all the ones of the 6 of us together. Bless you and your patience, Blair!:)

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Homeboy does not like his thunder stolen.

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The kiddos are now ages:
Cade – almost 7
Story – 4
Nolan – 2
Harbor – 1

They are so much fun, even when the big two are fighting and the little two are destroying everything 😉

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Harbor’s adoption is officially final! She is a Vining forever & ever.

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She wanted a smartie for every smile. Sit, smile, get up, get paid. Work it, girl.

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I hope you guys are enjoying the wonder of this holiday season. It’s so nice to “catch up with you”:)

To follow day-to-day happenings, be sure to hit up instagram. I’m still quite active there, and will hopefully be more active here too.

For questions about Young Living, please contact me at madison@madisonvining.com. We are so happy to help others get plugged in with improved wellness, renewed purpose, and financial abundance. We’d love to talk to you!

-M

Madison Vining

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Brittnie Clemens - December 4, 2015 - 7:53 pm

What tree farm did you go to?

Story Kate | Our First Broken Bone

I’m in the process of getting all caught up and recapping the highlights of our last couple months, and I’m going in completely random order.

A while back, Story broke her arm on the trampoline.

The place we were referred to was lame and only had two color options for casts, so we picked light blue and then the next  morning I painted her cast sparkly purple.

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My Story-girl. I am zero percent shocked that she was our first broken bone. Wild and free, that little fireball.

When we got back from the emergency room in just her temporary sling, her first words were “Can I go jump on the trampoline?” ; )

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XOXO

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Lorena Maldonado - July 25, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Oh man we had a broken bone this summer as well and the first thing my kid said after he ER (with a splint not a cast) was “I am going to go ride my bike” his feet don’t even touch the floor

Happy Belated 4th & Other Happenings

I fell off the blogging wagon and then the wagon basically ran me over… oops. But I’m back now, and I bring eye candy!

We had an amazing 4th of July filled with friends, fireworks, water slides, kitten chasing, buggy rides, and corresponding patriotic clothing, because #AMERICA.

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Two days later, we hopped a plane to Navarre, Florida for a week in absolute paradise. Clear blue water, white sugar sand, jetskiing, paddle boarding, inflatable waterpark dominating (mostly Ty), dolphin seeing, crab eating, pina colada sipping, sandy little bottom pinching… pure goodness. It was just what we needed.

We are so blessed that Young Living has afforded us so many opportunities to travel this year! If you would have told me when we signed up that we would have hit Diamond in 10 months and been able to pay off $60,000 of adoption & NICU bills in just a handful of months, plus do all the traveling we’re able to do and give so freely to causes God has laid on our hearts, I would have thought you were crazy. I’ve said it before, but I continually stand in awe of this whole thing! Ty being home and adventuring with us 24/7 is the cherry on top! We truly want this type of freedom for everyone.

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(We add about 1,000 new people to our YL team each month, and we’d love to send you some info if you are curious! Just message me via the contact tab.)

More photos from our beach trip to come in another post! We were able to have photos done by Melissa Wilson, Florida’s most talented & celebrated photographer. Huge bucket list checkoff!

XOXO

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TonyandAngie Hepp - July 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Like, Like, LIKE!!!! :)

Amazon Prime Day Favorites

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It’s here… Amazon Prime Day! A day that has been touted as better than Black Friday, and I’m giving that a great big thumbs up.

Here are my favorite deals of the day!

 

 

For moms:

* Michael Kors sunglasses – 60% off

* Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack – 20% off

* Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes (6 packs of 70 wipes) – 50% off

*Moscow Mule mugs – 40% off

* iBot Roomba Cleaner – 38% off

 

For littles:

* Baby Jogger stroller ($99 – what?!) – 44% off

* EZPZ Happy Mat (several cute colors) – 20% off

* Reusable baby food pouches (so cute, so functional!) – 37% off

* New Balance shoes for little kids – 36% off

* 12 ft Jump & Dunk trampoline – 22% off

* New Balance infant shoes

* Skip Hop safety harness (several styles) – 35% off

* Skip Hop Lunchie & Bottle set (under $5!) – 76% off

* Step2 water table – 40% off

* Kindle Fire Kids Edition – 29% off

 

XOXO

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TonyandAngie Hepp - July 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Some of these look great! Did you happen to scout out any hot deals for photogs? 😉

Ridiculous Cuteness

Oh hey. I’m almost 8 months now and I crawl and sit and have a tooth and am still WAY TOO PRESHHUSSS.

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Can you even? Cuz I can’t even.

XOXO

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