Marina Lee-Mitchell

Raising 5 daughters w/ @nshaym From CA to ATX 8 kids (all girls!) live here ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ Pray โ€ข Dance โ€ข Laugh โ€ข Cry โ€ข Love ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿชโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿท๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ

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Took this one on a mini-date the other day during her sister's swim practice. She's my quality time & physical touch girl meaning, she feels most loved when I spend one on one time with her and give her lots of hugs and hold her hand while we stroll the streets drinking boba tea. Or something nearly close to that. She's my first born, my guinea pig (you know what I mean). She's my mini-me with a heavy dose of her dad. She likes details and specific notions and safe things. This teenager has a beautiful smile, a compassionate heart and a firm buck when I make her try new things (though less forceful than before). I love her. She loves me. Our hearts are unified though we fight and fuss and roll our eyes. We forgive and laugh and lean into love. We're learning. We're growing. And I'm so blessed to grow with this one ๐Ÿ’–

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Aren't all days Park days? Nah. They're not in our world. But today just so happens to be one! Yay for everyone ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

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Remembering our time in Miami a couple weeks ago. Praying for all our friends and family and those we don't know who are being affected by hurricane Irma. "Go to sea and dissipate."

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Hello lovely birdies ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง

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Basically this. And, is it really only Thursday??? "I've lost my mind and I'm pretty sure the kids took it." @smashedpeasandcarrots

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Still about that #swimlife

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It's Monday. I'm just over here remembering that evening I spent with my sisters in California last month. Miss these beautiful sisters of mine โค๏ธโค๏ธ @hasaleman @charlene.pons #mylifeisrich

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Coffee break with my eldest daughter. But really... is a โญ๏ธ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ caramel frap really a coffee drink?!?!? (hint: the answer is two letters) ๐Ÿšซ #sosweet #toosweet #howintheworld #dopeopledrinkthis #isuredont #butshedoes

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His shirt says "Legends are born in September." Happy Birthday @hrabiu ~ you are already a legend in my book. Love you. Legend.

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Apple pie a la mode on Lone Star State plates for Grammy's send off tonight #texas #atx #couldnthelpmyself #actually #itwasmydaughtersidea #adios #weregoingtomissyou #morethanwordscansay

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I watched the sunrise this morning. Being a west coast girl I have seen many a sunset over the ocean horizon. This morning was special. It's been a while since I've witnessed the sun RISE over the ocean horizon. I'm choosing to let it signify the dawn of a new season of life for me. We head back into the storm today. As in literally, we're flying into Texas where Hurricane Harvey is still dumping rain. I'm hoping they let the plane land. It all feels pretty significant...

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My guy turned 40 and we flew to Florida on gifted flights and gifted accommodations and then someone on the beach who was also turning forty gifted us this balloon (just for the photo; we gave it back). Other than the fact that Hurricane Harvey is hitting our current home state where our kids and family are and we're not 100% sure that we'll be able to fly home ๐Ÿ˜ฑ it's been a pretty spectacular celebration thus far. We're going to go have dinner and listen to some Cubano music ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ #thisisforty #thisisflorida #thisisagiantballoon #hurricaneharveyiscoming #and #weresofaraway #prayformyfamily #mysisterhasmykids #mymotherinlawhassometoo

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Spent the weekend away from home with these ones. These really are my people. I actually made five of them with some help from the tallest one. And we're still "making" them into the phenomenal people they're becoming. What a journey both delightful and unpleasant, joyful and miserable, blissful and wretched, all the highs and lows and in betweens.
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Three of them start school tomorrow. It's the first year that I'm not officially homeschooling anyone since 2008. There are so many things in our world that are about to be eclipsed at the start of this school year (and it isn't just the sun). Here's to another new, more change, extra stretching, growth and greatness for our treasured ones. Cheers to a new week! ๐Ÿฅ‚ #thesearemypeople #noreally #thosearemykids #andmyhusband #theyspottedsomefish #itwasagreatweekend #backtolife #backtoschool #ilovethem

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You know how they do #texaspride It's deep y'all. Deep.

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We went to a luau with family for friends who are like family. Look at these three, gorgeous inside and out. Family. It's the best. Let's be intentional with our family. Life is a vapor. Legacy lives. #family #familymatters #familyisforever

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Whatcha know about this? Cuz I'm 'bout to slap somebody ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฝ #subculture #references #iblametheluau #filipinofood #winning

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Summer is coming to an end over here (my kids don't start school till next week) so we're documenting the last few moments. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž
My husband took this photo of these eight treasures after he'd taken them swimming. This man of mine is so adventurous and fun. And maybe a little crazy (?!?!?) I mean... how many dads do you know that would take eight girls swimming BY HIMSELF? (we know quite a few actually, but still...) #summerdaze #hesmyhero #thesegirlsaretreasures #thetwinsstayedhome

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Like a spy ๐Ÿ˜œ

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AM โ˜•๏ธ PM ๐Ÿท I'm currently wishing I really had some vino in the house ~ heavy sigh, oh well. Okay so it's not every AM & PM which is a good thing actually. Let's all drink more water. Water and greens and kombucha and ginger... and more water ๐Ÿ’ฆ and if someone local decides to bring a bottle of wine over... well, cheers!

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I love that my people will level with me #thesearemypeople

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Me & my Gram. Family Reunion. Here I am with my favorite person. She's the reason for this family without whom we wouldn't exist to gather. XO #thesearemypeople

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Barnard Reunion. #thesearemypeople

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My sister sent me this snap in a text: "Awesome things will happen today if you choose not to be a miserable cow" ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ Of course I laughed so hard I fell off the couch. This is our humour (spelling intentional).

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About that bitter ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

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Take me back #espaรฑa

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It's summertime and there's been lots of riding and falling and getting up trying again and more riding with less falling and lots of learning... all of it for everyone.

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Sometimes being a mom can be draining but it's funny too!

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That toddler life. Which apparently I may never, ever see come to an end...

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How well can you read lips? What on earth do you think this little one is saying? #enjoliehope #hopecanlooklikethis

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Today has been fun. Pup decided he wanted to get in on the cosmetics situation too #shihtzusofinstagram #theydidntgivehimamakeover #heatethepowder #whydoesheeateverything #suchadog

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