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kellyvia

kellyvia Home is Uganda, from NC, USA •Happy Wife •Mother to 6 (5 girls, 1 baby boy) •Missions •Adoption •Photography •Homeschooling •Saying Yes to Jesus http://www.thevias.com/
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@kellyvia

kellyvia
Our valentine's tradition is the always anticipated daddy date night, where daddy's girls get all dolled up & he showers them with love all evening long. they have their annual spot along the nile (@theblacklantern_ ), where they are gifted flowers, cards, & candy, they share all the love words, and they eat ribs until their hearts are content.
my valentine's mommy date looked a little different. i stayed in with my little man, had takeout from @shawarmakingsjinja, watched praise baby, and played with toys on the floor for hours. it was perfect. ❤️


i love all my whole crew of valentines, but especially that really hot one in the middle. you & me forever, babe. happy valentine's day.


see more in my stories.
4 151 3 hours ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
She calls this her "better kiss." it includes hands perfectly placed on the cheeks and a big squishy, energetic kiss on the lips. this is not an ordinary kiss; it is reserved for her special moments. this was her kiss for her daddy before he took her & her sisters for their annual valentine's day date. of course it makes him melt every. single. time. {cue all the swoons here.}


this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. each week a new theme will be posted, so be on the lookout! this week’s theme is "love is in the air."

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other, dm if you would like to join the list. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
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next up: @jennydunnpray!



#gotd_2122 #cm_love2 #sb_xoxo #fam_connection #loveweek_nio #insta_familyshots_15 #becfebchallenge #kotl_love #valentine #valentinesday #045_love #tpn_emotion #myweekofallilove #storytellinghands #raw_cuteness #candidchildhood #the_sugar_jar #my_magical_moments #honestlyparents #documentyourdays #documentyourmemories_ #shared_joy #pixel_kids #savorlifeintensely #capture_your_stories #fatherdaughter #dadlife #goldenhour
53 267 Yesterday

@kellyvia

kellyvia
"sorry girls! mom is my valentine." after five girls, having a handsome little boy in the house is sometimes very new for me. our traditions of daddy dates have left me home alone, and in previous years i haven't had a little prince to swoon over or have mommy dates with. but not anymore! corban, i'll be your mommy valentine any day of the year, baby boy! i love you!



#viasinuganda #motherhoodiscolorful #mynameismama #ig_motherhood #momswithcameras #a_beautiful_you #p52clicks #pho_mom_grapher #mothersintheframe #motherly #motherhood #motherhoodjourney #memoirsofmotherhood #simplymothers #themotherhoodexperienceproject #totm_momintheframe
21 269 2 days ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
"some babies need heart surgeries when they are born..."
"that's why we are putting patches on the hearts, momma? to show that they are all better?"
"yes. in honor of babies all over the world born with the fight ahead of them to live and overcome their chds." •

did you know that there are 40 different types of congenital heart defects (chds)? these conditions can affect the heart’s structure, how it works, or both. little is known about the cause of most them. there is not yet a cure for any of them.

chds are the most common birth defect. each year, about 1 baby out of every 100 is born with a heart defect.  about 25% of these babies will have critical chd, generally needing surgery or other invasive procedures within their first year of life.

thank you, @littlefarmphotography for the #paperheartproject & for bringing #chdawareness for greater research funding & lord willing, many lives saved in the future!



#kotl_love #clickinmoms_hearts #sj_hearts #tme_paperheartproject #ri_pjp #rcc_thepaperheartproject #dym_paperheart #chd #036_negative_space #napcpred #sc_red #csm_colorred
54 155 2 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
We took time out of the evening to work on the #paperheartproject. while kia was mostly focused on what she could cut, color, paste, or clip...karis was concerned more about the "why" of the project. as we crafted, i told her that she was blessed to be born with a healthy heart, but some children are born with hearts that are sick and need lots of medical attention as soon as they are born to be healthy... •

i am honored to participate in this project to bring #chdawareness during the month of february. more heart photos coming your way this week...



#aos_together #pastelsweek_nio #becfebchallenge #kotl_love #p52_storytelling #clickinmoms_hearts #sj_hearts #tme_paperheartproject #ri_pjp #rcc_thepaperheartproject #dym_paperheart #paperheartproject #chd
31 186 2 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
Our caboose...our boy who follows his five older sisters, is thirteen months. {sigh}. babies just don't keep. it's bittersweet watching him crawl away from babyhood into toddlerhood, but it's a sweet journey nonetheless.
milestones: crawling everywhere, standing but not independently walking, clapping, loving all music, cannot resist an opportunity to be in water, has an eight-toothed smile, loves his bottle, will not be spoon fed, can't be bothered with eating solids, says "daddy, mommy, love you, kayil, cana, chloe, and kia," among some other cute baby babble. he is infatuated with soft pillows. oh, and he has a habit of wanting to play at 3am...(please let it be a quick phase 🤦🏼‍♀️)


i never knew how much joy a boy would bring to our family until god gave us this precious gift. thank you, lord, for our precious corban elias.
34 222 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
I had the perfect little outfit. plans for the day. we would swim, we would brunch, we would do all the birthday things. but then momma's back went out on friday and today was the first day i've been out of bed.
but the birthday celebrations must be go on!! so, daddy & the sisters decorated and cleaned, her sisters made her pineapple-upside down cake (her choice), and we even made it out of the house for brunch. the presents were wrapped and torn open with laughter, and the birthday girl spent the majority of her day in her undies.
and you know, it was such an imperfectly perfect day.
happy 4th birthday to our sweet ugandan born babe. we love you, kaliyah jade. ❤️


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21 251 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
The hubs & i recently took a few days away to kampala for the two of us. we did all the kampala things...ate good food, went to the cinema, and bought overpriced groceries. we also slept in, cuddled in the middle of the day, took lots of hot showers, and slept.all.night. .
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we also talked all things 2019...and we have come to the conclusion that this year is just going to have a lot of hard mixed in. and that's okay. because, i believe, god sometimes strengthens us by walking hand in hand with us through the hard rather than sending our path around it, avoiding it altogether. so, here's to 2019, and the beautiful it produces in our lives, lord willing. •

this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. each week a new theme will be posted, so be on the lookout! this week’s theme is self-portraiture.

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other, dm if you would like to join the list. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
🍃
next up: @meghan_endahl
61 273 4 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
When your girls decide that climbing the walls around your compound is the "new, fun outdoor activity," you find a way to have some fun with it! even though our wall is a little higher than i'd like for them to climb, i want to encourage their adventureous & brave spirits as much as i can!
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#aoe_together #siblinghoodlove #oem_outdoors #tpn_adventure #tsj_sky
#wilderness_kids #runwildmychild  #kidswhoexplore#wildandfreechildren #wildandbravelittles #letthemexplore
#project_faceless #faceless_friday #aos_silhouette #cw_popofcolor #lyj_popofcolor #inspired_by_colour #siblinghoodlove
#beyondbacklight #cameramama  #let_there_be_delight #celebrate_childhood #magicofchildhood #loveourbigkids #silhouette_creative #atdiff_silhouette #loves_silhouettes #raw_silhouette #gf_silhouettes
52 410 4 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
She's been swiping her bangs from her eyes for weeks, but i've just been procrastinating. honestly, she has been too. even though the last time i cut her hair it didn't hurt, she wasn't positive that it wouldn't this time. the trim began with uncertainty, but it ended with all smiles as she was able to see clearly again with her fresh & cute bangs!
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#jip_eyes #documentyourdays
#cameramama #candidchildhood #the_sugar_jar #our_everyday_moments #simplychildren #artofstorytelling_ig #honestlyparents #mytinymoments #let_there_be_delight #celebrate_childhood
#pixel_kids #magicofchildhood #parenthood_moments #wildandbravelittles #momtogs #thephotographersnotebook #talesofthemoment #kidsforreal #moodandcharacter #storytellinghands #thehairmemoirs #cys_crop #ourlightwithin #adventureswithchildren  #storyofchildhood #documentyourmemories_ #parenthood_moments #sc_theme316
53 346 4 weeks ago