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I decided a while ago I wanted to be a deeply joyful and content person. And not just when my circumstances were good, but at my core, for myself & my family - So today on the blog I shared 5 ways that have helped me become more joyful and content 💛

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are you ready for cozy fall or clinging to summer?? I’m so ready for fall 🙋🏻‍♀️but probably won’t see it for quite some time 😂☀️🌻 #sunshinestate #missingthemidwest

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just in case you need a reminder; you’re enough just the way you are. No accomplishment makes someone “better” or more worthy, so stop comparing yourself and be proud of who you are - you are wonderfully made. There’s a Creator who breathed life into you and knows every hair on your head, & He adores you - It’s okay to have good days and hard days- we all do. But no matter the day, we have to choose gratitude. There’s always something to be thankful for - happy Tuesday friends ✨

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King Studio Summer Bash 2019 was a success! 🌊💙👏🏼

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“I could never do that, I’d get too attached” - This is probably the most common response we get after people find out we are a foster family. And it’s a hard one to swallow - As a foster parent, you HAVE to get too attached. It’s the only way these kids learn healthy attachment. It’s a messy and beautiful privilege to get too attached and know these beautiful children. And it’s key that we not only get too attached, but we do so with the hopes of reunification for their family until proven unsafe or unlikely - I shared more thoughts on why we get too attached on the blog today and why it’s a privilege to be a foster parent. Link is in my bio 🖤

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from childhood barbies to bachelorettes in Vegas! We love you Sarah ✨👏🏼💍 #vivalasvegas #cousins

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I love being his mama 💛

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happy Monday! Zach and I had the best weekend together and are feeling recharged and refreshed after our little getaway - But even more than sleeping and drinking our coffee in peace, this weekend was devoted to intentional marriage time- time to make sure our marriage was strong and ready for the next season of our family’s life. While marriage is the greatest gift, it takes work! It doesn’t last by chance. I shared more about this on the blog today, along with some pics from our weekend ✌🏼✨

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highly recommend marriage 👌🏼

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Our renewal date is coming up quickly for our home’s foster care certification, and we’ve prayed a lot about what to do. - Foster care is so near to our heart, and yet our family’s capacity is feeling a little maxed out with the ages and needs of our boys, Zach’s work, and some unknowns regarding our future - I’ve shared more about our decision towards re-certifying and some of our thoughts on it on the blog today. I pray it encourages you in whatever seasons of life you are in, whether you are a foster parent or not. #kingsfosteringstory #kingfamilyunscripted

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I can’t thank everyone enough for all the love and support on The Kings Unscripted.In case you missed it, my blog has officially launched & the link is in bio - If you haven’t had a chance to visit it yet there’s a recap of Mason’s adoption day, Liam’s first birthday, and a Foster Care Q&A already up! #kingsfosteringstory #kingsadoptionstory #kingfamilyunscripted

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I am so excited to share with you guys what I’ve been working on! drumrollllll please ….I’ve started a blog! Introducing, The King Family, Unscripted • Lately, I’ve been wanting a place that allows me to go deeper - a place to share more about foster parenting & adoption, our family life, motherhood & faith. By sharing the real and raw aspects of our life, I hope it sparks curiosity and encouragement for anyone who follows along for the ride • My hope is that this space not only gives you a look into our everyday life + foster care & adoption, but it inspires you. The Kings Unscripted was created to be a genuine place to learn, laugh, and be challenged to live bolder and dream bigger. I’m so very excited! Let’s do this! Links in my bio ✨

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such fun times on the farm this weekend with family! it’s always so good to get away, unplug, and just be together .

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the boys have mouthfuls of watermelon, the flag is hung, and the fam is together . A perfect 4th of July 👌🏼❤️🇺🇸 and of course a happy birthday to our Liam, we love you!!

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I really can’t believe our little Liam turns one this week - how has it been a year?! Since we are going out of town for the 4th we celebrated him this weekend - July 4th style 🇺🇸❤️✨We love you our sweet happy boy!

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he’s my favorite . #spidermanmovie

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happy Father’s Day @zachking !! You are the best dad to our boys, instilling hard work, fun, grace and a love for Jesus to them daily. We love you!

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my biggest piece of advice for foster parents or those becoming foster parents is to seek community - the foster care journey is not an easy one, and to do it well you desperately need others. People who will pray over you & your kiddos, give you a shoulder to lean on, or provide some relief when needed - We are beyond blessed to call these people our tribe. This was mason’s finalization court hearing - we PACKED that courthouse (one of the biggest adoptions they’d ever seen 🤣) - If you feel a tug to help but don’t feel ready to foster , find a foster family and stand along side them. I’m so thankful our people chose to do that for us, we couldn’t have made it this far without them

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he hasn’t quite grasped “quiet on set” but other than that Liam is killing it at his first commercial gig with daddy 🎬

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thanks for the memories Hawaii , it’s been the best week celebrating mason’s adoption, relaxing and recharging 🤙🏼 love you @zachking & this life we’re building together

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the sweetest beach babe. gosh I love him. - suit is by @summersalt #ad& it is the greatest suit for playing with your littles! use code RACHELMKING10 for $10 towards your own!

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I couldn’t be more thankful for this family of mine, even if it takes 9284 attempts for one nice family photo🤘🏼

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the best part of this vacation has been watching the boys’ faces as they experience all the fun . we are so thankful for this time together ☀️💦

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safe to say we are enjoying paradise🌴🍍🙌🏼

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Yesterday was simply magical. Every little detail , even the rain, made it the most perfect day for Annie and Brad to say I do . We love you both , and are so excited for you to embark this adventure together. Welcome to the family Brad! 🌿✨🍾

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BOY MAMA // love these boys more than they’ll ever know 🖤 #mothersday

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scrolling through past photos in tears of gratitude. I’m so humbled and honored God picked me to raise these kiddos, some for a season & some for life. This journey of motherhood hasn’t necessarily been an easy one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. to all you mamas out there; bio, foster, adoptive, step, single . You are a rockstar. You are enough , and you should be proud. You are doing the hardest job, & probably on little to no sleep. So mamas, here’s to you, Happy Mother’s Day. #happymothersday #kingsfosteringstory #kingsadoptionstory

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mom and dad’s night out 👏🏼✨ #pikaparty

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4 moms + 6 kids (3&under) took on the beach. It was a little bit of chaos and a whole lot of fun☀️🌊🤪👏🏼

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such a special weekend celebrating our sis, the bride to be 💍✨

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two years ago today little man joined our family & he stole our hearts the minute we met him - he was sooo tiny 😭😭, safe to say my emotions are high with finalization right around the corner 😍🙃the countdown to KING is on!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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We are so close to a very special day full of joy and celebration (and tears I’m sure -cue all the happy emotions😍😭) Its the day that promises us forever- our adoption day. It’d be easy to say we are nearing the finish line, and we are, for this first part of our family's story. And while we CANNOT WAIT to celebrate this moment, we recognize it also marks the beginning of our next journey. A journey of identity for our little man as an adoptive child. And as his parents, we will do our very best always to honor his birth family & heritage, walk alongside him as he has questions and processes his story, and to remind him every day that he is loved and accepted unconditionally. We thank God every day we have the privilege of calling him ours.

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disney magic, california sun, & lots of love // today was a good one❤️✨

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today made me so excited for summer with our boys🙌🏼👏🏼☀️💛⚾️🌭🥨🌽

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life with you is the best🖤

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happy birthday little man. celebrating you is such a joy. I thank God everyday we are still doing life together, & can’t wait to watch you grow this next year. #2yearsold #kingsfosteringstory

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this kid always has a smile on his face and it’s just the best. happy weekend friends!👏🏼

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love these boys of mine❤️❤️❤️#happyvalentinesday

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after a very long season of waiting we got some good news today moving us forward with little man so we celebrated with airplane watching , which happens to be his current fav☀️✈️👌🏼 #kingsfosteringstory

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happy birthday to my favorite guy! The boys and I adore you and are so proud of you !! love you 🖤

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stoked for two reasons; 1. @zachking is home after being gone for a week & 2. it’s Superbowl Sunday , who are you cheering for? 🏈🐏🙌🏼 #gorams

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family snow day 🌨❄️☃️

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family vogue session while celebrating the in-laws 30th wedding anniversary ✨

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happy 4 years babe! you are the greatest dad, the sweetest husband, and my best friend. I love you and the life we are building together.🖤 #happyanniversary #4years

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Merry Christmas! Hope today is filled with joy and sweet family time 🎄✨#matchingpjs #christmasmorning

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got some exciting news regarding little man’s case this week! Being a foster parent can be so hard at times with all the waiting and uncertainty , but it’s all so worth it. 4 more sleeps til Christmas! soaking in all the moments with my little tribe 🎄❤️🎅🏼🙏🏼 #kingsfosteringstory #stepstowardsforever

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my sweet grandma went to be with Jesus today. Here she is, carrying my dad on her back, rescuing kids who had been orphaned by the war in South Korea. She lived a courageous life, and built a long-lasting legacy, that ultimately impacted the way we have built our family through fostering. We will miss her terribly, but celebrate that she is now with her Savior and husband. Kathryn Holm 1933-2018 🖤

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Mary Poppins Returns was practically perfect in every way ✨ #marypoppinsreturns

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so thankful for my boys (especially the one behind the camera) & the simple moments. feeling beyond grateful for this life. Happy thanksgiving 🍁

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today was good for the soul. love you @zachking