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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This. this is how i found my 9 & 11 year old girls this afternoon. and i'm not sure whether to cry or laugh, or cry & laugh. this i know for sure...they had a lot of fun. this i also know for sure...they will be staying outside until daddy gets home and decides what in the world to do with this mess, ha! oh motherhood, you never ceases to amaze me.



#p52_storytelling #sc_theme319
#wilderness_kids #runwildmychild #theoutdoorchild #adventureswithchildren #wildandfreechildren #letthemexplore #project_faceless #faceless_friday #atdiff_faceless #honestlyparents
#loveourbigkids #shared_joy #cameramama #candidchildhood #capture_your_stories #the_sugar_jar #pixel_kids #theartofchildhood #documentyourmemories_ #documentyourdays #artofstorytelling_ig #talesofthemoment #magicofchildhood #gotd_2128 #savorlifeintensely #clickinmoms #childhoodwonders #purelyauthenticchildhood

comment 96 star 325 6 hours ago

Tuesdays in bukaleba with our @arise_africa children's home is one of our favorite parts of the week! even though our via kids get super creative and plan all sorts of hands-on learning activities to reinforce the day's bible lesson, many times the children just love the simple joy of a blank sheet of paper and a handful of crayons to draw and shade what they learned that day. so...we try to often provide this activity, since it seems to be an absolute favorite for all the children...even mine!



#viasinuganda #readersareleaders #volunteer #missionarykids #missionarylife #homeschoollife #homeschool
#fms_littledetails #fms_inspirational 
#fms_create #p52_storytelling #beinstainspired #talesofthemoment #artofstorytelling_ig #letthembelittle #theeverydayportrait  #documentyourdays #theartofchildhood #deeplyauthentic #snapfromtheheart  #candidchildhood #capture_your_stories #magicofchildhood #shared_joy

comment 47 star 168 Yesterday

Homeschool day one, semester 3. we had a huge break in our school schedule due to...well...not having any more curriculum. of course, the learning continued through everyday life...just not in the classroom. it was an unscheduled break, but for the season of life we were in, it couldn't have come at a better time. but, i'm ready for some structure and guidance breathed back into our days and jumping back into some books. and by the enthusiasm shown by our kids, i think they are ready too! oh, and did you notice the newest little student? yep...kia has her own school supplies this semester and she couldn't be more excited. here's to a new season & a new semester!



#viasinuganda #homeschool #homeschooldays #homeschooling #homeschoolcollective #homeschoolmama #thisparentsjoy

comment 49 star 282 2 days ago

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.


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comment 10 star 318 5 days ago

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!
🍃
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 #storytellinghands #raw_cuteness #candidchildhood #the_sugar_jar #my_magical_moments #honestlyparents #documentyourdays #documentyourmemories_ #shared_joy #pixel_kids #savorlifeintensely #capture_your_stories #fatherdaughter #dadlife #goldenhour #thisparentsjoy

comment 59 star 300 6 days ago

"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

comment 21 star 286 1 weeks ago

"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

comment 54 star 159 3 weeks ago

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

comment 31 star 193 3 weeks ago

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.

comment 34 star 225 4 weeks ago

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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comment 21 star 252 4 weeks ago