Chosenfamily Photos & Videos

45 minutes ago

HAPPY FREAKING BIRTHDAY TO MY LIFELONG SOUL SISTA AND BEST FRIEND 🖤 Instagram would only allow ten pictures when I have 26 years worth of pics! Words cannot describe the amount of grateful I am for you. Thanks for being my step in baby daddy, god mommy to Nash, sidekick in everything, my laughter on dark days, and the reason I invested in depends in high school. People dream of having a friendship like ours and I am so blessed to have met you on that kindergarten playground 26 years ago. Here is to 70 more years of friendship and fun! Xoxo #Labri #loveyou #chosenfamily #bestie #happybirthday #thisis28 #ittakesavillage @batchelor_lauren

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1 hour ago

I used to write a lot of romantic livejournal posts about the color of streetlights on sidewalks in Chicago. And I wrote a lot about how the color was impossible to describe. How, really, the color is a feeling. . It was good to be back in Chicago, my home from 2003-2009, to celebrate @tagonyou’s law school graduation (!) and to see so many people who are woven in my memories like music. . And the sidewalks are as romantic as ever. . #chicago #chosenfamily

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1 hour ago

A Word On Weeds: Simply a plant in the wrong place. I found this Hosta while cleaning up under a Magnolia tree. Instead of pulling her up because I had no hand in putting her there, I left her even though she was a weed.... Occasionally in life there needs to be a time where you question what is typically done. Weather it be where a plant is placed, what food you eat, how you spend your free time, who you choose as your family... I could go on and on. The beautiful thing about that, you can question everything.🙃🌱 Live mindfully my friends. #mindfull #chosenfamily #plants #gardening #happyaccident #life #mindfull #mindfulness #hosta #plants #plant #gardening #spring #outdoors #outside #weeds #life #living #kindness

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2 hours ago

WILD ASPARAGUS STALKING!!! My sister & cousin/mother of the groom harvesting wild asparagus in my cousin’s secret spot! My Manhattan hosts were so grateful to receive the bounty, though they say now their future experiences of asparagus will never meet this sublime freshness. My ma grew up in Germantown and now I have several beautiful queer friends living in the area so I again find myself bridging different worlds—the local farmer roots of my immigrant German grandparents and the ‘incomers’ who are learning all the ways of this beautiful land of the Mohegan people, where my aunt knows every tree and asparagus & my cousins know all the best trout fishing spots. Feeling my born and chosen families moving closer together, I never expected it and I am grateful. #chosenfamily #family #cousins #sisters #asparagus #immigrantparents #farmers #applefarm #upstate #germantown #secretspot

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2 hours ago

Fun perks going in the mail today for my PATREON supporters! Everything this month is focused on the book release for Coco & Olive... sticker sheets, magnets & notecards featuring these adorable doggie characters... plus there’s an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for supporters on my Patreon right now! Want to learn more? Click the link in my bio. Or look me up on Patreon as “darlingillustrations” Book release date is 5/30 & I’m so completely excited!!!!!!! 💕 It’s been such an exciting countdown @michellemadridbranch ! . . . #cocoandolive #thecoloroflove #blendedfamily #adoptionadvocate #adoptivefamily #dogadoption #doglovers #chosenfamily #childrensbooks #storybook #patreonperks #patreonartist #myart #mybook #internationaladoption #borderlesslove #truefamily at Tacoma, Washington

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2 hours ago

This family right here. I am so thankful for them, their sacrifice, their support and love. I wouldn’t be me without them. Jeff, Erin, Cam, Jack and Lilly, I love you and thank you. On to new adventures in the big city. #chosenfamily

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3 hours ago

There are angels among us. 💞 . The past few weeks have been super stressful, and as I find myself telling loved ones to find moments of joy and gratitude, perhaps I should listen to my own advice?! . So today, I am pausing for a minute to be thankful for one of my “angels” on earth @vicki.eatherly01 . My former neighbor who has graciously adopted me here in Nashville. I feel super blessed that Miss Vicki drops in randomly to make sure I’m ok or offer a kind word or to bring farm grown strawberries and peaches and even arrangements made from the leftover flowers she had from making arrangements for her church. 🍓🍑 She also knew how upset I was that spider mites took over my little rose plant, so she brought over a colorful Crotin plant. 🥀🌹 How blessed am I to have someone care so much and be so thoughtful? Thank you Vicki for all the little things that you do to brighten my days. You are so appreciated and loved. Thank you for you and for always thinking of me as one of your little “flowers” to care for. ❤️ . . #nashville #chosenfamily #garden #flowers #smallactsoflove #kindness #blessed #loved #angelsonearth at Nashville, Tennessee

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3 hours ago

🔺MEASURE IN LOVE🔻 —————— This guy right here is that: all love. He is one of the purest, most incredible souls you’ll ever find; and he’s celebrating a big birthday today! 🎁 ¡Feliz cumpleaños mi flaquito! Te abrazo siempre y deseo que seas muy feliz. Por más viajes y momentos juntos. 🥂🎉 • • #hesfamily #friendslikefamily #happybirthday #seasonsoflove #cumpleañosfeliz #felizcumpleaños #chosenfamily #puertorico #puertorico🇵🇷 #Beach #culebra #flamencobeach #travelgram #travelphotography at Culebra, Puerto Rico

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3 hours ago

Steven, Lion and Greg💖🤩 some of my #bestboys from #stevenuniverse🌟😍 hoping to get these two turds involved with more of my #cosplay because I seriously had a blast just goofing off with them taking these pics😆🥰 I want to start doing more cosplays with my local friends too!! So if you’re in the Columbus area and enjoy group cosplays pls HMU I’m dying for more creative friends🙏💞 #chosenfamily #stevenuniversecosplay #thecrystalgems #greguniverse #stevenbomb #lion #pinkdiamond #pink #familycosplay #familycostumes #husky #boysinmakeup #ftm #transman #transgender #wickeddcosplay

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3 hours ago

Love this shot of Dreams and Visions’ “Chosen Family” service. Kids are playing on the prayer cushions in the back, free to run, and grownups are scattered around. It’s the kind of loose, joyful community we set out to make together!!! #queerchurch #chosenfamily #dreamsmadereal

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4 hours ago

Yesterday @rrose.goldin graduated with her MFA from MICA! I never would have thought at the tome we met that you would have had such a wonderful impact on my life. I watched you this past year and all I can say is you are SO strong, intelligent and talented. You worked your ass off for this degree. I will miss our late night study sessions in your studio but you did it baby! SO proud of you and I love you!! #MFA #SheAArtist #MICA #Family #ChosenFamily #NotDatingForTheNoseyPeople #SheBeDoingArt at Maryland Institute College of Art

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4 hours ago

Tenho enorme admiração por esses dois amigos incríveis @gushaas e @elsiegh !!! Ah se o Taco El Pancho falasse... Ainda bem que não fala! E, detalhe, #PRESCREVEU, 🤣🤣🤣 Sou grato a vocês para sempre meus amigos! Jamais esquecerei o bem que me fizeram! Obrigado por terem nos permitido viver o @tacoelpanchocuritiba PARABÉNS pelos 25 anos de #tacoelpancho #tacofiesta #oldfriends #velhosamigos #oldfriendsarethebestfriends #menosque25anosdeamizadenãoentranafoto #lessthan25yearsoffriendshipdoesnotfitinthephoto #aquitemhistória #nadadedeixarparaamanhã #dontpostponefortomorrow #amigos #friends #amizade #friendship #amigosparasempre #friendsforever #irmãosdeescolha #brothesofchoice  #brothers #brotherhood #familia #family #famíliaescolhida #chosenfamily #ObrigadoDeus #thanksLord #ATEAMPR #ATEAMBR #ATEAM at Taco el Pancho

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5 hours ago

Absolutely buzzing to have spent the best weekend with these three beauties @jack_tarry_builder @georgie_a_t @tarrysarahs - what an absolute treat or Georgie’s 30th at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco 🇲🇦. Staying in the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, riding my favourite animals in the world, Camels and having ping pong championships in the most stunning setting possible! We bossed it! Thank you all. . . . . #holiday #happy #sograteful #fun #chosenfamily #morroco #africa #atlasmountains #winning #babourika #ourikavalley #pingpong #camels #waterfall #instamorocco #instabeauty #travel #weekendbreak

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11 hours ago

🥂✨por los buenos momentos, que por cierto son demasiados para un solo collage. Happy birthday Enid!!! 📧♑️J⭕️🔱 #chosenfamily #loveyagirl

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14 hours ago

Finally got a big dinner in with the chosen fam after months of work hiatus! Full AF on all the good stuff. A roasted chicken cooked to perfection with root veggies and all the drippings. Fresh salad and extra white rice for the kiddos. Pretty sure I ate most of the leftover bones on everyone’s plates... cause I’m an animal and #calcium 🦴🤷‍♀️ Some of my favorite humans in the world—big and small. Lots of laughter & sharing & catching up. So fucking important to have these shared meals. Followed by cuddles and homemade bubbly water. The stoke is high, the belly full. #wildchildsheeats #chosenfamily #nutrientdense #filledtothebrim #healthcoachlife Cc: @geranium_ruse ❤️ at Morro Bay, California

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16 hours ago

God creates families in all sorts of ways. This is mine. 💗 . . If you are the middle of a journey to find your life partner or to have a child or another child and it’s not going well, take heart. I do believe God gives us the desires of our heart for a reason, and prayers are answered, just often not the way we expect. Keep your hands open and they will be filled. I believe for you! Keep hoping. . . . PS want to know more of my story to motherhood? Check out my book on @amazon about my journey. Look up Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility. . . . #chosenfamily #family #adoptionislove #ttccommunity #single #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #adoption #fostercare #Birthed #progressivechristianity

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17 hours ago

I have to admit, we are incredibly lucky to have some amazing friends! @bransworld13 @ken1882 Thank you both for the beautiful flower arrangement! Our family is going through some tough stuff right now; I can speak for @mahoney_k73 and myself that this brightened our day. Thank you for the love!!! #chosenfamily

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18 hours ago

While all births are special, this one holds a particularly beautiful place in my heart. You have the family you are born into and then there is the family you choose - this is the sister that I chose. It has been such an honor to walk this path with you and help usher in your newest addition. Your birth wasn't anything like we had expected, but it was perfect nonetheless and most certainly memorable. Congratulations Hunter family with all my love. Jess - you are a rockstar. ⠀ ⠀ ❤️Kayla⠀ ⠀ #birthcenter #midwife #chosenfamily at Bozeman Birth Center

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18 hours ago

Happy BIRTHDAY John!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 I am so thankful you came into my families life. Thankful for the adventures, education, and lessons through example on generosity and kindness. Making the world a more generous and kind place one child at a time. (Birthday song stylings by some of the cast of @very_merry_theatre King Lear The Western Musical which you can catch his weekend at 20 Allen Street in Burlington)@instant361 . Normally he’s behind the camera...so pictures with him in are catch as catch can... Sorry I missed your Party!!! #kindness #generosity #amaizing #chosenfamily #johncanningday 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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19 hours ago

Love to my Chosen Family 💗💗💗💗

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21 hours ago

What and who nourishes you? How do you spend time nourishing yourself? How do you offer nourishment to others? Feeling so grateful for my partners, loves and chosen family today whose generosity buoys me constantly. Who teach me about my own worthiness. Feeling so grateful for another day to offer up nourishment, to slow down, to chop wood and carry water and make soup. #gratitude #soupday #norecipe #nourishingtraditions #nourishment #goslow #getpresent #takeamoment #notice #chopwoodcarrywater #makesoup #kitchenwitch #witchesofinstagram #cauldronmagick #chosenfamily #relationshipanarchy #buddhistwitch #paringknifepreference #foodmandala #choptheonions #mincethegarlic #smashthestate

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21 hours ago

I LOVED spending time with my best friend and her son in #LancasterPA. #realtalk -- the last few years Em and I's relationship had changed. I was worried her getting married would change things; it didnt. Then she became pregnant and I got really worried things would change; this time, they did. We talked a lot less. And not just because she was busy being a parent. I had my own changes going on. I think we both felt guilty/awkward/who knows talking to each other about these new changes. 😳For the first time since she was pregnant, her son was born and Ive lived in Portland, I finally met her 1.5 year old son. I was worried I wouldnt know what to do or what to say, how to relate, but it was exactly the same--just with a kiddo running around. She worried Id think she was too "mom" for me and not gunna lie, I was worried too, but only because I didnt know how I could possibly relate. Luckily, she told me this and spending time together totally alleviated that fear. She was the exact same person she'd always been, she was just in another phase of life than me and was now a mom. @emmalielynch I love you more than anyone on this Earth! I LOVED spending time with O and getting to know my nephew. Im so glad we're still friends--through thick and thin, and hopefully any phase of life. 💕 #parentsarepeopletoo #phaseoflife #alwaysbusy #findtime #chosenfamily #bestfriends #truefriends #longdistancefriends #friendship #friendsforever #nomatterwhat at Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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22 hours ago

I head home from my lovely weekend in Madison tomorrow, and I can't help but think about family. There's the family you're born with, and then there's your CHOSEN family, your tribe, your squad --- the people who are your kindred spirits and your hearts just recognize each other. This city is full of my chosen family members. ⠀ ⠀ So, here's to chosen family, and the days made special when you can gather them all in one place. #cheers⠀ ⠀ Photo by @woodnotephotography⠀ ⠀ #canvasweddings #canvasweddingsrealwedding #weddingplanner #weddinginspiration #wedding #weddingvenue #weddingday #weddingideas #weddinginspo #realwedding #weddingstyle #weddingplanning #weddings #weddingdecor #eventplanner #weddingdesign #engagement #weddingdetails #weddingflowers #weddingparty #chosenfamily #hudsonvalleyweddingplanner #hvweddings #newyorkweddings at Madison, Wisconsin

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3 days ago

They give me loyalty and I don’t gotta pay for it. 🖤 . . . I have so much love for these women! The fact that I get to “work” with two of my favorite people on the planet every day is insane. . . . My vision for my team is a FAMILY, and these two are definitely that. We love on each other. We support each other. We call each other out for our mistakes. We are all learning and growing more and more every day. . Thank you for loving me, and letting me love you right back. . . . . #Squad #BlackandWhite #Theatre #Mint #Herbalife #Nutrition #Fitness #Wellness #Drake #Entrepreneurs #Yogis #WeightLoss #CoachCourtney #GirlGang #HerbalifeNutrition #ProteinShakes #Loyalty #Healthy #Cysters #MovingUp #Leaders #Motivated #BusinessBabes #WorkFromAnywhere #BabesInBusiness #ChosenFamily #Family #RedHeads #MyGirls #StrikeAPose at Will Rogers Theatre

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