These two are obsessed with “Fancy Like” and mostly obsessed with watching @walkerhayes dance to Fancy Like with his family 😎😎 It’s currently their top pick for the bedtime song🎶 and here’s a snippet of what went down last night! #fancylike...
“Mama— take a picture of this face…” he says. And I’m grabbing my camera and trying to contain my laughter as I think to myself, “I’m just the absolute luckiest to know this kid.” 💛 Everyone needs a mister Conrad in their life....
Sometimes I raise my voice. Sometimes I beg. Sometimes I make ultimatums. Sometimes I hate bedtime to the freaking goodnight moon and back.
But then they’ll grab my chin and cheeks and lean in close to tell me they love me. And they’ll thank Heavenly Father for “no witches and no robbers” during their bedtime prayers. And insist on giving each other 17 silly hugs before the lights go out because “I’m gonna miss her so much when I sleep.”
I’ll take the 48 minutes of squatting between their beds for back scratches and the unexpected trip to the potty 12 minutes after the last potty trip if it means they keep this bond forever. Witnessing their complete love and sisterhood changes me. Even when I say I hate bedtime with my three-year-olds, I’m such a sucker for this stage of life with them....
A few photos from life lately over here - enjoying family time and life in Arizona. Thanks for being here while I’ve kind of been away for a little while… haven’t been doing well physically (some health issues) but that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped taking one too many photos☺️...
The game of “Who Can Stand on Mama’s Back and Wiggle Their Feet Around Without Falling Off!” …which is really just code for “mama would like a back massage” but they think it’s crazy fun and my back knots are screaming happy so everyone wins. #momhacks...
Just over here holding all my (not-so-little) babies close and stepping away from pretty much everything else. Trying to cuss less and write more. Often feel on the cusp of big breakthroughs I want from my life (yay!) while simultaneously giving too much power to my anxiety (ugh). Clinging to my evening prayers and favorite yoga class and busting out the Christmas music a season early. My footing might be terribly wobbly at the moment and who wants to hear the girl on the verge of nervous tears dish out any kind of life advice, but for anyone else in a similar rut (I’m so sorry) – might I suggest the biggest serving of strawberry shortcake as a remedy. Plus standing outside during a warm rain (Arizona, you healer with a perfectly timed monsoon season, how’d you know?)… and maybe put the phone down more. Or whatever version of these three things might float your boat. I’m sure chocolate soufflé with a dose of sunshine instead of shortcake and rain could also do the trick. The phone one I’m sticking by though. Sending you lots of love....
Bringing our summer along with us forever by way of new freckles scattered across most of our faces! ✨ …you can see B’s first sprinkle of itty bitty dots across her little nose and cheeks in the 2nd pic and even with all the lathering of sunscreen and my blessed daily nagging about sun hats, I’m nothing but proud in this moment!🥳 #summer #motherhood #magic...
We are slowly making our way back to Arizona this week (my kids school year begins August 2nd😱) and we’ve never been more out of routine (definitely missing black out curtains right about now) BUT we’ve clocked in so many striking sunsets and got to hold and hug so many loved ones, it’s been everything.
I meant to share earlier this week that Amazon is running a promo on my book right now through the end of the month (until 7/31)— use the code 3YELLOW for $3 off your book purchase!
If you’ve been considering purchasing, it’d mean so much to have you do so! Thank you for supporting me and my book and I hope you find it worth your while and time.
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Thank you again for your support! This has been such a vulnerable and thrilling and challenging and exciting and scary endeavor and I’ve really appreciated the support. 💛...
Our summer adventures are getting a little jumbled when it comes to me sharing anything in chronological order (a part of my brain is freaking out right now but another part of my brain is feeling a little bit more free.) Sparklers are our family’s happy place so we continued our 4th of July celebrating tonight with a few on the deck. Of all the summer activities so far, a box of sparklers a few days post holiday was Samson’s favorite. He hugged me so tightly at bedtime as he told me for maybe the 18th time how much fun he had tonight. Somehow I forget anything else I loved this summer… his enthusiasm for an evening of sparklers brought sparklers to the top of my favorite summer activities list, too. 🧨...
The BEST time learning all about bees 🐝 with the bee expert herself @mckayjo in Salt Lake City. We haven’t stopped talking about all the impressive things those hard working bees do each day and somehow honey has made its way into more of our meals this week 😋 Thank you for having us, @mckayjo!...
Last time I’d been on this train I was their age! Reporting back that as a grown up, it’s still just as fun! Swipe for photos. Also— Utah is showing off. Such beautiful views out both sides of the train car. Swipe for more photos!...
is there ever a moment when you DON’T look impeccably chic? if you only saw some of my special outfits i put on during the weekends…
You are adorable
Your so lovely! And I ask the same as above (Cupcakes and Cashmere) when don’t you look this great? Love the outfit!
I love your hair!!
you look great and your hair is gorgeous!
is it naturally curly?
I love the oj ;)
I love coffee and pastries with my best girls too! I am imagining it was full of giggling and chit chat too – so fun!!
Yes! the lovely Naomi is back! :) I’m happy to hear you’re fine.
and yasss! … BREAKFAST is always the best!!! I think you know about my breakfast crush! :D
I agree…you always look so adorable in all your posts! you inspire me!!
I agree with Cupcakes and Chasmere. You always look so fab! Personally, I love your hair, because I’ve always envied dark long tresses! I love how vocal you are about your love for your husband. Being married is the best. Infact, you two got married a day before my husband and I!
I LOVE BREAKFAST TOO! If i could, I would only eat breakfast foods every meal of the day.
p.s. Did you dye your hair? It looks mighty rich and silky. :)
no my hair is naturally static! haha. and i didn’t darken it. although it could use a little booster.
i’m hungry for more breakfast.
i wouldn’t mind some toast.
It’s true. You always look really put together. It’s called NAOMI. haha. The OJ looks yummy.
So where is the blouse from? I also want to look put together wearing such a starched white blouse.
Please tell me I encouraged your recent trip to CF&J; (on the post re:best burger in town)?! That would just be utter elation. If not, and you were already hip to it, well then we share a common love. *shhh don't tell, but I kinda sorta (actually) used to work there* SUCH good juice, and breakfast too, of course.
gayle, husband and i LOVE community food & juice. i don't know how we've never blogged that before, but once we loved it so, we went two night in a row and ordered the same thing. we even had the same waitress and i was so embarrassed! glad you are also a big fan!
love the second pic!
Naomi! I think I see my white bow blouse there if I am not mistaken! What a babe you are ;)
your photos are all exquisite. such a joy to look at.