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.
For those of you who have already purchased and read— if there was a takeaway or something that resonated with you as you read, would you consider sharing in the comments below for new potential readers to see?
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!...
WOW I would love to win. braided gold just happens to be one of my favorite things.
this is beautiful!
This necklace is GORG! Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway!
sooooo pretty. i love this!
oh it would be perfect for holiday parties!!! its gorgeous!
Love it! Can I have it, please?
Awesome shop. I love the Peen Fok necklace-and it's affordable too!
I'd love to win it for me, but I know someone who'd like it under the tree!
what a beauty!!
oh my goodness. this is loveliness itself!
Very unique looking, I love it!
gah i love it.. thank you taza!
Looking at this store has made my day. I'd be so happy to wear the corporal.
If only I had the money to actually buy it! haha here goes my try!
loooove it! it will suit my 'kebaya' in a very chic way. if i got it i'll wear it to my bestfriend wedding this late december.
oooh I just saw her stuff on notcouture.com last week & I love it!!
oooh I just saw her stuff on notcouture.com last week & I love it!!
I wish on my lucky stars this is the time I miraculously win…because that necklace is AWESOME!!
so beautiful – i'd love to wear this over the holidays! thanks! ;)
VERY cool necklace. The most unique I've seen. Ooh, please let me be the winner!
You can't help but smile looking at it…can you imagine actually wearing it?! Oh my! :D
That lucky girl will most definitely be beaming from ear to ear! I know I would! What a great way to bring the holiday cheer in this difficult year.
Crossing my fingers, holding my breath, and sending up a little prayer for luck! xoxo
love it. Unique. First time doing this.. it's fun already!
pick me please, love it!
Gorgeous!! Save it for me please!
let me tap into my jedi powers…. *husband, please please please pick my name (raynette quel) from the pile…….
perfect present indeed! love it.
i think, i know, i need this little beauty in my life.
I love your giveaways and even though I never win I just imagine how beautiful this piece would be with my wardrobe! :) Thanks!
This would go *perfectly* with my new gray vintage dress I got for holiday parties!
This IS a rockstar necklace! What a great prize! xoxo
amazing. this is AMAZING!! i need this piece.
I love it! I think it is so interesting with the different textures! Where do your sisters go to school? They are super cute.
I hope ya'll have a great holiday!
Beautiful, I would love to win that!
So cute! I have so many great outfits that would be complete with this necklace!
this would be the perfect Christmas present….for myself! :)
i would love love love this!
Amazing necklace. I love the little blue bows. :3
Wow! ahh I love this so much! pick me, pick me!
The whole thing looks like a smile, but the blue looks specifically like fluttering butterflies. It's ethereally metallic. Love!
absolutely loving it!
i love this it is so darling!
please i want it!!
gah love at first sight!
this gives me the happy bug!
thanks taza! beautiful
can you say great for christmas?!
koo koo kachoo..
oh make my life..please!
preach..this is gorgeous!
halleluiah..im singin praises. i love it!
pick me pick me pick me!!
fingers double crossed!!
my life would be complete..for now
oh me me me..love is what came to mind when i saw it!
best present ever? i think so!
taza you rock my world!
wow. thats all i have to say