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!...
A root, a toot, a toodlie-a-da-toot — that dress is so hot!
so adorable :D
hope i win!! *fingers crossed*
Modest and fashionable? What could be better?
Please help boost my spirits for my first day back to the office on Monday.
Count me in!
This would be perfect for Autumn in Australia next month :)
Hope you're well,
loved this dress since i first saw it! i would die if i won this giveaway!
Very sassy – love all of the pieces!
ohmy! i am in love!!!
by far my favorite dress from them yet! absolute love.
Need this for a goal… Need to lose baby weight and this can be the dress that makes it happen… AND your Hubby probably doesn't remember me but I grew up with him in the Jax East Stake. I was reading Mormon Times and saw your pic and recognized him immediately… You two are by far the cutest couple that I have ever seen.
I really could use a dress like that to improve my style! Plus, I like flirty puffy sleeves. :)
thanks so much for all the giveaways! this dress is reaaaly cute!
best wishes for year 2010 to you :)
Aside from my husband, I don't think I could love anything more. AMAZING!
love love love! could really use a pick me up, my 2010 has been lousy so far :/
I absolutely ADORE this dress! too perfect for spring! AND would look wonderful with tights and boots for winter!
Love love love their dresses! Hope I win =) Have a happy new year!
i love this beautiful dress! will be absolutely great for the weather here in singapore! (:
happy new year my dear (:
i loooooooove this dress.
i loooooooove this dress.
Love all the Shabby apple dresses they are soo cute. love your blog too. Happy New Years.
Sweet dress. I really enjoy dresses. :)
oh my gosh, this dress is so gorgeous!
happy new year.
Oh my I would love a new dress! I hope I win this time!
please oh please i want to win!
Love it! Would like to win!!
I'm a new reader, love love love your blog! I recently moved to Philadelphia by way of South Florida so this would be a perfect dress to remind me of my warmer former home :)
Would love this dress!!
what a beautiful dress! Would love to win:)
I have never commented before, but this dress is too pretty to let slip by…I'd LOVE to win it!
what a beautiful dress.
i love it.
So perfect for spring! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Gorgeous dress! Love the details :)
Happy new year!
Can I have it please?! It's simply darling!
I would love a new dress.
OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so glad I got on the internet before tomorrow. I LOVE THIS DRESS! And all there amazing things. I WANT I WANT!
Yeah for new Shabby dresses! I like what they've added!
love it, want it
how do i win the canoe too?
what a pretty dress! I'd love to win one :)
I LOVE THIS so chic and cute…. would be awesome for the cherry blossom festival (and thousands of other occasions) which i also experienced for the first time this past spring
I.am.in.love.with.that.dress. so darling!!
Love the dress! It is a perfect Spring dress for work or play. Thanks for sharing!
They have a-maz-ing clothes and this dress is no acceptation. One way or another is will be mine.
lovely. would LOVE this.
All of the Shabby Apple dresses are gorgeous beyond belief! the bugle boy dress is just perfect down to the last stitch!
It would look so stunning on my daughters!!! Pick me so that we can celebrate the fun together!
love the dress! and love the blog…that i just stumbled upon today! bookmark already created. congrats on the new puppy…what a sweetie! happy 2010!
count me in please!! i love it :)
Its adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! xxx
Ah! Perfect for my daughter, Claire! (and for me to borrow!)
so cute !
it's really cute!
Man oh man. I love that dress. Thanks for the happy happy giveaway and I sure hope you have a joyous 2010!
this dress is amazing! of course i would love to wear it!!!
Wow, amazing dress. Thanks for the opportunity!
oh please oh please….i love this dress!
Adorable! Love your blog & Shabby Apple!
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so classy and COVERED UP! luv it.
i love your blog & i love shabby apple. i would be so lucky to win!
Love love love it!
lovely dress! i think it'd be the perfect disguise for my little post-holiday tummy ;)
I love it!
Absolutely Loveeee it!!! :) Pick me, it's my birthday in 19 minutes! Really though.
eek- i may be too late since it is 1:13 am on monday morning, but it's worth a shot!
what a lovely dress from a lovely rockstar.
These are lovely! I am still in the middle of starting my collection of dresses and these would be such great additions! Thank you Taza! :)
I love this dress! Thanks for the opportunity! :)
that would be nice.
What a fabulous Dress! I hope I win!
LOVE this dress!!
Sooo cute! Love it!
Beautiful dress! So pretty and girly!
Wow! Absolutely lovely!
The cutest. Love it. Thank you.
Thank you so much for posting about Shabby Apple!!! I have been looking for MONTHS for bridesmaid dresses, super cute ones (doing little black dress) that they can use again. I have been blessed by four of the most creative ladies as bridesmaids who are totally into style :-) I send them over the website and they actually have a listing for just black dresses!!!! so we are using shabby apple as my bridesmaid dresses!!! YAY!!!!
I love the Washington Square Park dress!
I could always use a new dress. I love that this classy, modest and modern. Pick me pretty please :)