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!...
those cupcakes look delicious! love strawberries this time of year <3
Ah those cupcakes… wanna share the recipe? XXX
I'm happy to that the weather is so nice and those cupcakes look very delicious. :)
glad you're family had a good weekend:) the weather was incredible here yesterday too. long bike rides just make them all the more perfect too:)
those cupcakes look so fresh!!! It was a great weekend, glad spring is here;)
Those cupcakes look delicious!!! It is perfect strawberry weather right now!
ohh strawberry cupcakes are one of my favorite!
they look delicious
I have a hankering for a cupcake and those look delish! They weather this weekend was great here in England too, but its got cold again now :( boo hoo mondays!
Yummo! Those cupcakes look divine. Glad you enjoyed your weekend – it was warm in London as well. It makes all the difference!
those cupcakes look divine!!
congrats chelsea!! and those cupcakes look sooo yummy.
ps- i also nominated you for a blog award. you can check it out here: http://getthewordsout.blogspot.com/2010/04/wonderful-blog-awards.html
Wow, do those look yummy yummy! Sounds like a great weekend. Wish it was Spring weather here in Utah LUCKY!
yum, those cupcakes look delicious!
Your cupcakes look great! I love me some strawberry cream cheese icing. I use Paula Deen's strawberry cake recipe, and it is to die for!
Sounds like a fun weekend.
oh my i need to make some cucpakes with cream cheese frosting! yum!
these cupcakes look absolutely stunning!
OK, so I do not know you at all. I actually follow your blog through my sis-in-laws blog. This is totally random but I know you and your man like to try new places to eat. I have a suggestion for a more upscale place in Georgetown. It's a bit pricey so it's more of a "special event" place, but it's AMAZING. Atmosphere, food, decor, etc. AMAZING. It's called Mie N Yu. Ya'll should give it a try sometime. And thanks for sharing your creativity through your blog!
mmmm, they look so good!
mmmm, they look so good!
loving your blazer. those cupcakes look to delicious. you are looking taaaan girl! :) happy spring!
what a cute look! and those cupcakes look delicious!
can i ask, where did you get your t-shirt from. I am looking for a v-neck top that doesn't go down too low, and they are hard to find!
i love georgetown. i am hoping that either g.town or columbia will be my home come law school next fall :) can't decide..both so wonderful.
My weakness is cupcakes, and those look delish!! Have you been to The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe in UT? Next time you stop by you should try their cupcakes… so good. :D
Those cupcakes look obscenely delicious! I had a vanilla one just now at Starbucks, which was actually not bad at all. Have a great Monday! :)
Don't cupcakes just make you want to skip? It's like they're smiling at you or something. So blissful. xo
Those cupcakes are beautiful!! I think I'm going to make some this weekend :)
oh my gosh. i NEED to make those cupcakes now…. they look so good!!!
congrats to her! Those cupcakes look absolutely to die for!
mmm those cupcakes look delicious, Naomi!
yes the weather here in vancouver is finally starting to play nice. spring is the best!
I love the Georgetown area and campus too! I second everyone else's thoughts on the cupcakes…they look so delicious. :)
you look beautiful!!
You look super pretty here x
what in the world do you use for your hair? it always looks purrfect!!! my fringe does not cooperate at all with any product available.
that is so nice of you to say! thanks! i blow dry my bangs every morning which i think is the biggest help (even when i don't blow dry my hair, i always do my bangs). i don't use any product on them, it just makes them greasy and then they get annoying.
hope that helps.
haha, I was just going to ask if you could delight us with a hair tutorial? Either my head is weirdly shaped, or I'm not doing something right that makes my head look weird when I put headbands on..
but that is a little beside the point, how do you get your hair into that bun/chignon 'do in your headband photos? They're gorgeous!