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!
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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!...
it’s been cold and rainy in d.c. the past few days. not much has been happening around here. i kind of prefer it this way. we’ve been spending lots of time at home together which i love. i also love an early bedtime. so life is good.
oddly enough, regardless of less stress and more sleep, the bags under my eyes have doubled in size. there is no hiding them. also, kingsley got electrocuted this morning by chewing on a plugged in cord. (he is fine. it wasn’t serious. although we’re still trying to figure out how he moved a 40lb vintage suitcase we’d strategically placed to block the outlet to prevent this kind of thing from happening. i guess he’s smart in some ways.)
we’ve been popping lots of popcorn over the stove at night and catching up on all our favorite TV shows as we fall asleep. (we’re fans of castle, 30 rock, and lost at our house. i am also a fan of V but joshdoesn’t like that show very much).
last night we decided we should go do something before bed regardless of the rain, so we hurried over to fro.zen.yo. for a quick treat before bedtime. i like that it’s self serve so you can pile on the toppings instead of being served 3 raspberries or 4 tiny gummy bears on top of your frozen yogurt. self serve. my kind of place!
and i love josh’s face in this photo. it is classic.
I have never heard of frozenyo.
I do like Yogen Fruz though.
Love this! Love frozen yogurt!
Yay for early bedtimes.
In Cali we have Yogurtland which is the same way. And it makes going to Pinkberry and getting 5 berries a total disappointment. I love layering froyo-berry-froyo-berry. Oh, now I'm hungry!
Glad Kingsley is OK!
Too cute! Frozen yogurt on a rainy day sounds like such a good idea. And Frozen-yo is pretty close to me too…
You guys are too cute! Enjoy the rain.
I just had frozen yogurt with the delicious chopped up fruit toppings a few hours ago! It was so good, and my first time trying it at a new place here in Toronto; I'll definitely be back.
i went to boyo once (boston yogurt) and paid 99 cents for a topping. the topping consisted of exactly 4 raspberries.
I had my first frozen yogurt experience on Sunday at a place called Spoons.
Hooked. Line. And. Sinker.
wish there was a self-serve here in baltimore. all those gummie bears looks yummus!
hahaha that face is hilarious! glad little King is okay. I work at Gap/Gap Kids and saw a bulldog onesie today, I thought of you :)
we're getting a place like that here in town too! i hope it's good :)
it's all about the little things in life like frozen yogurt dates (we went on one last night). i love the rain too and find myself to be really productive in terms of nesting…i cook more, make our place nice, light candles. i hope you continue to enjoy the dreary weather! x
somehow you still manage to be pretty as ever though! mmm..frozen yogurt!!
Yums! I am also a fan of V, although I was a skeptic at first. It's gotten pretty good!
Also I like your new banner!
absolutely love 30 rock. and self serve froyo. pile it on!
you guys are so darling!
Love V – in no small part because I covet all of Anna's dresses. So far my husband's on board, grateful that for once I'm watching a show full of aliens without complaint.
Mmmm, froyo! I love your husband's face in this pic…so epic. And I love that you look so comfy, cute, and tousled and that your lipstick is STILL perfect!
I wish there were froyo places in england!
Appropriate frozen yogurt time = anytime.
yay! lost is one of my favorite shows too! we really like v too…
this has inspired me to build my own fro yo after work today!
i enjoy reading your blog! went to nyc this weekend and hit brgr. it was good!
take care of yourself. i took a nap yesterday and went to bed early. does a body good.
self-serve yogurt sounds amazing! i always want more toppings. and bags? what bags?
This post reminded me of my teenage days with my sister in the summer. We rolled around in a 1986 toyota corolla and would grab frozen yogurt at 10 pm and rent a movie. Oh those were the carefree days. We are also Lost and V fans at our house. Did you see the V miniseries in the 80s? Loved it. My favorite part is when Anna's character eats a live bird!
I can't think of a better dinner than frozen yogurt. My favorite is Yogurtland . . . same deal: self serve, self serve toppings, a little bit dangerous cause I get out of control. Delish, though!
This is tooo cute! I love this happy, yummy little post!
Poor Kingsley! Yum to the yogurt! Think I'm going to make some cheddar popcorn now!
Great. Now I want 'spoon me' more than ever. It's the best place around these Northern Utah parts.
adorable. thanks for telling me about this place. mmmmm.
Mmm! That looks delish!
fro yo rocks! especially when you get to load the toppings on yourself. what a perfect bedtime treat!
tina fey is my home girl! ;) haha, love 30 rock. and i ADORE castle – i'm so into it. nathan fillion has to be one of my favourite actors, his comedic timing is stellar.
self serve froyo is the very best kind of froyo! mmm mmm mmm.
Such a cute picture. Love his facial expression. :)
Love this pic too. Sounds yummy. Where's Kingsley's yogurt?
this really applies to your weekend recap things you could have gone with out…
at least you didn't get two tickets within 15 min of each other!
it happened to me!
i LOVE self serve fro.yo. the only problem is.. I always pile on way too much and it always costs more than I originally planned.. haha oh well! I'll eat it anyway!
You both look so cute!
I love that self-serve kind of frozen yogurt too! We have a place out here called Yo(gurt) Mama. I LOVE IT. unfortunately, both Yo Mama's reside on the complete opposite end of the island. When we go it is definitely a special special treat.
Your life sounds amazing! Self-serve Fro-Yo at bedtime…. YUM!
Love your blog (and your dog and LOST) :)
You look really cute and you make me excited for married life :)
Ooh, frozen yogurt sounds like a must right about now, possibly even with chocolate covered gummy bears?
Aw you guys! So cute! Now I want frozen yoghurt :p
i wish we had places like that to get frozzen yoghurt, it's less guilt inducing than ice cream but just as tasty haha
Love the foodie pics!
p.s. Kingsley is one smart dog!
my husband and I passed this the other day and I made a mental note to try it the next time we are in the city. Very excited!
Oh I really wanna have a day where nothing is happening and i go to bed early. That sounds awesome! And your frozen yogurt looks just delicious!
I love frozen yogurt! Yum :) Cute picture!
lady, your skin looks amazing!!
LOVE frozen yogurt!!
naomi, dogs are so sneaky & smart! our beagle opened our pantry last week & ate a bag of chocolate chips! she's okay, but they're just naughty sometimes!
oh i wish there was a frozen yogurt place in my town! all we had was a tcby…and that closed! sad!
I wish I looked as good as you last thing at night! x
wish we had more frozen yogurt places in the uk, its so much nicer than ice cream! there is one place, snog, where you can get epic toppings and a £4 mega smoothie but there's like two in the whole country :(
I love those shows, especially Lost. Also, my husband thinks that V is lame, but I always watch it every week right after Lost. I know the writing isn't as good as Lost, but I still like it.
you guys are hilarious.
your scarf is superb.
i like just relaxing too;
and josh's face is epic in this.
I love frozen yogurt :)
Glad to read Kinglsey it's ok!!
You two are way too cute!!! That yogurt looks super yummy, wish we had something like that around!!!
yall are the cutest!! and poor kingsley, reminds me of my dog aubre…she ate the xmas lights one year… :(
you've made me want to finally try frozen yoghurt!
josh looks great in that picture!
i also put gummy bears on my ice cream. and marshmallows, can't forget those. :)
Maybe Kingsley has been working out while you're not home?
Sounds like an ideal night!
Love your sense of humor, your pup and your blog!
that looked good. its nice to have nighttime treats once in a while. i'm glad kingsley is ok. maybe you should put away a hidden camera and see if you can catch him in the act of doing some of these things.
Ahhh, I love it. Make the most of it. Those awesome little outings become rare as the babies come!