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!...
all i wanted for my birthday this year were some king crab legs and maybe a cupcake. in fact, whenever josh asked me what i wanted for my birthday this year, that is exactly what i would tell him.
so we started with dessert at georgetown cupcake followed by a big yummy crab leg dinner (which we ate in bed while watching the new top chef d.c.) it was a lovely evening.
and then there were the sweet surprises during the week leading up to my birthday. like, spoon and arcade fire concert tickets given (ahhhhh!), a new fancy camera, lots of back rubs (love!) and all of my favorite foods! thank you so much josh! it was a beautiful week. and i am so grateful to be healthy and happy. and for all the wonderful people in my life. 24 is going to be an exciting year!
thanks to everyone for the kind birthday wishes, too!
What a cute cupcake. I'm glad you had such a great day!
Sounds like such a lovely week!
That sounds pretty cool.
I absolutely love crab legs! Everytime I would go to the mandarin buffet, I would load plate after plate full of crab legs. Well, they are pretty expensive aren't they?
happy Birthday! I love King Crab Legs too … MMMmm
Stripes AND sprinkles?!
happy birthday! week-long birthdays are the only way to go.
Spoon ANNND Arcade Fire tickets? Jeal.ous!I'm counting down the days until the new AF album comes out.
Sounds like a perfect birthday and a perfect birthday outfit to go along with it! :)
spoon and arcade fire?! I'm suitably jealous :) Glad you had a great birthday, I've really enjoyed 24 so far so I hope you do too.
glad you had crab too :)
and what is this about a new fancy camera? do tell…
I am so glad you had a great birthday!! Spoon AND Arcade Fire?! I am so envious!
Sounds like a freaking sweet birthday to me! Happy 24!!!
Sounds like a super awesome birthday!
Crab legs, yum! You have truly been spoilt as you should – what camera did you get? You have a wonderful marriage it sounds. I am a newbie – only got married in March and fall in love with my husband more and more every day!
24 and fabulous ~ here's to MANY, MANY more!
Best birthday ever!!! So happy for you :)
1) I want that shirt, it's so awesome!
2) I am going to the same concert…I CANNOT wait!
You are one cute 24 year old!
Props on eating dessert first! When we do that we call it "Pre-ssert."
sounds like an amazing birthday week!!! You deserve it girl!
spoon tickets holy cow, i am jealous!! i believe in secret surprises all birthday week as well! so glad you had a nice time.
SO glad you had an amazing birthday!! THe simple things that make us happy in life are truly the best : )
We walked by Georgetwon Cupcakes on Saturday but didnt get one! We went to eat before at Fishers and Farmers down by the water and were full!!
Glad you had a great birthday!!!!
That sounds just perfect! Oh, and I love what your wrote about marriage below. Couldn't agree more!
aw, happy belated birthday. glad the hubby treated you so well for it. hope 24 rocks!!!!!
so much fun! you are so model-esque! sounds like josh spoiled you, what a good husband!
i can't wait for arcade fire… i have waited so long for them to go on tour again!
Sounds fun! That cupcake looks delicious!
wow! i love that you had such a great day and week. i especially love your outfit. i have been looking for a skirt like that for ages!
Happy Birthday! I love your skirt, where did you get it?
crab legs and cupcakes! best birthday ever. what kind of camera did you get?!
Happy Bday! I'm going to the Spoon/Arcade Fire concert too! So excited :)
Sounds like the perfect birthday! :).
You have inspired me through your photos to take at least one picture everyday.I have been on this mission for about a month and have fabulous pictures to prove it :) I have been hinting to my boyfriend and parents about getting me a camera for my upcoming birthday.I would love to know what camera you use to capture the beautiful moments you and your husband share…?
happy birthday naomi!! hope your journey to 25 is as awesome as the previous years!
this all sounds just perfect! i'm so glad you had such a wonderful day. :)
Sharing favorite foods with the hubby and a back rub really do make for a great evening!
what kind of camera did you get? love that cupcake pic of you btw!
yumm!! happy birthday!
A bit late,but Happy Birthday!
I hope you'll enjoy everyday of your life!
spoon concert tickets? that will be fun fun fun!
happy birthday! sounds like a perfect day
That sounds like a fabulous birthday to me. :) And I adore your stripey outfit.
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I'm so happy to hear you had such a good birthday! Josh is the sweetest. :)
Naomi, your photos are beautiful! What "fancy new camera" did Josh get you? I'm uber curious!
Please tell what camera you got! The pictures look great!
yeah arcade fire!
i've got tickets for their show on toronto island!
Where did you get that pencil skirt? It is so simple and adorable. Love it styled with that top :)
Izzy, the pencil skirt is from UO.
just started looking at your cute blog! I love it!It makes me happy that your husband and my man are Josh :)
that shirt is sooo perfect! i swear to you i have been looking everywhere for something to strike me like that. where is it from? it's so great!