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!...
my little twin sisters came up to the d.c. temple on saturday so we met them on the temple grounds for a quick picnic. we enjoyed some pizza, roasted olives, arancini (italian rice balls) and homemade donuts from 2amy’s. we also split some yummy cupcakes from something sweet. nothing beats perfect pizza plus family time. it was a really nice afternoon.
this is the cutest!
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How fun! I love picnics. My husband and I had our first family picnic with our baby girl a couple weeks ago. Our food probably wasn't as yummy as yours looks, but we had fun!
i wish i had twin sisters. *giggle* you all look so happy! :)
You and your sisters look so alike! Same sort of smile :)
And that Hersheys cup cake – OH MY GOD. I'd fly all the way to the states for one of those delights..
Thos cupcakes and that pizza lok glorious
I love to see twins like your sister, you guys are so cute :) especially those pizza and donuts, really my favorites! what a nice afternoon!
ohh wow all of that food looks amazing! i love fam time!
You guys are adorable. I can't wait for my sister to visit in July!
wow you are such a stunning family! http://www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.com XO
I moved to DC for the summer and just wanted to say thanks for posting about all the great places you go! We made it to 7th Hill Pizza last weekend and loved it! Those donuts look so good so it will definatly be the spot we hit up next! Thanks!
YUM!! everything looks delicious!
Yum! This all looks so fantastic!
You and your sisters are super cute and you all have really pretty teeth. ; )
Omg did they cut their hair? Y'all are so dang cutes!
looks delish! and you guys are so adorable!
This is so precious! And those foods look sooo tasty!
Seriously, this is more like triplets! What a quick but lovely picnic it must have been.
You three are so adorable! I had a great time with my sister who visited too this weekend. It always feels so short doesn't it? Those donuts and rice balls look yummy!
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Cupcakes and pizza and doughnuts…OH MY!!!
Ever since you have posted those donuts, in a couple posts below, i have been CRAVING them. and i'm not even pregnant!
oh yum. that food looks delish. and yay for fun family time!!
If I wasn't hungry when I was reading this before, I'm totally hungry now.
But what a great afternoon!
Mae Lu, thereafterish.
o, wow! Those cupcakes look sooo good!
Sounds like a lovely picnic! I want to track down some Italian rice balls–they sound and look delish.
Holy goodness, that pizza looks scrumptious!
The food all looks divine. Yum! x
this post makes me soo ridiculously happy. =]
That pizza and those cupcakes look amazing! You're all so pretty!
Best temple EVER!
I love picnics! And the cakes looks so yummiiiee!
Yum! those cupcakes look delicoius!
I just love the misshaped donuts. so adorable!!!
ok, ok, i have been reading your blog for a long time now and i just have to know- how do you eat all this delicious fatty, greasy food ALL THE TIME and stay looking so fabulous!?!! what is your secret! it's probably just great genes, but WOW. way to go you. :)
those doughnuts look amazing! i love hot fried doughnuts rather than the sugary sweet kind.
YUM! i feel so sad eating my top ramen right now :(
That food. I need it.
Argh. A) The DC Temple is my favorite. B) I hope to get into Columbia for law next fall, so your husband's shirt is killing me softly. C) cupcake..*drool*.
My stomach just growled haha.
yum, that all looks so delicious!!
I've never had the donuts at 2 Amy's before – Nick and I will definitely need to go try them out!
i totally made those smore's cupcakes once! they were delish!
what's not to love about family time and a good donut. perfection!
so fun! you must stop flaunting 2Amy's fabulous saturday donuts.. :) they are inspiring me to book a trip to the district!
I love family picnics, and now I feel like I NEED a donut! They look so good. Unrelated question: where do you get your jeans? I have the hardest time finding ones that look good and fit well! xo
Yeah! I'm going to be in d.c. in august. Can't wait for all the cupcake shops i get to try.
xo. you are so beautiful.
ohh she's growing her hair out!!
you post the yummiest looking foods!
those cupcakes look out. of this. WORLD!
so sweet! i love sisters :)
great write up- all that food looks so good!
Yummy, everything looks so tasty :)
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What a perfect picnic! The pizza looks aaamazing! I really need to get to DC to try those cupcakes…
these photos have left me drooling…and officially giving up on my plan to do a juice detox cleanse starting tonight!
i love your blog; thank you for sharing this and for the lovely photography, humor and fun!
i'm a recent blogger myself and your writing is not only enjoyable but inspirational to myself!
Oh my goodness, you all are really adorable. What a cute family:)
all of you are the cutest!
that looks delicious!
love the photos. all of those foods look so yummy!
The three of you couldn't be any cuter! Seriously:) Happy belated, sweet pea. 24 is so NOT old…enjoy it!