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!...
I wish I had sisters! And yours look so fun :) You three are just adorable. Love your sisters dark haircut!
Much love from Sweden,
I love how the two twins have such different styles. Hope they have a good time!
I love my sisters :)
SO MUCH FUN! You guys looks so cute.
You girls are so sweet! Have a great time!
such a beautiful sisterhood!
Awwww they look just like you. Super cute! :)
Fun fun! I love when my siblings come to visit!
Sisters are seriously one of the best things God ever made. Did you know that the first Sunday in August is Sisters Day? Pretty sweet.
And pancakes are one of man's best ideas EVER.
The three of you are so beautiful!
My sister & I definitely have a special bond. I'd be lost without her. Enjoy your time together!
oh, you three are so beautiful! Hope you had a great time! :)
My sister will be moving to Santa Cruz in 3 weeks to begin college. And even though it's only 6 hours away from LA, I know it will feel like she's half-way across the world. She's my best friend, so I can imagine how it must feel like to see your sisters any chance you get. You look great in those shots btw. How do you curl your hair like that?
Your sisters are so cute – I love their very different hair styles!
You are all so cute! And I love Eastern Market!!! Are those blueberry pancakes I see in those pictures?!?!?
All you girls have the most beautiful smiles.
Enjoy the time with your sisters. I was shocked at Eastern Market…I've never seen it so DEAD. Although I do typically go on the weekends.
you guys look all the same. you could be triplets!
sooo cute! sisters are the best, aren't they?!
That place looks amazing!
And your dress is super cute!
spending time with sisters is the best…I always look forward to quality girl time with my sisters!
Oh my gosh for a second there I thought you had cut your hair short into a bob. But then I realized it was your sister. You THREE look so much alike!
Sisters are the beeessst!
My sister is my best friend. I recently moved from Texas to New Zealand and I miss her so much!
you guys are too cute!
I love my sister, too!
Your sisters are adorable. And I love the new dark hair-do on the one (sorry don't know which is which!). You all look like you had lots of fun!
I love that place! How fun.. enjoy your sisters.
That bike is beautiful!
How fun and what cute pics! :)
i love your sister's new black short hair!!! cuteness. i miss my seesters :(
ohmygoodness! i loved your sisters hair cropped short, but the new bob is ADORABLE! you are all so good-looking!
It's amazing how all of you look so much alike! Your smiles, even in photographs, are contagious! Enjoy your visit!
Sisters are such a blessing :)
Those pancakes look delicious!
Holy cow. Whatever kind of camera do you have? Quality and color is AWESOME ever since you got a new camera!
A yummy morning! You girls really do look so much like each other, it's wonderful :)
ahaha, your sisters are so cut. and that is the cleanest market i've ever seen. – krsta
I'm so jealous of your relationship with your sisters! And I wanted that Anthropologie dress SO BADLY!!!
I love that place! The best blueberry pancakes ever!
Your sisters (like you) are absolutely beautiful! What a fun group to hang out with–I wish I could in real life :)
Love your sister's bob!
aww.. y'all are so cute and you look so much alike! I wish I had sisters.
I saw the most amazing red-orange pencil skirt today at H&M.; I figured since we have bits and pieces of the same wardrobe (yours is cuter) you'd love it too.
If you're buy and H&M; I'd go look. It's new. And only like $24. It's pretty insanely wonderful. Navy/white striped sailor shirt. Ta-die-for.
Love when i see pics of you and your sisters. You have the best haircut ever!
i love that they are twins but dont look alike at all. they each have their own style. that's awesome.
awww must have been so nice to have them in town! I love the shots of Eastern Market.