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!...
1. i chose to wear long sleeve flannel on a 95 degree day. let’s not talk about it. 2. dunkin. love. 3. husband in his overalls. 4. kingsley is growing cuter each day. 5. a bump in my tummy. 6. husband sitting on our greatest craigslist find ever.
You make me want donuts. Thankful for all my friends and fellow lady bloggers having babies so I can get my fill without actually having a baby. And jealous of that gorgeous couch.
Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
Such a cute baby bump!:)
Seriously, you are too cute for words.
i looked back at photos post baby announcement, how did you conceal that big of a bump in those photos? you seriously can't see it at all!
Taza, I've never actually cried over a blog before…until now.
This is so beautiful, and I'm SO happy for you! Congratulations!
omg-i think i have that SAME couch in blue…it was my Grandma's!!
It's weird seeing Husband in Carhartt overalls. I'm used to button-up shirts and bow ties. ^_^
You are one of the cutest preggers ladies ever!
LOVE the couch!
Is your hair naturally curly/wavy or straight? I love it!
I don't think you could look any cuter and that baby bump just suits you!
@Chelsea, the bump seriously just showed up this past week. Was waiting all summer for it to show. Finally, it's here!
Um doughnuts are my weakness I am soooo obsessed. Lovely blog doll!!
Aw, I didn't think you could get any cuter! Congrats to you, Josh and the King ;)
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I love that photo of Kingsley! He looks so happy! And you, my dear, are adorable :)
p.s. I want your couch lol..craigslist huh? Great find!
sooo cute. What type of camera did you use for those pictures??
You found that couch on Craigslist?! I love love loooove it!
And you are such a cute pregnant mama. What a lucky baby to have such awesome parents and big brother.
that couch in the last photo looks AMAZING. and you are the cutest pregnant woman ever!
such an adorable baby bump! almost makes me miss being pregnant!
Oh Kingsley! Oh Baby bump! :)
I enjoyed this very much :)
These are such great pictures. Congratulations on the soon-to-be new addition to your family! It's all so exciting. You are seriously the cutest pregnant woman ever!
1. I wore a sweatshirt in a 109* I am sick of summmer so I am dressing for fall and winter. I fail.
I agree Kingsley IS getting cuter with each photo!!!
P.S.-Love the baby bump pics…keep them coming. So excited for you guys!
Oh my gosh – you are the cutest pregnant lady ever!!
Ooooh man, donuts. Mmmmmmm. That is our favorite treat. Yum.
You are so cute and pretty and darling and very little while pregnant and, gosh, can I just have you shop for me please?!
so sweet! have a nice day :)
i adore kingsley. he`s the best. :)
super cute photos! :)
I've been on holiday so missed your 'announcement' post – congratulations! You look great!
don't worry… it's almost that time of year you can wear flannel! ;)
oh beautiful pics!!!!!! you look so pretty with that bump!! ;)
you look fantastic! i can't believe you found that sweet couch on craigslist! :)
a flannel on a 95 degree day? hmmm, i feel panicky just thinking about that. you look so fit for being pregnant! i aspire to gain less weight in my next pregnancy since i got a bit, well, overstuffed in my first one. i love that couch, it's very Shakespeare. xx
OH, those pictures are so cute, especially the 5th one. Have a sweet weekend!!!
i.love.dunkin.too. lol cute pictures :)
Baby bump! Baby bump!
@mallory, that was my approach too! but it just made me all hot and upset all day long because i was so uncomfortable. hoping for us both that the weather changes soon!
@kristen, we took these with the iphone cross process app.
that couch is amazing. and your bump is too!
i totally get you on the flannel during inappropriate weather ….by this time I get too excited for fall to wait!
you look just lovely. i love these. so happy. xo
ah! your bump is super cute.
1) You are the most adorble preggers lady! and 2) yes that IS the most incredible craigslist find! Happy Labor Day weekend!
xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogsot.com
oh goodness, i am dyyyying to wear flannel again . . . except, here in nh, we sometimes get to wear it in july . . .
You are so ridiculously cute!
Love your photos! Hope you don't mind, we put you on our Banana Camera Co blog for using the Cross Process app! Thanks a bunch!!
i love that bump!! you are glowing my dear.. absolutely GLOWING!! More pics of you and the bump. :)
Lovin' every picture! You're so cute :D
Hooray!!! We just had our baby boy last week! we didn't find out the sex and it was the best suprise EVER!!!!
Oops. Sorry. Here's the link: http://bananacameraco.com/rockstar-diaries-lovetaza-uses-cross-process
thanks! we love your blog!
You make the cutest pregnant lady EVER!
So happy for you!
That couch is FANTSASTIC, and gives me hope that I'll find the retro couch I've been looking for for ages!
Yay for non sketchy finds on craigslist.
oh you look so cute with your baby tummy :) i love to read your blog from time to time and see kingsley pics, for work i was absent a few weeks and what a big surprise found here, congratulations for both, well for the four of you! baby and kingsley included)
just discovered your blog, its gorgeous! x
you are teensy! bet your husband is just crazy about that little bump of baby. it's too precious!
naomi….you wear jeans? haha
ps i stopped blogstalking for a few weeks…and suddenly you're preggo. congrats :)
Wow that IS a great Craigslist find!
Oh my heck. I haven't read your blog in SO long. Frankly, I haven't read ANYBODY's blog in SO long. But while I was catching up today, I discovered that 2 of my favorite bloggers are pregnant (I totally had no clue) and then I was on my way to read your blog and I though "heh, wouldn't that be so funny if she was pregnant too!!" And here you are!! :) Congratulations! :)
Little Miss Paige
ok I am in love with these photos! Can't wait to see the new rockstar!
Love these snaps, do you edit them?
And the doughnuts look irresistible!
You have the cutest little baby bump ever! Congratulations! I love this blog and I am excited for you and your husband. You are going to be great parents.
CONGRATS on the baby bump!! You already look like a glowing mom :)
awww the baby bump! Cuuuuute! I'm so happy for you!
no waaayy did you find that on craigslist! it so so beautiful!!!
and CONGRATULATIONS on the pregnancy! you are super tiny for being half way through! sheesh!
i'm so happy for you guys! you two are adorable. i love babies so much. what a blessing!
Oh my gosh you're pregnant?!!? (Obviously I'm a little behind on your blog, oops.) That is great! Congratulations! You'll be such a great mom.
I missed the past couple of posts with the baby news but OMG CONGRATULATIONS all the way from east Africa!
You are just the cutest pregnant lady I have ever seen! Congrats!!!
awww baby bump!!!
wow that couch looks AMAZING! such a great find. And you have the cutest bump ever naomi!
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awww i love the baby bump it made me smile :) Congrats again!
BTW I can´t believe it didn´t show in any pic up to now, it must have been so hard to conceal it!
Daaang girl. You be da cutest pregger-lady ever. And you're so tiny that I'm sure all you'll have to do is go one size up at antrho; when you're 9 months along! HA!
your little family is adorable!
Love that pretty couch!
I love looking at these photos. So beautiful!
your little family is adorable! and now i want some donuts!
you look adorable and I am now craving donuts! Hope you had a great labor day weekend!
prettiest mom-to-be! way to ROCK the bump lades.
everything about this post is perfect… shoe shot, sprinkle covered d-nuts, Josh's "overall" happy face, the King's ninja stare, YOU (of course) and sofa-delic score!
banana-nuts, you make my day.
lovely pics and congratulations to you!
just stumbled across your blog and i have to say i LOVE it.
pls drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other =)
you have the cutest baby tummy ever and I heart your yellow shoes.
you have the cutest baby tummy ever and I heart your yellow shoes.
Ahhh! I am so happy for you and Josh! I've been reading your blog for about a year now and you have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your journey!
Best of luck!
That couch is awesome. I guess Josh didn't paint over the purple. :) You are just the cutest mama-to-be.
so cute baby bumps.. congrats! i've been waiting for the bumps to show for the longest time too, going on 30 weeks now.. go mama!