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!...
so halloween happened over the weekend and mom kept trying to put me into costume! ridiculous. brought back memories of that time she tried to put me in a rain coat and that other time she tried the sweater. i am a dog, people! but since i’m getting older, i’m getting better at defending myself against such silly things. although this made mom sad. so we settled on devil horns and a red bandana together. and we also agreed i could eat (or at least chew) my costume afterwards, so i was content in the end.
also, after seeing a male bulldog dressed up in full out bumble bee attire later on in the day, i have to say, i didn’t have it so bad.
this could probably be the diary of my husband: halloween edition!! i put his costume make-up on him while he tried to watch football. he hasn't learned to defend himself from me yet!! :)
I saw a bunny dressed up like a bumble bee!! I'm sorry, all animals should wear costumes on Halloween. Sorry Kingsley.
Kingsley is really awesome! I want a Kingsley dog SOOOO bad. They're very precious creatures of God. Thanks for making my day with his wonderful photos.
Kingsley should win an award for best dressed dog, and cutest! :)
He is the cutest little devil. I wish my cats agreeded on wearing costumes but no.
Kingsley is precious! You always have the cutest pictures of him. And really just cute pictures in general :)
He looks adorable!! What a lil devil he is!!
such a funny dog!
such a funny dog!
Too adorable. At least you guys agreed on the devil costume. Hope it was yummy!
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Your dog is so cute!
love the photos. love the diary "entry."
I don't think you could ever post too much Kingsley! I was tempted to by an Elvis outfit for my friend's dog, but doubt she would have worn it very long.
Hillarious as always
haha!! awww! cute :) My puppy didn't want to dress up either and he was miserable being a pumpkin all night. LOL. But everyone else loved it. Haha.
awww, he's just makes the cutest little devil ever!
i can't believe how big he is. seriously, it seems like just yesterday he was teeny.
The last picture is the best ! EVER :) So cute. Brought a smile to my face.
LOVE IT!! This totally put a HUGE smile on my face! He is simply precious!
Oh goodness. He is far too cute!!
I love you Kingsley! I hate costumes too but my mom put me in this ridiculous prison uniform (see mom's profile picture). I was able to grab the silly hat and chew on it for a little while.
Lola, the chihuahua (and my mom is RosaLovesDC)
Whether you liked it or not – you looked amazing Kingsley!
Just you wait untill your mum and dad's baby arrives – then, you will have to dress up a lot. I have an entire album of pictures of my childhood dog in various costumes, hats and glasses!:-D
Hahah amazing! That last picture made me laugh out loud.
As much as I adore ALL of your lovely posts, I think Kingsley's diary entries are my favorite. He is a gem!!
soo cute !
Ha, I love the pictures! Especially the first one. What a cutie. :D
You guys are nuts x
Aww, he didn't have it so bad! One of my friends dressed her lab in a full-on squirrel costume!
Adorable pics of Kingsley!
kingsley looks absolutely adorable in his costume!!!
These posts always make me want a dog even more haha :)
You are an awful, awful person.
oh kinglsey, you are too cute. and really you didn't have it bad at all. my little dog was dressed up as a bright blue alien with 6 eyes. crazy, right?!
Love this post! I treat my dogs the same way, and they probably think much the same thing. Looks like he had fun, though!
From Kingsley's shenaningans, this seem like a very appropriate costume! And he looks so adorable chewing on his trident ;)
hhahaha that was so cute :)
so dang cute!
oh kingsley you looked adorable as always.
Tango lasted about 14 seconds in his Pirate Hat… it's all I could do. Couldn't bring myself to put an entire costume on him!
Dogs in clothes are so rediculous but I can't help but do the same to my dogs too! We had a witch, an Ewok, and a Pirate this year.
what a little devil!
kingsley makes an adorable devil :)
Kingsley you rock that costume ;) x
kingsley is adorable. you guys are lucky to have such a cute pup!
stop by and say hi!
it was so nice to meet you last weekend at eastern market!
I love Kingsley, he's so handsome! I plan on rescuing a pair of my own English bullies in a few years. Please keep posting diary entries Kingsley!