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!...
i wish i could handcraft something that fabulous!
Please count me in, I love Lisa's jewellry, so elegant and lovely!
Her jewelry is beautiful!
i love her work!!! k
something about personalized jewelry makes me super happy.
What gorgeous jewelry! And it would make such a fantastic gift as well :)
oh my gosh – I love anything personalized! Just lovely!
what a perfect christmas present :)
Absolutely gorgeous everything! Thanks for all of these spectacular give aways :)
I love her necklaces! They are so symbolic and personalized!
Her jewelry is so beautiful and touching. I would love to get something from her for my sister for Chrismas!
I love the beauty and simplicity of her designs. I'd be so happy to win…PLEASE pick me! :)
If only, If only. Someone please tell my husband about these. They are so beautiful
whooo, i love her stuff! so simple and classy and beautiful!
I would love any of these pieces. Her work is simple and sweet.
oh me oh my! I'd love to win this!! Soooo cute
All of her work is just awesome!!!
Ooh I hope I win:)
i love the ring! swoon!
I want to order a ring so bad with my daughters name on it!!! Oh please please pick me =)
Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful jewelry.
these are so beautiful! perfect for gifts!
i love her jewelry. so gorgeous!
I love the rings… I would get matching ones for me and my sister.
I love the tiny initials necklace. So cute!
I am so absolutely in loveee!
If I could marry it, I would.
Amazing!!! Everything is so cute! She is so talented!
These would make lovely christmas gifts! I hope I win!
Hi, Naomi! I would love a necklace or a ring for my 30th birthday and graduation of my Masters degree next month! It would be perfect timing!! And they're just darling!! xoxo
I want to win and do a little Christmas shopping! Lovely stuff!
I've been wanting a piece of jewelry with my daughter's name on it for a long time!
I absolutely LOVE this style. Thanks for sharing. I hope to win, but I still want to get something cute from that cute shop sometime anyways. love it.
What a great giveaway.Hope I can say I'm a winner!
oh i've been looking for something like this! i would definitely get a pendant w/ my little man's name & birthdate on it :)
So lovely. I want them all.
Oh how lovely it would be to give something so pretty to my mother for christmas!
I've always admired this etsy shop, and as a brand new engaged girl, I'd love to have a piece!
Love these! Naomi you are adorable! :)
Oh, I love Lisa Leonard and her beautiful jewelry! Fingers crossed…
Everything is beautiful! I especially love the "itty bitty hearts necklace." Super cute!
oh my… everything is so lovely!
i would have to go with the "sweetheart tree" necklace… with a M+J for my hubby and I…
thanks so much (and i hope i win!) :)
Such gorgeous stuff!!
beautiful! my little 13 year old cousin was in a car accident over the weekend and is now in a coma. i would love to get one of these for her!
i have always wanted one of these i even asked for a necklace for christmas!!
crossing my fingers! i especially love the illuminate necklace! so fun.
what beautiful designs! I like the bracelet the best- I'd put my daughter and husband's name on it.
please oh please pick me!
I have been hinting at my husband to purchase one of these beauties for me… but it has not happened, yet. It would be wonderful to win one. Then I could stop hinting :)
I looooove these. So cute!
I love her stuff! here's hoping I win.
Such a perfect gift for moms! Fingers crossed!
Love it! Beautiful peaces!
Might be too late. Oh well. I wanna win anyway!
The engraving is so delicate. I love it.
awe yay! i love her stuff. i thought about getting one of the necklaces for my bridesmaids.
wow so adorable. i would love any of these pieces!
what i would do for some new jewels! hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving. im as stuffed as my turkey was!
Oh my goodness! Her jewlery is so simple but gorgous. I would love to have some thing of hers dangling of my arm, or neck, or ears.
I know the contest is over, but you were at 666 comments and it was freaking me out!