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!...
Seriously… almost 1900 comments??? I've never seen such a widely commented post!
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
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Her designs are so cute!
I am obsessed with broaches, and love all of these!
I adore ALL of these.. so beautiful!
Delightful jewelry. I'm loving the Amelia necklace today.
my sister would lOVE these!! i hope i win :)
These are all so beautiful!
These are beautiful pieces. I love the Lori necklace in the everyday collection.
Oh snap! These are gooooorgeous pieces! Pick me, please!
Wow! Such beautiful designs!
I wouldn't hate one of those. Very pretty.
The Lori is so stunning!
What a beautiful collection. I do love the Lily necklace.
hope i win!!
beautiful necklaces :)
Oh wow, the earrings are so gorgeous! De-lurking for this one. :)
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Everybody always says Europe is the place to get necklaces like these, but they are wrong! Have never seen anything like it here in Germany. Would go perfectly with my black dress. :)
Ahhh crazy to see Holly mentioned in your blog!! Go Holly Pelz!! Love all her designs!
I love these necklaces!! Baby come soon!!! I cannot wait to see him/her!!
oh my goodness! these are adorable…
The Naomi necklace is making my heart pitter patter, I LOVE it.
these are lovely!
My wife would love these.
Love the nadine necklace! Pick me….Also I am only 30 weeks along AND ready to die! I feel for you hang in there. Friday is a great day to have a baby ;)
these are just gorgeous! would love to win this one.
I hope I'm not too late! I LOVE these especially the one with all of the little flowers! I would wear one proudly! :)
The necklaces are GORGEOUS!! I want one!!!
I love Mayfly Designs and I would have a hard time picking which necklace to get!
How beautiful! How could you possibly chose?
oh these are so pretty! i love the feminine statement pieces.
they are all beautiful!!!! so stunning!
Holly – I've never seen designs like these. I've always thought you were one in a million….and now I know your talent and giftedness in your creativity is one in a million as well. Keep it up! You were made to do this!
Love these sweet necklaces; have been really into rosettes lately…reminds me of Chanel and her camellia.
I love the Grace necklace! danajeanward(at)gmail(dot)com
my fav is the top left it is amazing! what a fun giveaway!
im sorry the baby hasn't come yet! i can in some way feel your pain- i went out to boise for a week for my little niece to be born- and the little squeeze never came!!! ugh! but alas, she did come two days after i got home:( so sooner or later the rockstar will arrive. in true rockstar fashion. you're in my prayers!
So pretty! Love the Lyla!
would love to win!
I love the harriet ring. Thanks for the chance! [email protected]
love them! so vintage!
oooh, i know i was suppose to comment before friday, but here's a procrastinator's good old try. speaking of which, i sure do hope that little gift from God comes soon!
all so gorgeous! love the naomi necklace!
Oh, I'm digging all the rings!
They are so beautiful!
Very pretty things, thanks for the intro to this site! Keeping my fingers crossed to win and for you to have your baby this weekend! (Babies like to come late Saturday and Sunday nights)
I just found your blog… LOVE it! Super happy to be introduced to mayfly… beautiful, original pieces! Good luck with your new little one. I vote girl (because I have 4 little girls)!
AAHHH i hope i win! these are beautiful!
What a great giveaway!! I hope I win!!
These necklaces are absolutely beautiful! I'd love to show them off in sunny sunny Australia!!
Absolutely gorgeous & so unique!
I love her wedding necklaces!!