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!...
definitely will. hope everything is okay.
I will definitely be thinking of your family and I hope that everything goes to plan. x
I have been reading your blog for awhile now, but I don’t think I have ever commented on it. I love reading about you and your cute little family, it makes me look forward to being married and becoming a mother someday. You and your family will absolutely be in my prayers. I hope everything gets better soon!
your family is in my thoughts….and I'm trying to will myself to NOT go get some ice cream now :) Hope the sunshine returns to your days soon!
I hope everything ends up being okay.
really sorry naomi…keeping you and your family in my thoughts
Just starting reading your blog. Am praying for you and your adorable family. Psalm 139:5 "You hem me in behind and before and place your hand upon me."
Oh no. I hope everything is okay.
I'll definitely be thinking of you.
I am keeping you all in my prayers and my heart, as I know so many of your precious readers are doing.
You are covered. <3
i thought of you today when i was at whole foods and a sweet newborn was crying her little lungs out. i hope your bad day is nothing more than part of the adjustment period. i will keep you in my thoughts and send you lots of happy wishes!
sending prayers your way
Cool blog. Really pretty.
Best wishes for you and your family from Brazil, my dear!
Keeping you, Josh, and baby Eleanor in my prayers. ♥
prayers, good thoughts and wishes all being sent your way!
Aw, I'm sorry you had a rough day. I don't know if this is what your bad day had to do with, but just know that being a new mom is hard, whether people talk about it or act like it. It just is. I had a really hard first four months and after that, things got so much easier. I hope that whatever you're dealing with, it gets better!
amy day to day
Hope everything is ok! Praying for you :)
Our family needs it too, your not the only one :/ Stay strong with whatever is going on!
Thinking of you all, I hope the icecream helped a little :)
THAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO END YOUR DAY EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIFE. and i will be praying for you guys :)
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
That's my fav Ben and Jerry's and I'm from NY
I'm sorry you've had a bad day :(
I'm keeping you in my thoughts, just look at your baby girl and you'll feel better xxx
Being a mom is hard. Just try every morning to be the best mom you can be–not a perfect mom–I've found that's the key to sanity and happiness. You're doing an awesome job:)
keeping you and your family in my prayers…hope things are better today.
Mmm. The Hagen Dazs Five Ginger ice cream is great for morning sickness!
ice cream is the best, esp. ben + jerry's. hopes + prayers for things to work out. xoxo.
i hope everything works out with you and your family! hopefully tomorrow will be better.
oh! do take care… things will get right very soon, am sure !
Hope everything is okay and will get even better soon. Will keep you in my prayers!
Said a prayer and two and three. The good thing about it, is it's only temporary. Things will get better.
Yes will keep in you and your loved ones in my prayers!!!
I prayed for you just now! Hope everything turns out okay… Love you!
sending you love and prayers!!!!!
You and your family are in my prayers…..
How is the family situation? I've been thinking of your family…
Just found your blog!
Keeping you in my thoughts + prayers.