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.
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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!...
She is such a doll! Your whole fam is so cute.
Having 5 little boys I love to live a little vicariously… goodness gracious she's cute! :)
hahaha love there's still more pizza! she is turning into quite the pretty little girl. good luck with moving!
i can't look at these photos for very long before my heart starts to actually hurt from the cuteness. congrats on making the world's cutest baby girl!
Your baby is so precious! I love her hair. :)
Where is that pizza from? I would drive to DC for that!
@juliet, it's from we, the pizza! their cheese is our fave.
@erica, 5 little boys? you know i secretly wanted a family of all boys, right? although now with baby girl here, i can't imagine having boys! ;)
Eleanor is the most precious little thing. Adorable! I love these photos! Also, I need that pizza.
hahaha she's sitting in her car and smiles! yes!
not in her car. just meant car seat :D
Ahh those little striped tights on E are just too much. Melt. What a little cutie!
WHERE DID YOU FIND THOSE TIGHTS? they're perfect sweet. i must put a pair on my baby girl's thighs.
@mama you are my heart– i found them at babyGap, clearance rack for $2.99!
SO SO CUUUUUUUTE!!!
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Gosh your baby girl has the sweetest smile. It brings me so much joy everyime I see it and I don't even know her!
You have the cutest baby I have ever seen in my life. No lie. So gorgeous!
Do u mind if I ask please how u post your instagram pics side by side. Thank you ;)
No moving day is complete without a box of pizza! And I must concur with the rest of the crowd about the cuteness your baby girl is serving up.
i love how either you or Eleanor are in stripes!
Your baby girl is seriously beautiful!!
Such cute photos. Your little girl is so so adorable. That pizza looks yummy too!
I know that all babies are totally cute but I really think you got one of the very cutest :) so happy to see you enjoying your family!
Looks like a very lovely life indeed :) that pizza is making me hungry! It looks like we share the sane taste in flavours- Margarita pizza all the way!
Good luck with packing! I love the fresh start if moving but the packing (and unpacking)… Not so much!
what a cutie!!!
I've enjoyed reading your blog since stumbling upon it! Your little girl is precious!
ffdkalj could she be more adorable?? i think not.
eleanor is beyond gorgeous! and do you and your hubz have matching glasses?! too precious!
she just gets prettier and prettier everyday. I can't believe how big she is getting!
Your little girl is seriously the cutest!
Oh my gosh your baby is a sweetie pie. That smile just lights everything up! And that pizza looks amazing. I don't have anything like that around here, and it's probably a good thing because pizza is something I literally could eat every single day.
she's already getting so big! what a cute and happy little baby, adorable! :)
you are so beautiful. and your family is dear. it's a pleasure to read about it.
That little girl of yours is such a smiler. Every picture a smile. It makes a girl smile of the other side of this blog post.
Y'all are by far the most adorable family on the planet!!! :)
Gorgeous pics. I love them!
You have (hands down) the cutest family!! Great photos and that pizza looks amazing.
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Baby E just gets more adorable with each picture that you share! And I now have a serious pizza craving.
Baby girl just gets cuter by the day, huh? Makes my heart sing to see how beautiful your family is!
That baby is such a CUTIE!!!
looks fun & exciting & FUN! ♥
Your daughter is one of the cutest babies ever and the perfect combination of you both! LOVE the pictures…and would love a slice of that pizza right now! :)
oh my goodness, baby eleanor is so adorable!!
Your little Eleanor has the cutest smile. It makes me happy when I see it :)
She's a cutie.
adorable. i love the close up of the babe in her car seat!
These pics have got me the first smile of the day!
Too, too cute!
The burning question on my mind is how on earth do you manage to eat so much pizza and stay in such great shape???!
I am a pizza fanatic but am a little gym shy so try to avoid it…pure punishment really!
Aaaw these pics are so cute! :-D MENNEPEN
Baby Girl sure is growing up! and looking more beautiful everyday! ;) Love keeping up with your family and life! So down to earth and vibrant all at the same time! ;)
love baby girl's smile.
That pizza looks delicious! now I want one!
aw, I love her little smile. so cute.
Happy moments, great memories to make! =)
I love happy people! and that would be you guys!
E has the sweetest face!
Oh, I love it when your baby girl smiles that big:)
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her smile is SOOOOO adorable!
You could possibly have the cutest child ever! And I have my own so that says a lot!
You really have the cutest baby ever!! You and Josh could go into a baby-making business, it's ridiculous!
And I can't forget about Kingsley, he is looking handsome as well (:
I love that ap. I use it all the time!!!
She looks like such a happy little pumpkin! Love those smiles. :)
Congrats on house! And could Eleanor get ny cuter?!
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I'm sure you've been told this over and over, but you have such a beautiful family!
Great Iphone pictures too! You're reminding me why an Iphone is so cool….
eleanor looks more and more like her daddy! so cute.
That baby girl can sure rock a faux hawk!
Your daughter is getting cuter ever day! I have a new baby myself (a few weeks older than Eleanor) and it's going so fast! Best of luck with your move.
could your baby be any cuter? i think not. gotta love the insta gram app :)
eleanor is so sweet!! reminds me of my daughter when she was one- smiley + happy baby :)
can you tell me what the app is you use for your iphone?! i love it! your family is so darling and i have been following your blog for a little bit! I am a dancer from utah and someone and another dancer pointed me to your blog! i love it!
Just a question…your pictures look so fun :) However, you are always eating the most scrumptious food and keeping such fabulous form. However do you do it?
She's always smiling that Eleanor. Such a happy baby! x
heyy! do you have instagram???
I don't always comment, but I started following your blog a few weeks ago and just want to die from the cuteness every time you post pics of Eleanor! :D You have a really beautiful family.
Such a happy Baby :) Love that smile she's got!
eleanor is the perfect combination of you and josh! love this. good luck with the move :)
elle is just beautiful!
Eleanor, I have a little crush on you. Precious!
The baby needs to be in a commercial. It'll certainly help pay for private schools or college! She is adorable. Have a great move by the way.
I just had a thought — it would be very funny to write blog posts from the baby's perspective since you started with your dog. I have linked to you as one of my favorite "couple" blogs. Thanks for the delightful entertainment and affirmation of core values.
those are the sweetest little baby eyes! and congrats on the move, packing is such a beast but i'm sure it will be well worth it :]
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what a smiley face. she's wonderful!
She is so stinking adorable!! And I thunk it is even more adorable that mama and baby match in pretty much every outing? So precious!!
I'm so happy I came across your blog! It's so beautiful and inspiring. I'm LDS and a new mom also! My little boy was born at the end of March. You look insanely amazing for just having had a little one. She's so beautiful and I'm so jealous you're in DC! I was in Nyc before I got married. Now my husband and I live in Vancouver, WA, right outside Portland, OR. SO excited to follow you and your adorable family :)
These are beautiful. I love the effects and all those smiley photos of little Miss E are the most adorable things I've seen. And Kingsley too! Thank you for the good luck re: the house hunt. I really hope we get the apartment we want… and congratulations on getting yours! Looking forward to some photos :)
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Ah! Baby girl?! The sweetest, dreamiest little face. You're all so good looking it's rediculous…
Adorable photos, would you mind sharing which iphone was used for these pics?
Oops! "iphone app"
@fefi, i used my instagram app on the iphone!
I love that like 90% of your photos are of your beautiful baby!! She's a lucky gal to have such a proud momma. ;)
nice pics! do you use a special app for them?
most precious family!!