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!...
last week when my sisters were in town, i enlisted their help in teaching me how to play tennis. after all, they are tennis rockstars and while i’ve never been on the court before, tennis has been on my list of things i wanna learn how to do, and do well.
but as you are about to witness by the following photos… tennis is hard for me. just look at my face….
So cute! Pretty sure my attempts at tennis would turn out pretty similar! You have such a beautiful family, and seem to have so much fun together. Love it!
You have such a lovely family! It seems like you always have so much fun together!
I've always wanted to learn how to play tennis but… Well, let's just say I'm very good at chasing after the ball as it rolls away from the court…
i've always wanted to be a tennis rockstar just so i could wear the little skirts and dresses. your outfit is looking pretty comfy too, though.
i've also alwats wanted to be a twin, so i could take photos like that last one there. cute little cuties.
You look so great for having had a baby recently. The husb is out playing tennis as I write this!
haha that's funny :)
my tennis skills are super low!! At least you look pro (maybe not the facials .. but still)
LOVE these pictures!! Too cute. I used to play tennis and this post makes me want to get back out there!
these photos are brilliant, they makes me smile and wishing i was there too:-)
I'm awful at tennis. lol My dad used to take to play every Saturday morning. a bust. haha love your pictures, makes me want to go and give it another try.
In just 9 photos you have made me long for: 1) sisters; 2) toned legs; 3) a sunny day on the tennis court; 4) a camera with a faster shutter-speed.
You look adorable! I love the "jumping" pictures of your sisters – at least that's what my friends and I call them when we do that. Looks like a fun day!
oh, really. could y'all be any CUTER?
haha, these are fantastic!
so cute! And you look super good for giving birth recently!
Your guys are too cute!! What a happy day :)
So cute!! I love these pictures! You seem like such an amazing family. I'm terrible at tennis.. I just run up and down the court trying to hit the ball at least once, haha!
well the good news is that you could always be a tennis model for a sports magazine. i don't think i've ever taken a picture as graceful as those haha
I personally prefer badminton over tennis but tennis can be fun too :D
I love that you are in the air in every shot. And it looks so cool and surreal against the backdrop of the court!
L.O.V.E. the pictures! you two seem to have so much fun!! <3
HAHA!! This is awesome! Looks like you guys have a great time! :)
Lol! I think you ladies should become basketball players. Goodness, those jumps would be great for some slam dunks! :D
haha so cute! I love tennis, I used to play in school and at free time too. Haven't been playing for ages but would be nice to try again! i even once got tennis ball to my mouth while playing with friend and it twisted my teeths :P
that second to last picture is my favorite! it looks like you had so much fun. while three of my sisters live in town, one is away, and this makes me want her home!!
such fun photos!
These pictures are great. Love the ones where no ones feet are touching the ground. So cool!
1. Tennis is hard, so no sweat.
2. If I didn't know it, I never would have guessed you recently had a baby. You look fabulous!!
Being a dancer myself, I feel your pain. I once had a tennis pro tell me to stop playing like a ballerina…..I would wait for the serves in 2nd position with my toes turned out! It drove him crazy! And I'd serve using a lovely arabasque…..hehehe!
Haha. Aren't sisters the best? Fun times!
Haha such fun action shots!
this is adorable! I love sister time too! Glad you got to spend time with them!
Ps. your blog brightens my day!
You are so pretty when you play tennis! Lacoste should have you in ads; you have serious hops!
I love these pictures! And I must say…who had a baby again?! You look great!!!
Such a lovely dance pose! LOL Your sisters are TOO CUTE!
okay, teeniest tinest body! congrats on whipping right back into shape.
haha what a fun time!
too. much. fun.
Loved the photos!
Glad you've had such a great time with those cute sisters of yours! :)
Remember when you just had a baby? Totally can't tell from these pictures. #sonotfair. :)
i love that you are wearing a mcdonalds t-shirt! you are so cute!
this looks amazing! those jumping pictures are fantastic :)
Just played tennis for like the second time ever in life yesterday… oh the joy!
ok… tell me all your secrets for being so toned and having a new baby?
I love these photos! You guys are so cute. :)
haha I love your mid air actions shot. That's great that you were able to spend time with your sisters!
Aww you guys are so cute – it makes me homesick for my little sister. And I definitely would like to get better at tennis – want to play sometime??
great pics!! I love tennis! the boypiece started teaching me last year and I got hooked. I never thought it was a sport I'd like cuz I remember hating it in gym class!
takes a lot of hand/eye coordination and stamina, though!
Oh my gosh!! Love these action shots!!
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are you sure you had a baby??
your figure is amazing!
I think I'm mostly in awe that you just had a baby! You look amazing!
I hope you learn how to play tennis. I've never been able to "get it". I just end up getting hit in the face by the ball or something.. oops.
those shots of everyone jumping are great! not blurry at all.. how'd you guys do that?! Whenever I try to take mid-jump photos with my camera the feet are always so blurry -.-
keep it up! maybe you won't be the best tennis player but at least it's fun! i'm *terrible* at tennis!
Yeah! I'd love to play tennis too!
This looks like so much fun! I am glued to the TV watching the French Open this week and wishing that I had someone to go out on a court with and play a little bit (though I'm not very good at it either).
super cute pictures!!!
so much fun–I miss sister fun! and I miss playing tennis, too!
cute cute pictures
this is so perfect! tennis is a lot of fun to play, whether or not you are good at it. keep it up!
I don't have depth perception so your graceful performance is MUCH better than the one that would happen with the ball in my face :)
Having sisters to hang with has got to be one of the BEST things ever. =) These pictures are awesome!
Ha! I love this. I was a BIG tennis player from age 8-18… so my "professional" opinion is that YOU DID GREAT! xo.
um…you just had a baby?! Naomi, you look like a goddess out there. I play tennis, but your skills was not even what I was paying attention to.
Loving the in the air action shots and what a fun McDonald's T-shirt! You and your sisters are adorable!
great air shots you all look great!
This is amazing! Looks like the loveliest time with your sisters. Love the photos. x
girl! you look awesome for just having a baby!!
You girls are too awesome. You look fab for just having a baby a little while ago!
damir and i love playing tennis together – he wishes he was a tennis player instead of a swimmer.
the only problem is whenever we play – we get WAY too competitive with each other. i inevitably end up having some kind of a temper tantrum. or getting hungry…
the pictures soo cute!! actually made me smile.. :-)
great family you have there
hi.. i just found your blog this week and had instant appreciation for anyone who recognizes pizza as one of the best foods ever (: i look forward to catching up on your blog.
I can't believe how amazing you look after having a baby so recently — well done!! This looks like so much fun :) Have a lovely long weekend with your family!
love the photos, and am glad you got to spend some quality time with your sisters. and i have to say that you look absolutely fabulous after having a baby not too long ago. what's your secret? i'm having our first (a little girl) in august and am already trying to figure out ways to get back in shape post-pregnancy.
The jumping pictures are hilarious!
Just ♥ it here!
The pictures are great!
I'm not so good in tennis but my boyfriend is really really good!
Maybe I have to go to the court in the next days ;)
This is the kind of tennis I want to play! What fun. P.S. What is your workout routine because you look phenom?! MademoiselleMichael
Pictures are great! This is my favorite kind of tennis :D
Adorable photos, your sisters are precious! and you look absolutely great for just having a baby!
A friend of mine is teaching me to play tennis. It is not easy for me. I think I'll get the hang of it eventually. lol.
I ask my sisters for help in tennis as well! we also tried out racquetball, but they are far better than me! (PS, I still want that Arabic McDonalds shirt! ;)
Wow! Kudos on giving the tennis a go. I did ballet for 13 years yet am still the most challenged person with hand and eye co-ordination! :D
super funny. and super impressive dance moves considering you are only a few months post partum!
Are you sure you just had a baby girl? Your waist is so tiny already!
This looks like a very fun day :)
haha, jumping pictures are the best!!
Tennis Ninjas! Awesome pictures, sisters!
Ha! That's awesome. I remember trying to learn tennis in 9th grade PE class. It's a lot harder than it looks!! I think ping-ping is more my style. Same general strategy but a lot less shoulder strength required!
my question is: how did you get back to your TINY frame after giving birth so soon?!?! good job!