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!...
they are so beautiful. In fact your whole family is beautiful. x
I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoy your blog.
I never comment but read you consistently…I was elated that you named your precious daughter Eleanor and even spelled it the same as mine is spelled!
I wish you and your beautiful family nothing but the best….
Your sisters are gorgeous!
You're all lovely :) So jealous of their travels!
my sister mallory traveled with them! sounds like it was a blast!
Italy is where I want to study abroad one summer in college! You'll have to post some stories that they told you.
Oh that sounds great! Italy is a beautiful country and I can't wait to visit it too. There must be lots of talk about good food going on…with some Italian terms thrown in for good measure. :) Happy week-end!
ya'll look so much alike and are so gifted!!! you and your other sister are insanely talented ballerinas and these two are tennis stars! eleanor is lucky with her genes for sure!
I love sisterhood post-trip pow-wows. My baby sister is in Israel at the BYU Jerusalem center and I can't wait to look through her pictures when she gets back.
Your sisters are gorgeous, just like you!
It's true, your family is just beautiful! The kind where you don't even have to wear makeup- enviable. :)
They look so much like you!!
You guys might as well be triplets! How fun to be with family :)
How FUN!!! They are beautiful and hope you all have a lovely time together…sisters are the best!
wow! they look exactly like you!
twinners are the shiz. enjoy your time together, little! xoxo
the 3 of you look so much alike!!
You girls are all so beautiful!
you girls are gorgeous!
holy moly! thats a lot of tennis playing going on! lol
Sisters are the best :) That's so awesome that they got such a neat opportunity. You all do look so similar, couldn't deny each other even if you wanted to! I hope they were very blessed and gained a lot of experience from their time in Italy.
YAY for sister time! how fun for them to share their experiences in Italy with you…and for you to share your growing little baby girl!! :)
they are so pretty and wow studying abroad is such a dream for me. xo
I think your family is blessed with beauty =) you all have such a beautiful smile.
Well, I live in Italy, dreaming to visit the US one day =)
Have a great time with your sisters!
they are looking more and more like you every day!
They're so pretty!
I can't believe how much you & alllll of your sisters look alike. It's so amazing! I wish I had any brothers or sisters & share all this awesomeness.
Have a beautiful day! xo
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adorable! have fun with your fam! i'm spending time with my bro and his gf this weekend. totally excited!
You are such a gorgeous family xx
they're beautiful, this trip to italy must have been a blast =)
What a gorgeous family! There is nothing better than spending time with family, and sisters who are friends. Hope you have a wonderful time & visit. x
your twins sisters are so pretty! all of you ladies look so much alike!
Hi, I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say how much I love it! You are such a stylish mom, my housemate and I were just gawking. Love your glasses!
what great smiles!
ooh i'm dying to go to italy! your sisters are the cutest!
They're so cute! Have fun with your family. My sister is coming to visit this weekend too.
your family is so beautiful!!
they are gorgeous!
Where in Italy did they study? I'm currently in Tuscany doing an internship and I love it so much! I'm sure wherever they were they had a wonderful time! :)
Love you girls!!!
wonderful! hope they enjoyed their trip! makes me want to check out my pics from italy… was back in 2004 though!
good luck in your move. sounds fantastic!
Oh wow – they look a lot like you! Oh fun to have the family all together again. :)
they are adorable! the one on the right looks like you SO much