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!...
Your family is DARLING!
Happy shiny people…lovely!
There's a big smile on your little gem's face in every single photo I see of her. Such a happy baby. Brightens up my day xo
i love the litte girl. She looks so cute in the camera :)
Lovely! everything looks so perfect :)
haha, don't you love have you end up taking WAY more self portraits when you're a mom. Mommy/daughter time is so special, we have to capture those moments too!
i love looking at all of these pictures! your family is picture perfect!
such cute pictures xx
Eleanor is such a doll. She seems to have such a distinct and fun personality already! And that last picture looks like she's going to be a dancer too!
Seriously Eleanor is the most adorable little girl.
So so cute i love her little pout in the last set, adorable!
So much of Baby E! Isn't being home with her great! Then you don't have to miss a single moment!
A Collection of Passions
so cute. love the one with you two where her fingers are in her mouth. adorable family.
Hi sweets! LOVE the blog, fairly new to it, but an overnight super fan. Wondered where you got Kingsley's bed? We have a 4 year old bulldog and he seems to dig up any bed he gets – Kingsley's looks a bit more durable. Thanks! xxxx
Your family is so cute. Is your daughter's hair naturally growing into that mohawk? I love it. So cute.
Baby girl is amazing! You make motherhood look so easy.
These are such sweet photos, and how nicely they capture the simple moments of your day. What app on your iphone are you using to get this look?
I ♥ Instagram! You all look so happy! :)
My favourite photo is one taken in museum where E. and your husband are looking at the painting together. It is so great to share the whole world to your baby.
this put a huge smile on my face. i love your documentation!
Her smile is to die for! Such a cutie!
Goodness, does Eleanor ever take a bad picture?! Such a cute family! :)
you look like such a good mom! constantly left feeling so inspired by you and your little family! xo.
it looks like a lovely life. :)
pretty pretty pics!
aww so cute! baby e is adorable!
Really sweet! It's the simple things right?!?
I am instagram happy too! how can we help it? Its so convenient!
That last little red top is too cute for words.
@kaya kristina, i got kingsley's bed at Petsmart. i'm not sure the brand, but it's great because i can unzip the covering and wash it every few days and he hasn't been able to tear it apart. ;) i know you know what i mean. ;)
@rachel, i took these with my iphone using the Instagram app. it's great!
super sweet memories! xx
she is so cutie! and you make me want and iPhone SO BAD!
Fun! She's growing so fast! Watch out, mama :)!
such happy pictures! I find your blog so encouraging. Thanks for sharing the blessings that we have in life! :)
she. is. so. happy.
i don't even know what to do about it.
eeeep I want one!
your little girl is adorable. i LOVE her smile!!!
The Good Life!
e's face in the bottom left kills me! so so cute!
I love your baby! She is so cute and makes me happy!
You have just about the sweetest family ever! So precious. :)
Very beautiful family! :) Have a great birthday. Many blessings!
I am visiting from the Friday blog hop. It is nice to "meet" you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella
Wow! So much to celebrate and I am loving all your pictures to capture the fun! Happy 25th Birthday and welcome to the Quarter Century Club! :) Happy Anniversary as well and enjoy every moment…it looks like you ddi!
i love these pics, your daughter is to die for. seriously, so darling. how do you get your phone pics like that? is it an app?
hey sorry, i just saw that you said it is instagram, are you able to get them in a strip? or do you just put them next to each other when you put them online?