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!...
Wonderful! :) Congrats on the new place!
If you don't mind me asking, how did you find this home? We live in the DC area, too, and are looking for a different place to rent. Would you mind emailing me? ([email protected]) Thanks!
That place looks great. Have fun trying to meet everyone's needs :D I'm sure you can do it!
I'm loving the photos of your new "old" home and look forward to seeing more as you decorate it. There is nothing like an old home with all of its creaks and bits of charm!! May it be filled with lots of love and happiness. : )
oh goodness i love your hardwood floors! one day…
Looks like a gorgeous place. I'd love to see more pictures!
Looks wonderful! <3
I love it! We live in an old 1920's home and i love the character they have, the weird creaky floors and cupboards that dont close all the way! :) i absolutely love your pictures! enjoy! old homes are the best!
I love these pictures! Also your new place looks like a dream come true!
Houses with character are lovely.
just from this pictures i can tell your place looks perfect!
congrats on the move! can't wait to see more photos after you're settled!
Old homes have a magic to them. I totally know what you mean about the creaking floors. I used to live in an Old Town home and the character of the place just really makes you feel at home. We moved into our current place when my baby was about you baby's age. She wanted to be held all the time too. I had to do the 1 box a day method on the really tough days to unpack.
Hooray! I can't wait to see more pictures of it!
This looks like a home I'd like to have–old staircases and creaking, creaking floors. There is nothing better than a house with character…except, of course, the characters that reside inside. I hope you guys will be happy here and that it will be a wonderful, loving place for little Eleanor to grow! (She's getting big, by the way. And ever more beautiful with each smile!)
So pretty! I love the staircase!!!
oh yay! i'm so jealous…i'm feeling the itch to leave my studio, but will probably be a couple more years before that happens. looks like a lovely new home :)
looks like a darling place! congrats!
Congratulations on your new home! The pictures you've posted on your blog are very lovely. Last March, my husband and I moved into a home that's been in the owner's family for well over 100 years. We love the wooden floors and all of the attention to detail in our home. They just don't make houses like that anymore. We even have a staircase very similar to yours! Enjoy your new home and godspeed with the unpacking!
wow – your new house looks incredibly cozy!
i just wonder how much you pay for rent per squaremeter?
greetings from germany!
Looks a lot like our 1870's Hill house– I'll bet yours was built around the same time.
congrats indeed :)
move in at your own time. you're enjoying the process despite some mishaps. good outlook on life :)
Awww, it'll feel like home in no time. It's a really sweet looking place, from what I can see!
Yay! more room… sigh I remember the days of character and creaking floors :0) love the new digs!
How exciting, but busy too!!! Congrats on the new place and good luck with the move…can't wait to see you all settled and I'm sure it will be the most adorable home ever full of charm and character!
I am loving how the pictures fit the mood of unpacking.
congratulations! the place looks really cool–can't wait to see how you rockstar it up.
Love these photos! Congratulations for the new place =)
Congrats on your move…My family and I just moved recently and our home has old charm and much pizazz! id much rather preffer an older home over a new one :)
Oh my goodness that would be my dream! Old places in DC? SWOON! Glad you're loving it! (sorry about the power outages though- blah.)
That's awesome! When we bought our 80 year old house last year, we knew we'd be in for an adventure since it's such an old house, but I love it's quirks. You just can't get character like this in a brand new house! We've been here for a year and a half and we're STILL discovering little quirks.
If only boxes could unpack themselves…
Glad to hear that you're settling in and making your new place a HOME. These pictures look so charming. How can anyone resist a wood floor?
Oh! You have STAIRS! Doesn't that feel great?! Congratulations on your new Family Sized house!
what a beautiful space! Can't wait to see more pis (or a home tour?) :) Sounds like you are super mom- handling everything with a smile on your face…good luck with unpacking- we moved into our house 4 years ago and there's STILL some boxes we haven't gone through…
So glad to hear you're happy. Your new home looks amazing!
These photos are so romantic! Congratulations on your move!
Ah! Congrats on the new place, seems like it is going to be wonderful and cozy! Kingsley looks like he's getting used to it! Can't wait to see more pics! =)
Aw you have the cutest little family! Reading this makes me so excited about getting my own place! :)
That pup is such a cutie!!
wonderful! can't wait to see more pics.. this place looks like it has a lot of amazing charm. I just *love* the floors.. so jealous!
What a beautiful space! I am so happy for you and your family. Take your time and enjoy it all. You'll get all unpacked eventually, all in good time.
(Having my first giveaway.)
ooh I hate unpacking :( but congrats on the new place! you'll be unpacked soon enough and you can relax and enjoy your new surroundings :)
kingsley is cracking me up.
i'm so glad. i can't wait to see how you decorate everything!
The place looks lovely and it's not even decorated yet! Wowza!
Your new house is gorgeous! Those floors! That staircase! Siiigh~ can't wait to see more pictures :) good luck with the unpacking ♥
such good bones in that house! here's to happy unpacking!
Can't wait to see more! I love that it has wood floors!
How exciting, what a lovely home! It's so nice to live in a place you love and not just one that 'would do for now'. I hope you create many happy memories there!
Best wishes with the move!!!!
LOVE that railing! So cool. Congrats on the move and good luck with the boxes!
Happy moving!!! :D
Hooray! Your new place looks perfect. :)
I'm so happy for you guys! The house looks amazing! I wish you guys years and years of happiness there!
Good luck with the move! How huge it must be with all the baby/ puppy/ life action. Best wishes, and can't wait to see more of the space as it's set up!
Your new home looks like it's full of possibilities. I can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Love these pics – what an exciting new space to fill! Kingsley looks like he's starting to settle in too :)
Good luck with the unpacking!
congratulations on moving in.
Those wood floors, that bicycle, and that pooch are awesome! ♥ ♥ ♥
it looks perfect for you, I love the photos of kingsley :)
it looks perfect for you, I love the photos of kingsley :)
yay! it looks amazing.
What a gorgeous new home.
Your new place looks lovely! Glad you're all happy!
It looks like a wonderful place!
So excited for you all. Congrats!
doggies do interfere with a lot of tasks… but that's okay. b/c they're just too cute.
sooo beautiful! Oh I love it!
Looks great and I'm sure it will have its own spirit!
i hear ya with unpacking taking much longer…my strong suit is NOT time management ;) so i have to be veeeeeeeerry generous with the time i estimate it'll take to pack and unpack.
hope that the power outages stop!! At least you have your little sweetheart to super dog to keep you company :) And from the few beautiful pictures you shared, your home looks dreamy!! like you said, full of character :) Yay for new adventures!
Kingsley!!! I don't think I could ever get tired of that toothy face! Congratulations on the move, your house looks beautiful and definitely full of charm and character (:
I am loving this photo of Mr.Kingsley at the bottom of the stairs. What a great little guard dog you have!
Congrats!! You will be so so so happy once you're unpacked. We moved to new rental in April and are soooo loving the extra space!
You're first Christmas is going to be epic!
I love the look of your place already! Looks like a beautiful house.
Love love love that its two storeys.
I just loooove how your new home looks like! It's sth about the wooden floors & the delicate details that amaze me. & it's two-stored too! it seems so cozy & lovely & i'm sure you're going to gain lots of warm moments & special memories from this place! have fun packing! (: xo
Oh, I can't wait to see more pictures of your new home! Do you have two floors? Like a real house?! Jealous!
It sounds like a fantastic move! Congratulations and I hope the unpacking goes well.
The place looks so charming :) Good luck with the rest of the move-in!
I am so happy for you. The house looks so incredible. Beautiful, charming, with so much character. Perfect for your little family.
Your house is so cute! I can't wait to see it all set up and decorated. You should put your pup to work and get him unpacking stuff for you. ;)
your house is a dream. i love it!