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!
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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!...
What a gorgeous place!! [and family]
looks like you had so much fun!! i LOVE homemade pasta!!
I've been to Utah once, and it really is so incredibly beautiful! I'm sure you had the best time.
Looks like the perfect summer vacation, minus a husband. Really, isn't family the greatest thing ever?
We're the same. I have three little sisters and a brother but he hangs out at the other end. Summer with them makes life better.
which city is this? :-) so wonderful photos ♥
Your sister's look so much like you! What a fun family you have.
it's like you guys are quintuplets! you could tell you're related from a mile away! : ) yay for family vacays…
your mom has chickens! how fantastic is that. glad to have you back. :)
it makes me miss home! beautiful
Utah is so lovely in the summer. I'm glad you had a great time…there's nothing like spending time with family!
I LOVE LOVE the first pic of E. So cute!
Quadruplets!!! Such a cute family, and baby Eleanor in white, adorable :)
I adore the first picture and the last so much. Both so beautiful in each way!
And how wonderful you had a good time!
You almost look like a set of quadruplets with your sisters! Or at least two sets of twins!
I love your blog!Photos are amazing!! :)
your family is adorable! i love the one of isaac and eleanor. glad you had a great trip and made the wedding :)
ohmygoodness you and your sisters are like replicas of each other!
what a beautiful family
wow, you look so simmilar to each other:)
this is such a beautiful post in so many ways :)
You and your siblings look so alike! Loved this post, the shots are beautiful.
You all are adorable! I love seeing pictures of your little brother… he has that mischievous look about him ;) That's the best!
The first photo is really too cute. =)
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I am in LOVE with your mama's garden! MAGICAL!
Utah is such a beautiful place. You mom's garden is awesome. And you and your siblings look so much alike. :)
I know you hear this ALL the time but E is quite seriously the cutest baby I have ever seen. So adorable it hurts!
adorable family! love the first pic :)
Your siblings and you look so alike, a real "we are family feel", so great. Eleanor is adorable in that hat!
I 100% know how difficult it is to say goodbye to family! Some people say it gets easier over time… but I don't know about that! Beautiful pics, as always.
:) I can't wait till I can go back and visit Utah. I haven't been living away for long, but I miss it already! Cute pictures. You and all your sisters are bea-u-tiful!
Aw, it looks like a very sweet trip. And Utah looks beautiful. I don't think that I've ever seen pictures of Utah (or at least known that what I was looking at was Utah). But, it's gorgeous.
Glad you had a blast- you were in utah and I didn't even know (I'm a Utahn, too). Anyways, you and your siblings look very, very alike!! Thanks for sharing.
wow you and your siblings look so alike! My sister and I get that all the time! Looks like you had a great time. I loooove home-made pasta!
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Your little brother is ADORABLE!
wow i thought your sister that has dark brown hair was you… and then i saw you! so pretty. :)
Your family is so amazing, you all look alike, you all have such a beautiful smile and eyes.
My time in Utah always flies by as well….too fast! Looks like you had a blast! Eleanor looks adorable in that first photo and you and your siblings all have the same great smile!
eleanor is such a little charmer. looks like a fun trip home!
hopefully a homemade pasta night is in our future soon? :)
Picture one is awesome. SO so cute!
i always love your family posts. pretty, pretty sisters…eleanor already fits right in!
Oh I love making homemade pasta!! Tastes sooooo good!!! And seems like you had such a wonderful time. Love Eleanor's little sun dress. Too cute!!!
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looks like you had a lot of fun! you & your siblings all look so much alike!!!
LOVE your mom's garden! Too cute!
So glad that you had a lovely time visiting your family! :)
Is it not the very best thing in life to be with your family with your new baby?? The joy that a new babe brings to the whole family is just precious. There is such joy in everyone's face!
What a beautiful family you have! Looks like you had a great time!
What part of UT are you from??
aww looks like so much fun! what a beautiful family!
Great pictures! I dream of having a garden like that someday. I'm sure Josh and Kingsley are happy to have you and Eleanor home. :)
The top photo of your brother and Eleanor is so great! She is so cute in it- it just melts the heart :)
It was nice meeting you at Claire's wedding… sorry if I was a little star struck. :) You are delightful.
What a great place and family! You guys are all so adorable (and look so much alike!)
Everybody seems to have said this already, but you and your family look so alike! It's adorable!
I'm in LOVE with that little dress and bonnet from the first picture. Where did you get them!?
Your family is so adorable! I love your blog, you seem so down to earth. :)
E looks so adorable in that white dress and bonnet! so glad you enjoyed your trip. That's quite a lot to travel with a baby :)
You all look so a like!
Welcome back! Glad you had a great time! I'm sure hubby in puppy are happy you're home, too! It's so cute to see photos pf your family and how much you guys all look alike…it's crazy!! :)
LOVE that last photo. Gorgeous.
family time always goes too fast. you look great, by the way :)
i love utah in the summer :) and i also love reading your blog, you have a beautiful family!
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You have such a beautiful family :)
lovely pictures from Utah! That homemade pasta looks delicious!
I JUST got a pasta maker and can't wait to do it! You look great by the way! Nice post-baby jeans!
Your mother's garden is amazing. I could use some of her gardening tips for my new house in San Francisco. Your daughter is so precious. I just can't get enough of her.
Looks like you had an amazing time, what a lovely photos!
So gorgeous. I've never been to Utah. Now, I want to go! That last picture is stunning.
Oh your daughter is so delightfully sweet. She's lovely. And she seems so entirely in love with her uncle. :) :) :)
Looks like you had a good time. Your family is so cute!
your family is so beautiful! you are so blessed!!!
Wow, you and your sister look so alike! x
Naomi! I was needing a bit of a pick-me-up and travelled to your blog. Thank heavens for all the beauty you share. Your little Eleanor is so beautiful. And your photographs are amazing. Did you get a new camera? ;0)
looks like you and E had a great trip, and i love the scenery pics!
Where are you in the shot of the valley?!
Cuz that looks like my home town view!
Wow. Utah is a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.
I love that first photo with your brother and baby E. Definitely frame-worthy.
These photos are all beautiful!!
your baby girl is just the loveliest. I had one of those little hats when I was her age. super cute.
sounds like a great trip! Glad that you are having a great summer as well! :)
Stunning pictures!! I especially like the second one ;p x
That first picture kills me. KILLS me.
Oh my goodness, that first photo is beyond darling. Happy you had such a wonderful trip! Family is always good for the soul :)
How adorable is your baby!What a beautiful family as well
i know you hear it all the time – but eleanor is just the most adorable baby. that first photo just slays me!
Great photos! You all look so happy. x
Oh, my! All the members in your family have the same cute eyes!
Have a colorful day!
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Ce sont de superbes photos de famille !!!
aww your family is so adorable! you guys all look alike (:
omygoodness, you and your siblings all look alike. adorable!
I can't get over how much you and your sisters look alike! You have a very cute family. :)
the girl on the left side looks like mandy moore :-P
These pictures are beautiful! They have a very "home-y" feel and it looks like a great place to grow up in…the chickens and the vegetable garden bring back lots of memories from my grandparents' house.
oh.my.god. This view looks exactly and I mean EXACTLY like the one from my house in the south of France…strange
you all look so alike! what a gorgeous little family!
Your mom's garden is gorgeous! I want one! Love the picture of the Valley…makes me miss SLC!
your sisters look so much like you, how funny and cute this is.
Just moved to Salt Lake City from DC. So nice to see the gorgeous pictures on your blog of my very missed city!