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!...
Every picture with Eleanor wearing sunglasses is so cute… well, basically every picture of her.
Eleanor's smile is the most heart-meltingly cute thing I've ever seen.
You are so cute! I love these pictures! babies and any kind of glasses are so fun!
she really is the most darling baby ever.
omg, so cute!
and you guys are so beautiful!
I'm so jealous.. !
love you & your blog!
That last photo is the best! Everyone looks so genuinely happy! Congrats on such fun times <3
gaaaaaahhhh!!!! babies should always wear sunglasses. and wayfarers what a connoisseur!! congrats on such a beautiful family.
I love her blog so much! She + you + Eleanor are adorable. I'm jealous!
I can't get over how cute you look wearing glasses. You and glasses are MFEO. =)
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how fun. i love meg. i hope i'll get to meet her one day.
she looks so much like you in that last picture! She is adorable. Yay for friends coming to visit!
so cute with the glasses! I love your little girl!
"e" is a little model … just like her mama! xo
LOVE that last pic of you 3!! You all look so incredibly happy!!!
I found Meg's blog through yours and my, it is one of my favourite internet finds EVER. I check it daily for snippets of her amazing talent and down-to-earth honest wisdom. She is such an absolute gem and it is so nice to see two of my favourite bloggers (and one of my favourite blog babies!) all in one picture.
That last picture is so great! And Eleanor is rocking those Ray Bans!
can eleanor be any happier? i think the answer is no.
although i also think that if meg came to visit me, i'd have the same reaction.
i love meg's blog – so this is so fun to see two of my fave bloggers hang out. sweet pics, too!
there are a lot of beautiful smiles in this post. thats what im sayin.
that last picture of eleanor is the absolute cutest picture in the entire world. she is such a beautiful baby!!
i love Meg :) so cool that y'all are real life friends!! :) :) Miss E is too adorable! <3
i love seeing my blogging favorites united in reality!
seriously. two most favoritest blogs ever.
i want in on the joke in the second picture! xx
pure joy in that last photo. LOVE it.
you two could be sisters!
you are so beautiful, no wonder you baby is so as well :)
two great ladies in one post!
ya'll are beauties!
Oh Eleanor. She's so photogenic, I love it!
The three of you gals are true beauties!
Babes. All three.
Ahh Eleanor is so adorable with her big grins! You must smile all day long with such a lovely baby in your life :)
Eleanor has the prettiest smile! Just like her mama!
little eleanor is getting cuter with each picture added. i can definitely see the love in these pictures!
I adore Meg's blog! Neat to find out that you all know each other. :)
it literally amazes me how cute your little lady is. she is so expressive!
In the first picture, it looks like little E has a glowing mohawk! She always looks so happy when visitors come and see her. It's adorable, of course.
You honestly have the cutest baby I've ever seen……..AND I'M NOT JUST SAYING THAT! She is soooooo delicious I just want to eat her little cheeks!!
Awww, look at that last picture! I bet that Josh took it. And I conclude that this man knows how to entertain you ladies. Look how he makes you smile… :)
Eleanor looks like such a happy baby! She is precious. All your pictures are lovely, you all look so happy :)
What beautiful girls!
They are so cute together!
No wonder I didn't run into her on the streets of NY this past weekend when I was visiting! Hehe. I was also in DC last Wednesday and unfortunately didn't run into you either. I had fun in your cities though! :)
Eleanor is just so precious and so happy!!! Her eyes really smile.
E is at such a cute fun happy stage and you capture it so well in all of these pictures!
ps. i think she has Reid Family eyes :)
so cute! when i look at these pictures i can only feel happiness ;)
Haha! Eleanor's smile! So contagious. What a doll.
walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D
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These pictures are too cute!
Eleanor has such an adorable smile.