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.
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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!...
on our way to fort bridger to meet up with my family last week, we stopped in evanston wyoming to see what their little downtown had to offer. we happened upon the cutest little ice cream parlor called the scoop. and since we were on vacation, we decided the best way to celebrate such a thing was with ice cream and a milkshake for dinner. :)
I seem no shame in that. Any decent ice-cream lover would have done the same.
You have the cutest little family…maybe…ever?
how on earth is e so cute! her faces just make my day when i stop by:) cannot wait to havea family like this.
you look like a dream :)
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Genius, probably the best decision you made that day. Almost as good as Iceream for breakfast and lunch too.
Striped pants – so cute!
oh my gosh you guys are just a gorgeous super cute family. i am new to your blog. how do i get 10,000 followers? u r amazing!!
Good choice! What an adorable little shop.
The scoop is very good!!! I love going to evanston its one of the perks of living in wyoming 24/7 ha :)
i'm from wyoming!
ice cream always makes a trip more fun! and usually tastes better as dinner, too :)
Your daughter smiles so much. It's adorable.
Ice cream for dinner is always a happy thing. :)
Just got back from Wyoming! Love this beautiful state!
The second pic is so gorgeous! E is the cutest ever!
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oh, does that make me crave a scoop or what?! love how much your baby is turning into a little girl. so expressive!
Yum! Gotta love a dessert dinner :)
You have such a cute little family! It makes me long for a little one!
Glad your vacation was wonderful!
mmm.. who needs more for dinner?
Such cute photos! :o)
lovin' the colorful, striped, fun, phone cover**
the little table is too cute! but these pictures are even cuter((:
i had a softball tournament in this town when i was 12! seeing this post brought back tons of great childhood memories. thank you for sharing.
Perfect! I bet traveling with a baby is a challenge, but you seem to make it work.
way to go on enjoying the little moments.
cutest fam ever!
I love that photo of her sitting at the table. What a little chumpy! She's so adorable.
Are those jeans you're wearing, Naomi? Leggings? Either way, you look so chic. Bonus points for adding red to an already awesome ensemble.
That's where I'm from :) It is a fun ice cream shop. That's about all we have though.. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Yum! I love ice cream!
your family is so cute!
Your family pics are so cute and giddy, I love them!
mmm!! it's so hot today, maybe i'll just treat myself to ice cream for dinner too! now if i could only find a quaint little parlor..
who doesn't like ice cream
and milkshakes for dinner :)
you guys are such a cute family!
i love that place!! fun trip!
yes, it is cute! we've stopped there before on our way to jackson hole!
you guys are darling.
I'm seriously about to go and get some ice cream right now :] There aren't really any decent ice cream parlors in my city, but there is Ben & Jerry's! Mmmm. ♥ Btw, can you please hurry up and become a model if you aren't already? You are downright gorgeous, one of the prettiest women ever!
What great photos! I'm loving that one of you and Eleanor outside the ice cream shop. Ice cream is ALWAYS a good idea! :)
Your family photos are the greatest! And I love that you and Josh have almost matching glasses now.
Oh geez! I was already craving ice cream and this just made it worse!
Also, Little E is getting cuter by the day!
Awww Love it! Such a cute little family! Also I love the pictures! Instagram is so amazing isn't it? : )
You're family is just so cute! I always love your family pictures. XO, Rae
I love the Eleanor-sized wrought iron table set–she looks so at home in that photo!
Love your cute red shoes! are they thrifted or might I be able to find a pair for myself somewhere?
ben and i do ice cream for dinner sometimes… probably too often.
but i love it.
adorable. Love those striped leggings.
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SOO crazy! I was in Evanston Wyoming and Fort Bridger this last week too!! Gosh what a small world! I would have loved to see you….you are like a celebrity haha! I love your blog!
never, ever, ever can there ever be enough ice cream in the world.
Eleanor is adorable…but we already know that! :)
how fun! ;-)
I also went to Fort Bridger this weekend to spend time with my family. I saw this guy at church that looked just like your husband and he was holding a baby that looks just like your little cutie. I thought it couldn't be you because you are all the way in D.C. I totally freaked out when I saw on the blog that you were there. Your family was sitting in the row in front of my family. I almost said something to you, but like I said, I didn't think it was really you. (Is it weird to have stranger say hi?)
the scoop is the most perfect name for an ice cream shop!
Mmmm, I love places like that. :)
What a gorgeous little ice cream shop! I love those types of old-fashioned, vintage/homey restaurants and wish we had more around the DC area :)
P.S. I almost bought that same phone case this weekend…simply gorgeous…but had to go with my heart and get the one with a Yeti :)
Have a fabulous trip!
Ice cream AND a milkshake? Sounds good to me ;)
what a cute little ice cream shop! ice cream for dinner always sounds good to me, vacation or not :)
this looks like a place to be! miam!
oh my gosh look at her sitting in that little chair. too precious
That place looks awesome :) I love having ice cream for dinner in the summer :)
I spent a few weeks of the summer in Evanston and we stopped at The Scoop quite frequently! My fiance is from Evanston and I've been visiting family there for all my life making that little town a very special part of my life!
You look so happy! Thanks for sharing photos of your little family. You are so blessed.
Oh my gosh! My husband's whole family lives in Evanston, Wy as did we for a while. Small world. All the Utah people come over for our firework stands :)
I'm going to have to try this place next time we go to Jackson Hole! Thanks for sharing!
Ha we were in fort bridger this weekend too for RENDEZVOUS!
she is becoming more of a little girl and less of a baby! her legs are so long!
Milkshakes are the perfect way to celebrate anything! Cute pics as per usual!
ahh, eleanor is awesome.
bah! your husband is so handsome, and you're so lovely. and that baby? oh goodness. i don't know you, but i love you guys. this is all lovely lovely.
I'm glad you stopped in Evanston and discovered this gem. We always drive right on through Evanston and have never really seen what it has to offer. Cute little ice cream shop find :)
Such cute pictures. The ice cream parlour seems like a must see!
Um. You're family needs to stop being so cute now. Thanks. :)
so fun. you look darling!