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!...
time is flying by, i tell you. eleanor turns 1 years old in 2 short weeks and i am half way through this second pregnancy. before you know it, we’ll be putting back up those christmas decorations! ;)
i swear my belly button popped back out by day 5 of this new pregnancy (perhaps that has something to do with my abs never fully coming back together from the first time around…. and you really wanted to know that, right?) but i fortunately haven’t really experienced morning sickness or food aversions yet (still able to eat meat over here!) so all is good. it makes me wonder if i’m carrying a boy this time (we’re not finding out the sex again until the birth) as it’s all been pretty different this time around. but who knows, right? we’ll see….
i think we’re confusing eleanor since we’re always pointing to my growing belly and saying “baby!” and then again using the word whenever we are out and about and see an actual baby. but i’ve been re-reading most of my pregnancy books and whenever there is a little photo of a baby on the page she loves to lean in and give it a kiss. it’s kind of the cutest thing ever. i’m really looking forward to seeing her as a big sister.
How cute are you?!
HELLO beautiful baby bump! You are doing quite well baking that baby, not to mention taking care of yourself and little E!–speaking of which, I can't believe she's turning 1! My little boy was born in March so his first birthday is coming up as well and I'm totally becoming a basket case about taking in every moment that he's "still" a baby. He kind of just looks at me like, "Mom, calm down."
That's very exciting that you're waiting to find out the gender! Maybe you're right and it's a boy!–he would be a very studdly little man, no doubt <3
Oh, it's really fantastic and you're so beautiful!
I'am a new follower of you great blog (and I'm French, sorry for my pityfull english…)
What an adorable photograph! LOVE the dress on you, especially with those red tights!
Can you get any cuter with the belly and little E? That's great you're waiting find out [again]! I think I'd like to do that someday but I know it won't happen. I'd die of curiosity!
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aww she will be an awesome big sis… you look lovely and so happy… cogratulations again!! xo
so happppy for you!! <3
wow, i can't believe you're already halfway through! time really is flying by!
Beautiful pic :)
I want mine close together too, and was always worried that the older one might hate not being the only one anymore! but since she's already kissing little baby pictures, i am not worried anymore! haha, so precious. and so is your dress! where did you get it? i've been looking for one like that for lightyears.
you couldn't be any cuter! love it!
That is just the cutest thing!
You look amazing!! I wish I looked as cute as you, I'm 26 weeks along with my first. :)
So sweet to see you both with such big grins!
oh goodness! look at you two! very adorable and so fashionable. i would be curious to see how you would dress a boy, since you have such an unique style.
such adorable baby!! can't wait for the second one :)
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you look great! and I always love seeing how you and your little girl dress!
First of all, you look beautiful and glowing and fantastic! Good for you for stylin' it through your pregnancy!
The same thing happened to my belly button with my third boy… it popped out super early. Turned out I had a hernia (which happens a lot with subsequent pregnancies). Just be careful lifting up baby E so you don't end up with a bad hernia! Mine was pretty painful, but I'm almost 5 months postpartum and it is finally closing back up.
Love your blog, by the way!
what a happy picture!
You both look beautiful :D
i'm sure she'll be a wonderful big sis!
I love this photo! So much joy coming out from you! May the Lord always always bless you so very much! <3
love your shoes :)
what a sweet picture! i'm almost 20 weeks with my second also and my belly button popped out before my belly. my morning sickness was also way better this go around and i am having a boy, so perhaps you will too!
my 18 week bump:
super excited for you! when i first saw you were carrying eleanor i was so pumped and surprised. can't wait to see if its a girl or a boy.
Aww Eleanor is going to be such a good big sis & can I say- you must be one of the most stunning ladies [pregnant or not], you look glowing!
absolutely precious!! gonna be such an exciting year for you to be a mommy to two babies!
Eleanor is too cute! I love that you're waiting to find out the sex of this baby too!
Adorable! Love the way eleanor is peeking over. I hope it's a boy!
You look so great for being 20 weeks along, and honestly, how adorable is your daughter? With children like this, I say have 20. But then you may become that awkward TV special, so maybe 10 is a better number. Hope you'll continue to feel great!
Awww that is all too cute! You look fabulous for being half way and just lovely in general. Eleanor is cute as can be and will probably be too cute as a big sister! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
SO cute! My two are 16 months apart (2 and almost 8 mos, now). People make strange comments about how my hands are so full… but I say they are full of love. How exciting for you!
That's adorable about eleanor kissing the babies, so sweet! You look fantastic for being in your 20th week, I hope everything continues to go well :)
That's adorable about eleanor kissing the babies, so sweet! You look fantastic for being in your 20th week, I hope everything continues to go well :)
Congratulations!!! Our first two are close (15 months apart). I wouldn't have it any other way! They're inseparable.
You look fantastic! So happy for you and your family. I love reading your blog everyday and following you in your fun adventures. I love that the focus is family. Reading your blog always puts me in a good mood. Thanks for letting us into your world!
Hello from spain!!!! I read your blog every day and for me it is an fantastic break…
cute cute cute! the photo, Eleanor kissing photos of babies…everything! It's great that you're not feeling sick this time around! :o)
heehee! this is one of my favorites of you two. i love the juxtaposition of your poses, both leaning different ways. it's like you're balancing each other out. what a good team. ;)
this is a fantastic pic!!
you are so perfect…and…i don't know…special…really special!!
You look gorgeous! Best of luck with your pregnancy!
I love Eleanor's cute little red jacket! Adorable. Love how your outfit has some hints of red in it…
hee hee soooo cute! i heard that every pregnancy after the first you show and grow way faster. your family is so adorable! and it will be even more so with the new babes! congrats:)
beautiful photo! congrats once again! your almost there!
You are just the cutest mommy + mommy-to-be ever!
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Will you please tell where your shoes are from!? SO perfect.
you are so adorable!!!love this photo!
what an adorable bump!
Gosh, I can't believe Eleanor is going to be one soon!! I wish children can stop growing and stay young and cute forever!!
That is exciting though, that you're going to wait until the baby comes to find out if it's a boy or a girl! I don't know if I could last that long!! If I were pregnant, I mean.
Omg you and Eleanor are adorable!! You make me want to go for #3!! Love it!
you look lovely! my babes are 17 months apart. it was a little rough at the beginning, but they are so fun together now :) best of luck to you!
Love how Eleanor is peeking around in the pic. I can't believe she's almost a year old! I started following your blog just a couple weeks before she was born, being pregnant myself and appreciating a look at what was ahead for me. Hard to believe it's been a year. But I'll bet it's even harder for you. ;)
I didn't see it, if you already answered, but where is that amazing jacket from?! vintage? It's great.
I bet you are having a boy! I can't wait to see how you'll dress a baby boy… mini bow ties like josh's?!
I think we all want to know where you got your amazing clothes from!
Wow, you're pregnant and you look amazing as usual haha!
Congratulations to you and your adorable family! :) We have 3 of our own, and you are right.. watching your first become a big sis is one of the funnest things to look forward too.
I absolutely adore you and your sense of style and design. If you are sharing, would you share where you purchased your fabulous shoes in this pic. They are just what I have been searching for.
(mom of 3 in San Diego)
The second pregnancy is so precious. Enjoy it while you can. My older 2 had the same age gap. I look back on it fondly. My 3 boys are now 7, 10 and 12. x
Where do you buy Eleanor's coats? I love the red one and they greyish one. I have a 1 year old and just cannot find a cute (and warm) coat for her.
You are so cute! Love the dress!
Jealous and very happy for you!! :-)
My twins were 17 months when my third was born. I love having them close in age, it gets better (and easier!) with each passing month. Congratulations!
I realize everyone is commenting about your babies, but where did you get your tights? I'm on the hunt for opaque red tights and you are wearing what I want!
this question is out of curiosity, not spite: Do you only answer a "where did you get that" question if more than one reader asks it?
That picture is so lovely you look amazing and are so stylish ! You make life beautiful and really, thank you for showing that :)
Good luck with the pregnancy, I really hope it's a boy :)
Congratulations. You're the coolest, most creative, colourful, vibrant mother ever!
HEY, i'll remember you when i become a mother (hopefully!)
Where do you shop for your little girl?! Her clothes are absolutely adorable! I cringe at putting my (future) babies in matchy-matchy Gymboree outfits and must take notes:)
Also, the chicness that you continue to be inspires me on my crummiest feeling of days. Thanks!
@taylor, thanks! i shop for her everywhere. zara baby tends to be my favorite right now.
@mallosaurus, this is my first time getting to check these comments and respond. i try to respond to everyones comments but i'm sorry if i am not fast enough for you. there is only so much time in the day! to answer your other question, my dress is the airplane dress from Hatch Collection!
@maria o, tights where from anthropologie!
@electric fringe, the jacket is vintage. thanks!
@kia, her coat in this photo is from zara. her blue one is from a consignment shop in richmond.
and i think someone asked where my shoes were from but i can't find that comment? they are from ruche.
thanks for the nice comments all! we are so excited about this second bebe!
Lovely photo !!! :) congrats!!
so cool!!! congratulations!
oh no you are fine! i'm sorry if i came off rude or impatient (i guess i am impatient!) I need to be more understanding… thanks for letting me know girl!
Awe! I love the pic! I'm at 22 weeks with my third but my youngest is only 15 months and my belly button popped out super early too! I think it is cause I'm pregnant again so soon! I was much less sick with this pregnancy, my oldest is a boy (4y), middle a girl (15mo) and we just found out that this one is a boy! Excited to keep up with your pregnancy :)
i'm catching up on your blog posts and it's so funny (at least to me) that things you're posting are the same things I think about my little girl and my current pregnancy. Like confusing our 18 month old by telling her about the baby in mommy's belly but also pointing to babies when we're out in public. She seems to think now that her belly has a baby. She pulls up her shirt and says "baby." She also puts her feet on the table like your sweet eleanor does. I'm sure these things are all common things but it's always nice to be able to relate to someone else.
So glad you're waiting to find out the sex. I wish more people would do that! It's probably the best surprise in the world.
You look great. My son is 1,5 year and i have a 10 week bump. Thought I´d be fast and agree on looking pregnant by 8th week
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You look great! It's so nice to see a happy growing family! :) also, I love your shoes… would you be able to tell me where you got them? I've been looking all over for cut out wedges like those!
So beautiful ! Tellement élégante !