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!...
i have been trying to find a moment all day to share the name we chose for our baby boy here on the blog. but it’s also been hard to find the motivation to do anything besides snuggle with my family in bed lately. :) but here it is, at last! we are so in love with our little samson rex. the last few days have been incredibly exhausting, but without a doubt some of the best days of my life.
i’ll share more soon, but i’m off to go cuddle with my littles again. i have some sweet guest posts in store for the blog over the next little while. they are so good and i have a feeling you will love them. also, i want to say thank you for all the support and love you have shown as we’ve welcomed samson rex to the world! it’s fun to share it all with you… thank you again!
Perfectly, poignantly captured as always – I love your writing but your photography is my favorite. Welcome baby! Congratulations, Davis family.
What a strong name for baby boy!
Congratulations on the new precious addition Davis family (:
So cuuuute ! :3
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This is such a gorgeous photograph and what a wonderful name. Love Rex as the middle name.
Such a great name! xo.
i love the name! congratulations!
Of course Samson is a biblical name and Rex is such a strong name, but did Regina have any influence in the name? "Samson" and "Oedipus" are a couple of my favorite songs by her and the second I saw his name I thought of her.
Anyway, you two make the most beautiful children and Samson Rex is a wonderful name. He is such a handsome boy already.
god! i can't wait to see more photos!
lots of <3 <3 <3 from munich
What a gorgeous name! Is your past interviewee Regina Spektor beaming with pride?? :)
Ohmygosh what a lovely choice, now you can play Regina Spektor for him :)
love the name!!!!!! just rest and enjoy you beautiful sweet family!!!!
He is beyond adorable! Such a beautiful, blessed family you all are, and Eleanor is going to have so many great adventures with her new baby brother :) Congratulations to all of you!
That really is such a rockstar name! Enjoy your little family! Meanwhile, I am completely enjoying the guest posts!
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a belated congratulations to you! I've just really started reading your blog and I just wanted to say I'm loving it. :)
So in love with his name, perfection!
Congrats on your little man! He looks so sweet. Tell him hi from our 1.5 yr old Rex Davis in Iowa :)