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!...
adorable family portrait! hope you guys are enjoying your trip. :)
This is the cutest photo ever! What a beautiful little family you have! x
THE PERFECT FAMILY! LOVELY PIC!
you guys are PRECIOUS. i hope I look as good as you after I have 2 babies! you are missing a semi cool (i just mean that it is not awful) week in DC!
so good pics!
you look sooooooo happy!!! love that :)
the happiest photo! so cute!
Have so much in the sun! If your trip isn't already planned out, here are some links to places to see, things to do, and what is free and when:
p.s. that last comment (the one above with the links) was from me, not my husband.
Oh I like your outfit!!
Enjoy your stay!! :D
YOU ARE WEARING JEANS!! YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!
You all look so happy!!! What a great family shot!
biggest hipster family ever. why bother posting your life on the internet? for 15 minutes of fame?
what a picture perfect family!
What a lovely family picture!
Loving the sun and sand!! Enjoy enjoy and then enjoy some more :)
You four are the cutest little family ever! Have fun on your mini vacay!
That is a great photo.
you guys look phenomenal! Enjoy LA! Wish we could bump into you guys!
Have a good time!!! :D
pretty picture!! You guys look great! have a great time in LA!
you should come to visit portland!!
what an incredibly cute photo!! you are one lucky family!!
hope the earthquake didn't shake up the babies too much.
Was wondering if you would ever do a "baby essentials" or "must register for" blog! Having a babe in a few months as well and would love your take on things you "need" !!!
Hope you are having a blast in LA and have extra fun in SF! Your pics from the Santa Monica Pier are too cute!
holly foxen wells
i love e's jean jacket. so very too cool for school.
I'm so glad you're in my city! enjoy!
your family looks great in California sunshine :)
Most precious family!
What an awesome picture of you guys!!! So beautiful!
I'm sure it says somewhere on the posts below.. but adore your baby wrap. What kind is it? And is it easy to put on by yourself? Looking for something new for baby #4 and that looks like it might be the ticket!
How in the heck do you walk in those shoes? More power to you mama
What an adorable family! I'm so happy I found your blog! I'm assuming that baby wrap is The Wrap by Solly Baby one of your sponsors. I just love the color and you both look so comfortable. I wonder if it's difficult to put on?
A blog for stylish moms despite all the spilled milk!
Haha your Saltwater Sandals tan on your feet! Cute! :) Love your blog.
Cute! Just stumbled on this site.
I made a wrap like this for my baby out of a gauze, breathable fabric. You can also find them from a company called aden and anais.
Formais una familia muy bonita! :)
i am dying over your shoes!! also, what a beautiful family
adorable family photo!
cute family photo! Hanna Marie Lei
Very nice family photo!
My goodness what a beautiful family! How tall are you and Josh? You're wearing some seriously tall shoes and he still towers over you!
you look amzing in your jeans! and your wedges are awesome! you are a beautiful family!! have fun! xxx
You look stunning as ever! Beautiful family and photo!
Gorgeous fam photo! xo
Those jeans look like the ones from Madewell? Maybe? At any rate, they're cute!!
You have the cutest little girl I have ever(!) seen in my life! She's so beautiful and gorgeous, just like her mother! <3
Greetings from Germany!
I love your blog, and your family !
It's always a great time to learn you !
Enjoy your trip,
and sorry for my approximate english !
The french blogger Cloé
I am in LOVE with your shoes! You dress so classy and I am totally envious of that. Your blog is one of my favorites :)
what a beautiful and stylish family….
love everything about this photo!
ooooh naomi, those aren't beach shoes! next time you're in town let's go sandal shopping, okay? :)
Okay I have been looking for a baby wrap in that color!! is it moby? Where did you get it?
oh please tell us where your jeans are from!?