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!...
So cute. Where did you get those letters?
So cute. Where did you get those letters?
So cute. Where did you get those letters?
That candle is $52. That is absolutely insane. Also, Mormons don't drink alcohol but it's OK to burn an alcohol-scented candle? Talk about mixed messages.
I find it crazy that as soon as I put my baby down for a nap, I head on over to your blog to fawn all over YOUR babies! They are just as sweet as can be.
When messy pigtails meet a cute nose – magic happens. Thanks for sharing that magic with us. xx
This is such a sweet post! It warmed my heart. So happy for you and your beautiful family.
I spy a book we love at our house! "One berry, two berry pick me a blueberry…" :)
these are precious photos and i'm so glad to have found this blog. i am a late bloomer! you have a lovely family~ we also used to live in new york and moved to the dc area two years ago. i miss new york terribly. seeing your blog has re-energized me. and i love your life lately posts and decided to replicate it. thanks for the many happiness and joys~ looking forward to becoming a follower! <3
You are always surrounded by such beautiful little treasures. Your kids are just too perfect for words!!!
They really are adorable! I thought my picture taking obsession couldn't get any worse, but if and when we have a second child…I foresee it getting infinitely more out of control.
your LO are so adorable! Love the last 2 pictures!!!!
they are so adorable!
Your blog is so great! Baffles me why I never commented before. Reading your blog makes me happy and appreciative of life so thank you! Keep on writing. :)
Samson's little smile… I could stare at it all day! x
I love your photos! What camera and lens do you use?
Your kids are just too cute.
They are so adorable. We've been eating popcorn like it's going out of style. I LOVE the fall!
So sweet and cozy..
I just discovered your blog, and I will definitely revisit! You have a beautiful family.
Sooo cute! I love the dark rum candle too, it's the very best, YUM.
so cute, love that picture of you and samson!
SUCH PRECIOUS CHILDREN. You are so blessed! (: by the way, where did you get the 'e' and 's' blocks from?
gorgeous photos and uber uber adorable!
just wondering about the 'e' and 's' block letters in the nursery – it's a far fetch that you got them from a store and i could easily go buy some for myself… but thought i'd check??
much appreciated !! they're great! x
ahhh….what beautiful little moments you have captured! made me tear up. :)
they are too cute :)
oh my goodness, those last two pictures just kill me! could they be any cuter?! perfect babiesss.
Have been reading your blog for quite a while now (you only had a lovely bump and no kid in sight), but never left a comment. Until I saw these photos- utterly insanely cute is an understatement when it comes to those 2 midgets of yours! And though motherhood can put our wits to test ( ohh how many times a day?!, it's well worth it when you have moments such as these to capture.
All the best from the grey London
Your children are so, so lovely! X