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.
For those of you who have already purchased and read— if there was a takeaway or something that resonated with you as you read, would you consider sharing in the comments below for new potential readers to see?
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!...
this is are just precious! and i have to say how terribly adorable E is with her little pigtails!
lovely photos, lovely family :)
pots and pans were my FAVORITE toy when i was little! guess it was my little start in becoming a (high school) percussion superstar ;) maybe you’ve got some superstars on your hands too!
i love the picture with e holding on to the carseat! and you are ABSOLUTELY stunning with samson in the carrier. STUNNING. xo (ps ; don’t you love it? it’s my absolute fav carrier of all now)
Looks like you guys have been having tonnes of fun!
i love that you dress E in so many different colours. i try to do the same with my little girl instead of giving in to the ubiquitous pink.
Oh you look stunning in that photo with Samson, and also – I love all their bright outfits! So cute and stylish
The Kate Spade box/hats are cracking me up! What a cutie :)
Oh my gosh, that pic of E with the dog & two other kiddos on the sidewalk…OH MY GOSH!!! She’s too much! Looks like lots of fun! :)
Samson’s puffy orange coat just makes him look so cuddly! What a happy little guy he appears to be!
It looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun! Adorable pictures, as always!
Way to get outside even in the cold of January! Looks like you guys are keeping things entertaining :)
I love iPhone/ Instagram photos posts!
Super cute photos in this one :)
That photo of your littles with the mixing bowls and E’s glasses & scooter :)
Ok now… these pictures from your iPhone are always adorable. I love seeing them on Instagram too. The happiness from your family is contagious!
These are such beautiful pictures of you and your family!
What camera effects do you use on your phone?
adorable! where can i find the polka dot pants E is wearing? I’d love to get those for my little girl… xoxox
if you are ever interested in hiring an aupair, please let me know!!
I wrote you an e-mail several weeks ago, and yet no answer – i know you are very busy, maybe this reaches you.
Have a great day,
Such cute photos!!!! I love the last one of what I’m assuming is a farmers market?? Very nice :)
That yellow hat is so cute!
Eleanor is such a rockstar. She has so much personality and I will never forget the video of her talking to herself in the mirror. So precious!
I’ve seen your instagram photos a few times before but I can never get sick of them! your family is adorable. :)
You have such a beautiful Family!!! We just adore you guys!
You have such an amazing family! We absolutely adore you guys!
I love the way you take so many pictures of life’s little moments. Such memories!
Eleanor and the puppy! STOP IT!! I am dying!
Oh that cute pots and pans picture – it is too adorable! And all of the friends in the crib – so precious! I can’t wait to be a mom and have all of my kids and my friends’ kids running around together :)
stylish mamma in the third left photo! love it.
LOVE your blog! Seriously, it always makes me feel so happy reading your posts and seeing your adorable little family. I haven’t seen anything along the lines of beauty tips on here but I would LOVE to hear how you keep your hair so gorgeous all the time. It always looks healthy and stylish!!
You are such an adorable mom! :)
Merveilleux moments de vie :)
I love your blog! I started one just over the last few months…
My daughter looks like a baby version if E!!!!
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Love your little family :)
Naomi…the pic of you walking with Samson…took my breath away! You look like a runway model.
Your life is beautiful, but more importantly, I believe you are all beautiful on the inside. I think that really shows through on this blog.
So darling. I love this little family.
New Post on my blog today! I have the same camera as Taza.
She’s my inspiration for Blogging.
Love the photo of Eleanor scribbling away on the pad of paper. Between that and her “photography,” I think you might have an artist on your hands!
Beautiful photos, love your style! The Real McCoy(s)
Such a great post!! Love it!
The first photo of E holding S’s carseat is just too much! <3
I love your little roundups! So much fun. I love the crib party!! I wish we could make an adult version.
your “life lately” is one of our favorite post …. great collage …. great pics
xo from Italy, xo from Lelli Family
Such cute photos!!!!
my daughter loves swinging the bucket swing and playing with pots and pans, too! so fun.
You should totally be collecting all of your favorite places in New York for a post after a year or so of living there, so us small town folks can have a reference to all the “local loves” to visit whenever we get to go!
Small book idea?!
I think so.
I’d buy it
what lovely pictures!! your family is just simply adorable ;) you always have so much fun
Samson is like my nephew August, he is always happy. Which is good I guess
Your family is adorable! Would you share where you shop for your children’s clothes or even do a post about it? They are always dressed so cute! Thanks!
Beautiful photos as usual! xo
Super nice photos!! Specially the one where E is writing and looks very focused… Perhaps, she’s taking notes for her own blog… kkkk
Your kids are so adorable! I love the pictures :)
Love the pictures :)
aaaaaagh! bright happy times! love it.
also, i like that lindsey gal’s idea about you making a book.
Beautiful pictures. Lots of family love!
Your pictures from DC always make me miss it!
I love Eleanor’s hats – where do you find them?
I love the pictures. Those little kids are just so cute!
Hi Naomi, I am so curious,,,where do you get all of your adorable pom beanies?
Hermosa Famila! Dios los bendiga
I follow you and Josh on Instagram, so although I’ve already seen these photos, I’ll take this opportunity to tell you how adorable your children are! My hubby and I don’t have children yet, but I can’t wait!
What a beautiful family! Great blog :) Come on over to my site sometime for some health and fitness encouragement :))))