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!...
the carrousel! and its really cool to see some of my favorite bloggers are friends!
lovely pictures! that turquoise bike is a dream! xo
OMG isn’t Elenor the cutest and sweetest girl ever! You guys are so blessed.
you guys are so cute. love following along on insta.
hugs to you,
Wow what clear pics! Love the photo of E ‘signing’ the bill. Adorable x
I always look forward to your Instagram pictures, they’re full of joy and happiness.
Thanks for sharing!
You have the sweetest family – I make me want to visit NYC every single day! I love following your blog & instagram! :)
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Always looking forward to your life lately photos. :)
Eleanor’s little arm around her friend in the tub shot! I die!
Eleanor is always in the cutest outfits!!
I die over Eleanor’s little fist signing that receipt,
Eleanor is adorable. I love the life lately posts –hanna
Oh gosh the kids look darling! Eleanor with the slice of bread. Adorable!
Holy moly! She’s eating broccoli by the spoonful.
All Around Adorable! My family is headed to NYC at the end of April, our little one will be almost 8 months – I would love to read a post about your favorite places to take your little ones around town – best baby friendly spots and insider tips
How on EARTH is she eating broccoli??? I think I would break down with tears of joy if ny 2 yr old ate broccoli!
adorable, as always!
A little bit of everything! Perfect diary :)
My daughter also loves to eat broccoli!
Oh! Pancakes and a carousel! What a week :)
you’re very lucky!! x
i try not to look at your instagram pictures online so these posts will be a surprise, but i just can’t help myself. your life is captured so artfully, i don’t even mind seeing these a second time.
what a fun batch of photos (again) <3
Your instagram pics always put a smile on my face.
Especially that one of Josh on the merry-go-round in his suit!
I love your photographs. You seem to be able to capture really precious moments. Have a great rest of your day dear!
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I love these! Pancakes are making me jealous, and I agree with Alice on the suit/ merry-go-round combination. What a joy!!
Stunning post as always. Favourite family! Makes my heart melt every-time!
these pictures are so cute, my favourite picture is the first one, Elenor withs her friend, this picture is so cute!!!
I love your photos, such fab moments :)
Such a sweet little family you have! Where did you get both of those adorable striped dresses for E? I would love to purchase for my daughter Eve! Please share!
Lovely pictures… your blog always makes me smile
so cute! i love the one of E and the cookie sheet :) ps. what kind of mascara do you wear? your eyelashes look so long and thick!
These posts always inspire me to document my life more! So lovely! Always look forward to these.
Such sweet pictures! Love Coldstone! :)
Omg! That lil teeny hand signing the receipt! Your family is so adorable :)
Finally got an iphone today so youve inspired me to take lots of ‘life’ photos with it!!
I love these pictures, they bring sunshine to my soul through their happiness :)
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T shirt cheek kiss and E ‘paying’ for the bill. MY FAVES!
Your littles are growing so fast! Every time I see a picture of Samson, I would swear it was E. :)
That little girl of yours can rock stripes better than any J. Crew model. and nobody can rock a smile quite like samson! your iphone catch ups are my favorite. this is such a pick me up on a slow and boring wednesday!!
Your children are adorable!! Love the photo of u and Samson.
E tracing her foot is just sooo adorable!! Your children are sooo cute!! and so are you!!!
Living in NY looks like so much fun! Your family is adorable. :)
The children are just adorable!
My sister In law was visiting NYC this past weekend and she saw you at church! I admitted to her that if I saw you I probably would have made a complete fool of myself and asked for your autograph or something. Anyways, how did you get such good eaters for kids? I put a veggie In front of mine and they won’t touch it.
I need to teach my son to pick up the tab like that. c;
I love ur pictures and colourful life!
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I swear your children never seem to stop smiling (although I’m sure if they did those wouldn’t be your first choice to post)! I have never seen such happy faces on a blog!!! So adorable.
Your pictures are always so sweet. Your countenance reminds me of your sister Rachel. So full of charm, and a pretty smile. My daughter loves her being part of the beehives!
Family time is the best, and to be in the city of New York is awesome! You’ve given me many ideas on where to eat good food whenever we go!
That bike is SUCH a beautiful colour!! And your children always look so happy- it must be having such a cool mum!! x
I always love it when your Instagram photos pop up on my feed! They are so cute – especially the ones with your kiddos :) Their smiles are always so precious!
The one with Eleanor so excited about hand-washing cracks me up. May we all get so pumped about daily hygiene, right?
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I agree with Eleanor, washing your hands is totally exciting.
Samson is getting so big! Your children are so lovely:) God bless them!
Those pancakes look delicious!
Now I want pancakes! Also, your babies are precious!
You have the cutest children I have EVER seen… just adorable!
Are you going to put up your NYC recommendations soon. Ill be there in May and would love to see it like a local!
This was an especially sweet week! Thank you and your lovely family for sharing! xo
My iPhone doesn’t make pictures as pretty as yours. :(((
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Sweet, sweet pictures! Is Eleanor ever not smiling? Lovely to see her little face.
I love how many instagrams you take! These adventures seem too precious!
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I love these round-ups. All the little things add up and tell such a fun story. :) I also always get hungry, ha.
I love the picture of E’s little hand holding the pen! So cute!!
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haha eleanor seems like such a little ham, and samson is growing super fast!
love samson’s smile- always so bright!
More photos. BORING. Try something new for a change.
What an absolutely beautiful life :) So happy to see you are all enjoying the city!
Every time I look at your pictures I am reminded of how much I love NYC. Your beautiful family modelling the city is quite sweet as well:)
great photos! i spent saturday in brooklyn as well! i don’t get to do that very often, since i live in los angeles, but oh what a city! i just love it and can’t wait to go back!
i am just so impressed that you are able to pack so many fun activities into all your weeks with your littles—love these little glimpses into your adventures :)
I love that you met up with Elsie and Emma while they were in NY!!!!! My mind is figuratively blown every time my blog crushes show up in pictures together. I want in!
I love you guys so much. You always make my day and make me happy. Is it sad that I live vicariously through you guys?
My family and I went to The Smith Friday for dinner and those hot potato chips with bleu cheese were AMAZING! I went there just because of your recommendation and they definitely did not disappoint!
Have an amazing week