when the orthopedic nurse says she couldn’t even look at the x-rays because she’d never seen a break that bad. when you have to endure having your bones squeezed back in place for the second time in 48 hours during casting. when the doctor says you may need surgery down the road, but maybe not? when you’re super tough and all you want for your trouble is an oreo shake and a new lego, your mom obliges and prays real hard that this is the last ER visit for a good, long time. (like maybe forever, please?) #mysweeteddieg
since the day she was born, Eddie has doted on Eloise. he isn’t like that with anyone else, but she continues to be the apple of his eye. he slipped his beloved lego into his pocket just so his one good hand was available to hold hers the whole way home. I hope they’re this close forever. #eddieandeloise
celebrate the little victories.
✨ G I V E A W A Y ✨ because you guys seem to be pretty excited about the Disneyland oils set I created this summer, I decided I should probably give one away. I made this because a) I am not ashamed to say that my love for DL runs deep. b) I see ads all the time for Disney inspired candles and I’d rather people not inhale toxins 🤷🏻♀️ and c) rainbow. I am going to give one full set away to one lucky winner!! Here’s how you enter: ✨ follow @lovelylittlewhimsy and @cedarandfrank ✨ like this photo ✨ tag a friend* *tag as many friends as you’d like, in SEPARATE comments. each comment is an entry! this giveaway is not sponsored by instagram, just a gift from me. must be 13+ to enter. good luck, Disney lovers! winner chosen and announced here Monday morning!
my boys come home tomorrow after a week at camp. I confess I’ve experienced a whole range of emotions - sad they’re gone, worried about them being homesick, elated to have time with just my girls, relishing the quiet at night, and then back to an ache in my heart looking at their empty beds. momming is weird. but mostly, I’m grateful for so many sweet moments with my little ladies - movie dates, cheese fries, candy store adventures, ear piercing, more candy, merry-go-rounds, dance parties and lots of giggling. I’m a lucky lady. #francesivahandeloise
spur of the moment major life decisions happening over here. #yolo #thatswhathappenswhenyourmomisa7 #francesandivah
spending this week in SLC with some friends, and 40,000 other people at the young living convention, and having the best time. apparently this is the face I make when someone asks me if I take finding the right place to eat as seriously as it seems. #theanswerisyes #foodismylovelanguage
parenting dreams and goals come true: last summer I had my oldest take a babysitting class through the Red Cross and this year he is babysitting all his siblings and earning all the snack money I’d be giving him anyway for his adventures around town on his bike. that means two full hours at my favorite coffee shop and solo trips to Trader Joe’s and I am 100% celebrating right now.
yesterday after church, we decided to get donuts, even though it wasn’t the smoothest hour of our lives 😅 #becausesixkids ... my husband took five of them in (I always go in alone when it’s my turn 😬) to pick out a dozen, and he came back out with flowers, too. it’s those little moments of feeling seen, the spontaneous expressions of appreciation - those are my favorite. it’s easy to get caught up in coparenting and to do lists - I’m grateful for all those little moments in between, too.