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A’s BACKPACK CARRIER: AmazonΒ // ROSIE’S CARRIER: Ergo 360Β //COAT: Canada Goose // SKI PANTS: RoxyΒ // SWEATER: Unif // David –Β // BOOTS: Sperry

So the other day we took the kids snow shoeing in Sundance and it was SO FUN!!!! That was my first time and I want to go again! I am always so scared I am going to slip in the ice so having little daggers on the bottom of my feet definitely makes me happy, ha. Atticus fell asleep in the backpack carrier and Rosie was asleep the whole time.Β After snow shoeing we went to Tibble Fork Canyon and met up with our friends Hailey and Brad and their daughter, Lucy! We love that they are down for anything – the other week we were sitting there planning a new trip and were thinking… we need to find a family we can travel with who have a kid A’s age and are always down for traveling… and then we both said, duh the Devines! Haha they really are so great and easy going which is what we like πŸ˜‰

We got home to NYC last night and right after we landed me and Rosie went straight to her first swim lesson. Me and my girlfriends signed the babies up for this free class they have for new babies, I didn’t know what to expect but I loved it. I have to say traveling with two kids thus far has been so great. We didn’t travel for a bit since I was pregnant and then Rosie was just so new and I think in that little time period Atticus became a great age for traveling. I dont want to jinx it but he has been so unbelievably good on flights lately. Honestly he always has been and I can count the number of flights I have been stressed or frustrated on one hand but hes been extra good πŸ˜‰ And of course Rosie just sleeps and plays! After Rosie is older and isn’t sleeping as much we will make another post on traveling tips but this time with two. We have thought of some good ones so far but obviously it will be a different ball game when she is a little wiggly worm.

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  1. Amber, just as Elizabeth Taylor had $2,000,000 insurance for her violet eyes, you really should do the same for your skin… there’s really nothing like it. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha oh Ehren!! You are too kind!! Your comments always put a smile on my face πŸ™‚

  2. Amber, have been reading your blog for a long time and continue to find it inspiring. There are a lot of comments below and I want to add my two cents: keep on keepin’ on, promoting positivity, real life and family stories! Love your blog.

  3. hi Amber !,
    I have been fallowing you since Atticus was born,time goes flying he is so BIG now !. You have a really cute family and it looks like you always have fun.
    can you tell me what camera do you usually use?

    hugs an kisses from Venezuela !

    1. Hi love!! Thank you so much for being such an amazing follower of my blog! Your support means so much to me πŸ™‚ And yes! I use a canon 5d mark iii. xoxo

  4. This place is so beautiful! Seriously would give anything to be in the snow right now. You guys are the cutest per usual πŸ™‚

    1. It is so gorgeous there, we loved it!! And aww thank you so much!! You are too nice! πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful!! You guys belong on a cover of a magazine!!! Honestly! ???? All of you are just so cut & perfect!!
    I just can’t believe how big Rosie is getting!!! She is too adorable! Atticus!! So dang cute!!! When my sister was let’s see about omg can’t even remember she started swimming as well and stuck with it and when she got a little older she was on the aqua bells a sincrinzed swimming do she did that for many years went to high school joined the swim team and she absolutely loved it and even trained for the olympics!!! And when my niece was born she enrolled her in swim lessons and I think she was the same age as Rosie and she loves it!!! I think is the best thing to get them started at a young age. ???????? your posts always!!!! Glad all of you made it home safe!!! xoxoxo

    1. You are too nice!!! Thank you Lori!! πŸ™‚ They are getting so big!! It is crazy! And wow that is amazing! That takes such dedication! I definitely agree about getting them started early! And thank you again!! I am glad you liked the post!!! xo

    1. Aww thank you Tara!! That is so sweet of you πŸ™‚ I will definitely pass along that compliment to David!! xo

  6. Hey Amber do you have any hair or braid tips for short blonde hair?? If you could email them to me that’d be great. XO

    1. Hi love!! I don’t have any tutorials for short hair unfortunately πŸ™ long hair is definitely my speciality with styling and braiding. I would check YouTube though. There’s so many amazing channels for short hair styles!! xo

      1. Thx so much! Xoxo I defenetly will check YouTube but I haven’t watched any of ur recent vids lol and I know that their are SO many you tubers our their but ur the best one. ????????

  7. Amber! Your family is life goals you are beautiful your my inspiration and my role model uh and your hair where do I start?! It’s GORGEOUS I hope you can read this and reply love you. XO

  8. Hi Amber! What a neat adventure! Love the pics as always. I have longed for an Ergo for three babies now… pregnant with #4 now and still wishing. πŸ˜‰ I was thinking of you this week when I heard an awesome name- Atlas. I thought it was so handsome and would be fitting for your traveling family if you ever have another boy. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi love!! Thank you so much!! And congrats to you!! That’s so exciting! And yes! Get an ergo for sure, it is so nice for traveling. And okay yeah that name is so so cute! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  9. Amber! Your family is life goals you are an amazing blogger and my inspiration you are gorgeous your hair uh where do I start?! It’s GORGEOUS love you xo

  10. I just went snow shoeing this weekend for the first time and it was a blast! It’s so cool how how you can walk on the top of snow! That’s too cute that Rosie had her first swim lesson! Also, love hailey! Get photography and cinematography skills are out of this world!
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

    1. It is so fun huh?! We loved it!! Glad you went too! And I agree!! They are so talented! πŸ™‚

  11. I just love reading your blog Amber and when I am done I always show it to my husband. We love to explore to world too and in his believe you cannot traveling and kids don’t go together. So I like to show your blog and photos to proof him wrong haha and after this one he even said, okay okay it might be possible! Haha THANK YOU for that! Xo

    1. Thank you so much!! I love hearing that πŸ™‚ And yes! You can totally do it! We love sharing so many experiences with our kids! Thanks again for the sweet comment!!! xo

  12. Hey Amber! I just love reading your blog and after I am done I am always showing it to my husband! We love to explore the world too but he doesn’t want to have kids yet because in his believe you can’t travel with kids. Well I am so glad I can show your blog and photos to proof him wrong haha! After this post he even said; okay okay it might be possible. Haha THANK YOU for that! xo

    1. Unfortunately Amber makes it look like a piece of cake to travel with kids. For the majority of people traveling with children they don’t get free rooms where they stay. It’s hard to trust bloggers with millions of followers because they get SO MUCH FREE STUFF, or get paid A LOT of money for shout outs on their blog. Pretty sure an average family traveling would be spending more money than Amber because they have to pay for everything. Also Amber seems to be the lucky few who have angel children when traveling all the time. Very rarely do I have peaceful flights when there are other kiddos on the plane. VERY rarely. She definitely makes it sound and look easy, That’s for sure.

      1. Hi Sandy!! Thanks for your comment! I just wanted to clarify a few things. We do get travel sponsorships often but in the time we have been traveling with Atticus we have paid for our flight + hotel + all other travel expenses more than we havent. I can honestly say traveling with a baby has been a BLAST. Even when we were paying every cent. Even when our hotel is free, that shouldnt make a difference on whether or not the flight is good or bad or whether my children behave well while on vacation.. all that would do is make it less stressful financially but that doesn’t make it better or worse kids-wise. I am just pointing this out because I am a huge advocate in traveling with children. I have heard SO many people complain about it or say they can’t “because of the kids”. From our experience it has made us so much closer with Atticus and I think its so important for people to continue to live life and explore after having kids. I know they won’t remember these trips but I will and I will be able to show them photos and videos and retell countless memories. I really think that is priceless. People make a lot of excuses for not traveling and we have traveled with NO money and with money.. we pitched tents in Europe for 6 weeks or found airbnb’s for $25 a night and ate ramen for crying out loud. It is possible and it is worth it, free hotels or not. We have had a few bad flights with non stop crying but have had WAY more successful flights and I think parents get stressed about the flying process and in the end realize it wasn’t as bad as they thought. I hope that doesn’t come off as rude but wanted to point that out. XO

        1. Hi everyone! I am sorry if I am the person who caused this argument. I was honestly just talking about my own situation and I am fully aware of the fact how blessed ambers situation is. I know not every child is as easy going as hers but I just like to show my husband her trips with the kids and we because we travel a lot already I know from personal experience there are a lot more kids like hers. And I don’t think travel is any different whether you are sponsored or not. So if I just speak for myself I just live reading your blog Amber!

      2. ALSO the average salary according to the official Social Security Website as of 2014-2015 (last updated) is $46,481 a year. Traveling as much as Amber does, as a family of 4, to the destinations, and the amount of traveling she does is just plain unrealistic to the average working family. Who can really afford traveling multiple times a month, making an average of under $50k a year? Not to mention, someone who works a regular job would have to ask for so much vacation time. She definitely is very blessed, but her lifestyle is unrealistic to the average US family. Definitely “can’t keep up” with her. Maybe if she wanted other people to genuinely be inspired to travel like she does her posts should teach her readers how she is able to budget for these trips and make them happen. She makes a lot of money, she spends a lot of money, but she also gets A LOT for free. Not the norm.

        1. Why are you wasting your time reading her blog and making comments if you are just going to say negative things? Amber posts beautiful pictures and gives us a glimpse into her life. No one that reads her blog needs to “keep up with her,” but it sure is fun to have something short to read, get great hair ideas, and see gorgeous pictures. She is just super blessed!! Her and her husband probably worked and still work way hard to be where they are at. That is very admirable.

          1. Honestly, anonymous, I used to love reading Amber’s blog. She was inspiring and motivating. I would go out and try things she would suggest, and really believed she was genuinely behind her recommendations. As she’s grown in followers/popularity I’ve noticed that she suggests products to her readers and I’m now realizing – does she ACTUALLY use this? You know how many things I’ve bought that she recommends? A TON! Because she’s gorgeous and I think, OH maybe this will work for me, too? But what am I really doing? I’m letting go of my real self, spending money I don’t have, and setting unrealistic expectations for my life. Since reading Amber’s blog alone I’ve bought hair, eyelashes, expensive makeup and clothes, pushed myself to the limit as a mom trying to travel like she does and nothing ever seems to go as seamless as it does for her. Of course I’m jealous – I’m not ashamed to admit that. How could anyone look at Amber and her life and not be? She has literally EVERYTHING perfectly put together in her life. I want to see a little more realism to her blog, products she actually DOES stand behind, REAL advice that noone paid her to give. I’m just disappointed and jealous all at the same time. I used to feel good reading her blog and watching her beautiful life. Now, I honestly feel defeated and never good enough. So I commented on someone else’s post about convincing their husband that they CAN travel with kids. Because the truth is Amber’s life just isn’t realistic. And I can’t be the only one feeling that way. And you’re right, I am wasting my time reading her blog now. Me and my friends have been turned off by her lately. Comparison is totally a buzz kill.

          2. Sandy you are 100% right, comparison IS a buzz kill! I do it sometimes and it only makes me feel terrible. I don’t expect anyone to live the lifestyle I live but I started this blog sharing my photos, travels, thoughts and recommendations etc. and that is still what it is today. I can honestly say I never talk about a beauty product that I haven’t tried and truly liked, or any product for that matter. For example we just got offered a campaign with a popular company who makes bottles. Rosie won’t take their bottle and only uses a certain brand so while that job was high paying we didn’t think twice about turning it down because we do not use those bottles. There is no shortage of jobs or people who want to promote their product so it is not worth it to me to promote things I don’t want my readers to try or use. I also just want you to remember that everyone shares their happy moments online, not the ones they don’t want to remember. I try my best to include stories that are embarrassing or sad or frustrating to me so that it is clear that I have my fair share of “pits” but when Atticus is crying I don’t think to pull out the camera or when David and I have a fight I dont think to pull out the camera. If we sat down for lunch I think you would realize you and I are probably MUCH more similar than you think. It makes me really sad that I have made you feel defeated because I have felt that way and its no good. I grew up with a normal life – I was never given money or a trust fund or anything like that, anything I have I earned on my own. That being said, in college I was so poor I could barely pay my utilities! I raised money and saved my own money for a service trip to Fiji which was the first time I traveled and I didn’t wear make up or fancy clothes or anything those entire 6 weeks I was in Fiji, and I was SO happy. Money is not everything, neither are clothes or lashes or any of that. “being happy is being grateful” xo

  13. honestly makes me sooooo happy that you still are adventurous with atticus and rosie!! cutest thing ever!! I wanna be like that when I’m a mom πŸ˜‰ also, I am going skiing on sunday and it’s my 1st time and im sooooooo excited!! do you have any advice on what I should wear? makeup? hair? basic stuff like that. I wanna take pictures so I want to look cute haha. thanks amber xoxo

    1. Aww thank you Sara!! That means a lot to me πŸ™‚ And how fun!! I hope you have a blast! I would definitely keep the makeup to a minimum (mascara, foundation, blush chapstick?!), and also make sure you wear sunscreen on your face or use a foundation with sunscreen in it. I would wear your hair in pigtail braids (looks so cute yet functional) or something to keep it back out of your face. As far as clothing, I like to wear a thermal long sleeve under my snow coat so if I warm up to much, I can just wear that, oh and a cute beanie of course!! I hope that helps!! xoxo

  14. This is adorable Amber! Love the carriers for the kiddos and how colorful all of your snow gear is! Looks like it was a blast!!
    Darlingindenim.com

  15. You are the most beautiful mama! I love that shot of you and the little ones watching David swinging from the tree!! Amen to easy going friends who are up for adventures with the kiddos! Cannot wait for that stage of life <3
    Two follow ups from previous comments: You asked me where I live – In southern California near Redlands. So I hope to make it out to a meet up next time you come to LA!!
    And you totally knew I was talking about yumm sauce a few months ago… How in the world do you know about yumm sauce if you're not from Oregon?? Best food invention. ever.
    Thanks for the awesome post! xoxo

    1. Stop it!! You are too nice!!! I love that picture too πŸ™‚ And yes!! I hope we will make it out there sometime this year!!

  16. Looks like a great family day! You guys amaze me with how much you travel. Your kids will definitely have seen more of the world than most adults by the time they are 5
    Dresses & Denim

  17. Snow shoeing sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll need to try it out next time I’m near the snow. Looks like Utah was just stunning for you guys <3 Yay for A being such a great traveler!!

    1. It was a blast!! We loved it! Definitely try it out sometime πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment Alice!

  18. It is honestly so uplifting and inspiring how great of a team you and David are and it is so fun watching all four of you travel so much. Blessings to you and your family Amber. xoxo

    1. We had a great time!! It is so fun to watch them experience snow for the first time πŸ™‚

  19. Hey Amber! We wanted to thank you for the sweet reply to our friend Emilie’s comment. It really meant a lot to us that you would take the time to respond. Thanks again for being such a great inspiration and role model to not only us, but to all of your readers! We also follow Hailey and Brad and loved this post!
    Love you Amber!! <3
    Lots of love, Kelsie and Anna
    http://www.embrace-journey.weebly.com

    1. Hi love!! Of course!!! I am so glad to hear that! πŸ™‚ You are too kind! Thank you for making my day! And yay! Glad you follow the Devine’s too, we love them! xo

  20. I love how the pictures turn out with the white background! A is looking more and more adorable each day. I just love his big smile!
    Love your family!!!!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am glad you like them πŸ™‚ And aww you are too sweet! He is too fun!

  21. This looks so fun! I follow Haley’s blog too and she and her husband seem SO sweet. Their little girl is adorable too! I’m glad that you guys had such a fun trip and made it home safe and sound. πŸ™‚

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. We loved it!! I had never gone before but it was so fun πŸ™‚ And yay! Glad you follow them too!!

  22. That’s so nice that your kids travel well, I always feel bad for the parents who have screaming kids on their flights.Love your pictures, thanks for sharing!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
    BLOG: http://staystyledblog.com/

    1. We really are so lucky!! They are great travelers πŸ™‚ And thanks so much!! I am glad you liked the post!

  23. This looks like a blast! I love the Devines, the sweetest! Snow shoeing is hands down one of my favorite snow activities it is so pretty to see the mountains in the snow! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great day!! Much love!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    1. It was so so fun!! We loved it! And yay! Glad you follow the Devines too πŸ™‚ They are the best! Thanks for reading love!!

  24. What awesome photos! I love snowshoeing and you have such a gorgeous area out there to go! Just want to say how fantastic it is that you are always exposing your kids to the wonders of the outdoors. My parents did the same with me growing up and now you find me outside rain, snow, or shine. That will be something that they will grow to appreciate well into their adult years. What awesome memories you are making with them. Very cool.
    On a different note, I love your lipstick in these photos! What kind is it πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Lisa!! It was so gorgeous there! πŸ™‚ And aww that is so nice of you!! I appreciate that! We love exploring with them, and watching them see new things! It is the best. And my lip color is from Stila in the color ‘Patina’ xo

  25. So stunning!!! Were all of these photos taken with your canon 5d III? If not, what camera is this?!? The quality is fantastic!!
    Love your perfect life, Amber. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous.

    1. Thanks so much Ann!! And yes! We used our canon 5d mark iii πŸ™‚ Glad you like the pictures!

  26. It sounds like a blast!! Isn’t it great to have friends like that who you can just call up whenever and they will meet you. Looks like it was such a fun trip!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

    1. Thanks so much!! And it really is the best!! We loved spending time with them πŸ™‚

  27. Could you tell me what is the carrier you are using for Atticus? The pictures look lovely… I’m in Abu Dhabi… no snow here… πŸ™

  28. I’m glad Atticus is good on planes lmao. Imagine if it was a nightmare especially with two kids. Glad you guys had fun on a double-family-date snowshoeing. I’ve always wondered what it felt like to walk around in a snowshoe πŸ™‚

    http://www.dressupchowdown.com

    1. Yes!! We are so lucky to have two good travelers on our hands πŸ™‚ they are too fun! And you should totally try it out someday! We loved it!

  29. I love reading your posts, Amber! You have a way of making your readers feel like a part of your adventures, which is so great. I’m pretty sure all of us would love to sit and have coffee with you just so we could get to know you better. I was wondering what you would say was the hardest thing to adjust to when you first got married? I have been polling everyone around me and was wondering what your perspective is because you and your man seem so in love! <3 xo

    1. Thank you so much Morgan!! I love hearing that!! You are so sweet! I appreciate it πŸ™‚ And I would love to sit down and chat with you too! And that’s a great question, I think one of the big adjustments was learning how to communicate with one another effectively πŸ™‚

  30. I looooove your pics. They are more then amazing! Could you tell me which equipments you use? PS: You have the most lovely family ever!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so glad to hear that! πŸ™‚ And we use a canon 5d mark iii with several lenses: 24-70mm, 20mm, 200mm, and 50mm! I hope that helps! xo

  31. That’s so fun! I’ve never done that before, but I’d love to try it. Utah looks like a beautiful place! Can’t get enough of Rosie’s precious sleeping face! xoxo, Caylie

    1. It really was so gorgeous there, we loved it there!! And aww thank you!! We adore her! πŸ™‚

    1. You are too nice!! Thank you πŸ™‚ Not every trip is easy but we feel so blessed to travel and make memories with them! We love it!