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Sorry for the overload on selfies but if you can’t tell I kinda love taking them! Some of my favorite pictures of David and I, Atticus and I, or all three of us are selfies we took spur of the moment. When you ask someone to take a picture you pose and get all awkward but spontaneous selfies (in my opinion) catch those funny memories you don’t want to miss. Which is also why I love that David takes the photos for this blog – he captures candid moments and those are my favorite kind.

At Four Sesasons in Bora Bora there were multiple beaches you could go to at the resort and this one in particular was nice because it had lots of shade, we were the only ones there, and the water is literally a foot deep for a while before it starts to get deeper, and no waves. AKA baby friendly to the max! We would set up camp there and just relax and watch Atticus do his thang.

I am currently up because I am still jetlagged meanwhile David and A are sleepin like babies and Chauncey is on the bed next to us snoring so loud! I hate the sound of snoring so unbelievably bad to the point where I can’t sleep and I actually get really angry because it drives me so bonkers. But freak I am too much of a softy to wake him up so here I am! My two cousins that we have grown up with (basically sisters) are in town staying with us and we went on a little girls night tonight while David had a guys night and went to compete in a Seinfeld trivia contest where he got 5th out of 31 people (pretty dang good especially since he didn’t know you could have a ‘team’ so he did it solo up against teams of 5)! He is nutso with his Seinfeld, he has gone to bed watching it every night for who knows how long and knows every episode by heart. Me and my cousins went to Prosperity to get dumplings (still can’t believe they are 4 for $1 – like how!) and they introduced me to the sesame bread which has to be my new favorite thing ever! (also only a freaking dollar, like one dollar bill). My cousin has been living in China teaching for the last year and I love hearing her tell me about their culture, it is so cool and now I am wanting to go visit so bad! I just worry about the dang pollution with Atticus :/

My chance to get sleep before Atticus wakes up is dwindling ever so fast. BYE!

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  1. Hey Amber i was wondering what filters do you use on your instagram photos?! 🙂

    1. Hi!! I use VSCO and Lightroom to edit my photos and as far as the filters, I tweak the originals a lot so it’s hard to say 😉

  2. Hey amber, do you wear your hair extensions in the water? And what brand are you wearing these days?!

    1. I try not to at all costs but sometimes it is unavoidable haha 🙂 But I recommend taking them out before swimming in a pool or ocean because it is just damaging and tangles them like crazy! I currently wear Laced Hair Extensions! xo

  3. I love all of your stuff so much! I was wondering where you got that Cadet’s hat from? Love it in the photoshoot!!!

  4. I have been wanting to go here for the longest time! I’m glad to know it’s kid friendly! Also what product do you use in your hair when your out at the beach all day because it looks amazing!! Oh and if you could tell your secret on how you have such a successful and amazing blog that would be great too!

  5. Hey, I just enjoyed your selfies..You enjoyed a lot..I love the lovy lovy eye frame you wear…please let me know from where to buy it…hope to get a reply soon

  6. My goodness !! Cuteness overload! I loove following you on Insta and on your blog. Love your little family 🙂 Bora Bora looked beautiful, I think we’re going next year :)!!

    P.s what are your plans now that your home 🙂 what can I look forward to seeing you post ?

    Krista ❤️

  7. I love every last one of these pictures! I think this is my favorite trip you’ve taken 🙂

  8. Hello, Amber.)

    You such a sweet and positive girl with sweet angel) I like watch your pics and read blog. Your family is an example of great family. I wish you happiness soon you will get one more angel. Keep doing what you do. And Bora Bora is a heaven.

    1. Hi Luliia!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I appreciate your kind words 🙂 Thanks for following along, it means the world to me!! xoxo

  9. Beautiful family pics – as always! I love that your husband takes most of your photos. It means you always have an *amazing* photographer whenever you’re with the ones you love best. Couldn’t be more perfect.

    1. Aww thank you!! I agree! He does an amazing job 🙂 I will pass that compliment along to him!! You are so sweet!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Jamie!! And these are taken on our canon 5d mark iii camera 🙂 I have the Iphone 6 plus that I use a lot for pictures as well! I hope that helps!! xo

    1. Thank you Andrea!! And I would love to go to Brazil!! I am hoping soon 🙂 xoxo

  10. Beautiful photos but holy cow, I’ve always thought Atticus looks just like you, but his expressions in these pics? It’s like he stole David’s face haha

    1. Thank you Rachael!! And no way?! That is so funny!! I kind of see it now haha! I am going to tell David that 😉

    1. Aww thank you Hayley!! And ahh I can hardly wait!!! November please come sooner! haha thanks for reading beautiful!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! You always make my day 🙂 I appreciate that sweet comment!!

  11. Hey gal! LOVED your Bora Bora posts, I went travelling there two years ago, it is so beautiful. I will definitely go back some day for my honeymoon. One question, what self tanner are you using now? It’s so flawless.

    Cait 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!!! I am glad you liked them 🙂 And yes!! Honeymoons are the best for exploring new places! Oh and I got a spray tan done for our trip to Bora Bora. I get it done at a salon!! But as far as self tanner.. I love Tanwise, Fakebake, and Kate Sommerville tanning towelettes! xo

  12. These photos are so precious Amber! I love selfies as well as candid pics as well, they always capture so much more than posed ones. Your trip looks so amazing and Atticus looks like he had such a good time.

    I hear you on the snoring, the most annoying sound lol

    Thanks for sharing. I will make it to Bora Bora one day 🙂

    Roxy

    1. Thank you Roxy!! You are too kind!! I am glad you liked the post 🙂 Thanks for reading!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  13. Haha, I think overloaded my Insta account with pics from my baby-moon this year too. Its an exciting time, why not take pics?!?
    P.S I’m so jealous that your hubby takes great photos! My poor hubby is just the worst at it.

    1. Exactly!! It is a must in my book 🙂 And how fun!! Did you already have your baby?! Congrats to you!! xo

    1. Aww that is so nice of you to say!! Thank you Ashlee! And omg I know! Pictures don’t do them justice either 🙂

  14. Hey Amber!

    Could you tell me where the necklaces are from that you are wearing in the black and white kissy photo of you?!

    Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Sara Kate!! You are the best!! And hahah I don’t know why I get so irritated by it ahh 🙁 It’s all fun and games until Chauncey starts snoring haha! Too funny! Thanks for reading love!! xo

  15. These pictures are the cutest! You all look great! And this sea is so amazing, you can’t even tell where the sand ends and the sea begins! Hope you have a great time with your cousins!

    1. Thank you Monica!! I am so glad you liked the post!! And we will! Have a lovely weekend!! xo

    1. Thanks so much!! I am so glad you like them!! I appreciate the compliment 🙂 xo

    1. You are so cute!!! Thank you pretty lady!! I appreciate it 🙂 David will love that compliment!!

  16. Selfies are the best, no shame there! This beach looks so perfect, I totally want to go to Bora Bora some day! I love all your travel posts because it gives me inspiration to go to some cool places 🙂

    -Rae
    studentsandstyle.wordpress.com

    1. Right?! I love them!!! And thanks so much!! I am so glad you follow along! Have a great weekend Rae! xo

  17. What lens do you use? I have a 50 mm but not a full frame camera so it zooms in everything automatically, and I can’t take cute selfies like that family one! Any advice? You guys look like you had so much fun!

    xo, Kiely
    http://www.pocketofblossoms.com

    1. We use several lens: 24-70, 50 mm, 20 mm and 200 mm 🙂 I hope that helps!! We mainly use the 24-70 though!! And selfies are much easier with a wider lens!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! I appreciate your comment!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

    1. Thank you Malena!! We had a great time 🙂 I hope you can visit too!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

    1. Thanks Pamela!! I did 🙂 And thank you!! I am glad you liked pictures!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Susie!! And yay!! You will love having good pictures 🙂 That is exciting!!

  18. These pictures are actually to die for! They are beyond adorable. There needs to be a new word for how cute they are! Seriously! It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I read that originally you were just going to order Atticus cowboy boots from Amazon, Did you end up finding some? I grabbed my son a pair (before he was even born) while my husband and I were vaca-ing in Nashville and oh my goodness!!! Babies in cowboy boots might be the cutest things ever! Besides babies in pilot hats, pirate hats, romper, diapers, etc etc etc! So glad you had a good time! And I hear you on the snoring thing. My cat does the same but I always feel so bad waking her up so I just deal with it too. Big softies!

    1. You are beyond sweet!!! Thank you so much Carly!! I am so happy you liked them yay!! And yes, we had a wonderful time 🙂 Aww cowboy bots are adorable huh?! We ended up finding some boots as well!! I posted a pic of Atticus wearing some in my “Battery Park” post 🙂 Hahah that is so funny your cat snores too!! Animals are like people I swear!!!

    1. Haha I love that pic too!! Too funny 🙂 And thank you so much!! I appreciate that! We use a variety of lens.. 24-70 (mainly this one), 50 mm, 20 mm, and 200 mm 🙂 I hope that helps!! xo

    1. It does take a lot of practice!! For sure. You will love having your husband as your personal photographer!! It is so much better than hiring a photographer 😉 xo

  19. David is definitely a great photographer for the blog! He should do a guest post on his favorite photography tips or tricks!!
    You guys are the cutest family ever! I can’t wait for baby #2 to arrive (:

    Monica / Mocha and Moccasins

        1. We both edit the photos, but we use a program called Lightroom 🙂 I hope that helps for now!!

    1. Thank you so much!! That is so very nice of you to say!! I will pass that compliment along 🙂 And I LOVE the suggestion, we will keep that in mind yay! And aww thanks Monica we are so excited!! xo

  20. Our friends lived in China for a year with their baby when he was 4 months-17 months old and I swear that kids is always sick to this day. I don’t know if a quick week trip to China would have that long of a lasting impact on Atticus, but the pollution there is crazy!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    1. No way?! Ahh that is so scary!!! I would feel so bad! And yeah I have no idea how much exposure is harming.. but it still freaks me out haha!

  21. Selfie game on point am I right? 😉 So fun to have your cousins in town! And so cool she’s been teaching in China! The pollution there is pretty nuts, though. They literally have days where you have to stay inside in some parts of China because it gets so bad (so I’ve heard, eee!) ahhaha the Seinfeld thing. Jason (husband) is the same way with How I Met Your Mother. He loves it and he would probably die if he got to compete on trivia questions about it hahah husbands are the best 🙂
    xo Candace | Lovely Little Rants

    1. Haha totally!! You are too nice 🙂 And yes!! Cousins are the best! We have been having a blast. And yuck I know!! If China didn’t have bad pollution I would be there in a heart beat! Omg your husband needs to do a How I Met Your Mother trivia match haha! Husbands are the greatest 🙂 Show addictions and all 😉 xo

  22. How cool that you came 5th in the trivia competition!! Also, that sesame bread sounds delicious to me, I have to look up for some recipe and try to make it at home. 🙂 Beautiful family and beach time photos, you guys are such bright and fresh breath of air, somebody to def. look up to!!!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    1. It was actually David 🙂 I wish I could take credit for it haha! And it was so delish!! Definitely look up a recipe. Thanks for the sweet comment!! xo

  23. You have the cutest family and all I have to say is that I cannot wait to someday visit Bora Bora.

    1. Thank you Megan!! You are way too kind!! 🙂 And ahh it’s amazing, I hope you can too!! xo

  24. Love your random comments! It allows your readers and fans to get to know you better 🙂 thanks for sharing your thoughts as you lie awake! Hope you can catch up on sleep 🙂

    http://Www.toreybeerman.com

    1. Aww thank you!! That means a lot to me, I appreciate it!! Have a lovely weekend Torey!! xo

    1. Ahh you are so sweet!! Thank you Taylor!! I appreciate the feedback 🙂 xo

    1. Aw thank you!!! He loves being silly and wearing our things haha! And thanks so much!! We will 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!! xo

  25. The family selfies are SO SO adorable. Seriously you need them printed and displayed or scrapbooked or something! It sounds like it is so much fun having your cousins in town. I am also besties with my cousin, I lived with her for a few months and it was SO much fun. Girl nights and spontaneous dance parties all the time (and sharing clothes)-it was the best! I hope you were able to get some sleep <3

    1. You are too kind!!! Thank you Jordyn!! That is a great idea, I should do something with them 🙂 And yes! We are having a blast!! Cousins are the best aren’t they?! I hope your weekend is amazing!! xo

    1. Aww thank you Bella!! I am so glad you like them 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!! xo

    1. It is really hard I know!! If I get a one-piece, I make sure the cut and style is going to be flattering for my body type. If that makes sense?! Find a few different styles that you prefer and go from there. For example: halter top, strapless, v-neck, etc. I hope that helps!! xo

  26. These photos are so fun! I agree—candid/spontaneous photos are the best. It’s so great that David captures those moments! That water looks ideal. I love how clear, calm and shallow it is! Lol that’s so funny that David got 5th place all on his own! That is seriously impressive. Hope you’re enjoying your time with your cousins!

    1. Thank you Brooke!! I am glad you agree! And aww you are so nice, I appreciate that!! And I know David will too 🙂 Have a great weekend pretty!!

    1. Thank you Quinn!! And it is so nice huh?! For me it is so much better to have someone that knows you personally take your pictures 🙂 Like a boyfriend!! Have a great weekend girl!! xoxo

    1. You are the sweetest!! Thank you Elise!! And I finally did, yes! Thanks girl!! xoxo

  27. Can we talk about how perfectly straight/white your teeth are?? Instant jealousy over here.

    1. After reading this, I literally just went back and took a second look at every pic just to admire your teeth/smile 😀