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I found a bunch of these photos that I hadn’t ever shared on here before and decided to do a big overload 🙂 And here are some random thoughts to go with random photos…

Loving watching the waves at our new gym while we work out. Bonus when the sun is setting. I had the best work out tonight and am feeling so good. I don’t know what it was but it was like I hit this point where I was on some high with all this energy and just wanted to work out all night – has anyone else experienced this!?

Not loving how slow Amazon ships to Hawaii and that they cancel all my orders.

Loving all the fun Easter activities with the kiddos. Dying Easter eggs was especially fun for us. Going to do it again this week. I always want the holidays to be a really fun time for them because I love holidays!

Not loving how bloated I have felt this week. I can’t figure out what I am eating or not eating to make me bloat like this!!! Or is it PMS?! What’s happening. I have taken two pregnancy tests and I am not pregnant.

Loving all of the lizards that are everywhere in our backyard and porch. It is always so fun for the kids to see them. We have debated getting Atticus a pet lizard.

Not loving my confusion as of late. I am so confused. Luckily I am confused about two good things – either option is great. But its a big decision and I don’t know what to do.

Loving this little romper for bed. It is so pretty and flattering on. I usually wear big, comfy pajamas but I feel pretty in these.

Not loving that my toenail on my little toe on my right foot is about to come off. I know not a pretty picture – I hate toenails. But I was walking fast on the beach and didn’t see a big rock covered in sand and ran right into it. HURT SO BAD.

Loving this idea I had for a little party I want to throw in Arizona soon – you guys are invited so I will give you details soon!

Not loving how my fitted sheet keeps coming off my mattress in the middle of the night. I am loling as I type this and David is asking what is so funny because I realize how freaking random that is haha but its just so annoying ha! But it came to mind and I went with it.

Okay I think we need to end on the fitted sheet because I am not sure I can top that one 😉 haha.

Have a good day!

PS as an update – Chauncey’s skin irritation is all better and he is good to go to the beach again earlier than expected! YAY!

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  1. I totally lol’d at the sheet/mattress thing because that is the story of my life! Seriously every night it comes off on my corner of the bed and not my boyfriend’s! I can’t stand it haha. Such cute pictures <3

  2. Stumbled upon this on pinterest, and you’re making me miss Hawaii! I seriously want to quit my job and move back!
    Cute blog!

  3. Please share your camera gear on the blog! I really would love to know what you use to create this picture perfect lightning 🙂 All your pictures are gorgeous :*
    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. lol your hilarious! Man feeling bloated is the worst!!!! Sometimes for me when I eat to much fruit in large consumption’s at one, even though it’s natural sugar, my stomach has a lot of trouble digesting it leaving me feeling really bloated. God literally showed me a dream one night of a Vitamix filled with watermelon when I was having pain and bloating in my stomach. I was eating to much fruit at once! You and your kiddos are just to adorable! Love the holidays! I can’t wait to have kids so I can do fun activities like that with them. -Katie

  5. İ love u and your great family 💜 ☺i am from Turkey 👉🏻 Your blog being followed from far away☺☺

  6. As always, your photos are gorgeous! I’m obsessing over trying to get my hair healthier and I can’t help but notice how healthy yours always looks! What kind of hair care tips do you have? Or do you have an older post with recommendations?


  7. Fitted sheet nightmares…we got some fun suspender looking things to help keep ours on and they work like a charm! It was so funny reading your random musings – I hope it gets easier for you to make a decision! Also, I’m super jealous of your Hawaii stay-cation. Your pictures help me live (KINDA) vicariously through you!

    1. Right?! Okay I need to get some ASAP haha 😉 Thanks for reading babe!! xo

  8. I love the random photos and facts! So much fun to look at and read through! Especially the fitted sheet but 😂

  9. I loved this post & totally LOL’ed about the fitted sheet. Nothing is MORE annoying when you’re trying to sleep and that thing keeps curling up!! Also, you look so content & happy, Hawaii suits you! 🙂

  10. Those pictures of you and Rosie in black and white!! 😍😍

    I want to do pics like that with my little man.

    Oh and a party in AZ?? I am born and raised AZ and would totally attend!! I’d love to meet you and your family! ❤️❤️

    1. I lovee that one so thank you!! And yes! You totally should 🙂

      Stay tuned for details about the party!!! I would love to have you there! xo

  11. These are gorgeous photos! How wonderful to have so many lovely family moments captured for when the kiddos get older. Love seeing your Hawaii adventures! =)


  12. Amber okay seriously the fitted sheet thing has me dying laughing! I JUST discovered that they make clips that go on the corners so it won’t come off at night. LIFE CHANGING! Extra bonus they are only like $6 and so worth it! Lol! Loved this post and all of the photos!

    1. OMG done and done! Ordering now hahah

      And thank you!! 🙂 I am so glad you liked the pictures! xo

  13. I’m totally gonna come to your Arizona party! Are the meet ups kinda awkward like a receiving line at a wedding though?!? Lol.

    1. YAY!! Please come! And it can be sometimes haha! I want it to be really chill and casual though so hopefully not 😉

  14. Okay the picture of Rosie struttin’ her stuff in the yellow bathing suit KILLS me!! Her pigtails… I’m obsessed!!

  15. I loove the pic on the rock and the one in the pink dress en geeeezzz all of your pictures are so beautiful!! Sorry about your little toe and your annoying bed sheet 😉 I am a little curious about your big decision now!! hope to hear it soon! x Richelle

  16. I have done the same thing to my pinky toe before!! It bleed like crazy and fell off! It took what felt like years to grow back “normal” haha! Hope your toe heals fast!
    I’m hosting Easter at my house for the first time this year! I went on a shopping spree buying things and have lots of cute ideas!! 🙂 love that’s you and the kiddies have gotten a jump start!
    A while back I remember reading about the tanning wipes you used and then you mentioned it again in your instagram story recently. What slef tanner are you using these days? I live in Florida but refuse to lay out! Would love to know! Thanks 🙂

  17. Love this blog post! So real. I love that it is random. Life is random. Your children are absolutely adorable. It looks like they are loving the life in Hawaii.

    1. Thank you!! And totally!! Hawaii definitely fits our lifestyle and personalities, it’s no wonder we love it so much here!

  18. In absolute love with the second to last black and white photo of you holding Rosie, it’s so beautiful of both of you. That is the kind of photo that needs to be framed forever. So much love between mother and daughter in it. Xo, Olivia

  19. I feel you with the bloating! Been getting huge bloating almost every night for the past few months and it’s driving me crazy! Hopefully you can figure out what is causing yours. I’m dying to find a solution!

  20. Love these photos! All the elements, both practical with the balance of lighting etc. as well as the subject matter and how you guys all look so happy together make your blog’s photos my favorite.


  21. Hiii Amber!! I was wondering what camera you guys use, and if you use a photoediting app? I’m sure you answer this question a million times but I love how your pictures specifically come out and if I’m going to spend the money I want it to be on something amazing! Ily thank you <3 <3

  22. You had a really pretty pink necklace with beads on it in your Instagram video I was wondering where it was from!!

  23. Is it Easter for the LDS calendar? I never know when everyone’s Easter is because I go along with the Catholic calendar (which makes it April 16th, a little late) and I don’t think everyone celebrates Easter at the same time! And, okay, yes, our fitted sheet keeps coming off our mattress, too. It’s driving us insane!! Maybe it’s the size? Or the material? Not sure!

    xo, Sofia

  24. So glad Chauncey is doing better and I got really excited that it maybe would be baby number 3! Until then Rosie’s pig tails are just the cutest!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  25. Omg Amber that picture of Rosie with the popsicle on the table is the absolute cutest!!! Or the one where she’s strutting down the street…the cutest little girl there ever was. Atticus is also looking so grown up in some of those photos, I can’t even believe! Thanks so much for sharing Amber!

  26. Okay so based on your Instagram account I kept feeling like there were many photos that you weren’t posting! Lol… love all of these! I too have experienced that thing at the gym where you are just high on energy and want to keep running lol!! I love your jeweled sunglasses and am looking for a pair with jewels our flowers… where are yours from??

    hello from

    1. Hey! It’s called a second wind. When you go running, you hit a wall. You literally feel like dying. But if you keep running past this point, you feel this second wind and you can run for miles more! It’s like a crazy burst of energy and fresh breath. I’m not sure about the science behind it, but it totally happens. The wall is a rough place to be though

  27. I HATE when my fitted sheet comes off in the night, it’s literally the worst. Absolutely love the black and white photos of you and Rosie xxx

  28. Hi Amber!!! I love seeing all your pictures. I just bought dress #2 from Barney’s!! It was so cute on you–hopefully it looks the same on me hahaha!!!! Keep posting these types of blog posts, I love reading them!! If you can (I know it can be SUPER busy with 2 kids), try filming Atticus and Rosie a little more, I love seeing them grow up!!! Much Love xoxo

  29. Hi amber! Ive been following you for a few years now and adore your family ❤ I saw you said you recently started a plant based diet & sometimes the high carb intake of eating only fruits and vegetables with no solid source of protein can cause bloating and water retention. I’m sure this is something familiar to you and you know the importance of protein, considering you were on the ketogenic diet not too long ago. Anyway, I love your photos and am jealous of your Hawaiian lifestyle!! Headed there myself in July, xo

  30. I love your informal posts so much! It’s always fun to see little bits and pieces of your life ❤️ I’m expecting my first baby and when I’m feeling scared about the change I often go look through your pictures and it gets me so excited for kids!

    Also for the bloating I’ve found that fruit can make me so gassy 😩 Not sure if you are still trying to do plant based but I’d suggest increasing veggies and decreasing fruits. Just a suggestion!

  31. Love these pics! Would love to know how your home in Arizona is coming along…although I’m secretly hoping that you decide to stay in Hawaii😜

  32. You need sheet straps! lol they have them in Amazon. But they totally help with that issue.

  33. I use a safety pin on our fitted sheets. One on each corner. I hate it when that happens!

  34. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us, Amber☺️Your kiddos are so adorable😍Enjoy every moment, especially easter😜

  35. So happy to hear that Chauncey is okay!! I was hoping he would be. Love this post, and those pics are gorgeous. Love the one of Rosie walking all by herself down the street.

    Moments of a Mermaid

  36. Darling photos! I’ve also loved keeping up with your progress of getting fit after pregnancy. Seeing your hard work pay off has helped me get out of my slump and get back at it 🙂

  37. Our fitted sheets keep coming off in the middle of the night too!! I’m glad I scrolled through your comments section because I’m totally buying those sheet holders someone mentioned. Great pictures, Amber!

  38. Loved the pics!! Also, could you tell us how your future house is going??

  39. Love these pics! About your sheet issue… I had the exact same problem and my boyfriend got me these sheet straps from Bed Bath & Beyond that you attach at each corner of your sheets and they work AMAZING. They’re called ‘hold on! sheet straps’. I highly recommend them, they are life changing haha.

  40. Hey Amber! Do you know the style of your Love & Lemons top? It is so adorable, but I can’t find it anywhere 🙁

  41. Love the randomness of the post haha! Such beautiful pictures, too. I always love some sweet mama and baby pics 🙂

  42. Love these photos! And it’s making me want to go to Hawaii soooo bad 🙁
    So glad to see that you guys are still enjoying it!!! I can’t remember if you said that you guys have been to any of the other islands yet….?

  43. I love that you shared these photos! Atticus and Rosie will be so happy when they’re older to see that you and David have documented your life so well. Such precious memories.
    By the way – I love that pink dress on you! Gorgeous.

    Carrie |

  44. I love this little post, and those sweet babies of yours. They’re getting so big and becoming more beautiful everyday!! If you ever need a sitter in AZ… I’d love to help out. Thank you for sharing the most beautiful pictures and always having the best attitude. You’re the greatest!


  45. Whenever I’m bloated, camomile tea helps. You’ll pee out any retained water real quick. Helped keep me from swelling when I was pregnant. That, and wearing super flattering compression thigh highs 😏

  46. YAY!! What a fun post! I just love seeing all of your fun pictures and they make me grab my heart and say – AWWWW! I love how Rosie is walking down the street with such attitude – it’s like she’s on a very serious mission 🙂 haha! I hope you all expand your family even more, you all are just so beautiful!

  47. Love all the stories that you shared and the pictures are stunning.. I hit my big to to one of the basket full of wooden train tracks so bad ahhh came out after 2 months and after 6 month grew the new nail 😀

  48. I love how honest and light-hearted you are! It makes me angry when the fitted sheet comes off to -_- I have a queen with a pillow-topper on it so sometimes the queen sheets fit a little too snug hahaha! Yay for Chauncey getting better!

  49. loved seeing all the extra pictures! I really want to start getting into taking more photos of our family, we have a nikon that’s been sitting in our closet unused. I’m such a rookie at it though, all the settings can be so confusing! Your pictures look stunning and effortless 🙂 Would love if you did a post on this.. taking candid pictures for beginners (settings,lenses, etc). Also i looooove when you do more random/personal posts. It feels like we are chatting over coffee haha!

  50. Hahahaha about the fitted sheet because it always does the same thing on my husband’s side and I’m constantly teasing him for it! Guess you guys must move around a lot and somehow it comes loose, who knows!

    PS: I just love how HAPPY you guys all seem in Hawaii!

  51. Where is that hot pink m axi dress from? You and your family are so gorgeous. Love reading your blog– Sarah from NYC!!

  52. I love seeing all of your sandy photos with your beautiful babies! Can you please just stay in Hawaii forever?! Lol

  53. Omg I’m bloated all the time too! I swear the healthier I eat the more bloated and sensitive my stomach gets! Let me know if you figure anything out to help it. I have tried digestive teas and they do work a little bit. Also I know you’ve said it before but what camera and lense are you guys using to shoot all these perfect pics?!? Thanks amber <3

  54. Man I really hope your confusion clears up… that sucks!!! I get that too!!

  55. OMG girl! I LOOVE this post! Those photos are amazing, and your randomness has me seriously loling! Now I’m all like “what is she confused about?!?!” Gah! The suspense is killer!

    PS I hate when my fitted sheet won’t stay on the bed too!!!

  56. I can’t with these photos. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! I can’t decide if I love the photo of Rosie in her mustard swimsuit just casually walking and being her own self or the photos of you and Chauncey… so beautiful <3 x

  57. Lol’d so hard at the fitted sheets ‘not loving’

    …Too good and too true 😀

  58. Please do more posts like this!!! What you’re loving and not loving! This was great!

  59. I like the black dress in the b/w photos! In the first photo of that dress that proportions look off like the picture was taken higher up to make legs look small? Not sure.
    Btw if you’re bloated you’re possibly not drinking enough water, eating too much sugar (acai bowls), or in general not eating enough for your body to work properly. I had these sorts of issues years ago.

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

  60. Haha I have definitely had that rush to keep exercising all night at a late gym session. That was pre baby though, I got a bit slack with the gym after my first Bub. Currently preg with second, not looking as good this time around some gentle gym sessions are prob in need!

    1. I totally understand, I definitely slowed down a bit after kids! Gentle gym sessions are the best 🙂 And congrats! That’s so exciting!! xo

  61. I love all of these photos! You and your family just look so happy – it is making me really really really want to live by a beach sooner rather than later. I always love when you can get in a good workout! Sometimes it feels rare to enjoy working out, but when you do it’s AMAZE. I can’t wait to hear about your big decision! I know you’ll choose the right one 🙂


    1. I love this post so much and especially all of the pictures! So sweet! You should write a post about your favorite places to eat in Hawaii! 🙂