Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A few weeks ago my mom flew out to visit for a week. It was so, so much fun to have her here.
Sometimes just having your mom around makes life a lot sweeter. We had a blast!
^My brother, Dallin, is serving a mission in the Provo, Utah Mission. His 22nd birthday happened to fall over when my mom was in town.
His mission home is just 30 minutes away from Katie’s house.
We packed a bunch of hearts to heart attack him (ya know, hearts with sayings on them?) and a little gift. With his favorite, freshly made cookies!
We took a million pictures trying to get the perfect one of us in front of his mission home.
It was a lot of fun!
We ventured out to see a movie, just the 3 of us, one evening and ended up missing all the show times. So we wandered into the only store open at the time, a candy shop.
I can’t stop laughing at my mom’s face in the picture of all three of us.
I could spend an entire post on Eleanora & and mom. Eleanora is gaga over her Nana. When my mom left she told Eleanora she had to go home to make Bapa dinner.
Eleanora tells me everyday that Nana is coming back because Bapa has his lunch now. She loves her Nana!
We miss you, already!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Why can't the Easter Bunny come every morning? ;) Saturday morning did not disappoint and We ran out the door to make it to the community egg hunt first thing in the morning. It was a nice little hunt - sectioned off by age and varying sizes. Obviously, the 0-2 age group was mostly parents. The eggs were gone in less than 20 seconds. We made it out with 4 eggs. Ha!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Levi can make any situation fun & is always down to party
but he's even better than I imagined he'd be.
I've never been able to open up to someone like I can Levi.
That says nothing about me [except maybe I'm a really private person}
it speaks volumes of Levi's ability to listen and make me feel heard
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Then Sunday we woke up to snow & rain & gray. bleh.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Is it really already Tuesday?! Levi's been going into work late, so he can see Eleanora for an hour each day, and we've been sleeping in passed 7:00am,
so my days have seemed to FLY by. I wake up and feel like it's already time for lunch!
The days go even quicker when Levi let's little ole me sleep in until 9:00 (when he leaves for work).
We only have 1 car right now, so when I have things going on during the day that I need the car for I drive Levi to and from work.
That means I’m picking him up after 11:00 sometimes. The city never ceases to amaze me at night. It’s so still & beautiful.
(left) Eleanora has been playing Barbies lately – with Lightening McQueen & Mater. ;]
(right) Katie babysat Eleanora while I had a midwife appointment last week and then we spent a few hours hanging out at her house.
We attended a Tea Party and Eleanora had a BLAST.
Mostly she was excited to not have pretend liquid in her teapots & HELLO… cupcakes!!
When you’re 2 the whole world is your playground!
I just love my little family. My heart is bursting lately is appreciation for them.
I’m married to the most patient & resolved man I’ve ever met, and I get to squish the cutest little cheeks all day long. Two is, so far, my very favorite age.
Not without hard moments each day, life is pretty dang wonderful, ya know? I feel like I can do anything if I have these 2 by my side.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Although I've never dealt with clinical depression myself (granted, I've been sad in my life, grieved, gone through really hard times... but never had a chemical imbalance that would classify as depression or anxiety), I have dealt with it very close to home many, many times. And my heart aches for those who think that depression is something they are dealing with alone. Or that it makes them weak. Or "less than." Or damaged. Or misfit. Or like they are lacking in something (faith, optimism, empathy, etc...). I understand that those feelings of shame and such often are symptoms of the ailment themselves, but it's hard to see those you love struggling through those things.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
- When not in use, my phone will go on top of the fridge (out of sight out of mind concept)
- I can only check FaceBook on my laptop (which I only go on every few days)
- Instagram can only be checked 4 times a day. If I use up my "4 times" by nap time then oh, well!
- Missed calls will only be returned during nap time (sorry!)