March 1, 2015

Sick week

Yay! This week is over! Its been a while since we’ve had a week this bad. It started out fine but then got progressively worse. We got hit by some snow which I’m never a fan of but the kids were over the moon.

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I got to watch this sweet baby on Monday and Tuesday.

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The kids wanted to keep her. I was reminded of how much work a baby can be especially when you have one with a trach. I can’t believe I had a baby with a barely one year old…twice! Glad that’s over!

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While taking care of baby Bailey, Eva started acting fussy and then spiked a fever on Tuesday night.

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All of our scheduled nurses called in sick and there weren’t any available replacements so I’ve been up every night suctioning Eva. After a couple of days with a fever a rash appeared. Diagnosis? Roseola.

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It has been such a rough week for her(and me).

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I’m so glad this week is over! Ready for a fresh start with hopefully a healthy baby.

February 20, 2015


I’ve been slacking in just about every aspect of my life. Bleh. Ok, that is a shameful lie. I’ve been very busy with the stuff that doesn’t matter and isn’t important but it’s funOpen-mouthed smile Home d├ęcor shopping and holiday banner making have been quite consuming and last week after a rough couple of days I splurged and bought the cutting machine I’ve been wanting for years.

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I’m so excited for the endless projects that I’m going to be able to do! Wish I would have thought to spoil myself with the Silhouette while my crafting genius friend, Jess was still here. Speaking of Jess, I miss herSad smile We became banner obsessed together and made tons of banners. A couple of weeks before Valentines day I got a package from her that had the cutest Valentine’s banner in it!

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Valentine’s crafting with the kids.

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Rich and I have finally gotten smart with our date nights and have been going to the temple at least once sometimes twice a month. It has been AMAZING! We went to the Ogden temple but forgot to take a pic. Last time we went to the Bountiful temple and did get a couple of pics…

It was windy, haha!

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Our last date we met up with Aaron and Megan for dinner at the Lion House. The line was so long that we missed our movie on Temple Square, Meet the Mormons. Instead we walked around the City Creek Mall for a bit and then went home and watched a movie.

City Creek fountains and lights with the Salt Lake temple peeking out in the back.

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We have about a year left here in Utah and we definitely recognize how blessed we are to be able to experience living here. There are so many temples and awesome church sites that we need to take in before we leave!

In other random news…

I love her!

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Her scowl is my favorite!

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She is standing!

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She knows that I can see her on the camera so sometimes she will stare into it. Creepy.

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We have another ketchup lover in the family! Maya and I have been joined by Eva.

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Accessories are fun even while you are sleeping.

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Sometimes you come home from school looking like this…

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Rough day.

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Even while there is nothing huge happening there is always something happening. Always a good time.

February 5, 2015

Livin’ la vida loca!

These pictures need no explanation.

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Nuff said.

February 2, 2015

Eva Artista

As I mentioned before, Eva LOVES to color! She’s so funny, she will find any piece of paper and a crayon and lie down on her belly and get busy coloring.



She also loves to climb up on the kids table and take over other peoples coloring pages. They usually get really frustrated but sometimes they’ll take the company.




Finally, at almost 18 months this little girl has FINALLY decided it might be ok to try to stand.

January 26, 2015

Recent Randoms

We’ve just been hanging out lately, doing a whole lot of nothing but spending time together which is awesome. These minecraft addicts have gotten really creative and built some cool stuff.


I have a love/hate relationship with one of Arabella’s favorite Christmas presents.



Mostly because this usually ends up happening.



Notice the icky eye in the picture above…that’s from her accidentally poking it with a straw. The day after that picture this is what she looked like when she woke up.

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YIKES is right! It was sealed shut but after a good cleaning it looked much better. Still sad but much better.


It is completely fine now thanks to an antibiotic. Also, she is awesome at letting me put drops in her eyes. She tries to keep her eyes open for me. Love her! Ok, so she is mostly awesome. I don’t always think she’s awesome on Sundays. She can be quite the terror actually.

She loves to bang on the metal bookstand and make a ton of noise. She discovered that if she bangs her head on the wall it also makes a lot of noise. Weirdo. Yes, her cuteness does help me not get so frustrated with her…usually.

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My smart girl.

In other news, this is starting.

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The man loves to run.

I’ve been sort of sucking at my project 365 but I’m not giving up. Gonna keep it as a goal even if I keep being lame at it. It keeps photography at the forefront of my mind and that’s a good thing. I took pics of one of Rich’s co-workers baby. I thought they turned out ok and as usual I learned what I need to work on{posing!}.

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I love b&w’s!




Yesterday, we started building our Brick’em Young Salt Lake temple. It was so fun working on it with the kids even though our fingers we hurting after about an hour.

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We’re not quite finished yet but the kids are excited to add the roof and spires to our temple. We might have to get the Nauvoo temple next.

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