Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

Ah!! This past weekend was fantastic! Sam was able to get off work at 1 on Friday. He worked until past midnight the night before, so he came home and we all napped until about 3:30. We didn't do much that night, except a fancy dinner at Costco and a Target run, followed by Abby requesting Mrs. Doubtfire for movie night.

The next morning we all slept in and then met my parents and Erik and Ali at Village Inn for breakfast. We missed the whole family, but at the same time it was kinda nice being able to chat to everyone! Afterwards, we ran a few more errands and then relaxed until Sam had to go to work. While he was at work, me and the girls went back to my parents house to play in the playhouse.

Sunday was low key, full of church, my sharing time lesson, naps, and that night we had a family dinner at Sams parents. Sams half brother Wes was there to join us, so that was fun!

The Monday of Memorial Day, we usually have an early morning breakfast, but due to weather and half the family being gone, we bagged it. I was pretty bummed and missed the mountains, but we had our own fun. We had a picnic at the Jordan River Parkway and played there for a few hours before Sam, yet again, had to go to work. It ended up being a beautiful day and we all got a little bit of sun (which hasn't been happening in May here) I ended the night back at my parents for some hot dogs and hamburgers.

It was a nice relaxing family weekend. Thank you to all those who have served our country!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Wow so, remember when I was going to keep up this blog better and clear back in February I was going to start a new segment called "currently." Well don't you fret, because here it is!

Loving: Being home with my girls everyday! Its hard for Sam to work two jobs, but slowly and surely it won't be long before he can quit thanks to Beachbody. But seriously, we are all much happier the past 4 months I've been home!!

Reading/watching: I was reading The Revenge of Seven, but after renewing it 3 times and it still wasn't half way done, I gave up for when I get more things under control. So for the time being I'm reading Chalene Johnsons "Push" and I'm catching up on Supernatural when I can.

Trying to: Work on improving my time. Trying to run a business, work out, be there for my girls, clean my house, and prepare meals is a lot of work. I know I can do it all, I just need to be better about time management!! Its totally worth it though, trying to live my life by my design.

Wishing: For the rain to let up just a little. Yes, this rain has been so great for our lawns and our water supply and we are in very much need of it, but we need a weekend to go in the mountains, play outside, and do yard work!! Come on Utah. Just one weekend so we can get things done!!

Excited for: This coming Memorial Day weekend. Sam gets off early on Friday from his first job, and doesn't work that night at Litzas and he doesn't work Monday at DMBA so we get to have some quality time spent together!! Hooray!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

6th Anniversary

6 years. Wow. Its been 6 years since me and Sam were sealed for time and all eternity!! I waited so long to marry him! I knew 100% that I wanted to marry him at 18 years old. So waiting was brutal sometimes, but it was worth it.

I truly don't know how I was so lucky to get such an amazing man. Especially when I go back and read my old journal entries when we were dating. I was kinda a dramatic brat at times! But, he loved me anyway. And he still does many years later. Sometimes I still can't figure out why, but I know he does. 

He works so hard for us so I can be home raising our daughters. He makes me feel pretty. He is the best daddy in the world. He makes me laugh and he makes me feel like I'm a really funny person. He listens to me complain, and encourages me when I talk to him about my hopes and dreams. And never once does he think my dreams are too big. Sometimes I really have to pinch myself to see if our life together is real.

This weekend has been amazing. My sister took our kids over-night (thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!) and we had a wonderful time. We talked more than we have in a long time, we saw a late movie, slept in til 9:30 (stayed in bed talking some more until 10:30) he made me Eggs Benedict (Oh yeah, he is an amazing cook) and then we talked some more. Its amazing how much you can talk about when darling little kids aren't interrupting!! :)

Happy 6th Anniversary Sam! You make my heart happy. I love you forever!! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Life Lately: The Best of April

April was a crazy, fun month. We fit a lot in!! Here is what our life was like in April.
 Life lately has been my adorable girls loving on Jessi. Madalyn in particular LOVES dogs. She gets so excited when one is around. Life has been the girls playing in the pebbles at the elementary school. Its been a note and a gift card from my coach when I needed it most, and its been a cute little baby showing me her beautiful smile. 
 Life lately has been getting out of my shower to have Elsa, Anna, and Olaf staring at me. Its been a little troublemaker Madalyn sneaking gum from my purse that I accidentally left out. Life has been some beautiful flowers from my beautiful girl, and its been sisters playing in the yard together. 
 Life lately has been letting off some steam at the park after a particularly hard Saturday. Its been Sunday cuddle time with a very missed daddy. Its been a nice family walk in dress-ups and all, and life has been my favorite bag of Easter candy for .28 cents each. (I bought 4)
 Life lately has been a HUGE April snowstorm in which we met our friends for some play time. And its been the most fun field trip ever to Smiths where Abby tried a Dragon fruit and got lots of other goodies. The Smiths guy, Bruce, was an awesome guide!
 Life lately has been cute smiles. Its been hanging around the peaceful Temple grounds. Life has been going to Jungle Jims for a birthday party. Madalyn preferred staying by us trying on hats while Abby loved the rides. 
 Life has been being goofy with Sam. Its been riding our horses around the block. Life lately has been buying tickets for this summers Death Cab for Cutie concert, and its been the girls playing in our new piece of furniture. 
 Life lately has been my future clothing designer Abby making Anna a dress out of play dough. She did that all by herself, and it was pretty good with the cape and all. Life has been Madalyn getting to my parents remote and biting chunks out of it before I knew what she was doing. Life has been trying on old hats, and playing out in the rain with the best daddy ever. 
 Life lately has been trying chicken and waffles and loving every.single.bite. It was so, SO good. Life has been Madalyn playing in our new car while sister slept in the back. Did I mention we got a new car? Oh yeah. We did. (technically at the end of March) Her name is Rosie and she is a 2005 Honda Pilot. We love her and we look forward to the many family memories we will have in her. Life lately has been Madalyn dressed as Cinderella, and not being able to get up the stairs to me, and its been a fun date day with the Bae.
Finally, life lately has been spent soaking up the beautiful weather at the park. Its been capturing Abbys obsession with Madalyns ear once again on camera. Its been opening a bag of Doritos and having them explode on me, and its been Madalyn having free reign of the TV at Grammys house.

I really love my life. I'm fortunate to live it. I have beautiful girls, and wonderful husband. That's all a gal needs.