Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Activities

Last week we went to the festival of trees. It was beautiful and as always, great and crowded. It was a little too much for me (most evening activities are these days) but I'm glad I pushed myself and went. 

 
Finished this book and "The Christmas Box Miracle" for book club this month. Put me in a great Christmas spirit and has given me a lot to reflect on.

Went to the Christmas devotional with this crew. 
The girl next to Grant is Kaitlyn's sister, Kenzie, and no she's not dating Grant- but I love to tease and pretend with them. They're sarcastic bffs so it's fine! 
  


Then we went to the Jazz game with this crew! The Jazz destroyed the Washington Wizards. (Once again- another evening activity that almost pushed me over the edge. But i survived and had fun.) 

And a baby bump pic.
I had a little break down on this day- I think I threw up 15 times this day. I just can't believe I'm 15 weeks and barfing like I'm barfing. It really makes me think that it's going to be the whole 40 weeks and I need to just take one day at a time and not over think the long months ahead. 
And yesterday I only barfed twice so there are good days in between! On a happier note- we find out if she's a she or he's a he in 8 days. Then once I KNOW it's a girl- I can start blaming her for real. 

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Titanic released. And of course Cody wanted to celebrate. I hadn't seen it in forever and I was touched! We had pizza, cookies, and good company. 
The kids enjoyed Toy Story 2 and 3 (ha that's how long Titanic is) and I'm glad bc they're getting that for Christmas so now they'll be even more excited. Found these on my phone this morning. Classic. 


And Zoey, the elf on the shelf, has been making Capri (and Sawyer I suppose)'s mornings. Capri is so stoked every morning. i already missed last night but luckily capri slept in and I woke up at 7 am and hurry and moved zoey! We're loving the elf so far (hmmm, Kelly - key word "so far" hahahah). Ok well I'm working this Saturday and better get caught up on my netflix haha. Already done 2 uhauls and it's only 9:02 am!
  



Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanksgiving and More


Chase and I have been more diligent at the family scripture study, prayer, and fhe. One way we have been rocking FHE is to make it a competition. I know I know- hold your judgment. So Chase will plan one and then me and then him. And we just try to have the most amazing FHE. He's winning. 
This one FHE we went to the spot Chase proposed, talked about our last almost 6 years of marriage and 8 years of dating, tried to find a time capsule we buried, let the kids play at the park, and then visited Grandma and Grandpa Hank's grave around the corner. I was in love the whole night (well every night- but esp that night.) 

Sometimes I'm stupid- I am always volunteering for too much. This particular morning I decided to watch the office and Autumn while Chase and Bryton were paid to help a customer move. It worked out fine but I was a barfing train wreck. Good thing Autumn is perfect and my kids are helpful. 

Then two weeks ago this little bud had a baby surgery to put tubes in his ears. We'll see if it helps with his ear infections, speech, behavior, sleep. etc!
  
Grumpy after anesthesia! and HUNGRY since he couldn't eat all morning (He spent 6 AM- 7 AM at the pantry at home begging for food. My heart broke, and to show unity I didn't eat either (so I was barfing HA!) )
But his sister cheered him up real quick and I whipped out those snacks as soon as he was awake!

Official social media announcement. Creativity win.  


And then it was off to Vegas for Thanksgiving weekend. We barely passed Payson when we had to pull over and put Capri in time out. We wouldn't let them watch a DVD at first bc we wanted them to nap- she really couldn't handle that. So voila. She was an angel the rest of the trip, and fell asleep right after her time out from all of her fit-throwing. She kept screaming for the cars to stop looking at her as she sat on the side of the road! HA! 

We let the kids sleep like this at night at Cory's. It was actually quite pleasant. I was nervous.

Thanksgiving feast with Dave, Julie, Grandma Joyce, Cory, Jessica, Preston, and US!

Then a little trip to the strip, Bellagio fountain show, Freemon, Tacos El Gordo, and home to play risk!

The line for the best tacos in Vegas

The first out in risk!

And the next morning as I'm getting us all ready for church. PERFECT! Second time this has every happened to me. BLEGH!

Now home and ready for this Christmas season! Elf on the Shelf is coming in the mail today and I'm stoked! 


And Capri had the honor of helping Chase put the star on the tree. Sawyer just wanted a pic.  
 
And i've been watching Millie after school until Kristi is off work around 6:30. I love working on homework with both girls and see them learning! Then they play the rest of the day and the TV is never on anymore. It's a win win win!

I started potty training Sawyer on Monday. It was going great. He had two pee accidents the whole three days (i was so impressed!), but poop just wasn't clicking. He would squeeze out tiny poops on the toilet but never come to me for the big kahunas. And I'm too pregnant and sick and bleh so I'll work on the poop with the diaper on and give it another go later. He's still young but I was hoping to do it now, otherwise he'll be three when I really try again bc I'll wait till the baby is born and he's used to their presence. We'll try one more time in a couple weeks and then I'll just wait till next August!
 
And some #13week baby bump pics. I have to explain to Capri all the time that the baby is the size of  a lime and that's just yummy food that makes my belly big hahaha. And if you wanna see Chase flip out- come over when he's taking my photo and I keep lecturing him to take a pic and notice/avoid my double chin! Poor guy. He's such a trooper though!



Alright well- I'm glad I am caught up and must go throw up now. Adios!

Helping Post Hurricane Harvey

Months ago my mom asked me to come help her once her house was rebuilt and remodeled (after the hurrican harvery flooding and craziness) to move the first floor items back in and organize her belongings. I was stoked! She paid for my flight and said I shouldn't bring the kids bc it's hazardous and would delay our work. OKKKKK and Chase supported it. What a blessing. Then I got pregnant- it would have been fine if my pregnancy was like Sawyer's pregnancy. But instead it's been like Capri's and I was somewhat helpful. In between barfing, migraines, and other problems- I helped as much as I could. It was still a great time for me and I loved spending time with the family and family friends!
I asked Taylor to take me to the airport at 4 AM bc I didn't want to wake my kids up if Chase took me- he agreed and Kaitlyn came too- haha oh young love when you never want to be a part. I can't remember the last time I took someone to the airport that early- I always make Chase haha. Old love. 

Our work faces! It was hot to me (bc Utah comparison and pregnant) but I was trying to think what mucking the houses and all the work was like back in the Houston August heat! Judas!
  
And early morning facetime sesh with my peeps.

Baby bro snuggles
The rents 

One of my many barfing session texts. 
You're welcome for all the TMI. and to enjoy more of my trip- enjoy these videos. Bc i was sick all the time- my mom was really lenient with me laughing and bugging her. She saw that it lightened my mood. No really- she is the perfect mother for me. Our combination of personalities just works and she puts up with so much. She is so loving and patient. Enjoy!







Can't wait for the holidays in three weeks when they'll be in town and more Christmas, NYE, and wedding fun!!!