Thursday, March 31, 2016

easter week

While Capri and I were waiting for the blog pics to upload, we watched my wedding video. This girl melts my heart. She was pointing everyone out (even noticed baby preston, reagan, charlotte, aubrey, millie. i was impressed) and then said "that's my daddy and mommy. I love them."... cue mommy tears ..... she watches more..... she grabs my face and says "can i get married in the temple? can i go to the temple? I want to get married." and i melted! so grateful for my video and special day and how it's already an example for this little one. 

i also want to share another touching moment.... this one a little more sassy..... i had a mission reunion last week and i brought the kids bc chase had to work. she needed to go to the bathroom so i told her to go in that stall and she looks at me, curtsies, and says "alright your majesty." I laughed so loud and therefore she said it over and over. She has continued to say "alright your majesty" with a little smirk anytime i have asked her to do anything. p.s. i recognized the phrase from cinderella when she addresses the cat lucifer. we watch that down in the office a lot! hahah! i love her copying and wit! 

now enjoy a blog post of random stringed together events from the last week.
these two spend a lot of time together. 
capri was watching the good dinasour for the first time and millie had already seen it. 
millie warned her of scary parts and offered her hand. haha. 

my little and big easter bunnies! we had a nice sabbath and my primary class was actually under control for once. an easter miracle!
chase recently got new suits and i love seeing him in his sunday best even more now. 
the easter talks resonated esp strong and i enjoyed focusing on the atonement and ressurection. 
one part from sacrament meeting i really loved was a gentleman's talk about how we may think christ dind't hurt as much bc he is part god and therefore stronger. he quoted a general authority saying that bc christ had the godly qualities and strength, it allowed him the capacity and feelings to suffer and hurt even more. the spirit really touched me and taught me during that talk! 

early easter basket findings before church
the way she puts her hand over her eyes.... kills me

the day before she was able to hunt away with her cousins!

Amanda, my bff from indiana, came to visit for 48 hours that easter evening! it was her brother's baby's blessing, birthday, and easter weekend. i was able to have her sleep over and get her for 24 of those hours! it was amazing! and this is us trying to get chase to take our picture. at first he was taking selfies but we didn't know it. but amanda did say "why are you making that face?" hahaha. she was on to him.

capri demanded to be in it. 
we also celebrated easter that monday with my in-laws. it was insane and amazing! julie never does anything half way. the granddaughters were in heaven and made out like bandits! candy for days! perfect for my clean eating, calorie counting, excersing booty! 

had the brilliant idea the next day to have a nieces day.
it actually did turn out to be brilliant. coulda been too much but it was just right!

these two even took a two hour nap and sawyer was able to nap his 5 hours throughout the day! heaven!
best friends. 
birthdays one week apart. 

these two became besties too and loved finding easter eggs over and over.

uncle chase is a favorite. he's a big jungle gym and constant ball of energy for them. 

another day we went to texas roadhouse as a family. i pity whoever sits next to our boisterous group.

then another day we went to kohls and i caught charlotte passing on her gagnam wisdom! hahah

Ciara had an auntie/niece day. Did you know they charge only $3 for a child's manicure and pedicure combined? So fun! I haven't had one since my wedding so Capri is learning all about pampering from her auntie. 

i love getting snaps when they have their play dates

another cute shot ciara sent me when she watched my kiddos while chase, julie, dave, and i went to the Provo City Center Temple dedication. It was powerful and I wish I had a copy of the noon session talks because they were amazing! 
I can't wait to go do a session in a couple weeks when my parents come into town for taylor's graduation. 

took this gem this morning. trying to catch a few zzzzs while i thought capri was just on her stool talking to sawyer. these two! #thickasthieves

also..... (longest post ever right? well i'm prepping you for my brazil post- bc that one will actually probably be my longest post ever. less than 4 weeks until brazil. can you believe it?) anyways back to the present. my kids have been sick A LOT this winter. i heard that having a toddler with a baby causes the baby to get sick more but it was getting ridiculous. They would be healthy for one to two days in between cold like symptoms since November. I wasn't taking them to the doctor bc it just seemed like bad allergies or your common cold and just rough sleeping. well I had an inkling to research and i came across the mold idea. YEP! we have mold. now i love our maintenance crew but they do everything (asphalt, hasps, roofing, plumbing, electric, tile, drywall, paint, landscaping, pest control, etc.) So they did their work and turned my house upside down for two days. But i have requested and been approved for professional mold inspectors to come in two weeks and make sure it's all gone! i hope so and am grateful for the health sawyer and capri do have! and hope this dangerous mold can be gone for good! 

the maintenance moved everything out but when they were done they asked us to move it all back in. chase was gone late at night and i couldn't wait! i can be very impatient! I wanted my house back! the kids were asleep so i moved everything back in but the washer and dryer myself. it was quite the work-out and i am proud of myself. and a bonus: i didn't rip the linoleum! since it was freshly put down they really warned me about that! 

well there you go. 
you just took the longest stroll ever in my shoes for a week. 

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