Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our overnight weekend

We had a lovely evening together just the two of us last Friday! Our mamma Julie watched the kiddos (which they slept like angels so what a blessing!), as I surprised Chase with a fun overnight date planned! We had some dinner, went to Cornbelly's, went to the movies, and back to our Marriot! It was sublime. It's Chase's bday this month and this was his big present hoopla for his bday! He'll be super busy with AEP (Annual Enrollment Period) with his insurance job from mid-October to mid-December, so it's nice to have this in our memories as he is MIA for AEP :)

Then we picked up the kids in the morning and I ended up bringing two of my nieces home with me until our family Cornbelly event that night! I had all four kids sleeping at once! Chase was at work! It was such a nice planets aligning moment!

Our kid Cornbelly night pics to follow. I will never go on a Saturday again with kids. It was mayhem! But probably good for me since I'm going to Disney next week and need to be ready for kid chaos! It was still a blast with some of my fav people!  

P.S. I've never been to Disney Land (just World) and I'm stoked. And it worked out well since my parents will be in LA for a couple days too (for my grandfather's funeral- so not the best circumstance, but I'm glad I can be with them for that, too.)

And yesterday, I had my weekly zumba class with Cody! I am obsessed with our instructor, Marques, and we were there early. I snagged a pic. Cody was horrified, but I have no shame! This class really is a highlight of my week! I love to dance and have that hour to myself!

A cut bath bum pic just because.... these poor kids have a mother with a serious fear of them drowning so their water level is pitiful!! They don't mind! And I just add warmer water as their bath gets longer!! I have been sitting on the ground right next to the tub and Capri has still inhaled water and freaked me out multiple times!!

And I just love this screenshot. Some of my fav people that I call on the daily. I updated their pics so I documented it. Support, good looks, and love all wrapped up in one! 
Until next time. Adios!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Since Vegas

It's been a crazy last couple weeks here since Capri's birthday. We went to Vegas to visit our brother and sister-in-law and nephew, Cory, Jessica, and Preston! 
We have been having halloween fun! 
I was able to go to the temple with my gf!
I've been working out. 
General Conference and other shenanigans! 
Even with all this fun, family time, and love, it has also been one of the hardest times of my life. More on that later I'm sure! Conference came at the perfect time!
My fav messages from conference:

This was the car ride home from Vegas actually. I was 3/4 of a mile from my exit to get gas when we ran out of gas..... Thank goodness for Uber and being in St. George. Ciara was not happy.... the kids were quite good actually! 

at an old western town outside of Vegas. The kids were a part of skits, there was a petting zoo, they became deputy sherrifs, we had lunch, took a train ride, and walked around a turtle pond!

Cory had to work a lot but we snuck a pic of him. We're grateful for their hospitality and our friendship and family!

We took the kids to the strip for the first time. Capri LOVED the mnm factory. Obvi!

Reenacting the hangover 2 movie cover. Inappropriate.

we also tried to take fam pics up at Cascade Springs. The weather hated us and our photographer had to turn around and I was seriously depressed over it. The kids were asleep after hours of driving and waiting and Chase knew how upset I was and how much time it took to get me and the kids ready and the outfits and all those FWPs so he pulled over and he snapped these pics. That little sweetie. 

Had an amazing time at Oquirrh Temple last week with Becca. It was heaven on earth. 
I had never seen it so packed. Apparently SoJo is closed for reconstruction and Draper is only open Friday and Saturdays. The time waiting was still much needed!

Just chilling on one of our walks Conference weekend. I'm pretty sure he's yawning.... otherwise he's catching a lot of bugs. 

She drew Uncle Nathan and Aunt Ciara. It was a hilarious moment!! She drew Uncle Nathan's mustache for about five minutes which cracked me up bc we are always trying to get him to shave that thing and when I say we i mean ciara :)

Play date every day with our neighbor Olivia!

Then we went to Jaker's again this year. $2 for this little slice of heaven. We love it there, the price, the no crowds, and this time of year! 


Capri.... hahaha I'm dead....

And my work out accountability. It has been almost 2 months straight and I have skipped two of my scheduled days. One of them was actually TODAY for my 6 am session this morning! i went to zumba last night and to wake up and go back 10 hours later.... my body was tired... and i'm exhausted for all kinds of reason that i'll tell later and i have excuses okay! Haha. But I'll keep getting at it!