Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Week!

This year I was able to celebrate Mother's Week with my mom! She came to visit and helped me out while Chase was off gallivanting in Europe with Cody. It was heaven and so so appreciated! Let's share our adventures. Pic overload! You're welcome.

Had to get a new phone so cleared my old phone and pics! These two love each other so much!
Makes my life easier and full of joy!

He kills me! Heart eyes!

Capri was in time out and Sawyer felt for her..... 

 Capri's big hair chop! No more rubber elastic bands for her! Let's hope it grows evenly. 

Her childhood

These two were off to the airport two weeks ago! They come back this Friday. Luckily, my father-in-law took them since it was 4 am!! And I was super impressed with the little amount of items chase brought. This bag was IT. Nothing more... for a 16 day trip. Classic.
Missing Daddy four hours in already!

Then later that same day I took these two bros for their foreign adventures! They visited their missions! Madagascar and Romania! I'm picking them up in three hours and can't wait to hear about their trip.

 Then four days later Mom came to visit! Tulip Gardens to start off her trip!

And church

And Sunday dinner and games

Sawyer LOVES LOVES LOVE Millie. This is common when she visits.
And I took my mom to zumba! She loved it and said she'd come every week if she lived here! MOVE TO UTAH please!!! She's still got it!

Cousin sleep over and fun! 

On one of my many ten hour shifts. Playing out back!
The day's story!

And Sawyer's run caught on film for my future liking!

 Mom took the grandkids to the park and captured this cutie. She said he would just walk over to this bench to take a break. He'd sit and drink and then be off again. haha. Be still my heart. 

The trampoline place was a must for mom's visit according to Capri! We love this steal of a deal.

A nice bike ride one evening

More cousin shenanigans

And then Saturday after I closed the office, we drove out to Roosevelt to be with my mom's mom on Mother's Day and visit Garrett's resting place. 
A lot of emotions that first day we visited. Miss you every day. 
So grateful for the Savior giving us life after death and sealing families with the priesthood power. 

And then some mothers day photo sesh time

And I spent half of sacrament meeting outside with this baby (literal and figurative). 
1 o'clock church is killer.

It was much easier visiting him the next day. We played some frisbee golf in honor of Garr. He'd be quite entertained at how "great" we were all tossing the frisbee around.

I'm scared I'm missing photos but my old phone is wiped and this is all I have! I loved my mom visiting so much and she's so missed already! Thanks for everything mom! You are my hero! LOVE YOU!

Monday, May 1, 2017


Just messing with the camera and lighting before our photo sesh! And a quick pic with our photographer! 
I just love Cody to bits. Chase and him are leaving for Europe in less than 48 hours. If something happens to them, I will lose my two bestest friends! I will miss them terribly while they're gone! I'm an over-thinker! Shocker! And THANKS GOODNESS my mom is coming to visit while they peace out! 

Ok so SOME BIG NEWS!!! Chase is DONE WITH SCHOOL! He took his last final a couple hours ago and he's officially graduated! I am soooooo thrilled. I am soooo happy - even more happy on his graduation day than on my own! Haha! I finally feel like I'm done with college- as in that chapter is closed for my little world now that he's done! Let the real world and real money begin! 
Chase isn't actually having a graduation day bc he's anti-ceremonies and doesn't wanna do the whole shebang. Who cares! At least I got my pic of him in his cap and gown (that he borrowed from Cody! Thanks!) and now he's off to Europe and my mom is coming to stay with me. It's a win win win!

Here's some pics we took! Chase told me I can't post them on social media until actual UVU graduation day. But he doesn't read my blog so he won't know I did it here early! Haha! 

We had a family dinner for Chase's graduation and the grandkids' cuteness was killing me! 

So much so that I had them all sleepover!

And once again work is kicking my butt. 
Some are good kicks (as in tons of customers and good business).
Others are hiccups and problems! [How do you spell hiccups? It's no auto correcting and says it's wrong.]
And Sawyer has another earache so Capri climbed into my bed at 5 am! I was so over the drama of the week that I didn't even fight it! Capri loves to be laying on me or smack dab next to me at all times!  

Sawyer is a climber lately! And we just think he's the cutest. Hence the window sill pic. 
Yesterday was stressful and I ended the day with Julie and Dave bringing me dinner (AMAZING and so appreciated) and seeing the sun go down with my little clan! Rainbows after the rain! 
 Let's hope this week is even better and smoother! And safe travels to Cody and Chase. My bros going to visit their missions (Madagascar and Romania). Julie and Dave and the grandkids (not Sawyer- always the outsider haha) are going to Vegas for Preston's bday. And my mom traveling here! Welcome, MAY!