family campout

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I’m bummed that these photos are so fuzzy, but we were camping and I didn’t even realize they turned out this bad. At least I tried right? We usually go camping for one night, once a year with friends since we aren’t really the “campiest” family. But we always enjoy our overnighter with good friends. Plus Beau really loved getting dirty and throwing rocks. He even slept in the tent pretty great, which we were a little nervous about. But we all survived and even had a really fun time! I mean, I’m happy to be back in my own bed, but it was fun while it lasted.

We are off to California for a little family vacation and my best friend’s wedding on Sunday. We are so ready for a getaway, I can’t even explain how much we need a vacation right now! I’m super excited to take Beau to Disneyland! He loves Mickey Mouse and Cars so hopefully he loves them in person as much as he does on tv. Be back next week!

life lately

My baby looks so big in this photo, but also still like an infant. It makes me happy and sad all at once because time gets away from you when you’re chasing a toddler. Life has been crummy lately. Lots of things that just haven’t gone our way, and it’s hard. No one tells you that it can feel this hard. No one’s dying here, I mean we are fine, really. But still a little heartbroken over a few things. I think it’s ok sometimes to blog about crappy things instead of just happy sunny things, because that’s how life happens. We have so many happy sunny days that we are grateful for too. I’m mostly grateful for a husband that gives me butterflies every day, and a baby who gives me a run for my money, and also soooo much joy. Gosh, I love them. The crappy things will pass eventually, but until then I’ll just watch this boy grow in his sleep.

weekend walk

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hat: target// t-shirt: c/o brickyard buffalo// jeans: asos// shoes: tevas

We just got home from a little getaway at Brian Head with Blake’s family. We had a great time but boy am I happy to be back in my bed! Beau never sleeps great in a pack and play so he was scrunched in between Blake and me in a queen bed. We didn’t get much sleep. This weekend we will be relaxing and staying home. We’ve had some stressful and emotional weeks in the family lately so we are ready to enjoy time together for a stress-free weekend. xoxo

fourth of july weekend

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So these are really random photos of our 4th of July weekend since I hardly took any (ugh). I celebrated my birthday on the 3rd of July and turned 29 years old, which sounds like a huge number to me. I’m not saying 29 is old or anything but being one year away from 30 just feels strange. It was a really great weekend spent with two really incredible boys. Since my b-day was on a Sunday we just stayed home, had eggs and sausage for dinner, and my favorite gluten free cake of all time. Beau gets so excited if we sing “Happy Birthday” since he always assumes it’s for him and thinks he gets presents. He literally sings happy birthday every single day most likely in hope of getting to eat ice cream and be showered with gifts. Sorry pal. Our 4th of July was spent working on a mini trampoline and swing set Grandma insisted on getting him. I’m not kidding it took Blake and I at least 10 hours to put this thing together. By the time we finished, on day two, it was 5pm and we were too tired to go anywhere to watch fireworks so we stayed inside and didn’t see any. I really love the 4th of July so it’s kind of a sad story, but seeing Beau play on his new swing made all the work worth it, and then I didn’t even care about fireworks. He swung on that tiny swing for a solid 30 minutes without getting off once!

It was a happy weekend and now we are off to a little vacation with Blake’s family for a few days. The month of July is one of my favorites, and this one is going to be good.

stay a baby, little boy

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romper: c/o rad revolution kids

This boy is so big. At his 2 year check up at the pediatrician it was time for him to use the big boy scale instead of the baby one. It made me a little sad that he grew so big, so fast. He still looks like a baby to me even if he is 30 pounds. Is it just me or do babies look the squishiest when they are in rompers, or onesies, or footy jammies? I love this teal romper that rad revolution kids sent us. Blake and I just couldn’t stop smiling seeing him in it! It somehow makes him look more like a baby than a toddler which makes it a favorite for me because I’m all about keeping this boy a baby for as long as I can.

to the best dad, on father’s day

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These two are just the definition of joy for me. I’m pretty sure Beau would prefer if I worked all day to pay the bills and Dad could stay home to watch him. The other morning I told Beau to say goodbye to his daddy and instead he latched tighter to his dad and said “bye bye mama”. I always have to distract him when he leaves for work or else it is an instant meltdown. And it really is just wonderful, the relationship they have with each other. It makes me so happy that Beau will always have a dad who tells him how much he loves him, and plays with him, and who also helps discipline so it’s not always mama being “mean”. Blake is the best father, and Beau (& myself) are blessed that we have him to keep forever. He works hard for us every day, so we can be home together. Because he is the best father ( & husband) I get to fulfill my greatest dream of raising my babies at home. I love you Blake. There is not a person who has met you that doesn’t love you. But I will always love you most.

two years.

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Today my baby turned two. I’ve been thinking all week about the day he was born, and exactly what I was doing two years ago leading up to his birth. I was enjoying being finally finished with school, working for my mom up until the day I had him. I went into my dr. appointment for my 38 week check and was surprised when my dr asked if I wanted to deliver the following week. Of course I was thrilled to not have to go to 40 weeks and to get to meet my baby early. I loved every bit of the day he was born. It was a Thursday, the hospital was brand spanking new it almost felt like we checked into a hotel. That entire day was bliss, mixed with pain. But the kind of pain that is worth it, the kind of pain you would relive over and over again. When I can’t sleep at night I try to remember every detail of that day and play it over in my brain. It always makes me smile and cry and feel so grateful that he’s mine. Two years came and went so fast it breaks my heart a little. But they have been the most fulfilling years I’ve ever lived. Happy Birthday my baby, I’ll love you forever.

the little fireman

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One of our friends asked us if we wanted to spend a morning at the fire station to see the firetrucks last week. Of course we were thrilled to go since Beau loves anything with wheels. When we walked in to see all the trucks I underestimated just how excited he would be. “FIRETRUUUUUCK!!!” he squealed, while I chased him around the entire garage. He was even more giddy when they let him drive. All he needs in life is to pretend drive. He has locked himself in the car twice pretend driving and both times he was thrilled and I was panicked. One of those times we found spare keys, the other time the fire department had to come break him out. He got the best of both worlds to drive an actual firetruck. His driving dreams were made, plus he took an extra long nap afterward for good measure.

memorial day

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I took a little break over here for a while. Sometimes I just need to be with my family and not think about blogs or instagram. I feel better when I take some time off to just put down my phone and be present. This Memorial Day was exactly that, nothing but time together. Part of our day was spent swimming at my parents with our little fish. This boy can’t get enough swim time and can’t stop smiling the entire time! These two swam for 3 hours until they were straight up raisins. We soaked up our long weekend, and are ready for the short work week to be over already. Because nothing is better than sunny days with Blake and Beau.

popup shop with my favorites

Baby Cubby Popup Shop

Three of my favorite shops are getting together for a pop up shop! Seriously these 3 shops are so incredible. Load up on hats, pillows, towels, and letter boards. You can’t have enough of any of those things. Grab your girls and let’s party together at a Pop-up Shop featuring @gigipip, @letterfolkco and @maewoven! Start your summer off right shopping the hottest brands and enjoying great company, diet cokes, and delicious desserts! A few highlights including amazing in-store giveaways, exclusive discounts and 10% off storewide at @thebabycubby! The party is on Thursday, May 26th from 6-9pm at The Baby Cubby retail location in Lindon, UT. For all the event details check out the event page here http://www.babycubby.com/baby-cubby-pop-up-shops.

– Exclusive deals including 10% Off @MaeWoven + Shop @Letterfolkco and @Gigipip in person and without the shipping costs + take save an additional 10% storewide from The Baby Cubby – even on top of sale prices!

– In-store giveaways including a Mae Woven Towel, Letterfolk Poet Board, $25 Gift Card to Gigi Pip, + Baby Cubby Gift Cards

– Complimentary desserts and drinks

– Come visit with the owners of Mae Woven, Gigi Pip, Letterfolk, and The Baby Cubby team too!