^^ welcome spring! ^^
^^ park days with ellie. we found a new park down the street that has a big kid playground. this brave little girl insists on going down the big kids slides all by herself. ^^
^^ papa bear pancakes, mama bear pancakes, and not pictured baby bear pancakes. just the way we like them ^^
^^ speaking of being a big kid, she loves to sit at the dinner table with us. forget the highchair, the booster seat, just give her a chair and a real fork please ^^
^^ we cover the dining room table in butcher paper every week and Ellie and I spend hours drawing. ^^
^^ mommy daughter date for some sugar cookies. I’m serious when I say we found a cookie ten times better than Swig’s Sugar Cookie. Don’t believe me? Try Dippedee in American Fork. MMMMM! ^^
^^ Little strawberry baskets to organize all our art supplies in the kitchen ^^
^^ Daddy let her play with Lucky Charms and it turned into this. ;) We still have crumbs in the cracks of our floor. Ha. It made my heart happy when she started drawing in all the crumbs. Future artist? ;) ^^
^^ And a big cheeser smile. This girl just learned how to say “happy happy happy!” and it makes me even happier to hear it ^^
Ellie and I ventured down Main Street and I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of her adorable outfit. Hashtag future fashion blogger. Utah has been teasing us with its warm spring weather, so we’ve been incorporating more adventures outside every day. Thanks Grandma Zurcher for the spring outfit! And happy happy weekend! XO
I married a golfer.
And since then I’ve learned that a driving range is not a place to drive cars (ha), and even learned how to swing a club! Ok, ok, I’m still a beginner, but I can now whack the ball to the second flag. That’s improvement! While in St. George we snuck away for a quick date to hit a bucket of balls.I have since learned that golf is a rather frustrating sport but man when you get it good hit, it feels great!
I actually got a good hit (that Brian captured fabulously!) and I let out a big YEAH! I was then reminded that we were at a golf course. Cheering loudly isn’t encouraged ;)
I made Brian take this picture and was told “uh, that’s not really what we do in golf.” Ha.
For now, I’ll leave the real golf playing to him. (I mean, can you imagine me on a course? That would be a sight to see. ;)
^^ Love that golfer man. XO ^^
Oh Ellie, our little explorer. She would live outside if we let her. Fortunately, we live by plenty of parks, and she has plenty of neighbor kids to play with. She really loves to climb up the big kid stairs and slide down the big kid slide. And when there’s no kids playing, she loves to climb all the way up the slide, by herself! Oh, how she loves to act like a big kid!
Speaking of being a big kid, this girl is officially in nursery at church! We snuck her in a few months early since we teach the 3 year olds at church. After a few weeks of dropping her off crying, she went in last Sunday without a fuss! Wahoo! She definitely has a little bit of my personality, she can be a little shy in new situations! It is funny watching her around new people, I have the same expression when I’m out of my comfort zone!
And a few of my favorite links this week:
2: If you’re looking for some inspiration, Diana’s blog and instagram are a must see! She’s lost 100 lbs this last year, simply by eating healthy and exercising. I’ve met her once, and she is the happiest, most positive person I’ve met! Congrats, friend!
3: Uplifting message here! “Behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
^^ we ventured down to beautiful St. George for the long President’s Day weekend. I always forget just how much I love those red rocks and that warm desert sun. ^^
^^ my best friend (since we were 6 months old!) was married on Saturday in Vegas. wahoo! we had such a crazy weekend, so it ended up being just my mom and me going to the wedding. GIRLS DAY! It was weird not having a diaper bag or car seat! We had some car trouble (ha, what an adventure!), took a few wrong turns, but we did make it to the wedding, barely. ;) ^^
^^ we put our backpack we got for Christmas to good use and went on our traditional President’s Day hike at Johnson’s Arch. ^^
^^ “Ok, dad. I want you to jump up and pretend you’re holding the sun.” –Erin ^^
^^ When we first moved to St. George when I was 8, I was particularly found of all the desert. Now I can’t get enough of it! ^^
^^ traditional photo. one day that rock really will fall off ^^
^^ And don’t worry cousins, we took you along for the hike! hashtag wishing you were here ^^
^^That girl in her natural environment. Also, look at her hang on to Grace. She loves her aunties! ^^
^^ Can you believe they’re grandparents!? ^^
^^ Family pictures these days. ^^
^^ I spy with my little eye a crazy hiker ^^
^^ Look, there’s Erin! Let’s go! ^^
^^ Pretty sure we get a picture in this exact spot every year ^^
^^ mama and zac ^^
^^ keeping it real, our child throwing a tantrum in the middle of the sidewalk. Ha! ^^
^^ We don’t look alike at all ;) ^^
^^ And my favorite picture from the weekend. That girl loves her gram! ^^