I Love to See the Temple

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For part of our Family Home Evening on Monday evening, we headed to the temple. Hooray for spring weather that’s perfect for adventures! Ellie adores the temple and it was the perfect spot to have a quick little lesson about the importance of the temple. (“Lesson” might be stretching it. It was more like a one minute chat to hold the attention of a two year old!) I’m so grateful that we live so close to a temple (actually, quite a few temples!) and that our little, growing family can be together forever.


Life Lately

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Sunday Family Photos via the tripod ;)

Life as of late:

-We’re officially counting down – 1 month to my brother returning from his mission and 3 months till baby! Wahoo!

-Ok, 3 months still sounds like a long time when I actually type it, but this pregnancy has gone by so fast. Considering how much we have planned over the next few months, I’m certain it will fly by!

-Attempting the dentist for the second time today. A few weeks ago when we were there, Ellie refused to sit in the chair and open her mouth. Ha! Wish us luck this time around.

-This spring weather makes my heart sing! Sounds super cheesy, but it’s true. Wearing sandals never felt so good!

-While my in-laws were here they bought us FISH! And Ellie is happy to report that said fish, Anna and Elsa, are still alive (miraculous!)


Interview With a Two Year Old



We’re back! We were awfully quiet on the blog and other social media sites last week. Partly because I had a broken phone, partly because I took on a lot of projects this month, and partly because it was nice to have a break. A nice, refreshing, quiet break! But, we’re back! Can’t get rid of us for too long! ;)

Last week, Ellie woke up in a terrific mood (she slept until 9:40!!!!!) and it was the perfect morning to do a little “interview” with her. I’ve tried to do one with her previously but apparently right before naptime is the wrong time to ask questions. ;) We made a little video - which she thinks is hilarious and watches over and over again. I was dying at some of her answers, like her random name for baby sis (thank you, Daniel Tiger!), her counting to ten, and her favorite color of the day! Ha! You can watch it below.

Hope you have a fantastic Monday! XO


A Garden Adventure

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With our New York visitors in town for the past week or so, we knew we had to take them to one of our favorite places here in Utah. Thanksgiving Point Gardens is always on our list to hit up in the spring and it didn’t disappoint! Tulips, blossoms, and color galore! We packed up the car with the stroller and snacks for a gorgeous afternoon.

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Grandpa and Grandma let Ellie feed the fish (good practice for feeding her new pets at home! ;)

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Could this be my backyard, please? If only I could keep plants alive for longer than a week. ;)
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“I’m ready for an a-venture!” Ellie exclaimed after putting on her shoes. I believe she also made up an “a-venture” song too ;) This girl.
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Someone is becoming quite the daddy’s girl these days and it melts my heart! These two are quite the pair.
Tree top applesauce snack

No outing is complete without snacks, especially with this pregnant, hungry mama! We packed up a few Tree Top Applesauce pouches for a quick, easy (and no mess!) snack on the go. Not to mention, they’re insanely delicious (and on my list of current pregnancy cravings! ;)
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We picked up our pouches at our local Macey’s and will be headed back for more this week! In effort to bring awareness to “Raising Good Apples”, Tree Top is partnering with the National Gardening Association’s KidsGardening.org to help educate kids on gardening. For every box of Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches purchased through 5/31 Tree Top will donate $1 to help KidsGardening.org to help build and grow youth gardens.

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We stopped to smell all the flowers, chase the birds, and play in the dirt for a bit, too. :) It was the perfect spring outing!
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Tree Top has graciously offered to give away a darling Kid’s Gardening Kit to one lucky reader! The kit consists of: “My Gardening Journal”, Red Tubrug pail, kids gardening gloves, watering can, soft touch hand tool set, favorite five sprouting seeds, and of course, some delicious Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches. Giveaway runs from 4/13-4/20. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your favorite springtime activity. XO


25 Weeks

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Turns out, I’m terrible at documenting this pregnancy! :) I’m sure there will be no lack of photos once this baby gets here but as for pregnancy photos, I’m definitely not on the ball like I was with Ellie. Hashtag second child ;)

At 25 weeks:

Gender: GIRL! We had another quick ultrasound at my last appointment and it was again confirmed a girl!

Feeling: Pregnant. Ha! I haven’t been exercising as much the last few weeks and my whole body can feel it. I’m ready to get back to regular workouts, walking, and some yoga for my back!

Craving: Easter candy. :) Still avoiding chicken and cooking any other type of meat at home. Yuck!

Other random things to note: I’m still squeezing into my regular jeans – rubber band trick and all ;) I have only found one pair of maternity pants so far and they’re still just a little too big around my belly, so I’ve been living in my one pair of jeans and lots of dresses! Baby has been moving and kicking more and more – which I adore! As for names? We’ve got a few ideas, but nothing set. I got this darling bracelet from Sweet Saltwater Designs with the cutest little “E” for Ellie. Heaven knows what other letter we’ll be adding in a few months! (Seriously, taking name suggestions :)

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