Friday, March 17, 2017

Good Day To Ya

And a great day it was!

Beautiful weather, lunch with Joc and our ladies, fun at the park (with a small coffee spill....I'm still sad) and a great hair day!

St. Patrick's day was in full force with green and Shamrock Shakes (which we had to drive around for):

(Sam is holding up my leg to show my green leggings)








I'm looking forward to spring and more park dates (and Baby Gotham, coming in July)!!!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thirteen Years on the Thirteenth Day

Please, say the title in the cadence of "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest" because that's how it came out!!

Okay, back to the point.

B & I celebrated thirteen years of marriage on the 13th. This is the lucky one. Great things are going to happen this year! While we might not have made any kind of promises or goals, I know that we are aiming to be together more often as a family since his work schedule doesn't allow too much time anymore.

Oh, the last nine have been spent in Utah, the first four in SoCal...three babies, two houses and two dogs (plus a bird)...many hair colors and styles, weight ups and downs, life changes, decade plus a few gone like ashes on the wind.

In fact.....Piper is going to be 10 in a couple of weeks. How is it that I still feel like I'm in my 20's and not my mid-30's? I feel like we've known each other forever, but not really.

I'm excited for this year and all of the amazingness that comes with it!

P.S. He bought me roses and a card!!! These things HARDLY happen (only because I could care less if I get anything and the same thing with him). We spent the night before with our girls, eating out and attending "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them". Perfection. We wouldn't have it any other way.







Sunday, January 08, 2017

And Then She Was 8

The end of one year and the beginning of the next is always a whirlwind of activity for our family. Samantha's birthday is always the culmination of two weeks' worth of fun!



Can she really be 8? It seems like not too long ago that my water broke and she came roaring into the world.





We started off her birthday at the Crepery, the morning after the Blizzard of 2017 (aka...it snowed in St. George).






The stairs were not only covered in snow, but iced over as well. Consider that my first adventure of the new year.

We had a late lunch at McDonald's with Kira & Kylie.



The festivities for that day ended with cereal for dinner and a private viewing of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".





Needless to say, Sam was thoroughly satisfied by the end of the day.

But wait! There's more!
You can't forget the PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!

Pew! Pew! (That's my blaster.) It's a Star Wars party!

Samantha had her nearest and dearest friends alongside as we sang Happy Birthday.











She described it as one of the best birthdays ever. Considering there are 8 under her belt so far, I will agree!


Go forth, my sweet, vivacious daughter and keep on keepin' on.