Sunday, February 27, 2011

Right Where I Need to Be

Do you ever have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that tells you you are exactly where you need to be.  Where you should be.  That you are doing what you were meant to be doing?  It is a good feeling.  I know raising my little girls is right where I need to be.  Sometimes when I have to leave to go do my work I get major anxiety and I dread leaving my family.  Once I get out of the house and away from home I am better, and I have fun, but it is the getting out of the house part that can be particularly hard.  


These girls are just my favorites.  I am thankful for everyday I get to be with them.



How could I not love it when she blows me kisses?


I hope they never lose their spirit...




I love our afternoons at home.  Toys everywhere, little baby babbles and toddler chatter, and our cozy time on the couch catching up on some Mickey Mouse.  And I love our new ruffle pillow too.


We are back on the wagon and everyone is feeling better.


I am soooooo happy to have my kids back to normal.


The other day Sawyer so sweetly told me that she needed her dad to buy her a new pink soccer ball.  I told Marc...and look what he surprised her with after work...


A pink soccer ball.  He is the best.  

Cousin Mazie visited us the other day.  Sawyer loves being the big cousin.  


She loves being a big sister too.


Mazie & Harper are great friends and they don't even know it yet. Mazie looked at me and the then barfed.  Should I take it personal?


The girls love to play in Harper's room.  I wonder what Sawyer is telling Harper...


My mom made Harper a new pillow for the chair in her room.  I am a little obsessed.


And what I am really obsessed with...is this cute face!



So grateful.  Always.


And I have been craving crepes.  Random, a little bit, yes.  I think I need a crepe maker...if anyone is wondering what they should buy me for a gift.  Just throwing it out there.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Frozen from the Waist Down | Visit to Bear Lake


Last week we went up to Bear Lake (St. Charles, ID) to spend time with family and to play in the snow.  Sawyer keeps saying that we need to go back to the Idaho House, I think she had fun.  When we were driving up there from Utah we were concerned with the lack of snow, but we got super duper lucky and got snowy days, and sunny days, and plenty of powder to play in.  It was perfect.


I had envisioned Harper playing in the snow with us more, but since she was still sick and recovering she spent most of her time indoors with Grandma.  Harper was happiest that way...


Marc didn't want to take his cap thing off of his head for the picture, so the result is this...Marc looking kind of dopey :)


Marc and I got to spend lots of time together.  That was probably the best part...Marc being home from work and just playing.  We don't get to play enough as adults...we need to do something to change that.  


While I was trying to take this picture...


Marc was busy making a snow angel.  


It was fun coming inside and warming up and hanging out with the cousins.  Sawyer loved having all of her "great friends" around.  I loved having them around too.


Harper for the most part slept. Doesn't she look sad in this picture?  Poor baby.


Sawyer got some serious head gear on for some serious snowmobiling and sledding.  She looked like a turtle with that red cap on.


This was right before the "for the glory" moment.  They were all still friends at this point :)  That is our oldest niece Matisse and Marc's sister Mauri.  And duh, that is Marc.   


This was during Harper's 10 minutes of snow time...she was having so much fun.  Can't you tell? :)


Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for letting us come to visit :)


We took Sawyer for a ride on the snowmobile.  She fell asleep.  Twice.  She fell asleep last winter on the snowmobile too...it must be really relaxing for her.



Sawyer enjoyed sledding with Emilia.  She was wearing Marc's glasses to keep the snow out of her eyes.  Aubrie got to drive the snowmobile for the first time.


We went for a ride up the canyon with Neil.  I wanted to take a picture of Marc and his dad...you know, a normal picture.  Marc had other plans.  He made a face in the snow and wanted to hide underneath it and pretend that it was his head.  His plans didn't work out...that big old ball of snow fell on his head.  Hilarious.  (and he wasn't hurt)



Me and my ladies.  Pink Ladies, apparently.


Sawyer was watching her cousins sledding and she was laughing.  She is so fun.


Our girls are so lucky to have so many awesome people to call their friends...and their family.


By night time we were all exhausted from running around outside.  I haven't slept that hard in a long time.  Sawyer slept with Grandma & Grandpa most nights.


Marc was so anxious to drive our Yukon in the snow.  He got his chance.  I was terrified.  This is driving through Logan Canyon...it was so so beautiful.  


And while driving home Sawyer wanted to remind us...that we have a friend in her :)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

St. George, the Clinic & Valentine's Day

After leaving Las Vegas we headed on to St. George to spend a couple of days.  We just hung out at Grandma & Grandpa's Utah House (as Sawyer likes to call it) did a couple of projects, watched some movies (Marc and I even got to go to the movie theater to see a movie...alone...always a special treat), celebrated Valentine's Day and took Harper to the doctor.  We wanted to take the kids to see Gnomeo & Juliet (we have a thing for gnomes) but it didn't happen since we had a sick baby.  It was actually nice being with the grandparents with a sick kid.  Nancy watched Sawyer so Marc could go to the clinic with me.  It turns out Harper just had a lot of congestion (but no pneumonia) and an ear infection.  Harper was a trooper.  She slept a lot of our vacation but she didn't spend a lot of time crying...which would have made things miserable for everyone.


Grandma & Sawyer did some coloring while Marc supervised.  Marc had picked out some neon Crayola markers for Sawyer to try out, they were quite the hit.



Harper checked out the golf balls on the putting green...


While Sawyer worked on her swing (and her kick...and her toss...not so sure golf is going to be the sport for her).


Harper woke up on Valentine's Day morning all smiles, even though she had been miserable the night before with a high fever.  She does this new "shy" thing where she closes her eyes and shrugs her shoulders...it is totally adorable.


Our first Valentine's Day as a family of four.


We brought presents with us for the girls.  I tried to get them both things that they could play with while we were away from home.


I love these glasses.  Sadly, we lost them somewhere along the way and they didn't make it back home with us.



Marc loves the glasses too.

Sometimes it is close to impossible to get a picture of both of the girls looking at the camera at the same time.


Sawyer's cold sure turned her into a nose picker.  Hmmm, not sure I like that so much.


Our sweet little Valentine's.  Runny noses and all.


Sawyer did a little crafting...


And Grandma got in lots of loves.


By mid-afternoon Harper was not looking so good so we took her to the doc.  She was put on a 10-day cycle of amoxicillin.  The medicine got rid of her fever almost instantly and she seemed much better, I just cannot stand the way her pee smells while she is taking this stuff...it smells like she is on a strict diet of asparagus.  Disgusting.


Our next stop after St. George was Bear Lake where I did a little extreme sledding.  I am the one in the blue...the one that does not crash...and the one that wins the race :)  More pictures to come!









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