Saturday, December 20, 2014


We got this dude's tongue-tie clipped! Finally. They couldn't believe he hadn't gotten it done before now, or that they didn't catch it in the hospital. But I've been pumping for the last couple of months so we were anxious to get this done. Poor boy. It was awful. 

He looked so cute in this giant swaddle. 

He had a lip tie as well that I didn't know about.

The next two weeks were a nightmare. We had to stretch the areas out, massage and keep them from reattaching every 3 hours. I had to make Ben do it most of the time because I just couldn't handle it. But so glad it's done! Now he's a pro at solids. 

This month we finally got rid of Jace's eczema too with some strong prescription stuff. Finally!! Poor dude has been scratching himself bloody for months. 

Claire's preschool Christmas program was adorable. She's so cute and happy. 

Best white elephant party ever. We have the best friends here! 

Lydia was blessed at my parent's home on the 14th. Such a great night! 

Christmas village with Brian and Anna and everyone! 

 Date lunch with my girl. 4 has been the hard year with this one, mostly because of her OCD (which I will mention in a later post). But she is a gem and we adore her. 

 Did a fun wedding of my old college roommate's sister. So fun to see and hang out with her!

Ward Christmas Party! Ben and I got put in charge of our ward's Christmas party. It was a lot of work; hope to not repeat in a long time! But man was it AWESOME. It turned out so great. 

Love when the Christmas cards start pouring in!

December was one of the craziest months of my life. I was more stressed than I've been... maybe ever? I feel bad it was that way because I wasn't able to just relax and enjoy the holidays like usual. Next year I want to do things very differently! Glad it's over :) 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


It seems that these monthly journals of Jace are the only thing lately keeping me blogging sometimes! Three kids certainly changes thing. My to-do list is never ending and I never seem to have enough time. I'm so far behind! But what I prioritize is these little people and that's what matters.  

Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz (24%)
Length: 27.5" (80%)
Head: 44.2cm (75%)

This handsome dude is all mine! I ADORE HIM.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanks in AZ

This year, we decided to go to Arizona to see Ben's dad and family for Thanksgiving. We were really excited to spend time with them for the first time over a holiday and be in the perfect 70-80 degree weather! 

It's a 10 hour drive... but with the detour we ended up taking (didn't know a major road was closed and had to turn around and go a different route), it took about 12 hours. The kids were so good! I didn't keep a record of the exact sequence of events so I'll just go along with the pics!

(Turned around in the car to see Claire doing this!)

Red Robin! So yummy and Claire really enjoyed her chocolate milk and root beer... together! 

I didn't get a single picture of Thanksgiving brunch! It was so fun. I had some cute craft packs to keep the kids entertained and some fun quizzes for the adults. Great food and fun to be together. 

Zoo lights! So fun. We were spoiled and got to do a lot of the fun things throughout the zoo like ride the camels and merry-go-round. Claire loved running around with little Wyatt and looking at all the lights. And dude -- the weather!! 

Costco trip! 

Swimming at Grandpa's. 

In between activities we did lots of games, chilling, and golf cart rides! 

Segways ROCK. We had a LOT of fun riding around Scottsdale. So much fun that 3 of us crashed our segways. The tour guide said she maybe has one crash a month... oops. But she also said we were the funnest group! Ha.

Grandpa's new house in progress:

Family picture time! Love this crazy bunch! 

Four generation gentlemen: 

So much fun. We loved this holiday. Stressful at times with all the kids, but so nice to get away and be warm. Claire still talks about Arizona and wants to go back weekly. She loved the dogs, the attention, the swimming, and the family!  Happy Thanksgiving!