My goodness.  This past month has been a huge emotional roller coaster... I will blog more on that at some point, maybe.  But for now, let's just say we are a very VERY thankful family!


h a y d e n is TWO!

This past weekend, our littlest turned two!  We had such a fun day, despite the time change sleepiness!  We woke up early, sang some happy birthday, us girls put on our tutus and we headed off to church.

Hayden was greeted like a celebrity... everyone wishing her a happy birthday.  It was so cute!  She wasn't quite sure what to think!

We headed home for some facetime with Grandma and PapPap, while they watched her open her presents from them.  Then, after nap time Ama, Ampa, Uncle Matt, Aunt Leah, Levi and Blakely came over.  It was such a fun evening!

Hayden had decided she wanted a minnie mouse birthday (she LOVES minnie!!).  We were all ready to order a special order minnie cake from the store when she saw the frozen cupcakes and decided she HAD TO HAVE olaf cupcakes.  What's a mommy and daddy to do, but shrug and go for the $7 cupcakes vs the $30 cake! haha.

Our girl is absolutely the best!  If you can't tell by these photos, she has the best personality!!


miss hayden • the last two years of my life

two years ago TODAY! 
Two years ago I sat, 38 weeks pregnant (thank you children, for never making me go past 38 weeks...both of you. Just thank you.  No wonder I LOVVVED being pregnant!)... anyway,  Huge belly (ok, let's be honest.  it felt huge.  but really.  I gained 18lbs.  come on two years ago self... come on.)...  so ready to meet our sweet sweet baby.

Even though she is our second (4th pregnancy), I still felt like I had no idea what to expect.  And oh boy was I right.  Everything was different about her.  About her labor, birth and everything.

But oh my. How foreshadowing it was that she was born with me laughing.  Literally.  As she was being born and directly after the room overflowed with joy.  Pure, blissful joy!

This little one. I never knew one small little person could bring me so much overwhelming joy.


a little glimpse...

Goodness!  Well, we had one of our girls turn four recently.  And we are preparing for the second birthday for the littlest!  I'm not sure where time is going.  We spent most of the end of January/beginning of February under the weather.  Harper and I got sick the week before we left for MO, then all three of us were sick while we were in MO, then Rob got sick right as we were getting home.  Then... Hayden got sick.  After a week of fever, I finally broke down and took her to the doctor thinking she must have an ear infection.  Wrong.  Influenza A.  And I kid you not, Harper started coughing right as we got to the doctor. Then the next day I was down for the count.  Hayden was sick for almost two weeks.  She was such a trooper!  Harper's bad days only lasted about 3 days, although she still has an annoying dry cough.  and I'm FINALLY starting to feel a bit better.  It was a long haul!  But...


o u r valentines day

Ridiculously huge arrangement.  It is seriously
like a tree of roses and lilies!  I joked that
this was most definitely an "I messed
up BIG time..." arrangement.  Thankful
my smart husband got it for less than half price
the day after Valentines! haha!! Smart man! ♥
We kicked off the Valentine's celebrations Tuesday... Harper had her party at preschool!  She was SO cute carrying home her little valentines bag full of love from her class.  SO.ADORABLE!


h a r p e r . turns FOUR!

Our sweet little Harper turned four the end of January!  We were so blessed to be able to celebrate her in Missouri as well as Colorado!


MO visit, vol 2... a few family photos...

While we were in MO, Kaitlin was so great to snap a few pictures of our family!  I'm obsessed with these photos! ... especially the ones of the girls! Take a look at a few... she seriously took so many AMAZING ones!  I want to get a couple of canvases, but I'm having the hardest time narrowing it down to two! lol.  SOOO many amazing shots!!! ♥