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Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Monday Makes Me Long for the Weekend

Monday Makes Me Long for the Weekend

I always find the Monday after a great weekend the hardest day of the week. As I sit at my desk I long for lazy mornings with Charlie and Boz piled on the bed and those first morning giggles out of her tiny lips, coffee on the front porch, and the anticipation of what the day may bring.
This weekend was especially great with crafting, farmers markets, art festivals, patio lunches, and evening bike rides. Lately I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with the daily grind and this weekend was exactly what I needed, no house projects, no agendas or planned social events, just our little fam adventuring wherever the day took us.

^^^ these two^^^

^^^ask her how old she is and she promptly respond by showing you she’s ONE^^^





^^^her dad bought her this gem for her birthday, it was almost as cute watching how excited he was to build it with her as her hiding all the screws on him^^^

^^^alot of this has been happening lately, I think she loves him^^^

^^^ those lips ^^^

^^^ one of our favorite summer activities, bikes and snowcones are pretty much the best ^^^

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Charlie’s First Birthday

Charlie’s First Birthday

Our sweet baby girl, Charlie Rowan, turned one this past weekend!!  How did that happen?!  It seems like just yesterday she came into our lives with her little luscious lips, big round eyes, and feisty little personality.  To say we adore her would be a huge understatement.  I never new a love so big and overwhelming until I became this little ladies mama.

This weekend was all about Charlie, and we tried our best to pack it full of all her favorite things!  Needless to say E and I were winded to say the least by the time she went to bed on Sunday night.



Pancakes at Eggs in the City.  Somehow this girl has already decided that she discriminates on what types of pancakes are worthy to eat.


Running through sprinklers with pops, and a day at the beach….which pretty much took the cake!  This little bug would live at the beach if she could!  Dirt to play in and water is pretty much her heaven on earth, if there is one thing this little lady isn’t afraid of it’s getting dirty!  We invited our family to celebrate and a few close friends and the day was a huge success.  Both the kiddos and adults had a great time, and most importantly Charlie loved it!

^^^ I can’t even begin to tell you how blessed I feel to have this little family of mine!  I’m not really sure what I did to deserve them, but somehow in this crazy world they are mine and I’ll never give them up!^^^

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When Saturdays Start at 6

When Saturdays Start at 6

Parenthood brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “sleeping in” these days 6:30 feels like a treasure. But more commonly Charlie likes to make sure we’re up and ready to play by 6, an hour I use to never imagine I would see on a Saturday morning!
The plus side to this is by 10am we’ve accomplished more than I use to get done in entire weekend days!

^^^like morning crafting and coffee^^^

^^^followed by trips to the farmers market, costco, and target^^^
It’s strange to suddenly be the first people to show up and to be checking opening times rather than closing times.

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Family, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Prego…Week by Week ish

Prego…Week by Week ish

Let’s be honest no one likes to take pictures of themselves with their inner fat kid showing on the outside!  Especially not when it feels like you are doubling in size week by week!

However, I’ve asked my mom numerous times what she looked like during pregnancy and since there isn’t a single photo to be found the only thing I had to go on was “I was HUGE”  which I’m sure she felt but I can’t imagine she was.  So I’ve done my very best to cringe my way through documenting my pregnancy every few weeks and not deleting every “fat” photo that was taken. So as I’m sitting here 1 day overdue, wishing and praying (and maybe even shedding a few tears), for this baby to come out I’ve decide to see just how far me and this little one have come over the last 40 weeks….

December 5th, 2013 – 7 weeks

I swear I peed on 5 of these things before I was convinced we were actually prego.  It was one of those things I wanted so bad I think I was afraid to believe it was actually true!

December 27th, 2012 – 10 weeks

I remember taking this photo and almost deleting it because I felt fat…little did I know!  Funny how different things are in retrospect! At 9 weeks I was craving a ton of dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk) pretty much anything dairy I was all about and I was desperately missing coffee….but let’s be honest I’m still missing coffee!!

January 16, 2013 – 12 weeks

12 weeks was when you feel chubby…like I might of just eaten 10 too many cookies during the holidays!  This is when I started borrowing looser fitting tops from Ma….again I felt HUGE…silly me, how little did I know what huge really felt/looked like!

January 22, 2013 – 14 weeks

This is the week E and I decided to start telling people the exciting news and of course I made Bozley do the announcing!  I mean it does do a pretty great job at it!  There is something really exciting and kind of scary all at the same time about announcing to your friends and family that your going to be parents….I remember feeling anxious about sharing the news for some strange reason.

February 11, 2013 – 17 weeks

17 weeks, starting to get an official “bump” but still able to hide it!  I was obsessed with tomatoes, eating 4-5 a day just like an apple with salt.  Come to think of it I don’t know if I was more into the tomato or the salt!

March 12th, 2013 – 21 weeks

Still doing lots of yoga and running at this point and starting to become obsessed with fruit which has carried out through the rest of my pregnancy.  I think I’ve worked out more consistently since I’ve been pregnant than I had the previous 10 months…I guess it’s a plus size to worrying about getting “HUGE” like your mother.  (again I do not believe she was huge, but with no photos how will I ever know?!)

March 23 rd, 2013 – 23 weeks

One of the first nights that I started to wear my bump out loud and proud!  Looking back I think these few weeks are the best part of being prego when it comes to fashion.  You can wear cute tight clothing without feeling huge and finally let people know that your carrying around a little bundle with you!  However, I also remember asking Ian way to frequently “can you tell I’m prego or do I just look fat?” at this stage!

April 27th, 2013 – 28 weeks

At 28 weeks we headed down to the Swell for Kate’s annual camping trip, we had such a great time and so glad we went!  This was the only camping trip we did this summer as sleeping in the desert was not the most comfortable thing in the world at the time!

May 14th, 2013 – 30 weeks

31 weeks and still running!  I swear by staying active during pregnancy, even on the worst of days it made me feel better!  And an added bonus you get to buy all new workout clothes!

May 18th, 2013 – 31 weeks

The day I went for a run and realized my toes were going to disappear soon!  This is when tying my shoes start to become not that awesome of a feeling!  Who would of thought life was this much harder with a big ol’ belly??!!

 June 1st, 2013 – 33 weeks

Summer time in the SLC means biking to the Bees games with E and Chi and I was not about to miss out!  Although biking home uphill was a little more challenging than it use to be!

June 15th, 2013 – 35 weeks 

Nick and Kelly’s wedding weekend in Boulder, CO!  So glad I was able to make the trip for this celebration, talk about an amazing weekend filled with some incredible friends!  I wouldn’t of missed it for the world!  This was 4 weeks before my due date and I remember E and I talking about the “what if I go into labor early” plan…little did I know how stubborn this little one was going to be to make it’s debut!

July 10th, 2013 – 38 weeks

This was at 38 weeks when I was still holding out hope that I was going to be one of those lucky people who make it to 37 weeks but don’t have to wait all the way until 40 weeks!  Mind you we had also had 7 straight days of 100+ degrees in SLC….brutal doesn’t even begin to describe it!

July 15th, 2013 – 39 weeks

This was just last week, again still hopeful I wouldn’t make it all the way to my due date, and again 100+ temperatures!  But what are you going to do?  This little babe’s got to come out at some point, let’s just hope it’s not as stubborn as it’s Mama!

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Baby I’m the Lucky One

Baby I’m the Lucky One

One year ago today this amazing man asked me to be his #1! Aint I a lucky girl?!! Love you E! Thanks for being the calm to my crazy, my partner in crime, and hands down the raddest man I know! Here’s to growing old together!


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