Thank you to everyone who made her birthday so special. We love you Cara Kay.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The day was full of "best birthday ever!" Followed by "worst birthday ever!" But at the end of the day she told me the best beat out the worst. And the worst was only because she kept getting hurt on the bouncy house.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
On Saturday I took the kids to the local park and we did a service project for about 3 hours. I carried Mac on my back most of the time while we raked and shoveled bark all over the dog park.
It was a good day teaching these kiddos how to serve others and not just themselves. Thanks to justserve.org for this fun experience.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Rich and I were able to celebrate our 11th anniversary all day long. We didn't do gifts yet and just decided together that when we move into the new house we get to buy something for the house without question. I am thinking new dishes !!!
Now is usually when i post something super sappy about rich. But not today. Just know that he is amazing and I am so lucky to have married him! What an amazing adventure and blessing it has been.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The school the girls go to is doing a drawing for a new bike for the kids who walk or ride to school. Since Cara doesn't want to ride a 2 wheel bike yet I get to pull her along in the bike trailer. Fun times.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Mac came with us to the home inspection today He had a lot of fun until it hit nap time. But he was still pretty good.
Climbing up the front steps.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
I laughed so hard I almost cried. I will admit that pregnancy makes me a little... ummm... Gassy.
But I figured the girls didn't notice that much.
Here is a picture Cara drew of me, pregnant, with me tooting and gas coming out of my butt.
Embarrassing, yes, but too funny not to post.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Both of these kiddos were grumpy pants today. I couldn't help but laugh because we were outside in the gorgeous weather on a gorgeous lawn with snacks and everything in the world in front of them.
Plus it was Friday. You can't cry on Fridays.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Cara and ryann each got to take a picture of my belly this week. I got a new dress from the loft outlet. It wasn't maternity but I love it.
This baby occasionally gives me heartburn. Doesn't move very much so I love to sit and feel when it does move The most movement is in the evening or at night. This week my longest run was 3 miles. I am usually doing 2.5-3 miles 4 days a week. I also started wearing a support belt when I run.
I am definitely getting more tired but overall still feeling really good.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
This past couple weeks has been crazy.
I accepted a job offer in clear lake, California. It is the original job that I moved out to California for. We knew it was right then and we were so confused where this journey was taking us. We knew we were in California for a reason and we never regretted moving away from Arizona, but we just felt like we were in limbo.
I tried every day to be present in the moment and enjoy the time off from work and to spend more time with my children, but sometimes that is hard.
I will get a lot more pictures when we go up to hidden valley lake again, but for now here are a couple teasers. We have lots of plans and don't know when we will officially move, but this is really happening.
The lord loves us and is watching over us. There is a plan and we need to just be faithful and it will all work out perfectly.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sometimes you take them out for ice cream not because they were good, but because you are trying desperately not to yell and scream every 3 seconds.
It is a nice reminder that you love them.
And it gets them to shut up and stop fighting over who gets to hold the one library book that needs to be returned.
Just keeping it real.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
So basically I didn't get any pictures except these on Easter. Well, there is always next year.
This bottom picture is Cara wearing all of the 17 diapers that I got for a steal from a local mom. $50 for over $300 worth of diapers. So now I have more than double the stash in case I don't get Mac out of diapers before the new baby comes.
This girl was all about pictures this day. She was also a huge helper. She actually got interviewed by a local tv station as well.
This silly girl also refused to wear regular shoes so she ended up totally muddy. Oh well. It was vacation.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Our last night of the trip the kids had a blast in our hotel room. We ate at Denny's, swam in the hotel pool, I was able to work out, and the girls got to watch as many cartoons as they possibly could.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Little Mac spent most of the trip tired. He always wanted his blanket and to suck his thumb. He was a pretty good sport even though he never got a real nap on the trip.
After we checked out of our hotel we took the air tram in Portland to see the city from a distance. Mac loved it and the girls also had fun.
Before leaving Portland we stopped at a toy store and bought some Easter basket toys.