Alice in Wonderland

|| Cakes & Treats: Sweet Tooth Fairy ||

We had so much fun celebrating Lucy's birthday with her little friends! She loves Alice in Wonderland right now, it's one of the only movies that she will sit all the way through. SO it was only fair to dress her up as Alice and have a Mad Tea Party for her birthday this year! We ate lots of sugar, played "ring around the rosies", swung on swings, and the ducks at the park even made an appearance! Lucy crawled under the fence to get them when they ran away! Ha! It was such a simple, and fun little get together.

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Lucy Grace Turns Two

|| Headband: Fancy Free Finery || Jumpsuit: Rags to Raches || Shoes: Zuzii ||

I am in total disbelief that little Lucy turned TWO yesterday! She woke up super early so Brad took her into the spare bedroom to lay with her and watch some cartoons until I woke up (I recognize how good he is to me!). I woke up and walked in singing "Happy Birthday to youuuuu." and she immediately got the biggest smile behind her binky! We looked at the presents and decorations from upstairs, and she anxiously grabbed my hand and galloped down the stairs as Brad continued to sing!  With every present she opened she said in her high pitch voice "What's it gonna beeeeee...?" Hahaha! I could die. In the afternoon we took her to Chicfila (mainly for the playplace) and after we ordered our food we saw that it was under construction! Nooo! Of all days! So what did we do? Grabbed our food to go, and drove to the next closest Chicfila with a playplace. That took some serious dedication. ;) Lucy is the kid who doesn't want to ever come down out of the playplace and I end up having to crawl halfway through to snatch her hahaha! Then for her little family party we got together at this ghetto fun center (that I used to go to as a kid!) and she had a complete hayday riding all the rides with her cousins. We sang happy birthday and she totally knew what to do, I was surprised! When everyone was done singing she confidently stood up, and blew the candle out. Lucy is always so full of surprises -- Everyday I am so proud of her! I'm so thankful that she is mine.

Try Something New


Instead of waking up to go film last Saturday, Brad and I went to learn how to make Stock & Barrel's beautiful leather bags! I love to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. Especially as a couple! It's easy to get caught up in our own routines, and I feel like learning/doing something new always strengthens our relationship for some reason. Plus, trying new things always keeps my creative juices flowing. :) It was so cool to learn everything that goes into crafting these bags (they are SO MUCH WORK!) from cutting the leather, to marketing to the consumer. We laughed our heads off when I was using the huge sledge hammer -- "Look out for the pregnant lady with the hammer!" Hahah! I couldn't be trusted with some of those tools. ;) Businesses like these seriously blow my mind, because they couldn't be more different than ours! Be sure to check out Make + Master for more rad courses like this. I love what they're doing.

Thanks for the video, Jared!

SECOND BABY BUMPDATE: WEEK 15


How Far Along? 15 weeks Weight Gain: Four pounds Maternity Clothes? Still on the hunt! Suggestions are welcome. :) Why are normal maternity clothes so hard to find?  Sleep? Sleep at night has been GREAT. Naps... Not so great. I can't get comfortable enough to konk-out! I miss sleeping on my belly. Best moment this week? Besides the surprise anniversary video Brad made me... I have loved watching Brad and Lucy landscape our yard! So cute to watch them explore for bugs, and Lucy got a kick out of spraying the hose! We cleaned our patio, and so it's back to being my favorite place to hang out again. Lucy wants to "Rock a baby" in our patio rocker, and I eat it up. She's such a snuggle bug lately. Weird pregnancy moment? I woke up and went for a walk down to the lake the other morning... And it was seriously amazing. I watched the sunrise and read my scriptures on the dock. I kept thinking to myself, "Why don't I do this every morning!? I feel so alive!" -- WELL. The next morning I could barely get myself up the stairs because I was so sore! Especially with round ligament pain. Ahg! So much for thinking I could do that walk every morning... It's so weird that the simple things I used to do, feel so hard core now! Movement: Yes! But just a tiny twitch every here and there. :) Food Cravings: Blue Gatorade alllllll day. Anything making you queasy? The thought of beef is still making me want to gag. Gender: Waiting to find out in the delivery room! What I'm looking forward to: Getting my energy back -- Come on second trimester, I'm rooting for you!

A Priceless Gift


Yesterday was our 4th year anniversary, and I woke up to the sweetest, most priceless gift! A note under our TV saying "push play", with a surprise video. I almost don't want to share it because it's so special, but here it is. ^^ Marriage is a lot of hard work, and also my happiest bliss. 'Love is War by American Young' came on as we were driving the other day, and we laughed at how it's basically our theme song. Love IS worth fighting for. I love you forever, Brad!

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