Wednesday, April 16, 2014

a pizza truck

Called Fiore.  This kind of pizza is my happy place.  I am thrilled to know that it is on a moving truck that comes to my city every weekend.  Or am I in trouble?  It was a hit for the whole family so yes, we'll be in line again this coming weekend.  Forever customer!

Friday, April 11, 2014

our "spring break"

Just because we're not in school or work full time, doesn't mean we can't have our own Spring Break.  We went on bike rides, played at Farm Country, had a picnic at the park, and a playdate with our cousins.  And we got our first sunburns for the season.  I'll chalk that one up as a successful spring break!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

the taylor family is back

The big news of our family is that my sister and her family moved back to Utah!  They'll be living at my parent's house until my brother in law finds a new job and we, especially Myer, are excited.  We saw them on Sunday, and it was the best seeing the little cousins united again.  Maddix is so grown up and his caring personality makes a great leader for the three of them.  Navy (her hair!) is just there for the party.  She is game for anything.  Myer calls them his "friend cousins" and asks to play with them every morning.  Let's hope they keep playing nice....  Oh, and I finally held my niece, Elodie.  She is a chunker but a very chill chunker.  And she smelled so good.  Yummy newborn smell.

I'm so glad my nieces and nephew are living close again.  We've missed so many things-- birthdays, playgroups, babysitting, etc. that we've got a lot to make up for.  Because who knows how long they'll be in Utah.  We hope Mike finds something quick but secretly we hope he finds something here.  We love our "friend cousins".

Thursday, April 3, 2014

myer's gymnastic showcase

 Myer has been taking gymnastics for a few months now, and his cute little showcase was on Saturday.  It was a grand total of 15 minutes but goodness he was sure cute.  Showed us what he had been learning and even showed us his "Right teacher".  I was a proud-videotapping-mommy.  He got a cute little medal at the end, and it was all I could do to not to let him wear it to church the next day.  But of course he couldn't show us that he was completely thrilled, so hence the lovely serious faces below.  Proud of my Myer Man.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

someone joined us for church on Sunday...

So I'm that crazy mom who won't let her babies go to church before they're 6 months old.  (Germs love church).  Luckily, Lenni passed the 6 month mark so she got the green light!  It was crazy with two kids, but I finally got to sit next to Jake after 6 months of trading off Sundays.  I think our new ward thought we were having marriage issues...nope just an OCD mom.  Welcome to church Lennon.

Monday, March 31, 2014

the first ever

Saturday night I went to the LDS Women's General Conference with my mom and sister.
(The first one--history!)
 Aren't they beautiful?
I'm lucky to call them family.
I looked forward to this night all week.
Much needed girl time.
And, much needed spiritual boost.
I left that meeting feeling more confident as a mother and wife.
I soaked in that powerful feeling in the Conference Center,
surround by my mom, sister, and other women in the same situation as me.
I am doing my best.
We are all doing our best.
Most of all, I felt God's love in that room.
I know He loves me and is near me as I try my best as a mom.
  You just need to feel that sometimes, ya know?

And now looking forward to General Conference.
Can't wait.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

myer's "lucky" 3rd birthday party

 Since Myer's birthday is a few days past St. Patty's day we had a green themed party.  We kept it low-key this year with just a bbq with family.  My favorite part was opening presents because Myer was genuinely excited about each present.  It was the cutest-- each present got a big smile, a gasp, and a loud "thank you!".  He even loved the cards (he slept with one of them). 
So lucky to have family celebrate with Myer on his day.  He loves each of them, knows them by name, and knows when one is missing.  It was the perfect way to celebrate since people are the most important thing to Myer.  Happy Birthday dude!  We are "lucky" to have you.