Snoqualmie Falls

One of the days in WA we headed to Snoqualmie Falls. 2 of my 3 brothers and their families, my parents, and my little family all met there to check it out. Josh and I have been once before together right after we got married. It was really fun to take my kids back and explore.

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This time, we took the mile hike down to the bottom. It was a little more physical than we thought, and me and my mom definitely wore the wrong shoes for it(flip flips) but it was worth it.

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This picture cracks me up. Just as we were about to take the photo, J pulls out ANOTHER peanut! haha

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I forget how gorgeous and green WA is. This is what most of the roads look like, just windy and full of trees. If I had my doctor’s clearance to workout before my trip I would have loved going on a few runs. Hiking around with my family was a highlight for sure.

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More of WA: The baptisms and cousin party

One of the main reasons we were in WA was to see my niece and nephew be baptized. I wasn’t able to steal a pic with my nephew, but my nieces were happy to pose with me. Layla, the tallest one, was one of the 2 baptized.

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Lily meeting her cousins
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We had a delicious lunch after at my brother’s house. They went all out and grilled some amazing salmon.

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The second reason we wanted to go to WA was to see my Grandpa and all my family I hadn’t seen in years. I think the last time we visited was about 3 years ago for my brother and sister’s wedding, remember the double weddings?

Growing up every Sunday after church we would all meet at my Grandma and Grandpas house for my aunt’s cookies, grandma’s homemade bread, and my uncle would bring watermelon. It was absolute chaos but we all loved it. My cousins were my best friends, and those memories are some of my VERY favorite. The Sunday we were there most of the cousins that still live in WA ended up coming up. It was SO MUCH FUN. It was just like the good ol’ days. I tried to get a good photo, but this was all I could get, there was family everywhere!

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My grandparents had 6 kids, 39 grandchildren, and Lily was number 103 for great grandchildren, but the total is 104 and 5 more on the way!
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My grandpa’s Model A that he gives all the grand kids rides in on the 4th of July.

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It was such a special trip that I’m so grateful my family could go on.

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Grandpa’s Plum Tree

While we were in WA we got to spend a lot of time with my Grandpa. He’s had delicious plum trees in his yard ever since I can remember. Growing up, I lived across the street from him and would often go and pick several plums a day and end up with a terrible stomach ache. It was so worth it because these plums are the best!
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My grandpa took us out there with his dog and let us pick as many as we wanted.
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I didn’t know till we got back to our hotel that J literally filled his pockets with plums and peanuts! Oh yes, my grandma always had a drawer of peanuts to put in the squirrel feeders outside. I thought it was so cute that J had packed some for later(I’m still finding peanuts in our laundry ha).

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Now I’m craving those plums, guess we need to plan another trip=)

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Soccer and WA bound

How’s everyone’s long weekend going? We decided to visit my hometown in WA state over the long weekend and visit family. I had a niece and nephew getting baptized so it was such a treat to be a part of their special days.

Before we left for WA last week we headed to J’s soccer game. He had quite the fan base of grandma, papa, aunt Leeshy, and Lindsay. I feel so blessed to not only be surrounded by family, but supported and loved by them too.

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The next morning, Thursday, we flew out to WA State. The kids were great on the flight(the whole trip really) and we couldn’t wait to find some good grub.

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We made a bee line to Ivarrs, nothing like Seattle seafood.

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Me and the kids hung out my sister in laws and their kids while all the guys went to a Seahawks game. My niece Emma was so sweet with Lily.

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More from our trip this week after I get the pictures off my camera. It was such a good trip home:)

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Tuesday tangents

its been awhile since I’ve posted, sorry about that. Let’s catch up shall we?

This past weekend we want to my sisters for Ty’s birthday party. Delicious food was definitely eaten(not pictured, the best homemade chocolate cake with Reese’s ice cream).
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Lily met aunt Alisha for the first time:)

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We went to all 3 hours of church for the first time and she did great, and looked pretty darn cute.
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I took the kids to the Original Pancake house to meet up with friends who haven’t met L. These two are 3 weeks apart. Ps the pancake house is INCREDIBLE.

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We thought a walk for family night to see this Zebra would be a good idea. Lily got hungry and Josh insisted on pushing me IN the stroller while I nursed. We both could not stop laughing the entire time, he’s the sweetest.
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Lots of smiles happening over here, and we all can’t get enough!
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Happy Tuesday!

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Friday Favs: 4wk workout and tummy time


friday- walk with my crew + TIU arm workout

Happy Friday, and happy 4 weeks to Lily Mae! To celebrate her 4 week birthday I decided to start SLOWLY being active. I took the kiddos on a short(less than a mile) walk outside, then I did an awesome arm workout inside. Definitely a Friday Fav.

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I love the Tone It Up videos, they always leave me shaking and sore. This morning I did the bikini arm workout 1 time through. I’m hoping to gradually build up to doing the whole routine 3x through. I won’t attempt any running until I get the 6 week clearance from my Dr. and plan to take a leisure walk 4x a week mixed with weights.

Now for some of my other Friday Favs!

Tummy time for Little Miss. At 4 weeks she’s already more awake, loves the light(I lay her in front of a big window) and loves to be on her belly. #rufflebum

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Temple date night with the hubs who of course refused to be in blurry the pic;)

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Play time with cousin.

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Curiosity museum with more cousins.

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And of course, soccer:)

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jackson’s First Soccer Game

Last night we all headed to a nearby soccer field to watch J and his team play their first soccer game. This has seriously been the best money I’ve ever spent! It’s hilarious to watch 3 and 4 year olds play soccer.

Before we left I had J pose for a few pictures. I had no say in what he did, he’s such a crack up. (he was already sweaty because him and Josh practiced, then J ran to the our home gym and did a few ‘workouts’ he said he needed to do)

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Once we got there their coach explained what goal was theirs and then they were off. They were surprisingly good and by the end, J totally understood what to do and almost had 2 goals!

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They all had the chance to be goalie too, J liked being able to use his hands.

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I didn’t catch it on camera, but he threw in a few somersaults during the game too haha By the end, when he would sub out, he would curl up next to Josh for a ‘quick rest.’ Love my boys!

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Can’t wait for the other games to see what else J and his team can do.

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Have a great weekend!

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Soccer, and sleeping(or lack thereof)

Happy Wednesday! 

Things have been busy around here. J starts neighborhood preschool(same group as last year) next week, he started soccer on Monday, and of course all the new baby things are keeping me busy. 

I love it! I love being busy with my family and experiencing all their ‘firsts.’ J had his first soccer practice and of course he was the loud one distracting everyone with his ninja moves… We’re working on it ha. Tonight is his first game, I’m so excited! Get ready for pic overload;)

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Lily has been starting to smile and lately her dad and grandma Coco have gotten most of them. I may be a little jealous. 

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Nursing play time has continued. I’m subject to pretty much anything j wants to do to me. That day he covered me in stickers, it could be much worse. 

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Let’s talk about sleep. I’m always curious what others do, so I thought I’d share! 

With a newborn you don’t get a lot of sleep since you’re up every 2 hours feeding them. I exclusively breastfeed, so it’s all on me to feed her(which I actually love A LOT, it’s our bonding time). 

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I try really hard to feed her every 2 hours during the day and keep a eat, wake, sleep schedule (from the book Baby Wise) during the day and then an eat, sleep every 3 hours at night. 
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She’s doing really well, but I struggle keeping her in her own bed at night. I just love snuggling, but I know that makes sleep training later more difficult. So, I’ve been keeping her in her bed(it’s right next to mine in our room) throughout the night and then her last feeding before we wake up I snuggle her, so from 5am-7:30am. 

Some nights are better than others, but I know this time ends and I just want to cherish it. So if you see me with giant bags under my eyes or lots of make up piled on, you’ll know it’s because I’m up all night with this little dream:)
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What are your sleep routines like? 

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Lily’s 3 week stats

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Lily had her second check up with the Pediatrician on Friday when she was 3 weeks old. I can’t believe we’ve already had her that long! Her first appointment she was only 4 days old, so I was excited to see her 3 week stats.

Length: 20.16in  30%

Weight: 8.71 lbs 51%

Head circumference: 14.1 in 36%

She has truly been such a joy. We are already on a pretty good schedule of eat, play, sleep. For the first 2.5 weeks I would say, she had her days and nights mixed up. So she was really hard to wake up during the day to eat and ‘play’ and then at night she was up every 2 hours on the dot. Now we eat every 2 hours during the day, then she’s awake for about an hour, then she sleeps for about an hour, repeat. Last night she slept for 4 hours, then I woke her up at 3 hours the rest of the night because  I was a bit sore ha

She sleeps in her own bassinet at night and for a few naps during the day. The other naps me, Josh or J get to snuggle her.

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Have a wonderful Monday=)

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Cowabunga, BYU, and a girls night

Thursday morning I headed to the park to meet up with some friends. It ended up being pretty windy so we didn’t stay too long but it was fun catching up with Jessica and Elizabeth.

After the park we picked my sister and Mason up to head south to BYU campus. My mom was hosting at education week all week and since we’re used to seeing her everyday we just had to meet up for lunch;)

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Chick Fila was delicious(I always get the Cobb salad) and then we found a shaded spot outside to catch up. It was so fun to walk around my old campus, but I was pretty tired afterward, 2.5 weeks till I can start getting my fitness back.

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Friday morning Lily had her 3 week check up(more on that tomorrow) and then we ran a few errands. I needed to get some groceries for Josh and J’s boys night out. My father in law planned a whole weekend of activities for J and his cousin Cal and Josh went too. They stayed at the family cabin and did all sorts of fun things. The highlight for j was catching a fish!
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Before they headed to the cabin I took j to cowabunga bay, a new to us water park. My friends Katie and heather were there too. J had a blast with all the slides and it was easy for me to watch him since I can’t be in the water yet.

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That night me and my mother in law had a girls night since our boys were gone. Zupas and snuggling Lily for the win:)

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Saturday I went to Josh’s cousins baby shower. There were several cousins who had just had babies, it was crazy in a good way.
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Today we went to church(L and I only go to the first part) and lots of morning snuggles. We love that Lily is more awake now, we’re all a bit obsessed.
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