Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Visiting Santa

Despite running enthusiastically towards the jolly man in the red suit, Clayton had zero desire to step foot near him. And sitting on his lap? Not a chance.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Giving Thanks

It's past time to dust off this long-neglected blog of mine. I've been putting it off because I wanted to catch up and blog all the wonderful happenings between my last post and now - the highlight being the beautiful baby boy that was born two days after my last post - but happenings kept happening and blogging didn't. So I decided that I would start now with what's current, and perhaps do some "flashback" posts later. 

I have many fond Thanksgiving memories. It is one of my favorite holidays and this year is at the top of the list of "favorite Thanksgivings." Jason's parents and sister were able to come in from Arizona, and Matt and Jana came down from Salt Lake. We cooked together and made the most delicious meal, and had an even better time eating the delicious meal. I am so grateful for such wonderful in-laws.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Festivities

Almost daily Jason and I talk about how amazing it is that we were able to find the perfect home for our family in the perfect neighborhood for our kids. Every year we get together and do an Easter egg hunt for all the kids and it's the highlight of the day. We love all these little rascals so much!

Update for those who are wondering, baby Evans is coming Tuesday morning! (unless he/she decides to make his/her debut sooner …)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A little update on my littles

Thank heavens for the photoshoots I do for Tnees Tpees or I might not have pictures of my own kids lately! I've been really feeling this pregnancy, I'm not sure if it's just because it's my third or what, but wow! I don't remember feeling this large and sluggish with the other two. That being said, I really am feeling great. I'm 38 weeks tomorrow and am more than ready to have this baby.

Norah is excited to have a baby in the house, and is already the sweetest little helper. She's constantly asking me how I'm feeling, how the baby is doing, and smothering my tummy with kisses. Her maternal nature is so tender, it melts my mommy heart. She's still super social and constantly wanting to be with friends. Like most girls her age, she's obsessed with Elsa and all things Frozen.

(a little sneak peek at the baby's room!)

Clayton is my little buddy, and a big-time momma's boy! He's not so thrilled about the impeding addition to our family and is entering his "terrible twos" phase with a vengeance. Of course, he can't really be terrible and his tantrums are (mostly) adorable. He loves Cars, Toy Story, and holding mom's hand at all times.

Oh, and he really needs a haircut, but his soft silky hair is so hard to part with!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Evans do Disney 2014

It's no secret that Jason and I love Disneyland. We were annual pass holders for two years before we added the littles to our family, and we've taken great care to pass our love on to our children. We were able to take a trip last month with our good friends and it was just perfect. We were there for 5 days, which I know sounds like a lot of time and very tiring, but when you're there for 5 days you can take it slow and really enjoy the Disney magic. We indulged in plenty of churros and cotton candy, and all four of us were in bed by 7:30 at the latest. It was truly amazing. 

Prepare yourself for a picture overload. I made a goal to not turn our vacation into a picture-fest, but rather let everyone enjoy themselves and snap a few pictures along the way. But even still, 5 days of Disney festivities results in a ton of pictures, especially when the highlight for your daughter is meeting the characters and having her picture taken with them. Clayton, on the other hand, was quite wary of the characters and wanted to have nothing to do with them.