Birthday shenanigans!

This past Saturday I turned 24! We started off our day with breakfast at Joe’s Farm Grill, which was delicious as always, then headed off to my parents house to watch the first session of conference. In the words of my sister Staci “Babies just make everything more fun!” It’s true. We loved watching conference with our sweet baby girl for the first time!

In between sessions what is there better to do than go to Costco and raid all the samples? Nothing. This Saturday of sampling at Costco was particularly golden if you ask me! There were so.many. samples. I left feeling like we had eaten lunch and we had fun! Win, win.

We went back to my parents to watch the second session followed by a delicious meal at a newly discovered and super yummy Chinese restaurant we love. Conveniently the restaurant is right next to a Krispy Kreme so we stopped and picked up my free donut which I saved for breakfast the next day. I love donuts.

Because my mom is awesome she wanted to buy me a new pair of rollerblades for my birthday so we went to Sports Authority to pick some out. I love them! Stac and I went for a ride Sunday afternoon and had so much fun! I see many, many more rides in our future.

The day ended with a trip to Liberty Market with all my sisters and my mom where we ate yummy pizza, red velvet cake (a new favorite), bread pudding (absolutely delicious), and the classic salt river bar. If you have never been to Liberty Market, go, like now! It is so good. Chase met us there after the priesthood session and after we were all full to the brim we decided to head home.

There was I greeted with a gorgeous boutique of flowers, a sweet note, some gift cards and 3 coupons that are good for 3 pre-planned date nights with one hot date! I can’t wait to cash those in! We got Hadley ready for bed, turned on a movie and probably fell asleep a few minutes later! Haha, we were pretty tired after our long but fun and exciting day!

I’m so lucky to have got to spend the day with people I love. I wouldn’t have wanted  it any other way. Thanks to everyone for celebrating with me! It is so fun to hear from everyone that sent messages and called. I didn’t do great at taking too many pictures that day but I did get a few and took some more on Sunday just for good measure!

Playing in the splash pad, waiting for everyone to arrive

Playing in the splash pad, waiting for everyone to arrive

Me and Charly girl

Me and Charly girl

Me and Katie at Liberty Market

Me and Katie at Liberty Market

My favorite way to exercise

Hadley LOVES her cousins

Hadley LOVES her cousins

Hadley and G

Hadley and G

Hadley and GG

Hadley and GG

Adorable little feet

Adorable little feet

I love her big, toothless smile. Never gets old and is extremely contagious

I love her big, toothless smile. Never gets old and is extremely contagious

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thankful…

I woke up this morning feeling very thankful. No particular reason, I just am. Life is no where near perfect and hard things and hard days happen but today I’m just grateful for it all.

4 months

Time is flying by and the warm weather is quickly approaching! One plus to the heat: being able to see Hadley’s cute “little” thighs!

 

 

a few firsts…

Here are some more of Hadley’s “firsts”…

Her firsts attempts to roll over! She is getting super close but as yet to actually make it all the way over!

Her first sleepover without her parents (For TWO whole nights people!) She did great and we had lots of fun on our anniversary trip! a HUGE thank you to my wonderful mother (for both keeping her happy AND introducing her to cotton candy ;)!)

Her first trip to the Zoo. I know she really has no idea what’s going on but Hadley loves to be outside and part of the action! You can just tell by the way she watches her cousins play that she can’t wait to run around with them!

And as of a couple days ago she has been attempting to eat anything that she can get her hands on…(ie- books, iphone, pens) If you are holding her and have something in your hand, she grabs your hands and pulls them towards her with her mouth wide open. It’s pretty cute, especially because her mouth is so small!

Happy 2 years

In the best way ever it seems like Chase and I have been married for a lot longer than two years. I really can’t picture my life without him and I’m so thankful for him and all that he does for me and Hadley. He’s been putting in some long days lately and sometimes gets to come home to an extremely tired wife and baby but he is always patient, helpful and hardworking. Just some of the reason why I love him. Happy 2 years Chase!

A few firsts…

Babies get to experience lots of “firsts” each and every day and although they may not be old enough to remember most of them (ie- first smile, first step, first Christmas etc.) as parents it sure is fun to experience and document them as they happen! And believe me they happen fast! Here are some firsts Hadley experienced this last week.

Her first Valentine’s Day. One of my favorite times of the day is when Hadley wakes up and gives me the biggest smiles and Valentine’s Day was no exception. I love how she wakes up so happy!

Another first she got to experience this last week was her first hike. And what other hike would we take our future little sun devil on besides A mountain? She loved being outside and getting to join in on the fun! She’s getting so big! PS- this was Chase first time hiking A mountain as well! Not sure how that happened but oh well. Hopefully we get back there soon. The weather is beautiful.

It’s hard work, hiking. Can’t blame a girl for falling asleep!

Something borrowed and something new

As I am getting ready to go to my first official cub scout meeting as our wards new Cub Master, a few thoughts continue to cross my mind.

1. I look and feel like a boy in this shirt. (I’m borrowing this one from Chase until I can make it to the store to buy one of my very own!)

2. Can I go back to being a young women’s leader yet?

3. I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what I am doing.

4. The Lord calls whom he qualifies, right? Because I am in need of some help here!

5. Change is the most constant thing in our lives. And this change is definitely a new one for me.

So here is to stepping out of our comfort zones and hoping and praying for the best!

Sincerely,
The girl with 4 sisters and 1 brother, who knows absolutely nothing about scouts!