Monday, March 3, 2014
A few weekends ago we got to have the Allen family stay with us. Yes that includes a Urick, as far as we're concerned he's one of us. And even though Anna rejected his high five and stares him down we're glad to have him around.
We got to take the TRAX, enjoy Vietnamese food, walk around Salt Lake, eat lots of food, sing, laugh and talk together. This is definitely the best part about living in Utah, getting to see family more often and share so many wonderful memories.
Come again soon!
Friday, February 28, 2014
This morning while watching HGTV, eating breakfast, and waking up, Anna and I created the perfect storm. In general, Anna is very clean. She doesn't drool or spit up very often and her blow outs are few and far between. I think she has had 6 blow outs in her 7 months of life... that's pretty dang good. Also good to know is that Anna is very regular, like she poops every morning between 9 and 11. So while I was filling her empty stomach with rice cereal and formula from a bottle she stoped eating and started pushing, per her usual routine. The only problem was how much she had eaten right before pushing. She put her head against my neck, facing in, still pushing. Without warning three baby purges pushed every once of liquid out of her little stomach and all over both of us. Down my shirt, down my entire outfit, covering her face and clothes. So we ran, from the couch to the bathroom we ran. I riped our soaking clothes off and threw them into a pile. Getting her diaper off was another mess in itself. In my rush I forgot she had just pooped and in my diaper pulling off haste, I was reminded of the poop as it covered the already green bath mat. Oh boy. with clothes and bath mat in a pile and diaper in the trash we jumped in the shower.
After we were finally clean and dressed, again, we wandered back to the couch to assess the damage. The couch was clean, no carpets, toys, or blankets were touched. I was so happy to find that only the floor between the couch and the rug had been hit. I became so grateful that we had a washer and dryer in our unit so I could toss everything, including the bath mat, right into the wash. And in less than an hour it was if the messiest day had never happened.
It was a pretty funny show and I am so grateful that was it and that she wasn't sick. I'm sure that one day that mess will be laughably small in comparison to what lies ahead. So hopefully, (knock on wood) it won't ever be anything I can't handle with a shower and a washing machine.
I love motherhood, messes and all!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
At the end of January we got to hang out with this beautiful gang for a week while my Aunt and Uncle celebrated their 20th anniversary in Florida. I never had the chance to get to know my cousins really well because of age differences and different living locations so this was such a good excuse to get to know them. I absolutely loved getting to know my creative, smart, silly, fun loving, and adorable cousins. I am so excited to hang out with them all again and have Anna grow up around such great examples. My favorite thing about Utah is definitely family.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In January I had the chance to see these girls all at the same time for the first time in almost 5 years. We were all roommates our first semester of college and we all clicked right away. We became best friends and always look back on that semester as one of the best. These girls helped get me through a lot and helped propel me on a journey of growth I did not anticipate fresh out of high school. I truly love the amazing women they have each grown to be and I cant wait to have roommate reunions for years to come.
Friday, February 14, 2014
While Sundance film festival was going on we made our way around the main street of Park City to celebrity hunt and enjoy the atmosphere. We saw one actor from Breaking Bad and another actor from LDS movies like the Singles Ward. As we looked around for places to eat we ran into a 100% free vegetarian restaurant. We had free black bean burgers, free chips, and free drinks, not to mention a place to eat it! It was an awesome find and we had so much fun walking around and enjoying each other.