Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I had a birthday, and it was great! Highlights of my day:

  • A visit from my awesome friend Sara, complete with a Nothing Bundt Cakes cake. 
  • Playgroup with dear friends at Chick-fil-A (also very dear to me).
    • Sidenote: watch this hilarious video that describes me and my friends pretty much perfectly. The husband in the video = Sam. 
  • A visit from my valiant visiting teachers,also complete with a Nothing Bundt Cakes cake (my friends know me so well)!
  • A super awesome nap for the girls and me (best birthday present they could give me).
  • Baking party with Clara. 
  • Qdoba picnic at the park. 
  • BYU brownies (made by Clara during said baking party).
  • Presents from Sam: new workout clothes, a cooking thermometer, and drumroll please........ a WHEAT GRINDER!!! Best gift. I cannot wait to use this beautiful machine and make delicious, nutritious bread for my family for the rest of our lives! 

Also as an added bonus, I snapped this adorable photo and my heart melted a little bit. 

I'm so lucky to have two sweet little girls and an amazing, loving, patient, kind husband. It might as well be my birthday every day!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Clara Sings, Jumps, Splits, Builds, and Puzzles

This blog is being resurrected! I needed somewhere to share favorite pictures and videos, musings of my mind, etc without feeling like I was over posting on Facebook or Instagram. I like blogging because I can get my thoughts down and nobody is obligated to read them, but those who are actually interested, have easy access! Based on my blogging track record, it may not last long. But based on the amount of blog-worthy content I have and anticipate having for the rest of my life, it will last forever! Here's to the latter becoming a reality.

To kickoff my comeback to the blogging world, here are 5 adorable videos (isn't 5 things Friday a thing??) taken of Clara in the last couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Graham Crackers!

So I realize that a blog post with Clara updates is long overdue. Unfortunately this is not going to be that post! But here is a cute video of Clara eating graham crackers to tide you over!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Half a Year Old

Our baby girl is not a baby anymore! She is getting so big and smart! Clara turned six months old last week and passed her doctor's appointment with flying colors. She weighs nearly 17 pounds and is just over two feet tall.

Here are some of the things that Clara enjoys:

  • Pulling hair
  • Grabbing anybody's eye glasses
  • Taking baths
  • Jumping in her jumperoo

  • Trying to crawl 

still not quite sure what to do with her arms! ;)
  • Doing push ups

  • Smiling at the baby in the mirror
  • Eating things (food or otherwise)

  • Sitting up

  • Smiling and laughing

I love her sleepy good morning smile! 

  • Going on walks

  • Playing outside

  • Just being cute

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Backed Into a Corner

Clara's got the whole crawling backwards thing down. Still working on going forward though.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Becoming More Coordinated

I always try to take videos of her doing really cute things, and usually she stops doing them when I turn on the camera. But I caught a few cute things this past week. 

Sometimes I put her binkie on this clip, and she is figuring out that her binkie is at the end of the string. She doesn't quite have the coordination to get it into her mouth yet though. :) 

This is a really short one, but I caught her playing with her toes and I thought it was so cute. I think she found them on accident, because she hasn't really done it since then. 

And this video isn't really about anything... But it's cute. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

News Flash!

Clara learned how to drive... 16 years early! She's so advanced for her age.

Oh, and we bought a new car! New to us anyway. It is a Mitsubishi Outlander. It's not really our dream car, but it worked with our budget, is in great shape, will keep us safe in the snow, and gets us from point A to point B perfectly. We are now a two car family!