Friday, October 18, 2013

Bangs and other ramblings

I cut bangs 
I can't decide how I feel about it yet
When people look at me I swear they are judging my bangs
or maybe I am looking into their looks too much
or maybe I don't have enough confidence to rock the bangs

This girl leaves for Argentina next week
She is one of the most optimistic people I know
She will be amazing in the field and bless so many lives

Our water heater flooded our house 2 days ago
I had a mini breakdown- it's been an ordeal
I feel like I need a mom around to fix grownup stuff like that
Or just make me dinner and take me out of the house for an hour to calm down

E's personality has been so fun lately
He is quite a chatterbox

We head to Park City tonight for the annual donor retreat
could not come at a better time
leave behind a flooded smelly house with indistrial fans 
blowing like crazy to stay in a suite and eat Ruths Chris?
Psh- don't ask me twice

T revealed some secret plans for our anniversary
I'm stoked

I started doing Zumba Sentao on Thursdays
don't hate- it's hard

My parents come next weekend so that's exciting
it means Cubby's and lots of play time for Everett

If anyone can figure out how to be a 
good mom, a good wife, work 40 hours,lost the baby weight,
cook amazing dinners and keep a clean house all at the same time
 I will be forever grateful

Sunday, October 13, 2013

5 months

Our little man is 5 months old!
This last month has been operation weight gain
and it has been accomplished... well we are on our way at least
he gained 2 pounds ina month!
Mr. E is a joy to have
He sleeps so well
Naps so well
Eats so well
He coos like crazy
Rolls from time to time
Eats his toes and hands
Loves "you are my sunshine" and "twinkle twinkle little star"
loves reading books
loves holding hands with mom and dad
Had his first cold
Had his first ER visit and CT Scan- no worries he is ok and unrelated to the cold
he can somewhat fit into his 3-6 month clothes- the mustard pants are coming
He said goodbye to his aunt Madeline
Survived my crazy work week
watched his first BYU football game in a huge theater room- he has expensive taste
eats rice cereal like a champ
had his first baby sitter other than mom, dad or grandma (thanks cousin Jackie!)
Found out the mall flooring puts him to sleep- I'm not complaining- T might be

Friday, October 4, 2013


No that's not the number of pushups I can do in one minute...(ok yes it is, but that's not the point)
nor is it the number of diapers E goes through in a day
That is the number of hours L put in this week at work, M-F. This week was Founders conference for the center at BYU that she works for. L spends 6 months preparing for this biannual event. In the weeks preceding and the week of, she oversees somewhere between 10-15 events, the largest of which draw in about 1,200 people (students, faculty, founders to the center etc.) The smaller events have somewhere around 80 donors to her center, among whom are CEO's of fortune 500 companies and other huge businesses. Altogether they have a collective net worth of literally like a bajillion dollars. She coordinates the efforts of about 10 students to help tackle the structure for these events, and student entrepreneur groups have the opportunity to win somewhere around 500K in investments and prizes for their up and coming businesses. She plans every activity down to the most minute detail, including where everyone will sit and what kind of dressing will go with what kind of salad. And at the end of the week, after having been on her feet almost non stop, she still finds time to come home and just be an amazing wife and mom, wanting nothing to play with E in the little time left before he falls fast asleep. I knew L was not just your average girl when I married, but watching the way she handles an INCREDIBLY stressful career with such finesse and precision, as well as being so compassionate and taking time to serve others and still just poor out loads of love and time to E and me is really pretty awe-inspiring. So let's get a big round of applause for this superwoman!!! Love ya L