Thursday, February 14, 2013

The One Where It's Valentine's Day


We hope you all have a great Valentine's day with your family and friends! We are so lucky to have you in our lives! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

The One About Baby Z's Big Day

We blessed Lindsey on Sunday.  It was a really nice day spent with lots of family.  It was also nice to finally have a home big enough to fit both of our large families. 

As the blessing got closer, I was of course excited, but I think I didn't give baby blessings enough credit... I must have forgotten how special it is to have your baby blessed.  It was so neat & I felt the spirit very strong during the blessing.  I know that God will help Lindsey a lot through her life. 

Paige was excited for Lindsey's big day.  We painted our nails & wore pretty dresses. 

Lindsey was so good for her blessing.  I thought for sure that she would cry during it & her binkie would go flying out of her mouth in the middle of it, but she didn't.  Rick held her & kept her asleep until right before the blessing.  She was awake for the whole thing & didn't make a peep.  When Rick brought her back to me, she fell right back asleep & stayed asleep for hours after.  Good girl Lindsey!

Oh yeah, and I eh... made her dress (with a lot of help!).  I saw this dress on Pinterest & decided I would never find one like it in the store, so I only had one other option... 

I haven't gotten the best picture of the dress, but I really like the way it turned out.  We had so many hiccups along the way (including her puking on it while trying it on, she grew too big for it, and the back of my scissors... you know where your hands go... cut a hole in the sleeve.  Just to name a few of the hiccups!).

I think I am taking a sewing vacation for a while :) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

January's Friday Photo Dump

It's the first Monthly Friday Photo Dump of the year!  Oh boy, I am sure we didn't leave the house much this month between adjusting to 2 kids & the snow, but it seems like we were super busy!

In January we had a lot of fun...

My girls 

(Paige likes to be by my side & be a mommy too)

making messes,
(I told Paige to go get a shirt & I game back to this... I guess she couldn't decide what to wear.  Hummm, this seems too familiar...)

(Paige has been a great big sister & loves to help.  She especially loves to give Lindsey her binkie when she fusses.)

 (Rick of course did it all for us... who wears shorts while shoveling the snow!?)

flipping mommy off,

getting lots of good deals like on gas,

(I don't remember the last time I filled up when my light was on for under $20!)

playing with babies & her new favorite toy, her kitchen
 (baby wrapping lessons)

(thank you Santa... you scored this year!)

(pictures of the finished product to come soon!)

adoring these huge, yummy cheeks, 

enjoying some of the best new baby smiles out there, 

and cuddling some more, like it's nobody's business.

I'm not going to lie, going from one kid to two kids is not easy, but the older I get, the more I realize that the harder things are, the better they can be if you let it.  Does that even make any sense???