Saturday, June 9, 2012


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Friday, June 8, 2012

laughs and giggles

While we're staying with dad and Wendy's for a couple of weeks until our new house is ready, we've put Mia in the kid's room. There are mornings when she wakes up and just lays in her pack & play talking to herself. I can appreciate those mornings because (a) it means I get a few extra minutes to cuddle in bed with tyler, and (b) hearing her little laugh as she talks to the ceiling is so welcoming and soothing. I'm not sure what it is exactly that makes her laugh and giggle to herself but I do love those giggles. There's also a big cuddly bear on the bed beside her so when she wakes up she loves giving that big bear a smooch. It's as if he's kept her safe and company through the night and she needs to go thank him. Whatever the reason behind those smiles and laughter, I'm glad I get to witness them each morning!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

storms and backyard fun

It's suppose to be awesome and awkward Thursdays over here, but luckily for all of us there haven't been many awkwards. Just tons of awesomeness. If of course you exclude the crazy hail/thunder & lightning storm tyler and i faced yesterday. seriously almost peed my pants while crying and praying all in the same time. If you know me you know that my biggest fear is thunder and lighting. I'm not ashamed to say that even at 23 years of age i get freaked out. I'm pretty sure that isn't going away, as hard as tyler may try. And try he does. This hail storm that i mention had hail the size of a golf ball. We were in the car when it started and it sounded like metal popcorn popping on our car. Miss Mia didn't cry, surprisingly, but she did cling on to her mama. it was such a comfort for both of her and i to be holding bands in the back seat.

Aside from that, we've been having a very productive week trying to find a place to call home. There have been some nice and not some nice findings. We've also been having some fun in the backyard on the trampoline and having some picnic time in the sun. 

I love seeing these two together. It makes my day ;)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Heaven is here"

Do you guys remember when I shared a clip about Stephanie (NieNiedialogues)? Well I have been wanting her book Heaven is Here  for a while. Lucky for me, I have an amazing and thoughtful sister in law who without knowing got me that book for mother's day. Thanks again tasha! It has been such an emotional read. There are days that just looking at the cover makes me cry while other instances bring me the most comforting feeling and courage. Then there are paragraphs that I find challenging to even finish without getting choked up. This is by far my favorite book/memoir. One of the reviews says" I recommend this book to anyone who needs a reminder of just how strong the human spirit is".. And it's just that. A beautiful reminder. I haven't finished it yet, because like I said there are days that I can't even face the emotions behind those wonderful words and yet I wasn't the one who faced that accident years ago. Stephanie Nielson is my hero. Her strength, love for her family and faith gives me so much to be grateful for. Have any of you read it? What did you think? If you haven't I honestly think you need to get yourself a copy. It will change you.. and if you don't follow Nienie yet, go here and about her everyday outlook on life. It is so truly inspiring.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A 5k, Bbq

 This past weekend my inlaws signed us all up to do a 5k for the Heart Walk in Colorado Springs. We've been trying to walk every day for a couple of weeks now and Mia loves it. She is so alert and observant. She doesn't make a peep until you're back in the house or she's back in her car seat (what happened this weekend). I want to get better at running and still intend on following through my new years resolution of running a half marathon. remember from this post? It's June so it's time to re-check those resolutions and get moving!
After our 5k we went to this brazilian all you can eat churasco place and totally canceled out all the workout we did in the morning. but it was so worth it! Have you guys ever been or heard of Tucanos? I loved their fried banana (just like my mom used to make growing up), and their glazed pineapple. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We'll definitely be going back. At one point Tyler tossed a couple cheesy bread into Mia'. diaper bag, he just couldn't get enough.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Yesterday my cute sister in law Anna graduated high school! Unfortunately, Tyler and I couldn't make the trip out to see it, but we are extremely proud of Anna. She works really hard for her grades and she's an amazing artist. For those friends who remember seeing a canvas painting of this picture,
It was the talent of Anna who painted it for us as a Christmas present. I can't wait to hang it up in our home again. We absolutely love it!
 Happy graduation to my cute/ funny/ smart/talented/ kind sister in law. You deserve every bit of happiness that comes your way! We love you and can't wait to see you!