Friday, February 22, 2013

new and improved.

For those of you who don't follow my instagram...
I made the plunge and chopped my hair.
A solid 9 inches or so.
Yep, I now have a mom haircut.
Not mad about it one bit.
Feels so healthy and nice. 
I love it!
Bye-Bye long locks.

My sweet husband left this note in the car as I drove to the salon.
What a guy :)
{Sorry Erik, whoever you are, for putting your digits out there...}

The new me. 
[It's not as blonde as it looks in this picture.]
I'm so proud of myself for finally doing something different with my hair.
Last time I cut my hair was right out of high school.
I cried for days and swore I would never do such a thing again.
Glad I did because it was just what I needed.

Monday, February 18, 2013

weekend away.

This weekend we made a quick trip out to Mesquite to watch my brother-in-law, Preston, 
play in a couple baseball games.  The weather was wonderful and it was great spending time with family.  Everyone loves the time they get to spend with our little guy.

Grammy got Parks a little outfit for the games.

 That sun never felt so good!

Funny story: On Sunday we went to a small little ward in Mesquite. We are sitting in Sacrament and I had just fed Parker right before.  I had him on my lap and was burping him.  Out of no where he lets out this HUGE belch.  We started dying laughing.  Parks has also had a little cough for the past week and he was coughing a ton the whole time.  We felt bad that he was being so noisy.  Then I feel a little rumble...I look over to Branson and say "uh oh."  Then it happens...EXPLOSION on my lap.  It was SO loud that several rows in front of us were laughing.  The worst part is I completely forgot my diaper bag at home.  I knew instantly by the sound of it that we couldn't make it all the way through sacrament.  So church was cut a little short for B and I.  We get home and sure enough his car seat was covered and it had gone through my favorite outfit of his.  As you can see in the picture, he let loose.  
It was hilarious/really embarrassing. Oh the joys of parenthood. 
Wouldn't have it any other way <3 p="">

Friday, February 8, 2013

blessing day.

Our little Parker was given a blessing last Sunday,
 February 3rd, 2013.
What a special day it was!
The blessing was so beautiful and I can't wait to watch Parks become 
the incredible man he is destined to be.

{Parker's blessing outfit is the same one that Branson was blessed in 28 years ago.}
How cool is that?!

So many friends and family members came to support our little guy.

...and 3 more just for kicks. 


Monday, February 4, 2013

sew fun.

One of my resolutions this year is to finish at least one sewing project every month.  I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I have loved putting it to use!  I have so many ideas in mind, but wanted to start off slow.  For the month of January I finished two projects. Both were pretty easy and quick, but I am happy with the turnout!

First I made these cute binki clips for the babe.  He can't seem to keep the darn thing in his mouth and washing it off every five minutes was getting old real fast. They have been lifesavers. Plus they literally took 5-10 minutes to make so i'll probably be making more to switch it up a bit (or to match with his outfits ;)

My other project was pillows for our bed.  I have been looking for the right pillows for f.o.r.e.v.e.r and couldn't seem to find any that I liked.  Etsy had a ton, but I didn't want to spend that kind of money.  Soo i decided to sew my own! I am so happy with how they turned out... and for the fact that I didn't have to spend a pretty penny.

{Still need to fill the empty project}

 Parker insists on being photographed. What can I say, the camera loves him!

If you have any fun sewing projects that you think i'd enjoy, holla at me! :)