Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fall break in California-part 2

I took way too many pictures to fit into one post so I broke it up a little. 

pictures with all the kids. i realized on Ashley and Hudson's last night I didn't have any pictures with just him.







We made these pumpkin sugar cookies every year growing up. My mom still makes them for co-workers and friends and did it with the grandkids.

all the cousins

We went to the mall and I took Kenzie to play in the play areas.



She was so funny about riding the horse.



Kenzie painted my nails and even did some nail art

We stopped at the outlets for a little shopping on the way to the airport. Kenzie wanted to try on several things..all at the same time.





She grabbed several bags at Old Navy and carried them all around the store.

Even though we were there for almost a week, the time went by way too quickly. I will hopefully be back for Christmas, but it is still so hard to say goodbye.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Fall Break in California part 1

Ashley, Hudson, my mom and I went to California to visit Chelsea and family for fall break. It has been far too long since we've all seen each other, and we had the best time. I always love spending time with the kids, and it was great to see my mom and sisters too.
We flew in Wednesday morning and spent the day with the little kids while the big kids were at school Kenzie and I played with snapchat and painted nails. 
Kenzie had preschool one morning so mom and I took Hudson on a walk to the park after dropping the kids off at school. 
We got pedicures
The 3 older kids play soccer on Saturday mornings. I felt a little like a soccer mom. Kenzie grabbed 2 sticks and said she was walking like a grandma.
We got out and did some fun things and also spent time doing the normal every day things since they were still in school. 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mavi's Mermaid Pirate Party

Mavi turned 4 last month, and Celsey planned THE CUTEST mermaid/pirate themed party to celebrate. Celsey is the best party planner, and it is so much fun to help her execute her fun ideas. 

every little detail was perfect from the invitations, to the map, to the decor to the food.

the adorable photo booth

pirate battle in the playroom

ring toss on pirate hooks

walk the plank

sand art

gift bags

panning for gold

the food was perfectly themed, delicious, and adorable

mermaid tale cake for the birthday girl








The party was a huge success. The kids had a great time. Mavi got so many fun gifts. Everyone was exhausted and happy with all of it.
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Monday, November 5, 2018

one little word-November 2018

In 2018 I want to fill my life with things and people I LOVE and let things go that I do not love. I want to show more LOVE to others and accept more LOVE. I want my life to be full of LOVE.

My word of the year and goals have been on my mind, but I definitely have not been as intentional as I would like to be. With 2 months left in the year, I want to make the most of the next two months. 2 months is still plenty of time to accomplish a lot, and I am determined to do it.

YEARLY GOALS
*attend temple 12 times-I need to go this month
*send birthday and other cards monthly✔
*nightly gratitude journal✔ kind of but I want to do better
*love my body by continuing health and fitness goals-I have not focused on this goal like I want, and I am excited to focus more this month
*monthly savings/budget goal to be more accountable for my spending and save more-I need to fully commit to this again,

NOVEMBER GOALS
*clean up my nutrition-clean eating
*increase intensity of workouts
*put phone down by 10:30 (I did a 10 day social media cleanse last month. I missed sharing my life with friends and family and keeping up with friends and family, but I did not miss the aimless scrolling or time I spend on social media when I should be sleeping. I still really love social media, but I need to prioritize sleep.)

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Co-worker Paint Nite 

I love my job! I love what I do, and I really love the people I work with. I have done one paint night before. It's a pretty fun group activity. We met for dinner and then went to the bar for paint night. I love these because even though you feel like yours is not very good, they all end up looking pretty great. We had plenty of fun doing it.