Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Piper's last day of preschool!

Today was Piper's last day of preschool.
I can't believe how big she is getting! 
And so sweet and so grown up!

Hayley had to jump in too!

We've had such a great 2 years at Miss Bekah's preschool! 
I'm SO sad its over! 
She learned a ton and made some great little friends!

My little girl isn't so little anymore.
She's almost 5 and we are working on her Kindergarten registration. 

She's a cutie and we love having her in our family!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Recent Projects

I've been working on some fun little projects lately 
and I thought I would share for fun. 

I had a stencil made of my violin studio logo 
(Thanks Erika!) 
and painted little canvas tote  bags for all of my students. 
Aren't they SO cute? 

I absolutely love how they turned out! 
I'm thinking we need t-shirts, too, right? haha

I also threw this together for our amazing preschool teacher.

We have really loved our preschool teacher for the last 2 years!
I can't believe Piper won't be in preschool anymore. 
I try not to think about her starting kindergarten, 
it makes my stomach hurt. 

But, I sure have good timing. 
I somehow find myself some wonderful projects to do 
at the worst times,
Like moving. haha

Oh well! 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bye Provo... Hello again Orem

Over the weekend we said goodbye to our home in Oak Hills in Provo. 
Its always hard to say goodbye. 
But this time it was harder for us. 
We've been in this home for 3 1/2 years, the longest we've ever lived 
anywhere since Trevor and I got married. 
We really grew to love the area and the people so much!
Our Aunt sold the home though so we had to go. 

Now we are in Orem in a darling little home! 
The girls have a big fenced-in backyard to play in and 
we are really excited to be in a home that isn't filled with
lots of other people's things.

This is an adjustment for sure!
And moving was crazy, stressful, and exhausting.
Next time, I'm paying movers to do it.
I'm just too tired haha

We are optimistic and excited for our future here in this new place!
And even though we will miss our old neighborhood, we will 
still be able to see our friends often.
It might take us 6 months to get settled. haha
but we really are excited!

The girls are sharing a room for the first time, 
and that is giving us some trouble. 
Its only been 2 nights, so I'm sure it will get better.
But if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know :) 

I will share more photos of our new home when it isn't full 
of boxes :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day - 2017

What a wonderful Mother's Day! 
I had such a wonderful day full of family, yummy food, flowers, 
and the usual chaos that comes with being a mom! haha

We were silly and took the girls to 2 Sacrament Meetings. 
Not our greatest idea. haha
But we all survived. 

We had a baby blessing for the newest little cousin on Trevor's side of the family. 
He is SO sweet! 
Little Hayley got in on the action and got to hold him for a bit. 
She LOVED it and it was SO sweet! 
She screamed for 10 minutes when we took him away. 

It really was a wonderful day!
It had me thinking a lot about what a job motherhood is. 
Every day has its special challenges and surprises. 
And it really kinda never ends. 
It can be so challenging to have little people who need you
for everything. 
But in spite of all the hard things, 
being a mom is a wonderful challenge!
I wouldn't trade it for anything! 
I am not perfect at it, and the last few months have been a 
really big struggle for me, 
but I really hope my girls know how much I enjoy and love being their mom. 
I adore them and am so lucky that Heavenly Father trusted me 
with their sweet, spunky little spirits. 

I'm not always the best at being a mom, 
but I try every single day. 
I think that's the most important part. 
That we never stop trying. 

I love these girls and the blessings they have brought to my life!

Thursday, May 11, 2017


We sure do love our girls! 
They keep us busy and life is fun with them around. 
Hayley is really a handful, but she's always cracking us up. 

Moving 4 people is a lot more than 2 or 3. 
Its crazy! Very crazy! 
But we are so looking forward to a new adventure!