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Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 2015 Recap

     December was a really busy month for us! Not only because of the Holidays, but we had just moved from Provo to North Salt Lake. We found a rental there that was only a 6 month lease which is a big part of why we got it, because we were in the market looking for something to buy in Bountiful and we didn't want to be stuck in a year lease in case we found something that worked for us. Well, literally 2 days after we moved in, we found a house in Bountiful that was nearly perfect for what we needed/wanted. We were in the market for something that was big enough for our little growing family, but something that we could also add a mother in law apartment to in the basement (or find one that already had one) so that we could supplement some of the mortgage. The house we found had the perfect basement to put in a mother in law apartment and the price and size and everything else was just what we needed. We ended up putting an offer in and it got accepted!! I got to work getting the loan docs and putting numbers and estimates together for a new kitchen in the basement, and we needed to have a laundry room put upstairs since there was only the one in the basement. We had the inspection done and a couple contractors come in, and long story short, we ended up backing out of the house. It was a hard decision that we went back and forth on, and in the end we are hoping we made the right one! That is how the beginning half of our month was spent! 

Then of course we were able to do some fun Holiday things!
                         We went to temple square to see the lights! London loved all the lights!

I got the house unpacked as quickly as possible so we could get the Christmas decorations up and enjoy them for as long as possible!

Brock and I got in our monthly temple date night 

Aunt Krissie made London the CUTEST dress for her birthday!

We spent lots of warm cozy nights inside! We got a lot of snow in December! One of the snow storms was the worst Bountiful had seen in over three years! I measured our yard and we got 11"!

Watching Daddy shovel


This is the huge tree in our back yard, it was such a pretty view from our dining room window!

We have all loved having a fireplace!!

Some snugs with my babies!

Kordell came to Utah for Christmas so we got some Norton time in!

And of Course Christmas!!!

And next year, there will be 4 stockings!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015 Recap

This is why I need to blog/journal more.... I forget what happened, so unless there was a major holiday, or pictures on my phone as proof of events, I don't remember what happened! November was busy with finding a place to live in Davis County, packing, moving and Thanksgiving with some down time mixed in there somewhere!

I must have hit my nesting phase because I tried several new recipes and made the bed on more than one occasion lol.

This middle recipe is one that I found on a blog that I have been following for a few years; Cherishing Hopes and Dreams. It quickly made the list of one of our favorites and we have made it several times since. 

I am going to add the recipe so I know I will always have it here! 
(The only thing we do differently is we don't add the tortellini) 
  1. 1 package frozen cheese tortellini
  2. 1 family size can (23 oz I think) of Campbelle's Tomato Soup, undiluted
  3. 2 cups vegetable broth
  4. 2 cups milk
  5. 2 cups half and half
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking combine the soup, broth, milks, and seasonings in a large pot. Heat through, stirring frequently.
  3. Drain the tortellini and carefully add it to the soup.
  4. Stir in the cheese.
  5. Enjoy!

One night Brock and I had a little family date night planned. After getting ready for the night, I decided that I needed a break from my moody 2 year old so what was supposed to be a family night, quickly turned into a date with myself!

this is my "save me from my two year old -slash- did i just get all ready for nothing" face

Daddy was more than willing to stay home with said 2 year old, so I ordered Spaghetti Factory take out, ate pasta peacefully in my car while I scrolled through my social media and listened to talk radio! I had some money from my little etsy shop so I went and did some shopping for a few things that I hoped would get me through winter with my growing belly (as well as a few other indulgent purchases) and made sure I didn't return until I knew she was sound in bed! It was glorious! I felt so much better with not an ounce of guilt, because us mamas need that every so often! I returned ready for a tomorrow (and the next day and the next) of mothering a two year old and growing a baby and being a wife, and everything in between! 
I got this cozy sweater that I love, and luckily still fits! 

This little body, I just want to squissssshhhhh!

Watching the very first "snos" as she calls it =)

Checking out our new place

And finally, Thanksgiving. This year was a Norton year so we headed to Ambers. 

Annnd of course, the late night leftover turkey sandwiches. Mmmm mmm mmm!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 2015 Recap

Here are a few of our October highlights

General Conference!! Definitely tops the list of favorite times of the year. 
Brock had the excellent idea of moving our mattress into the living room to watch it! We piled on the blankets and popped some popcorn and enjoyed the sessions!

Picking "Fows" in between sessions

This girl isn't a fan of having her picture taken, 
so most of them turn out like this, her elbowing me away lol. little stink!

Since I knew Brock would be gone for the priesthood session I put a batch of stroganoff in the crock pot. He doesn't like it so it was the perfect time to indulge my craving for it!

London turned 2!! 

These two. Two peas in a pod!

We celebrated daddy's birthday at our fav. Olive Garden of course!

We got to enjoy the perfect fall weather

grasshopper discovery. "whutisit?"

And of course Halloween!
London was so much fun this year. She LOVES curious george so I thought it would be fun to make her a curious george costume and have Brock dress up as the man with the yellow hat!
I found her little suit at the Di (it was actually a star wars newak costume, but worked perfectly for a little monkey!) Then I just made her little hat, and Brock's hat. 
We went trick or treating at Brock's work and she soaked it all up! She loved every minute of gathering all the candy! It was so fun to watch her! 

We also headed to center street for the Provo city trick or treating, but we were a little late and all the candy was already gone! It was fun to walk around tho and see all the other fun costumes!

Getting this girl to smile for the camera is a feat!

And it wouldn't be Halloween without bread bowls and chili!