** I am totally shameless and ripped several of these right off my sister's blogs. Thank you sisters.
1. Girls Weekend
What was originally intended to be a Girls Weekend in St. George turned into a weekend spent at my parents. But that did not stop us from doing one planned craft, one impromtu craft, tons of shopping, pedicures, good food, exploring City Creek, losing and finding Lo's purse, taking over stores with our craziness, and just overall having a great time. It is always fun to have the whole clan together but it was a great chance to have just the girls. Thanks to dad and the brother-in-laws for letting us have a weekend off.
2. Asher Man
This little bug is getting SO BIG!!! He is such a bundle of joy and makes everyone so happy. I can't believe it is almost his birthday--I can't imagine life before him! He is such a good baby and is so adored by everyone around him.
These 5 are so much fun. It is fun seeing Katie as an aunt and Chelsea as a mom and these kiddos spoil Asher. They were so fun and so well behaved on Easter Sunday in their fancy new digs.
Thank you Nate for adding some colour to our family! Katie is never one to back down from a party but she really outdid herself on this Fiesta. The whole family turned into a bunch of clowns with fake moustaches, sombreros, fruity beverages, 7 layer bean dip, fajitas, and of course a pinata. So happy I could participate this year!
5. Best friends
The Woodrose girls got together for some food and shopping at City Creek--how has it been so many years since our college days? We could sit for hours laughing and talking and of course eating. Congrats to Jenn and Melani on their exciting news--its so fun to watch these girls start their own families.
Elise got me hooked on plants and especially on naming them. I got this little beauty last year when I had an empty pot and she is THRIVING!!! I'm not gonna lie, I don't have the best luck with plants, but I am sure in love with this little thing.
When the Jazz made it to the playoffs I figured my best date option was Jackson. This boy knows his basketball. We drove down from Logan, at sour watermelons on the way down, stopped at every party store along the way for margarita glasses (this boy learned how to quest for something from his mamma), ate ice cream for dinner, and enjoyed Game 3 of the series.
Unfortunately the Jazz didn't pull of the win (Massive Matt Bonner ended the first half with a crazy 3 point shot and it was downhill from there) but we had a great night! A sleepover at Granny and Grandpa's and then back up to Logan completed the weekend.
This week I got this fantastic thank you card in the mail--props to a good mom raising grateful kids but little does she know the pleasure was mine.
8. ConstructionAmidst all this fun stuff I have managed to spend plenty of time at the construction site watching my home be built. In 62 days we have gone from stakes in the ground to having it completely framed. I love it so much and can't wait for it to be done. It makes me so happy to just be there--several times I have sat on the porch at night just enjoying the beautiful weather and soaking in being there. Last week I went to a neighborhood girls night and met some of my soon-to-be neighbors and I'm so excited to have such a great neighborhood.
In 2 days the whole clan takes off for 2 weeks in Paradise! This trip has been in the making a long time and thanks to my very generous parents is going to be so much fun! It could be interesting having the babes on the plane but I'm not one bit concerned--they will do great! I've never been to Hawaii and can't wait for some fun in the sun.
As Glinda says, "Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true."
I'm a lucky lucky girl and would say all my dreams are coming true. I'm so incredibly blessed and wonder what I've done to deserve all this and more.