YESTERDAY

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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I was spoiled with french toast, gifts, flowers and an impromptu mother's day song by a certain little boy. I feel so grateful to be the mother of such an amazing boy. He makes every day of my life so much brighter, funnier, and definitely more surprising. I'm so glad he's mine. And on the topic of motherhood, I seriously have the best mom. She is the most giving, selfless and fun mom and granny. The kids made her a crown from pipe cleaners and claimed her queen of the grannies and I couldn't argue with that. She is the best any kid could hope for. I don't normally get all mushy here, but yesterday had me feeling especially grateful and happy I couldn't not share some of those sentiments. I hope you had an equally great mother's day. Happy Monday!

EGG HUNTS, BUNNIES AND HAPPY KIDS

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I hope you had a great Easter weekend! We sure did. We had more than our fair share of egg hunts and the kids were begging for more. Imagine that! We had a visit from the bunny and he left some pretty great stuff for little man. He's obsessed with his new camera and his nesting dolls. Which makes the bunny very, very happy. Easter day, though a lot of fun, was on and off a day of discipline for Elliott. Just because sugar has replaced every ounce of blood in your body, doesn't give you an excuse to misbehave. Or does it? For Elliott's outfit, I was determined to find some mint green pants to go with the grey shirt. You would be surprised how hard it is to find mint pants that will work for a little boy. I finally found the perfect ones here, and we love them. A lot. We ended the day in a sugar coma and with tears that Easter can't be every day. Now back to real-life!

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Hello, Monday! Like I said last week, I am going to be slowing things down a bit as far as posts go this week since little man is on Spring break. But I had to share some snippets of the past few days around here. We ended up going to the drive-inn and we had such a great time sharing that with Elliott. He thought it was so cool we were watching a movie outside! But more on  that later. We visited with some friends, had an impromptu picnic and had some amazing food truck food. I am still dreaming about that pizza. And Sunday was pretty much the perfect way to end a busy weekend. We strolled, we slept, and we just spent some quality time together. It was fantastic. I may or may not be peeking in a time or two this week to post some last minute Easter fun. So you'll just have to check back and see! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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Happy Monday! Things have been pretty great around here lately. Especially over the weekend! We had a lot of time to play which is always nice. We went to the park a few times, had a picnic, played some kick ball and watched Elliott maneuver his scooter around the playground sidewalks. He's getting pretty good on that thing! With the spring weather we have been taking advantage and spent as much time outside as possible. And then it snowed. What? Yes. It totally bummed me out, but thankfully it only lasted one night. Spring, don't let me down! This upcoming week we have some fun Easter crafts and printables we think you'll love. I can't wait to share them with you! We hope your weekend was pretty fantastic. 

P.S. If you're wondering why Elliott is making the face he is in the last picture, he had bit his tongue right as I snapped the picture. Poor guy.

P.P.S. If you don't already you can follow me on instagram where you will inevitably see pictures like these and no longer need to check in here on Mondays. But please still do. 

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The last few days have been non-stop for us. We went on a couple of fun outings with family, had a birthday party, a sleepover with the cousins and a lot of fun on a trampoline. Those things scare me to death when I'm watching the kids jump away on them. But they love them! Luckily this trampoline is an in-ground one, so it puts my nerves at ease. A little. With the cousins over here for a sleepover, they pretty much just played with legos. They took occasional breaks to sleep and eat, but other than that it was build, build, build. I can't complain! Made my job of keeping them entertained a lot easier. After a weekend like this one, I feel like I need another weekend. You know those? It was a lot of fun though! Hope your weekend was a blast as well! Happy Monday!

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Happy St. Patrick's day! We are having fun celebrating with our green, gold and rainbows today. Normally the leprechaun comes to visit us the night before and leaves a little gift for any little one sleeping in that house. Well, the leprechaun was running behind schedule, so he's really coming tonight. Ha! This weekend was a blast. Preston unexpectedly had a four day weekend, and boy did we take advantage. We explored a new to us park where we had a picnic lunch and fed the ducks oats. Did you know ducks love oats? Apparently bread isn't good for them, so next time you feed them, grab the oats! That night Elliott had the great idea to make homemade pizzas, so make homemade pizzas we did. I had forgotten how fun it was to make your own pizzas. All weekend long there was a kids film festival going on here in Salt Lake City. So of course we had to check that out. It was awesome. We saw Ernest & Celestine which is a french animation that was nominated for an oscar this year and I have to say, I think it deserved to win. The whole film festival, was so much fun! They had free pizza, apple slices and carrots, a photo area to feel like a celebrity and a whole lot of great activities to spark the imagination. It really was fantastic. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you have to make sure to go next year. We'll see you there! 

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How was your weekend? Awesome? So going unplugged on Friday was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. Staying out of the house was a huge help of course. We had a lot of fun! So just to sum up the last several days around here, Elliott's hair was officially out of control - notice the shampoo mohawk. So we took him to this rad barber shop to get his hair cut. I loved how they treated the kids just like the grown ups there. They got a frosty cold soda and a soothing neck massage. He was in heaven. We spent a lot of time with family and unfortunately my computer's hard drive crashed. Such a bummer. There were a few things I didn't have backed up, so it's a little sad. But it is so nice to have a computer that works properly all the time! And to avoid the unreal charges for installing a new hard drive, Preston bought and installed the new hard drive himself. So we are back up and running and trying to catch up from the days that I was computer-less. A serious affliction for a blogger. Coming up this week and next, we have some fun St. Patrick's day crafts and maybe a few non-holiday ones too. So stay tuned for those! Happy Monday!

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Happy Monday! This weekend was a good one. I was spoiled rotten for my birthday! Balloons, bagels, dinner, gifts and of course cake. I have some mixed feelings about being in my last year of my 20's. I say bring it on! On top of my birthday, it was a gorgeous weekend and we had a blast with our family. It was really a great weekend. This week is going to be filled with some great projects getting ready for the oscars! Are you excited? I'm putting my ballot together and getting the decorations and menu ready for our party. Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

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Happy Monday! Over the past few weeks we have been kind of decompressing from Christmas. Please don't tell me we are the only ones who need a vacation after Christmas. We haven't been venturing out a whole lot, except the occasional sled outing and to run to the store. We've had fun hanging out at home, playing, working on some fun new projects and I have been getting ready for Alt! WIth it being in January, it kind of sneaks up on your after the holidays. For any of you who don't know about Alt, you can check out more about it here. It's basically 4 days of awesomeness for bloggers. I got my business cards in the mail last week and I can't wait to share them both at the conference and with you guys here. For now, we are getting ready for Valentine's day! Get ready for some love-filled DIYs! Hope your week is off to a great start.

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The past few days have been chock full of Christmas activities and goodness and it's still going strong! Elliott's Grandma flew in from Florida so we have been having a great time doing holiday things with her around our city and around the house. We made snowflakes, sipped hot cocoa, and walked around the city staring at the pretty lights. We also got our tree this weekend and I have to tell you, a tree full of nothing but white lights is just so special to me. Though I have felt a little guilty and withholding not having ornaments for Elliott to put on the tree. So we got him his own tiny tree for his room so he can decorate it and get even more excited for Christmas. It's better to spoil than withhold, right? I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!