We decided to celebrate Easter a week early this year (we'll be out of town for the real deal) and it was so much fun spending time with amazing friends and eating good food! The original plan was to have the event on Sunday, but we ended up having an Easter Monday. Close enough, right? I made ham and funeral potatoes, Christa made delicious rolls, Mitch made the best ever coconut sticky rice with mangoes, we had veg and salad and shloer (kind of like Martinellis). We talked and laughed the night away. Our Easter Monday brought joy and love, friendship and hope, peace and clarity...all things the Savior offered all mankind on the first Easter holiday. I am grateful for Him always, but especially during this beautiful Easter season. Happy Easter to all!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
And just in case you enjoyed T's last crazy sleeping position, this is how we found him this morning. Maybe he fell asleep saying his prayers last night? And then maybe his head got cold so he put 3 blankets on top of him? Maybe I entertain myself sometimes!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Love this crazy little kid.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Jim finished two of his three finals last week (only one final and a thesis to go) and we decided to celebrate with a day trip to London. As always, we packed our day full of activities and had such a blast.
A super-cute indoor/outdoor market where Eliza Dolittle sold flowers in My Fair Lady. We even found Eliza's sweet shop!
London, We hope to see you again really soon.
Mr. Buble, We hope you are wrong next time as well!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It was a good day. I spoke in church. We ate leftover cake from T's party. We went on a walk to see baby Margaret (our new SUPER cute two-day-old friend who shares a birthday with T) and saw a gorgeous rainbow. I got to hang out with my two best men all day long and loved every second of it!
Now, let's talk milk.
T and I had started weaning each other from nursing the past little bit. We went from a million times a day, to about three times a day for the last month, and then just one morning feed this last week. I'll be honest, I was the one holding on. I love nursing time--it's the only time my crazy little boy will lay in my arms. It's such a sweet, special time.
SO, on Talmage's birthday he woke up and we started the festivities. Pancakes, parties, walks, hats, cupcakes, etc. It wasn't until later that day that I realized I hadn't nursed him, and more importantly, he didn't mind. He had a sippy cup of milk and didn't seem to notice that we didn't have our normal nursing time. I realized at that moment that my nursing days were over. One full year (to the day) of nursing, and now my milk is gone and we are a sippy cup family. It has been more bittersweet than I expected (for me!), but I'm so excited for the new steps our little man is making in becoming a big boy! It was a milk-free Mother's Day for me!