Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cancun!



I got super lucky to have a sister (Kelsi) who let me come along with her on her work trip to Cancun. We stayed at the Iberostar Grand Hotel and had so much fun relaxing and exploring Cancun together. I actually had no idea how beautiful and fun Cancun was! But now that I've gone, I dare say its more beautiful than Hawaii and there seems like a lot more to do and see!

We wanted to relax and sit at the beach, but also see a lot of what was there to see. So I felt like we did a good mixture of both.
We went on an Alma LDS tour to see Mayan Ruins in Tulum + Chichen Itza and go swim in a Cenote. We had Arwin as our tour guide and he made standing around in the hot sun fun and interesting, that at times we forgot it was so hot outside.  He related a lot of what we saw at the Ruins to the Book of Mormon and to Christ, really so fascinating! And after walking and hiking around in the hot sun, we ended our day in a Cenote that was beyond beautiful and so refreshing!

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I got Kelsi  a Elia dress from Flor de Luz shop so that she would match me. HA! She was so embarrassed, but I made her wear it for one dinner so that we could be twins. I would have worn it the whole day with her #twinningiswinning if she would have let me.

HUGE thanks to my mom, and my sister in laws that helped take care of the boys while I was gone! And also to Brandon to being Mr. Mom, being away and know my kids were in good hands really helped my mama batteries recharge.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Big boys still love bubbles.



Boys! They get so dirty, sometimes I feel like we have 3 or 4 baths/showers a day- especially that little Benson. But as a mom its so comforting to have soaps, lotions, body wash, etc that have natural ingredients that are safe and that smell so good! There is something about rubbing on lotions or body wash that calm both me and my boys. There isn't anything that can replace that skin to skin contact and I know the boys can feel my love as I rub on the lotion and are happy for the special attention. The  Tubby Todd products we have  in my purse or in my bathroom is refreshing for them and for everyone in the family.  

Ps I don't care how old you are, bubbles will never loose their excitement.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Life Lately

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Just going back through these photos on my phone it makes me feel realize how grateful I am for my family, and my life. Sometimes getting caught up in the nit picky of life can really take a toll but then when I slow down, look at moments in my life I really feel silly for ever feeling ungrateful. And I just want to make sure that I am looking for all the blessing in my life; big or small, happy or sad.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting out in the cold

This winter has been drastically different than last winter. Last year it was so mild and actually pretty warm, that we didn't even use our coats all that much. This year is a different story- its been really cold and snowy which I have love but these past couple weeks, the cold has gotten to me. I'm finding it hard to find the motivation to get out of the house, but then sometimes I feel like we go stir crazy if we don't get out... so its a battle everyday whether we go out or stay inside.

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Also, I am fully converted to a backpack diaper bag. I love a sling bag, however a backpack bag is out of the way but also such an easy access and it easily becomes my favorite. This darling bag is from Fawn Designs. The leather makes it so easy to clean, sleek and durable.  There are just the right amount of pockets that make organizing all the baby stuff a breeze. I'm just really loving this bag right now.
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The cold it has forced us to go try different museums and buy passes. Which has been a lifesaver for us. So this past Monday we went to the Church History Museum as a family to switch things up for a night. The kids and I have gone before but it was the first time as a family.

We have loved going to this museum because of the history, the beautiful paintings and art found within the building, but also because of the kids room. Its got great activities and toys for the kids to play with that teach and entertain the little boys. Also, another bonus is that its free!Shelby and Brandon Shelby and Brandon 
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All that concentration on that table. Those boys sure do love building. 
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Here's to getting out more in this freezing cold, and I hope where you are you have a little more warm coming for you. :)