A beautiful Easter Sunday

April 20, 2014

Holidays are even happier with kids.
Seriously, I'm in heaven watching the excitement.

Ryan enjoyed (a little too much) eating his very first Easter candy, 
finding Easter Eggs, 
wearing the cutest Easter outfit to church (thanks to "Mimi")
and carrying his new stuffed bunny around all day.

This kid and his animals- I tell you.
He's obsessed.
So grateful for the Celebration of our Savior.
Because of him, we can be together as a family forever.
Pretty excited to be stuck with these two for eternity.
My heart is so full.
Happy Easter all!! 

Fit Friday: A guiltless peanut butter milkshake

April 18, 2014

First things first- Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all your sweet messages, texts, and emails regarding my last post.
You are the sweetest and it seriously made my day- you have no idea.
Next on the agenda- Ryan is pretty excited to wish you all a Happy Friday!

We are pretty happy to see daddy for the weekend and take him away from school for a few days.
Around this time of year Law School and I become enemies.
'Law School' becomes this person that I find myself having conversations (and arguments) with on a daily basis.
Ha I told my husband, 'Law School' and I will never fully understand each other.

On to the real reason for a Friday post!
I have a deep love for milkshakes. (and Peanut Butter)

I was craving a milkshake while surfing Pinterest, (NOT A GOOD COMBO) when BAM.
I found this "protein peanut butter smoothie"
Resisting the urge to go drive and find a 1000 calorie milkshake, I decided to try it.
Oh was it a hit!

I have been so addicted to this smoothie, it's not even funny.
And my boys LOVE it, so it's turned into our "dessert" every now and again.

Creamy Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

1 Frozen Banana (HAS to be frozen to make it creamy)

6 oz. Vanilla Yogurt

1/3 cup Peanut Butter

1/2 cup skim milk

5 ice cubes

BLEND. It takes 3 minutes to throw together and seriously tastes like a vanilla peanut butter milkshake.
(If you are not the biggest peanut butter lover- 
add less peanut butter and a little more yogurt and it will hardly have a peanut butter taste)

It satisfy's every sweet tooth I ever have at night.

Our day has consisted of ball throwing, chalk drawing, bug stepping and park going.
It's been a good morning.
Ryan's Outfit/ Shirt: Janie and Jack (on sale now!) / Pants: Gymboree (also on sale now!) / Shoes: We found at MARSHALLS- Steal! but they are here at Polo

Happy Friday all!! xoxo

Finding happiness in the details.

April 15, 2014

"How much of life do we miss by waiting for the rainbow, before thanking God for the rain?"

One of my very favorite quotes from the recent general conference.

As some family and close friends know,
I have had some medical complications following my miscarriage.
I don't talk about it much because it can get discouraging.

I have found that it is so easy to focus on the discouraging parts of each day.
It's easy to "wait for the rainbow" and pass up happiness and blessings that are right in front of you.
(don't mind the massive bruise on his cheek- #toughkid)

So here's to finding joy in the details of every day life.
A few examples.
Like going on Chalk dates.
Eating Colorful food.
I'm obsessed.
And yes. Aaron likes to have a sweet potato AND a baked potato.
Need I say more.
And the beautiful world we live in.
I seriously couldn't get over it on my run this morning.

Focusing on the happy will always make the complicated part not seem so bad:)