Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Day in the Life

3:00 am
Bottle feeding, because baby's control your life.

7:00 am

8:00 am
Rise and shine, baby girl!

8:30 am
Eat. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you know.

9:00 am
Corinne decided to take an early nap, so I got in some great eating and scripture study time.

9:30 am
Now we can be awake, happy, and dressed. Who knows how many outfit changes will happen in a day. 

10:00 am
Walk, walk, walk. This is one of my favorite parts of our day. Getting out of the house and walking with friends and other babies is the best. (Confession, this pic is from the next day, just because I forgot to take one. Blame the good conversation. But I really do love these each day.)

11:00 am
I have found it super helpful to just pick one nap and get all the housework done at once, then whenever she is playing or napping I can do what I want without having that terrible nagging feeling. 

12:00 pm
Lunch! I love prepping salads for a week. I will just use old jars to hold all the toppings and dressings. Then I just add the lettuce on the day of!

1:00 pm
I'm a mom. Its okay if I have to wait to get dressed until after lunch. Lets blame it on the yoga and walk.

2:00 pm
This girl is always so happy when she wakes up. Naps, mornings, doesn't matter. She's a happy girl. 

3:00 pm
I love watching her growing and exploring. She has been doing so much play on her sides, and has rolled a few times. It kills me. 

4:00 pm
Gotta go to Wal Mart. Every time I go I remember how much I hate it. I wish crazy people wouldn't hassle me. 

5:00 pm
More playing and growing! And smiling all the time!

6:00 pm
Corinne was talking her burp rags, specifically the tags, very seriously. 

7:00 pm
Walks with dad. He loves taking her on little adventures. He is totally smitten by her and its so cute. 

8:00 pm
Bed time. We end in the rocking chair where we started. 

8:30 pm
Showers. Oh the heavenly event that is a shower. Brett was awesome and made dinner while I showered.

9:30 pm
And of course you need to finish off the day with some Netflix, specifically The Office.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fourth of July Dessert Inspiration

The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. Its in the summer,  its bbqs, fires, and is totally enjoyable without having to stress your brains out like Christmas. Its the perfect casual holiday!

Except for the year I spent a couple days making a cake. Yes, one cake. To be fair it was one of the first actual layer cakes I had made without being a little and "helping" my mom. It was a little over ambitious. But anyway, if that is up your ally, then great! I on the other hand still need some years to hone my homemaking skills.

Seriously, I would like to say it looked better than this, but it didn't. Too many layers Robyn, too many layers. Suggestion: Don't make the blue part layered. Just one nice donut is all you need. 
Right now we don't have any ambitious plans. We are planning on going to the church pancake breakfast then exploring Newport and Balboa. Fireworks are up in the air (pun unintended) and are totally reliant on how Baby Girl is doing that night. There is a show down the street from our house so if we go, we can always get home quickly. And sometime during the day, really all day, I plan on eating as many festive deserts as possible. Maybe I will tackle one of these less ambitious treats this year to help keep the laid-back summer holiday spirit.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lee Family Pictures 2016

Every two years Brett's mom plans a reunion for all of her children and their families. Part of this is always a big family picture and usually some pictures of the individual families as well. These usually end up being some of my favorites. I love having the time to prepare and make sure that we all are able to look good, especially after childbirth. It was sad that this year one of the families couldn't make it so there are a couple people missing, but we made it work with as many as we could.

The photographer was so great. She was fast, efficient, took large and small group shots, and the location that she had in mind for us was wonderful! The incredible thing about Utah is that there is so much to offer when it comes to outdoor landscapes, and Southern Utah with its red rock and impressive canyons was a great backdrop that I would never have considered until now. I love these pictures and can't wait to switch out some of the family shots throughout our apartment.

^ Eleven grand kids, and all of them are wonderful! I can't believe how much all these kids have grown up in the nearly five years Brett and I have been married. If its this much fun to watch your nieces and nephews grow, I can't imagine what it will feel like to look back at my own children.

^ Look at that handsome guy, holding a baby like a pro. I can't get over how much I love this little family of mine. Every day I am so grateful that this is the life I get to live. 

^ Dee Dee and Pop Pop. The legends themselves. Thanks for creating such amazing children. 

^ And half of my sisters. I got so lucky with Brett's siblings. I hear people talk about how its hard to be an "in-law" and not truly feel like a member of the family, but I have always felt just like one of the Lee girls and I love that I get to have these women as my sisters. 

So there you have it. I am so happy with how these pictures turned out and I can't wait to see how the family changes two years from now!