The Kirklands

Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

4th of July in Utah!

I'm still behind on making our Thanksgiving Hawaii movie and Christmas :(
I made this on my phone with Vimeo's app so it was so easy!


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Celebrating my 29th Birthday!

It's so crazy I'm almost 30.
I definitely don't feel that old but I guess I almost have 3 kids so...
For my birthday my sweet friends through a little pool party. It was so fun to hang out with everyone and eat yummy food. 
Last year and this year all I really wanted was a massage at Burke Williams and a few hours alone at the spa. So I did it again and it was amazing. I think I will just always have that be my birthday tradition. 
Casey took me out to dinner that night at the most amazing steakhouse ever called Capital Grille. They gave me a rose when we arrived and had a birthday card at our table. And the food was unreal! so good! He then surprised me with tickets to see Finding Neverland! I told him forever ago that I wanted to see it since it wasn't playing when we went to New York. It was so good! Such a great date night :)
Later that week we went Strawberry picking and we did a bonfire with my family at Sano and had Guichos takeout. There is nothing like a beach bonfire to celebrate my birthday! I can't wait to see what this last year of my 20's will bring! I'm so grateful for all those who celebrated with me!















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Friday, July 28, 2017

Chase turns 4-years old!

I still cant' believe how old this kid is! 
He is the best age right now. I can totally reason and bribe him which is so nice. He is great at communicating which has always been one of his strengths. He is so so social and loves all of his friends.
For his birthday we went to Chuckee Cheese with family and had a cake that he picked out at Ralphs. We later did a friend party at the park and combined it with my friend's daughter Gemma. They did fake tattoos and ate cupcakes. It was perfect!

Here are some stats about Chase:

-Favorite Food: rice/beans, noodles, avocado, ice cream, cupcakes, watermelon, grapes
-Favorite Toy: Transformers, cars/trucks
-Favorite show/movie: Curious George, Paw Patrol
-Favorite activity: play with friends, collect shells on the beach, go to the park, swimming
-Favorite color: Blue
-Favorite song: I am a Child of God
-He loves to kiss my belly and can't wait to meet his new brother
-Chase is super sensitive and aware of others feelings
-Can ride his bike with no training wheels!
-loves visiting his cousins in Utah
-is obsessed with his only cousin on my side-Savy
-He is getting better at being my helper and loves when we get our one on one time. 




















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Thursday, July 27, 2017

PORTLAND Sisters Trip!

I am so behind on blogging! I kind of came to this point where I was trying to decide if it was worth it to keep going. The only reason I decided to is simply because I LOVE looking back at all the stuff we have done and seeing all the pictures. I also do a yearly photo album but I still haven't made 2016s so..... It hit me this week that I need to be in a "nesting" mode to organize our photos and document our life! I especially want to get caught up before baby come!

One reason I have been slacking is because there is no free space on my computer and I need to delete or move stuff to an external hard drive. Both are a pain. BUT Google Photos to the rescue. I recently downloaded the app on my phone and it automatically backs up all your photos to your google drive. I then can put them in albums and upload to here! It's amazing. I still need to clean up my computer but for now this will work. 

So our Portland Girls Trip!
This was in early March and it was so fun!
I was still in the sick phase of pregnancy so I went to bed early every night but it worked out well since my sister-in-law had her baby so we never had late nights out.
We basically just walked a lot, ate a lot, did a little shopping and saw all the sites.
We went for my cousin's cheer competition but that was just one afternoon of the trip. Some of my favorite things were:
1. THE FOOD (Mother's for breakfast, Grassa, Salt and Straw, Jakes Seafood, Lovejoy bakery, Saturday Market)
2. SHOPPING. (the most beautiful Anthropologie, Powell Books)
3. The SATURDAY MARKET. (Such good gyros, pizza, pastries and fun vendors to walk around and see)
4. Multonomah Falls. (these were amazing! even better than in pictures!)

I was really impressed with Portland. I didn't really have any expectations except for the fact that everyone says its really hippie and granola. But I just felt like all the people were super nice and friendly. The city was pretty clean for a city and very walkable. I would totally go back!




























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