Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Friday, February 20, 2015

a LOVELY weekend

This last weekend we celebrated our 6th Anniversary, my brother Chad's 18th Birthday, my moms 50th birthday and Valentine's Day! It was a party. My sister came to visit from college for the weekend and my brother and his wife surprised my mom and came down from Utah too!
On Thursday was our Anniversary and we finally tried Nick's in San Clemente. I hadn't eaten dessert for 5 weeks and I broke my streak with their Butter Cake. It was AMAZING. 
On Friday my family all came down and we had dinner in Dana Point Harbor at this really good fish place to celebrate the birthdays! My mom was pretty shocked when Trent and Ray come walking up holding Chase. I think she was pretty happy about the whole family being together!
At dinner Casey made an announcement that we would be staying at the Ritz Carlton that night instead of my sisters (they were going to watch Chase). My parents were staying there too. I was pretty shocked! It was a great Valentine's gift! I love staying in nice hotels, wearing the robes, sleeping in the comfy's the best!
The next morning my sisters brought us Banzai Bowls and Chase came to hang out by the pool. Casey and I took a little beach walk too! The weather was amazing! It seriously feels like summer here right now! 
ON Sunday we headed up to La Canada to have a family dinner with my mom's side to celebrate her 
birthday. Becca made some amazing tres leeches and kona pie (I ate my way through the weeked--now I'm back to no sugar :(. 
To say we had a busy weekend would be an understatement. I think I'm still recovering! It was so much to spend time with my whole family though!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Home Video: Baby Jimmy's Birth Story

It took me forever to finish this but I finally did today!
I'm so glad we filmed more this time around than we did with Chase. It's not the best footage but I'm glad we will have it forever to cherish our little Jimmy's special day :)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

TWO under TWO!

I still can't believe I have two kids!
It's pretty crazy. I would be lying if I told you it was an easy adjustment. The hardest part for me is just being tired all the time! I'm sure it will get easier once the baby is sleeping more at night. Last night he slept 4 hours in a row and it was amazing! 

You forget how often babies have to eat. Breastfeeding has been super easy for me this time though. I have lots of milk (let's hope it stays that way) and Jimmy is a really good nurser. I find that I try to feed him right before we leave the house so that I don't have to take him out of his carseat while we are out. I'm kind of paranoid of all the germs and sick kids everywhere. This winter has been a pretty bad one for illnesses in California. 

But ever since having Jimmy we have been wanting to get out a lot more because when I was pregnant we couldn't go more than 20 minutes away from the hospital. We have already gone to my parents house twice now! and we love taking little walks on the beach or by the harbor. 

Even though it has been pretty hard with two kids under two it had been pretty magical at the same time. Having a newborn in our home definitely brings a special spirit. 

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