and so it begins

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


It happened. Liam rolled. Something that I've always said I will never, ever encourage. Selfishly because I treasure being able to walk out of the room, knowing he will stay just the way I left him. Plus it is a part of getting older, which is totally not cool over here.

But here it is, happening. And I find myself putting him back on his stomach to see the best part of my day happen yet again. Not to mention squealing like a moron each and every time! Because moms are the weirdest.

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Monday, August 25, 2014




I have been really bad at the blog lately, but yesterday was my BIRTHDAY. Anddd naturally, the celebration continues!

I remember as a kid, if your birthday happened to land on a Sunday it was like a blow to the soul. (FYI because I'm Mormon- and recognizing the Sabbath day is something we try to take seriously.) It sounds bad, but I would be lying if I didn't say aloud "buzz kill!!" when I found out this was my year.

Gente, I've changed my mind. Guess what, Sunday's are actually the best day for birthdays! Because there is none of that go-to-work business, no guilt about the errands that need to be done, and after church- lazy days are a check plus. And we embraced it! I told Alex for my birthday I wanted a computer/TV free day. So we played cards. Made dinner together. And did a whole lot of laughing and cuddling. Oh my goodness, seriously though...


Then we got together with great friends for ice cream sandwiches and basketball. Of course, there was lots of singing in English and Portuguese involved, just the way we like it.






Traveling Extravaganza

Friday, August 8, 2014

Liam and I have been nomads for the past month and a half. First we flew into Vegas to be at Zion Ponderosa for a family reunion, drove up to Salt Lake for a few days, flew to CT where Alex met us for a week, then Martha's Vineyard, back to Utah, off to CT, and then to Brazil. I was home for a total of 1 day before heading to a little island off of Recife called Fernando de Noronha with two of my sisters, cousin Katie, and my dad. Got back for another day, then headed out for Foz de IguaƧu with the girls. WHEW. Yesterday I got back, and today has been all about unpacking and settling back into my favorite little abode.

So you see, Liam is an expert traveler by now. And he is a total champ considering his sleep schedule is still non-existent. Establishing that is my #1 goal this week, because I'm selfishly ready for some real sleep! By the way, my main regret is not having read up on this earlier and started right when he was born. Definitelyyyy learn from me.

Back to our extravaganza. Where do I begin? Being in the states was marvelous, as usual. I love driving there. It's actually calming. Also I love Costco. Oh how I love that place! Best of all, introducing Liam to everyone. My sisters are the best aunties, and thanks to willing babysitters Alex and I snuck in a couple dates.

There are so many things I miss about living in the U.S., but this trip made me realize again how blessed we are to have this opportunity in Brazil. And I can really say that I genuinely enjoy it here and for now, it feels like home. Seeing my husband is pretty great too. I really hate being away from that guy.

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