Thursday, March 24, 2011


Josh is the best husband ever and planned a 2 week getaway to CA for my birthday. I turned 25, twenty-five! this month. We packed our bags and flew to the sunny state to enjoy some much needed time away from the smoggy cold that Utah provides this time of year. It was a glorious 2 weeks. We took daily walks around my parents amazing neighborhood, went to the pool, shopped, ate, played with friends, did yoga, went to San Diego, and enjoyed family time. It was perfect.

On the first of our many lake-side strolls. I'm excited to take Lucy out to feed the ducks one day. I know she's going to love exploring in my parents backyard.

For my birthday we went to Americana for a day of food, shopping, and the farmer's market. That evening we had some family and friends over for a BBQ. The weather was spectacular and we enjoyed every second of it.

Lucy enjoyed not being crammed into long sleeves and coats every day. We think she looked pretty cute in her sun dresses and rompers (thank you Eloise for this yellow number!).

Some randoms: Lucy woke up with a complete mowhawk one morning. Luke and Lucy- best friends. Reese was much more excited about Lucy this time around. She made sure she had her paci in at all times. We gave Lucy a sippy cup for the first time.

We were able to meet my sweet Aunt Pam for lunch in Pasadena one afternoon. It was lovely. I love and miss her. She is hot and I hope I look half as good as her when I'm in my 50s.

That afternoon we took Lu to the pool. She loved it as I knew she would. Her legs were going crazy under water and she splashed around. She is so fun and I can't wait to play outside with her every day this summer.

We left Lucy with my parents for a couple of days for a weekend away in San Diego. I cried handing her over to my mom and teared up throughout the first day away from her. I felt so confused and anxious not having her with me. I missed nursing her and wanted to cuddle and love on her. It was good to spend time alone with Josh though. We ate at the most amazing restaurants ever, had massages, shopped, and enjoyed the perfect weather. We were going to go to the beach and go on a boat ride but everything was closed due to the tsunami. So, our plans changed and we made the best of the situation. We enjoyed being together- our loved ones were all safe and sound and that's all that mattered.

Lucy enjoyed plenty of cuddle time with my family. I know she was loved and taken care of which I am very thankful for. I missed her so much and was so happy to be with her again. Unfortunately, I got mastitis (most likely) from not nursing her for 2.5 days and only pumping during that time. This is the 3rd time I've had it since she was born and it sucked every bit as bad as the other 2 times.

We had a little dessert party on our last night in town with some family and friends. It was lovely seeing and catching up with everyone. I miss all of my CA friends. Lucy had some play time with her little friends too.

Our trip was perfect. It made me want to move, even more, to CA. Maybe one day- maybe not. For now, we will enjoy our pretty house in UT and the seasons we have here (minus winter).

Thank you Joshy for my birthday trip. It was perfect. You are the best and I love you.


Chantelle Olsen Peavler said...

I am so jealous you got to play in the sun and be in sundresses! Your trip looked like it was so fun and so relaxing! You deserve it! Happy Birthday!!

teacher2mom said...

I am SO glad you got to go away with your hubby! What a great birthday!! Lucy continues to get cuter by the day!

Ms. Green Eyes said...

I love Americana! Jealous. Lucy is so adorable... I can't believe she is 6 months! Where does the time go?! Scarlett starts nursery in 4 weeks... wow. Happy birthday!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

looks like so much fun court! can I say you look FABULOUS!! I miss you so much and hate that I don't get to see that cute little Lucy, she really is adorable!

Laura said...

I am absolutely SMITTEN with your daughter. I don't care what anyone says - - MY Luke is marrying Lucy for sure!
I'm glad you had fun in California! And thank you for convincing me to buy the Picnik package, I love it! So much easier than posting 10,000 pictures on each post!
I miss you, girlie!

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

What a great birthday celebration!! She is so tiny & cute & we love you guys. We are always happy when we get to see you & love when you come out to play!

Deven and Alyssa Perry said...

Lucy is so stinkin cute!!! She has good Jeans in her bones.. what a lucky gal.. :)

Whitney said...

Happy 25 Court!! What a perfect trip. You are such an amazing mother and even better wife! I need to be more like you. :)

My favorite Lucy picture is still the one of her in her sunglasses! I just cant get over how cute it is.