Tuesday, May 2, 2017

All sortsa done with law school

Very proud to introduce Doctor Steven Daniel Radford... haha jokes. He has specifically asked to not be referred to as Doctor, so that will be the one and only time I will address him as such. Of all the fake doctors out there, lawyers are by far the fakest. But he does have his juris doctorate, and I am very proud of all that he has accomplished these last three years. He worked so hard at school and internships, and still made sure to make his family his top priority. He did his time at law school with a wife and three kids, while working part time at a family law firm, and while being 1st counselor in the YM presidency. He really is quite awesome in my opinion. 
These last three years have been spent doing much more than law school though. We have made great friends and have been able to have so much fun exploring the mountains and activities that Provo has to offer. Next up: the BAR the end of July! So a full time job of studying is what our summer holds. Here's to hoping he passes on the first try. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Debbie downer

I'm totally being a depressed little Debbie downer when it comes to leaving Provo. 

I realize that we have zero income and it makes the most sense to move to Idaho for June and July while dan studies and takes the BAR... but man do I love this little city. I went on a run tonight (all 1.5 miles of it), ran down center street and got super sentimental thinking of all our friends here... and the mountains... and the awesome downtown... and the fun ward... and all of my girls' best friends they have here. After a play date last week (one that lasted 5 hours) Stori climbed on my bed and dramatically stared out the window and then started sobbing. She told me she really loves her friends and doesn't want to leave them. Man that smashed my little heart into pieces. 

Once we move to Idaho, I know she will be able to make new friends and will LOVE living by dans family and my family. She will miss her very bestie Kenzi, and her other bffs caprice, temperance, Riley (the cutest boy in kindergarten), and savanna. I also know that Sylvie will make friends quickly, but man does she love her bff Hailey. And hazel, coleson, Emory, and Hudson. My kids have seriously been blessed with amazing friends. 
So I'm out running and thinking about all of this and realized that I'm super dramatic haha and that I knew this day would come. In fact, counted down the days until dan was done. But now that it's here, I'm gonna be a little baby and cry about moving on. Haha. Hopefully it won't be too long before we find our forever home and have to say a few less goodbyes. 
With all that said, this summer should be really really fun! Idaho summers are amazing! Plus we will have a lot of family living there and coming for a visit, which will be the perfect medicine to cure my Provo loving blues. 

^^first day of preschool... looks like I need an updated picture with caprice

Monday, April 24, 2017

One month Georgia Belle

Still unsure what color her eyes will be. Most days they look blue, but occasionally look super brown?!
Eating schedule: 7:30 am (I usually have to wake her up to feed her before I take Stori to school)
10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and then I feed her at 9pm when I lay her down for the night. She will sleep from 9-5:30am, then back down until I wake her in the morn. 
I try to keep her awake between the 7:30pm and 9pm feeding so that she will go to bed easier. Working really good so far. I think within the next few weeks I will take away that 9 o'clock feeding. 
She is very strong and loves to stand when we hold her by her armpits. Not really smiling yet, but probably because she sleeps the day away. Only awake for maaaaybe 5 hours total haha. 
She is such a good easy baby. I don't want to jinx anything, but truly a dream baby. The only time she really gets fussy is when I'm keeping her awake at night, before bed. I'm only aware that she's hungry in the middle of the night because she makes little tiny noises like she's trying to get her binky. She will cry when she gets too cold too... like after a blowout and she has to be a nakey baby while I change her.
She loves to be held, only kind of likes being a burrito baby, has to be convinced that she likes her binky, and absolutely hates the boogie sucker. 
She has been my most difficult nurser out of all my kids, but it's still pretty great. She just has trouble staying latched in the beginning and that results in milk shooting everywhere (tmi). But it's cool baby Georgia, I love taking milk baths. 
Weighs about 7lbs and growing wasaay too fast. Even though I'm currently still in the perfect newborn stage, I'm already missing it. She is the cutest little thing and is so adored by everyone in this house! 

📸 Stori ^^
Creepily put my hair on Georgia's head, to make her have long hair. Turns out our hair is almost the exact same color, and that I am easily entertained ^^
The girls are convinced that when she sticks her tongue out, it means that she loves them. They get so excited when she says "i love you" and will stick their tongues out back at her haha

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter time

This was our very first time not having Easter Sunday with family. It definitely did feel weird, but also kinda nice spending a nice beautiful day in Provo as a small family. We attended church, and then dan cooked us roast with potatoes and carrots, and a salad. After dan cleaned up the kitchen (ya, I married a keeper), we walked to the temple and hung out there for a bit. The girls found stranger friends immediately and played with them while dan and I sat and talked. 
The Friday before Easter, we drove to Clarkston and stayed until Saturday night. We did our traditional Easter egg hunt/BBQ. Then dan and i went into Logan with meg and Joel to do a little shopping while Maizy stayed home with the kids (Georgia Belle came along). then when we got back to Provo, Josh's family stopped at our house to meet Georgia and talked until almost midnight. It was a fast fun holiday, and i of course barely took any pictures.

Battle Creek falls

Georgia completed her very first hike, and we all crossed off another Provo bucket list item. 
The hike to battle creek falls was a bit shorter than we had planned for, but it was a great length for the kiddos. It was 1.5 miles and had a fun waterfall at the end where we ate our picnic. Georgia slept the whole time of course 😊. The kids always seem to run out of gas until they see a steep part of the mountain and then they magically have enough energy to scale the steep mountainside and climb every tree in sight. 
Can't wait for more hikes as a family of 5