HAPPPPY NEW YEAR!!
Can you believe these little groms made it to midnight to ring in the New Year last night?
We even did a fake ball drop around 9:30.
We were a¬†little nervous to break in their boards for the first time on 6 hours of sleep – – –¬† uhh¬†hello, they ARE NATURALS. But wait. Why am I surprised again?!?¬†They are Jon Parrish offspring. Sometimes I forget how humble he is. Thrilled I got 2 seasons of skiing with these sweeties before they officially turned to the dark side.¬†
“Like winterton, but a wuhh sound.” – Jonah
Our “inside” looks different this year. I keep finding myself missing “HOME”.
Squished between our new home + a temporary 2 bedroom apartment without any real roots in the ground.¬†Feels different.
I’ve been trying to think of a better word to describe it, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
We really are so grateful, I don’t mean to complain. We have healthy energetic kids + a warm place to sleep at night. Many blessings!
We are holding strong to wherever we are TOGETHER, is Home!
And really getting motivated to get our buns into gear so we can be in our¬†house before next Christmas ūüôā
You’ve heard me cheer¬†Mark’s + Spencer from the rooftop.¬† Thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide with some of our favorite family pieces that have made our home festive!
They have¬†great priced stocking stuffers + the cutest beanie mitten sets you’ve ever seen.
Beanie Mitten Set
I’ve always been drawn to the cute felt ornaments for our tree, but since having kids, it makes sooo much more sense to me now! ūüôā I snagged them 3 for 2.
Here are a few of our favorites: FOX | POLAR BEAR
I like unique little games, gizmo’s¬†+ gadgets.
PINBALL | HARMONICA | BINGO GAME
I hope Tanner doesn’t look at this because we are totally exploiting his¬†Christmas gift¬†here.¬† HAHA whoops.
Da pom on the beanies! I just can’t quit it! I love that little poof as it bobbles around when he walks!
I am kinda picky with my jammies. They have to be butter or else I’m claustrophobic in 2 seconds. I sleep with socks + always kick them off by morning. Here is a link for my nightgown + here is link for my robe! ZIPPPPER! I thought I was a robe¬†connoisseur, but this is my first with a zipper. Can’t beat the prices at M&S.
WRAPPING PAPER BUNDLE
BUS BUS BUS ūüôā
We have London near the top on our Bucketlist so these baubles realllly stood out to me!
Flannel for Dad! Jon loves their fitted shirts + their casual ones too!
Jack took a tumble down our stairs over the weekend, so seeing him smile has been a bonus.¬†The brothers have been doting over him like crazy.
Rigg’s sweat suit (that actually tightens in the pants). Size up!
Mark‚Äôs & Spencer is uniquely curated + full of options for the whole fam. Plus, I love their lightening fast shipping – – – way less stressful preparing for the holidays! xx
This post was in¬†collaboration¬†with Marks & Spencer and Shoppinglinks
Have you been out to brave the crowds yet?! I’m doing all of my shopping online this year.¬†For anyone wondering where we shop for our boys, LISTEN UP!
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m self-conscious about entitled children. It’s one of my biggest fears¬†as a parent,¬†so¬†in a world where it’s ME ME ME all of the time, we are working overtime to implement gratitude in all things! Please bless I’m not the only parent banging my head on my palm at times? Read on for 4 areas we¬†are focusing on:
Wellp. . . all¬†my¬†late nights finally caught up to me.
Smack dab in the middle of our family Halloween Party this weekend.
I spent the morning finding white sweats for our stick figure family costume.
Jon came up with the idea + I was stoked to run with it.
But my heart pretty much ate itself
when we stopped at¬†Zurchers¬†quick, before we met Jon after work .
To keep it short, the kids were NOT into our family costume idea.
Like, at allll.
But Halloween is for the kids right?
I cried for a hot second, ditched the original plans
+ let them pick out whatever the crap they wanted to be for the party!
Rigg : Batman | Jack : Robin¬† | Jonah : Charizard
We lost the costume contest by a mile, but I still came home feeling good about life.
MINUS the fact that I crashed before Jack.
When you see our family dressed as a stick family one day,
promise to judge us as parents, k? ūüėČ
Do you lean towards family themed costumes?
¬†We started our 4th of July celebrations off at the Ward BBQ. It’s been going for who knows how many years + the bishopric always comes back to cook for everyone. We love our ward so much! Can’t bring ourselves to start saying goodbyes yet.
We’ve had our pop up trailer for a month or so now? Maybe a bit longer, but HELLO, best investment so far as parents! HANDS DOWN. ¬†Fresh air, warm beds, Jonah’s campfire stories + PB&Js sure¬†making me smile tonight.
All the camp sites we were planning on staying in for Fathers Day were full by Friday afternoon, so we faced a bit of an adventure head on + stumbled upon a gold mine while we were at it. WHO KNEW THIS BEAUTY EXISTED IN OUR BACKYARD?¬†Utah, you pretty! Real, real prettttty.
5 quick memories¬†before I gush over how obsessed we are with Jon for Fathers Day:
1. Squashing all 4 of us onto one motorcycle | 2 for 2 riders falling asleep
2. Conversations about each of the kids on said motorcycle ride
3. Meditating in the most serene place. My heart was overflowing. Still is.
4. Jack listening to his voice all the way up the canyon, all the way back. His mind will be BLOWN when we take him on a rumble strip in the mini.
5. Whittier’s¬†joining us for lunch + motorcycles!
¬† Our gold tea pot + his little romper.¬†
5 quick¬†sours¬†to remind you exactly how normal our life is:
1. I forgot the bag with the cheese + marshmallows. “ohhh you guys love egg only omelets, remember? …wait, can they even be called omelets¬†with just one ingredient…..?¬†
2. the egg carton¬†disintegrated in the cooler of melted ice
3. cold sore from H E DOUBLE
4. jack biffed it off the chair after his watermelon was gone. #bloodynose
5. camp fire laundry
Wanted to throw on a few phone snaps because this place is too GREAT¬†to forget!
I think I’ll save the ranting as to why Jon is the best dad in all the land — for his Fathers Day¬†card. But it feels good to be ahead of the game on a post for once! Huzzah!¬†Happy Fathers Day weekend! xx
There have been several¬†distinct times in motherhood career
where I have felt my Grandma Webb’s¬†presence in my life.
Painting Easter Eggs and eating Easter treats with the boys was one of them!
Valentine’s Day this year was pretty memorable. I’ve learned that the more I invest in this little family of mine, the happier I am with life. Motherhood without regrets. Wife life # 1. The rest starts to fall away +¬†I ¬†genuinely enjoy the way it feels at the end of the day. It’s more important for me to live a life that feels¬†good on the inside, before it looks good on the outside!