Joe and I used to be really good about going out on a regular date night. In California we went out about every other week, but since moving to Utah we have totally gotten out of the habit. So we are trying hard to get back into a routine.
We usually just end up going to dinner and I honestly just enjoy the uninterrupted conversation! Since our dates are pretty casual I always reach for go to are my black jeans and a lose blouse. Or I’ll keep it simple with a dress + booties.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how we are surviving in a 2- bedroom rental with all 7 of us while we finish our build, and though it’s definitely been chaotic and a little crazy, we are making it work, and feeling so blessed to be able to build this new home in an area we love!
Luckily, our littles have been so flexible with everything, and are still (for the most part) at the ages where they are loving having a big sleepover every night, because that is what it is! We have Hunter, Hudson, and Hayden sharing a big bed, with Houston in his crib in the same room…
You guys… I have to start off by saying a huge thank you! I don’t know why I am still surprised, but every single time I reach out with a question, whether it be about parenting, home design, something personal, or in this case constipation, no matter what you guys always come out in full force with sooo much helpful advice and I could not be more grateful for you taking the time to support not only me, but the little community we’ve built here.
So as some of you may know, my Houston (2 years old) has always kind of struggled in the poop department. The poor little guy is constantly struggling with constipation, and I was feeling at my wits end like we had tried just about everything out there! So like I always do when I need some advice, I turned to you guys and oh my did you come through!!
Like most girls, I’m all about any excuse to get a little more dressed up than normal, especially when its for date night! Something about getting all dolled up for your man makes you feel like you are dating again, even if you had to shower off the smell of baby spit up first! Haha!.Just keepin it real over here!
If you know my husband Joe, you know he is as low-key as they come. Date night is one of the only occasions I can convince him to trade the comfy work scrubs for some nice jeans, so every once in awhile I make him skip the burgers + fries…
A little over a month ago I shared with you all about the AMAZING skin care line I had been using for about three months, TULA and how much I love it!! I didn’t think it was possible to love the line more. But I’ve recently been using some of the products from their new line, and cannot get enough!
In my last post here, I mentioned I’ve always kind of been a slacker when it comes to washing my face and sticking to a good routine. These two new products —Replenishing Cleansing Oil + Moisture Repair Pressed Serum make my skin feel so great + I actually look forward to my skin care routine now. (my mom is dying after reading that sentence) haha!
I’m just now finally getting around to writing a house update and am excited to finally share some progress! It has been a long and stressful road but we feel beyond blessed for this opportunity to build in a town that we are excited to be in! It has been so fun living close to my sisters and having parents closer as well. Plus the little people have adjusted so well!! The hardest part has been more just me trying to manage all of our stuff in a two bedroom basement apartment! Our date has been pushed back quite a few times as we’ve had some hiccups along the way, but in the end we know it will be so worth it!
So it is still pretty warm here, but I am starting to feel the cooler, crisp mornings coming! It’s actually getting me excited for Fall. (I might change my mind once winter comes) haha. The kids are in love with school annnnnnd the bus stop – Houston thinks he can join them + tries to keep up with them every morning with his backpack in hand.
A little house update — the window company lost some of our windows, so that has pushed our deadline back even more now. Our builders, Gordon Milar Construction, feel sooo bad and are trying to find ways around the window delay and moving forward with other things that can be done so that we can hopefully still move in before Thanksgiving.
I’d love to know who made up the rule that you aren’t suppose to wear white after labor day?! Seriously? If you ask me…I think its pretty funny + I’m never given up my basic white tee for anything, any season or rule – ever. haha. So today I thought it would be fun to share my most worn white items in my closet, and most are under $100!!
I’ve been getting a lot of emails (since having Harper) asking how life with five little people is. To be honest it’s not much different than four. (but we were already crazy at that point) haha. Things are still crazy + busy but adding our sweet little Harper has helped us all slow down for a second, and enjoy her sweet spirit.
The older kids have really stepped up and helped out SOOO much since Harper was born. Hunter can fully feed, make a bottle, change bums, and put both babies to bed. (not by herself) but if Hudson is there to help – those two have been my lifesavers!! Really I don’t know what I would have done without…
Happy Labor Day Weekend!!! I hope your all enjoying some time with your people. My mom is coming in town today for the weekend (and we am so excited!) to help us load up the semi truck we are sending to TEXAS!! I am hoping it all turns out okay and we can fill up this truck!! (so worried) If you would like to help donate I would just cry!! My paypal is [email protected] if you’d like to help and I promise every . single . penny will go to the people of Texas.
On another note, Labor Day Weekend has some of the best sales!! So I rounded up my favorite stores and all the discount codes to go with them. I’ll be sharing on my Instagram stories a few items I going to try and pick up for myself and the little people — because we don’t have one single winter item!! California problems. haha. Thank you again for all your love and support!!