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Life Lately

JANUARY is almost over! Sometimes it feels like this month just flew by and other times it feels like this month has dragged on for-ev-er! We’ve had a mix of a crazy month + stuck indoors month because I’m a wimp with the cold + a good dose of cabin fever + doctor’s visits + dance parties galore. I was in a little bit of a funk there for a few weeks (January blues!) but I’m doing SO much better now. Let’s be honest, January was just kind of a weird month! Ha! Anyways, it’s been awhile since I dumped a bazillion photos on the blog and today felt like the perfect day to do so! πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been the greatest about picking up my camera this month, but last week I kept it nearby during the day to snap a few photos of the girls here and there. I love this little stage of life we’re in and these photos make my heart burst! Here’s a little recap of what we’ve been up to lately: 

^^ Sisters! They’re playing more and more together lately and its the cutest thing. ^^

^^ Not totally loving the cold weather, but I am loving cuddling up with these two during the day. Also, please not that Ellie is always dressed like it’s summer. She’s pretty much in denial that it’s winter. ^^

^^ Happy, happy, happy. And always drooling. ^^

^^ To make up for a mean mom morning, we make Pinkalicious cupcakes after preschool one day. Happy these little ones can forgive so quick. Also, cupcakes fix everything. πŸ™‚ ^^

^^ Ellie’s job was to unload the silverware from the dishwasher. She insisted that the plastic spoons be with the other spoons because “they missed their family!”

^^Ellie’s been picking up my camera more and more and I keep finding random photos like these on my SD card. ^^

^^ Happy little additions to my fridge. I love Ellie’s artwork! ^^

^^ We were talking about what Ellie wanted to be when she grows up. “A mommy, a doctor, a baby, and a dinosaur.” ^^

^^Princesses all day, every day. ^^

^^ Peek a boo through the little playhouse window. ^^

^^ Addie’s going through a bit of a stranger danger stage which means she’s attached to my hip a lot during the day. And I’m so okay with that. ^^
^^I know I say this all the time, but seriously, happiest little baby. ^^

^^ Rearranged our shelves. If you look closely, you’ll see the frame that still needs to be filled with a picture. And also, leftover Christmas candy. ^^

^^Always dressed like it’s summer. And always in a princess dress. ^^

^^ Why our TV has fingerprints on it and also why it’s bolted to the wall! ^^

^^ More gummy smiles from this girl. She chews on EVERYTHING. Though, I’m not sure if she’s actually teething. That’s what I thought about Ellie for the first 16 months of her life till she FINALLY got her first tooth. Ha! ^^

^^ The pink cat that goes everywhere with us – thank you Santa! ^^

^^ A major close up of me & my Addie girl. Also, the last half of this month has been pure bliss compared to the first half. I’ve had a few health issues and after a week of being in the worst pain I’ve ever felt (argh!), multiple appointments with doctors (bless them!), I’m finally getting back on my feet! Wahoo! ^^

^^ A little reminder from one of my favorite scriptures – D&C 123:17 “…let us CHEERFULLY do all things that lie in our power…” I’ve made that my scripture for the year. And it’s a good scripture to have and be reminded of, especially on the nights when it’s two in the morning and there’s sick kids to tend to and all the fire alarms in the house keep beeping low battery or going off. Ha! We laughed our way through that night. πŸ˜‰ ^^ 

^^ Pretend napping with her babies. ^^

^^ One day, Addie, you can wear princess shoes, too! ^^

^^ The corner always looks about like this. πŸ˜‰ ^^

^^ Twirling, dancing, and singing all day long. Yesterday’s song was “Mommy’s favorite colors are pink and purple. My favorite colors are pink and purple, toooooooo.” ^^

^^ Fake Ikea plants to try to trick my brain into thinking it’s spring so I don’t focus on how dreary and cold it is outside! πŸ™‚ ^^

^^ My girls LOVE graham crackers but the CRUMBS! I find them all over. πŸ™‚ Also, love that quote from the Family Proclamation. ^^
^^ Addie girl, always scooting herself under the couches and ottomans! Ha! Also, graham crackers crumbs. Ahhh! I swear, no matter how many times we sweep, they always show up, those sneaky little things.^^
Whew! Did you make it all the way down? Congrats! Have a happy week my friends! XO
Alexa Zurcher




  • Anonymous

    Your girls are the cutest!!

  • Amy

    Cutest update!! Oh those girlies are just gems!! Can't wait to see you all this weekend. Gramma needs some cuddle time!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Halie Ferguson

    Ok your hair in Addie's stranger danger picture is gorgeous. You must teach me your ways. Also boo on being sick! I am glad your doing better!

  • April @ Hansen Love

    Your happy soul, and girls make January brighter. Hopefully you're feeling better!!!

  • ellen

    I love your updates and photos. I'm sorry about your health issues; I'm glad you're feeling better. πŸ™‚

  • Claire

    How fun to have suvh awesome documentation of your daily life! I need to be better about picking up my camera during the day! And I am cracking up at the thought of Ellie not having any teeth at 16 months! How did she even eat? πŸ™‚

  • Ashley Ziegler

    I love all of the things she wants to be when she grows up.. So cute!!

  • Tayler Morrell

    My goodness! I LOVE the snippets of your home–it's beautiful!

  • The Girl who Loved to Write

    That first picture of the two of them is so sweet!

  • Susan Stange

    I'm going to do this! I want to capture a little of what life is like before baby number three comes! Also, where did you get your accent chairs?

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