Saturday, October 31, 2015

halloween tickle monster

i've always been about easy halloween costumes. harper already had this monster outfit in her closet (a gift from an auntie), and i thought it would be perfect for this year's halloween costume considering she has recently learned the art + enjoyment of tickling. "ticka ticka ticka" is a constant phrase around here currently, while she gently brushes her tiny fingers back + forth. 

the night before halloween, we attended our church's annual "trunk or treat" festivities. she surprisingly had a blast toddling around the parking lot with papa + splashing in rain puddles. and on halloween, i got her one treat while grocery shopping: a shiny red apple!

Monday, October 19, 2015

weekend in anchorage // "i'm pregnant"

in october, i made a spontaneous weekend trip to anchorage. my sister-in-law thought it'd be fun to meet up while my sister + her kiddos were also in town from up north. i'm usually a huge plan-ahead-er, but now that we live so close to where we grew up, i couldn't think of a good enough reason not to fly in. it was my first time flying solo with harper, and luckily all went smoothly! it was great to check in with family + friends, and i also got to go to the temple with my sister (thanks to my sis-in-law babysitting all our kids!). but the fun part was sharing the news in person with everyone that i'm 16 weeks pregnant! way more fun than calling or texting with the news.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

autumn at mendenhall glacier

garrison bribed me to get out of the house on this gorgeous fall day by meeting me on his lunch break at the glacier for a quick family photo. how could i say no?!? afterward, harper + i hiked to the waterfall, which was so good for both our souls. sometimes i can be such a home-body + need to remember how easy it is to get out more, and how great that fresh air feels. especially since the leaves are turning, the air is getting chillier, and termination dust has hit the mountains.

another favorite photo, here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

harper // 18 months

our baby girl is a year + a half! i almost can't believe it. she's a daddy's girl, loves attending nursery at church, can say her own name + tries pronounce most things we say, finally drink's cow's milk, started falling asleep on her own for nap time, and makes a kissey sound after we say i love you. i loved this month.