Due to some crazy babysitting swaps, Jeff and I were able to get away for 2 nights in a beach condo for free! I was so excited and so ready for it. We figured this is probably our last chance while I don't feel too huge! Anyway, we had a wonderful time. We didn't have anything planned, which is rare and wonderful for me. The condo we stayed at was in a wooded area and was beautiful. It had snowed at the beach for the first time in about 7 years. Being from CA, I couldn't quite get over the snow at the beach- it was cool! We went down to Newport, and stopped to see a lighthouse and some tide pools. We weren't on a time schedule and just enjoyed being together. Here are some pics of us.
Now, here is the flip side. One of the reasons I haven't posted is because I haven't had a good night's sleep since the trip. Emily had just gotten rid of the binky and decided she wanted to sleep in her big girl bed all at the same night. Now, she just crawls out of bed screaming at all hours of the night. Ugh!! It has been awful. Please give me any suggestions. Last night, she didn't actually fall asleep until 11pm and then woke up screaming at 6am, waking up Dallin too. I was so mad I put her in her crib and she cried herself back to sleep. A cute story for her, Jeff and I took the kids swimming at the YMCA. There is a slide there that the kids have always loved. Dallin goes down it by himself now, which is great. Unfortunately, it means Emily wants to go by herself too. Well, Jeff let her try and somehow she came down on her hands and knees, and then did a front flip under the water before he could grab her. The next time I took her on the slide I asked if she wanted to go by herself and she said, "No, go with Mommy!" She is so funny!
On a good note, there was a crazy snow day here and we had a blast. Emily jumped on the sled with whoever was going down. It was really cute. The two pregnant moms built a snowman, pretty funny and we just enjoyed being outside.
I am also trying to learn digital scrapbooking. If you have any tips or suggestions, I am all ears. I will try to update more often this week.
Beauty for Ashes
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