Ok, so what's the truth behind gum swallowing? Should I be worried about Galla's stick-a-day habit? It's like a Pavlovian response for her to ask for gum everytime we get in the car. I give her a half stick (for all you dentists/dental students out there, it is sugar-free) which always ends up "down the tunnel," as she puts it. I think I'd prefer that to in her hair or on the furniture, but should I be concerned about this constant swallowing? Pretty sure it's just an old wives' tale, so if the gum keeps her quiet, I'm gunna keep it coming!
With the kids napping and me trying to avoid having to do anything genuinely productive, I thought I'd post a blog about my birthday. It was last week, but I feel like it has been a nice stretched out celebration around here with all the gifts I've been getting and fun we've been having. Brad and I went out last weekend and the weekend before and celebrated on my birthday by Brad making steak and carrot cake. YUM!My awesome in-laws got me a gift card to Sephora so I got to go get my make-up done and buy some products I liked. They do the consultation for free and didn't make me feel any pressure to buy. It was so fun! I was going to put a picture of me wearing the make-up, but that would mean I'd have to actually do my make-up and it's not so much a make-up day today!
Brad took me shoe shopping at DSW where I got these killer heels. I LOVE them! I expected Galla to be equally enamored with them since she loves to play with my shoes, especially the dressy ones, but when I put them on and asked her if she liked them, she simply said, "nope." Later she noticed the bees and bugs on them, though, and decided she does like them.
My parents got me this beautiful panoramic picture of the Oakland Temple. I know on top of the fridge seems like a random display place, but if you've ever been to my apartment you'd know that it's great because it's so visible from the entry way, living room and kitchen. I love the tone it sets in our home and the reminder that it is of how blessed we are. I certainly am very blessed in so many ways. Thank you to everyone who celebrated my 26th birthday with me. Who says that getting old isn't fun? I wish it was my birthday everyday!
I wish we'd been blogging since the beginning of our marriage because it's such a great way to keep a record of the memories. But since we haven't, I thought I'd throw in some flashbacks every now and again. With V-Day on it's way, here's a look back at last year's festivities:Galla figured, "Forget the paper--let's just turn Finn's face into a Valentine!" He was so helpless, but she did it out of love!
Baby #3 is a girl!! I know that bottom picture (no pun intended) looks about as clear as mud, but in the original you can definitely see the little labia. We are super excited for another little girl to join our family and can't wait to welcome her into the world on or around June 12. Looks like the boys will be outnumbered again and Galla's cute old clothes will get another go! Brad and I feel very blessed to have such beautiful, healthy babies. I marvel every time at the miraculousness of the whole process and thank Heavenly Father for entrusting us with His children.