Author: emi

30th birthday! 🎉

30th birthday! 🎉

turning thirty was more memorable and special than i could have imagined, especially during this unique time! i love the people in my life and especially chase for always going above & beyond. it was a perfect day, truly! probably because i had no expectations…

april 2020

april 2020

April definitely went a lot faster than March had, as we were much more used to the new at-home reality and routine. It was still a strange month, but somehow a really good one despite the craziness in the world. Some highlights from the month…

Easter 2020!

Easter 2020!

This Easter was so special despite seeming like it would not be, given our quarantined COVID circumstances. For me, it simplified it so beautifully and made us focus on mainly what the holiday is about: the incredible fact that our Savior overcame the grave and rose above it, for US. What He did for us gives us knowledge that is life-changing. It helps us know that no matter what happens, our Savior has felt every hardship and pain and has taken them away in the end. It was powerful to spend this Easter focusing on our Savior, eating special occasion food, and following the fun traditions with our two little girls that made them love this holiday too :) 

We woke up and had quiche + bunny pancakes with coconut syrup, opened some simple little baskets and had a church program before talking to family. Later the girls skipped through the grass in the back finding their little pastel eggs, and it was so fun and cute to watch them. They are in such a fun stage and I am soaking up time with just these two little sissies before baby boy joins! Rea was so cute finding them all and directing Claire to some, and Claire’s age is the best to watch them realize what is in the eggs they are collecting..haha! At that point she just stopped, sat in the grass and enjoyed her treats and toys. We made a yummy dinner of chicken cordon bleu, caprese salad, homemade bread and carrot cake. 

Happy Easter! So grateful to have had a meaningful holiday as a highlight in the midst of all of this. We have hope and peace, thanks to Him! He is risen. ♥️ 

it’s a BOY!

it’s a BOY!

Can’t believe we have a little baby boy on the way…still pinching ourselves! This little boy already feels so special and so real to us, especially from being a bright spot during this crazy COVID time in the world. It has also been a different…

march 2020

march 2020

a lot of months can blend together, but i don’t think ANY of us will ever forget march 2020. whew! what a month this has been. it feels like so much more than a month, and it’s mind-blowing to think about how the first week…