Tuesday, December 31, 2013

4 Months

Ander is growing like a weed! I don't know his exact height/weight yet because his appt is next week but he is HUGE. He is learning so many things! He reaches out and grabs things, rolls over, has stronger leg and core muscles, and is full of giggles! What a joy he is!

Epic mad face. hahaha!

 My friend Alice got him this outfit for Christmas and it's so small on him but I had to put him in it at least once! haha! Adorable! At least his future siblings will get more use out of it.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Stitch Fix

 I wanted to share a fun online shopping experience I had last month. I heard from a friend about a company called Stitch Fix. How it works is that you go online, fill out a style profile, give them all your measurements, and tell them any specifications you have for clothing. I explained that I had just had a baby, was between sizes, and was looking for tops that would cover a saggy tummy for a while. I also needed modest clothes that would cover my garments. They ship you a box with 5 items on a date of your choosing (I did my birthday), you try everything on and decide what to keep, if anything. There is a 20 dollar styling fee but it goes toward your purchase if you decide to buy something. Shipping is free both ways. These are the 5 tops I received.
This was my favorite. It is sooo comfortable and flattering on. This is the only item I kept. $48. (I paid 28 because I had already paid my $20 fee when it shipped). I wouldn't normally pay that much for a shirt (most items are overpriced) but it's so convenient for a busy mom!
The box comes with this card that tells you different ways to wear the items they sent.

 I absolutely loved this sweater but it was $68 and hello, I JUST paid off a baby. Not happening. haha.
 This was too boxy for me.
 This was cute but not a 10.
I didn't like this at all. Ha ha.

Once you decide what to keep, you go online and check out. You tell your personal stylist what you liked or didn't like about your fix and then ship back what you want to return! So easy! I'd definitely do this again! If you want to give it a try, use this link. :) https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3223715
(I'll get a $25 credit if you order a fix. Woot!)

To Grandmother's House We Go!

Brandon got the awesome opportunity to go to India in December for 3 weeks for work. Don't worry- he was back for Christmas. Barely. :) While he was gone, I went to visit family up in the Ogden/Clearfield area for a week before heading down to Arizona to stay with my parents for a few weeks.
 About to get on the train to go see great grandma and grandpa Clements! Ander has traveled in cars, planes, and trains now!

 He loves his great grandpa!

The plane ride to AZ was a little rough. We were squeezed between two larger people and trying to nurse in such a little space is kind of impossible. He's a trooper. While in Arizona, his grandpa taught him some very important life lessons while at the piano. "You better not cry, you better not pout..."
 All smiles for grandma at the ward Christmas party!

 Mom and I had a blast bowling very poorly! hehe!
 Ander discovered he loves Bumbo seats!

We sure enjoyed the warm Arizona sunshine!
 Jenedy taught me how to watercolor. I loved it! This is my first attempt. ha ha.
We had a splendid time in Arizona. It took Ander a couple days to decide he liked his grandma Harmer but she would not be conquered. ha ha. By the end of our stay, they were best buds. It was sad to leave the warm weather to come home but I was also excited for a white christmas. Brandon got home from his trip just a couple days later. He had a great time- I'll let him share the details later.
 Brandon's team gave him this traditional Indian outfit before he came home. It screams to be danced in. ;) Brandon gave me these rad Indian earrings for Christmas. COOL!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Giving Thanks San Diego Style

 Well it took us 12 hours to drive to San Diego with Ander, BUT we had a great time once we got there. We decided to spend Thanksgiving with Brandon's cousins this year. While there, we took the opportunity to get some family photos done (I wanted beach photos but it was raining. Sad!)

 Ander was crying so we decided to copy him. Alas, he just looked at us like we were a bunch of weirdos.

I shared what I was grateful for every day in November on Facebook so I'll recap it here:

Day 1: I'm thankful for music. Music that calms my baby, music that makes me want to dance, music that brings in holiday spirit, music that reminds me of good friends and good memories, music that brings me closer to my Heavenly Father.
Day 2: I'm grateful for my home. A home that I can decorate year round, a home that is clean and organized (for the most part), a home that is familiar and comforting, a home where I feel safe, a home where I feel the spirit, a home where my family is together, a home full of love and laughter.
Day 3: I'm grateful for a cozy warm bed, my awesome body pillow, and a good nights rest. Sleep rocks.
Day 4: I'm grateful for parents who are so in love and who showed me how important it is to slow dance in the kitchen (or anywhere). And I'm grateful for a hubby who will go along with it. 
Day 5: I'm grateful for endorphins. Boo ya baby! Zumba rocked tonight. 
Day 6: I'm grateful for good friends- friends that you can be apart from for months, even years, and when you get together again it's as if no time has passed. Thanks for a fun night Amber Heaven. I love you!
Day 7: I'm grateful for Rick and Kim- my amazing mom and dad in law. They are some of the most selfless people I know, always giving and serving others (and babysitting my little guy). I'm so lucky to have them!
Day 8: I'm grateful for smiles and laughter, especially from my little guy. 
Day 9: I'm grateful for sore muscles that tell me that yesterday's work out was worth it. 
Day 10: I'm grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What a blessing it is in my life!
Day 11: I'm grateful for snuggles with my son. He is the sweetest!
Day 12: I'm grateful for the time our family had with Victory Morgan. It's 2 years ago today he went to be with Heavenly Father. It's good to know we've got an angel watching out for us. Love you Jenedy Eggleston and Victor Eggleston.
Day 13: I'm grateful for technology (for the most part). Thanks for posting this Siri.
Day 14: I'm grateful for sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing with which to explore this wonderful world.
Day 15: I'm grateful for good, real, healthy food that is tasty AND makes me feel good about myself when I eat it. (I'm doing The Biggest Loser with friends and if you see me stuffing my face, swat my hand please).
Day 16: I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to study/dance at BYU and that I'm close enough to come back and see so many fun shows. Well done dancEnsemble. 
Day 17: I'm grateful for a quiet house and time to myself to ponder and reflect.          
Day 18: I'm grateful for packages! What fun!!! :)))
Day 19: I'm grateful for all the time and money my parents invested into my dance career. Seriously Robin Diann Harmer and Brent Harmer, you rock. I love love LOVE dancing. It's such a huge part of who I am and brings me so much joy. Thank you for being my biggest fans!
Day 20: I'm grateful for my sweet hubby. He's my best friend in the whole world. I'm so lucky!
Day 21: I'm grateful for my body and the incredible things it can do.. like GROW A HUMAN!!- and that with it, I can express myself through movement. Our bodies are seriously cool guys. Seriously.
Day 22: I'm grateful for date night every Friday! Off to see Hunger Games!
Day 23: I'm grateful for a nice car that has windows that go up and down and that the ac and heat work and that doesn't have random pieces falling off. - in remembrance of my 1990 Buick Lesabre. 
Day 24: I'm grateful for challenges that make me better and stronger.             
Day 25: I'm grateful for the arts, creativity, and the imagination.
Day 26: I'm grateful for puzzles. 
Day 27: In addition to being grateful for nice weather, nice traffic, and a napping baby on this road trip, I'm also grateful for my freedom. I'm grateful to live in this country (even though Obama's trying really hard to mess it up) and I'm grateful for the people who fight to protect that freedom. 
Day 28: I could never adequately express this but today and every day I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and for the Holy Ghost. Happy Thanksgiving!
Day 29: I'm grateful for all of my family and friends that made my birthday so fun. Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I love you all!
Day 30: I'm grateful for time at the beach!

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!! MUAH! 

3 Months

 Well, Ander is 3 months old! Time flies when you're havin' fun! He's started laughing now which is sooo fun! Luckily he started laughing right before daddy left for India for 3 weeks. We are so glad he didn't miss those first laughs!
Ander went on his first road trip this last weekend, and a 12 hour one at that! He did pretty good but the car seat still really isn't his favorite place to be! Ha ha.
I'm so excited for Ander's first Christmas! He really loves to stare at the Christmas tree lights. We will be having Christmas with Brandon's fam this year and since he is the first and only grandkid in their family, he is gonna get lots of lovin I'm sure!

 It feels so good to be back in my pre-preg clothes again! I was getting really sick of maternity clothes.. haha. I'm still not where I want to be yet but I'm getting closer every day. I'm doing The Biggest Loser with a bunch of other new moms which is really motivating. :)
 This dude has SO many faces. ha ha!