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I know, I know....

I know, I know it seems like all we ever do is go hiking and I have tons of pages of us hiking to prove it, but I adore it. I love to smell the trees and the lovely canyon air. Isaak loves to roam and explore. It just doesn't get any better. Plus it relieves tons of stress for me. It's kind of like my beach in Utah. Since we don't have an ocean the mountains are the next best thing. I wanted to post the picture because I love the picture of Riley, Cory and Isaak. I can't believe I caught the perfect moment. It makes me happy every time I look at the picture.

Bitter and Sweet

The sweet is that Isaak is potty trained. He is a full fledged toilet pee machine. He's amazing. I'm amazed at how good at it he has become in the last few weeks. He even comes in from playing to pee. It makes me happy. He also goes through the night and will yell out, "Daddy, pee, pee," if he has to pee during the night or early morning. I was so worried he wouldn't go back to sleep, but he does. It seems miraculous, but I'm so happy to be done with diapers. I didn't realize how tired of them I was. I'm so glad that I don't have to wipe a poopy bum, but the bitter is that I will soon be wiping another poopy bum. Sigh. At least they are breastfeeding poop, which isn't super stinky or as gross as toddler poop.

The sweet is that Isaak has transitioned to a bed. A real Bed. We bought one at Ikea. We went all out on the mattress that had natural fibers, wool as a flame retardant instead of chemicals and some other features that will be better for h…

Hypnobirthing

So the day isn't so far away that I'm going to be having this baby. I think the second pregnancy must be faster than the first one. I feel like I just found out I was pregnant. My skin seems to be getting mighty stretched out by my belly button though, which has become half innie and half outie since Isaak. It's my proud to be a mommy crazy lopsided belly button. I only wonder if this time it will become a complete outie. Cory calls it my turkey timer. It's almost completely flat, so It's getting near time, which is actually the opposite of a turkey timer, but you get the idea right?

I have decided to use natural birth again. And this may surprise you, but I'm super excited. We hired a doula and she came over yesterday to go through some things and I'm really excited to see how this birth goes and hope that with my knowledge of what happened last time that I'll be more prepared. We plan on using hypnobirthing techniques along with some stuff from NIA, ma…

That Face!!!!

We had just finished hiking on a dreadfully hot day when we all tried to squish into the only spot in the meadow with a little bit of shade. Isaak curled up in Cory's lap and just laid down while we ate our snacks. I just love this shot of him. I also love that whenever we go hiking at some point he sits down on the side of the trail and says, "Snack time!" He knows we always have a little something something to eat. In fact one time I brought a huge bowl of grapes and I handed them to him and wasn't really paying attention. A few minutes later he said, "All done," and gave me back the empty bowl. We left soon after that because it was the only snack I had brought for the both of us and I was ravenous after hiking. We've had an awesome summer, but I can start to feel fall in the air. It's amazing that Utah always seems to realize when fall comes, but has forgotten that warmer weather is supposed to start in March and April not July. Crazy Utah. May…

Catch up

I am a page away from finishing our California Trip. I'm so excited. I thought I would never finish and at times as I would scroll through the three hundred pictures my mind would quickly start to feel overwhelmed and I would keep telling myself. It's okay Sadie you can only do one page at a time-just focus on a moment at a time. Finally I was scrolling through and realized that I had done all the pictures. I did it. I feel pretty awesome. The last page is an easy four picture page for which I already have the layout envisioned in my head, so if tonight after I finish shredding and slicing zucchini for our food storage then, only then will I be able to finish the page. Boring talk that I've just given you. I'm happily nesting away here in my house with the bright beautiful sunshine on a perfect fall day. Isaak and I bottled some tomatoes earlier today. Our food storage is really benefiting from this nesting behavior of mine. Isaak helped me skin the tomatoes and no I d…