Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Fun: Dragon Splash and One Direction

 Today we met up with our friends from Ogden at a Dragon splash pad in Layton. 
 Rowan enjoyed watching the boys play basketball!

Willow and her friend Ruby had a great time playing together!

They even took Rowan down the slide a few times.

 So happy!

Then it was off for our girls evening of One Direction!
 First stop: Build A Bear where Willow stuffed a One Direction Bear complete with music and a Harry shirt :)

Someone is very happy!
 Then we hit the theater to see their new movie "This is Us"
It was a very sweet movie.  We had a really good time.
Sun kissed, full of popcorn and milk duds and falling asleep in her One Direction PJ's :) 
Life is Sweet

Happy EDD Day!

 What is EDD day?  It is Estimated Due Date Day and yes we celebrate it! A perk, if you will, of being a get 3 celebrations of your existence.  One, your birthday of course(June 15th)....two, the day you graduated from the NICU(Aug 18th)....three your EDD day since no one really knows when you would have been born if you were able to choose your own birthday.  In Rowan's case, Aug 29th.
Rowan got new shoes, his first ever, and a new sleeping place...well, sort of.  It is good for naps because I don't have to worry about him falling off our super high bed if I am downstairs.  There he is asleep with his eyes half open as usual. One day he may actually sleep there all night! I am sure I will wake up in a panic since I am so used to seeing nearly every hour on the clock!

Happy EDD Day little man!  We love you even though you never sleep :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Not Back to School Picnic

 Today we kicked off our "school year" with a Not Back to School Picnic.
Technically there is no "start day" for us since we are are unschoolers and believe we are learning all the time.  School is not separate from life.
But since we have a lot of school friends that have recently gone back to the classroom, we thought we would celebrate not going back to school with a picnic at Liberty Park.

 4 hours of eating, friends, playgrounds, water and parachute play! It is still summer after all.
My beautiful Willow is growing up so fast.  She would be in 5th grade this year.  Where did the time go?  Before I know it, Rowan will be there.



Thanks for the fun kickoff to "school"...
It's a great unschooled life!

Monday, August 26, 2013


 Happy 18 to my beautiful Mara Vivianne!
 Lot's of cards to open!

 And sweet gifts from a little sister...
 She got her dessert to go so the server decorated a plate :)

 Cute and funny Brett and Mara....

hee hee  We love you! Happy celebrations :)

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!