Bliss Bits 8/4/2016

It should tell you a little bit about my life these days that I average one “weekly” Bliss Bits post per month! Sure, we’ve been traveling, but let’s be honest…the little dictator in the house determines how my free time is filled on any given day. Oden’s naps have been sporadic and unpredictable, and I end up using that time to eat (!) or fold laundry or make bottles of formula. Throw in teething and an emerging strong-willed personality and it’s hard to find time to write! Spare moments are spent making memories with our little family or juggling our new reality. Still, this month has had all sorts of blissful little bits. Let me share some with you and hopefully inspire you to look around at the joy in your own life!

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Someone isn’t so sure about the outfit Mama chose for him for a rooftop happy hour.

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Fishers Island hydrangeas are incredible.

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So cool to see John’s and Oden’s namesake on the spines of these vintage books.

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Crazy baby hair in the morning light.

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Our friends’ dog is SO sweet!

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This view was incredible to wake up to on Fishers Island!

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I took Oden to his first Farmers Market and he picked out these flowers.

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The plastic rainbow baby gear is multiplying.

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Cholula thinks this “baby area” is for her!

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This is actually where she’s happiest.

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Thoughtful friends continue to send thoughtful gifts!

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John (aka the Breakfast King) has been on a roll with Huevos Rancheros!

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Nothing could replace Betty, but we’ve got a new little house-on-wheels.

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Sometimes I think she believes she’s human.

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Lazy park days!

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My pregnancy French toast cravings have finally subsided!

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View from a hike with Cholula.

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Those little teeth are making us all miserable!

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Dr. Seuss things on a tree.

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We tried a new trail! She’s smiling.

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Have a Willie nice day! Oden joined us at the Willie Nelson concert.

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Red Butte Garden has the most amazing music venue!

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Legend.

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When the three-year-old asks to hold the baby and he’s almost her size…at 5 months…

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We tried pears. We liked them.

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A happy garden is one full of bees.

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Chunk!

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The kiddie pool was too chilly, but nakie baby time on the patio was pretty fun!

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A quiet morning moment while my entire family napped.

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Concert situation in Hot Lake City.

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Do yourself a favor and listen to Gary Clark, Jr. What an incredible blues talent!

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FEET! I HAVE FEET!

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Shrimp and beet salad for girls’ night out. 

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Theater beverage for “Bad Moms.”

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Babies meeting for the first time. They’ll be lifelong friends!

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My first lemonade stand stop of the year gave me blue lemonade!

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My little sweet potato.

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One year ago, I had a baby in my belly on Haviland Lake, camping with my folks!

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Two years ago, we celebrated a friend’s birthday on this ranch.

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Three years ago, we were backstage at My Morning Jacket.

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Four years ago, the Fab Five went to our 20th high school reunion!

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Five years ago, I was challenging Perry to a cannonball contest.

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And this morning, I was on the trail with my dear friend, Ali, from Charleston!

You know. Just the usual bliss. 

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