Thursday Randoms

Not to give all our "secret codes" away, but my sweet baby and I have a "sign".
It's become kind of OUR thing.

I will tell him I love him and he will cross his tiny little fingers and say "wuv you mommy"
It is the sweetest thing in the world and sometimes I tear up because it melts my heart.

I'm pretty sure we are the worlds best buddies.

I promise I'm hardly sad in this crazy world we live in -
of course we all have our "bad days" but trust me, I hate being a "downer".
I guess I always try to look for the good in a situation.
 My husband will definitely agree to this HA I'm a little crazy and I get excited really easily.
However, sometimes life just makes you sad and no matter how hard you try to be happy every day,
there are certain situations that aren't under your control and they just get you down.

SO, anyways, that being said, this showed up at my front porch the other day.
Um. Tears of joy!
Let's talk about my ultimate guilty pleasure and the happiest boost!
My in-laws are the sweetest and they know me way too well.

My baby's happy place.....
Planes, trains, and cars.

Untillllll... The train runs out of batteries and I realize we have no more.
Terrible twos make their grand entrance!

I like this so much it hurts!

Ry's first cookie decorating experience went down in the books!
Gosh I'm so happy he still has a few "firsts" left to cross off in his life.

He licked way too many knifes of frosting, 
stuffed his mouth with candy corn every time I turned around 
and was just the happiest child to walk the planet.

No nap and one sugar high baby later...

Because date nights are the best kind of nights.

UMM, this is the story of my life.
Living outnumbered by boys.
Sweetheart, I'm not sure if Law was your destiny, you should have been an engineer.

Took Ryan to a mound of dirt to see his future stomping grounds.
AKA future backyard.
5 months of building, please come fast.

And just because this face makes my heart smile!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday!! XO

Karina Marie Powell


  1. I don't think I have ever commented on here before. I guess I must be a "ghost reader" :). I have actually been following your blog for a while and get excited every time you have a new post! You have the cutest family. I am also LDS. Im from Nebraska! Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and that I hope whatever made you sad turns around and makes you really happy, soon! Hugs! -Laura

  2. I don't think I have ever commented on here before! I guess I must be a "ghost reader" :). I have actually been following your blog for a while. I get excited every time I see a new post. You're one of my favorites. You have the cutest family. I am also LDS. I'm from Nebraska. Just thought i'd say hello! I hope that whatever made you sad turns around, and makes you happy very very soon. Hugs! -Laura

  3. Oh sweet girl, wish I could give you a hug right now!! Or come over and eat ice cream with you ;) It is so hard to trust in the Lord's timing, but you are an amazing example to me of keeping your head up and enduring! It will all work out in the end... at least that's what I have to tell myself each day as we have or own struggles, ugh!
    But seriously, I really do wish we lived close. Play dates would always be at your house because Mia is obsessed with the same things as Ryan, hahaha! They would have so much fun together!

    So we had our cupcake decorating party today... Mia took one bite of her cupcake, at a couple of the candy eyes... then ran off to play with all the new toys. WHAT?! I thought she would sit at the table and stuff her face full of frosting and candy the whole time! I'm still in shock, ha ha!

  4. His Face, the sweetest!!! And hope you are feeling better mama, birthday cake ice cream cures everything!!!! ;)

  5. yay for a new house!!! so excited to see updates! and that hand sign kills me!
    sorry about the bad days--I know the feeling! What good in laws!

  6. Why does he look SO BIG!!!! I seriously love his little face :)

  7. YUM, ice cream-- the sweetest gift! and I would totally cry over those secret hand gestures too!!

  8. I wish I could come and eat ice cream with you sweet friend, and give you the biggest squeeze! We are coming to Houston at the end of the month if you are around to catch up with?? x

  9. He is such a handsome boy! If I ever have a little girl, I kind of want them to get married. Is that weird? lol

  10. His tiny little fingers crossed like that just kills me! SO cute!! I love it.