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Running around with Grandma and Papa


Nathan’s parents came in town for his graduation. They left this morning and Dom didn’t really want to say goodbye. He was suddenly shy again and then as we pulled away from our house to drive to work and daycare, he threw a fit. He was inconsolable for several minutes because his Grandma didn’t sit by him in the car. She stayed at the house and we drove away. He cried and cried for several traffic lights until I could finally talk over his crying and explain they were going home on an airplane.

Yesterday, I took the day off of work and Dom and I played with them and Laura, Bears and Biscuits (cousins). We went up to Silver Lake and hiked around. It was perfect weather and Dom requested that I run around with him in the hiking backpack so that was my workout for the day. My legs will confirm to you that we ran around with the added weight.

I’m sure that Dom will be talking about Grandma and Papa for days or weeks now. I mean, what toddler wouldn’t when his Papa was the one home when he woke up from his nap with a poopy diaper? He was all clean and changed by the time we got there. Excellent.

Still Alive, Still Pregnant, Still Sick Sometimes, Still Just Grand


It’s not that there haven’t been plenty of things going on to blog about (other than being sick thanks to baby boy). It’s more that when I get a short break at work now, where I used to write up something on the ol’ blog, now I go eat something or lie down for a few minutes. You know, priorities change. Currently the priorities seem to be revolving around having food on me at all times. Who knows when I’ll need to eat NOW. Pregnancy is super fun!

Let me throw up a few pictures that I grabbed off of my cell phone of some of the happenings these days in the world of the Elkinseseses.

Littlest brother, James, was married to his lovely wife, Jasmine in the Salt Lake Temple. This is one of my favorite pictures because look at him and his two grandmas! How fabulous are those two ladies?

And here’s my handsome husband hanging out with the Tabernacle glare, followed by my buddy, Tess, who wanted to sit around and hug me while we were waiting for pictures–just one of the many loving nieces and nephews in my fam.

And last, how about some animal pictures for your viewing delight? Sure, why not. Pogi’s been lounging around the house, not doing much but posing in between games of fetch. And then, we have my new coworker. This deer stopped by work the other day just around 5:00 pm so only a few of us were there to say hello. He wasn’t particularly scared of me, but the trick is, there’s a window in between us.