family date night at the temple

a few weeks ago, craig and i wanted to do a session at the sacramento temple.  since having parker, we haven't been able to go like we should.  i was so excited to be able to go and had been looking forward to it alllll week.  however, craig ended up having a moot court practice and our babysitters ended up falling through.  i was pretty bummed.

nevertheless, it was a gorgeous day so we decided to take parker to see and walk around the temple.
we didn't get to go inside like we had planned, but it was peaceful just being on the temple grounds.

parker loooovvvveed playing and crawling around on the grass!
family selfie :)
he couldn't get enough of the fountains.

i absolutely adore this little family of mine and i am so grateful for temples and for the power that binds us together for eternity.

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family pictures

my good friend amy was able to take our family pictures over thanksgiving break.  things like this tend to stress me out, but parker did so well and it turned out to be a gorgeous day!  amy is such a talented photographer and i am so happy with how they turned out!  here are some of my favorites :)

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7 months later...

well life got busy with taking care of parker and our blog kind of got pushed to the side, but i am finally going to be updating our blog again!  so here is a recap of what you may have missed these past 7 months...

parker's blessing day June 1, 2014
we were so thankful for all our family and friends who came to support us.  craig gave parker the most beautiful blessing and it will be a day that i will always remember.

parker was done with pictures

parker at 2.5 months

we celebrated craig's first father's day! he is such a good daddy!

i was awarded employee of the year at our end of year breakfast.  totally unexpected.

parker turned 3 months! pound it.

we went to utah for the 4th of july.
parker's first road trip!

parker loved fireworks!!!

loved spending time with my pregnant sis! 

parker loved his first time swimming! his smile gets me every time!

we loved spending time with family!

trying waffle love for the first time.  soooooo good.

we like food.

parker at 4 months!

we moved into a new apartment in citrus heights that had a washer and dryer.  
i'm never going back.

in august we went down to oceanside for grandma's surprise 80th birthday.

us at the mormon battalion

parker's first time at the beach.

family games

4 generations of harris boys

parker and grandma 2

parker at 5 months!

spent labor day barbecuing with friends.
 parker loves all other babies and kids.

parker trying rice cereal and fruit/veggie purees for the first time!

parker's first time at apple hill!

parker's first byu season.
like father like son.

parker at 6 months!
he is always such a happy baby!

 learning to sit up while packing for our trip to utah!

for fall break, parker and i flew out to utah to spend time with my family and to help with my sister's baby shower. parker did great on his first airplane ride!

while we were there, we were able to meet some of my sister aubrey's converts from arizona.
they loved holding parker!

nat's baby shower turned out so cute! we couldn't wait to meet that little sweetheart.
my mom, sisters, and grandma at the shower.

so excited for her to become a mommy!


parker at 7 months!

parker's first halloween!
 our homemade costumes turned out pretty cute!

parker's favorite thing to do with his hands.

i melt every time.

first ride in a shopping cart and our lives just got a whole lot easier.

she's here! my niece, Poppy Brynn Drewery arrived on november 11, 2014

8 months!

getting ready to crawl!

my little puppy

friendsgiving with craig's law school friends.

parker's first thanksgiving!!!
i am so thankful for this handsome boy of mine!

byu vs. cal football game with the brocks at cal berkely stadium.
it was so fun to see our cougars play again! we ended up winning and got to slap hands with a lot of the players after the game.

 we officially have a crawler!!!

we had family pictures taken and i am in love with all of them! 

we spent christmas in utah.  parker got to meet his uncle josh, aunt aubrey, and cousin poppy for the first time!

my baby has started to not look like such a little baby anymore... 

parker and poppy

parker and poppy's first christmas!

oh and that one time i got to pet a pig.

parker liked trying to eat the wrapping paper more than opening his presents...

this kid can all of a sudden climb stairs...

we also helped my brother pop the big question to his high school sweetheart!
{they'd only been back from their missions for about a week haha}
wedding in march!!!

all back together again.

and that's a wrap.
{more to come soon...}

the harrises