Monday, December 31, 2012


We are ringing in the new years with two sick toddlers.  So happy they got sick while the hubby was off of work!  Time to reflect on 2012.

2012 was a pretty awesome year.  The past eight years have been amazing and it's all because of the man I have gotten to spend it with.  It just got better back in 2009 when we found out we were not welcoming just one human being into this world but TWO.  This year I have been blessed with so much.  I have gotten to watch friends become mothers, I have helped strangers who are having twins with tips on how I got through the first two years.  I have been blessed with being able to stay at home since the girls were born and raise them.  My husband and I were able to get away for the night during 2012 and act like adults but also act like we were dating and enjoy one on one time together.  We have had so many good memories this year.  Its crazy how fast these years have been going since bringing the girls into this world.  some of the harder times was our move away from family, no car for 3 months, apartment living and house hunting.  But in the end when I look back those moments seem so small and it was a fun adventure for the girls.  It also shows me how fortunate we have been.  I appreciate life so much more! 

2013 may be one of the hardest years that my husband and I will endure.  But we are both up for a challenge and in the end will overcome it.  The girls will be starting preschool this year, they are growing up way to fast.  I will be enjoying this year.  I will not let the small stuff interfere with this year.  I will continue to be positive and focus on what is important.  I will continue to decorate our house so we can call it "our home", I will also do this while using things we already own.  I am so lucky to have family and friends in my life who accept me for me, who don't judge me, and who truly would be there for me no matter what.  I hope to see these people more in 2013.  Even though 2013 may be a tough year, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make it one of the best years for my little family! 

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.  I hope you are all blessed, happy, and healthy this year.  I hope you all will make a change for the world this year, whether it be giving that person who is having a bad day a smile, or paying it forward.  Its time to make a change and make the world a better place for our children!  God Bless you all!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mommy obsession

My mommy obsession is the Royals.  I am obsessed with Princess Kate and Prince William!  I have always been obsessed with them since they were dating.  I know I don't know him, but from the sounds of it and just watching him, Prince William seems like a genuine person.  Someone who is going to protect his wife and take very good care of her.  I love Princess Kate because she is sweet, and from the looks of it her parents raised an amazing person.  I love her because she recycles her wardrobe.  She has reworn outfits, she doesn't pay a fortune for some of her clothes.  What other celebrity has done that?  She has all the money in the world, yet she has reworn clothes and bought a 30 dollar dress.  Celebrities are big in this world and children look up to them.  This is one person I wouldn't mind my children looking up too.  (Yes, yes I know she has billions of dollars and had a very exprensive wedding, that could have been given to charities or a lot of people in need.)  Yes, my children and I watched the wedding!  They may have only been 11 months, and have had no idea what was happening but we had a royal party that day!

So, when my sister texted me and told me she was pregnant, the girls and I had a little dance party for them.  At nap time I decided to jump on the computer real fast, and read she was in the hospital with severe morning sickness.  It sent me back to when I was pregnant and on zofran for a while.  Maybe she is having twins?  How exciting would that be?  It would not be so exciting for the second twin though :(.

I stalk their website often, and wish Kate would start her own blog, I know this will never happen though!  Oh how I would love to meet both of them.  I would love to meet Prince Harry too, he seems like he gets along with everyone.  I am pretty sure he would never want to hang out with a mommy!

So there, I confessed to my obsession! 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge website

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thankfulness/Tis the season of giving

I am thankful for so many things, here are the three most!

My amazing husband who fought for me to go on a first date with him, who asked me to marry him, for a promise he made while putting the gorgeous ring that I will cherish forever on my finger.  The day we said our personal vows, the promises, and the love we have for each other.  The man who works for hard to provide for his family.  I am so thankful to have this wonderful, caring, patient man in my life.

My children who have been the biggest blessing in our lives.  I love them more than I will ever be able to communicate or put in words to them.  They keep us going everyday, and I look forward to waking up to see what the next day brings us, whether it is a good day or bad day!  I am so thankful for being blessed with twins and given the opportunity to shape them into amazing women.

Our family and friends for without them we wouldn't be the people we are today!  Thank you!

With all that, I knew what I was thankful for and I am thankful for so much more, but I didn't feel I needed to express all of this.  There are so many people who don't get to be thankful for a family, their health, education, etc... My heart breaks for these people. This leads me to "Tis the season of giving."

I have donated to St. Jude's for a long time.  I get so upset every time I hear about a child battling cancer. When I go back to work, I hope to get on a research study and find a cure for cancers.  No child should have to fight for their lives at such a young age or anyone for that matter.  Ian and I have decided to continue this tradition.  I am also going to donate to Metro Health.  Without Metro, I may not have these two girls in my life.  I am forever grateful to this hospital.

We have talked a lot and want our children to understand the true meaning of Christmas.  They will learn about Jesus.  They will learn that it is not all about presents.  They will learn what giving means.  Here are our goals for every year:
1.  Ian wants to get involved with a food bank or soup kitchen and have all of us help with serving or donating food to it. 
2.  We want to adopt a family in need and give them a Christmas they deserve. 
3.  Continue to donate to St. Jude's and Metro.
4.  When the girls understand (I will do it this year), we are going to have them go through their toys every year and give to children in need.

We will add to this list every year, and we will also get the girls involved and see what else they would like to do.  This is something that is very important to us and close to our hearts.  We may not have a lot to give and offer, but I do feel a little goes a long way.

Carrie Underwood- Change- great song!