Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Holiday Home Tour

I love, love love the holidays! And I love, love, love to decorate for it! Come on in, and see what the babies get to experience on their second Christmas!!



View into the family room

Family Room


Dining Room (the table hasn't been set yet)

The tree!! LOVE the tree! (will do a separate post about it!)

We are doing Elf on a Shelf this year. Are you??

Navity Scene

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


2011 has been a wonderful year. No huge surprises, no huge disappointments. Just beyond blessed.

Thankful for:

This guy. Although we have our ups and downs, and can make each other madder than anyone on the planet, he's my best bud. Love him to pieces and would rather hang out with him than anyone on the planet. He's a great friend and a great dad. So thankful for God for putting him in my life.

My little buddy. He's a warm-hearted, easy going dude. A typical little sweet boy, he will steal your heart in a second.

This girl. Boy, she is a spit-fire. And the sweetest, smartest, funniest, spunkiest little girl you will ever meet.

Other things that top my list this year:

My family:  I don't know what I would do without them. We are all alike, and each time we're together one of us is mad. But, that's how we roll. Love them.

My in-laws: couldn't ask for better people than Jake's family. They rock.

My job: I am blessed to have a job that I love and I know makes a difference.

My friends: I am the first to admit I am the worst friend ever. I get immersed in my life and forget to touch base and call and catch up nearly as much as I need to. My friends understand that, and call me. They get it, and don't judge me for it, and I love them for it.

My online friends: Formerly dubbed "infertiles", we are now a life-long group of sisters that have been through one of the most difficult trials we will experience, and now share the bond of motherhood.

Me: I thank God each day for the life that I have been given. I don't deserve most of it. The choices that I made going through life that I thought I would regret. Those decisions lead to other paths in life. I met Jake because we lived next door to each other in college. What if I didn't move there? I moved to Nashville. We have a wonderful house, do not want for anything, and have wonderful friends. I questioned him many, many times through the hell that was infertility. I now know everything happens for a reason. I know I was meant to have twins, and had I not gone though infertility, my life would probably be different. I would be different. I am thankful for the mother I have become, than I was sceptical I would become. And I am thankful for the Mothers around me past and present who have shaped me into the mother I am. Love my babies, love my hubs, love my family, love my life.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Girl

She is exactly like me in so many ways, good and bad. From her stubbornes, to her wanting to stand in the bath and let the faucet run over her all night long (I can stand under the shower head for hours), to her little knock knees, we are twins. I love this girl. This girl...

Has the sweetest little feet in the world. And she's wearing the eiffel tower socks I got her in Paris last year :)

Loves standing on the kitchen chairs. Also loves Minnie Mouse. You rarely see her without her.

Has a MESS of curls on her hair. Just like I did. However, I vow to try and let them grown out, instead of cutting them off short, like my parents did to us. Let's see what happens :)

Does NOT like when people invade her space, especially her normal space-invader, Josh.

Is awkward, funny, and brilliant.

Oh, those curls...I have been waiting for you for 22 months to get here. I am so happy to see them. But, lord, I am not ready to style them. And sister, they need it already.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Weekly Project 20: Josh,- King of Stickers

If you can guess the number of stickers, you win a prize.

More stickers! See how happy he is??

More, more, more!


Dear Josh,

Although you both love stickers immensely, you my Friend became obsessed with my Jump Rope for Heart stickers. You could not get enough of them and kept putting them on your shirt over and over and over again. And you LOVED it!! You thought it was the funniest thing ever. You were so sad when sticker time was over, but the best thing was that Mommy could pull it off in one swoop, because there was such a conglomeration on your shirt. Hmmm, Mommy wonders if I can just bring you along to all my events because you are just a little walking billboard right now for us, lol Your cuteness is sture to raise more money for the AHA, no?



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Steppin' Out Saturday - Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

This Saturday was the very last home game of the football season, thank goodness. The poor body can't take any more of this eating/drinking/long days/losing games, etc. However, it WAS fun, and we FINALLY came away victorious! And the added plus was that Jake and I got to go on the field on the sidelines!!! I know most of you don't care, but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it was amazing. The downside was that I didn't take my Nikon with me - OF COURSE!! Jeez!!!

Delores, Debbie, and my sweet Mommy

On Moi: Top: Max Studio//Cardigan: White House/Black Market//Scarf: China Town in NYC//Jeggings (yup, and I love them): H&M//Socks: H&M//Boots:Miu

On the Menu this week:

Chili with hotdogs
Queso dip in the crock pot
Chicken Wings
Veggie tray
Cheese plate
Chocolate Chip cookies

The River at Night - pretty!!
On the field!!

Post game interview with Derek Dooley (hehe!!!)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle...

(How many of you all are singing Jim Croce now?? You're Welcome.)

In the blink of an eye time is going faster and faster and faster. Its honestly unbelievable. What happened to Halloween? Where did it go? What happened to football season (actually, that one is fine to go buhbye - we suck this year)? What happened to splashy babies in the pool? And why we're at it, why does it feel like just yesterday that I was talking about outfits for their 18 Month Portraits? (well, duh, because it was) Actually it wasn't, but you get the drift. It has been so funny, because as you can see from this past post on their outfits for the photo shoot, I was looking forward to them since they were a year old. I LOVE getting their pictures made, and I really do look forward to it.

Until now. I am adamantly refusing that these babies will be two years old in two months. I just can't wrap my brain around it. From year one-year two has flown by, like Marty-McFly-meets-Doc-Brown-takes-off-in-the-DeLorean fast.

However, I had to go ahead and book their shoot, and it has taken its toll on me. Instead of looking forward to it, it makes me so sad. And when I'm sad, its very hard to get excited about outfits and props and photo cuteness.

So instead, I am going to ask you for advice and suggestions, and then take a stroll down memory lane on their professional shots. Please excuse me while I grab a tissue and go sit in a corner and rock back and forth.

Newborn Photos

4 Months Old

Almost 7 Months
1 Year

18 Months
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles

And then after all the bubbes are gone, its time for hugs. Good grief these babies are sweet.

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