Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's somebody's Birthday Week!

It's this little dude's birthday week!







Yep....week.
That's how we roll in this family. Something fun everyday!



Today, making brownies with dinosaur sprinkles with Mommy. Something he has been asking to do!
Pictures to follow :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Vintage Pearl


I know I have mentioned The Vintage Pearl to you before, but I wanted to again :)

They make such beautiful pieces of jewelry and it is really quality stuff. I am always getting compliments on my necklace.



They have incredible customer service and a really fun blog as well!
I have a wish list of things from there and I can't wait for my next piece!


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Head on over to their blog or website to browse around. They have a great selection of things from key chains to necklaces and bracelets!


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*Not a paid advertisement. I just love their stuff*

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Truth

Our senior pastor is on sabbatical and this past Sunday was the first full service I have sat through since the babies were born. I was desperate for it and it was just what I needed.

Our youth pastor, and good friend Shawn spoke and really challenged us, me.


He talked about truly being alive in Christ.
As Christians, we can all to often focus on "just getting to heaven" and we put aside the fact that we are to live in His glory and victory now.
 While here on earth.Our Christian life is more than just heaven and hell.
This victorious life starts long before we get to heaven.
Our task is to partner with Him here, and not just wait for Him to take us away.
We can look at our city, country, world and think "it's all bad" or "it's just full of evil"
There is more here.

We are called to more before we ever get there


That was my take anyway and it was a great reminder.
Heaven will be amazing. More than anything I could ever fathom.
But if I close my eyes to the beauty and the glory around me right now, here on this earth...if I forsake this place for desolation, I am missing out on something better.


And it's not really realted, but I love this song. It's words are truth and it's beautiful.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Farm Eatin' is the life for me

This weekend we headed to our favorite local farm, 7 Oaks Farm. We are blessed to have several local farms you can visit and buy fresh produce from, but this by far is our favorite and is known for it's exceptionally good corn!
They have a little kids play area, and some animals to feed/see as well as a little market where they sell their goods along with a few other local items. They also have a picnic area, and a garden where you can pick your own flowers and fresh herbs!
They also have a little ice cream stand that sells Umpqua Ice Cream, which not only is the best ice cream in the world, it's made just north of us!

As much as I dream of doing my own garden someday...I don't think I inherited my Grandmother's green thumb. So...this is a great second best!

I love the freshness of it all, it totally tastes better, and I love supporting a local business!






This is the best shot I got of this...he just won't hold still :)


Holding the bag of herbs for Mommy


He wanted me to feed the geese, but it says right on the fence "Geese may pinch, be careful when you feed them"
No thanks.


Clipping flowers


Dinner that night, all from the farm!
Onions, corn, Yukon golds and zucchini!


Jack's first experience with corn on the cob!


Diggin in...


Oh yes, that's good!


I also my Pioneer Woman's Pico De Gallo from the produce we got!
With *Weight Watchers the pico de gallo is ZERO points, and 12 chips is only 4 points. So I load up each chip and it's a great snack that is healthy and filling!!




*oh yeah...down 9lbs :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

6 Month Well Baby Check (at 5 1/2 months)

Since we are a bit ahead with visits, today we saw our pediatrician for their 6 month check-up even though they are just 5 1/2 months.

It went really well, so here is the run down!


Camden

Weight: 14lbs even!
 He has hit the growth curve finally! He's between the 3-5% of a full term baby. Basically the weight of a 4 month old, which is about right since he is almost a month premature. Very awesome that he has caught on to the curve at just under 6 months!

Height: 25 inches
ON the growth curve right at 5%

Head: 16 1/2 inches
ON the growth curve right at 5%

He is doing pretty good with sitting supported, and can do the "tripod" position a little bit.
He says lots of "mmmms" which of course will eventually become Mama!
Loves his food and is averaging 21oz a day and 2 meals of solids, which we will now be increasing to 3 meals!
Sleeps through the night from about 6pm-6am!
Can roll from tummy to back sometimes, but doesn't go from back to tummy.
Reaches out and grabs things, sometimes transfers objects from hand to hand.
Bears full weight on legs (has been for 3 months now!!)
Laughs
Self Soothes to sleep
Great napper

Christian

Weight: 12lbs 5oz
Not on the growth curve, but he is on his own curve and it's a bit more than last time, so that is good!

Height: 25 inches
ON the growth curve at 5%

Head: 16 1/8 inches
ON the growth curve just under 5%

Doesn't sit well yet, but rolls from back to front and front to back like a champ and has been for over a month now.
Scoots as well (again, has been for awhile)
He's the squawker. Very vocal.
Blows raspberries (which is a full term 6 month milestone)
Eating an average of 19oz a day (usually 6 of those ounces are in the middle of the night)
Eating 2 meals a day, and increasing to 3 times a day and adding more food at a time to fatten him up!
Wakes once in the night, sometimes sleeps through.
Bears full weight on legs (has for like 3 months)
Not a great napper
Laughs



All in all, they are doing wonderfully. They did great with their shots as always!
The main thing is trying to get them to sit, getting Camden to roll over and getting Christian to put on more weight. He is growing, just at a slower rate than Camden.

They are getting so fun these days!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

30 Things

1. I would rather not show up to something than be late

2. The house isn't very clean most of the time, and then one day I have to do it all. Now. And then it's shiny and sparkly for awhile.

3. My hair was thick. Then it was wavy. Then it was board straight. Then it got really thin. Then I got pregnant and it got thick. It stayed thick. Got pregnant with twins and it got thicker. Now it's thin. Sigh.

4. I love Jessica Simpson


5. I hate my hands and feet to be dry or feel dry. That's why I hate play-doh.

6. I hate confrontation. I'd rather take blame and keep my mouth shut than tell someone they hurt me.

7. Because of number 6...stuff festers. Workin' on that.

8. I like to win.

9. I dated 3 guys before Trevor. One for a week and a day. One for 2.5 months and the other casually for a few months.

10. I married a guy almost exact opposite of what I dated. Thank the Lord.

11. I am not a water person. Rivers, lakes, oceans, pools even. I'll observe from the side thank you very much.

12. I am the BBQ person in this family. I do the grillin'

13. I listen to Etta James, FF5, Chris Tomlin, RUN DMC, Micheal Jackson, Kari Jobe, Metallica, Sinatra and Dave Matthews. How's that for a wide range?

14. I could have had a 4.0 most semesters, but why study when you can have fun? Being social was way more important.

15. I was Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice my Freshman year.


16. Played volleyball all 4 years, swung to varsity my freshman year and started varsity the last 3. 1st team all league and 3rd team all state.


3rd from the left. Holy long shorts.


17. Hated running. Hated it. A lot. Until I started running with my Dad. Now I can't wait to run again. Hard.

18. Love to study the Greek and Hebrew of the Bible. Takes on a whole new meaning.

19. I love animals. I want to rescue them all.
My kitty Punkin

20. Never thought I'd have 3 boys.

21. Can't imagine not having my 3 boys

22. Was a Barista for 6 years. I'm still picky about how my coffee tastes.

23. I'm a phlebotomist I love drawing blood.

24. If I went back to work in the medical field someday, I'd work at a PEDS office. No more adults thank you very much!

25. I snort.

26. I'm not quiet. I can be pretty loud and obnoxious.

27. I hate unloading and loading the dishwasher.

28. I want to go to Italy, France, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Poland, England, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Austria.

29. I love Cary Grant.
Cary and I

30. I love Jesus more than anything.

Pool Time

Some friends of ours let us use their pool on Friday. Jack hadn't been in a pool in forever, so he started out a bit nervous. Within minutes he was not wanting anyone to hold on to his floaty and was in heaven!
It was a wonderful family day!

My gorgeous boy ready to go!

Chillin poolside...

Ah the life...

My participation...

Sup ladies?

Too cool for school

How YOU doin?!

Christian did get in the water with Nama for a bit!

My boys

Chris and Breanna

Chris's tan courtesy of Qatar

Capa and Jack playing

He loved his tiger!

:)


Friday, July 22, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday





1. One of my happiest moments ever

was holding Jack for the first time. An indescribable feeling, and a love I never knew existed!!





2. Summer is hot. And I'm not a fan of hot. So I wait, and try to be patient until fall arrives and I am happy once again!




3. This summer the weather has been more mild than hot. I'm sure as we get closer to August it will get up there again and spend the rest of the summer there. In Medford, it stays pretty hot through October.




4. My summer food of choice has been fruit. Grapes, melons, berries, apples....any kind of fruit!






5. My summer uniform has been the same thing I wear most days, yoga pants and a t-shirt I don't mind getting puke on. :)


6. If I could spend the entire summer in one location I would choose someplace cool. Wherever that may be.




7. My summer anthem is ..............drawing a blank here.



Link up with Lauren at the little things we do for you FITBF!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This day last year brought with it the biggest news of our life!

One year ago today I was sitting in my OB's office sure I was losing my baby again. Trying to fight off the fear that was threatening to consume me.



Closing my eyes tight, refusing to look at the screen. Afraid to see nothing, no movement.


And then....
"I see two babies and two heartbeats!"

My eyes popped open

"What?! Oh my gosh!"

My sweetie, "Thank you Lord!"

Tears

Laughter

Joy

Never in a million years did I expect that, although I had actually told God twins would be amazing.

We spent the rest of the day sharing with our family the news and crying together and laughing together.

It was an amazing day.

Our first picture at the boys, Camden on the left and Christian on the right!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 Random Things This Tuesday

1. Both boys are now in 3-6 month clothes! And Jack's 3-6 month clothes are winter clothes....so we are stretching the 0-3 month shirts (they are just a bit snug) and washing a lot more these days hehe. Pointless to buy any more since in the blink of an eye they will be in 6-9 month clothes!!!

2. My soon to be brother-in-law will be leaving his base tonight overseas and will be returning home this Thursday!! Yippeeeeee :) Although no one is more excited than my sister (rightly so) we are pretty darn excited!

3. Jack's been taking the babies diapers, the poopy ones, and sniffing them really deep and saying..."mmmmm gross!!" with a big smile. What a weirdo.

4. I started Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago.I almost didn't tell you. But, now you know! I love it because it really doesn't limit you, you just have to plan ahead and make wise choices! Plus, with the new system you can eat unlimited fruits and veggies, perfect! On my way to me again :)

5. Camden says "mmmmm" the entire time I am feeding him solids. And Christian will grab at the spoon and get really angry if you are too slow for him. Their personalities are hilarious.

6. My best friend (who I wrote about here) is off and running on the World Race! Click here to sign up for her blog updates! Did I mention how proud I am of her?!

7. 133 days until DISNEYLAND!!!! I cannot wait. I cannot wait!!!

8. Is it strange I've already picked out the theme for the little boy's birthday?? Maybe a bit.

9. Both boys are sleeping from about 6pm-6am these days. Camden waking once for a "re-plug" :) Sooo nice. Now only if I could get my body to fall asleep before 11:00pm

10. Jack's birthday is fast approaching! There are many birthday's in July so he patiently waits for his in August and I am so looking forward to it!

What are you up to? Any countdowns in your family? Leave a comment and share!

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18th

Today our baby would have been
One Year Old
Today we would have had pancakes and Trevor would have taken them to get a free cocoa from Dutch Bros

Today they would have been wearing a birthday shirt
And we would have gone someplace fun for a birthday dinner
and their party would probably be this weekend.

But that little baby is in heaven.

It was the hardest thing I had been through up to that point in my life
And I couldn't understand the reasons

I couldn't fathom why the pain? why the loss?
why me?


And then........

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" Ephesians 3:20-21







And I know they would not be here
And I cannot fathom life without them



“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9



God knew
He knew all along

He had in store for us
this double blessing

 "When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!" Job 42:10 NLT



These precious babies


So I am not sad
 I am
Joyful
Thankful
Blessed


Miscellany Monday





My last post was my 100th post on this blog. Crazy.
If you are new to this blog, and you want to know more about my whole pregnancy with the twins and how we got here and how I started blogging....my old blog is where to go.
Click here and work your way to the newer posts to start from my pregnancy.

Click here to start from the very beginning.
And obviously this is only for the really bored in life because it could take awhile....


Also, if you don't think I am a follower of your blog, let me know! Sometimes I get new followers and don't realize who you are...so speak up!! :)


Another great weekend in the books!
Since my hubby is a pastor he works weekends (duh) so our full day together is Friday. I love Friday.
So we spent the day together, and went to Lithia Park in Ashland. It's a beautiful park and the twins and I chilled out on the blanket while Jack and Trev threw sticks in the creek and got dirty. That evening I had dinner out with some mommy's from my twin mom group at Red Robin. So wonderful.





The next morning was my niece Zoi's 2nd birthday party!
She is the only girl among her brother and her 3 cousins...so it was all pink and princessey (word??) and wonderful.
She got some heels and a lawnmower and decided she could mow the lawn in heels.
What a woman!
Zoi's "birth" day

Zoi now :)






Then on Sunday we took Jack to see the new Pooh movie!!
Trevor and I love Pooh and Jack has been listening to the old classic "books on tape" of Winnie the Pooh we found and he has them memorized. So we were excited to take him.
He did really well again, and it was a really cute movie (nothing beats the originals but it was still cute)


My parents watched the little dudes...
Camden, Christian

Camden, Christian



Yep...I claim him :)


My allergies have once again wreaked havoc on my eyes and they are huge and red and puffy....staying indoors today :/

Happy Monday