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Paper Mama Photo Challenge!

Linking up for the first time!



My favorite photo from August:




24 Hours Left!!

There is just over 24 hours left to vote for my photo to win a FREE FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT!!!
If you haven't already done so, please read below the picture and vote for me!!!
I am behind by 2 votes!
Thank you so much, and after tomorrow is over I won't bug you again! :) If I win, we win a photoshoot! :)
So....
First go HERE and LIKE her page!
Then goHERE and then leave a comment letting Lacie know that you are voting for Krystle's pic and that you "liked" her Facebook page!
To vote again....become a follower of herblog and then leave a comment that you are a follower and that you vote for Krystle's picture!
Two ways to vote! Hope that makes sense! :)
Thank you!


Love ya!

Miscellany Monday

As August comes to a close and September begins, I realize that this is the very last summer that actually means summer break. With Jack starting pre-school, we will have a regular school year schedule with that fun 3 month break. It is surreal, realizing that this is happening...so much changing. Wasn't he just scooting around the furniture on wobbly legs?! Tomorrow is our first "Back to School" night where we get to meet the teacher, see the class and get all the fun information. I've been to it as a student, but geesh...now I'm the parent!! I'm very excited and nervous all at the same time. School starts next Tuesday!



 Yesterday we went to the NICU reunion and got to see the new NICU wing. Woah. It was incredible! They open it up to patients in just over a week. I can't believe we missed it by about 7 months. Instead of sharing curtains and screens for privacy, beds wall to wall, a breast pump per every 3 mom's, no privacy etc.......Each baby has hi…

Sunday Thanks

The boys BOTH slept through the night!! It has been over a month since they last did that, and let me tell you...it was awesome! Even if it was just last night, it was so needed! Christian looked all discombobulated this morning, like "what a minute, it's not 2am!?" :)



Today is a FULL day for us. We have our NICU Reunion this afternoon! It's a wonderful time to go back to the NICU and see the nurses and doctors who helped your baby live. They have games and crafts and prizes and cake. This will be our 3rd year attending. This time with 3 kids who have been helped along by the NICU. Our NICU just unveiled the new wing which will be open to patients in about 2 weeks...I can't believe we only missed it by 7 months. Those private rooms would have been amazing, especially since there are a few for TWINS! It looks amazing though! It always brings a wide range of emotions with it, a day like this. I'm so thankful to be able to say hi and thank you again to the nurse…

Honesty

I have written, erased, and re-written this posts several times. Not wanting to come across ungrateful, unappreciative or depressing on this blog here. There really is so much to be thankful for. But I'm going to be vulnerable for a bit and just share my heart, and trust that you will love me all the same.

My heart has been so weary these last few weeks. I will just be straight with you, these babies are tough. They are high maintenance. Just the day to day with them is utterly exhausting. They aren't keen on just chilling, they don't stay happy or content for very long.
They seem to fuss constantly. They have become horrible nappers. Add to that their being sick for the last 2 weeks and the difficulties of each day have only intensified.
Jack's needs still need to be met and being just 3, doesn't know quite yet what patience means.
 Shoot, I'm still learning.
The laundry and dishes and floors don't clean themselves and the time I spend with my husband is of
vital im…

Fill in the Blank Friday

1.   One of life's most simple pleasures is ice cream 2.  People clicking pens in church  makes me want to punch someone.
3.  I likeFriday's  because,it's family day .
4.  Swathe  is a funny word.
5.  If I had to choose one beauty product to use for the rest of eternity it would bemascara.
6.  I'm happy that  fall is coming quickly.
7.  I would never   swim in the ocean unless I had to...and even then......

Random Updates

Hey there, sorry I have been MIA over the last several days. I was with my Mom today at the hospital for her surgery. It was a long and exhausting day. You can view the updates here if you would like.


Babies are almost done with antibiotics, but are still extremely fussy and taking horrid naps. I am just spent.

I bought Jack's school supplies this week, I can't believe he starts in 2 weeks...it's crazy. I am so excited now, but I am totally going to be that Mom that cries the day of!!

I've lost 15lbs! Woohoo :) I am loving Weight Watchers, it's a totally doable lifestyle change. I'm loving the results too!!

It's finally gotten 'hot' here, close to 100. Usually we have already been at this temp and then some, so I can't complain too much, but I am oh so ready for fall!!!

That's it for the random updates!

Giveways Coming! *Updated!!*

So, I posted yesterday I was close to 100 followers, and when I hit 100 I was gonna do a giveaway!
I had several people contact me offering to donate to the cause!
So...spread the word.
And watch for not 1, or 2, or 3 but  least 4 6 giveaways!! WooHoo! :)

Love to all of you, thank you for following this blog. Sometimes I forget other's read it. It's kinda crazy.
Have a wonderful Friday!

Giveaway??

I'm thinking once I hit 100 followers I should have a giveaway. What do you think? Anyone have any ideas? Anyone want to donate for the giveaway and get your product some publicity?! :)

Sick Babies

Well, after 7 and 9 days of sickness (Christian 9 and Camden 7) we headed to the pediatrician.
Both have ear infections and both have the start of a sinus infection. So we started antibiotics and hopefully soon they will be much happier and sleep much better!
Since we went in we got a weight check!
Camden is 14lbs 10oz and is now ABOVE the 5%! Yay :)
Christian is 12lbs 10 oz and is still going up up up on his own growth curve! Yay! :) Funny since they eat basically the same amount!!
She is pleased and so are we.
We are ready for Christian to sleep through the night again....this 2:30am stuff is getting OLD! Hoping the in next month to be able to do so.

And note: Nobody is allowed in the house if they feel like the MIGHT be getting sick ARE sick are ALMOST done being sick or feel yucky at ALL.
Sick babies are no fun!!

Beach for the Day

We got to go to the beach for the day!! My sweetie took yesterday off and we headed for the ocean.
The babies did wonderful!
Jack started to cry at the really windy part, I had Trev pull off at the next turn-out, pulled him out  and 30 seconds later he puked. Poor kid gets car sick like me. Other than that, he was great and I was so thankful I caught it before it happened in the car (which has happened in the past)  It was gorgeous. It wasn't foggy, and it was actually really really warm!
No wind. But no shade either, so we didn't stay on the beach for long.
Just enough to breathe in the air Take in the wonderful sights Remember how BIG my God is How majestic HE is And get refreshed in the soul.
We headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch and realized it was the first time all 5 of us had eaten out....just us! It was great!
We headed down to the harbor and by the the fog and chilly wind had rolled in and it was lovely. We grabbed an ice cream and walked the pier before heading home.
I…

Just a little info....

Howdy there! I wanted to let you know that all further updates on my sweet Mommy will be over at a new location.
I felt she needed her own page, and not one to be shared with my other randomness. Plus, it will all be streamlined and you can comment to her on there! :)

So here ya go!


Sheri's Journey

I Heart Faces- Beautiful Eyes

Love my sweet Christian's eyes!!

I'm linking up with I Heart Faces for the first time!
Just for fun, because I can :)



Learning about this journey....

So, I'm learning things I really never wanted to learn about. But at the same time, I am glad I am getting educated and it makes me want to be involved. There are a million good causes out there, Breast Cancer Awareness being one. But once it hits your family directly, it makes sense to take up that cause and become more self-aware and see to it that others can be as informed as possible.

I'm so proud of my Mom doing her self-exams, and that is how this was caught. She found this lump, scheduled an immediate mammo which DID NOT show this lump. The saw only a cyst which was confirmed when she had an ultrasound. It was only at that ultrasound when she said, "that's not where I feel a lump" did they investigate and find the cancer.

So, ladies. Do your self-exams. And do not wait if you feel something abnormal. Machines aren't infallible. They aren't perfect, but you still need a mammogram. They do catch things many a time. But nothing catches more than a self…

Sunday Check In

Both babies are sick. :( Horrible coughs and yucky noses. Poor things aren't sleeping well at all, and neither are Mommy or Daddy. Hoping this passes soon.
We got our first "newsletter" from Jack's school. It made me giddy. I'm so excited for him to start, and so excited he is going where I went to school!
I can't say enough good things about Grace, and we are praying that every year the Lord will provide just what we need to send our boys there. Worth the sacrifice.
Such an emotional week around here....but life doesn't stop. The boys are growing and changing, Jack is unaware of the events that unfold  (although he has asked, "Mommy, what are you doing?" when seeing me cry) 
He will soon know something is up, and I pray his little heart is protected. He is the perfect medicine. These innocent little boys who know nothing but smiles and security will be a constant source of joy for our family.
I'm hoping we can drive to the coast for a day. Just to b…

Surgery is set....

Well, we got more info today on my Mom's cancer...
The cancer is the size of a golf ball They will do a lumpectomy the size of a baseball.
The cancer is in the ducts and some lobes which makes it more likely to spread Because of this they will MRI both breasts just to be sure
Because of location and size they will most likely do chemo and radiation
MRI scheduled for August 18th 7pm
Surgery scheduled for August 24th


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Still clinging to His promises......

And now for something on the lighter side....

We all know that out of 50 pictures, there are the 1 or 2 that make the cut. The cut to be on your Facebook or Blog The ones you spend time editing and printing. And then there are those pics that aren't really "hang on the wall" type pics.
I decided to lighten the mood around here, for a bit, and post some of those very pictures. Because they make me laugh and I hope they make you smile too :)






















































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