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Being Present For Our Kids

One of my fondest memories growing up is lying in bed at night, chatting with my Mom. It didn't matter if it was a school night and we had to get up early the next day. Or if it was a weekend and I had just returned home from a football game and Shari's. We almost always talked at night, there was always time for that. Never an "it's too late tonight, we will talk tomorrow".  It was always on the table. I believe that I am as close to my Mom now because of those moments growing up, and especially those moments in high school. I know my sister agrees with me wholeheartedly, because my Mom did the same with her. I hear Mom's talk about how when their kids are so young, that's when they need them the most. I think your kids need you at every stage, but I think it's those   teenage years that are more crucial.  Those years when you are grasping onto anything trying to figure out who you are, while dealing with friendships and hefty loads of homework and t

Meeting Blogger Friends

When I would read about other bloggers getting to meet blogging friends, I always wondered what it was like. Was it awkward? Did you get along and have fun or was it not what you expected? I always hoped I'd get to meet someone I met through blogging, and there are so many of you that I would love love love to grab coffee with or watch our kiddos run around together. If you are ever passing through Southern Oregon or visiting nearby, let me know! Joleen and I met through Multiples and More while we were both pregnant with our twin boys. She was almost exactly one month behind me and I enjoyed following her story at Beauty and the Beef  and encouraging her and giving her a "heads up" for what was next. I remember sitting in my chair with my newborns, nursing and reading her delivery story.  When she contacted me to let me know they'd be a within a few hours of our house, and could we meet, I knew it would need to happen! We drove up to Union Creek and let the boys ru

Wordless Wednesday (sort of) 19 Month Pics

Impromptu photos with my little men for a  belated 19 month post. And lest you think life is always happy go lucky (silly you)..........

Legacy Bracelet Giveaway Winner

Thank you for all who entered the Legacy Bracelet Giveaway! I am so excited for our winner! If you didn't win, you can still purchase a bracelet from Legacy , and make sure you keep their Facebook Page in your feed, sometimes they do random giveaways if you pay attention! This makes a fabulous gift, so with the holidays approaching, keep this in mind. Without further ado Rafflecopter randomly selected: Tami De Mille-Campos Congratulations! I will send a confirmation email, if I don't here from you within 24hrs I will have Rafflecopter select a new winner. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Miscellany Monday

Today is the last day to enter the Legacy Bracelet Giveaway!! Hurry and go do it, tomorrow I will announce the winner! This week is the last normal week before a crazy and fun October, I am anxious for it. My husband is the Worship Pastor at our church and this year is his turn for a sabbatical. What's that?  Let Wikipedia help:  ( Sabbatical  or a  sabbatical  (from Latin  sabbaticus , from Greek  sabbatikos , from Hebrew  shabbat , i.e.,  Sabbath , literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, or a hiatus, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical has a source in  shmita , described several places in the  Bible  ( Leviticus 25 , for example, where there is a commandment to desist from working the fields in the seventh year). In the strict sense, therefore, sabbatical lasts a year.) Well, it isn't a year long, it isn't even two months long, but it is one month!   I will take it! He needs it. He does need to do some things related to work w

*Link-Up* Run Mama Run

Well, if you read this post you will know I am sidelined from running for awhile. Major bummer. BUT I will keep this linky up and running and have a few posts with tips and cool apps for you to check out! I didn't do anything from Saturday until Wednesday, letting my body rest. I did some Yoga for the first time Wednesday night. Let me tell you what, that was a workout. I did Denise Austin's Body Burn Yoga on Youtube and then a Livestrong routine after that. Shoot I was dripping sweat. Thursday morning I walked with the twins for just under 3 miles and had no pain in my leg. Yippee! Next week I am planning on yoga and walking each day. How about you? How did you do? Link up your post for the week and let us know! Don't forget to encourage the person who links up before you!

Friday Favorite Things

Taking a long with all 4 of my boys early this morning. It was crisp and sunny and we listened to music. Perfect way to start the day. Snuggling with my littles before bedtime....I love that they love to go to bed... Bath x 3...with bath colors. Super fun. Until Christian ate one........... Starbucks Blonde in my house everyday this week Coffee with my best friend today Fitting into a pair of jeans I haven't in a long time Watching the last season premiere of The Office Homemade Bread This Giveaway Linking up with my friend Rachel 

When things don't quite go as planned

Sometimes, things just don't go as planned . We have it all figured out, and then a curve ball is thrown. Kinda like when the twins arrived healthy via c-section at 36weeks 4 days and then 3 days later went to the NICU. Or when my parents planned a Disneyland trip and it was to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary and my Dad's retirement from the NWS and it was a bit different because she was in the middle of chemotherapy for breast cancer that took our family by surprise. Sort of like picking back up running again , planning to run a race with youR Dad who had a triple bypass in March and then being told you have a stress fracture on your tibia and you are done running for a few months. Yep. My nagging calf injury that I have dealt with since late winter on and off? The one I thought would go a s tress fracture . Not what I wanted to hear. I was angry.  I cried, realizing that I would not be crossing the finish line in October with my Dad and sister. I feel sab

A Legacy Bracelet *GIVEAWAY*

I am so excited to share this giveaway with you today.   Legacy Bracelets   is a Mama started, Mama run and Mama designed business. Amy (owner of Legacy Bracelets) is a fellow boy Mom and I have had so much fun connecting with her, she is a true gem! I first saw these bracelets featured on Rachel Martin's blog and was in awe at the design and the idea of them, I tried to win one later when Carissa hosted a giveaway and while I missed that boat I am super honored to be wearing one today that Amy made while watching Dr. Who episodes with her boys (I had to throw that in because I love it so much!) I chose the new Cadence design with pictures of the best days of my life , our wedding, the birth of each of our sons, a family picture and then a picture of each boy that captures him so well. Pattern facing out Pictures facing out Wear the design out, or the pictures out...either way it will go with anything you wear and I promise you will get asked where it came from! You pick a desig

Miscellany Monday

Happy Monday folks! We took Jack to his first football game on Friday night and had a blast. It was at my Alma Mater and it was a great experience. I finished Week 5 of running again! Woot-Woot! Did you see my new link-up?? It's for Mama's who run and we link up here every Saturday to encourage one another, don't miss it this weekend. *Say a little prayer for me? Have a calf injury that I've been running through, thinking it just needed time, but it's getting worse so I'm heading to Doc this week just to make sure.* Saturday was nice and lazy...we made Star Wars pancakes I have an AWESOME giveaway tomorrow!! I know I've said that about other giveaways, and they were indeed awesome, but I think this is my favorite so far! Come back tomorrow and check it out. Here is a little hint.... It will run until next Tuesday so keep your eyes open! Have a great week!