Thursday, January 31, 2013

Almost there...

I started this blog just after Ava turned 2.

And Norah is almost 2, so you know 
what THAT means right???

Pretty soon I will be able to post things like this:
Norie (2 days ago)
Ava (just about 20 days older then Norah now)

Clearly I can't wait!!  
So fun!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Little Sickies.

Both girls have been sick this week.

On Monday I set up a play date for Ava
and she didn't end up getting out of bed 
until 11:40, about 10 minutes before her 
friend arrived.  
She played for about a half hour then just 
stopped.  She wanted me to hold her, she 
wanted to lay down, it was so weird.  I 
grabbed the thermometer and took her 
temperature, it was totally normal.  
Now Norah doesn't like to be left out of 
these fun things like getting a thermometer
in your ear, so she insisted I take hers temp 
too, she was 102!!  So didn't see that coming.
 Ava developed a fever shortly there after and 
now they've both just been laying low.  They 
both also have a cough but no other symptoms..

 Funny thing is they have been totally 
happy & quite delightful for little sickies!
 I'm impressed!  Love these girls.

Please pray they get well soon though, we've got 
a big party for our almost 2 year old on 
Saturday & we don't want to have to celebrate
without them!   : )

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our Life.

I saw a picture today of a family,
the parents were holding a sign with 
their 3 kids in the background, the sign
read "This is Our Happily Ever After"

That really hit home for me.

THIS really is my "happily ever after",
I have everything I've ever wanted &
so very much more.

I live a life that is overflowing with gratitude,
every direction I look, weather it be to 
my husband, our children, our extended 
family, this home we have created, my dear
friends, our health,
we are just so crazy blessed!

I really hope you all feel the exact same way
about your life, we are so lucky to be HERE,
living in this beautiful world, surrounded by 
each other.  : )

Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Weekend.

 Not a lot going on over here through
the weekend but it was great none the less.
 (She dresses herself now, be afraid.)

Good thing she's adorable!
 Here's Norah "Playing cycles with Daddy"
Friday the girls & I had lunch downtown
with Jessica & then she took Ava for the night.
Jessica spoils Ava so much!  She took her
to the Phineas & Ferb Live show, then out
to dinner at Red Robin (her favorite!) followed
by lots of playing & moving watching and 
even out for waffles the next day!  So fun!
 One of these days she's gonna have to take 
this girl too!  (I can't wait!!)  : )
 We got lots of cleaning & organizing done 
while Ava was gone & enjoyed a sort-of-date
night once Norie went to bed.  We saw 
Pitch Perfect, if you haven't seen it yet, you 
should, great movie!!
 We had Erik & Tiffani over for dinner 
after going to Out of this World to play
on Saturday.  It was nice having a night of 
Pinochle & wine, we haven't done that in awhile. 
(Norah's trying to run in my shoes)
Sunday morning Tiffani came back and ran with 
me which was super fun.

Pretty mellow weekend but just what we needed.  
: )

Friday, January 25, 2013


 Goal reached.  : )
 And one with each kid cause you know
I just can't leave them out.  : )
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Don't mind me...

These girls.

 Ugh, she's just too cute.

 How sweet are they?  Seriously?

Sorry, okay, I'm done now. 

But really?  Do you blame me??

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

More Beach Fun

The best thing about going to the beach 
is hanging out with whomever comes to 
play with us.
 (Norah is still just as messy as ever
with her yogurt!)
 This trip was great because it started with our
little family, then Mom & John came and we had
a nice evening with them, then Chris, D'Auna & 
Alayah came to play, and finally Linda spent the last 
few days with us. 

 Each part was great!

 The weather was absolutely perfect!!

 The kids had such a great time!

 My girls can't get enough of Alayah.
 I love their love for each other.

 Linda is the very best.
 She plays with these kids non-stop.
Her patience & love for them is beyond
impressive.  It takes me back to when I 
was a kid, so cool that they get to experience
how awesome she is too!

Look at this amazing contraption Linda
built for the kids!  
You roll a marble down and try to get it
to launch into the last shoot, so fun!

 We had fun celebrating Mom's birthday. 
She's the best too.  Love this family!!
Pure happiness.