Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SD's Blessing

Sunday was SD's blessing. She did well and was quiet through the entire blessing and daddy's blessing for her was beautiful! We are so blessed to have this little girl in our lives and I pray that she has a healthy life full of success, happiness, and love:)

Do they look alike?

I get this question a lot. What do you think?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dancin' Diva (old pic)

She was 4 months old and I have always loved this picture because you see all of her chubby little face:)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sleeping Beauty, PB&J, and smiles:)

So I'm no writer by any means, but this title is what came to mind when I went to get DD from her nap.

When we decided I would stay home with the girls I knew I would love it, but I knew it would be work also. I knew that I would need to make sure I taught my girls life lessons, that I would need to make sure they were learning, and that we would need to have lots of FUN:) I also knew I would have tender, sweet, ordinary moments that would stick with me and them forever!

So today's ordinary moment was going to get my toddler from her crib. I do this everyday, twice a day, but today touched me differently. She took a 3 hour nap (longer than she normally does, but she didn't have a morning nap) so part of me missed her running around because she slept for so long. When I went to get her I was ready!!! Ready to see her smile, ready to see her reach for me, and ready to feel her little hand pat me on the back as I walked her down the stairs to get her PB&J sandwich and chocolate milk.

Today, as I made her sandwich I felt like I was back in my master's degree program training to be a school counselor. I FELT the importance of staying at home with my children. It's not that I didn't think it was important before today, but I FELT it today and it was strong and I wanted to document this moment. I wanted to post this here and shout to the world that I LOVE BEING A SAHM!!!

Yes, she's in the drawer. She's climbing in EVERYTHING now!!!

Now for the smiles part of this post:

I love these girls!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thinking about...


Yes, I'm thinking about running a marathon...eventually. I want to start with a 5k, then a half marathon, THEN a marathon. For those of you who don't know when I was in college I was on the dance team. However, we would joke that we were the NC State TRACK team, not dance team because we ran sooooooooo much. We would run AT LEAST 3 miles, 4 days a week and then we would practice for 3 hours. We also had to do timed miles in under 7 minutes and 30 seconds in order to dance at any performance.

So when I think about getting back into shape in addition to my pilates DVD I also want to run. Wow! I thought I would never say that, but it was always a great workout and it maintained the college figure I was so proud of back in the day:)

I've looked up some training schedules and I've found that if I never actually enter into a race the workouts are excellent running schedules.

Anyone got any tips before I embark upon this journey?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Sorry, but November has been a blur as far as "Moments: go. We celebrated my birthday, DD was with Grandmom and Granddad for almost two weeks while we awaited SD's arrival, and then SD came. So we didn't witness many DD Moments. She has blossomed this month though. She has all kinds of words in her vocabulary, she's eating better, and she LOVES her little sister. Hopefully I'll be better about DD Moments in December.

Nov - DD likes to put her head down on the ground and get into a tee pee position. This lets you know she wants to flip. Well Grandmom was giving her a bath and she mentioned one of the toys flipping. DD then proceeds to put her head the water!!! A little shocked, yes, but she kept doing it! She's so silly:)

11/17 - DD can now tell me when she wants to get "up" and "down" from anything. Everyday she gets more words!

11/18 - DD finally got her first tooth!!! Apparently she cannot be outdone by her sister who's still not here yet.

11/26 - Me, Grandmom, and daddy were at the dining room table talking and eating Thanksgiving lunch when DD tells us to shhh. We can't figure out why until she gets down, heads over to Granddad (who has Singing Diva, who is sleeping), looks back at us and repeats shhh. Apparently we were too loud:)

11/29 - DD has a book that she "read" all by herself. She says her own version of the word and then does the sound for each. It's adorable:)

Here are some cute pictures to enjoy of both girls:)