The Birthday Twins

It is always fun to call and make the yearly doctor check-up appointment for Emma and Kolbe.

Receptionist: What is the birthdate of your first child?
Me: 2-27-08
Receptionist: And how about the second?
Me: 2-27-10…

Yep, same birthday, 2 years apart. Well, yesterday was that special day. I can’t believe that Emma is 6 and Kolbe is 4! Where does the time go?? I know that sounds so cliche, but seriously. I am curious.


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Last week Emma and I decorated a shoe box for her to take in to school for Valentine’s Day. Life has been so busy and I hadn’t put much thought into this little holiday but I have to say that decorating that box was so fun and I was getting all giddy and maybe for a minute forgot that it was for her to get Valentines…and not me. I mean look at this precious box:


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Happy Times

This morning I was reading Ana’s most recent post about good things from her week. It inspired me to think about the good moments from my past week and appreciate them even more. There is one in particular that I want to share today.

On Sunday we went to the Baptism of my cousin Jonathan’s daughter, Arends Catherine. First, it is always a blessing to witness a baby becoming a child of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. It was so sweet watching all of the kids as they observed the Baptism, they would giggle and loved being reminded that they were baptized too.  Another reason this event  is high on my “good things” from the week is that it was so fun to spend the afternoon with a lot of my extended family. So many of us live in the area, but we don’t all get together too often.


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To like or not like

Venting session with Lauren, just trying to be real… feel free to skip this post…just saying I warned you.

Last night I had a hard time falling asleep, my mind wouldn’t shut down and let go of the thoughts from the day. And what was my brain focusing on? Instagram and social media. At first I thought Instagram was an awesome concept, I loved editing pictures of my kids and then seeing other pictures that my friends posted from their day. But it has now become just another thing to keep up with.


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Babies and Snow

Yesterday I was out of the house most of the day and once 4 pm hit, I had no clue what to cook for dinner. I decided I didn’t want to cook and thought, since it’s Friday night it would be fun to all load up in the car and meet Dan for dinner. And, well, I really just wanted a Moe’s chicken burrito. Let’s be honest. We normally eat dinner around 5:30 and we didn’t get to the restaurant until 6, so the kids were hungry and pushing whiny. Once we finally got through  the line and sat down to eat, Joshua lost it. He started to throw his chips on the floor.


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