Monday, May 14, 2012

A Proverbs Woman

She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.
Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
 Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Proverbs 31:25-31

What better gift in life than the love of a mother who reflects the virtues of a Proverbs 31 woman! A mother who is always there to listen, encourage, and inspire. A woman who puts others before herself and always has the interests and needs of her children (and grandchildren) before her own! Someone who is truly there to rejoice with you in times of gladness and to cry with you in times of sadness. A mother who pours her life into yours and your children in every aspect. Who prays for you daily and thinks of you often. Who teaches you the truths of the Bible and the lessons in life and then inspires you to do the same with your children. Who does everything in her power to protect you, but then is there to pick you up when you she cannot. Yes, the love of MY mother is all these things and so much more! I cannot even imagine where I would be without her and the love that she gives to me and my family! The help she provides and the friendship she offers! Yes my mother is a jewel that I will treasure forever!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is Here!

Lila Kate wanted to sit in Levi's lap :)

Well, hello warm weather! I guess that means we officially did not have a winter this year...which makes me a little sad! I love cold weather and snow, but now that the beautiful springtime days are here I'm getting excited! This spring we can actually go outside (for longer than a 15min stroll) and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine! We have been trying to get out any day the weather permits and the kids love it!! They will stand at the door and Lila Kate will point and try her version of outside....soo cute :) I'm looking forward to all things spring in the weeks ahead....days at the park, bubbles, Easter, several family birthdays, sunny days and cool crisp nights and the anticipation of summer (not the heat, but the summer vacation for my sisters!).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


We know how to have fun, get messy, and enjoy ourselves!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012


Even though many days are very long and trying, there are many reasons to smile around here!!

Like the way my sweet baby boy loves to smile, cuddle, and be around people all the time!

And the way any chance we get to go outside brings happy babies...and a happy Mama!

And the way my sweet baby girl loves to read and discover new things!

The sweet love of a Daddy...

and of a great husband!

The moments we get to enjoy our friendship just the two of us!

And best of all, time spent together as our family of four!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Growing Like Weeds

Yesterday was the one year check-up for my little munchkins. I love going so that I can see how much they have grown and changed and then talk about what to look forward to in the next few months! I do, however, dread the blood work and shots...with a passion! I think I really hate it more than they do! Neither one of them even cried as they got their blood taken (meanwhile, I was looking the other way!) and they recovered quickly from their shot screams! All is well and that's over for another 3 months! 
Levi and Lila Kate are doing great and are very healthy! They have gone from teeny tiny little preemies last year to chunky monkeys this year!! We have a lot to be thankful for! They both weighed the same at 23 pounds and 10 ounces (that puts Levi at the 60% in and Lila at the 85%), Levi was 29 1/2 inches tall (40%) and Lila was 29 inches tall (50%). I am SO proud of them at how great they are eating, growing, learning, and changing!!

And just because every post has to have a are my little pookies eating like champs!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, Monday

Here's to a happy Monday and a wonderful rest of the week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We Like to Party, Party!

Well, we survived the first birthday around here and it was a blast! The kids loved every minute of it - from getting attention, to opening presents, to eating cake (well maybe just Levi on this one!). I had so much fun getting everything decorated for the big day! We wanted to have a really small party this year and let the attention be on the two main events and it turned out perfect! Lila Kate got to wear pig tails for the first time and walk around like she owned the place! :) Levi chowed down on his cake like he had never eaten before (I do feed them on a regular schedule) and army crawled around to follow his new camaro! I did feel pretty emotional as we sang "Happy Birthday" to each of them! It's just hard for me to believe that a year has already flown by! It was definitely a day I will always remember!!

Party hats!
Yummy food
Table for Two :)
Handsome Birthday Boy!
Beautiful Birthday Princess!
Our Family!

Lila Kate sporting her little pig tails!

Levi digging into his cupcake!

We all can't wait until next year!! :)

Monday, January 9, 2012


During those late night, long hour feedings, when the days and nights ran together, I dreamed of the day my little sweeties could feed themselves. Now the time has arrived and it's bittersweet! Every new milestone means another step to growing up and independance. I am so proud of Levi & Lila Kate, but I just want the days to slow down!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year!

I would have to say that 2011 was the BEST year of my life! Chris and I got to welcome the two most anticipated bundles of joy into our lives! Actually, I was sad to see this year go because so many wonderful "firsts" and memories have been made and I couldn't have been happier! I know that 2012 will bring many new and exciting things, but I never want to forget even the tiniest details that forever changed our lives! I can only hope that 2012 will be as full of happiness as 2011!
So here's to you and yours for a wonderful 2012!