Monday, December 19, 2011

Days go by...

It's been a little bit of a blur...but a happy blur, filled with lots of laughs and love.  The boys are seven weeks old today and we are taking it one day at a time.  Every day is a challenge full of strategic planning and trying to stay one step ahead so we can keep a smile on everyones' faces.

(I am loving the camera on the new iPhone!)

One of my secret weapons to my sanity is my mom.  I don't know if I tell her enough how thankful I am for her and her supportive pop-ins here and there to let me shower, take a nap or run to Target.  Last week she came over in a heartbeat to take the boys for their first sleepover at her place so Chad and I could sleep through the night.  I have often wondered if sleep deprivation can be fatal??  

My mom has always been an inspiration to me.  Her and my dad started their family very young and missed out on a lot of things that 20-year-olds get to do so that they could be the best parents they could be to my brother, sisters and me.  She is strong, smart, opinionated and lives to do absolutely anything she can for my siblings and me to make our lives easier...almost to a fault.  She is my sounding board when I am bent out of shape about something.  She encourages and listens, yet always plays devil's advocate when I can jump to conclusions or make a snap judgment.  She puts it all in perspective for me and challenges me to be a better person daily.  She completes me.

These buggers complete me too...

We have been slowly venturing outside of our home to take in all the sights of the Christmas season.  Yes, I said CHRISTMAS.  So sick of all the political correctness out there.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

This was our very first outing as a family with our double stroller.

A special birthday shout out today to Finn & Tripp who are brothers that share a birthday.  They are 4 years old and 1 year old respectively today.  This was one of my favorite sessions from back when Tripp was 9 months old...Kristy, I think we need to schedule his one year shoot!

Happy Birthday!! 6 days til Christmas!!


  1. I laughed out loud when I read "I have often wondered if sleep deprivation can be fatal?? " Me too!! I haven't had more than 4 consecutive hours of sleep in almost a year. If I slept long enough to dream, I would probably dream about sleeping :)
    We loved your Christmas card. You have such a beautiful family.
    Merry Christmas to all 6 of you!

  2. Your family is beautiful as well!!! Enjoy your first Christmas with that little dolly of yours!! Sleep can wait, right?? ;)