Wednesday, March 31, 2010

This is Me!!

Do you work or stay at home? If work what do you do?
I'm a SAHM! However, My husband and I have a Photography Business & I make and sell hair accessories!

What is your favorite thing to do with your kids?

Oh my, Just about anything, Playing at the park, playing baseball, watching their favorite shows...the list goes on & on! Just being with them makes my day!!!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

I was born in Texas, raised in Kansas & I am the youngest of 9 kids, my siblings are 21. 18, 16, 14, 10, 7, 6, & 4 years older!

What is the most annoying question you have been asked
about your twins?

Ugh..If they are IVF. If they are twins or just close in age are the top ones.

Do you have insecurities about being a mom?

Sometimes, I am homeschooling and sometimes that fear of "can I really do this"...But then my son does something that makes me KNOW that I can!!

What do you do when you get overwhelmed?

Talk and Cry to my fantastic husband, who is a great listener!

What books, or other resources helped you in raising your

Books...none, I felt they are we so focused on women who were older have twins and IVF twin. My sister and Cousin both have twins, and I joined a mom's of multiples group!

What's been the most challenging time in your life?

There have some hard times...I guess the last few years, not because of my husband or kids, but because of others who wanted to tear our life apart and didn't care who was hurt in the process.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Mexican & anything Chocolate!

What is your self admitted most annoying habit?

What would a perfect day look like?
Waking up at 8am & spending the entire day with my hubby and kiddos outside just playing and having fun as a family...maybe throw a Seahawks game in there!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture now burst on my sight; angels descending bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, all is at rest; I in my Savior am happy and blest, watching and waiting, looking above, filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Makes My Monday!

Finally it's spring!!!!!

Working in the yard:)?!?

I can't believe it she is really sitting!!!

He's sitting too, where did time go???

Twinsies sitting outside for their very first spring!!

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Have a blessed Monday!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Then he said: 'The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."

Acts 22:14-16 (NIV)

Hey all!!! It’s Aloha Friday!

Aloha Friday is the day to take it easy, and relax!! Aloha is hosted by Kailani! You can play too…just post a question in your blog and link up on Kailani’s current Aloha Friday post. Then visit the other blogs in the link up and answer their fun questions!

My Question is:

What are you planning to do this summer 0r Who are you planning on seeing this summer??

My answer:

We are going to see my sister! We have not seen her since 2007, so it will be a ton of fun! Then we are planning a trip to Newport OR!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crazy for Flowers!!!!

My most recent craft has been making these beautiful silk hair flowers & large bows.

My little girl loves them, she always smiles when I put one on her!

My little Beauty! In a huge blue Peony!

Huge Peony!

Beautiful Giant Rose!

These are my 2 favorites, I made...I love Peonies!

The Flowers & Bows I have made for Gabbi!

A few Daisies I have for sale (2 in each color in stock!)

If you are interested in getting on let me know!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Still here....

I know I have been MIA. Between all the kids getting sick again, spring, and Photography, I have very little bloggy time. That is all going to change this week...I hope! The kids are all doing better & spring cleaning is almost done...I hope:)
I'm Still here...I promise!
I Hope all your kiddos are feeling well and enjoying this Wednesday!!

Oh my Gosh...I love these kiddos:)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top 10 Tuesday: Twin must haves!

TWIN Must haves:

#1 Cloth Diapers!

They have been fantastic for our twins, easier than you might think:)

LOVE them!

#2 Moby Wrap!!

Oh my gosh! I can't say enough about my Moby!

We have been using these since birth. I don't know what I would do without it!

My hubby and I both have one. They are awesome and truly hands free...a must with twins

#3 SkipHop baby bag!!

Ok, so it may not look big, but it can hold a ton!!

I was shocked the first time I packed it up!

Always in my Skip Hop bag:

4 BG diapers


Changing pad
Nursing Cover

My Bible

Snacks for all 3 kiddos

Large Bottle of H2O

Other extras depending where we are going!

It's a GREAT bag, plus they come in tons of styles!!

#4 Babylegs!!

My twins each have a number of Babylegs,

they make diaper changes quick, easy & warm!

They come in tons of fun styles...I want them all:)

#5 Bumbo with Tray!!

These are the greatest!! Our Bumbos make for 2 very happy babies in our house!

The twins could sit and play with their big brother long before they could sit!

#6 Glamourmom Nursing Tank!!

I love Glamourmom tanks, I have several of them!!

They make it so easy to nurse in public and in the night!

They are really long, which I personally love.

#7 Robeez!!

These Robeez boots and shoe are a staple for my twins!

They have a bunch of them.

They are so easy just to throw on when we are on the go!

# 8 Munchkin Feeder!!

We used Munchkin Feeders for our older son also!

The twins love all the different foods they

get to eat...safely!

#9 Baby Einsteins Exersaucer!!!

We have 2 Exersaucers and

truly there are some days I would

never get to shower if we didn't have these!

#10 Double stroller

The twins love to hold hand so this Jeep stroller was a great choice for us!

They love being right next to each other!!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Way back When-esday!!

Way back When-esday: My Birthday! Thursday is my day! So in honor of that Way back When-esday is about me.... 11 days old with my Grandma! my Daughters middle name sake! With my Mama!!

Want to join in the fun of Way back when-esday,
Sharing memories & photos?
Visit Cheryl at one of my most favorites:
and play along with us!

Spring Cleaning

It's finally time for some spring cleaning! Our house could use it too, winter, three kids, and a dog...Yeah, we need this!

I don't know about you, but reading the labels on cleaning products scares me...What if one of the kids gets into it? Not a risk I am willing to take. We have been using & making natural, organic, and homemade cleaners. I really like to make them and create new smells and new combinations! Here are a few of my everyday ones :

All Purpose Cleaner

1/2 teaspoon washing soda

2 teaspoons borax

2 cups hot waterCombine all the ingredients and the water into a spray bottle.

Shake well. The washing soda makes this formula a great grease cutter.

Window Cleaner

2 cups water

1/2 cup vinegar

Combine in a spray bottle.

Homemade Floor Cleaner

1 cup white vinegar

1 gallon warm water

5-10 drops tea tree oil (disinfectant is a must with babies)

Mix in your cleaning bucket and use this to clean vinyl type floors. I like to make a large batch of my favorite household cleaner. I make this in a gallon size container and fill spray bottles as I need it.

All-Purpose Cleaner

2T vinegar

1 t BoraxHot water

10 drops of essential oil, optional

In a 16 spray bottle put vinegar, borax and hot water. Swish around until borax has dissolved. Add the drops of dish detergent and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Add the essential oil (I like using tea tree oil or lavender).

Toilet Bowl cleaner

1 Cup Baking Soda1 Cup Vinegar

Add in toilet bowl, allow it to fizz and leave for about a hour, then scrub and flush.

For extra soiled bowls add ½ cup washing soda.

Laundry Soap

2 cups Bar soap (grated) I love to use lavender natural soap, it smells fantastic! Use what you love!
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda

2 cups Baking Soda

Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until soap is melted.

Pour the soap water into a large, clean pail and add the Borax, Baking Soda and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.

Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.

Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it! It will gel up. Also adding a cup of vinegar acts as a fantastic fabric softener!

Laundry Soap-Great for cloth diapers

Hot cycle
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup baking Soda

1 cup vinegar

1-5 drops tea tree oil (optional)

Add while washer is filling with hot water.

My dipes come out smelling fresh and new every time, no matter how soiled they are, with no fading!!

I have also been adding extra freshness with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Geraniumwhich does No Animal Testing & that‘s a big deal to us! It makes my house smell like a big fresh rose garden...It is fabulous!

Happy spring Cleaning!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

" We believe it is through the
grace of our Lord Jesus that we
are saved, just as they are."
Acts 15 :11

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!!

He is a fantastic Husband & a amazing Daddy!!

There is no way to explain how in love with him I am!:)

We are looking forward to spend this wonderful day with him!!

Happy Birthday honey!:)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Makes My Monday!

Makes My Monday: 6 months old!!!

Today is the twinsies half birthday!! I can't believe that they are 6 months old!

15 lbs
sits on his own
army crawls
tries to stand on his own
eat solid food
drinks from a sippy cup
always happy and ready to play
loves to jump
loves to sing
loves to talk
loves to give kisses
always smiling
loves his twin sister
loves his daddy, mommy
& big brother
loves to cuddle
My sweet little Prince!

13 lbs
almost sits on her own
army crawls everywhere
laughs all the time
eats solid food
drinks from a sippy cup
always in the best mood
loves to sing
loves to talk
loves to give kisses
always smiling
loves her twin brother
loves her daddy, mommy
& big brother
loves to cuddle
My sweet little Princess

They are such wonderful happy babies!

We are looking forward to Summer time and the next 6 months!

Are you new to Makes My Monday? Share on your blog what warms your week's beginning: Post a picture(s) and tell the tale. After you do, link back to Cheryl at Twinfatuation & have web-wide Monday fun. Don't forget to leave a comment for others & and for me...comments make my Monday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day they take it easy, and look forward to the weekend.
So I thought that on Fridays I would and take it easy on the posting,as they do in Hawaii! Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
Oh, and don't forget to click on the link anywhere that's highlighted and play along with Kailani and the rest of us!You will make some new bloggy friends too!!

My Question is:

What is you favorite Saturday activity?

When is nice weather, we are outside all day! Playing baseball with my 5 yr old takes the cake, there is nothing I'd rather do then play with my kiddos!:)

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