Saturday, October 24, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I'm crafty again!
Times are a-changin'. Routines are becoming more routine and mama is finding sometime for herself. I've been working on a few knitty projects since they are more portable and easy to pick up and do a few rows while the babies play.
Can you believe it? I found time tonight to sew! Oh, how I missed my Bernina! Our reunion was blissful. Two (yes! two!) completed projects to share once I can take some decent pictures in the daylight.
Spent some time tonight giving the blog a facelift. What do ya think?
Friday, July 24, 2009
...of my baby loves!
The babies have discovered the sunlight and will stare in amazement every time I sit their seats in the floor of our living room in the afternoon when we get home. They move their toes in and out of the sunlight as they smile and coo. It is so precious. I had to capture the moment.
On the crafting front...I am still working on a knitting project...though I think I am going ot have to rip out half of it! ARGH! Still working on getting our sewing studio/office cleaned up so I can have a little mama time in the evenings after bedtime.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
[So & I dipping our feet in the pool]
This weekend was great.
It was the best.
I was able to come home a little early so I got to spend some extra time with the babies. Leap and So came over Friday evening for a visit and we had a great time playing with the babies and then sitting outside by the pool eating cheese and drinking cran-grape juice and getting caught up on girl talk. Mom stopped by too and we all had dinner together from a local Japanese restaruant. To top it all off, once the babes were tucked in, DH and I turned in early and ended up getting 9 hours of sleep!
Lazy Saturday morning in the bed playing with the twins. Then Mom came to visit and we went to the mall and out to dinner at Cracker Barrel with the babies so DH could get some work done for work. Good day indeed.
We were early risers today with Baby Boy waking at 5am to nurse. I decided to stay up once he was back to sleep and enjoyed a little alone time before getting ready for church. We attended the early service and the babies fell asleep on the way home. DH & I enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the back porch while they napped. Afterward, the babies happily played in their bouncers and watched mama clean up her office (it's still a work in progress). Auntie Leap, So and Mom stopped by for a visit this afternoon and all of us gals sat around the pool enjoying the 70 degree weather. After the afternoon nap, our little family headed to the grocery store to gather supplies for the upcoming week. After bath & bed time for the babies, DH & I sat down to a yummy dinner (DH made it!) of crab stuffed salmon, green beans and rice.
Now I think I'll go work on my knitting WIP.
I feel refreshed, relaxed and ready for the week ahead.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My birthday was this past week...the last one in my 20s! Yikes! So to celebrate the family gathered at my sister's house for a little celebration on the farm. It was a beautiful day (until the very end!) and we all had a wonderful time! My multitalented sister, Leap, (you've seen her photography work here) made my birthday cake complete with fresh picked berries - de-lish-ous!
My sister is all about homesteading. I am very impressed by all of this. It makes me wanna buy a farm. Fresh eggs, fresh picked berries, fresh produce, fresh air - I want it all!
After dinner, while we were eating cake, it began to rain. I mean it was a DOWNPOUR! The runoff from the hill behind her house flooded the road in front of her house - and I forgot to grab my camera to take a picture of it! It was crazy.
I got the cutest berry colander for my birthday...I'll have to photograph it and share it with you here. I love it.
This weekend was also super productive and relaxing at the same time. Since the babies have started sleeping better and going to bed easier, I have reclaimed some time for myself. Last night, DH and I cleaned up my sewing room so that I can get back in there and tinker around once the babes are asleep at night. We also have cleared out a lot of clutter and we are planning a huge yard sale for the beginning of August. We still have more clutter to clear from the office so that is on our list for the coming week. Tonight, after putting the babes to bed, DH and I had dinner outside by the pool and now I am sitting on the porch catching up on my blogs and blogging. Ahh...life is good.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Today is my grandfather's 82nd birthday. Amazing. Such a full life he has lived and I hope he is around for many more happy years. My sister (the talented photographer) snapped this picture of my grandfather's hand holding my baby girl's hand. I love it...the gentleness of such an experienced hand lovingly holding a hand of such youth. Breathtaking.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks is a beautifully written story. I read it in 4 days flat only picking it up while I was nursing or pumping. It was all the better because I had no idea what the book was about when I started it (again, I live under a rock). This book fell into my hands because last weekend when I was on call I started talking to the nurses about movies while doing a c-section. I told them up next on my Netfix queue was Nights in Rodanthe (DH fills our queue with movies for me interspersed with movies for him). Of course, all the ladies were telling me how much I was going to love the movie. "But the book is so much better," one of the girls said. THE BOOK??? This movie was made based on a book?!? (see, told you...live under a rock lately). So the next day, one of the nurses brought me the book and I of course have had the DVD sitting on the coffee table still. It is one of my rules...if there is a movie based on a book I must read the book first. So I did. And it was fantastic.
The book is centered around a woman named Adrienne and her story of a weekend spent in Rodanthe, NC watching a bed and breakfast owned by a friend. 3 years divorced it is here that she meets the true love of her life Paul who is also recently divorced. The story tells of their getting to know one another over the course of days and then continuing their romance through letters over a year. The book is somewhat predictable and very Nicholas Sparks-y but still a good read.
I'll let you know what I think about the movie once I get a chance to watch it.
Monday, July 6, 2009
[a summer favorite - eating fresh cherries and sitting by the pool]
I know I have been absent a lot lately.
I hope you can understand.
Of course, you might want to consider yourselves blessed since if I had been posting about my daily happenings they would be pretty coma-inducing. Up until the last week or so my posts would have gone a little something like this:
I wake. Get ready for work. #1 Wakes. Diaper #1. Feed #1. #2 Wakes. Diaper #2. Feed #2. Diaper #1, again. Dress both #1&2. Wake husband. Huband gets ready for work while #1&2 watch Baby Einstein. Wrangle #1&2 into car seats for drive to Omi & Opi's for the day. Go to work. Work. Work. Work. Pick up #1&2 from grandparents. Drive home. Diaper & feed #1&2. Playtime. Diaper #2. Diaper #1. Diaper #2, again. More playtime. Bathtime. Massage time. Diaper & feed #1&2. Put #1&2 in cribs. Sigh. Chores time. Collapse into bed time. #2 wakes for 3am feeding. #1 wakes for 4:30am feeding. Repeat.
Since I have returned to work our house is a bustle of activity from the time we wake up until our heads hit the pillow. Little Mister and Little Miss are growing so fast and I am trying not to miss a minute more than I have to (work takes away so much of my precious time!). Both have found their voice and use it often (cooing and babbles are so darn cute!), both love their hands/thumbs, both love to give Mama lots of smiles, both love it when Mama comes home from work (constant nursing!) and both are sleeping through the night like champs for the past couple of days which makes Mama very happy indeed. It is amazing what I can do with a little sleep! I have had a lot of work-related work to get caught up on lately so my hope is once that is behind me I can start using this new-found after-the-twins-bedtime-time to sneak in some sewing and blogging.
We'll see, I guess. Maybe by telling you all that I will feel pressured to actually deliver.
Have a great one everyone! I've missed you!!!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post. I have given it much thought and I'm just not ready to share my little ones here...I may never be ready...we will see.
Things in my life are CRAZY right now. I went back to work last week and already have a big presentation pending (will give it tomorrow) and TONS of cases in the OR. I am exhausted when I come home only to work an even harder job (being a mom) than my profession. One of the medical students said "Oh, well at least you are used to being up all night from all those years of taking call." I thought about that a lot and this is my reply: It is TOTALLY different. At least with call after a terrible-up-all-night kind of night you know that you can come home and forget about it and sleep all day (or at least I used to). With my babies there is never a time when I am not on call.
I now have an even deeper appreciation for my mother and ALL mothers out there...Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of you!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I know this is probably not the picture you are wanting to see here. I'm sure everyone is checking in to see if I have posted pictures of the twins! Quite honestly, I don't know how I feel about that yet. Seeing as how I don't feel comfortable posting pictures of myself or even associating my real name with this space (for some reason I feel I can speak/post more freely without "fear" of my colleagues/friends reading...silly as it may be I like the anonymity) I cannot see how I will get to the point where I will feel comfortable to post pictures of my adorable children's faces or use their names here. Don't get me wrong...I would love to share them with all of you who visit my space often, those I consider my bloggy friends...it's the weirdos out there I worry about. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments about this! Do you post pictures of your kids???
Anyway...an explanation of the photo...Chloe is obsessed with the bird feeder. She sits on the back of the loveseat stalking the birds morning, noon and night. She is sitting there first thing in the morning waiting for me to open the blinds and is often still sitting there at night when I close them. She leaves only for food or a bathroom break...and the occasional dash out of the room when one of the twins screams out :) Quite comical.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We are finally settling in to things.
Seemingly constant feeding sessions.
I'm taking a little time to just enjoy these things before the hustle and bustle of life returns to normal when I have to go back to work.
We will be around soon :)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
My father met his Heavenly Father on February 5, 2009 at 8:00PM and every day since has been hard. Very hard. I miss him so much. Dad was so young, appeared so healthy. It is hard to believe in a matter of a few short weeks one can become so sick. I have so many questions. I replay so many of the events in my mind. What could have been done differently? However, I know my father is in a glorious place and I have started to find a peace in knowing that it was just time. God has a purpose for Dad...a new task...not an earthly one but a heavenly one...I have to focus on that.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
[A fishbowl of coral and shells from our honeymoon in Anguilla that sits on our back porch...love the combination of snow and shells]
So our meteorologist was waaaayyy off the mark. Figures. The one time I listen to a forecast (cause I typically don't) it is wrong. We were supposed to wake up to a "dusting" and some "light snow." What did I wake up to? Heavy snow and lets just say a dusting plus 4 inches! It is still coming down like crazy out there. I don't mind. I actually love the snow as long as I don't have anywhere to go...and today I don't. However, a heat wave needs to come through our area tomorrow because I have my first baby shower on Sunday and I don't want to miss it!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Remember this post by Jennifer? I was floored when I found out I won the giveaway and flabbergasted when I found out Jennifer was going to make TWO of them for me since I am having twins! Don't you just love that packaging? The day keeps getting brighter and brighter.
How many more times can I say perfect in one post? Let me get by with one more time...they are so me, so what I have in mind for their rooms and just so perfect!