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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Unofficial Sleepover

I went to check on the girls one night and they had fallen asleep together in the same bed.  They were practically on top of each other. So cute! 
Off to the boys room....
Same thing here on the same night.  The boys had also fallen asleep in the same bed.  I love it when they are nice to each other so I thought this was precious.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hyphen Interiors: Painted Upholstery – The Process Revealed (Tutoria...

Hyphen Interiors: Painted Upholstery – The Process Revealed (Tutoria...: "How do you get a chair to go from drab to fab? I recently painted an upholstered chair and have been asked about the process. Below ..."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Disneyland in December






They don't look so scary here but this was a rough trip.  These kids had me crying outside our motel room.  Eric and I had to lock them in the motel room and we had a time out in the hall.  They thought it was a great oppurtunity to help themselves to Capri Suns and other snacks.

Santa was at California Adventure.

The Christmas Tree on Main Street.

I had to sit this one out. This ride would have ruined my trip.

Standing in line with our helpers. Thanks Michelle and Carol!



The Tower of Terror! Tate and Ashton got to come on this with Eric, Brad Lauren and me.  It was hilarious to see there faces. 
They hated it.  :)  We knew they would but it was pay back for all the crying they did on our trip.

This is what we had to push, carry, pack all around Disneyland and California Adventure.  Not to mention all the crying and tantrums.  Since I am posting these pictures 3 months after the trip it doesn't look so bad now.  We will be waiting at least 3 more years to take our kids back.  We do have some fun memories.  As always, the drive home is welcomed when the time comes.



Newport Beach was one of the highlights of our trip.  The kids could just run wild and we didn't have to worry about them.  Next vacation=beach and no kids.

This sweet lady insisted on getting a picture with our girls.  She wanted a picture for her granddaughter.  Maybe they don't have twins where she's from?  We took a picture so we wouldn't offend them. :)

Here comes trouble.

Karate kid.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year's Goal's

I have 2 main goal's this year. I am working toward losing 16 pounds...I have already lost 3.2. My other goal is to simplify. Eric and I want to go on a cruise in June to celebrate our birthday's and our 7th Anniversary. Since we had four kids within our first 4 years of marriage, we haven't had much time to ourselves. I can't wait to get him alone. ;) My other goal; to simplify, means I am going to focus on my family. My kids require so much time and I really want to find balance in our lives. I am going to say yes to the things that we can do and say no to anything that puts our lives over the limit. Don't get me wrong, I still want to serve other people and help out where I can but I feel like my life is on overload when too many things come up at the same time. I am really looking forward to enjoying the things that we do get to do. I am also looking forward to the inner peace that comes from finding balance in my life. I think the peace of feeling balanced will trickle down to my children feeling happier and my husband will be happier as well.

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...