Monday, November 5, 2012

A Catch-You-Up (gesundheit!)

Once again, I'm attempting to revive my blog. I plan on using it to keep friends and family in the know about my growing girls but also to convey messages of hope and strength and inspiration. 

I'm sure most who read this are already updated on the Fam but just in case, here's the quick catch-you-up:

CHINA - I left off with a possible trip to China almost exactly a year ago. Well we went, we saw, we returned. It was a very challenging trip for both me and the Mister. We were there almost 90 days and he worked 12-15 hour days for 88 of them. About a week after Eve and I arrived, I got pregnant. I was so sick 24/7 for almost the entire trip. 

PREGNANCY - Our MADE IN CHINA babies were born on our 3 year wedding anniversary. Identical twin girls, Noomi and Temperance. No, twins don't run in our families. Yes, we were very shocked. No, we're not going to keep trying for a boy. Having 2 infants and a toddler has been another challenge, but one that is much more rewarding. Our girls are the light of my life!

THE MOVE - When we found out we were having twins, we decided to rent out our house and move in with my parents. One of the best decisions we could have made as far as our kids are concerned. JoJo and Granddaddy have been instrumental in giving Eve a smooth transition from only child to big sister and ing helping take care of the babies. Instead of having 1 completely exhausted, non-functioning, nervous breakdown mom, we've had 4 kinda tired, sometimes slightly impatient, functioning at about 90% capacity parents and grandparents.  

To sum up: The last year has been very challenging, rewarding, fulfilling, tiring and sweet. 


  1. I just leaned a lot about you. Consider me a follower! :-)

  2. Awesome! Thank you! You probably won't get any give aways or anything but I hope you're at least entertained. :)