Tuesday, November 8, 2011

10 months of blessings

Reas and PJ have had a busy few months (as have mom and dad). We've been traveling and partying like fools but loving every minute of the time we get to spend with family and friends celebrating birthdays, weddings and holidays.

MJ and I continue to marvel at how blessed we are. Not just with two amazing, fun and loving boys but for the little things that come with having children. Here are a few of mine:
  • The fun of running into a parent of twins and knowing that they fully understand what you are going through.
  • A truly supportive work environment where my co-workers and volunteers are supporting my role as a mom. Everyone should be so lucky.
  • Grandparents - our boys are so lucky to have four awesome and loving grandparents who love our boys with endless energy.
  • Best friends - PJ and Reas are fortunate that they have great best friends already and I look forward to them growing up with good influences and having some great adventures.
You can see some of these blessings in our photos from October.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

9 month update

Bananas, bread, cheerios, yogurt - oh my. The boys are in full on solid food mode. It is fun to watch them try new foods. Fortunately they like and eat everything we've given them so far. September was a busy month for the boys they took a few trips, learned to crawl and got to spend some time with their cousins in Nashville. October will be equally as busy with a trip to Florida to see grandma and grandpa and visit the beach and the ocean for the first time. We'll definitely have photos from the trip to post soon.

Here are the photos from September.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dear Dodge

Dear Dodge,
I drive one of your vehicles, a Stratus to be exact , and ... I don't love it. However after driving 120+ miles a day for five years, catching it on fire, putting it in a ditch during an ice storm, getting rearended and recently rearending someone my Stratus is still running. It will not die and make way for the nice new car just waiting for me out there somewhere. So ... I think this Stratus and I will be friends for a little while longer.

I swear, it wasn't my fault

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer Fun - July and August 2011

Okay okay... I know everyone says that it goes so fast but seriously, it goes so fast. Reas and PJ are over 7.5 months old and continue to be so fun. Here are some highlights from the past few months:
Giggling. Their giggles are infectious. In the July photos on Picasa there is a great video of Uncle Bill making Reas laugh.
Crawling. Only backwards and in circles, no forward movement just yet.
Interacting with each other and finding each other to be hilarious

They love bath time and love to splash each other
Rolling over and propping themselves up so they can see outside their crib. It's so cute even when they are supposed to be sleeping
Eating solids - sometimes. They really like bread

The boys are also social butterflies. We are so blessed that when we take the boys out they just hang out and behave. Its so fun to be able to have dinner out and not worry about them making a scene. Let's just hope they stay this way.

Enjoy the photos from July and August.

Friday, July 22, 2011

6 months and rolling (literally)

The boys are officially six months old. 6.5 to be exact and I don't know where the time has gone. They had their six months photos taken and rocked their photo session, if I do say so myself. Photos can be found here. They joined the 2009-2011 NPC executive committee at their July retreat and won the hearts of some wonderful sorority women. I'm sure these are the first of many sorority women who will swoon over my boys. They are rolling all over the place and started eating "solids". I'm not sure how mush of sweet potatoes and bananas is considered solids but they seem to like it alright. And so it goes. MJ and I have hit our stride with our routine and continue to marvel at how blessed we are. I know the next six months will fly by as well but I'm so thankful for every moment I have to sit in awe of my amazing boys.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Where do I begin? I am infinitely blessed with a lot of amazing people in my life but none more amazing than my husband, MJ. I had a friend once tell me that she never thought she could love her husband anymore than she already did, and then they had kids. I completely agree. I have loved MJ Meneley for a long time now and I'm blessed that he loves me back but watching him with his boys is the real blessing. He is so good with them and they love seeing him every day when he picks them up from daycare. MJ is so supportive of me and whenever I say "I need to go to (insert city here) this week" he doesn't even flinch or sweat the fact that he will have to do all the feedings solo. This year for his first Father's Day, I surprised him with a trip to West Palm Beach to see two of his best friends and their families and his parents. Despite being on the scariest flight in my entire life (the boys slept through all of it) we had a wonderful weekend.

Here are the June photos.

Happy Father's Day to the best husband a gal could ask for.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Making sense of loss

MJ and I have friends who recently had twin boys at 24 weeks old and one of them didn't make it. This is such a devastating blow it is hard to make sense of it and somewhere, somehow try to see God's hand in this. I have recently been finding myself feeling guilty and thinking why me/us. How did we get so lucky and does this mean the proverbial shoe will drop for us later in life? Are we all destined to have a certain amount of pain and suffering? And if God only gives us what we can handle, how does He believe anyone could handle the loss of their child. There are so many emotions and I just need to remind myself that sometimes it just doesn't make sense. All we can do is support each other the best way we know how, love each other through the good and the bad and hug our children each day and night and make sure they know we love them. Off to hug mine!