Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Love is such a big word, it really should have more letters.

~ Kobi Yamada
As a new mom, and a new mom of twins, I'm frequently asked if I'm overwhelmed. The answer is yes. I'm overwhelmed with disbelief for the continuous generosity of our family and friends who have given us gifts, food, support and love while we figure out this parenting thing. I'm overwhelmed with admiration for every mother and working mother out there who seems to have it all together every day. I'm overwhelmed with adoration for my amazing husband who is an equally amazing father. And I'm overwhelmed with unconditional love for these two perfect little humans who have filled our lives and our hearts. So yes, I am overwhelmed all the time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Bliss: complete happiness

Our sweet boys have been great sleepers from the beginning. Not sleeping through the night great but getting up only once great. We attribute it to the amazing nurses in the NICU who were religious with their schedule and now we see the benefits. Sunday we had a great nap, just the three of us and I share this moment because I'm told that very shortly these opportunities to hold my babies while they are sitting still are soon to be few and far between. While we are anxious for what the next phase of their development looks like we try to remember that it will go so fast and we need to live in the moment and enjoy each phase day by day. The present moment can only be described as bliss.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Family and Friends Part II

PJ and Reas rounded out their weekend with a visit from the Brainards who graciously spent a bit of their Spring Break visiting us. It is so fun that the boys will have so many awesome cousins to grow up with. They only have their cousin Daniel to meet now and he's coming to visit in May!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Family and Friends

It has been a blessed week. MJ and I were frequently reminded how lucky we are that God has blessed us with amazing friends and family that love our boys so much. Last weekend the boys got to meet five of their cousins when the Briscoes came for a quick visit. All the kids were great with the boys and very excited. The boys are anxious to be big enough to play with their super fun and imaginative cousins! Click here to see more pictures

This Saturday some of our friends from church came to help MJ in the yard and hang out with me and the boys. We also got a visit from Gibson and Amelia Brady. It was so warm Evie and Gib decided to take their snack in the sunroom. It was such a blessing to have so much help with the leaves we left from last Fall! Now the yard is ready for Spring and Summer and lots of traffic to the lake!

After a great morning we went for a walk on the Monon and then went to the Davis' for dinner. It was so fun to see Abby and Alex with our boys. I'm so excited that the boys have a built in friend in Alex! I'm also so thankful for Jill and Ryan and the support they have always given me and my family.

Sunday we made our first trip back to church and the boys did great which means they slept through everything. After church we met Bill and Alex for brunch and felt like old pros with two little ones in a noisy, crowded restaurant but again the boys did great. I think we're getting the hang of this thing called parenting.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2 months update

To my boys,

You are two months old already. As everyone tells us, it is flying by and you amaze us every day with your facial expressions and bodily functions (we are still surprised that something so foul can come out of something so cute). We think Reas is weighing in around 11 pounds and PJ around 10 but we go to the doctor next week for the official weigh in.

Reas - you are a typical first born. You want what you want when you want it. You are the bigger baby but more than that you are so long you don't fit into a lot of your clothes already.

PJ - you are our patient baby, likely because you always had to go second in the hospital. You are so sweet and you are already getting your brothers hand me downs :)

You are both really mellow and we couldn't ask for easier babies so thanks for taking it easy on us - for now at least! Both of you make amazing facial expressions and when the smiles appear you would have thought mom and dad just won the lottery but I think my favorite faces are the ones where you stick your bottom lip out at us in a pout.

You are rolling over already (yikes) and starting to follow things with your eyes which leads us to constantly attempt to get you to "see" us.

You have stolen our hearts and our lives are already so blessed because of you.

Mom and Dad