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Thursday, June 30, 2011

1st day of summer school pictures!!

It was a day full of emotions! No tears were shed by M & L when we left..well except from me! We were able to slip away without them noticing, but were told neither cried after they realized we were gone. Molly actually cried when we picked them up because she wanted to stay. Might have hurt a certain someones feeling but I am sure it won't be the last. :):)They fell asleep almost instantly in car!! Very big day!













Monday, June 27, 2011

What I love about Me - Week 4

This is my first time to (really) link up to Holly and Allison's " What I love about Me" Meme/blog hop.

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It's not that I haven't wanted to link up before, but more that I couldn't think I something about "me" I loved! Then it dawned on me that there is one thing that is in front of my face every single moment of the day!!! I LOVE that I am a Mommy!! I love hearing my babies call me Mommy. I am going to miss the day when they become to "cool" to call me by that name. They already use Mom half the time, but whenever I hear Mommy come out of their little mouths I melt. It is a weakness of mine. This may be lame to some, but not me. I wonder if my Mom misses getting called Mommy?!?! Alright, I am not going to lie...every now and then I may just throw a Mommy my Mom's way! ;-)

Happy Monday blogland!! :):)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cowboy Up & A Dear Daddy

Todd and I have noticed lately Luke using anything that is shaped like a cowboy gun as a cowboy gun. Making the sound and all. I am assuming this must just be a boy trait that they are born with because he has never watched anything about cowboys, nor played with others boys that would be playing cowboys?!?! Strange, really?!?! Daddy decided to buy the poor boy a "real" toy cowboy holster gun set. I have never been a fan of toy guns, but I figured if he was using his toy saw as a cowboy gun what harm can be done with an orange toy gun. Well that's what I am telling myself anyways!






Molly thought maybe Daddy might go out and buy her this cute, sweet house if she asked really nicely.

Dear Daddy, pretty please with a cherry on top can you buy me this little house. Love, Molly

Friday, June 24, 2011

Going, going , gone!

June will soon be coming to an end, so it's time to get off this birthday train! Thanks so much for celebrating with me this month!

The winner of the $25 Wal-Mart gift card is #5 Beth @ Beth, Will, Rod and the quads!!

The winning comment:

Beth said...
Hmmm... I recently went to Walmart and their craft department caught my eye, but I had the kids with me. Not the time to wander and browse and look for a fun project. So, I guess I would find some 'me' time and find something interesting in their craft section.

Congratulations Beth!!! I hope you do get some "ME" time to spend your card! Yay!! Please just email me your mailing address and your card will be on it's way!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sharing bloggy love

Hey there my bloggy friends!!

I hope everyone is having a great week! Sorry if I have not been good on replying to your comments this week, but work is CRAZY busy!!

Anyways I wanted to introduce you to a new blogger named Ginger that we all have at one thing in common with TWINS, but a lot of us have more then just that. You can read her IVF journey here.

Please go show her some bloggy love! Thanks my friends! You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Way Back When-esday - First time in a pool! :)

Linking up with Twinfatuation Way Back When-esday. Thanks Cheryl for letting me play along!




These pictures were taking a little over 2 years ago. This was Molly and Luke's first experience in a pool. Molly was not a huge fan...I think she was a little freaked out, but Luke loved it! Funny how things change because she now loves her little pool at Nannie's house. All she talks about. They both love the water!! Fun summer times!!

Hey daddy, next house we get can it have a pool?!?! Love your loving children!

Nannie and Luke!


Aunt Punky and Luke! Yes, she placed him there on purpose! :)


Mommy and Molly!




Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

Molly and Luke want to wish their Daddy a very Happy Father's Day. Todd actually had to work today, so we celebrated yesterday. They took their Daddy to breakfast and gave him a present. It was a great day! :)



We miss you today Daddy! Wish you were here with us!! Hope you get to take it easy today without many calls! We love you always and forever! Thanks for all you do for us!


They also want to wish the other men in their life's a very Happy Father's Day! Again I have to apologize like I did on the Mothers day post about these pictures being dated. I have made the mental note to take updated photos, but still have not done it. :(

Happy Father's Day Granddad! We love you!


Happy Father's Day Grandpa! We love you!


Happy Father's Day Papa! We love you!


Thanks to all 3 for all you do for us!

We also want to wish all the Daddy's in blogland a very Happy Fathers Day too! Hope your day is full of love!

Friday, June 17, 2011

All good things must come to an end....

The winner of my 3rd Birthday giveaway of the $25 IBooks gift card is #11 reanbean.

Here is the winning comment:

reanbean said...
We're about to take a trip, so I'm sure I'd buy a book (not sure exactly which one) to put on T's iPad or my iPod Touch. I'm not sure how much the books cost, but if there's any money left over, I'd put on some kid book for Tiny and Buba too.

Congrats reanbean!! Hope your trip is a little sweeter with a good read! Please just email me your mailing address and your gift card will be on


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As my title references this is my last Birthday giveaway! It has been fun, but must come to an end! :( This week I am giving away a $25 Wal-Mart card. Generic, I know! Nothing fun about this card, but it was convenient for me. It is really about me, right! :):)


Don't you love that I got a card with birthday cupcake's on it! :):) Couldn't resist!


A required entry is to be a GFC follower. For a 2nd entry please share how you would use the card. Please remember to leave 2 separate comments. Good luck! Have a great weekend!

If your email address is not connected to your profile name please add it in your comments. Thanks! 

btw- I probably should have said in my first giveaway I am using Random.org to pick the winning numbers. Also these gift cards have been purchased by me and I was in no way compensated to host these giveaways! I just wanted to share my birthday fun with my bloggy friends!!

ME Challenge - Week 24

Linking up with the lovely dollimama for the 52 week challenge!


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Wow girls, I don't know about you, but how in the world are we already 24 weeks into 2011?!?!
It seems the older I get the faster a year goes!! Always thought "old" people were stupid saying that! Ha! The joke is on me! It does make me appreciate every moment every day for sure!!

I actually did 2 things for ME this week!

1) My dear hubby and I went to the movies to see Hangover 2. OMG...let me tell you I so needed that laugh! It was so funny. We laughed are butts off in Hangover 1 and 2 did not disappoint! Of course I know it's not for all people, but hubby and I love us a HILARIOUS movie!! Fun times!!

2) This is a huge one!! Something all of you ladies have done and I have commented saying how much I needed and wanted one! I finally got a pedicure...felt a little sorry for the dude that had to deal with these feet, but OMG it felt so good!! I went on my lunch hour with a good friend at work! It was a very good lunch, indeed! Almost wanted to kiss the guy as I was leaving! Ha!

I am so VERY excited for the celebrate ME linkup giveaway. I hope you are too!!! I just received what I am giving away in the mail yesterday! Now I just have to resist using it myself, so I don't have to buy something else!! :)



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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daddy's newest toy

This is Todd's new love. His station got a new truck last week. He was on the committee that planned for and designed it. I think they did a fantastic job. It is very pretty if I do say so myself! This was why he was not in town the night of all the tornado's. I know these guys put a lot of their own time into making sure it was the perfect truck. Todd is very passionate about what he does, so I am glad he had this opportunity!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Way Back When-esday

Linking up with Twinfatuation Way Back When-esday. Thanks Cheryl for letting me play along!




I am following Cheryl's lead by posting a few pics from last summer. These were taken at Nannie and Granddad's house. This is the same pool that is in this post from last month. I can't believe how much Molly's hair has grown on a year. Plus my sweet boy still loves playing with his cars! :)




Click here to enter my 3rd Birthday giveaway!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Makes My Monday - Pigtails

Linking up with Twinfatuation! Thanks so much Cheryl for letting me play along!



Do I even have to say why this photo totally makes my Monday?!?! Love my little girl sporting piggy tails!! Just sayin!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer dandelion fun

I remember picking the pretty yellow flowers that grew all over our yard for my mom, but my favorite thing to do with dandelions was blow on the seeded clock. That white "pompom" filled my summer with fun. I was so particular to search out the perfect ones. Only the perfect ones would do. Thoses were the ones that I made childhood wishes on before I tried to blow every piece from the stem in one blow!

I also remember not understanding why my dad worked so hard to get rid of these "weeds" as he called them.







We were at Nana and Papa's yesterday when Molly and Luke found these and were blowing up a storm to get every piece off the stem. They are very serious during each and every attempt. Every piece has to be blown off before they drop the empty stem.






Then Luke saw this tree that he wanted to climb, but being the overprotective mommy I am. I placed him on the tree to sit until his heart was content.


Of course Miss Priss had to try it out too! I don't think she liked it as much..the bark was a little rough for her sensitive legs! That's my girl!!




Click here to enter my 3rd Birthday giveaway!

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Giveaway#2 Winner & Giveaway #3 Announced!

The winner of the $25 Starbucks gift card is #20 Holly @ Twins plus one, three times the fun! I have to say I really enjoyed reading about your favorite drinks...yes they did tempt me, so maybe I will give one a try.

Her winning comment:
Holly Ann said...
And my favorite drink is the Extra Coffee Caramel Frappuccino. :)

Congratulations Holly! Please just email me your address and the gift card will be on it's way! :):)

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It's hard to believe we are already on #3, but here it is! How would you like a $25 iBooks gift card?!?! This card can be redeem at iBookstore, App Store or the iTunes store; for buying eBooks or other media. Now keep in mind even if you have no personal use for this card it would make a great grad gift!! Just an idea!!



A required entry is to be a GFC follower (hopefully it is working). I know you can still follow by clicking follow at the very top of the page, but you have to be sign into your google account for the follow button to show up. For a 2nd entry tell me your plans for the card!! Please remember to leave 2 separate comments. Good luck! Have a great weekend!

If your email address is not connected to your profile name please add it in your comments. Thanks! 

btw- I probably should have said in my first giveaway I am using Random.org to pick the winning numbers. Also these gift cards have been purchased by me and I was in no way compensated to host these giveaways! I just wanted to share my birthday fun with my bloggy friends!!

ME Challenge - Week 23

Linking up with the lovely dollimama for the 52 week challenge!


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I really hope you don't think this is lame...

I have to sleep with fan noise in the background. I will lie in bed awake forever if there is only silence. Todd and I have gone through several stand up floor models in our married life. We have always just bought the less expensive floor fan, but we all know you get what you pay for. I bought the last one less than 6 months ago and paid less an $15 for it. It quit working this week, so of course it had to be replaced ASAP. This time I decided it was time to buy a more empressive, expensive model. I spent $26 this go around..OMG it is the best $26 I have ever spent!! O.K., maybe that is taking it a little far, but the noise that comes out of this fan would put a baby asleep! It is heaven!!! I am so in love. I seriously will cry when this fan dies on me! So there you have it....the object just for " ME"!!


Dollimama announced this week about the GREAT halfway there "ME" giveaway event celebrating all of us! I am so very excited and hope you are too!! YAY!! :)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tech Savvy Kids?!?!

I did not get my first cell phone until after I graduated high school. Todd's dad built us our 1st computer shortly after we were married. We used dial up Internet it seems like forever! I try to think back to the time before I had a cell phone, computer and high speed Internet, but for the life of me don't know how I survived. Now that I splurged on a iPhone & iPad I can't imagine my life without them. Seriously if you have not made the change to a smart phone you don't know what you are missing! Trust me when I say you will love it!! MandyE I am talking to you!! :):)

My kids won't ever know a life without these perks. They will be raised with smart phones, digital notepads, and so much more. They can operate the apps on my iPhone and iPad better than me. It amazes me how fast the maneuver between the different kid apps. Craziness, I tell you!!

This is Molly playing on my niece, Kayla's iPod. Doesn't she look way beyond her 3 years?!?! What are your thoughts?? Too much? I feel if monitored and limited....no harm done. Many of the kids apps have actually broadened M & L's knowledge.




Don't forget to enter my 2nd Birthday giveaway here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Very Happy Day

Thanks so much for all the Birthday wishes! It really did make my day!! I made a statement to a fellow co-worker that I thought turning 35 may be worst than when I turned 30, but he made a very valid and true point. He said well it shouldn't be since you have your kids now. Meaning I had a reason behind why 30 was so hard on me, since I so disparately wanted a baby. Sometimes it takes a little statement like that to put me in my place and make me count my blessings! What is another year to my age?!?! Really nothing, as long as I have everything I have ever wanted. So tonight I am happy to say I am embracing my new age!! This is one proud, happily married, mother of 2 amazing kids. Boy did that feel good to say.

My hubby surprised me with 2 beautiful cards this morning. He also got me to set up my new blog design appointment with Liz. Then we will be taking a short shopping trip to the outlet mall in Allen, TX over the 4th July weekend! Fun times to be had!

I was very surprised to find flowers and my drink of choice on my desk at work this morning! It made my day! My boss and the co-worker that gave me the sound advise above surprised me. So very sweet! Oh, it is a joke that I am the mother hen of the group...imagine that?!?! That is why the card says To Mom!!


Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Don't forget to enter my 2nd Birthday giveaway here.