Saturday, May 22, 2010


Last Saturday was super fun because I was able to help to host two showers for two of my most favorite people. The morning shower was for Dina and baby Katie. Dina is such a great friend and has given a bizallion showers so we wanted this one to be special for her. It was at Anna's house and Anna decorated super cute! We can't wait to meet Miss Katie and she got some cute things.

The second shower was for Brandy. We have been friends since we were 5, that is 26 years. Side story: The first time Brandy came to my house to play her mom told me that I had to tell her when it was time to go home because she couldn't tell time yet. I took this responsibility very seriously so at the appointed time I told her ," you have to go home now". When we were on a double date in college we told this story and her date felt bad for her. He made her the "timekeeper" for the evening and kept asking her what time it was all night so she could feel special. Okay, back to the shower. We were so happy to celebrate Ella. This was Brandy's first shower because her son came too early and had complications every time we rescheduled his shower. So Brandy finally got her shower and lots of cute things!

I just found out I was adopted

I just found out I was adopted. My Mom says I wasn't and she has a scar to prove it but, I know I was. Ever since I had these babies I have known I am really Italian. There is a big Italian momma in me that comes out. The most important thing to me now days is that my babies eat. It determines my mood, outlook on life, and cheery dispostion. When they don't eat I get upset and when they do eat I feel so happy. I am like a big Italian momma saying "Manga! Eat!". I know I need to relax but, I can't. I am happiest when my babies are full.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Today was one of those rough days that momma's have with babies. Neither baby would eat and we were off our routine so I begged a baby to eat all day while the other slept or cried. Finally about 5 pm I had been trying to feed Drew but he was doing backbends and chewing on the bottle so in desparation I told him "No" in a stern voice. He just looked at me and smiled so big that my heart melt. It broke my heart how innocent he is. He doesn't even know the difference between a stern tone and a loving tone yet. All he knows is his momma was talking to him and so he smiled. I love that boy! That changed my perspective of the day.

Speaking of perspectives, Stephen's boss told the best story. One day when her now 28 yr old daughter was 3 she was alone with her dad. They went to run an errand and ran out of gas. This was in the day before cell phones (remember that day?). Me either. So her Dad had to carry her on his shoulder to the store and back and forth several times because it wouldn't work. Finally they got home and her Dad was in a very bad mood. That night it was her time to pray and so little 3 yr old Jessica prayed "Thank you God for the best day ever with my Daddy". She thought it was great to ride around on his shoulders all day and be with him.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Four Months

The babies have made it through their fourth month of life. This month has been fun and full of growth. Drew learned how to roll over and Charis has started to eat alot more. Drew sleeps pretty well and only gets up once. Our little girl is a hungry thing and eats twice through the night. They have done well with all their shots and dr appointments. They were dedicated to church this month also. We are introducing rice cereal slowly. Drew is warming up to the idea but Charis does not like the spoon. They are slowly realizing that there is another baby around. Here are some pics of them exploring the strange baby beside them.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby Dedication

On Mother's Day we were able to dedicate our babies to the Lord.

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." 1 Sam1:27-28

We were thankful to all those who could join us. Drew and Charis did well and didn't even cry even though it was time to eat. We are so thankful for our church and look forward to raising Drew and Charis with these special people. I had everyone sign a mat to frame their pictures in. I pray that one day they will look back and see the prayers that have been prayed for them and be thankful as they walk with the Lord.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

5 Love Languages

My great husband surprised me this morning with a donut in bed. He hit two of my love languages in this single act: sleep and sweets. Sometimes it is hard for me to know what my love language is from the book The Five Love Languages, so I made my own list. My 5 Love Languages are (in no particular order)
Sonic/ Starbucks drinks
Watching something besides Sportcenter but, still staying on the couch with me
Feeding a baby

Monday, May 3, 2010

First Visit to the Park

Today went on our first park visit. We met Michelle and Jack at Chisolm Park this afternoon. It was beautiful weather and we had fun sitting on the grass and playing. The babies enjoyed being outside. It started getting really windy so we left. I sat in the back seat of the car and gave the babies their bottles while I listened to Dave Ramsey before we left. It was a relaxing time.