Thirty

Today is my birthday, and as I begin the journey into this new decade I honestly have no ill feelings. I have so many joys in my life, and am pretty much right where I would have expected to be at this point. I have a husband who I love very much, three children who challenge and inspire me daily, a home that we can continue  to make memories in, family that supports me no matter what, and amazing friends that I am so thankful to have in my life. Seriously, how could I not be thrilled with life as it is? Two bonuses are that we have absolutely zero debt (outside of our house and a small loan on our car) and that I get to be the President of a fabulous group of Multilples Mamas.

I mentioned I have awesome friends, and here is what I mean. Two of my absolute favorite people in the world are coming to Vegas to help me celebrate my birthday. Robin and Erin have been there for me for over 10 years. I found a couple old pictures to share with you, because everyone knows I love embarrassing pictures 🙂

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And check them out years ago with their little babies!

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Remember how I said they were awesome? Those two little girls both started kindergarten this week! And their mamas are still taking time to come visit me for my birthday. I love you ladies!

Published in: on August 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Three Years

Happy Birthday to my beautiful little girls! Or as they call themselves, “The Guys” 🙂

It is time for my traditional walk down memory lane…

Alyssa:

one month

one month

one year

one year

two years

two years

today- Three Years old!

today- Three Years old!

Kylie:

one month

one month

one year

one year

two years

two years

today- Three Years old!

today- Three Years old!

It is funny how old I thought they were at two, and now those pictures just look like little babies! I wonder what I will think next year at this time.

And to quote from one of their favorite books:

Here’s to two girls who are joyful and clever. Happy Day. Happy Year. Happy Always and Ever.

Published in: on February 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Over 30 years ago my mom started a tradition of taking a picture of my brother of I at our birth times. Mine was on 8/22 at 11:52 am. Whatever we were doing, she took a picture. I guess it worked out that neither of us was born in the middle of the night or anything. This is a tradition I have kept up not only with myself in my adult years, but also with my kids. Once again, no one was a night time birth 🙂 Although my brother and I were both born in the summer, and my kids’ birthdays will all be during the school year (so far), so I won’t have quite as good of a collection as my mom does.

I asked my mom to send me a couple of the old pictures of me that she took so I could share them with you. As I looked at them I did realize I spend a little more time trying to get a “good” picture, and she just took us doing whatever. Didn’t matter if we were even looking at the camera. Anyways here I am!

First Birthday! Grocery shopping.

 

Second Birthday! McDonalds?

Seventh Birthday! Frosting cupcakes.

Ninth Birthday! At a yard sale.

21st Birthday! My apartment in Waco. Like my phone?

25th Birthday! In Vegas (I am on the phone in the last two because my mom calls me at that time on my birthday now.)

29th Birthday! With my munchkins.

I had to include this one also because the girls are being crazy (normal) and Wyatt looks like he is trying to make sure he is in the picture!

I hope you enjoyed, and maybe consider this tradition for you own kids. As it is with most things, it annoyed me at the time, but I enjoy it now as an adult. Thanks for everything Mom!

Published in: on August 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm  Comments (1)