Friday, July 29, 2011

Great Nana

Tonight I get to go see this sweet lady...

I am going to spend the night with my Grandma..or as the boys call her Great Nana :)  I am looking forward to spending a girls night with her...getting her help with hemming some new pants...and just having some good girl talk.  I love my grandma...she is one tough cookie.  She is 96 years young, a war bride from Belvedere, Kent UK, and sharp as a tack.  She fell in March and broke her shoulder so she has had a long road of surgery and recovery and rehabilitation but she has been back at home for the last 3 weeks with my mom taking care of her the best that she can.   This is mom and grandma at her first trip out to a restaurant after getting out of the hopsital/rehab....

So sweet

Grammie (Kevin's mom) and G (Great Grandma G) were here this week to watch the boys while Dad prepared for a procedure that was scheduled today to help his Parkinson's.  It's part of a study at Wake Forest and they were going to deliver a dna power punch to the core of his brain to try to help his body produce the dopamine it needs..So while he and Cheryl were busy with appointments, Grammie and G have kept the boys entertained all week.  Dad's procedure ended up needing to be postponed a few months and we were pretty disappointed, but God knows a better plan, and is clearly guiding this all we just wait for his timing on all this. 

A funny this week....The boys were brushing their teeth with me and G standing behind them at the bathroom sink.  Davis turns around and says "see my teeth G?" and she says yes and then he says " show me your teeth G" she goes "do what?"  and them Matthew says "yeah we wanna see your teeth" so I know what's getting ready to happen...and should have stopped them to get my video she says under her breath "well, alright but i gotta get them out first" and I don't think they really heard or understood the full meaning of her words b/c in 2 seconds flat she slipped out her teeth and held them up in front of her! LOLOL  Davis said "AAHHHHHHHHHKKKKKKKK!" and Matthew just stood there eyes as big as saucers like OMG!!! I died thought I was going to pee myself I was laughing so hard...hilarious.  I love G...she is just the sweetest thing in the world.  Her short term memory has gotten so bad though she will ask you the same question every 5 minutes...the other day it was about her clothes and her suitcase.  "Did I bring my clothes" Yes G you sure did, they are right upstairs in your suitcase ....5 minutes later "Did I pack my suitcase and bring it to your house?" you sure did G...bless her heart. I just love her so much.  Here is one of  my favorite pics of her when the boys were little...can't get to one more recent right now....
Isn't she beautiful?  Yeah...I was attempting to go dark with my color back then..chocolate thunder anyone?  lol
and another favorite of her and the boys - this one was at T's house...that swing used to be at G's house when T and Grammie were little girls :)

Shawn and Jen got married  a few weeks ago and it was beautiful wedding on a big boat at Lake Lanier Islands GA.  We had so much fun.  I was really worried beforehand b/c there were so many places I could just picture the boys jumping off into the Lake! LOL But it was all good in the end and the boys did so great in the wedding...I need to get those pics on here soon.  Shawn and Jen gave the boys these cool Spider Man backpacks for being in the wedding...they LOVE them.  Davis had to take his to the wedding on the boat. Here they are at Dad & Cheryl's showing them off before going to water day at summer camp...

Well, I'll be at Great Nana's until tomorrow evening...the boys will have swim lessons tomorrow and hang with Daddy all day..hope they have a good day and that Kevin has his patience turned on...they love to test him more than me I think!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

4 years old

I can't believe my little 5 lb bundles of love are now 4 years old!   I can remember this like it was yesterday...

In some ways ET days seems like eons ago and some days it seems like I blinked my eyes in that moment then opened my eyes to see these guys looking at me....

WOW.  How did that happen?  It's almost too much...I love these two so much...they are my heart. I love the little men they are growing into, I love how different they are, yet alike in many ways too, I love the one liners they are throwing out all the time and cracking us up with...I could just eat them up with a spoon.  Do they make me want to pull my hair out some days? Yep Do they test my patience to the brink and back? You bet ya...but I just can't imagine my life with out them...they were so worth every tear shed during worth it.  Just when I thought I'd never be a mom, God gave me so much more than I ever dreamed possible.  Since I am are a few favorites from July 2007...

Two days before they were born at 36w4d

Such sweet times!  Totally overwhelmed, overtired and overjoyed all at once! Thank you God for these miracle boys!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So touched by this

Just stumbled on this story...a little girl turning 9 decided to raise money for people in need of water instead of recieving gifts for her birthday...she was in an accident last week and passed away over the weekend...look at what a difference her life is making! This is the link to her fundraising page...I am speachless...her goal was $300...she has now raised over $400k!! 


I'm Diving In

I've been thinking about blogging for a while now and finally decided to step on into the water.  I belong to Him and am also a wife and a mother.  What will this blog morph into? IDK...I have all kinds of thoughts running through my head...mostly I just want to be better...a better daughter of the King of Kings, a better wife, a better mother, a better worker ...just a better me.  My hubby and I got married in 2002 ...we spent the first 4 years of our marriage trying to have a baby.  One miscarriage and 3 IVF's later we were blessed with twin boys in July of 2007.  Both hubby and I were raised in church, but by the time we were in our 20's had stopped going.  It wasn't until we started our last IVF cycle that we started attending again.  Little did we know in November of 2006 just how much we would need our Father, and our church.  I had complications after the twins were born and landed back in the hospital for almost 2 weeks...more on that later.  And this year at the ripe old age of 41 (he turned 41 in the hospital) hubs had a heart attack...1 stent and single artery by-pass later he is doing good....more on that later as well.  With 2 little ones to care for in the midst of all this, a job, a house, bills to pay, and not knowing if my husband was going to make it or not...I was left with the only thing I could do...and that was to cling to my Father.  He never forsakes us, he has never and will never forsake me, he has carried me all the way.  All this has lead to a deeper love and a desire to know Him more, and be a better me.  So anywho..i think this is a good jumping off spot..until tomorrow.