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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Best Friends in Nashville

Ann Mason and I headed down to Nashvegas today :) Ann Mason had a really important person to meet... her best friend! Caroline was born 9 days after Ann Mason and her mommy is my bestest and oldest friend in the world! We headed down here to visit and hang out with Caroline and Kelly and it has been great! Here is a video of the two girlies and me, they are already friends for life!

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BFF FOREVER :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

1st Mother/Daughter Road Trip!

Ann Mason and I are ready to hit the road for our first mother/daughter roadtrip! We are all dressed in our navy (the new black:) and we are SO excited about Ashley's shower! I hope to have many more of these roadtrips with my daughter for many years to come!

Here we are on our before we leave!


Friday, March 27, 2009

TGIF

I am really glad it is Friday! In a way it makes me sad that yet another week has sped by and that means that I have less times to spend at home with my babies. But on the other hand HALELUJAH it is FRIDAY!!! the kids and I have stayed busy this week but man I am glad it is the weekend and I am ready for Tex to be home :)

I have a big day tomorrow ;) Ann Mason and I are headed to Lexington to visit Erin and Riley for a few hours before heading off to Ashley's wedding shower! I can't wait to see all of the fun presents she gets and to just kick off her wedding extravaganza! I think it will get me in the spirit of the wedding season to come!

Other than that we are doing pretty much nothing which is great! You all have a great weekend and I will post some pics come Sunday!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Picture Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! It seems like the days are flying and that is NO good cause have I told you how much I am enjoying staying home with my babies? Well, if I haven't mentioned it lately I LOVE it :) Today is a rainy day so we went "mall walking" and swung by the 1/2 price book store (which is FABULOUS) and picked up Palmer a new movie. He picked out Jimmy Neutron which is funny and he is currently glued to the tv! Since I am a cool mom I got out his "CARS" tent and sleeping bag and put them in the living room and he is having a picnic and watching his movie! You can't ask for much more! Ann Mason is doing what she does best snoring away :)

I haven't posted pics in a while so here they are.... It is mainly just pics from around the house, we will have some more exciting ones soon!

Palmer wants to be everywhere his sister is, he keeps her entertained!



Palmer LOVES his sister and wants to hold her a lot!



This is what happens when Aunt Ashley comes over with CAKE!



I am SO tired my bow fell off!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One Year Blogging Anniversary!

I just realized that it has been one year this month that I started blogging! Unfortanetly most of my projects are short lived for one reason or another so I feel as if this is a major accomplishment :)

What a difference a year makes, it is so neat to go back and look at all of my entries over the past year and just reflect on things that have happened and how much has changed!

I have also made another goal to have at least one "kid-free" post a week :) While I know that you all love my kiddos I also need to feel like I have a life outside of them as well :) So this will be my "kid-free" post of random thoughts! haha

Here are some of the things I have been doing, enjoying and thinking about when I am not consumed with the kiddos!

* So, I have been watching DWTS!(aka Dancing with the Stars) I am generally not a fan of this show but this season has a great cast and I am getting kind of into it!
I am SO proud of Melissa, she is kicking some major butt! I am glad to see her bouncing back and taking advantage of her 15 minutes of fame :)


I also had to add another picture of my personal favorite hottie Chuck. I like him for really no other reason other than he is HOT and fun to look at!!!



It should be interesting to watch the season progress a lot of these stars have the potential to be really good!

** As for books a couple have caught my eye and I am dying to get them but I am waiting until I read all of the books I have upstairs until I purchase anymore! But if you happen to be looking for a good read both of these books look awesome! Let me know if you have read them....

Sunday at Tiffany's - James Patterson


Firefly Lane- Kristin Hannah


*** I have also been getting ready for some weddings showers for Ashley! I actually have 5 wedding/baby showers for Ashley and friends from now until May 1st so I am really pumped to get in the wedding mode and go to all of these fun events!!

**** I have still been mall walking and walking outside. I haven't seen the dramatic results that I dream about :) but I am definitely feeling good and I know if I keep it up I will see some results! I found a really cool and FREE website that tracks your food and activity. It is www.sparkpeople.com and it is a great website if you are looking to keep a food journal, track your excersicing or get free tips on anything from weight loss to recipes!

***** Speaking of websites my favorite blogger over at Kelly's Korner intorduced me to a website/store call Sam Moon! Google it and visit the website it has the greatest jewelry for CHEAP,CHEAP,CHEAP!!! I wish we had a store around here but I will take the website.

That is about all that I have had time to get into lately! I will have some fun and exciting posts soon and pics from all of these showers!

Monday, March 16, 2009

To my precious daughter.....




To my precious daughter, you are a month old today. A month old, is that even possible? As I sit here staring at you and watching you sleep so soundly I thank God that He brought you to me. You are everything I have dreamed of and more. The joy that you have brought to this family is overwhelming, you have truly completed us.

You are such a happy baby and right now all you do is sleep, eat and look cute! I enjoy everything about you from the way that your long legs and arms stretch out when you take a bath, to the way that you grunt at night when you are sleeping. When your awake you love to just look around and always seem to turn her head to your crazy brother. You have the biggest round eyes... I am not sure where you got them from! Right now they are blue but I am wondering if they will turn brown soon?

Your brother adores you and kisses you all of the time even when I am not looking! Today he tried to give you your paci when you were crying and daddy told me he tried to burp you tonight :)

I was so worried about having a daughter because it scares me. I want to be such a good mother, one that you look up to and admire. I want to teach you how important morals and values are. Most importantly I want to provide you with strong self esteem to know that you are beautiful, worthy and so important. I want you to always feel good about yourself and the person you are because that will get you so far in life. I want you to know that what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular! (Ok that was a total "mom" comment!) I want you to be comfortable in your own skin and not to spend years trying to cover up or conform to what you think others want you to be! I want you to be happy and feel loved unconditionally. I want you to experience all that this world has to offer and so much more....

I am so blessed to be your mother and to call you my daughter. I have always dreamed of a daughter that would someday be my best friend. I have high hopes for you my dear :) I know there will be times that you dislike me and many times when you think I am trying to ruin your fun :) but remember I will never do anything that doesn't have your best interest at heart. Everything I do and every decision I make is with you and Palmer in mind. You both make me a better person each day and for that I am eternally grateful!

I love you so much and I have loved and cherished these last 4 weeks together!

I love you. Mommy

Friday, March 13, 2009

Busy Day!


Palmer LOVES his little sister!


Pretty Girl!

Today was a great day! We stayed busy all day and ended our day with Supper Club! Supper Club is really just 3 couples including ourselves that decided to get together once a month and do dinner. Our little supper club as grown dramatically in the last 6 months and now we have 6 adults and 6 kids under the age of 2! You can only imagine how chaotic it is. It is SO much fun though and I just sit there and laugh at the chaos the occurs the whole time. Someone is always crying, needing to be fed, needing a new diaper, etc... Palmer and his best friend Reid are two peas in a pod and they are total boys, they can knock each other down one minute and be hugging the next. They played so hard and had so much fun that they both cried because they didn't want to say bye to each other! It is so nice to feel "normal" around other people that don't bat an eye at meltdowns or poopy diapers! haha

The Templetons have a low key weekend and other than taking the mini in to get an oil change we are wide open :) Hopefully that includes sleeping in and naps both days! Sounds like heaven to me right about now! Good Night it is way past my bedtime!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mall Wlking

For those of you who do not know what mall walking is... you are missing out! I was introduced to mall walking when I had Palmer and it is both FABULOUS AND FREE!! :) Our malls here (and your malls too) open their doors two hours before the stores actually open so that people can walk! Granted most of the "mall walkers" are 65 plus but it is a great thing!

Mall Walking is great when the weather is freezing like it is today and you need to take some high energy kiddos somewhere pronto :) Palmer and Ann Mason and I have been mall walking and I think we are going to try to do it most days! You wouldn't think walking the mall is good exercise but let me assure you that after round 2 I am sweating :0

Plus as I am walking I can peek into all of the stores and look at all of the awesome clothes that I will someday afford and fit into! haha I still have a few pounds to go until my pre-pregnancy weight and then a lot of pounds to go that I can't blame on the pregnancy! :) Hopefully my walking will help shed these pounds! I wish I was brave enough to post some "before" and "after" pics of my weight loss but I am afraid I will never be that brave so i will just stick with posting some "after" pics!!! :0

PS If you know of any fun and fairly cheap ideas for mom's and kids let me know I am up for anything!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life is Good!

I am back and hopefully for good this time! Today I recieved the most amazing gift from one of my oldest friends. She actually sent me a laptop! Can you believe that? We have been wanting a computer for the house for ages but with 2 kiddos our priorities have changed and the new computer seemed to slowly go down the list!

I am so in awe and grateful for such a HUGE gift! I still can't believe that someone would do that for me I am just so thankful for such a wonderful friend that never ceases to amaze me with her generosity and willingness!

I am so thrilled to be reconnected to the world and actually be able to consistently blog and more importantly blog from the comforts of my own home!

Life has been Good lately and there isn't a day that has gone by that I don't thank my lucky stars! Maternity leave is going great and I am enjoying every minute of the time that I get to stay at home and spend time with my kids even on the days that we don't have a single thing to do!

I don't have a lot of other things going on besides babies right now but April is the month of showers for Ashley and Joe's wedding including the one that I am throwing so I am looking forward to getting back in the social scene!!! I can't believe she is getting married in about 2 months!

Hopefully you will see a lot more posts from me about all kinds of fun and crazy things! haha