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Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm the newest "Fanpire"

So I got suckered in. I'm a bit behind, but obsessed nonetheless. I finshed Twilight and am about halfway through New Moon. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I am guessing it won't be nearly as good as the book.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas! 2008

Daddy and the girls!

Sydnee opening presents on Christmas morning

Sydnee in her Christmas Eve pajamas, holding the cookies she made for Santa!
We had a really nice Christmas this year. It was a lot of fun, mostly because Sydnee was old enough to really get excited about Santa coming. We really tried to teach her about the true meaning of Christmas, the Nativity and celebrating the birth of the Savior, but it's kind of hard with a 3 year old when she gets so excited about Santa and presents and such.
Christmas morning Aubree and Kilee decided to get us up at 5:45 am (I guess they thought they had to eat :)). We woke up Sydnee and went downstairs to open presents. Sydnee was so excited that she got the Barbie car she had asked Santa for. From mommy and daddy she got a leapster, fish game, and a few other things. After we finished opening presents we went to my parents house for breakfast and to open presents. We hope you all had a very nice holiday and were able to spend time with family and friends.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jeez, I'm Gettin' Old!!!!!

It's hard to believe that I turned 33 yesterday. I really love birthdays but it pains me to have my own birthday because it means I'm another year older. As much as I wanted to avoid talk of my birthday in any way, shape or form, it was actually pretty nice day. Sloan had given me my birthday present a week earlier. I had come home from work and was getting ready to cook dinner and he asked me to go up and get the twins' binkies from their crib. I agreed but was thinking "what a jerk!", HE should go get the binkies (We call them naynay's in our house, a term coined by Sydnee when she was a baby). When I went into the twins' room, there was a beautiful, tall black lamp with a sign written in crayon that said happy birthday. What a sweetie! My parents gave me a beautiful, puffy green parka, perfect for the snowy weather and Cami gave me some really cute black shoes. All in All it was a pretty great birthday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kids are hilarious........

Today my visiting teachers came and while they were here, Sydnee decided to show them her Disney Princess underwear, why is it that kids love to show everybody their underwear?? LOL!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sometimes "Our" plans get changed..........

I'm sitting here at work and I was just contemplating how different things are for our family right now than they were this time last year. I was not yet pregnant with the twins, but we were trying for our SECOND and last child, a boy of course because I already had a girl and now I wanted a boy. Everything was planned just right: We would have our second child, I would work up until the end of the pregnancy, go back after a few weeks and everything would be just dandy! Our car was just the right size for two kids, as was our house. When we found out I was pregnant in February of 2008, everything was right on track, or so I thought.
On March 19, 2008 I went to my first doctors appointment and they did an ultrasound. As the doctor looked at the screen, he said "Do you want the good news or the bad news?" I was like oh great there's something wrong with the baby! So I asked him what was wrong and he said there was two babies in there. It was worse than I thought. I said "No there's not" and he said "Yes, there is" So I asked him if that was supposed to be the good news or the bad news and he said "Both".
I think both Sloan and I remained in shock for a long time. In June when we went for the 20 week ultrasound I was sure one or both of them would be a boy, in fact I had already told my sister Jen to start getting her boy clothes ready to give me. Well, as you know it was two girls. We started out 2008 with one kid and now we have 3 but I couldn't imagine things any different now. We love our girls and now I'm not sure I would even know what to do with a boy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What I Love about Christmas........

Other Christmas season favorites:
1.Christmas morning breakfast
2.Dreyers egg nog ice cream
3.Martinelli's sparkling cider
4. Fruitcake (weird, I know)
5.Watching my little girl see what Santa brought her.
6. Time with my family