Sunday, October 20, 2013


I am now twenty-six years old.


How did this happen? I swear that just yesterday I was picking out my outfit for my first date. Just yesterday I was ditching school to go to Barnes and Noble and sit in their comfy chairs and read books I couldn't afford. Just yesterday I couldn't imagine anything more important than whether or not I was a starter in the next basketball game.

That was just yesterday, right?


Yesterday I woke up with three kids in my bed. Yesterday I picked out an outfit for my first post-pregnancy date with my husband. Yesterday we bypassed Barnes and Noble on the way home from our date because I didn't have time to look at books I can't afford. Yesterday I couldn't imagine anything more important than whether or not my children had eaten well before bed.

You know what the funny thing is?

The new baby smell now trumps the smell of books.

Every time I go on a date with my husband it feels just as exciting as that first date I ever went on.

I now do most of my reading while my babes are sleeping (which is when experts tell you to sleep--ain't nobody got time for that!)

Ten years ago I would have never imagined the life I have now, or the things I find important. But I can honestly say that I love it.

My boys are precious.

Check out those cute outfits!! I am going to have so much fun dressing these girls.

Morning cuddles.

Sometimes the only way they will calm down is if they are cuddling each other <3

My little boy is getting soooo big!

Gideon likes to help calm down the girls...he pats their backs and rubs their hair and he'll even help put their pacifiers in!

Grandpa had fun babysitting for our date night.

And now a joke, compliments of my good friend Nikki:

Q: Why is the ocean so grumpy?
A: You'd be grumpy too if you had crabs on your bottom!


  1. I love your family, and I love seeing how the important things in life shift. :)

  2. Great post! I'm amazed you find time to blog but I'm so glad that you do! It's fun to see all the changes in your life & they are all wonderful...even if you are exhausted at all times!

  3. Not sure how that lively pic of Grandpa got in here...

  4. I love your blog, and these pics are too precious!! Enjoy your beautiful babies and adorable boy! And, I have to say I am amazed you have any energy to stay awake and read when they are all sleeping!