Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Their first hair cut

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My oh my! The twins got their first hair cut and style on Monday. Both of the girls were thrilled to pieces to get pampered in the big girl salon. After a few tears I was thrilled too. Our girls are just beautiful inside AND out.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chinobilly Kitchen Organization

My kitchen cabinets were driving me crazy. They had become so unorganized that stuff was overflowing onto the counter tops. I had no idea what was even in some of the cabinets. It was time to do something about it.

While I was recouping from surgery my mom helped me pull everything out and we sorted and cleaned and purged and adjusted shelves and put it all back again.

Ahhh I feel so much better now. It's even more enjoyable to work in my kitchen now. Thanks mom!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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I just love our kids sense of adventure. Very little deters them from trying something at least once. But they live and breath to ride horses (gee, I wonder where they got THAT from?). Slick was the cooperative subject at my in-laws church harvest party this year. They are two lucky little girls.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just too cute

Our girls love to play dress up all year round. It is a normal sight around here to see Abby in her princess dress and shoes (thank goodness she hasn't asked to wear it to the store YET). After church on Sunday we took a trip to good ol' Wal-Mart and let Abby and Bree pick out a costume since all the Halloween garb was 50% off. Bree choose a super girl costume and Abby chose an angel costume (no surprise there). They pretty much haven't taken them off since then and they are just too cute!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Welcome Mason Douglas

The girls and I had the privilege of meeting the newest member of our family Monday night. Our brother-in-law Brad and his wife Jen added sweet baby Mason to their brood Tuesday, October 27th. Mason is adored by his brothers and sisters and certainly a big hit with Abby and Bree too. He is just a little bit of heaven and I'm so glad he's here! Thank you Jen for allowing us to stay a while and soak in all his sweetness.
Life is good!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Some Day Her Prince Will Come

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I was just browsing through a bunch of photos from the summer and found these little gems. I had to scrapbook these because they make me smile every time I look at them. Our yard is taken over by toads during the summer. They love our pond and it becomes quite the gathering place once the sun goes down. *wink It is our tradition to let the kids catch toads for a bit each evening to run off that last bit of energy. They both love it but Bree started a NEW tradition of kissing all the toads goodnight. Nothing would stop her.


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Abby wasn't so much into kissing the toads but she did love to name them. Her favorite one she named squeekers. He was the only one that would make a funny little squeaking sound when he was held. Abby would delight in holding the toad up to my ear and ask me what he was saying. I'd make up silly things like "he wants some anchovy pizza" and she'd just giggle and giggle. I love these memories and I'm thankful God has allowed me to be their mommy!