Weekend Happenings

Daddy was away so we enjoyed a fun girls only weekend. I love our girl time!! We definitely missed Daddy, but there is nothing like a girls weekend.

It all began with a girls ONLY movie night Friday. We had a picnic dinner followed by popcorn and candy.

We had a wonderful Saturday morning at the apple orchard with Mimi and Papa. We love spending time with them; they are the best.

Monday, McKayla and McKenzie had their very first school picture day and it was a success. Well, at least I think so. They looked adorable, let’s just hope the pictures do their cuteness justice.

Their relationship is miraculous. I feel beyond blessed to be their Mama. #identicaltwins

My four girls have my heart always and forever!


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Sophia and My Weekend Away

I will begin by saying our weekend in Denver was absolutely perfect. I loved spending every minute with my Sophia. I loved falling asleep holding her night after night. I could have stayed there forever (only if my other girls and hubby joined us; this Mama missed them dearly). My sweet, sweet girl.

It all began when I finally told her on Wednesday night. She was beyond excited. Her exact words were, “I just don’t know what to do with myself. My life has just changed completely!” She couldn’t contain her excitement and usually Sophia is so composed; not this time, this time she was beyond thrilled. It was so cute.

I also told Isabella that Sophia and I would be going away. Isabella began to get teary-eyed because she didn’t know what she would do without Sophia; her sister. She said they do everything together. It was so heartfelt and sweet. Her and Sophia’s relationship is amazing. After talking to Isabella for a few minutes she became excited to spend the weekend as the biggest sister in the house. I told her she would have to help Daddy with McKayla and McKenzie; they would be very sad. In the end her exact words were, “So, basically I’m only not going to see you for 1 day?” I responded with, “basically”. Too funny!!

McKayla and McKenzie didn’t take the news very well. I waited to tell them until Friday morning because I knew otherwise they would have worried all week. McKayla cried immediately, but McKenzie held it together until after I was gone, after nap. Poor Steve dealt with a lot of tears from these two, mostly at nap time and bedtime. But, they also had a lot of fun. They spent Saturday morning getting donuts and playing at an indoor play center and Sunday morning at Sunday school (which my girls LOVE) and the mall. Steve made sure to keep busy so there wasn’t much time to think about Mommy being gone. He also wanted to exhaust them and he did.

I left the girls a gift for each day I would be gone. They opened up the first gift Friday after getting Isabella off the bus, then Saturday morning and Sunday morning. I truly wanted to make sure all my girls knew how special they are to me. I didn’t want them to think I forgot about them. I want my girls to ALWAYS remember there is nothing more important to me then all of them.

Sophia and I left for the airport Friday afternoon. We enjoyed a nice lunch together at National Coney Island because she wanted pancakes. 🙂

It was WAY too easy to travel with one eight year old. She is just a gem. I seriously cannot tell you how much fun I have with this girl. Such a wonderful big girl. I am blessed.

We spent Saturday morning at a farm just outside Denver. There was so much to do. We could have stayed ALL day.

Goodbyes are never easy….

On the plane Sophia told me we should move to Denver so we could live by Maizy.

She is an amazing travel buddy. My daughter, my friend.

Sophia sure does love her baby cousins.

Well Isabella, McKayla and McKenzie survived without their Mama, but they continue to say I am not allowed to go anywhere else, unless Daddy goes with me so Mimi can stay with them. Ha!! Sorry Daddy we do love you A LOT!!

After this weekend I decided that I need to plan more one-on-one time with each of my girls. They are only getting older and I don’t want to miss these times.

We arrived home at 4pm on Sunday only to turn around and head in to town for an afternoon of eating, bounce houses, and more.

Thank you, Papa, for spending the afternoon with us. We love you very much!!

I sure did miss these sweet, smiling faces. It’s always nice to be home.

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September 2017

Hello, Hello

Wow, it has been way too long and I am so sorry. I have truly missed blogging, but this break was much needed. Life just got beyond busy and being a mom and wife is ALWAYS my priority. It my reason for living each and every day.

With the start of school, activities and life in general September had been crazy. However, we are finally getting into a groove. I’m not going to lie though getting all four out the door ready for school by 8am is quite the task. But, each and everyday it gets easier and easier. Our routine is coming together perfectly.

McKayla and McKenzie have been going to school 3 days a week for 3 hours a day and I am not sure how I feel about it. I know I should be loving my alone time, but quite frankly I am NOT. I miss my little buddies. I miss my shadows. I am slowly getting used to it, but that doesn’t mean it gets any easier and it doesn’t mean I have to like it. I just don’t think I will ever like not being with my girls.

Life Lately…

McKayla and McKenzie were beyond excited to have their very own book orders. Circling books is serious stuff in our house.

School is exhausting

They nap…

I drink more coffee. How much is too much?!? When should I worry?

I  live for these after nap snuggles.

I love waking up to these two holding hands. The love between twins is miraculous.

The firetruck came to visit McKayla and McKenzie’s school this week and boy did they not like it. Their teachers told me they were terrified. McKenzie cried the entire time and of course McKayla didn’t leave her side. But, they sure did love their helmets.

I can’t believe how grown up Isabella looks. Where did my baby go?

And this girl. Really?!? They can stop growing up any time now.

Since, school started we have definitely been seeing Mimi and Papa much less, but when we do we make every second count.

Shopping with my girls is still one of my favorite past times.

Any store will do…

they sure do love it…

September wouldn’t be complete without celebrating Snicky’s (McKayla’s new puppy) birthday. {These banana chocolate chip muffins are amazing and so easy}

This weekend Sophia and I are headed to Denver to visit my brother, sister-in-law and niece. I CANNOT wait to spend alone time with my Sophia. But, of course mom guilt for leaving my other girls behind is killing me too. But, Daddy has lots of fun activities planned for them. And I know this is one weekend Sophia and I will never forget.

**I have been getting a ton of messages and emails telling me how much they miss my daily posts. I have had multiple requests to bring back What I Ate Wednesdays, Fitness Fridays, etc. I promise now that our home life is getting more of a routine I will start to get back into blogging more regularly. Like I said I truly missed it I can’t wait.**



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McKayla and McKenzie’s 1st Day of Preschool

This week another piece of my heart went out into the world without me. McKayla and McKenzie began the next phase of their lives and I couldn’t be more proud. But at the same time I am absolutely miserable. Yes, I am so sad that I have to say goodbye to my babies a few days a week. I am not sure I am ready for this yet. However, I must say it is much easier watching McKayla and McKenzie walking into class together, hand in hand. They have each other, always and forever.

It all began last Wednesday at orientation. They were beyond happy, but very nervous. Before starting school McKayla and McKenzie both said they were excited, but they would miss Mama. My girls! The only thing that makes this easier on their mama is that they have each other.

Then the first day of school was finally arrived on Tuesday and they couldn’t have been more excited…

Today, after kisses and hugs they walked into class hand in hand. McKenzie simply looked at Sissy and they held each others hand. Talk about melting my heart. Watching the love these two have for each other is amazing. I am truly blessed to be able to watch McKayla and McKenzie grow up together.

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