Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Blog

For those of you who may still be following this blog I started a new one.

My Gift to You

This blog was to document our journey with IVF and now we have enter a new stage in life. Hope you follow along.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The magic of the Theatre

Friday night my mom took us to see Cinderella at the local high school. The girls were so excited! They wanted to wear there princess dresses from their cousins wedding and their fancy shoes and necklaces from their birthday party. Even though the show started at their bed time they did great.

I think my favorite part was listening to the words come out of their mouth.

Pretending that Daddy is Prince Charming
"Prince Charming, will you come home with me after the ball?"

Prince Charming

Cinderella- when she came out in her gown Coppelia touches her chest and says "like me"
because they where wearing the same dress.

The Fairy Godmother - They LOVED her dress! The lights bounced off it and the whole room sparkled like a disco ball.

Step sister

step sister

step sister and Godmother (the where sisters) and we weren't the only people photographing my children with the characters... they had followers.

Step sister

Child Cinderella

The Queen

The mice

Where they really wanted to be... ON STAGE!

The girls could not have been given any more attention by the cast they were in Heaven! When they saw Cinderella leave backstage to the dressing rooms they were so upset. I had to explain to them that it was late even past their bedtime and that Cinderella had to go home and rest her voice and body because she had a show tomorrow night.

That got Estee talking. She is my quite one. But she went at it none stop. "Tomorrow?!!! Daddy take me tomorrow, I so excited!" She had the whole date with Daddy planed her head. But we only went the one night, they needed to sleep and they had already met everyone.

Some of my favorite quotes from my little peanut gallery...

During Act I
Estee, "Rella (as she calls her)needs to go to the ball"

When the Stepmother rips Cinderella's dress
Coppelia, "She ripped her dress, she ripped it!" She was so upset she did not want to meet or get her picture with the stepmother.

When the carriage appears
Coppelia, "Thats pretty nice"

When Prince Charming and Cinderella kiss
Coppelia, "WOW" she then stands up on her chair and starts clapping.

Coppelia also was dancing in front of her seat at the end and was trying to take a bow when Cinderella took hers.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coppelia's quest for Jesus

You will see me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart. Jeremiah 29:13

When this sweet little girl was about 15 months old she was sitting in her high chair eating lunch. She looked up at the ceiling and just started giggling.

Mommy: "Coppie what are you laughing at?"
Coppelia: "God."

and then continued to laugh at the ceiling.

The thing about this is that I always say Jesus... Jesus loves you, Jesus made you, Thank you Jesus for our food.... So for her to say God was pretty big.

Then a few months back she was sitting on her bed and Estee asked to listen to music to fall asleep to. So I put on my worship music and Coppelia lifts her arms into the air and closes her eyes.

Mommy: "Coppelia what are you doing?"
Coppelia: "praising Jesus."

Now for those of you who don't know me I very much love God! But I'm not sure were she learned to do this. I'm teach Sunday school so I'm always with her in the class room and when I'm worshiping, I'm dancing!

This week after Sunday school I was cleaning the classroom and I told her it was time to go home.

Coppelia: "But I haven't seen Jesus yet."

Then as we were playing in the snow this week...

Coppelia: "Mommy I see Jesus!"
Mommy: "Where?"
Coppelia: "Over there!" and points (there is houses and cars all covered in snow)
Mommy: "Where? I don't see him"
Coppelia: "Over there!" pointing again its clean she is pointing at someones yard and its just a big yard of white. She starts marching over there. But I've got Estee wanting to go inside and I don't want her trespassing in someone's yard so I say
"no, we can't go over there"

This is one of those moments I regret I should have let her take me by the hand and let her walk me to the neighbors yard.

Have you ever seen the movie "Wide Awake"? one of my favorites. If you haven't you should.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Toddlers and Tiaras

Yup... I think the title of this post sounds about right.

Monday, December 27, 2010


She dressed up in my ballet costume and put her blanket on her head. As she was checking herself out in the mirror (something she loves to do) she said "I'm Mary, Where is baby Jesus?" So I had to get her a baby doll.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas so far

Estee decorating the girlie tree
The theme is "The land of Sweets" so lots of candy and ballerinas.

Coppelia likes to make the ballerinas dance

We went on the Polar Express Train with our Friends The Hailey's

Santa boarded the train when we got to the North Pole

Estee, Coppie, and their BFF Allison making silly faces

Mamah and PeaPa came to visit
Coppelia making breakfast with her Peapa

Mamah and her girls in the snow

Getting ready for a Mamah, Peapa Christmas

The Dickens Festival downtown Franklin

Girls and Santa (there picture was in the Williamson Harrold)

Girls with the Spirit of Christmas Past(picture made the front page of The Tennessean...two papers in one week, not bad)

Family shot

Still as cute as ever!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I know, I know... I'm seriously trying to play catch up. We had a crazy fall, we moved in September and I had October to unpack, organize a house and make 4 costumes. Now I know I could have gone the easy root and bought the darn things but that would have been the easy thing to do. Actually Peapa (Tyler's Dad) was turning 60 and a major party had been planned. So we flew to Houston for the festivities.

Now as cute as they were, I really had much grander plans for the girls. But plums aren't exactly cheap and I was working on zip time.

So with out further ado....

My little Vegas Show Girls.

Shake your tail feathers.

Radio City Rockettes - Their lives have been forever changed

These ladies made a GINORMOUS impression on my girls. Long legs, high kicks, glamorous costumes, make-up and tap shoes! Really I think Mommy had stars in her eyes too. The ladies came to our mall and performed only one dance and then Paraded Santa in. All the kids followed them threw the mall to bring Santa to his thrown. But my girls could have cared less about Santa they wanted to meet these ladies. We were planning on just getting a picture but Estee really wanted an Autographed picture too (silly girl). Then one of the ladies asked what their names were. Mommy says "Coppelia and Estee" and one of the Rockettes says, " oh like the ballet C-O-P-P-E-L-I-A".

I think Coppelia's world has been changed...she is still talking about them, shows me her high kicks and carries around her autographed picture.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just a little bit of eye candy

We had a super fun Summer and I promise I will tell your more about it! We are in the middle of a move but the girls have now started pre-school and I do fully intend to start posting again. So after the move this weekend and maybe a week of setting up and hopefully I'll be ready to boogie. But here is a few to make you smile. Hugs and kisses

Just a stroll around the block

Coppelia in the pool

Estee the patriotic beauty

Daddy's surprise office birthday party!

Balance with Diane Barriere

LOVED THIS SOOOO much I had to share!

I have to admit I'm a dancer and pretty particular about my classes and usually not a fan of video workouts. I always feel like the video's that get put out there are just too easy and boring. But since giving birth to twins I've had no time for the gym and have been craving a workout!

I LOVED IT!!!! It was actually more challenging then your average workout DVD and my favorite part was it had a good flow. I hate holding poses for too long when all I want to do is move. It was such a good mix and I was actually sore the next day.

I have known Diane for 7 years and have never had a chance to go to any of her classes because we live in different states. But she is such an amazingly, sweet, caring person and if you ever have a chance to go to her classes do! She also has great taste in music and that always makes the class way better.

When Diane told me she was going to be making a yoga DVD and she was looking for music I was able to get her connected with my best friend Melody Plumb. Melody created a few of the tracks and she has one of the most beautiful voices. The tracks she came up with are very Imogen Heap meets Enya. Very relaxing yet you will want to listen to her voice all day.

I'm gonna give you another great reason to buy this DVD... Now till November 11th she is going to being giving a portion of her proceeds to Kidd's Kids ( ) its an organization that gives chronically ill and/or physically challenged children (ages 5 to 12) with an unforgettable adventure to Disneyworld. Having people in my life who have benefited from organizations like make a wish I can tell you first hand that something like this not only gives that child an opportunity to do something they may never have had the chance to do, but it gives them and their families memories to Cherish! I still hold on to my memories everyday and nothing can take that away.

So if your feeling like you could use a GREAT workout, or your thinking hey I just want to support such a great cause. Maybe your thinking Christmas is around the corner and someone could use the hint, don't feel bad about that hint cause really your doing it for the kids :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Garden Fairy Birthday Party

In the land of the fairies where pixies fly and roam, sits two tiny fairies whom call this garden home. Their birthday is near and they want you to say that you will share in the magic on their very special day. We’ll drink crystal bubbles from raspberry fountains, with pink fairy cakes of frosted mountains. So come to the garden and sit with your friends, you’ll laugh and have fun, until the day ends.

We turned the house into a fairy land obstacle course. We started off by the stream made with cellophane and leaped from lily pad to lily pad to go under the waterfall to pixie Hallow. We did our fairy stretches and earned our fairy wands. Next we entered the Meadow and played some games with the parachute. The wind from the parachute blew away our pixie dust so everyone was given glitter make up. Next we had to go threw the tunnel of terror, across the bridge of doom (balance beam) where they earned their fairy wings. We then had to launch our fairies to flight by going down the slide and twirling into the meadow. Once there we had to find the fairy treasure so we followed the leader (me) around the kitchen island with tip toe walks, marches, crawls and jumps. We then had each do a forward roll across the mat and run into the cave of hope and wonders (the hall way). We then found the butterfly garden (play room) where the treasure sat. But the treasure would not open so we had to dance as we had never danced before to open the chest. Finally the chest was opened and we all got our goodies and then they where all crowned for their bravery.

Needless to say I had way to much fun planning this and making all the props, decor and costumes... (way to many late nights!!!)

Coppelia loves Cupcakes!!!

Estee not so much a fan of sweets

This is Allison the girls BFF!

Jaden (he was a pixie not a fairy)


Two Over Easy

Formerly "Scrambled Eggs"