Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fun video

The girls have been so much fun this week. They love to explore together and interact with each other a lot. We're all healthy and enjoying some beautiful weather as well. Today while McKay was here for tutoring, the girls were playing together and both climbed up to their learning table and were entertaining each other with their dancing. So fun!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

I couldn't resist posting a couple of my favorites from last year's Valentines Day Photo Shoot. Then, you'll see a couple of my cuties from this morning. They're pretty clueless about standing, so they're just leaning against the furniture. In all the pictures, Lydia's on the left and Jenna's on the right. Thanks for the cute Valentine shirts, Grandma Blackburn!

A year behind us

Here's a few more recent pictures including some birthday celebrating. We plan to keep celebrating for the rest of the month since both sets of grandparents will be here in the next couple of weeks.


Playing at the childrens' museum

Lydia--She was so excited about her cake, but unfortunately she got a big chunk in her mouth, gagged, and threw up everything she'd kept down for the last couple days. Poor girl!


Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy birthday, little girls!

It's been fun today to think back to February 8, 2007. Unfortunately, the girls haven't had as much fun today as I had hoped. Neither one is feeling 100% yet, so they didn't like my birthday plans for them. After breakfast I thought it would be fun for them to have their first bubble bath, but once I had them both naked in the middle of the bubbles, they both sobbed until it was over. So sad! So, I settled for extra snuggle time in the rocker with both of my little one-year-olds sleeping on me--so sweet! We're postponing some of our celebrating until Jenna and Lydia feel more like celebrating, but we still caught a couple pictures from the day (although you won't really find any smiles). We'll be sure to post more as we continue to celebrate.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Never too much

I've been feeling sentimental lately as the girls' first birthday is only two days away! Ever since learning that there were two babies growing inside of me, I have clung to the truth that God knows us intimately and will not allow us to be stretched beyond what we are able to bear (I Cor. 10:13). Here are just a few of the ways that God has met our needs over and abundantly beyond all we could have asked or imagined.
  • strength to carry two babies to 37 weeks
  • the unexpected joy of bringing our girls home two days after they were born
  • easy recovery from my c-section
  • help and encouragement through the first weeks of sleeplessness and so much newness
  • daily provisions for the financial needs of our circumstances
  • sleepiness to our girls during many road trips, usually right when I was ready to scream along with them
  • a husband who serves and loves us so graciously and makes each day much more fun
  • content, laid-back personalities in our sweet girls
  • countless precious expressions or new tricks from our girls who are such treasures
  • a song to lift my spirits
  • caring family and friends

I've only touched the surface of all the ways we've seen God's tender care for us through this past year. He's so good.

This week I'm reminded that He knows what I can bear as the girls fight their second stomach bug of their lives. Jenna was sick Monday night and Tuesday. She seemed mostly better today. Lydia puked tonight, and I'm prepared for her to be the focus of my TLC in the coming days. One at a time--You know best. Lord, You have been so faithful. Remind me of Your goodness when I feel stretched and weak.