Monday, September 20, 2010

little nuts!

The big nuts like to play with the little nuts:

Saturday, September 18, 2010


This is a rare sight in our house...Julia falling asleep with food in front of her!

Monday, September 13, 2010

julia's TWO!

We had a really fun birthday party for Julia's 2nd birthday! It was monkey-themed! Our little monkey was pretty precious!


Big sister!

I'm two!

I made Julia some fun cupcake toppers to match the theme! We did cupcakes instead of a cake!

Our friend, Sonia, made these super tasty cake pops! Thanks Sonia!

"Happy Birthday to YOU!"

Our tradition is always to have a big party with friends and family on the weekend next to the kids' actual birthday, then on their ACTUAL birthday we spend it just as a family and do something fun. The girls LOVE Chuck E. Cheese, so we do that a LOT! I love all the pictures of Katey and Julia playing together. They're such good friends!

Mama and the twins!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

kate's an awana cubbie!

Last night was the first night of Awana...and Katey was a Cubbie! She missed last year because I was pregnant with twins or something crazy like that, but this year...WE'RE ON IT!

Here she is all ready to go!

Isn't she just the most precious thing you've ever seen?!

And here she is enjoying some Awana activities!

I'm so glad she gets to be in Awana this year! Awana has been such a blessing to me in all my growing up years! I know most of the Scripture I know, because of Awana! I'm so excited for Katey to start memorizing Scripture through Awana!

Monday, September 6, 2010

the big 6!

We're the big 6 today! 6 months baby! Half way to The Big 1!

What cool stuff are we into right now? Oh, not much. We still fill our days with sleeping, drinking milk and pooping. I (Ashley) like to roll over ALL the time. I mean, come on, who doesn't like a little tummy time?! And I (Ainsley) really like my thumb. TA-STY! Mom and Dad seem to think it's cool to yank my thumb OUT OF MY MOUTH, but I always manage to slip it back in when they're not looking! I'm tricky like that!

Other than that, well, we pretty much just try to survive our big sisters, Katey and Julia. They really love us. Sometimes they love us a little too much with their hugs and stuff. They don't know that they're bigger than us and, well, can smush us when they lay on us. But they're learning. Or at least Mama and Dada HOPE they're learning! We sure do love those big girls though. We can't wait till we can run around with them all crazy-like.

Here we are today with Mama. We love her!

And here we are on our pretty blanket. We lay on blankets a lot.

You're welcome! I knew you'd want to see one of my (Ainsley) funny faces!

Look how long and skinny we are! Mama wishes SHE was long and skinny like us! Well maybe a little bigger since we only weigh about 14 pounds. That would be weird.

We just ate here. We get this drunk on milk look after we eat. It's pretty cute if we don't say so ourselves.

That's about it for now. By The Big 1 we should be doing a lot more. We'll let ya know!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the not so perfect perfect job

We've been in a whirlwind the last, oh...8 months or so. On December 29th, 2009, Jason was laid off from his job. We saw this as more of a blessing than anything else because I was at the point in my pregnancy with the twins where there were a LOT of doctor's appointments! Like, twice a week! It was nice to have him home so he could just watch the big girls.

Then once the babies came it was even NICER to have him at home. I really don't know how I would've done it without him there.

Fast forward to today, 8 months later, and Jason is still looking for work. He interviewed for a job last week, three interviews to be exact, and this was a job that we REALLY WANTED. Bad. It was the "perfect" job.

Or so we thought.

Apparently it wasn't so perfect though.

Why? Well, we found out today that he didn't get it. So amidst the disappointment we're struggling to remember.

Remember truth.

God is the One completely in control of what happens in our lives. He's the One that allows blessing and hardship. And right now, He's chosen to not allow this seeming blessing.

So while we REALLY wanted this job, I guess in actuality we really DIDN'T want this one. We only want what God wants for us and He didn't want this. At least that's the truth we're attempting to remember.

There must be something better for us. Maybe it's what we're going to learn with less. Maybe it's the blessing of the extra time we get with Jason. Maybe we're just supposed to learn to trust God more in the midst of not knowing.

For right now we'll just be thankful that we didn't get the not so perfect "perfect" job.