iheartfaces – Autumn Splendor

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I had pictures taken of our family last fall and we got one great picture in neck ties that everyone has LOVED so I wanted to do the ties again this year.

We went to a friend’s house and I snapped a few pictures of the boys playing and this one truly captures my adorable Sutton!!!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

November 15, 2011
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Halloween 2011

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I’m a little behind yes I know…story of my life.

I was also slacking with the costumes because I kept putting it off.  I can never decide if I should dress the boys the same or different and then can’t decide what to buy.  We had finally decided to dress them as boxers but when I went to get the costume it was all out.  Then I couldn’t find two in the toddler sizes so that was frustrating.  Everywhere I went they were lacking toddler sizes!

Finally the morning of Halloween I went to Toys R Us and found nothing so I attempted Target and I found the cutest zebra and cow and went with those.  They were SO CUTE!!!

That evening we went to their preschool church carnival.

It was so fun!!  Lots of cool games for kids of all sizes, jupiter jump, face painting and candy everywhere.  Of course our boys didn’t get to eat one piece. 🙂

My sweet family.

Aunt Jenny showing fynn the playdoh.

My adorable little cow.

My loves!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

November 4, 2011
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Flashback Friday – Costumes

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Last year we struggled with what I think ever parent of multiples struggles with….do we dress them alike?  Well we waited until the last minute to get costumes because it snuck up on us so fast and these were all we could find that we liked.

My sweet Bear and Monkey.

Notice the legs aren’t long enough.  That’s because we have TALL boys.  They should be tall, I’m 6’1″ and my husband is 6’3″.  Everyone in my family is tall too.  My brother is 6’6″.

Halloween is Monday and do we have costumes yet?  NOPE.

Might need to get on that.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

October 28, 2011
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Our Neighborhood

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I’ve been slacking this week…yes I know.  We’ve been so busy and I’m getting involved with a new project so I’ve been consumed with that.  Anywhoo….

We discovered our neighborhood about 3 1/2 years ago.  We stumbled upon it during one of our visits home from Kansas City and we fell in love with it!  Once we moved home and got serious about where to live this was our first choice.

People are friendly and there are lots of families and kids playing outside, the kind of neighborhood I wanted for our kids.  Last weekend (yes I meant to post these then but forgot) our neighborhood had their Fall Festival and it was so much fun!  They brought in 3 different inflatables for the kids and it was great because there was one specifically for the boys’ age.  They were going NON STOP!

We all pitched in and brought food so everyone brought chairs and blankets to eat dinner.  They had a local fire truck for the kiddos to get in and explore and they had a ton of games and crafts for the older kids.  We got to finally meet some more of our neighbors and make new friends.

This kid looks pretty happy! 🙂

Are you watching mama?!

Sitting in the firetruck!

Look at those rosy cheeks!  These boys were SO tired from all the running around.

Our picnic

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

October 23, 2011
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Just words…

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No photos today.  We started our Sunday off a bit earlier than usual (7:50 a.m.) so we had some sweet family snuggles in bed with the boys.  Somehow they always end up climbing on top of me and letting daddy rest his eyes comfortably…not sure how that happens.

We went to church and it was such an awesome service.  I didn’t grow up in a church or in a religious household.  I met people along the path of life who SHOWED me what being a Christian is all about.  It wasn’t forced upon me as a small child or discussed at the dinner table.  My mother and I did go to church on Easter but that was about it.  I would go with my friend, Kelsey, to her family’s church, which I always liked.  It was very laid-back and fun for kids.  I attended a private, Christian high school where I met Katie, the MOST influential Christian I have ever known.  I say influential because she CHANGED ME!

I was so tired of going to a new church and just constantly feeling left out, lost, judged and confused.  I was so lost and trying to find my way toward something I knew basically nothing about.  Katie SHOWED me the TRUE MEANING OF AGAPE!!  I was nothing like Katie.  She grew up with the same group of girls in the same Christian school who all then went to the same high school.  Their parents were friends, they all knew everything about each other.  They were a tight circle.  I moved schools A LOT and made a lot of different friends all over.  Katie came into my life when I was going to need it the most.

Instead of preaching scripture to me or telling me all the things I would need to change or do, she just simply loved and accepted me and became my friend.  FLAWS & ALL!  By showing me what true friendship and love and caring is all about I was finally able to put those brick walls down and let God into my life.  This allowed me to know God on a personal level without it feeling forced or even encouraged, to be honest.  Katie was just a GOOD PERSON with an amazing heart.

The first weekend my husband and I started dating was while we were at Oklahoma State University.  We were surrounded by parties and people having casual conversations about mundane things.  Jason and I sat in a hallway and discussed the SERIOUS stuff in life….do you want to get married? do you want kids? how many? when? do you go to church? what type of church do you belong to? what political party do you belong to?  Yes, we were THOSE two.  But, that is how we discovered we were meant to be together.

His family introduced me to the non-denominational church, which I fell in love with.  It was so CLEAR and EASY to understand and it held my attention.  Since moving back home to Oklahoma we have discovered an amazing church.  SO comfortable, friendly, powerful messages and our kids like it.

If you know me personally you know I am a Christian and I am a Republican.  But I’m also not one to turn away a friend because they are not like me.

The reason I write this post is because in the past year (since turning 30 ugh) it seems like my life is becoming so much FULLER.  I’m opening up to new ideas and new people and new things and all it is doing is enriching my life so MUCH more.  I’ve learned to LOVE working out and getting in shape.  I’ve joined a Mothers of Multiples group, which is fantastic!  I’m trying new things and meeting people everywhere I go.

Sure I love the people in my life but why not open it up to new experiences?  I’ve made new friends who may or may not agree with me on religion or politics or even how I parent my children BUT if we only surround ourselves with people who are JUST LIKE US, what is enriching about that?

I don’t want to wake up when I’m 70 and say I didn’t meet any new, interesting people, didn’t develop new friendships or try anything different.

If Katie had looked at me like just another new student who she had nothing in common with, we would have missed out on a beautiful friendship and who knows where I would be.  That one friendship changed my life forever.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

October 16, 2011
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Pumpkins and More

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It’s October and that means I take HUNDREDS of photos.
Friday we went to celebrate GREAT Grandma’s birthday with a trip to a beautiful place with a small petting zoo, wonderful little gift shop (I scored some homemade apple butter!) and lots of pumpkins with a maze and fun games for kiddos.

Kiki checking out the goats with the boys.

Pretty sure Sutton wanted to take this donkey home as a pet.

And the horse

This boy is a total Kiki’s boy!

Cousins!

A corn maze is perfect for this little Houdini…kid LOVES to hide.

Fynn seemed to be having fun.

Perfect size for these boys.

Nope, I think Sutton found the one he wants.

This is the best picture we can get with two toddler and only two parents.

And of course they have to help Daddy!

Last year was fun but this year was better.  The only thing about last year is they weren’t walking so I could take better pictures.
Maybe not better pictures but they would sit still.
The boys last year…

I LOVE MY BOYS!  They are so fun and I’m so BLESSED to be their mama!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

October 16, 2011
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