long run today

this morning, ryan & i got up at 5:00 a.m. to go out & hit the pavement…met up w/dad, jen, jessica & amanda for our weekly long run.  it was a great day today.  i’ve been in some kind of running slump lately…everytime i run, i basically have to talk myself out of quitting the whole time.  but today, i felt back to normal & enjoyed it.  my goal was to finish 11 miles, but i actually ended up going 12!  it was cloudy the whole time with a little breeze…so it wasn’t too hot.  great run.  now, the rest of the day we get to chill out, pack for nyc (yeah!!!), hang out with our beautiful babies, grill & spend time w/jen.  we love weekends.  and thanks to mom for letting the girls spend the night last night!!!  it was good to get a good night’s rest before the run & we enjoyed the time alone…watched fool’s gold & went to bed early.  hope everyone has a great weekend!  stay tuned for pics from new york city…we fly out tomorrow!  

dinner & swimming at emmert's

tonight, we went to christi & spencer’s house for dinner.  we had a great time!  dinner was awesome (thanks guys)…grilled turkey, potatoes augratin, salad, rolls, steamed green beans, and peanut butter pie – yum. after dinner, the kids went swimming in brody’s new pool…addi had a blast!  then, to warm up, they got in the hot tub.  here are a few pics…

my productive day

every thursday, the girls go out & stay w/my grandmother “memaw” all morning & part of the afternoon. she loves to have them out there and they have a great time with her.  this gives me (1) a day at the coffee shop w/no babies and (2) some time to get stuff done!  today, i feel like i got a lot accomplished at our house.  and now i’m sitting here relaxing for a few minutes before i head out to pick up my babies.  let me just tell you what all i’ve done (hey, i’m excited about my accomplishments, i’m sure all moms will totally understand..it feels great to get things done!)….anyways, i made a peanut butter pie for our dinner w/christi & spencer tonight, vacuumed the bedrooms, mopped the tile floors, cleaned our shower, cleaned the sinks, toilets, and mirrors in both bathrooms, took out all the trash, cleaned out our refrigerator, hung a few pictures in kamryn’s room (still in the process of decorating our house), picked up all of the toys, & did the dishes.  yeah for a clean house!!! i also ordered supplies for the coffee shop, went to the bank, and rented fool’s gold for ryan & i’s date night on friday!  whew, crazy morning.  and on top of that, i’m tired & sore from our 7 mile run last night and waking up with kamryn almost every hour last night (she got shots this week).  maybe i should to take a little power nap before i go pick up my two precious angels.  life as a mom/business owner is absolutely craziness!!!  crazy, but fun.  wouldn’t trade it for the world.  

snow cones on a hot day!

uncle jeff came over today & brought addi a treat…a cherry snow cone!  she loved it.  her hands, lips, tongue, and clothes were RED when she finished.  next time, get white coconut jeff!!!  :)

a special moment

tonight, i got the girls ready for bed and then we all three got in the rocker.  i was feeding kamryn a bottle and addi sat nestled right beside me.  i was singing them a song (i’m so not a singer – thank goodness they don’t realize it yet!) and they were both falling asleep.  addi looked up at me and smiled & then laid her head on my arm.  she then reached over & held kamryn’s little foot with her little hand.  as i sang along, i choked up and could hardly finish the song.  tears came down my face & i was just so thankful for my two beautiful blessings! sometimes i get so caught up in the craziness of having two babies (taking care of them, chasing them around, cleaning up after them, etc) that i tend to forget that i need to sit back & look at them and realize how awesome they are and how much of a joy they are to ryan & i.  we are blessed!!!  i love my girls & pray that i can be the mother that they deserve!

Congrats to our wonderful friends!

I just wanted to say congrats to our good friends, Danny & Ashley Sinclair.  They found out recently that they are having a girl!!!  We couldn’t be more excited for them…I know they will be awesome parents.  And I couldn’t be happier that they are having a girl!!!  Ashley – you & Beth needed a girl.  They are so much fun. True, close friends are hard to come by the older you get…we cherish our relationship with these awesome people below & miss them dearly. Love you all, Sinclair’s!  

some pics of my girls!

here are a few pics that were taken the past couple of days.  and by the way, the bean bag ut chair is uncle jeff’s, not ours.  go red raiders!  kam had her 6 month well check this morning…almost 19 lbs!  she is 28 inches long…they say she’s tall like her daddy & addi.  :)  guess momma will be the short one in the family!

peaceful mornings

This morning was amazing!  Ryan & I actually had breakfast on our back porch.  The girls were still asleep, so it was quiet in the house…minus the faint sound of the food network on our TV!  Ryan made us some coffee & I made cinnamon rolls.  We love cinnamon rolls, but don’t have them often since they aren’t the healthiest breakfast choice.  But after our long run yesterday (me-10 miles, ryan-13 miles all in 90 degree heat), we felt we deserved it!  It felt awesome outside this morning & the birds were chirping.  As we sat on our deck, the horses came up to our fence in the backyard.  Beautiful & peaceful.  Ryan said, and I agreed, that he wished that moment could last an hour!  Those quiet moments in life don’t come around very often, so we have to soak them up when they do!

manhattan!!!

well, our flights & hotel are officially booked to new york city for the week after next!  going with my sister, jen. 3 nights, 4 days in nyc!  woohoo! we are staying in a hilton directly across the street from rockefeller center.  i can’t wait to run in central park & experience being in nyc again.  its such a unique place.  you really feel as though you are in the center of the world there.  so much happens there and there is so much to see in such a small place.  i’ve been there twice before & loved it both times!  i hope to eat at bobby flay’s restaurant, mesa grill.  and i definitely want a frozen hot chocolate from serendipity.  :)  maybe i will take a book and go lay in the fields at the park & just read for hours while jen works.  i will soooo miss my hub & my girls for those few days though…it will be super hard to leave them.  ryan & i both are babies when it comes to being apart, even for a few short days.  i miss him each day when he’s at work..what can i say, i’m still so in love!  :)  so pray for ryan that week as he will be both mommy & daddy to our girls!  i hope the girls enjoy their special week w/daddy.  if you have any suggestions on things to do or see while in nyc, let me know.  i will definitely post some pics, so stay tuned!  

The froggie pool this afternoon…

So all morning, we talked about the froggie pool.  We had to work the shop, come home & eat lunch, TAKE A NAP, and THEN we could go swimming in our new froggie pool.  :)  This was the plan & Addi was very excited all day about it.  In fact, she cried so hard the night we set up the pool & she couldn’t swim in in b/c it was her bed time.  Anyways, while she was napping today, I filled it with water so it would be nice & warm.  When she woke up, first thing she asks is for “froggie!” So we put on bathing suit, sunscreen, etc. & head outside.  I set Kamryn up in the shade and Addi was ready to “swim.”  Here are a few pics that show the progressive experience of the pool today…

At first, she was a little apprehensive, but excited…

She walked around it for a while, uncertain what to do next.  So I showed her.  I set her INSIDE the pool & here is her reaction…

How awful of you mommy to put me in the pool!  So I took her back out for a minute & she FINALLY after about 10 minutes of hanging out and playing with the water outside of the pool, she got back in…

She would only STAND for the longest & the finally…

she decided the froggie pool was FUN & played for almost an hour.  :)  She loved it after she warmed up to it!