April 12, 2011

4.12.11 Virtual Coffee

Thanks for stopping by to have coffee with me today.  I missed having coffee for the past two weeks.  The babies and I traveled "home" to be with our family.  I learned my aunt, who we called Aunt Sister, was being placed in hospice care.  I was able to spend time with her before she departed this earthly world on Monday April 4.  The babies and I stayed until the funeral.

So I am back home and back to normal.  I don't even know what type of coffee I am having today.  Since I was gone for two weeks, I don't remember what flavor I bought.  But I am enjoying my International Delight Caramel Coffee Cream


















Today I am having my coffee later than usual.  The babies and I went out for toddler open gym.  I decided to have my coffee after going to open gym.  This was the first time we went to open gym and we loved it.  The babies ran around and around and around.  It was nice to get out and talk to other adults and know the babies were safe.

This week I am preparing for my required test to obtain my teacher certification license.  Before moving I had just completed my masters in Special Education.  So I have to meet the requirements in Illinois before getting my license.  So hopefully I will be licensed in a few months and I can search for jobs.  However I am quite content with my current job...SAHM.  Teaching is very fulfilling but being a SAHM is even more fulfilling.  I am grateful I am able to spend this time with the babies now.

I am so glad that Spring has finally decided to show her face.  It is starting to warm up and be beautiful outside.  I am looking forward to packing up all my winter clothes.  I also need to go through the babies' clothes and put away their winter clothes for donation.  I love this time because I get to go shopping and buy cute outfits for the babies. 
Thanks for joining me for coffee today and I hope to see you next week!








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March 25, 2011

Sunshine




This is my cousin Keenan doing his thing.  Check him out here.

March 22, 2011

3.22.11 Virtual Coffee

Such a gloomy day.  I know they say it is spring but it doesn't feel like it.  Today I had an extra cup of coffee just because it is so cold, wet, and gloomy out today.





I am making plans to return "home" for a few weeks.  Unfortunately, my mother's oldest sister has been placed in hospice care.  I am going to go home to allow the babies to spend some time with their great aunt.  This will be a bittersweet time for me.  The circumstances of why I am going home are bitter, but it will be sweet to spend extra time with my family and friends.

Since it is so gloomy, we are staying in today.  Yesterday, I took the babies for a walk and a trip to Target..they enjoyed both trips. 

I did wake up early today to work out.  (insert a big Woo Hoo!) My hubby and I just recently joined a gym.  This is our first step to having healthy lives.  His mother had a heart attack about 6 months ago and just a few weeks ago, his father had quadruple bypass.  My mother is a diabetic.  So we want to have healthy lives for our children and to hopefully instill good habits in them as well.  It is no longer an option for me to be so lazy!!

Thanks for listening.  Its time for me to go fix my 4th cup of joe!

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March 15, 2011

3.15.11 Virtual Coffee

If we were meeting for coffee today, I would say thank you for the invite.  This is my first time for virtual coffee and I plan to meet again.  Today I am enjoying my cinnamon spice Dunkin Donuts coffee.  I just started drinking this coffee within the past few months.  Since my family has relocated, I cannot find the coffee I normally buy in the grocery store.  So I tried Dunkin Donuts and I like it!


If we were meeting for coffee, I'd tell you that I took the twins grocery shopping for the first time.  Now they have been to the store to get a few items but I took them for heavy duty shopping.  I noticed that my grocery store has the double carts and I took advantage of them. 
The twins had a good time.  They are understanding when I get their coats out it is time to go bye-bye.  So this was a good experience for them to get out and not be stuck indoors all day.  I'd also tell you we had a mishap in the store.  My son decided he wanted to pick his own baby food and in the process dropped the food.  

After our shopping was over I can say the babies were quite wore out!

I enjoyed meeting for coffee today and look forward to meeting with you next week.  Now its time to work on my White Chicken Chili for dinner tonight.  

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February 9, 2011

Reflections

So I realized I have been neglecting this blog due to my other blog. When I started my project 365 my intention was not to stop updating this blog. So I need to devote the same attention to this blog as well.


So it has been a little over a year since I gave birth to my precious twins. My life has really changed since January 18, 2010. I still can't believe how fast that year has gone and I no longer have newborns but two children entering the toddler stage.
I remember being scared while I was pregnant. I was not sure how I was going to raise two babies at once. But I want to give credit to my husband. He really stepped up the way I envisioned a dad should do. And he continues to be my biggest support. If it were not for him, I am not sure where I would be. I also want to credit my family and friends. They were very supportive when the babies were first born and through out the first year. I have to say I am really blessed to have such a strong support system.
This year has been fun. My children have traveled a lot in their first year. They have visited many cities, a beach and Disney. I am grateful for being able share those experiences with my children and to provide those opportunities for them.

During the year I went from having the babies. Staying home for 3 months. I returned to work to find out my contract would not be renewed. I worked for 2 more months. Looked for work as a teacher. I was unsuccessful in finding a job. I did find a lower paying job and did return to work. I worked for 3 months and quit my job. My family relocated due to my husband finding a job. So now that brings me to the current. I have a new full time job as a stay-at-home mom. This is the most rewarding job. I feel lucky to be able to stay home because most women cannot do that.

I look forward to updating this blog and keeping in contact with all my online friends. When you get a chance view my other blog here.

January 13, 2011

Almost a year

I can't believe it. My babies will be one in 5 days. When they say enjoy this time because it goes fast, they were right. I can't believe that it has been almost a year.

For their birthday, we will just have friends and family come celebrate with us. After all, I don't think Bryon and Taylor will care too much what we do.

As far as me, I am doing good too. Since we have relocated, I am enjoying the time home with the babies. I miss my family back home though. It is hard not being with them. So to keep my sanity I started a new project. It is called Project 365. You should check it out here.  I will still maintain this blog as well as the other blog. 

January 1, 2011

Project 365

Check out my new blog...Project 365. Subscribe and let me know what you think.