Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Fairytales!

Who else watched all of the Royal Wedding coverage today?

I was completely mesmerized. I'm not sure if it was the fairytale/fantasy of it all, young common-girl, meets prince and falls in love, or just the extreme pageantry of the whole occasion, but I loved every second of it!

I wasn't born, when Princess Diana married Prince Charles, but like most little girls I always had dreams of marrying my prince one day. Luckily I did find prince charming (full disclosure- he's not a real prince).

And, thanks to the miracle of TV and re-runs I was eventually able to see the pageantry and glory that was Princess Diana's wedding, and I can remember being young, and marveling at the glamour of it all. That's how I wanted my wedding to be, the dress, the service, the bells chiming for the whole country to enjoy at the end of the nuptials...yup, I would want all of that!

It's funny how most women have had their weddings planned out since they were 5, while men just seem to jump on for the ride. My friend is engaged and her fiance is really in to the planning aspect of it all. He's right there with her, giving his opinions and his input...

uhhh, no thanks!

I mean, don't get me wrong, the guy should be interested in what is happening on the wedding day, but I totally prefer to be the one in charge of the planning, and am so thankful my husband was the type of guy that was all for that!

He of course wanted to taste the cake samples, and put in a request that he not be forced to wear pink or some other pastel color vest, or tie, and of course wanted to pick his own groomsmen, but other than that, it was alllll me!

Of course it was his day too, but it's always a little bit more of the bride's day! Like I said, when we were 5, I was wearing my mothers veil around the house, and pretending to marry prince charming, while my husband was probably playing star wars with his neighbor.

Either way, the iconic image of Princess Diana always stuck with me. I knew I would model "my day" after hers. I always wanted the traditional church wedding, and thanks to Diana, I knew I wanted the long veil trailing behind me on my long walk down St. Benedict's cobble paved aisle.

So, today as I watched the Royal Wedding, and watched Catherine step out of the car making her way into the church, I along with every one else in the world commented on how beautiful she looked, and how stunning her gown was, but I couldn't help but think of my daughters and how one day very far from now it will be "their day" and maybe the fairytale of William and Kate will influence them much like Diana did mine....

Something about attending weddings (or watching them on TV) brings back the emotion and the excitement of your own. I pulled out our wedding album today and just took time, to flip through the pictures and recollect...I wanted to leave you guys with some pictures from "my special day"

Here's to fairytales!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone had an amazing Easter!
Ours was filled with family, food, egg hunts, easter baskets, lots of kids, lots of candy and lots of love!

Picture's below!

The Easter Bunny Came!

The Easter Bunny left an egg trail to the baskets, the Big Girl had so much fun picking up the eggs!

She's discovered her baskets!!!

Annabelle is going for her basket!!

Gabrielle wants her basket!

Our morning egg hunt in the backyard!

look at all of the eggs she's found!

Egg Hunt #2 of the day at Grandma and Grandpa's!

Sweet Gabby

Sweet Annabelle

Our attempt at a family picture!

Someone was not happy!!!

Easter in a nutshell!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Words

Well, I made it back from New Orleans, alive...

There's not much I can say about the experience.

I'm still trying to gather my thoughts and feelings about the whole thing.

It was a lot of fun, it felt like old times, but it definitely takes a little longer to recover from a night of drinking than the old days!

The food was AMAZING! I think we actually may have ate more than we drank (shocking).

Bourbon Street was fun, and scary all at the same time. We saw it all, and I mean ALL

I don't know how people live down there, because all the crazy partying and tourists would get on my nerves after awhile.

All in all it was a great trip, with great friends! We don't all get together as much as we would like, so it was nice to have a girl's trip!

The next big thing on the agenda is the Big Girl's Birthday Party!!!!

She is turning 2 and I CAN NOT believe it (insert sniffles)

We are doing a Mickey Mouse themed party, and I am so excited about putting it all together! Invitations are out, and I've started planning the food, and other stuff...but you guys will just have to wait and see how it all turns out :)

For now, I need to turn my attention to Easter Baskets and make sure I get them done in time...

Til next time!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Heading to New Orleans tomorrow! eeeek!

A bunch of college girlfriends are re-uniting this weekend in the Big Easy for the Bachelorette Party of the Century!

Our friend Crystal is getting hitched, and all I can say is THANK GOD! It's hard being part of the few of your group of friends that are married, so I'm happy to have company. If she could pop out some babies really soon, that would be amazing also :)

We are flying out of D.C. which is about a 2-hour trek from Richmond, so a handful of us are heading to D.C. for the night, so we can be at the airport bright and early!

I'm not a big flyer...I don't get scared to fly, I'm just not a frequent flyer. We aren't checking any luggage, and I am far from a "packing" pro. So, needless to say, it's been a challenge to pack all of my necessities according to FAA regulations (you know all that 3 ounce liquid restriction crap).

This weekend, "divide and conquer" is the name of the game!

I'll be in New Orleans, the twins are spending the weekend with my parents and the Hubs is going to spend the weekend giving the Big Girl some much needed one-on-one attention.

About a month ago, the hubs went on a guys trip, and I was able to have a one-on-one weekend with the Big Girl, and it was AMAZING!

We had so much fun, just playing, and being silly. It was so great for her to not have to hear "hold on sweetie, we can play after I finish feeding the babies" or " I'll read you that book, once I get the babies to sleep".

She is so patient, and it's easy to forget that HER life changed just as much, if not more, than ours when we brought twins home!

I know the twins will have a blast at their grandparent's, I think they are seriously getting sick of seeing my face everyday..the change of scenery alone will do them great!

Well, wish me luck! Follow me on Twitter, I'm sure I'll be updating all of our shenanigans this weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blog love!

I haven't featured any blogs in AWHILE.

So, I think it's time to give some love to some blogs I'm currently OBSESSED with.

Here are my top 3 that I LITERALLY check every single day!

This blog is AMAZING! Not only does Jen (the fabulous blog author) have amazing crafty ideas, but she features tons of other bloggers out there as well. I have gotten so much inspiration from reading her blog! She has all kinds of tutorials, so even the not-so-crafty person can become crafty! Check her out!

Since we are talking about inspiration....let's move on to my next favorite blog...


You can find them at

I stumbled upon them, because they were actually featured in Baby Magazine. The cool thing, is, this young couple actually live in my city! Small World!

They document their DIY experiences with updating, re-modeling, and decorating their house! They have tons of pictures of before and afters (which is always a plus) but they also have tons of step by step instructions, from how to paint your kitchen cabinets, to creating custom art work!

I've gotten great decorating ideas from reading their blog, and am actually contemplating tackling the task of painting my kitchen cabinets!

Check them out, you won't be disappointed!

Last, but CERTAINLY not least....


Totsy, is a great site! It's a blog and a shop all in one! Their blog is great, it's a potpouri of product reviews, recipes, interviews, testimonials, and even giveaways!

Their shop is where it's at though! Every day they feature a handful of products, geared towards mom, family, and baby. Their products are up to 70% off...I've gotten some "steals" from this site, most sales only last 48-72 hours ( which is the main reason I check the site EVERYDAY)

You have to be a member to join, but it's free and it's worth it!
Check it out...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Lately, I've been doing a lot of "wishing"

I wish I was a better blogger.

I wish there were more hours in the day.

I leave for New Orleans Friday, I really wish I was 10 lbs lighter for my trip.

I wish baby products weren't so expensive.

I wish I had more "me" time.

I wish I hadn't decided to have a huge 2 year old birthday bash...who has the time to plan it?

I wish my house was clean. etc, etc.

There seems to be a negative pattern for a change of pace, I think I should be "wishing" for different things....

I wish this Big Girl would stop growing up so fast!

I wish getting a picture of all 3 girls were easier, but it sure is fun trying :)

I wish I could always capture these sweet moments, where she is loving and trying her best to pay equal attention to all her stuffed animals.

I wish these two weren't so darn cute because they melt my heart everyday!

I wish time would slow down a little bit, because my babies are getting big, really fast!

I wish that this sweet girl never changes, because she has the sweetest soul ever, and you can see it right in her eyes!

I wish this sweet girl never changes, because her strength never ceases to amaze me!

I wish this sweet girl never changes, because she lights up a room just by walking in to it.

I wish my sweet girls always know how much their mommy loves them, they are truly my greatest accomplishment!