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Put Me In Coach

The day has finally arrived!  Tonight is Eli's first t-ball practice.  We have literally been looking forward to this moment since Eli was all of two years old and obsessed with the game.  I can't believe that it's actually here....what I'm calling, "the beginning of the end." ha!   In honor of this milestone, I present to you, Eli's favorite song,  "Centerfield" Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes; You know I think it's time to give this game a ride. Just to hit the ball and touch 'em all - a moment in the sun; It's gone and you can tell that one goodbye! Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Look at me, I can be Centerfield.

Spring Is Here

I'm trying to start this post, and I can't seem to find my "voice."  I'm not sure if I'm in an  inspired, pensive, lighthearted, or serious frame of mind at the moment, so you'll excuse any tangent(s) that may (or likely will) occur. It's been a while since I last wrote, and the fact of the matter is that I have simply been uninspired .  I've just been living life, loving my babies, and waiting... waiting .. .waiting .  That season is finally over.  The past few months have seemed like an Eternal Winter, and as I mentioned before, for me that has been both literal and figurative.  Either way, SPRING IS HERE!!  The seasons have changed.  There is much to look forward to in the days, weeks, and months to come.   The Lord has blessed our family with an incredible opportunity, and I look forward to the changes it will bring.  I'm not quite yet ready to go in to detail, but soon. It's really not a secret, I just haven't fu

Snow Days

I know most of you are so tired of winter that you don't want to see snow again for ten years.  I get it, I really do.  The thing is, we live in what is known as the Bowling Green Bubble, and while most of you got more than eight inches above average snowfall for the season, we got two inches LESS than normal. So we've been holding out for the "one big snow." It arrived the days following Ellie's party, and we were quite literally snowed in.  Work actually offered to get me a hotel, but I knew I wouldn't be able to make it home for a few days which meant I would miss Ellie's real birthday.  I wasn't about to have that happen, so I decided to stay home. I am so, so grateful for that choice.  Our road was completely impassible, so Eric stayed home too, and we spent the next two days together as a family making precious memories. For example, I could not find Eli's waterproof gloves, so we put sandwich bags with rubber bands over his

Sweet Ellie

My Sweet Ellie Girl, In true second child fashion, this letter to you is a day late.  I could blame in on the snow storm, the busy weekend we had, or the general chaos that comes with raising two little people, but I won't.  I won't blame it on any of those things because it is your fault that I'm slow these days.  Oh baby girl, please don't take that in a negative way.  It's a good thing because you've taught me so much; you've taught me how to let go, how to slow the pace, how to release the idea of perfection, and how embrace the beauty in mundane, every day moments. Before you, I hurried through life.  Even your brother couldn't slow my pace. Naturally, having a second child slowed me a bit.  It's much harder to keep up with the daily grind of life with a preschooler and infant tagging along, but that's not what I'm talking about.  I'm talking slowing down an taking it all in.  Maybe it's because you're my last baby or

Two Peas In A Pod

In my last post I mentioned that Eli and Ellie both bad Yo Gabba Gabbe themed parties when they turned one, so for memories sake I want to compare them.   The Babies The Tables The Details The Smash Cakes Eating The Cakes Presents Getting Cleaned Up

Ellie's Birthday

Ya'll know we don't go too overboard on the whole birthday party thing.  I'm sure that will change when school starts, but for now, it's pretty much family and a few close friends.  Such was the case for Ellie's first birthday party this weekend.   It was fun because Eli's first birthday was Yo Gabba Gabba themed.  Ellie seems to be following in her brother's footsteps, so we kept the tradition alive, only made it more girlie. Neither of our families could come down on Friday night.  At first we were a little bummed out, but it ended up working out really well because we were able to set everything up the night before which made Saturday much more relaxing. My parents made it early, so we ate lunch, picked up the smash cake and ran a few errand before the guests arrived.  It was really nice to have that time with them.  Here's Foofa...the smash cake! I'll try to bore you with too much commentary on these next pictures which