Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Getting back into the Grove

Hey everyone, I am still alive and kicking. I am slowly getting back into the grove of things. I see from the date of the previous post that I didn't make any posts the entire month of JUNE!!! Not b/c I didn't want too, but I didn't know quite how to manage my time yet. Thank you to all of you who have stopped by to take a peak and see if I am here or not.

I am embarrassed I didn’t come sooner and say THANK YOU! So many of you took the time to send happy thoughts my way and let me know you were thinking of me and my family. Thank you all so very much!! You really made me feel special and although I already knew I had several friends on line… still it WOWed me and my husband to see so many nice comments in my email box. Thanks! :)
Here is one of my favorite photos of Nora with "mommy's babies" - she also has two new babies of her own that MiMi gave to her (David's mom.) Nora is doing better than I had expected and is fascinated that the babies "don't got any teeth!" :c)
Between feedings, pumping, changing diapers, laundry, keeping up with a 3 year old and remembering to eat and drink lots of water - I have found a few moments here and there to take a peak at some of your blogs. I really miss my daily/nightly blog reading time that I use to have before twins! Soon, I will being posting replies to everyone else's blogs and posting more often here.

The babies are doing great. Can you believe they turned a month old on the 4th of July – which we spent in Kentucky with our families!
Yep, you read that right! We took our first road trip to KY!!! We thought of it on Saturday on a whelm and didn’t know for sure if David could get off work until Sunday night – so we left home on Monday afternoon headed North and NO ONE knew that we were going to roll into Campbellsville!!! What an exciting adventure…
Good thing we have a Dodge Grand Caravan - b/c we were loaded!!! Here is a photo of our set up inside. I had the seat behind the driver stowed away and that was my area to sit on the floor and use the breast pump. I spent most of the trip on that pillow!

Nora did really good this time, we bought a DVD player and that made the trip for her bearable but she still got cabin fever. The 2nd day of traveling when we were just outside of Nashville I called my dad b/c I remembered he and Clara had plans to leave to go to her sons, but couldn’t remember exactly which night… so if he wasn’t going to be home I needed to “feel” him out and tell him so he could get the baby bed out of the attic..

When I called, they were not going to be leaving until the day after we arrived… but I still couldn’t’ keep the secret! Clara had asked if I had mailed them photos yet (they were just down to TX two weeks prior and no I still hadn’t made photos to mail) so I had to tell her no… but that I had something better than photos and she asked what’s that? And I yelled, we are almost to KY and you can see them in person! It blew both her and my dad away! They couldn’t believe it!
Our little hometown has the largest July 4th Celebrations in the whole state of KY! I just love this holiday! There are hot-air balloon races, tractor pulls, truck & car show, beauty pagents, cook offs, craft booths, Big-wheel race for the kids, a quilt show and fireworks that are set to patriotic music that comes thru the Big Dawg Radio Station. Each year it gets bigger and bigger and this year they added a 5K run and 1K walk sponsored by the Taylor Regional Hospital, the college held a hot-air Balloon Glow (which we didn't get to go to but drove by...Nora would have loved it!) and they even had a Civil War Encampment set up with a re-enactment of a robbery and gunfight.
After the parade, we usually walk around downtown and visit the booths. It's like a huge homecoming getting to see so many people we went to school with and family and friends. This year we didn't leave the spot we watched the parade from b/c even if we wanted to walk down the street we couldn't b/c we had tons of people (we knew) coming up to visit with us and the babies!

Nora went with her godmother ("GiGi") down town and was gone for a little over an hour and we continued to get visitor after visitor. Talk about the word getting out fast - everyone found out from someone else where we were located and came running to get a look at the babies. It was so exciting!
Isn't this an adorable photo of Nora walking along the street with her cousins - From Left to right - me pushing the twins, Malorie 8, Lance 6, and Nora 3. and that old man ? who knows?Here are the kids while we waited on our "Lee's Famous Recipe" the best chicken I have ever put in my mouth!!! too bad we don't have one of these in Texas.
There is no where else I rather be on the 4th than at home!!! The year Nora was born ('04) we missed it b/c she was only a week old and we lived in GA. Then the year following ('05) we missed it b/c we had just moved to TX. However last year we went home and while there held Nora’s 2nd Birthday party at home. This year no one expected us to travel b/c of the twins.. and you can bet I am already making plans to be in KY next 4th! Hopefully next year we can be there the whole week of and possible enter the kids in the "Little Stars & Stripes" contest perhaps??

We had fun on the 4th and got to see lots of people who were so excited to see the twins. Our next trip to KY will be when we go back in November around Thanksgiving. I know by then the twins will have grown so much!
Well that is about it for now... I hope to make more updates with photos here more often. Thanks to everyone for stopping by our family website and posting a message in the guestbook! The day after the babies were born we got more hits on that day than all of last year!!!
Love from TX,


  1. So glad to see you back online -- and that everything's going well!

  2. Oh my goodness, TWINS! They are beautiful. It makes me tired just thinking about it. LOL. Best to you!

  3. Bonnie, you look great! The babies are adorable and I love the picture of Nora with the real babies and with her babies. I can't believe y'all made the trip to KY. You're so brave! :)

    Lee's Famous Recipe?? You gotta be kidding! There was one in Owensboro and in 9 years of living there, we never ate there. Too late now!

  4. Welcome back! I've been watching for your return. The twins are adorable and Nora looks so incredibly happy! Congratulations.

  5. You're baaaaaaaack! So glad to "see" you again. :) I must say, you look positively ravishing in the top pic with the twins. You can't possibly be a day over 25. Twins do ya good. ;)

  6. All 3 kids are adorable and I can't believe you are already taking road trips - you're a brave woman.

  7. Hi, Bonnie,
    good to see you back and looking so fresh and pretty. What sweet pictures of the babies and Nora. Looking forward to more Naptime News.

  8. Yay, you are back and I no longer will have to see "My Doctor's appointment"!
    The babies look great, well done on the big car trip, you are doing a great job with those little fellows! -and v.well done feeding the two, keep up the good work!
    Much quilting getting done???? Tracey

  9. You go, Mom! So happy to see you all out and about and doing well; what a blessing. Hugs all around...

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you and your family too. Great pics of you and the babies, as well as Nora and the babies. I agree that you're brave taking a road-trip with the children already!
    Have fun while they're so young~~~ROFL!

  11. Congratulations!!! I haven't been reading alot of blogs this summer, but just had to check in on you!!!The twins are so beautiful! You look great too - so much better than I did after having just 1 baby! Really - you have been positively glowing in some of the photos.



  12. Just catching up on blogs after the long summer - wanted to say congrats!!


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