Tuesday, May 1, 2012


****DISCLAIMER-I wrote this blog entry back in March and I am just now posting it after adding a couple of more TWIN signs*****

I want to document this for myself and my family. For the last few months I have been getting a strong feeling that we are going to have twins. I am not pregnant (to my knowledge), but I just keep getting signs that we may have some twins in our future.

I guess it all started a year or so ago when we started discussing adding on to our family. We would talk to Brooks and Ellie about it and Ellie would declare that she wanted a SISTER! And Brooks would speak up and say that he wanted a BROTHER! We started (jokingly) saying that maybe God would give us twins, a boy and a girl, so we can have a brother and a sister!

My best friend, Kristin, told me she was pregnant this past fall with her 4th child (wonderful surprise and amazing God story)!! When she came to my house to tell me, she also informed me that she has been praying for me to have twins next. I said, "WHAT? WHY? STOP!!" Haha! This started the whole TWIN signs for me.

Weird things started happening. The more we talked about twins, the more twins signs we were noticing. First, we got a phone call from our dear friends, Carrie and Rollins to tell us they were pregnant, as we were squealing with joy while talking with them on speaker phone, I said "we thought y'all were going to tell us that you are having twins" I have no idea why this even came out of my mouth, but it did. And their reply was, "We are!! How did you know?" It was crazy, we were so excited and are now in waiting to meet their identical twin princesses, Madison and Kaitlin!!

Next, we were opening presents on Christmas day and my mom had ordered a new baby doll that came with a stroller, bottle, outfits, etc... When Ellie opened the box, she pulled out TWO babies and TWO of everything that went with the babies!! My mom and I just looked at each other and started laughing!!

There have been many other small things about twins that I have come across and I might just be finding signs because I am looking for them, but sometimes I just get these feelings about things and they happen, so I wanted to write this down before I forget :)

Tonight I got my second order for my new business, Picket Fence Creations and the lady who called said she had twin grandbabies, a boy and a girl. I later found out after becoming friends on Facebook that the twins were delivered by my OB/GYN, small world!!

I was getting my haircut the other day by a new lady and out of nowhere she said, "I just have to tell you about this client I had the other day, she had two sets of twins. Both sets were a boy and a girl" She literally said this out of nowhere and we had never met or even talked about children-RANDOM!! Later I found out that we attend the same church :)

Who knows what the future holds, but I just wanted to document all of these things in case we have a great story to tell in the near future!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Picket Fence Way, here we come!

I really want to document our move to our new house as well as my decorating journey through before and after photos. So, here is a quick post of some before photos that I took during the inspection this week. We are set to close on February 10th!

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved homes that have, not only front porches, but 2-story porches!

Come on in!

Master Bed and Bath

Yes, that is CARPET in the Master Bath, this is one of the first rooms that we will be remodeling :)

Upstairs-open loft area-I am thinking Kids Study!

Bonus Room/Playroom

Screened Porch-my FAVORITE!!

Golf Course and creek/waterfall in our backyard!

Full, finished basement, woohoo!

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are so thankful and grateful for this home that God has provided for us. We know that He is faithful and that His timing is ALWAYS perfect and that He gives us immeasurably more than we can ever ask or imagine, we truly believe that. We pray that this home will be a blessing, not only to our family, but to many others and that it will be filled with love, joy, peace and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We know that this is our temporary "home" and that our most important "home" is with Jesus. I was at a retreat last weekend and we sang a song, one of the verses was, "Holy Spirit, you are welcomed here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere" That is my prayer for our home and I hope that you can all come and visit us real soon!!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Goodbye Training Wheels

There are milestones in our lives that we will always remember! One of those is the first time that you ride your bike without training wheels. It gives you a new sense of freedom and adventure. Brooks got his first big boy bike for Christmas in 2009. My brothers, Uncle Bob (Robert) and Uncle Mike (Michael), got it for him. Uncle Bob rides dirt bikes, so it was only fitting that Brooks' first bike resemble a dirt bike.

The bike was a little too big for Brooks, but he soon grew into it. He turned 5 this summer, so we decided the training wheels needed to come off. After a few days, he was a pro and he has been riding ever since!!

Over the summer, Russ discovered a new found passion for mountain biking and bought himself a nice mountain bike. We live in an unfinished neighborhood, so there are a lot of places to ride around in the dirt, complete with some pretty big hills and trails through the woods. Russ has had a great time seeing Brooks gain the courage to go down the big hills with Daddy!

There have been some really cool scrapes and falls along the way (Brooks, not Russ) while learning to ride with Daddy. It has been fun for me to see the bond that they are forming and the fun that they have together! They really are BEST BUDDIES!!