Friday, June 15, 2012

2 turning 2

 YAY for 2- year-old twins!!!!

Bentley was not having that cupcake... PASS!! 
I think this about sums up things for Greyson... he loved everything and so did Bentley. They wanted to sleep with their new backpacks but I had to let them down easy... they already sleep with too much stuff in their cribs as it is (disclaimer, I know it is probably not best practice but it makes for some happy kids). Thanks friends and family for spoiling Bentley & Greyson as well as providing new sources of entertainment. This birthday was so much fun because Greyson and Bentley were so much more interactive and excited to open up presents. It was fun to watch. I think they were unsure as to why they were being showered with all this new stuff but every present they opened, they loved. Thanks again for spoiling these babes up!!!    

Mother's Day

If you can't read Shane's writing, the card reads:

Thank you for giving us these 10 little toes and 10 little fingers, our big blue eyes and our perfect smiles. Thanks for teaching us about life and how to play. Thank you for your patients (Dad does not have very much). Thank you for reading to us, teaching us about Jesus, and how to pray.
We know we can be challenging sometimes but we want you to know that you are the best mother ever. Thank you for not giving up on us.
We love you mama
Greyson & Bentley

Next to the MD's gift card it says: This is for Dr. Pepper when we are tough to handle :)

I loved this card it was so sweet!!! In the background are tracings of Greyson & Bentleys little hands and feet. Shane was so thoughtful. Shane was referencing"not giving up on us" to my persistence in our journey to conceive Greyson & Bentley.

 I went to my brother, Seth's graduation in Portland the Saturday prior to Mother's Day and I came home to this note and flowers and a treat from a local bakery that I love. On Sunday I was able to hang with the chillens while Shane made dinner. It was a really nice and relaxing day.

I love being Greyson and Bentley's mommy. They are the best, wild, crazy, spicy kids out there and I'm glad to call them mine. Thanks for making my life more fulfilling, challenging, and meaningful.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

YAY for employment

Shane took a job with St. Luke's in Boise, Idaho. He will actually be working in Nampa, Id when the new St. Luke's E.R. facility opens in July. He was hired through the nurse residency program We are so excited and feel extremely blessed for the way things have worked out!!! Thank you for all the support and prayers in our behalf. We are feeling extra loved these days.

Easter 2012

Easter happened to fall on my birthday this year so it was fun to share in all the festivities and meaning. We took Bentley and Greyson to Ray's grocery store for an easter egg hunt on Saturday. Initially I thought that it would be a lot of fun but when we got there I felt it was going to be too competitive and chaotic but it all worked out. Each age group was lined up in accordance with an aisle assigned so we went to the isle for 0-3 year olds and it was packed and we were behind everyone but as they allowed kids to proceed forward and look for eggs they were all to excited to look at the end of the isles and so it worked out great because Greyson and Bentley had so much fun just hanging back and having access to all the eggs left behind. So we were there for just a bit and then Greyson and Bentley had enough to share with the late comers which was fun.

 We told the to kiss so they could be posed for a picture... so stinking cute!!!
Here are their goodies from the Easter bunny 

 I love that Greyson has his Car's flannel pj top over his other pi's..  he might be a fan.


Birthday celebrations

Shane and I both had birthday's in April. They were more low key than usual considering we are unemployed and living at my mom's currently (wow that just sounds so sad). Greyson and Bent helped us open our presents and showered us with some extra loves. My mom's neighbor Elaine, who we have adopted into our family and love to death happens to be a fantastic cook. She made Shane decorative cookies on a stick all fancy like. We let the kid's share in the yummy goodness and they loved it. She also made me a scarf and it is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!

April 6th...

April 8th...

Greyson's first haircut

Greyson's hair was getting a little grubby right before we moved so I decided to bribe him with a sucker, stick him in his highchair and give him a haircut. It was a little more challenging than anticipated. I ended up having to let Greyson out and follow him around the apartment while simutaneously getting hair everywhere which I have a hair fetish and can barely tolerate cutting in the first place. I cut Shane's hair and I swear it will be the demise of our marriage. Anyway, pretty immediately I regretted cutting Greyson's hair... he looked too grown up and it made me sad. I can't believe that I've already given him a second hair cut since.

 Bentley was situated nearby for moral support... she is a far way from her first haircut.

I realized that I didn't take a picture immediately afterwards... maybe there is a reason for that.

old pics

I forgot to post some of these pics but they are from the beginning of the year. 
 This is us right before we went out on New Year's to celebrate. 
 A little bath time action!!

 These outfits were given to Bentley and Greyson from their aunt Christine and family. They look adorable. I can't believe how much hair Bentley has gotten since December/ January.
Irresistible... I think yes!!

Greyson and Bentley were so very busy while we were packing. Thankfully some of our awesome friends in Portland helped out so we could power through without helping hands.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


At the end of January we moved from Portland to Bend. Shane studied really hard during the month of February and passed his boards so we are now currently looking for a job. The market seems a bit saturated right now but I'm sure something will work out soon. In the mean time it has been nice to spend time together as a family. Here are a bunch of random pictures since we have been in Bend.

Bentley is sporting her first pigtails... because her hair is so long and getting into her face (i wish)! She was so proud of her new do.
 Greyson and Bentley are giving themselves a bath with wipes.... way to make great use of our $$$.
 So proud of herself!!!
 Greyson knows he is oh so impressive... look at his little tongue hanging out.
Greyson and Bentley have been able to take advantage of this crazy Central Oregon weather.... snow & then two day's later temperatures in the high 50's/ low 60's... so GREAT!!
 Tandem basket ride
Greyson & Bentley love my dad's scooter although the only thing they have been able to do is sit on it.
Was your breakfast as good as Greyson & Bentley's????

We took Bentley & Greyson swimming one afternoon and this is Bentley's new swimsuit cover that she is slightly obsessed with.
 Greyson has discovered CARS (the movie) and I don't think that his life will ever be the same.
Bentley was insistent on wearing this little number. I'm a little worried that she has this strong of an opinion already about what she wears. I don't mind that she picks out her clothes but man the attitude that sometimes comes with it (not so lovely). Greyson has shown a real liking for his burnt orange jacket which we can sometimes pry off him.

Greyson and Bentley love using their play strollers to push each other around. I am sure they are going to break any day.