Ray Bans. Check.
Famous Red Shoes. Check!
Need I say more. I may have even worn the red shoes to the beach!
On our way back to states cleaned up and all purdy with our famous motto "what goes on on the island--stays on the island".
For my family who reads my blog, no I have no shame. We all have a past (you included--you know who you are) I for one can laugh at myself. I enjoy life to it's fullest.
Now I must go make my rounds.....happy reading.
Someone asked recently if I would share our adoption story. I must admit I was a bit stunned then flattered. I mean, someone wanted to know our story. I've never thought of us as all that interesting(yes, jaded and sarcastic--me that is) or exciting so I guess I was a surprised. We're like so many other families. Dysfunctional. Don't hide your head in the sand. We all have our problems. Even the best of families. Some not as noticeable as others. But we manage to get through the day with a smile and in some cases a bwaha bwaha. Some days are fucking harder than others. That's why wine was invented....for mommy. *wink*
For those of you who don't know I married the boy next door. Yes, it's true. Back Street Boys with the sheer babe factor. He was more than I'd hoped for in a partner and lover. No need to go there.... We began our friendship as friends. Just friends. After all he was 10 years my junior. But he became much more than that. My confidant. My companion. And yes, my friend. We did everything together. He even tagged along as I did my Christmas shopping. This before I knew that he was Jewish. I adored him. Still do. The love was just so natural. I knew I would be his wife long before he did. What I didn't expect after so many years of being single and alone was that we would not be able to conceive our own children. For anyone who has experienced this you know all too well the feeling of loss for something you've never had. A real emptiness. After many, many test and the results always the same, "inconclusive" my doctor told me what I already suspected. My time had passed. I had expired eggs. Damn old effin' eggs. I had left my first marriage almost 10 years earlier just barely 30 because he didn't desire to have children. Now here I was with the man I loved and I couldn't give him children. I was not prepared for this. I didn't expect not to have my own children.
We spent all evening on the phone calling family and friends. My neighbors threw a baby shower that would put most bridal showers to shame. Champagne, chocolate fountain. They bought everything. Literally everything.
If you asked me did we expect to be matched with twins I would have to tell you "not at all". Were we surprised. Damn straight! Were we excited? Beyond belief. Life is not anything what it once was but I would not trade what I have for anything in this big wide world. I feel like the luckiest woman on this earth. I have great kids, and I have a husband that is truly out of this world and I have her.
So, there you have it..... that's my story...be careful for what you ask for your wishes just may come true. Mine have. You ask, do I remember? I'll never forget. For the record she was right. She always is. For the record if you are lucky enough to know someone like her count your blessings. Thank you sweet friend.
Enjoy pictures of my babies. It doesn't get much cuter than this.
Reining "rodeo" champs!
Family Foto Fun Friday Challenge #36
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a link and a comment here before 6/29/07.
This week's photo challenge is "Wild Wild West". Want to play? Here are the very simple rules. Ok, I have to fess up we don't have any "wild wild west" fotos of the girls, however someone was good enough to provide fotos of my girls while visiting on her farm, I don't remember these being taken...were we sipping the good stuff? Actually, I don't remember being there either when I think about it. Hmmmm...
Next time we're at our favorite petting farm maybe I'll see if I can get the girls in the saddle! I'm guessing this is what the little monkeys would look like all saddled up and ready to ride! Cute....
latency (Time it takes in between shots. For example I want to be able to take several in a row without much lag time)
Start-up time (how long it takes your camera to get ready for that first shot after it's been sitting in standby mode)
movie option-it has to be able to take short video clips
Sooo...if any of you have a camera with all these features, PLEASE tell me what kind of a camera it is and the round about price. Thanks!!!
Ok, so I let the cat outta the bag. I know some will be roasting your arse off, no not to be mistaken for mine.....buckle up babe it's gonna get bumpy. They do love you doll.
Today my friend is your birthday. Not quite the big one but still reason to celebrate 36 effing years on this big universe. You look mah-velous! I only wish I were there with you uncorking a favorite bottle of wine or two and sitting up until the wee hours laughing and telling stories. I know I have told you before but I feel so lucky to have you in my life. My world. Fortunate. People do come into our lives for a reason. You were my reason. You were there for me during the tough times. The dark times. You are still here with me. You are the one who taught me how to scrap book. Make a life book for my babies. Long distance. You were patient with me... oh so patient. I'm laughing at my insecurity of attempting it the first time. You held my hand and assured me that it would be great. It was.
I know when I'm having one of those days you're the one I want to talk to. You always have a way of making everything alright. You so get me. With you there is no judging. Oh, yeah there was that time... You are kind and compassionate and a terrific mom and wife. You are able to easily laugh at yourself and also you can admit when you're wrong although that happens so rarely. True my friends.
I know from many discussions how much you adore your babies and fm. I also know that he loves you more than China. Lucky you.....You hit the "jack-pot" with fm.
Sen, you are more than a friend to me you are like family. You are a sister to me. If I could have any wish come true it would be that you and I lived much closer together. My wish to you is that you have the best dang spankin' birthday ever. I love you ---- Rony
Now let the good times begin! Happy Birthday!!!
from one of the many playgrounds that me and my entourage frequented.
No hangin' here, and look thighs don't touch! I want that body back!
Thank g-d for that smart intelligent woman who invented "Spanx". Truly after my heart. Someone who gets it. No jiggle what so ever and what's even better tucks, and sucks it all in. I don't know that I would be wearing it with my swim suit(yuk-yuk-yuk) or that I would dare brave it and put a thong on my rear today --- but I can still feel good about myself! Ok, ladies... pull out your skeleton's! Steffie first...Crazylady needs no encouraging.
Momma and her babies seek out yet another petting farm.
I'm a city girl really a beach girl but damn do I love my barn yard friends. I've even been quoted recently as telling dh who is nutty for me(ha-ha) that I want a goat--as a pet! His only response was "will it mow the lawn"? At least he was listening. Hmmmmm...pictures of us at yet another animal farm....yes, I drive around looking for farms. The girls were so sweet feeding the animals. I think the owner of the farm may have been a little more than excited when we finally packed up our things and left. I'm sure there was a brief moment where he asked himself if we were moving in! Katie and Abbey drained all the Sanitizer dispensers in the time we were there. They really should raise those higher than 3 feet tall! Especially when your target audience is only 3 feet tall. Shzzzz.
I don't want to hear any 'guff' about my barn attire! I thought we all looked stunning. The animals loved us too. Had nothing to do with the red bucket I was carrying either. We even helped herd the animals back in the corral. I think I know what I want to be when I grow up......secret agent ya need any help?!
By the way, my camera broke, so until I get a new one (hopefully this week) there won't be any new ones. Here are a few of Kate though from Amy's camera.
We wanted to play this one as we gotta lot of love to share.....and some great "love" shots!Girls "loving" on one another and for a change not fighting, pinching, and hitting. *sigh*.
Mommy (no, that is not a beached whale!) and babies day at the pool.
Jeff and I on our way to meet our daughter's for the first time. I think that was the last time I wore lipstick!
Mommy trying to figure out how to feed two at a time? What you don't see here in the foto I too was eating...multi-tasking.
This was the way to travel! They couldn't get away from us strapped to us like the "Una-bomber".
Mommy and babies opening gifts on their birthday.
gave them mommies address labels.
The babies and I played on the deck for an hour and then I gave them a bath and put them to bed while daddy mowed the lawn. I think he needed to release some steam..
Today is your day. It's an important day! To recognize all that you do and the qualities you possess. To say thank you for being such a wonderful daddy and husband.
Iknow it seems like we are always running barely enough time for a quick"peck" before flying out the door. Always on the go. But today I want you to know how lucky I feel to have you in my life. How fortunate I feel that you are the father of my children.
There are so many things about you that make me so proud. Your intelligence, humor, devotion, understanding, and most of all your compassion You make me so proud to call you my husband. I love you honey. Happy father's day. Love Rony
Today is your birthday. Where has the time gone? As I sit here and ponder about all the things I love most about you, I realize there are so many, but these are my favorites. They make my heart melt.
I love the sound of your little feet as you race down the hall squealing and chasing one another.
I love how your little faces light up when your daddy walks through the door. Simply magical.
I love when you climb into my lap giggling and laughing with your sweet baby breath. I love your wickedly cute infectious funny little laughs.
I love listening to you in the morning sing your ABC's at the top of your lungs.
I love how you laugh and babble at one another in your cribs in the morning.
I love when you crawl up in mommy and daddy’s bed for extra snuggle time in the morning with Barney and Pinky. My heart could just explode.
I love it when you call Maggie "Mo-Mo". Ahh, so sweet.
I love the way you take mommies face in your little chubby hands and give big wet hugs and kisses.
I love it when Daddy says "who loves daddy" and you both scream "meeeeeeeeeee". I love when you're playing outside and hear an airplane, stop and look up and say "bye-bye airpwane, bye-bye" and blow kisses.
I love it that you two will always have one another. Sisters. Forever.
I love how you give one another big kisses and say "I wuv you Ta-tie- I wuv you Abbey" and hug each other.
I love when you crawl up in my lap and say "hug, mommy" for no reason other then to be held and kissed.
I hope you never get tired of mommy’s kisses and hugs. But most of all, I am so happy and proud to be your mommy. I hope you always know how much your daddy and I wanted and prayed for you two precious babies. We love you more than anything in this world. No matter how big you get you will forever always be my little babies.
Today is someone we have all grown fond of in the last few months or for some who have had the honor of knowing her for years. Lucky you. I've only come into her life as of very recently. I find her to be inspirational, loving, a great mom and oh-so proud of her children and loving husband. Yes she does make me laugh too. *wink* (hope you don't mind I stole this foto from your home while I was ruffling through your drawers) Please join me in raising your glass to wish Steffie the happiest of all birthdays and to many, many more.
This is the "love" nest where man-boy and woman make "whoppi". Yes, we have a fireplace in our bedroom however we need no heat!
Our Kitchen. This is where I work my "magic". Most meals are eaten here. Depend upon who's home things in the kitchen can get a little warm too.
Daddy's mini guitar collection minus the "Gator". This is where he serenades mommy.
The "man-cave". Gator games are watched from here during season with daddy's "man" friends. Doing what else? Farting watching the "Gators and eating Burrito Brother's taco's(shipped in from Gainesville every season)all while e-mailing one another from their lap tops. Hmmm, maybe lm (loving man) has a blog and hasn't shared with me or an on-line romance?!
Our family room. If you look real hard you can probably find the laptop shoved under the couch! We spend all of our time in this room. Picture was taken b.c. (before children) It never looks like this. Even after cleaning lady..
Our Dining Room. I especially love the chairs as they are ginormous . For my families large curvaceous bum's.
My babies nursery. I love this room the best, when babies are sleeping.....
I have tagged the following:
Crazylady (I want all of you to experience the beauty that she and fm built with their own hands-extraordinaire).
Steffie B. (I've been dying to be invited in for a drink....ok so I'm nosey. So show me the goods momma-seta).
Dragon Slayer (The nudie shots have me so curious, plus I want to see what you have hangin' on your walls).
Diana (not to be forgotten one of our favorite talented twin mommies)
Get out your white gloves...I'm on my way....