A SMILE IS WORTH…

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Seeing these beautiful smiles makes every long day at work worth it. These little beauties hold my heart so completely that it takes my breath away.

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SOMETIMES THEY FALL ASLEEP AT CHURCH

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Sometimes, some blissful times, these two little monkeys of mine give me the best Sunday present of all. They fall asleep. At church.

It is amazing to hold a sleeping baby while listening to the messages of the Lord’s servants. I remember being newly weds of two-ish years, baby hungry and longing with all my heart to start our own family. My sweet friend would let me hold her sleeping baby all through Sunday school and I remember feeling so close to the Spirit during those meetings. While staring lovingly and longingly at that perfect little bundle of joy. Smelling her sweet baby smell, feeling her soft baby breathing. It filled my heart with such joy and happiness that I was remiss to return her at the end of the meeting, and impatient to return the following week.

When we finally had our own babies the same feelings of joy and closeness with the spirit ¬†were apparent in my life. I didn’t think it was possible to become even more close until we brought the twins home [Read more...]

HE RAN THROUGH THE SPRINKLERS WITH SUCH GLEE

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Do you remember the first time you ran through the sprinklers? Allowing the cold, harsh water to splash your face while running and jumping about with such glee that you’d think it was Christmas morning.

Quinn had his first opportunity just the other day. And he ate it up, like all kids should. With 95*+ weather for the past three days our sprinklers have been turning on around 6pm to help keep the grass cool. Just at the same time we decided to take a quick dip in the pool to keep ourselves cool.  [Read more...]

SOME DAYS ARE JUST BETTER AT THE PARK

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Between all the teething, three year old-ing, and other random bits of drama we’ve been having these days I’m finding a great deal of solace in the parks. The freedom to let them loose and explore the world of textures, colors, tastes and smells around them. The interaction of the varying cultures and languages that the Bay Area brings and the beauty of the outdoors have kept my heart and soul alight. These babies are beautiful. These babies are my world. These babies hold my heart in ways that I didn’t know were possible until becoming a mother.

The phrase ‘quality time, not quantity’ keeps running through my head and I feel those words so deeply lately that the moments of crazy simply slide on by with a shrug and a sigh, while I soak in the moments of silly tickles, pillow fights and giggle fests.
Quality time.
Not quantity.
Those are the moments they will remember, forever.

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