Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Jeffery Gitomer On choosing happiness. What’s your choice?
After is a self-defeating word. It robs you of the present, and resigns you to wait without taking any action.....

You convince yourself that life will be better after an event: After you get married, after you have a baby, after you get a new house, after you take a vacation, after you come back from vacation, after summer is over, or some other action-procrastinating “after.” .....

Your life will always be filled with challenges, barriers, and disappointments. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Alfred Souza said, “For a long, long time it had seemed to me that I was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”....

Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until after you quit smoking, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get your new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until the first or the fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you win the lottery, or until the cows come home to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

The whole article by Jeffery Gitomer can be found at:

Jeffery Gitomer is one of the most inspirational people ever and his email this week really hit home so I thought I would share... Anyone else ever feel like they are waiting to be happy? I know Darrell and I have this conversation alot... when school is over or when work slows down, or yada yada yada we'll really be able to enjoy __________.  

Well the weather is unbelievably gorgeous here, we're leaving for Texas on Friday for six. teen. days., the babies are the cutest things that I have ever laid my eyes on, we got to spent the whole long weekend together.... what are we waiting for? The time to be happy is now, right? I'm done waiting, who's with me?

Friday, May 15, 2009


Sorry for going MIA on ya for a little while! If this blog could just automatically update anytime I thought something was blog worthy we would be in business. 

Ready for updates are ya? Well, pull up a chair and lets chat.

#1.) Devin has teeth now too!
His came through about 3 days after Dane's and I managed to get a better shot of his without any injuries. Also my elbow is finally feeling better in case you were wondering but I'm still a little gun shy when it comes to sitting in that office chair.
#2.) The coolest thing I never expected! The boys "made" me artwork at daycare...it totally made my day. 
#3.) Did I mention the boys are in daycare now? It's a lovely place - we were so lucky that they had two openings when we were ready. They are LOVED there and I think it's probably because they nap like it's their jobs. I am sure they get worn out playing with all the other kids, yada yada, yada... but holy goodness sometimes they take two 3 hours naps! I can assure you this has NEVER happened at home. 
Main play room
Back play room
Dining room with the high chairs where the boys will be eating when they start solids in...oh...15 days!

Where they take their marathon naps. Sheesh.

#4.) Our friends, Lauren and Evan, (who are officially the boy's God Parents now!) came to Portland for wedding planning and got to see the babies.  It was a fun trip we went wine & champagne (yum!) tasting and had dinner at Rogue Brewery downtown.
Evan putting his "man purse" on Dane.
Group photo minus Devin.
Dane taking a break from eating Lauren's hair to show off his man purse.
Dane flirting.
Trying to eating the purse.
Dane and Lauren.
Dane and Lauren again, but this time the photographer was aiming.
Evan hoping that Dane doesn't spit up on his purse.
And finally some camera love for Devin.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dane has teeth!

So yesterday we discovered that baby boy is cutting some teeth! His bottom two front teeth are coming in, how cool is that!?! Devin is definitly acting like he is teething as well (drooling, chewing on his hands, and very irritable) but nothing coming through the gums yet. 

I tried to get a picture of Dane's teeth and ended up busting my butt! I was sitting in our office chair which has wheels and I had Dane in my lap. I leaned back to get a better angle and the chair flipped! It was scary and I'm pretty sure I broke my elbow. I have no teeth pictures to show for it either so this one will have to do...