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The day I said "I do" I married the love of my life and the United States Navy. Since then we have been enjoying the life that the Navy has offered us. This is the story of my days as a wife, stay at home mom of 3 , dog wrangler, and coordinator of our crazy lives!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Catching Up and a Gender Reveal!

I realize I have been MIA lately, but with working, "moving", and dealing with the every day around here -- everything else has pretty much fallen to the wayside.. Also, as you may have noticed...totally dropped the ball on finishing the 30 day challenge.

We are finally getting settled in our new house in Connecticut. Ed managed to get rid of most of the boxes (by randomly sticking things in closets). He informed me earlier that tomorrows goal is to completely finish unpacking and putting things away. So not going to happen. We do, however, need to get the spare room finished, as my mother in law is coming to visit over Memorial Day weekend and, as of this moment, she will be sleeping on a bed without sheets or pillows and will have to climb over baby clothes and boxes to get around. Charming, right?

Speaking of baby clothes....we officially know the gender of the twins. If you know me in real life or are friends with me on facebook/instagram you may already know all of this, but...**drumroll**...

The twins are BOTH girls! I bought them these coordinating clothes to tell Ed. He seems to be coming to terms with it, but I am still slightly in shock. To be honest, the entire thing is a bit surreal. It doesnt matter that I have seen both of them on the ultrasound, have heard their hearts beat, and now can feel them both move...it still does not register that they are going to hand me TWO babies in the hospital. If I think too much about it I am going to get completely overwhelmed, so, moving on.

Speaking of overwhelmed. I cannot even believe how daunting it is to shop for two girls! I have always been excited to buy girl clothes. Boys are fun to dress, but oh the ruffles and tutus and cuteness that is girl clothes! It all seems so lovely...until you have to buy two of everything. Do you buy the exact same thing? Do you buy the same thing in two different colors? Do you buy one of everything and just buy a lot? The decisions are becoming too much. The above dresses are literally the only thing I have purchased. I have picked clothes out a couple of times and end up stressing myself out so much by the end that I dont buy anything. I know. First world problems. I am hoping to order some things online this weekend while Carters is having a sale, because, really, why dont I need more stuff to put away?

I have been seeing a fetal medicine doctor and have been adding to my twin knowledge...stay tuned!

In the mean time, here is a super cute picture of the little boy who made me a mommy!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

April Cara Box

Cara Box is an awesome idea designed by Kaitlyn over at Wifessionals that pairs up bloggers with other bloggers and gives them the chance to get to know each other -- and spoil each other with swag! Every month has a theme and after getting paired with two other bloggers, you participate in a box swap that goes along with the theme. If you are interested in learning more about it, check it out here.

I participated for the first time in April and am way behind in talking about the box I received. I guess thats what happens when you are moving, dont have internet, and then have to unpack all of the fun goodies you got!

I was paired up with the fabulous Jessica over at A Different Kind of Plan. Her blog is so hysterical and she is beyond the sweetest girl! I received the following "green" items from her:

(Please disregard the background...if you saw the rest of my house you
would understand that this is, ultimately, the best option)
My box included (from left to right) 3 flowers to plant (daisies, sunflowers, and poppies), an ErbaOrganics kit for the mommy-to-be (soooo sweet!), a travel mug, all natural mascara and concealer, and a bar of lemon poppy bath soap. Folks, this bath soap...its no joke. It smells like heaven in bar form. I am considering taking a pinterest approach and turning it into liquid soap so that I can enjoy it at every sink in my house. An the erbaorganics...I die over the sweetness! It's got stretch mark remedies, bath soak, and leg and foot refresher. And this momma -- needs all of the above!

Go over and check out Jessica's blog and say hello...you wont be sorry!

I sent my box to Amy at Taking Steps Home. She was so fun to get to know too, and if you want to see what I got her you can hop on over there too!