He is Always by My Side


I take a lot of pictures of the kids and when I look through my image catalog there are so many pictures of Juliana and Ruslan laughing and showing their personality. I have fewer pictures of Wyatt and it’s not because I don’t spend much time with him. In fact I spend a lot . . . → Read More: He is Always by My Side

The One About Not Having Any More Babies


I wrote this the first week of September, but then Ruslan was injured and all of my focus was on him so I never got around to hitting publish.


When I was pregnant with the boys I made them write on my chart that I wanted my tubes tied. This was at my . . . → Read More: The One About Not Having Any More Babies

We’re on a Boat


When friends of ours invited us out on their boat last weekend, I said yes immediately.  A weekend afternoon relaxing on the river sounded like a great idea.  Then I started to think about the potential issues – what if the boys hate/are scared of the boat? what if they freak out over the life . . . → Read More: We’re on a Boat

Flower Girls – 1977 and 2010


Don’t I look like the sweetest child on earth compared to diva girl?

For reference, in the 1977 picture I am about 6 months older than Juliana is now.  I showed this picture to Juliana today and she made a comment about her flower girl dress being better than mine.  I responded by . . . → Read More: Flower Girls – 1977 and 2010

Hair and Nails

Last Friday my mom took Juliana for a manicure – now she has had as many professional manicures as I have had in my life – that would be 1.  My mom was sitting next to Juliana having her nails done as well.

When asked what color she wanted – “Rainbow”.  My mom . . . → Read More: Hair and Nails

Kennywood – June 2009

We went to Kennywood today – the weather was beautiful and the park was not crowded – short lines for most of the rides. The boys were with us, but their only ride was in the stroller. Juliana went on a few rides in Kiddyland and was bored…she is into the big rides now. . . . → Read More: Kennywood – June 2009

Last Week of Preschool

Last week was the final week of preschool for the year. She will be spending the summer at the school’s childcare program and back for 4-yr preschool in the fall.

In the last few days, they went on a field trip to the zoo – she was so excited in her purple and pink, . . . → Read More: Last Week of Preschool

Life Changes Fast

Just over one year ago, the week before my birthday, I made a comment to Scott about turning 35 and he quickly replied that I was already 35 and I would be 36 that weekend. I felt like I had lost a year of my life…not quite as dramatic as it sounds. At this . . . → Read More: Life Changes Fast

6 Weeks

Where does the time go? I can’t believe that they are 6 weeks old already and my maternity leave is halfway over.

It is much easier to tell the boys apart in pictures now, because Ruslan is always wearing a bib. He has reflux and spits up huge amounts of his food – we . . . → Read More: 6 Weeks

The Past 2 Weeks at Home

The days go by so quickly between feedings, diaper changes and short naps when I try to take care of the other household activites. And that is with my mom here from 7:45 am to 10:00 pm every day…she goes back to work next week. Here’s what the boys have been up to the . . . → Read More: The Past 2 Weeks at Home