Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wow. What a Christmas!!

Well MJ, the Girls, and I had an amazing Christmas! We got the BEST. PRESENTS. EVER.

WE started off the holidays at My Mom's house in Canute.. We got down there before the Ice storm came in.. It looked to be worse up in OKC as opposed to Western OK because we didn't get as much while out there.. never lost power, so that was good.. We went down and visited my dad for a little bit too, but we won't have Christmas with him until January 4 because that's when my brother and sister could meet us..

So Santa came to visit the girls and brought them some very cute clothes from Gigi & PaPa, a Minnie Mouse Car, and a bunch of other awesome goodies. Uncle Randy got them Hug Me Elmo Dolls..They were a big fan of those. They love to hug soft stuff.. So they had a great time. MJ and I got money, clothes, I got a Microphone so I can start my Podcasts in the new year.. He got a New OSU jacket..and then Mom got us a chair for the nursery.. Why? Because the nursery chair we originally got is now in the living room, and I don't think MJ is going to give it up.. so we got a glider to go in the Nursery. We had a great time.. Plus mom made Chicken fried steak, fried potatoes, and biscuits and gravy for Christmas dinner.. SO much better than turkey!! Loved it..

ON Christmas Eve we went to Jordan's mom's house. The girls got all kinds of goodies there too.. They got a sweet dog that talks, a walker activity center, two doll babies, and a bunch of other fisher price goodies that they enjoyed. Mj got an awesome dress coat for his fancy new job, and a lot of clothes..and I got a Coach bag and some new charms for the bracelet MJ got me.. (Super cute with little Tzu's on it, and baby shoes for the girls)

After lunch we all headed over to the Christmas Eve Church as Crossings. It is always SO good and this year did not disappoint.. At the end everyone lights candles and its just so magical to be in a room with 2000 other people who Love the Lord and are celebrating him on that special day. The girls did AMAZING at church.. Enjoyed the whole service and were perfectly behaved. Everyone kept telling us how pretty they are.. They like that of course. They also loved the music. Cross bucked and danced, and LL sang along.. She loves to sing. Of course they were dolled up in Christmas dresses.. duh.
 On Christmas Morning MJ and I put out some toys for the girls including a fabulous new car.. They loved this thing. They can sit inside it, pull up on it, and it plays 75 different songs.. as you can see, they were a big fan of their car. We also got them these big stuffed animals that are speakers. You plug your phone into them and then they have a pocket in the back for the phone to rest.. Then the animals play music. LL got a Dog, and Cross got a Hippo. They loved those.. They also got some Maracas. Those have been pretty fun too, but can easily be used as a weapon, so we have to be careful..

For Christmas lunch we went to Jordan's dads house..It was full of fun people and Yummy food.. I got to mix my mashed potatoes with Corn and gravy, which is one of my fav's.. The girls got some cute books there, and a TV/DVD Player! What! I know.. But there are times when MJ and I are NOT going to want to watch Elmo and Sesame street.. or baby Einstein, so we thought it would be a good Idea for them to have their own.. MJ got an XBOX One, which he was super excited about.. because he didn't think he could have one.. So I loved watching his face open it.. I got a Bose Sound Speaker which is freakin awesome and sounds so good. The girls love listening to "Catfish dinna" on it.. lol.. We have been wanting a way to play music in the house, so this was perfect..

ON Friday Mom came up, because I had been missing her pretty bad since I didn't see her on Christmas.. We had a fun time running around.. We took the girls to get their ears pierced.. they didn't love it, I'm not gonna lie.. But Cross was more mad that I was holding down her arm than because they were piercing her ears.. LL cried, but then we showed her a blingy bracelet, and she was over it pretty fast. She LOVES bling..I got them little diamond Studs.

We took the dog babes to the Groomers (Soi's dog grooming) and then got some Dog food (At A1Pet Emporium) and had some delish Cane's Chicken for lunch.. it was a great day. The girls love to shop because people stop them every 3 minutes and tell them how pretty they are.. Well what girl wouldn't like THAT!

Then ON Friday Night our new babysitter ( a fill in for Lapoppins when she needs off and on weekends) Emily came over and baby sat while MJ and I went to see Anchorman 2.. ITs funny. Funny as the first? Prob not, but its sure worth seeing.. And there's a Minotaur in it.. so there's that.

IN other random news.. I've been using essential oils on the girls. Have you heard of this? They had some congestion and we put an oil called "RC" on them.. It cleared it up.. We have been putting an oil called "Thieves" in their diffuser to keep sickness away from them.. Supposedly they used this during the plague days to keep it from getting on you..Is this true? I don't know, but it seems to be working for us. 7 months old and the girls haven't been sick. Praise God for that. I've seen and heard about so many sick babies these days, especially during this season, so I'm so thankful mine have been doing so great. If you are curious about it.. you can check it out here: Young Living Essential Oils Oh, and if you do want to order some, you can say I referred you. I'm not really sure how it works, but you can use 1588623 as the code. I think that works.. We have been massaging the babies with "gentle Baby" and they love that.. and then we got "Exodus" for teething. I like it because its natural, and the oils can be ingested. Its not like going down to the store and buying some random oil..these oils are legit. I drank some Thieves the other day. IT was pretty harsh. I didn't say I recommend drinking them, I said you COULD drink them.. But I did quit coughing after I drank it, so there's that.. I think Whiskey goes down easier though. I may try that next time..

I FINALLY got my freakin hair done today.. I thought Nicole was going to stab me.. I had not had it done since July. JULY. Are you kidding? Yes, I was pretty "Natural" looking.. and not in a good way.. But today I got it done and its fabulous as usual. Thank you Nicole at Changes Hair Salon. I promise not to wait that long again. I'll take a pic tomorrow..

We really just had a great Christmas. So thankful for so many great people in and around our lives.. We are blessed beyond belief. Girls are Healthy, and truly happy babies. People are constantly asking me if they are THAT happy all the time, and the answer is yes. They will sit in the floor for an hour and play by themselves! Its pretty awesome. I'm so proud of them. MJ has had a wonderful spiritual journey this year and that has been amazing to watch as well.. He looked at me yesterday and said "Babe, I'm truly the happiest I've ever been in my life" and there is nothing sweeter to a wife's ears than hearing that.. WE are drinking from our Saucer.. Because our cups have overflowed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas babies

Well I cannot believe that its already Christmas.. That is insane to me. I also cannot believe that the babies are almost 7 months old! Although I love them so much more at this point.. Go ahead and judge me, but I'm not a baby person.. I love the stage they are at now because they are so much fun. They laugh, babble, smile, and do funny stuff. Cross has already realized that she can make people laugh, and she likes to do that. LL has already realized that she likes people to talk sweet to her, and if you do it, she will smile really big. Although LL has started putting on concerts.. which would normally be awesome.. Except she likes to start singing as loud as she can at 4:00 AM.. Yeah.. Save those for the day baby.. 
So we are headed to Canute this weekend to have Christmas with my Canute family. Jordan and I have 4 sets of parents to see over the holidays so to be 'fair' (which is apparently PC to do in Marriages ;) ) His family gets one year, then mine will get the next. This is the first time in my life I will not be with my mom on Christmas day.. I know, I know, call me a baby, but as an Only child to my mom, I miss my mama on Christmas!! So anyway, we are hoping to get down there.. the Weather looks like crap right now, but hopefully we will make it. We will have Christmas with my dad on January 3, because that's the only time we could get my brother, sister, and dad's family can get together.. So LOTS of Christmas Cheer this year!
So I know it will be no surprise for you all to know that my babes ended up on TV.. They were the featured Pic on Channel 9 this morning.. Maybe they will win the contest!

So Everything else is good.. Sleep training is amazing. Cross is now sleeping through the night and its FAN tastic.. We'll see how it goes when she is sleeping in other places. Mom got them two cribs for her house, so hopefully its going to be good. I'll update with all the ridiculous stuff they got over the holidays and how they are spoiled little biscuits at a later date.. gotta get on the road folks! XXOO..Happy Holidays!

Oh yes, and remind me to tell you about spilling meatsauce on Crosslee's legs in the car seat at a Christmas party..thats for next time.. good times.. good times..

Friday, December 6, 2013

I'm Thankful for "Love"

Well I'm happy to say that I started my new job this week. I took a position at Loves Corporate Office as a Special Projects Manager. I started on Monday and I love it. I'm going to be Super busy all the time, but thats what I like, and I love the people and company.. so I'm excited.

WEll.. I've been at it with the birds. AGAIN. Why, why, why do they stalk me? I dont know. Its so weird.. yet it keeps happening so frequently. So this time, I'm hanging out with Lapoppins and the girls and we are getting ready to load up to go get the girls 6 month old shots.. So I walk outside to put the diaper bag in the car, and RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR is a freakin bird. Of course is starts flopping around and acting crazy.. Now keep in mind, Jordan had went out the garage that morning and saw NOTHING. Why? Because the birds aren't after Jordan, they are after me. So after the flopping, I of course freaked out and ran in cussing to Lapoppins.. I'm sure I looked crazy, because she said "Its ok, I'll go check it out".. Thankfully my nanny not only takes care of my girls, she protects me from beastly birds.. So she goes to the garage and what does she find? NOTHING.

So then I start thinking I'm starting to lose it.. Remember it was just a few months ago when I thought a man coming in a door was a bird and went into full defense mode like a psycho, which ended up frightening the man, and making me appear more crazy than I actually am.. So I go back to the garage.. I also find nothing. At this point I'm thinking that the bird is plotting. Its probably hiding under the car and its going to jump out and bite my Achilles tendon and injure me, and then take my life.. But I don't see the bird.. then.. out of the corner of my eye, I see something Blue.. I walk around out of the garage and spot him. HE IS WALKING TO THE FRONT DOOR LIKE I'M GOING TO LET HIM IN THE HOUSE. What is WRONG with this picture!!

Before you see his wing, and try to tell me he's injured, you should know that I'm pretty sure that was fake. Because he flew away, and was gone when we came home. So my guess is that was his ploy to let me in the house.. I didn't..

Then I walk into the guest bathroom a few weeks later to find one of the small windows broken out.. Why? Because a bird was trying to get to me again. Sigh. This seems to be never ending.  I must have some sort of weird bird energy. It's odd.

So the snow came in.. It made the roads pretty terrible, and its very cold, but we are safe & snug in the house.. No worries on that front.

We had a Great Thanksgiving.. The girls had their shots 2 days before and did great. Cross was more mad that they tried to hold her down to look in her ears than she was about the needle in her leg. LL always takes a day to recover from the shots. She's tender and they hurt her feelings.. On Wednesday we headed West for Thanksgiving fun. Being that the girls are 6 months now, that means they got to try real food. Mom had cooked a turkey and pressure cooked the legs.. so she gave them Turkey legs. We like to start them off hillbilly..

Of course they liked them better than anything else.. The other funny thing they loved was TURNIPS. I know, its weird. Their Uncle Randy brought some to cook and they ended up loving them. They loved Noodles, and Londyn loved Cucumbers.. She got really sad if you took away her cucumber. Cross loved Green beans.. Remember I'm not pureeing anything..I'm just giving them real food, and they LOVE it. Its awesome to watch how quickly they pick stuff up and learn in such short amounts of time. Their minds are like sponges! We had a great Thanksgiving and got to visit Gigi & Pawpaw, and Pops and Grammy J, and the girls got to hang out with Cousin Joe and Aunt Lexi.. Cousin Joe is hilarious.. We got to see Cousin Ava too, but not very long. .because the girls were in meltdown mode.. and we had to go home.

We took a few more Christmas Pics so that LL could show off.. If you recall, last time she was kinda schmowy about the whole Christmas Pic situation.. Well this time she was full of Christmas cheer! She enjoyed her Reindeer ears and diaper decor.. They are both sitting up now, and Crosslee is very close to crawling.

In other news of Awesomeness, My twin friends (These other group of awesome twin moms that I met online, Elizabeth, Jackie, Meagan, and Stephanie) sat and listened to me day after day crying about Crosslee not sleeping at night.. They told me I needed to read the "The Sleepeasy Solution" Let me tell you a little story called freakin amazing. Because thats what that book is.. It wasn't really telling me anything I didn't know, but it did tell me the steps I needed to get there.. Night 1, after following the book, I put Cross down, no crying, no protest.. and she slept. All night. What? I know. I know.. Its magic.

Now keep in mind, she was used to taking 4 bottles in the night, so I'm gradually weaning her off those.. but I give her bottles while she is still alseep..not if she wakes up wanting them.. So far she's barely woken up..and if she does, she whines a little bit, and then goes right back to sleep.. ITs been so great. We put her to bed when she starts getting fussy and rubbing her eyes. Lately this has been around 6:30.. then we give her her Owl that she loves, and she hugs him and goes to sleep. MAGICAL.

Now we will have to work on Miss Londyn.. She's a good sleeper, but she sleeps in her Rock and Play and not in her crib, so we are going to start to work on that little ditty tonight.. I'll report back.

I've gotten most of my Christmas shopping down.. Gotten the girls a few toys, and my favorite gift for them is a giant Hippo & a Giant Dog that are Speakers. You plug your Iphone, or your Ipad into them and they can use them to watch movies or listen to music. They are called ipetpals. And I love them.. Perfect gift for them!

Everything else is good. Looking forward to all the new Opportunities at my new job, and an awesome Holiday Season!!