|Day after they were born. First time together outside the womb.|
|1 year old = Front Facing Carseats!!!|
|They love food! Especially corn dogs (Birthday Dinner)|
These babies have been my inspiration to really take time to sit down and write about our lives in a journal, albeit a journal for everyone to read, but a journal nonetheless. I truly love to write. It has been hard for me the last few months because of how busy I have been, and that is why my "posts" have been mostly pictures as of late. Luckily for me, but un-luckily for you, I am on my 2 week vacation from all things dental school, and I have nothing but time (after the kids go to bed anyway)! So, with all this time on my hands, where do I start?
|The kids approximately 1 year ago|
|The kids today|
|Anderson Day 1|
|Anderson 1 Year|
|Bennett Day 1|
|Bennett 1 Year|
Taya: Miss Emotional. I had no idea what was in store with a girl. If she doesn't get her way within about 0.1 seconds, "it" hits the fan if you know what I mean. She has a way of crying that makes you think that she is dying, this death cry has actually been since day 1. She definitely has me wrapped around her little finger though, that girl is the cutest little thing that I have ever seen, when she smiles, my heart just melts and I want to hold that little girl forever, and her laugh is intoxicating. She is stubborn though, she will not do what she does not want to do. She will jump out of your arms if she doesn't want to be held, and crawl away from you if she wants to be left alone. She is deathly afraid of Ethan, which is kind of funny because as soon as he starts to come near her, she will scream and cry. I love that little daughter of mine, I am grateful that she will have 2 brothers her same age to keep the boys in check!
|Taya Day 1|
|Taya 1 Year|
|Taya loves her Cabbage Patch Doll|
Emily's two cents: So glad year one is done. It feels truly momentous. We feel as though we have accomplished something unique and hard. One of our family motto's is "We can do hard things." This year has been a testament to the truth of that statement. This year has been plain hard. From having the babies to waiting to hear about dental school, to moving and adjusting and still just surviving day to day. Today has been very ponderous for me. I keep thinking back to where I was exactly a year ago. Dang, I was scared and excited and anxious and a variety of other emotions. I remember wanting so badly to see the little babies after I delivered them but not being able to see them for 8 hours. Torture!! Looking back at the pictures from the NICU makes my heart swell. Today I have also been thinking how I feel so done with having kids and then I look at the pictures of my babies and think, oh, I could do that again. So sweet and so amazing to feel the God-given feelings of nurturing and motherhood. I love these little tykes. They are so exhausting but have given our lives so much meaning. Love you babies!