Thursday, December 31, 2009

Counting my blessings


This time last year, we celebrated New Years in a hospital where our babies were in the NICU.  At that time, imagining living a normal life with babies outside of a hospital seemed like only a dream.

This year, we are celebrating a year full of joy, laughter, and many memories with two perfect, happy, and healthy 1 year olds.  Praise the Lord!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

so spoiled

I have been fortunate enough that basically my entire adult career, I have been completely and utterly spoiled by my employers.  The companies I've worked for have had the motto of "work hard. play hard." and to both, I can do quite well.

Along with the "regular" perks of movies, trips, warm meals, cool gadgets etc. there are also a few other "perks".  If the kitchen doesn't have something you really want? Just ask for it, and pretty much soon thereafter, tadaa!

A friend and I went out shopping during lunch one day and we stopped at Williams Sonoma to pick up some gifts for Christmas.  And when it happened. I smelled the peppermint hot chocolate. Mammas. And then after I tried it? I was hooked.  That was some good fancy hot chocolate there! The taste and the smell lingered with me back to the office where I made my special request for peppermint hot chocolate.  Later that day, one of the guys came to my desk and told me he looked all over and couldn't find any peppermint hot chocolate so he got me some hot chocolate and some peppermint syrup to make one. Great! And then...I mentioned how I had seen some at Williams Sonoma.  An hour later, he walked by my desk waving a bag from Williams Sonoma.


And now, I am sitting here sipping on the most yummy peppermint hot chocolate ever.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Aloha ʻOe

Sunset in Maui

About a month ago, we went for a nice long restful vacation in Maui.  The weather was absolutely perfect and warm, the beaches and waterfalls were amazing, and the best part? The kids were perfect little angels and had a blast playing on the beach, swimming in the ocean (more like floating in their floaties), and playing in the pool.  My little miss was so happy and brave she even wanted to go through the waterfalls with me. 

Love. Love. Love. Maui.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


This morning, my dear hubby woke me up at my usual unheard of wakeup time.  In my half asleep state, I said to him, "Can't you see I'm covered in oil? Why aren't you helping me??"

Apparently I talk in my sleep. And this isn't the first time.

In fact, almost every other night, I ask my hubby for a sweatshirt or pair of socks and when asked what kind of sweatshirt I'd like or which pair of socks, I specify. And yet, I never remember any of this.

I have also once sat up in bed shouting profanities and another time stuck my arm out, smiled, and air petted my dog saying "awww max".

Hey, gotta keep life exciting.