Prior to this blog, prior to marriage and prior to the twinsanity that I now call my life, life was quite different for me. When you visit this blog, you won’t find me writing much about my life pre-twins – I hope that’s okay. Why? You ask. Because life with twins changes everything and my life pre-multiples is now just a dizzy, distant memory. And while it’s true that life years ago may have been a little more glamorous, the life I live now is a whole lot more rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I’m glad you’ve stopped by...there’s a really strong chance that I won’t offer anything extraordinary here, but by the same token there is also the possibility that you will experience a taste of the adventures, challenges and many joys that come with my life with twins. Hopefully that will be enough to bring you back here again.
Monday, August 31, 2009
The happy couple. Why am I so smiley? I think it was the margaritas...I can't remember when the last time it was that I had a margarita before this party...if I weren't on mommy duty, I might have even had more!
Awwwwe. Love this picture of our girls! I adore seeing them hugging and loving each other in pictures like this.
The birthday girl, Devyn. Love this picture too. It's as if she's thinking to herself - the toys, the people, the cake - you mean to tell me that it's all for me?!
The birthday party was a great time for all of us. Good food, good company, good times!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Also, there is a birthday party in the afternoon/evening for one of my friend's little girls. It's always fun getting together with girlfriends and their little ones and Paige and Taylor always have so much fun playing with other little people just like them. Even better yet, I always have such fun watching them play and interact with their little peers. Oh, oh, oh, and we also happened to spend a day at the park with this same friend and her little girl earlier in the week, so hanging out with them AGAIN two times in one week is a real treat for all of us!
Mike is also home this weekend! YES! Usually he's gone at least one of the days over the weekend with "the boys" - golfing...or poker night...or fishing. Then again, there are many other times when he's holed up in his office over the weekend catching up on his work - he's such a hard worker and such an awesome provider to his family. But, not this weekend, he's ours all ours this weekend. YES! I'm really looking forward to a little extra family time this weekend with him and with all of us.
The effort actually began today in Sacramento, California and will travel eastward, building momentum as the tour reaches its final destination: the big 09.12.09 Taxpayer March on Washington D.C. At each stop, the tour will highlight the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher taxes, more spending and greater government interference in the lives of American business and families. The tour will end with a rally in Washington D.C. on September 12th when Congress is expected to be moving health care legislation through the House and Senate. The primary focus: health care legislation that many fear will further erode many of their personal freedoms and further cripple an already fledgling economy.
Our family attended the Tea Party Express event today in downtown Sacramento, and we were among thousands of other Americans gathered together to voice our peaceful opposition to the excessive size of government, the idea that government is making decisions that it shouldn't have a role in making about people's personal lives, including healthcare decisions. You might recall that I also wrote briefly about some of the specific local issues that are facing Californians in a recent blog posting...you can backtrack to that posting by simply clicking here: http://ashley-twinsanity.blogspot.com/2009/08/government-is-not-solutionit-is-part-of.html (Many of these issues that I highlighted in this previous blog posting were under discussion today in downtown Sacramento.)
A view of the coast to coast tour route for the Tea Party Express (graphic courtesy of http://www.teapartyexpress.org/index.html)