Welcome to my blog - it's like a diary only better. This is my soapbox containing a collection of my thoughts and the experiences of my life raising twins.

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.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Puppy Love

Dog parks are awesome in California! This week, I took our dog Tukker to exercise and play off-leash at a nearby dog park. Tukker is as much a part of our family as Paige and Taylor - heck she's like a 3rd child really - but too often, Tukker plays second fiddle to the twins.
Now, call me crazy, but I gotta' tell you I REALLY LOVED taking Tukker to the dog park - just she and I - while the twins were at preschool. For the first time in a long time, I watched Tukker enjoy a little canine companionship and play. I watched her lounge out in the puppy pools, splash in the mud puddles, run through the sprinklers and I loved every moment of it! Tukker even met 2 other puppies that day, believe it or not, named Tukker too!
The look of a tired, content puppy after much play and splashing in the pools!

What can I say...Tukker loves water!
The 3 Tukkers - Yes, all 3 of us, complete strangers, discovered that each of our dogs were named Tukker. Every time one of us would call our dog, all 3 would come running! It was very cute. We decided to get a picture of the 3 Tukkers together at their puppy play-date at the park.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bragabout Friday

Bragabout Friday. It's all about boasting about my kids, which actually is what I pretty much do here every time I have a post, and I certainly don't reserve my bragging to just Fridays. Even so, in the blogging community, Fridays are commonly designated as 'Bragabout Friday' so in the spirit, I offer the following post.
Paige and Taylor spent an afternoon not too long ago creating their very first hydropower renewable energy science kit. Their daddy is well-acquainted with hydropower as an energy source since his work is dedicated to exploring the power of water as well as the generation of hydroelectric power. Naturally, it was the perfect project for daddy and daughters to work on together!

Taylor familiarizes herself with the tubing while Paige sorts the small and large frames for the hydropower station.

Paige and Taylor compete over who gets to manage the tubing for the project. And, seriously, they could have cared less about the lessons of how water can travel through a system of connections using these tubes, also known as communicating vessels.

The struggle over the tubing continues...
Meanwhile, daddy is focused on the construction of the water wheel with generator.
Nearing completion, Taylor joins daddy to watch how their water wheel might generate electricity.
Mission accomplished! The first hydropower renewable energy science kit at our home is done. And, while the twins may not understand why or how the water wheel can drive small machines, exploiting the flow of water to create usable energy, they sure had a good time tinkering around with all its parts and pieces and creating something new and special with their daddy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

California Republican Party Convention - WooHoo!!!

It's going to be a great year for California! 2010! This year, our family is determined to help out with the momentum that is growing in our state to support a slate of great Republican candidates. With that mission in mind, we traveled to Santa Clara today to attend the Republican Party National Convention. Some awesome leadership from the Republican party were present, along with the many political hopefuls for public office this Fall including Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Publisher of BigHollywood.com and BigGovernment.com Andrew Breitbart, Gubernatorial candidates Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman, U.S. Senate candidates Tom Campbell, Carly Fiorina, and Chuck De Vore and candidate for Secretary of State Damon Dunn.
Meeting Carly Fiorina, Senator Barbara Boxer's soon-to-be successor.
The twins enjoyed walking around the exhibit hall, collecting giveaways, stickers, candy, and more!
Paige showing off her many stickers, who cared about the candidates, just get those stickers.
Taylor was in charge of the attendee bag and the more stuff she could fit in the bag, the better!
Taking a break to enjoy a photo opp with my daughters at their very first Republican Party Convention.
Ta-Da, here we are!
I attended a ticketed event, a breakfast/worshop seminar this morning featuring guest speakers Andrew Breitbart (left at podium) and CA US Congressman Darrell Issa (far right).
Meeting Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigHollywood.com / BigGovernment.com, whistleblower on ACORN and big government corruption in general. He rocks! I'm a big fan!

Monday, March 1, 2010