Faith and Fear...

Trust and Doubt...

Ups and Downs...

A God that still performs miracles...

A 1-pound baby girl and 3-pound baby boy...

This is our story; this is our life.


In the race of life, God our heavenly Father has come alongside us through the person of the Holy Spirit. And

~when we think we can't go one more step,

~when the race becomes painful beyond endurance,

~when our hearts feel heavy,

~when our minds become dull,

~when our spirits are burned out,

we have the comforter who comes alongside us, puts His everlasting arms around us, and gently walks with us.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Firsts: Ponytails, Walking and a Good Book

I went to my "Moms of Multiples" meeting last night. July is typically when they do some sort of outreach/service project. We did the leg work for putting together some little lovie blankets for local NICUs. (There's a sewer in the group and she has the REAL work ahead). We collected new preemie clothes and one of the members will be dropping off little gift bags from our group some time over the next few months. I mention this because I had to go out and buy some new preemie clothes to donate....For the first time in a long time, I held a preemie outfit in my hand. Standing in line at Target, I thought, "This is the tiniest thing I've ever seen. How on EARTH did my babies have to GROW into this size?!" It was such a different perspective to be a year past the place of oxygen, tiny diapers, monitors and feeding tubes. It was a humbling moment. I'm so glad to be apart of this group of moms who share in so many of the same challenges that come along with twins, triplets, and yes -- quads! We all tip our hats to the mamas that have more than two....If you've got triplets, you're outnumbered at home!

Just this week, we had some "firsts"....Dylan started walking on Monday! He's just taking a few steps at a time, but improving every day. Also, we got Kaylan's hair in a pony tail for the first time :) It was a tiny little tail, but a pony tail nonetheless....And for me, I have been reading a book for the first time in a LONG time --- and now I will side track and tell you that if you need a good read for the Summer, please pick up The Help. It's wonderful! I just finished this afternoon. I haven't read a good book in so long, it felt good! 

Here's a couple of pictures of Dylan walking....Kaylan's pony tail...and oh yeah, I'll go ahead and put the movie trailer for "The Help" below...the movie comes out next month!  Can't wait to see it!

Here's a pic of me and Kaylan before church last Sunday. 

Shameless plug for a great book!! Check out the movie if you don't like to read :-)  

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Baby you can drive my car

Just wanted to share this little video of Dylan pushing Kaylan around in their car....He's really getting confident with his walking. He won't let go yet (of anything), but he's happy to troll all over the house holding the couch, chairs, cabinets, our legs, etc. :) 

Let's hope that when he starts really driving, he's a little more aware of walls. Kaylan is not interested in walking or cruising just yet, but she's perfectly happy to ride in this car, all day long, as long as we will push around in it. I will spare you a video of the screaming, kicking, FITS that ensue when she is pulled from the car after more than adequate amounts of time riding. She LOOOVEESS, and I mean LOOOVEESSS riding in this thing.