Friday, September 23, 2011


A year ago I left my dream job at Chiat\Day to sit on my pregnant bum and await my little munchkins. Oh how my life has changed.  Now I spend my days loving up on these 2 little guys. One thing that will ALWAYS snap them out of any sadness is a little time in Photo Booth. And now I have quite the collection of photos of my new job looking after these guys.

Here are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


The boys are in that stage where everything seems to be changing quickly. They're so much fun right now and they're learning so many new things. Here are a bunch of my favorite photos of them and some of the things they've been up to.

Do I have something on my face?
Mom - my sippy cup is broken - I'm not getting any water. Look who can hold their own bottles! Freedom! This is one of my very favorite tricks.
Now that they're Texas Boys, they're learning to love the water to beat the 100 degree heat.
They're both really good at sitting now. Brody used to fall over a lot. Which would make Mason sad. But not so much anymore. (Ps - how cute are they all decked out in their church clothes???) MISCHIEVOUS
Mason is army crawling everywhere. He drags his little white onesied body all over our floor so I can see everything I missed while sweeping on his chest when I pick him up.
Brody's still just a roller but he can get around if he wants to. One day I found him here... Under our media center. HOW??? It's this tiny little space and he backed himself into it. I laughed so hard. GREAT SLEEPERS
What a blessing that these boys sleep. Sometimes they sleep a little too well and in unlikely places. Found Mason in his bouncer like this:
As I tried to lift him out, he would keep trying to bounce - still with his eyes closed. Little sweetheart.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I know with absolute certainty that I physically and emotionally could not handle raising twins if it weren't for Brian. He is the most incredible father. In fact, I'm sure that's why Heavenly Father sent them to us. He's so fun, so patient, so loving, so involved. He is my rock and their hero. As soon as he's around it's like - Mom who? I hope as they get older they try to be like him in every way.

Happy Father's Day love.

Click on the link to get to the video:

Dear Brody & Mason,
You have the best dad in the world. Every day he comes home from work and he can't wait to come see you and make you laugh. You save all your best giggles for when he's around. He doesn't even mind if it's time to change diapers. Not even the really stinky ones. Is that love or what? Every day he calls to hear how our day is going and he always tells me how much he misses you. Every single day. He loves you so much and I know that you love him. Be good boys and you will always make him proud.
Love, Mom

Friday, May 20, 2011


Seems like no matter where I put the boys on the floor to play, they always end up tangled up and usually just smiling at each other. Sometimes they love each other a little too much...

But I still think they will be best friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Goodbye Santa Monica! We will miss you!!!
Thank you for being so good to us.
We will never forget you.

So we packed our bags and with the help of a lot of friends, we emptied our apartment.
I want to go on the record and say Brian swore this would be the last move we do on our own - gathering friends to help load the truck. Please bless he was telling the truth.

LA has been such a great place for Brian and I that even though I have been ready for more space, seeing our apartment like this had me in full meltdown. I have never been so attached to a place. LA as a city will have a warm fuzzy place in my heart forever.

Brian and I both moved to LA single, ready to start our careers. We both had planned on being other places after graduating but felt strongly that we should be in LA.

Best decision ever.

After almost 6 years, it's the longest I've lived anywhere since leaving Batesville, Indiana when I was 14. I was excited when I moved to LA but I was scared. Ash drove me down and we hit rush hour traffic and I remember thinking - WHAT HAVE I DONE and wanting to run back to anywhere that felt more comfortable.

Luckily LA is easy to fall in love with.

I played at the beach, landed my dream job, made amazing friends, found Brian, got married, had 2 babies and we outgrew our apartment.

So here we are:Texans. =)

We live in a neighborhood called Turtle Cove a
nd we're a block from the lake. Look how pretty!
We moved to Rockwall - a lake community northeast of Dallas. Brian's working downtown which is a half hour commute but it beats the LA hour long bus ride any day. Less Asian women to hit on him, but with every move comes sacrifices right?
We had Brian's parents and my best friend help us get out here (yes it took FIVE people to get all our stuff, cars, + 2 babies to texas) and it was awesome because we ended up being super productive and got the house in good shape. I have no idea how we would have done it all on our own. After a million and 1 trips to Lowe's and all our Saturdays looking like this, we're getting closer.

Thanks to our ward (church group), our next door neighbors and the friendliest strangers I've ever met welcoming us to town - we are quickly feeling right at home.