Somber Sixteen

I honestly cannot believe it, but these two adorable kids…

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are nearly sixteen, and to celebrate they wanted a Somber Sixteen party. A very fitting idea for two very unique kids.

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The twins were celebrating the death of their childhood. The attire was black and their friends and them acted very somber for the event (at least in the beginning, it was a party after all). I wasn’t too sure about the theme when they first pitched it to me, but it worked out great and they all had a wonderful time.

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Happy 16th birthday you two. I love you very much, and I am so happy with the young adults you are becoming. It may seem like your childhood is nearly over, but I for one am looking forward to your future. I can’t wait to see where it takes you!


Before they were sixteen, they were not nearly as somber. 🙂

Almost 15…


These two are going to be 15 in a few days. I can’t believe it has been fifteen years since I brought home two very small babies from the hospital.

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That first year I slept less than I ever had in my life, but I also had more fun than I ever have. And it has been an adventure ever since with these two.

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I sit here and reflect on all of this, and I think about the last few months. It has been a somewhat difficult few months around here due to the fact that we are in the process of trying to figure out if the older boy has a genetic disorder. We won’t know for a while if he does in fact have one, but we have had a somewhat hard time navigating this new world of doctors and genetics. It is very time-consuming and emotionally draining but we are all thankful for the great health insurance we have and for the wonderful doctors we see.

I am also thankful for the twins. They have had a wonderful attitude through all of this. The girl has been supportive and sweet, and the boy has managed to stay positive even when facing all of this.

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Happy Birthday you two!

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Weekend Recap

We had a busy weekend the here at TADTown. My brother flew in to visit for a few days which is always fun. While he was here we ran in a race to benefit pancreatic cancer. You may remember that my uncle passed away this summer from pancreatic cancer, so we ran in his honor.

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Running with the girl, she soon left me and finished far ahead. 🙂


After the race


With my mom

It was also my mom’s birthday this weekend.


It was wonderful to celebrate her brother and her together on the same day. And being November, the weekend provided me with an opportunity to reflect on what I am thankful for: my children, my health, and my family. Happy Birthday Mom!!