04 October 2011


A whole year has come & gone since my beautiful Twins, Jett & Delilah, entered this world.  It's been a year filled with happiness, trials, joy, anxiousness, love & amazing miracles.  Watching my two babies grow & learn & be transformed into little people IS a true miracle.
I guess you could say I went a tad overboard on the whole celebration thing.  I wanted this day to be so fun, so perfect, so special.  As most of you know, we have called the Twins the "Beans" since our very first sonogram.  That's what they looked like... little beans.  So, Rich had the wonderful idea to use that as our theme for their very first birthday.
We did all of the decorations ourselves which included a zillion balloons (just ask Clarence & Milagros... they helped me blow them up); baby heads (pics to follow); "poofs" for over the tables; jelly bean cut-outs; a jelly bean wreathe; balloons lining the driveway; jelly bean shaped cookies; jelly bean bark/candy; cupcakes w/ jelly beans on top; party hats with jelly beans glued on  & centerpieces for both tables made from jelly beans & twizzler candy.  As party favors for the kids to take home after the party I spray painted flower pots in red or purple, made cookie-pops & filled the pots with the pops & jelly beans.  We also served pizza, Chris brought a beautiful fruit tray & Sarah Krug brought over some yummy chips & dips.  The Twins had an absolute ball playing & visiting with everyone that helped us celebrate their day... family, friends, our firefighter-family & neighbors.  We played a couple of games (one of which was "pin the bean in the jar"), opened gifts & let Jett & Delilah chow down on their very first b-day cupcake...
Since the party was the weekend prior to their actual birthday I wanted to make sure that we also celebrated on the 30th!  So, the night before I snuck into their room & covered the floor in colorful balloons.  They were sooo excited to see them & they absolutely loved playing in them.

Next, it was time for breakfast... I took them for a stroll around the block so we could wait for Daddy to get home from work.  Then, I made them pancakes & topped it w/ a sparkler candle & we sang happy birthday.
After a morning of pancakes & playing the Twins took a little nap then we headed off to Bullis County Park.  They got to play on the swings for the very 1st time & wore themselves out giggling!

After a big day at the park we still had one more surprise for them... Swings of their very own to hang in our backyard!!

While we are a little sad to see their first year come to a close we are anxiously awaiting all of the new memories & milestones that this next year is sure to bring!

01 September 2011


ISA 44:3  For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

So, the Twins were Baptized August 14th, 2011 at Concordia Lutheran Church.  It truly was an amazing day.  As Toni McCormick and Jarrod Petrelli as their God Parents we all gathered as Jett & Delilah received their first Sacrament.  Numerous friends & family joined us at the church & then on to our home as we celebrated the day.  Some of the guests included:  The Petrelli's, Chris Anderson, Rick Anderson, Clarence Stringer, The McCormick's, The Mechler's, The Krug's, The Clark's & The Honig's.

10 July 2011


We decided to take the whole family (including Homer, our 120lb German Sheppard) to visit Dad/Grandaddy in Bayou Vista, for the 4th of July.  It took 1.5 days of preparation, 3 bags & 1 large storage box to get there.  Gone are the days of throwing a few essentials in the back pack & heading off on the motorcycle, Ha Ha!  But, we wouldn't change it for the world.  I mean, just LOOK at all of the fun that we had...

                             ALL PACKED UP & AWAY WE GO!

The first order of business...well, after relaxing with a banana daiquiri...was to take the "Beans" to the beach.  The first time we attempted to have a family-fun-day on Galveston beach Jett tried to dig his way to China by eating fistfuls of sand.  And, Delilah, the little Princess that she is, wouldn't stand for her twinkle toes to touch the sand let alone sit & play in it.  But, this time was much different.  Neither child wanted to get out of the sand & water.  We're pretty sure that they would have spent the entire day "basking in the sun"  if Mommy & Daddy hadn't petered out.

After a wonderful, fun-filled day of teaching our off-spring the finer points of becoming a beach bum we were invited over for dinner with Roberta & Johnny Garton.  As usual, the food was amazing.

The following day was the Fourth of July!!  We passed the day with Grandaddy by clicking approximately 2,000 pictures in hopes of getting just ONE where they are both looking at the camera with even a semi-smile on their faces.  Whew!!!
To wind down our Holiday we headed down to the community swimming pool.  This was the first time that Jett & Delilah had ever been in a pool deeper than 6".  So, armed with a ton of sunscreen, hats & floaties we hopped in for a "dip".  Needless to say, the Twins are just like Mom & Dad... they love the water!!
That ended our fabulous, first Fourth of July with our babies!!!  It was truly an amazing weekend & we are looking forward to our next trip to "The Beach"!!!

15 June 2011

A Few Fabulous Firsts

For my 2nd entry I thought I'd share some photos of Jett & Delilah's very first of everything... Holidays, visits, trips, foods, etc.  These 8 months have gone by so quickly.  Watch our "Beans" grow from 4 & 5 lb Newborns into almost 20 lb babies! 

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Delilah & Jett's 1st Night at Home
                                        DELILAH JETT                                                 FIRST BATHS 

                                                                                                                                                November 7, 2010

                                            Thanksgiving 2010

Christmas Eve at Firestation 47's - 2010

Christmas Day - 2010



   NEW YEAR'S EVE 2010

                 Baby's 1st foods  February 3, 2011


1st Trip to Luckenbach    March 2011

                                Daddy's      36th B-Day
               1st Mother's Day  2011


                                                                                    Well, Folks... That pretty much brings us up to date.  They have given us soooo many wonderful 1st memories so it was tough to narrow it down.  But, these in particular brought smiles to our faces.