Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Know . . .

I know I haven't been keeping up with my blog very well.

I know I haven't been a good listener recently.
I know my babies are growing up too quickly and merely typing that brings tears to my eyes.

I know having twins is exhausting, but I wouldn't choose to have it any other way.

I know I can barely keep up with life right now.
I know I love champagne.
I know Brody has two more teeth coming for a grand total of 9!I know Mason is standing up by himself in the middle of the room.

I know my family is so supportive and helpful with our precious boys.
I know I'm having a hard time emotionally right now.
I know my head and heart disagree at times.
I know the boys' crawling styles are completely different.

I know Mason loves his Daddy.
I know I have been working my rear off at work.
I know Mason has been spitting up like crazy, but the doctor says he is just an active little boy.
I know Brody has been needy and cranky, likely due to all his teeth coming in at once.

I know I have neglected some of my friends.

I know Sam's has double-wide shopping carts that make our shopping trips much easier.I know I get to watch about an hour of TV a week.

I know that sleep sounds dreamy, but I've been having trouble sleeping.
I know my back hurts from hauling around two little dudes.I know two of my friends said my boys weight more than their older children.
I know I've been having a hard time coping with my babies growing up so quickly.
I know I have a hard time remembering things; if I don't write it down, it doesn't get done..
I know I'm finding it difficult to concentrate because I haven't been sleeping well and I have so much on my mind.

I know Allen likes cigars but rarely has time to smoke them.
I know I need to clear my mind.
I know I need to pray more.
I know I'm thankful for my husband.
I know my babies make me smile every single day. I know I use my phone to "check out" when I need down time.
I know Brody is in love with our dog, Moxie.

I know Allen is an amazing father!
I know Brody started signing "milk" about a month ago.
I know it is going to be great when both of the boys start signing back to us on a regular basis.
I know I need to cook more and eat out less often.

I know I need to cut myself some slack.

I know my boys love their bath!

I know both of the boys love when we wear hats.
I know I need to send some cards in the mail.
I know I am stressed.
I know I need to tell people more often how much I appreciate them and am thankful for them.
I know I need to get out of the house more.
I know I need to drink more water.
I know I need more sunshine.
I know Allen and I thoroughly enjoyed our mini-getaway for our 8th anniversary.

I know the boys are lucky to have such wonderful grandparents.
I know I am loved.
I know I would go ziplining again in a heartbeat.

I know I need more humor in my life.

I know I need to be less serious.
I know I crave coffee when I am tired.
I know we can't have another baby right now.
I know I care.
I know I can't sleep because I care.

I know wax museum people remind me of a dead person in an open casket. Creepy!

I know the boys are more aware of each other now.

I know Mason's chubby arms and legs are adorable.
I know I need to paint my fingernails and stop biting two of them down to the quick.
I know I need more time for relaxation.
I know I need to be more thoughtful.
I know I need to unplug from technology during the evenings so I can spend more time with my family.
I know I like to be loved and needed.
I know Allen likes my hair better blond.

I know my boys are loved.
I know I offer my opinion when sometimes I should just listen.
I know I need to change the sheets on the boys' beds.
I know I need to give my dogs some attention.
I know I can't stand to think of my life without these babies.
I know it cracks me up when Brody shakes his head, "no, no, no, no" and then his brother starts doing it too.

I know I need to take advantage of each stage of the boys' lives.
I know Mason always wants to have the toy his brother has.
I know my roles have changed since becoming a mother.
I know I have never seen so much poop come out of something so little.
I know I have never smelled anything as rancid either.
I know I need help more then I like to admit and more than I ever have right now.
I know I have a full plate.
I know I love my best friend wholeheartedly. I know I need to learn to say "No."
I know my life will never be the same.
I know this is all just a part of life.
I know the boys have discovered the doggy door.
I know I have learned from my mistakes.
I know I still make mistakes.
I know I don't like waterproof mascara.
I know life is moving way too fast!

What do you know?


Barbara said...

How absolutely adorable Ashley! The boys are precious and I know you are a fabulous mother!! I also know I miss and love you lots! Barbara

Kelsey Johnston Nuckolls said...

Your boys ARE precious :) I know I couldn't do it!!

Cello Girl said...

I know you are an unbelievable woman who continuously amazes me. And I know you are a great friend. :)


strongblonde said...

what a great post :)

i know that your kids are adorable and have so much in common with mine!!!


The Seat House said...

Great post! They are precious!

genderist said...

I know that you continue to amaze me with every single post. I know that you have several thousand more for every sweet picture you post of them, and that makes me happy for you. They're going to know they were loved and that every little moment was captured to remember them being so innocent and sweet. I know that you're a wonderful, strong, beautiful lady... and I know that Allen is one lucky dog to have you as his wife and Mommy to your boys.

And I know that you write fantastic posts. :)

Sara said...

I know that when I read your blog about how amazing twin boys are, it makes me think I can get over the hurdles of my own twin boys right now, who are much younger than your little men.

I know I have to pray!

seussgirl said...

I also know that twin boys are exhausting, but that I wouldn't have it any other way, either.
I know that I have to be their advocate when I can't get people to listen to them, and that I have to find that fight in me.
I know that being a mom is both more rewarding and harder than I ever thought it could be.

Evergreen said...

I am so glad you posted on my blog today, so I could find you again! I didn't know what happened to you when you stopped posting, but apparently you were busy having twins! They are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the vid of their different crawling styles. They get where they want and that is what counts!

Emilia said...

Your post makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. I want to hop on a plane and give you a big hug. I'm really having trouble watching my little one move through the stages so fast and knowing I just can't do it again... if I did, I would never get to hop on a plane again! It helps to know that I'm not alone in so many things you wrote about. Hang in there. You have a beautiful family.

Danielle said...

They are so cute. You better update about a certain someone that may have done something pretty cool.

Go Mason!

Natalie Hudkins said...

Wow! There is a lot going on and your boys are SOOOO cute! Both my kids spit up really bad and it is so annoying! Also, I bet you would really like the Signing Time DVD's. We love them- I think signing with babies and toddlers is the best!