Category: Capture

As we all know, life goes fast and kids grow up way too quickly. It’s so important to capture some of the precious moments along the way so we can always remember the details! On tough mommy days, I also like to use pictures to keep my perspective, to remind myself of the joyful blessings of little ones.

Secure In My Love

IMG_1140We’ve been working so hard at teaching my two-year-old to listen and obey. Last week was full of tough love with more time spent on discipline than having fun together.

I was feeling defeated and a bit hopeless.

But yesterday morning, after we were done with breakfast he asked me to dance with him. I picked him up, he tightly wrapped his arm around my neck, and softly laid his head on my shoulder.

Those moments spent swaying back and forth together in the kitchen were some of our sweetest ones yet. He was showing me love in the most sincere way a two-year-old can express it, communicating that despite the disciplining and not-so-fun moments, he knows he’s secure in my love.IMG_1125

It made me think about my relationship with my Heavenly Father. There are times when I kick and scream and don’t want to be obedient to Him. I don’t understand why He would ask me to do this or that. But His unconditional love and truth about who Hs is keeps me running back to Him even when I’m frustrated. Though my flesh can be stubborn, my spirit knows I’m safe in His arms.

As we start this week, will you join me in dancing with our Creator? Let’s surrender our desires and opt to be in sync with His. Let’s lay our worries and cares at His feet. Let’s give Him the praise He deserves, and show Him that we feel secure in His everlasting love!

XOXO,

Amber

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Life Lately

We’ve been doing our best to hang in there through this bitterly cold and snow-filled winter, although I admit many of my thoughts lately have been consumed dreaming of warmer days when we can resume our daily trips to the park. I vowed to Jake that he’ll likely find me and the kids having picnic lunches outside every single day. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?!

Until I can post those picturesque photos of green grass and the triple stroller in all its glory, I’ll catch you up with what’s been going on lately.

Baylen is learning how fun it is to have sisters. He loves making them laugh, and using their toys fully knowing he looks ridiculous in them. Bay and Mack jumping

When he’s not chasing her around with his vacuum cleaner, Baylen loves cuddling up next to Minka. They’re best buds. Bay and Minka snugglin

Again, just loving the interaction between Bay and the girls. He loves imitating their army crawl and often stops to give them a hug. As always, when one sister gets a squeeze, so does the other. It’s pretty cute how he tries to keep things fair.Baylen and Mack on floorBay hugging EmmyBay hugging Mack

As much as he loves his sisters, there are times when a dude just needs his space. He’s discovered a safe place is on the stairs, where the babies can’t get him (yet). He’ll often bring his extra special toys to higher ground.Bay on stairs

Another thing that’s reserved for when Emersyn and Mckinley aren’t around is painting. He loves it and it’s been our saving grace this winter!Baylen painting

 

There’s also been lots of singing going on. Baylen like to accompany with his guitar and his favorites are Wheels On The Bus and Itsy Bitsy Spider. (Don’t mind the laundry strewn all over the floor. Just keeping it real.)

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When the temps are warm enough, our little man is sent out to release some energy whenever we get a chance! He LOVES helping Daddy shovel and make snowmans!Snowman

These girls may still look itty bitty, but don’t be fooled. They’re on the move, army crawling all over the place and starting to pull themselves up. It’s crazy to think they’re almost done with bottles and will be a year old next week!Bottle drinking

They love the dishwasher. I certainly don’t want to rush anything along, but I am looking forward to the days when they can help me load it!Dishwashers

Their days of bathing in the sink are numbered, but after super messy meals we still sneak them in sometimes!Emersyn and Mckinley in sink bath

Emmy girl loves to stand. It won’t be long until she’s chasing big brother up the stairs.Emmy stairs

Mckinley Jo scoots anywhere and everywhere on her bottom. We’re talking one end of the house to the other…I really need to capture it on video before she outgrows it. She has no interest in standing whatsoever, for now you’ll find her “organizing” anything within a scoot’s reach. Mack sorting closet

Mckinley cracks up whenever Minka comes close to her high chair. Such a sweetie.Mack and Minka

I think we all probably had things we said we’d never do when we had kids. For me, one of them was never letting my living room be overtaken with plastic crap. Well, when these two started to move that was quickly thrown out the window. We welcomed this AMAZING playyard which has been my sanity. And, even though it does take up a good chunk of the room, the toys are actually more contained now. A Catch 22 I suppose.Playyard

It’s pretty adorable watching them play house together, until I hear a screech from the kitchen due to toy stealing…let the drama begin! Playing house

Another big girl thing they’re doing these days is drinking out of sippy cups! Their little hands and arms were too small for the typical cups, so we opted for the Zoli Cups, which have straws and are spill proof. They caught onto them in a snap. I HIGHLY recommend them! You can find them on Amazon or Diapers.com. Zoli cup

The last big change is Emersyn and Mckinley have switched to convertible car seats! This means we have a new look when we roll into Target. I actually have space to put groceries in the cart again!

Target run

Wherever you are, I hope you’re surviving winter as well! I hear there’s warmer temps on the horizon – just a little more persevering and those walks to the park will be here!

XOXO,

Amber

 

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When The Car Broke Down

As I alluded to in Monday’s giveaway post, last weekend we packed up the kids and headed south to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Kansas City. It’s a seven hour trip, so on the way there we broke it up and stayed overnight in Des Moines. Jake had some business to do there so it worked out perfectly to tag along. The kids barely made a peep the whole way and were happy to watch a few hours of VeggieTales.

It was so good spending time with Jason and Ali. They were so sweet and thought of fun kid-friendly things to do like visit an indoor playground and have lunch at Fritz’, where our food was served to us by trains. It was all so fun. photo-202photo-203photo-200

After a great weekend together, we left for home on Sunday morning. Since the night in a hotel on the way down there didn’t go well (so long are the days of looking forward to staying in a hotel room), we wanted to make it all the way home so we could sleep in our own beds.

A few hours into our journey we started having car trouble. It kept making strange noises, so we stopped on the side of the road, restarted and kept going. After repeatedly doing the same thing for a while, we decided we couldn’t go on any further. We stopped in Mason City and thankfully the Fleet Farm auto service was open. There also just happened to be a Target next door so we had a safe refuge to kill some time without the kids going stir crazy. We finally got word that the alternator was broken, but they said if they recharged the battery we should be fine to make it home. After recharging the battery was unsuccessful, they decided to replace the battery. By that time we’d spent about two hours in Target and were more than ready to get back on the open road.photo-206

We continued on and a while later, just after it was dark out, our car completely died and we coasted to the side of the road. There we were, in zero degree weather, with the heat quickly escaping the car and three little ones who were completely dependent upon us to keep them safe with limited resources.

After panicking a bit, okay a lot, actually by that point I was in tears, we said a quick prayer and by the grace of God the car started again, and ran just long enough for us to reach the next exit. The first business off the interstate happened to be a Mexican restaurant, and miraculously we had enough momentum to coast into their parking lot. We quickly transferred the kids into the warm building. Phew! We could breathe again.

The silver lining was that we were driving Jake’s company car and all the expenses, including a tow truck, were taken care of. After we stuffed ourselves full of queso, chips, and quesadillas, we crammed all of us and our luggage into a taxi and settled into a hotel for the night. By that point we were absolutely exhausted and completely sleep deprived. Did I mention we are also in the middle of transitioning Baylen to a big boy bed? Maybe not our best decision to travel in the midst of that.

Anyway, we survived, but I was a hot mess. It wasn’t fun, but I’m thankful for a couple things God reminded me of throughout our escapade.

First, I am continually amazed at how much I learn from my kids. As scary as it was being stranded with three little ones in that sort of weather, I was actually thankful they were as little as they were. They were totally oblivious to what was going on. They completely trusted us to take care of them, and didn’t doubt us for a second. Baylen thought riding in the taxi was the neatest thing ever and basically treated the whole ordeal as an adventure.  The girls were as smiley as always, and super pumped about meeting all the kind waitresses in the restaurant.

I guess it gave me a bit of a reality check. Am I always as quick to trust the Lord when situations are out of my control? Do I act like and believe that He is going to take care of me no matter what? Do I have faith like a child? Beautiful child-like faith makes God look so holy and gives Him the credit He deserves! I need more of that in my life!

Secondly, as I was frustrated and stressed and probably yelling at Jake as we were sitting there on the side of the road, I suddenly felt so silly. I was complaining about not having heat for a few minutes, when the reality for so many others is never knowing if they’ll have the necessities to make it through a day. I’m thankful for the blessing of a warm house, and enough food to feed my family. Gosh it is so easy to take those things for granted, and I know God calls me to more. May this serve as a wake up call.

Traveling with kids is full of adventure, isn’t it? It’s not as simple as packing light and jumping in the car. It takes a lot of work and planning, and when things don’t go as expected man am I thankful that God’s provisions are far better than anything I could think up. Thank goodness He is the ultimate parent, always steps ahead protecting us no matter what lies ahead.

“The Lord protects those of childlike faith…” Psalm 116:6

XOXO,

Amber

 

 

 

 

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The Time We Have

Happy Monday! I don’t have much time to write today, due to three sick kids who need extra cuddles from mommy, but I wanted to share something that’s been stirring in my heart over the past couple weeks. This video was shown at our church recently, and I can’t get it out of my head. I’ve watched it several times now, and each time it reminds me how quickly life is passing by and how I need to intentionally soak up the daily moments that can so easily slip away.

As a mom with young kids, some days can seem so long, but good grief, the years go by way too fast. In just two and a half years, Baylen will go to kindergarten and I’ll never have him home with me full time again! I want to look back someday and know that I savored each day with my sweeties. I believe in my heart that I’m in the best days of my life right now, getting to spend quality time with them all day every day.

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look and let it inspire you too!

XOXO,

Amber

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Twin Sister Love

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I can’t fully explain the joy that’s been rushing through my heart lately as I’ve been watching Emersyn and Mckinley. But I’ll try…IMG_0329They are constantly interacting with each other! Every day I observe precious moments between the two of them as they share toys, steal toys, wrestle and roll over one another to get to a highly desirable toy, ect. The other night I was in the kitchen making dinner and they were playing on the floor in the living room. I heard giggling and rushed over to see what was going on. They were sitting across from each other, taking turns leaning in. When Emersyn would lean in, Mckinley would giggle so hard. Then Emersyn would sit back, Mckinley would take a turn leaning in toward her sister, and Emersyn would let out a cute little giggle. This went on for about five minutes straight. Oh my word, my heart.

The best part is I know this is only the beginning. There’s a whole lifetime of fun to be had with one another. I know we’ll also have our share of arguments and drama to work through, but gosh right now I am praising God for the relationship He’s forming between the two of them. IMG_0369IMG_0372IMG_0382IMG_0378

What sweet moments have you witnessed lately between your kids? I would LOVE to hear your adorable stories!

XOXO,

Amber

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Baby Helmets Work: Emersyn’s Results

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while now, you know that our sweet Emersyn started wearing a cranial molding helmet at the end of August. You can read about our reasons for deciding to go forward with the helmet here.

After four months of faithfully wearing her helmet 23 out of 24 hours a day, our little princess is finished! We are thrilled with the results. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this already, but the before and after is quite incredible. photo-187Just before she got her helmet I remember thinking it was such a big deal. My baby was going to look so different! I was a little nervous about how to get it on and off, the extra work it would take to clean and take care of it, and how she would handle it in general. It turned out to be a piece of cake. She adapted within a day or so, and hardly ever fussed, even when we had to take it off each day for cleaning. She slept well, and was happy as can be. Knowing that she was comfortable gave me reassurance that we had made the right decision and that we’d be able to persevere to get the results we hoped for.

We live in the Twin Cities area and had a couple places to choose from for service. After talking with Emersyn’s physical therapist, we decided to go through Orthotic Care Services because they use the STARband helmet which she believed had several benefits over the other forms of therapy. Not only was the technology awesome, but the customer service the orthotists provided was over the top. We had to go in every 2 – 3 weeks for measuring and adjustments, and each time we were greeted by friendly and welcoming faces who truly cared about delivering the best results for Emersyn. We built a great relationship with them, and Emersyn was chosen to be a little helmet model for them!

You can check out her 15 minutes of fame here. If you’re a parent on the fence about whether or not to put your little one in a helmet, this video answers lots of questions and also gives lots of great information about care, usage, ect.

I’m so happy we did it. The four months flew by, and I’m so thankful we were able to give Emersyn the gift of a round head. It seems like a small sacrifice to make when you think about the fact that she’ll get to enjoy it the rest of her life!

Here’s a highlight reel from Emersyn’s helmet wearing days. She was such a trooper! photo-96photo-93photo-110photo-132photo-189photo-188

We are beyond thankful for modern technology! A huge thanks to all of you who supported us through this little journey!

If you have questions about our experience, I would love to chat with you! Feel free to send me an email to amber@mommysmetime.com.

Amber

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Twin Mom Reflections: It Gets Better

frame-it-for-sure-popI’ve been a twin mom now for nine and a half months. Truth be told, during those first weeks and months I wasn’t confident I’d make it this far. As much as I had tried to mentally prepare for it, the reality of simultaneously bringing two little humans into the world who were completely dependent on me for EVERYTHING shook me up and brought me to my knees.

My mind always seemed to be in one of two places. One minute I felt like the luckiest person in the world to have two healthy babies, and the next I felt like it was all some cruel joke because I didn’t know if I had what it would take. It didn’t help that my postpartum hormones were all over the place. My dear husband never knew when he’d come home and find me in tears over who knows what.

Twins were new to my family. No one had them and no one had experience with them. Many of my friends didn’t have kids yet, so they didn’t even know or appreciate how much work it takes to make it through the newborn days with one baby, let alone two. For these reasons, I didn’t feel understood, and didn’t feel comfortable sharing how I was really doing for fear of coming across as complaining. I knew I was blessed, but I also knew being a twin mom was hard.

Honestly, I didn’t enjoy the newborn stage. They were good babies, only crying when they were hungry or tired, but the emotional drain of not having the physical capacity to cuddle them both at the same time, or having to choose who to pick up first when they were both screaming was completely exhausting. Instead of experiencing those blissful moments in the rocking chair that I dreamed of, I was simply in survival mode, stressing over things like tandem breast feeding and wondering how long I should pump afterward as I established my supply. That coupled with the constant state of sleep deprivation from dozing in two hour stretches had a way of messing with my mind.

I could go on about the struggles in those early days, but I’ll stop and leave it at this: Making it through the newborn stage with twins may have been the hardest thing I ever did, but it was worth every ounce of effort. I know this because I’m now on the other side. Emersyn and Mckinley are nine and a half months old, and for the first time I can honestly say I LOVE BEING A TWIN MOM. They are sitting, rolling all over the floor, giggling, quick to smile, entertaining themselves, and sleeping in twelve hour stretches at night. I know these are things all babies do, but they get to do it together. Watching my baby girls interact and babble back and forth to one another is indescribable. Actually, it’s miraculous. 

God’s sovereign plan continues to amaze me. He hand-picked me to have twins. He knew it would take twice the work and that my sanity would be tested, but He also knew I’d get to reap twice the reward. As they grow I know this will probably always be the case. Each season will have new challenges, but by God’s grace I’ll persevere and be their biggest cheerleader, as they learn about the purposes He has for them, both together and apart. The first few months with twins is pure chaos, but I’m convinced every month thereafter gets sweeter.

Another sweet thing is how I was able to get these pictures taken of the girls recently. I truly believe God worked out this timing of all this. Ashleigh emailed me just before Christmas to let me know she had her studio set up and offered to take 9 month photos of the girls. I’m beyond grateful that I’ll always have these gorgeous portraits to remind me of this sweet season with them.

Photos courtesy of Ashleigh Rachel Photography:

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To anyone who might be reading this currently muddling through the newborn stage, YOU CAN DO IT! Whether you have a singleton or twins, you too were hand-picked to be their mommy and our Heavenly Father will sustain you even through the craziest moments!

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9

XOXO,

Amber

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snapshots from Christmas 2013

IMG_0057Well, it’s the day after Christmas, and for us it means getting back into our normal routine. After we returned from our trip to Mexico, I headed down to Iowa to hang out on my parents’ farm for a few days with the kids (who were already there). Jake finished up working and made his way down at the end of the week to spend the weekend with all of us. My brothers and their wives met us there too. It was an absolute joy to spend quality time with everyone.

I actually remembered to bring my good camera along, so instead of the usual iPhone photos, I have some great pictures to share. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Ali, who grabbed my camera and took a bunch of these, I’m actually in some photos! Thanks Ali!

Saturday

Saturday morning we celebrated Christmas with my immediate family. Every year the six of us siblings and in-laws secretly trade names and buy a present for the person we get. I’m so glad we do this. With a $50 limit, it allows us to buy one or two nice things instead of having to shop for everyone and ending up with a bunch of useless little gifts.

Everyone got our kids adorable things as well. We are the only ones with kids so everybody really goes above and beyond buying things for them. I’m excited for years to come when I have little nieces and nephews to buy for!IMG_9978IMG_9972IMG_9979IMG_9985IMG_0012IMG_0018IMG_9990Baylen is at such a fun age to open presents. He gets super excited and I love seeing his eyes light up. Joey and Madison got him some adorable clothes, some of them being vintage looking t-shirts with Wheaties and Lucky Charms logos that Madison got a hold of through working at General Mills. I’m sure you’ll see Baylen sporting them in future posts!

He also got a super fun Thomas tent from Jason and Ali! It’s pretty special, and he’s very selective about who gets to enter. ;) IMG_9989IMG_0003IMG_0008Emersyn and Mckinley each got their first doll from Nana and Papa! It’s so much fun watching them grow from babies into little girls!IMG_0031

Saturday night we celebrated at my Grandma Kiel’s house in Orange City. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera along, but all my cousins were there and we had a wonderful time! My grandma has a hobby of going to Menard’s with her friends and getting tons of free stuff through their rebate program. It’s so cute. She stocks up all year long and provides all the hilarious white elephant gifts for our exchange. This year I got a two pack of utility knives. Ha!

Sunday we had my dad’s extended family to our house, which included 47 people under one roof! It was cozy, but so great catching up with loved ones who I only get to see a couple times a year. IMG_0087Mckinley Jo and Great Grandma Hofmeyer!IMG_0036These girls were such a huge help and Emersyn and Mckinley had a ball with them. They would make the perfect mother’s helpers if only they lived closer!IMG_0043IMG_0055Baylen was obsessed with the little dogs running around. He’s always been a fan of Joey and Madison’s cavalier, Nutmeg, and bonded quite a bit with her new little sister, Pippa too. Jason and Ali’s french bulldog, Baxter, put up with a lot of being chased around too. It was so adorable to see how sweet Bay was with those little pooches. IMG_0051IMG_0089IMG_0064Jake and sweet Mckinley.IMG_0081Uncle Brad and Aunt Missy were able to come from Wisconsin. It’s always a treat to spend time with them and their four precious kids!IMG_0088IMG_0074IMG_0097We caught my cousin Stacie, and her husband, Korey, getting some sweet cuddles in with their kids.IMG_0086IMG_0083And the girls in our family!IMG_0069IMG_0098On Monday I got to see some dear high school girl friends. We met for breakfast at Allison’s house. It was SO GREAT to see them and get our kids together! There’s a group shot floating around somewhere. I’ll have to post that as soon as I get it!IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0109IMG_0111After a full weekend, we drove home on Christmas Eve morning back home to Minnesota. We wanted to have some time to celebrate with the five of us without having to rush around. It was so special to be able to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at home relaxing and soaking up time with Baylen, Emersyn, and Mckinley. I made a ham dinner for the second time in our marriage, and Jake and I continued on our Mad Men marathon after the kids were in bed. It was an absolutely perfect day.

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AAAAND, 40 or so pictures later, there you have it: a (thorough) recap of our Christmas! If you made it this far, thanks for humoring me.

Merry Christmas to all of my lovely readers!

Love,

Amber

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Moments Mommy Captured: Minka’s Return!

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend! We enjoyed a fairly quiet weekend at home, and here we are facing another week already! The weekends always go by way too fast, don’t they?!

We have big news to share…our sweet yellow lab Minka is BACK! She was on a long sabbatical at Grandpa and Grandma Kuiper’s house in the Wisconsin northwoods. After Emersyn and Mckinley were born, the poor girl wasn’t getting enough attention from us and the extra work that comes along with having a dog was enough to push me over the edge. We’re so thankful that Jake’s parents took good care of her and gave us time to adjust to being a family of five. We decided we were ready to give it a go with her back, and it has been absolutely wonderful. She’s been so well-behaved, and extra gentle with the kids. They love watching her, and Baylen spends the majority of his day chasing her around, giving her hugs, and giggling when she tries to snatch his food from the dinner table.WelcomebackminksWe were super excited to discover that there is a 70 acre dog park about 5 minutes from our house! We took Minks there on Friday and we all had a blast watching her run around. We’re looking forward to more family trips to the dog park! We really want to make sure she’s getting enough exercise – that’s definitely key to her behaving like we need her to!DogParkI think one of Minka’s favorite things about being back home is that there are TWO babies in high chairs to drop food for her. I, of course, don’t mind having help cleaning up after them, either!IMG_9928I truly am so happy to have miss Minka Mae home. Our family feels complete again! I could do without the constant vacuuming up of her dog hair, but I think it’s a small price to pay for having such a lovable furry friend for our kids to grow up with.IMG_4375Here are a few other shots from our week…

Emersyn & Mckinley continue to grow and grow! They each have three teeth now and are working on their fourth! It’s crazy how everything developmentally so far has been within a few days of one another. E&MAnd because I’m working on doing a better job of taking photos of them individually…

Here’s Emmy Jaye…IMG_9923And here’s Mack Jo…both of them are loving the challenge of feeding themselves puffs these days.IMG_9924And here’s their two year old brother, Bay! Most days I still can’t believe he’s two. Unreal.IMG_9921Jake had to go to Iowa for a quick overnight business trip last week, and I had an itch to get out of the house, so we joined him last minute! It was nice to have a change of scenery, and the kids and I enjoyed a laid back morning in the hotel room snuggled up on the big fluffy white bed. DesMoinesHotelThe trip went pretty smooth, but I had to laugh when I looked in the back seat as we were about to take off. Three kids crammed in the middle seat of Jake’s work car, and one large dog keeping watch over them…I definitely felt like we were running some sort of circus.photo-165Life really is a bit of a juggling act these days, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the precious moments we share together, and having our fourth child back is just icing on the cake!

Have a great week, friends!

Amber

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Special Outings

Hello again! I hope your week is off to a stellar start! Our last few days have been full of fun things that were a bit out of the ordinary. It was a treat to spice it up a bit! On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a brunch with a few other bloggers from Minnesota. Lindsay organized it, and we enjoyed delicious food at the French Meadow Cafe. For more photos from our blogger meet-up check out Lindsay’s blog, Pink & Navy Stripes! (Thanks for the picture, Lindsay!)MN Blogger BrunchLate Saturday afternoon we took some family photos! Despite the wind, sleet, and cold temps, Ashleigh managed to get a few shots that will work great for our Christmas cards. Minnesota friends, Ashleigh Rachel Photography does a great job working with families – she is incredibly positive, calm, and patient! I highly recommend her! Here’s a sneak peak! If you’re local, would you please go and like her Facebook page? If we generate enough likes, we win a print package! Kuiper Family PhotoJake kissing BayAfter a great weekend, I packed up the kids yesterday morning and headed north to meet my friend Crista and her three precious kiddos! Crista and I were connected earlier this year through mutual acquaintances who put the pieces together for us that we were both going to be in the same situation. Like me, Crista has a little boy Baylen’s age, and identical twin baby girls. Having the same type of pregnancies along with the toddler to take care of, we have so much in common. I am beyond grateful that God brought this amazing woman into my life! We’ve been writing back and forth to each other, praying for one another as our girls were born and as we’ve transitioned into what it means to be a twin mom. Yesterday was the first time we got to meet in person, and what a joy it was to see our six healthy kids together. I am so excited to create many more memories together as our kids grow! Here’s the spectacular six…it isn’t the most picturesque shot, but Crista and I both agreed that it’s a glimpse into our everyday realities! IMG_9907I’m praising God today for these fun little adventures. Getting out and about was just what I needed! Thank you Lord for providing what we need when we need it! 

Have you done anything fun and out of the ordinary lately?

Love,

Amber

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