A fifth-generation Kingstonite blogging about the town (syndicated from kingstongirlie.blogspot.com).
I pray that you will save my babies, that you will show me how to parent and be the best mommy to the two of them. I will remember every second of everyday that you are the one the blessed me with these two precious gifts that only you Lord God could so wonderfuly give to us. I promise that I will raise them up to love you and honor you Lord, I promise that they will be children of God and I will show them by the way I live my life in a way that will honor you lord. Please just save their lives. I couldn't imagine what I would do if they were taken from me now. I don't think I could make it through that great of loss. I don't think you Lord would make it possible to have these babies created from Hubs and I, carried by Chrystal. Bringing famlies closer and truly showing people the great love our family has for one another.
Please Lord allow me to raise my beautiful boys for them to be men of God. They are made to do great things. The first thing I will do when they are strong enough is to have them be celebrated as your children at their baptism. Please Lord just make them live.
In Jesus name,
Time past and they got strong enough to start planning their baptism. It is the first thing I did. I didn't ask that God would make them perfect, I prayed he would save them. No matter what they will always be perfect to me. Having them at the NICU made me remember my walk with God. It made me the person I use to be, before I was sick, before I turned into someone I wasn't that proud of. I didn't know how different I was without God or my boys.
Pastor Coe, from Grace Luthern Church in Port Townsend was amazing to our boys and to our family. The entire service was centered around the boys and their goals we have to all hold them up to. We were so welcomed and so loved. The entire church was so warm and inviting. One thing I didn't know at the time that was going to happen was that we would find a church to call home. We will take the boys to this chuch and celebrate milestones and moments in our lives as a family. Hub's will have Sundays off this summer so we are going to go up as much as we can to attend our church.
The God parents were choosen for the love they have showed our boys sense even before they were born. Baby F's God parents are Bon & Chrystal. & Baby B is Erin & Allie. The only sister that was left out is Kerry and she is the best Auntie in the entire world. Turth be told my boys have the best Aunties ever. They are so blessed with the family that they were born into. All the love they have for them is amazing. This event made us all so much closer. I can't wait to cross the next event and milestone off the baby bucket list.
I don't feel like I can leave this completely. I love to write, I love to blog. I love the community of blogging. I loved the direction that writing was bringing me and where it brought me. Now I have to figure it out. I waited to blog untill I got the boys home, then I waited until things settled down. Now I am getting in the swing of things and slowly starting to find my way back to writing.
I never know where I will go or where my writing will take me. I would just like to try and figure it out. I need something that the boys can look back on and read and be proud of me for.
I use to write about great places I traveld to and events I was part of. I want to do this but center this around being a parent. If you read my blog I would love to hear your thoughts.
I have to find a direction and hopefully do it soon. What do you like to read? What would you rather not have to read?
Sweet and Simple BBQ Sauce.
- 1/2 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix ( I use lipton.)
- 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar.
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke.
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- In a medium bowl, mix together onion soup mix, sugar, honey, ketchup, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce.
- Warm up on low.
- Add it to mason jar let cool.
- add decoration and enjoy this for yourself or that Guy in your life.
The ferry ride back to the Peninsula was breathe taking. I am lucky to live in this beautiful place and call it home.
Then at the 28 mark of the birth of my twin boys things changed, things became busy but I still had time to write and review. Then after a few months in the NICU baby F got to come home on Christmas eve, the very best gift a mommy could have gotten I was so torn at that very moment I came to understand that no matter what unless my boys were together I would feel torn and missing the other.
It took a little over a month until Baby B could come home. He had some problems I wont get into it now, but when he did get home having two babies and the trying to do the balancing followed. I thought that I knew it all and boy oh boy I had no idea.
My journey into motherhood was not what the normal way in to which most have babies, the way I did it was what you hear about on the cover of US weekly. What you think Stars do so that they don't gain any weight of have any of that pain that goes into child birth. My story is nothing like that, my dream my entire life was to be a mama, my family knew that and when all the stars in the sky were in the right order and my cousin who is more like my sister decided to help me make my dream come true of having a little person call me mommy!
Lucky for me, I got the best buy one get one free deal ever. When they told us we were having twins my heart about exploded, first with delight and being over joyed, then next fear and self doubt that follwed me around. How the heck could I be a mommy to two babies at once. Piece of cake right? WRONG! :)
I know this so far: I'm very very far from being a perfect parent and I have so much to learn. What I know for sure is that this is the life I have always wanted and I'm not the same person I was 6 months ago and I thank the Lord above about that! F&B made me a completely different person, a mommy. How they grow up and treat me will be how they love and treat their families later in life. I can't mess this up like so many things I have messed up in my life before this.
This sounds crazy but I truly feel like I was born the day they were.
I decided that as a blogger who is now a mommy, that I would write more about that. I will still do posts about what is fun and hotel reviews that are kid friendly, how when we plan a trip to Disney on a shoe string budget. I will tell you of places to eat that don't give you the hairy eyeball if your kid screams or makes a mess on the table or in his pants. There will be laugter till you cry reading what I am going through, and at times crying until you laugh with me. I will be painfully truthful of my misguided attempts at doing the best at rasing these beautiful baby boys and not driving away my husband.
I invite you on this journey.
Pan-Seared Pressed Tofu with Apples and Champagne Vinaigrette
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free
Serves 2 as a light lunch or 4 as a side dish
For the dressing
- 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 3 teaspoons minced shallot
- Leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, shallot, thyme and salt. Allow to stand for ten minutes. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify. Taste and adjust seasoning. Reserve.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 9 ounces pressed tofu (the kind that is completely firm and generally already brown with some soy sauce on the outside), cut into approximately 1″ x 1″ x 1/2″ squares [note: if you need gluten-free you'll need to inquire about the soy sauce!]
- Reserved dressing
- 1 large or 2 medium crisp, sweet apples, cored and cut into 16 slices each (Braeburns work well)
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Flaky sea salt
- Place a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil, and when it is shimmering, add the tofu in a single layer. Cook until well browned on one side, then flip and cook the other side. Remove to a medium bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Pour the dressing over the tofu and toss. Add the apples and pomegranate seeds and toss again. Taste and adjust seasoning. Divide among serving bowls and finish with generous amounts of black pepper and flaky salt.
Any vacation spot is my favorite. We've traveled to so many amazing places that truly just to travel to many different places will be my favorite vacation spots. If I had to choose one it would have to be Kalaloch Washington, or Cannon Beach Oregon, I love love love San Fransico and I of course love any thing disney...
2. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I have a few things that are my guilty pleasure, reality TV. It's trashy and oh so bad but I for some reason I love them, that and oh yeah that waste of my time that I can't seem to get away from called.... Facebook.
Currently I lOVE skinny jeans with tall boots. I think it's such a cute look. But I have to say my pinterest wardrobe is so much cuter then the one I have in real life. :)
I have no spring break plans, I have never gotten the reason to do things for spring break, I have a few years to worry about that.
I don't like bible names for baby names, I like a strong name that isn't something you hear all of the time. Being that my first name is one of the popular 70's names and there was like 80 of the girls in my class named after me. I also hate boys names for girls and girls names for boys. I think it is dumb.
I am looking forward to nighly habits. It's gonna be a walk in the evening after dinner, take our bath, read a few book's, brush toother pegs, pray, goodnight hugs, loves and kisses kind of habits..
We need another date night soon, it makes this crazy mommy feel a little less crazy.....A little.
Waiting is so hard for me the not knowing an answer is the worst.... I really do stress out for the unknown, my head is hard to get to stop over thinking things, I care way to much what others think and I over think every little thing that I have no control of. Hate it. One day I hope I am care free. Now I sit and worry about the boys. My mom said this is what being a mommy feels like. Oh how I love my boys and love the fact that God has graced me with letting me be their mommy. What a great gift I have been given.
my first reaction would be for me to go and buy the new swing set at Costco for the boys to play with. No they wont be able to use it right now but over time they would be able to swing and play and grow....
SO that really wouldn't be just for me so after then for me I would buy .......
The Nikon D40 camera..I just love this camera and it is my goal to buy this and take a zillion pictures of my beautiful baby boys.
5. What company would you want to do a blog review for?
I would love to do a blog review on Disney, disney vacations maybe visit all the parks and cruise ships that they own! Now that would be a wonderful review. I think that it would be Ah-May-ZING! I would be able to write the best travel reviews of my life through this company. Also it would be amazing to work for them full time doing anything..........It truly is the best and happiest place on earth.
I did a interview with the next lady I am doing the feature with almost two years ago and we couldn't get over the change. Look back on some of my older posts and you should be able to check and see the difference in her answers then and now. Elaine is a person that is full of love and life! She grew up in Bremerton and stayed true to her roots in this area by starting her own photography business and is raising her two beautiful children here as well. I am blessed to call her a friend here is her new out look on her business. I can not wait to see where she is in another two years!
1. How long have you lived in the area?
I have lived in Bremerton my entire life... so about 33 years.
2. How much family history do you have in the area?
My parents are the only ones left in the area. Both of my brothers have moved away and started families, but I have no plans of ever leaving!
3.What is your favorite thing about the area?