Monday, December 14, 2009

christmas pics

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I've just come to terms with the fact that my girls will NEVER smile for the camera!
and they don't like santa much

Friday, December 4, 2009


good food +family +movies +basketball = A VERY memorable and FUN Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yes I do realize,that its 2 days before Thanksgiving and I'm finally putting up my Halloween pics. But I do have an excuse!
Well it started in my early teenage years, when my mom always said how I needed to marry someone to keep track of me, meaning (keys, being on time, purse, organized etc.) Dane may have a lot of good qualities, but being organized is not a strong suit forhimself, so having to help me is out of the question! So we of course (not for the first time) lost our camera battery charger, and after searching the house for it, had to order a new one. So here you are up to date as to why there have not been Halloween pictures until now!
But aren't my girls adorable!
As for life at the Tidwell's things are going just grand! The girls are finally ALMOST sleeping through the night (i'm only up 1 or 2 times at the most!) They're scooting all over and I'm learning a little about having to move things out of reach... We soon head to Richfield for the Thanksgiving festivities!!!!
Oh and I know i should put which girl is which under their pictures, but I haven't figured out how to do it. SO the best i can do is do; 1 is dani and 1 is Jaci.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

babies babies and more babies

We belatedly threw liser a shower at Nicoles a couple of weeks ago! It was so fun and one of the first times in FOREVER we almost all got together!.. Liser's new baby is so precious! we tried to get a better pic of all the kids, but that didn't work out so well. As you can see all of our kids were there and it was a mad house!

Since having the twins a popular question to me was if i was going back to work or not. After a lot of debate it was decided I would no longer teach 1st grade :(. I was so sad about the situation, but knew there wasn't any possible way I could teach. Well after being home a month I realized 2 things 1.) we couldn't afford for me to be home all the time and 2.) I can't handle being home all the time.
Now.. I know this is a very controversial topic amongst mom's but I have realized everybody is different and has their own needs. I LOVE being home with my girls, but I also NEED my outs. I feel that when I get away from the girls for a bit I am a better parent. One of my friends put it in good terms for me. She said you can have quantity time, and quality time, and they don;t always go hand in hand....
Anyways, I kind of fell into a job as a title 1 teacher. (its for schools that are predominatly poor so they recieve extra funds to help supplement and add teachers) They agreed to work with my schedule so I am working tue and wed at a Private Catholic school. All new areas for me. I have started and like it so far, I just work with small groups and am really excited! One day a week Dane and his sister watch the girls and one day they're with a sitter.
Other than that out life is really good, Dane is super busy with school. Dani and Jaci are almost 9 months and growing up.

Friday, August 28, 2009


2 years!!! I know it does seem like such a short time, but its true we've only been married 2 YEARS!
I realize I never talk much about Dane, so I just wanted to give some props to my wonderful husband.. He really is such a great guy and I'm thankful that I was the lucky one to find him:
things I LOVE about my hubby
*He loves the Gospel
*He pampers me
*his strength, physical and mental
*He is such a good dad
*He loves sports (as do i)
*He gives the most AMAZING massages
*He's a babe
And of course the list can go on and on, but I do want to thank him, for still being the man I married!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

beach luv

we went to the beach to get family pics the other day and I was so excited for everyone to see them! My girls may not smile for the camera, but their eyes sure can draw you in.. Thanks kiara i really do luv them!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

6 months


Holy CRAP! Our little girls are 6 months old!  Now i think the thing I'm supposed to write is, how it went SO FAST.  But I'm gonna be honest, this did not go fast ONE BIT! I feel like I've been a parent for years! 
 I truly do love these little girls.  They are so healthy and fun to have around.  As you can see they're quite identical.  But their personalities certainly aren't. I 've noticed that they balance eachother out!
Some fun facts about them:
I have started to put them in different rooms for their naps, but truly the last 4 times, they have woke up at the EXACT same time!  
When one sleeps the other squaks and squeels as if they know something isn't right.
They hold hands ...
They LOVE baby einsten (thank goodness)
I was talking to Dane this morning and we decided that having kids makes everything so much harder and better at the same time!  We love being parents and love having twins!

Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July

I LOVE LOVE LOVE richfield's  4th of July.  So its always hard for me to be away from my family at this time of year, but I seriously had such a good time.  Thanks to my sister in-law, whit, who wanted to make it a fun one we had such a good day.  We started out at the beach, where they had some sand castle contests, and it was just a beautiful day! Then we met the boys at the beach again where they shot fireworks off a boat.  It was beautiful! then got dinner at a fun little restraunt in town.  The girls even liked the fireworks, their eyes were wide open just staring at them!  We're loving being in Florida, and getting sad that the summer is half over!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I have a husband again!!! Not gonna lie, that month without dane was super hard... but we made it, thanks to HUGE family support!  I really don't know what I would do without everybody that stepped into help me while Dane was gone.  THANK YOU..
My girls survived their first plane ride and we are now in sunny florida!  My mom and sisters came out and we made it kind of a girls trip.  We went to the beach, went on a fan boat, shopped, slept, ate a lot, pool etc.  I was so sad to see them go, and am already missing the help!!!
jaci and dani are doing amazing!  RIght before I left we had their 4 month check up (a little late) and jaci was 11.1 dani 10.6.  They are seriously growing so much and smiling lots which I of course love ... Their personalities are showing through as well, dani likes affection and attention while jaci is mellow and content.  I can't go anywhere without getting a ton of smiles and people wanting to know EVERY detail.  But I'm not gonna lie, I don;t mind one bit hearing how cute my girls are!!!
They are 5 months old!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

workin lady

So i've been back to work for a month now, and have an all new appreciation for working moms!
Happy Mothers Day

Sunday, May 3, 2009

picture time

We took the girls to get pictures, and i can't believe how good they turned out because the girls were terrible! but we absolutely love the end result! so if you need a photographer he was really good with the girls and in between it all managed to get some great shots! 

And this is going to be the story of our lives.. haha... I just love this shot! he got it just perfect...
Above is the girls in their blessing dresses.
We blessed them a week ago and it went so good.  Dane gave them such a good blessing and the girls were angels...