Friday, December 17, 2010


yes late again on the post, but this holiday season has been as busy as ever it seems.
We had such a fun Thanksgiving this year.  It was spent with the Tidwell family and it was
4 days of partys! And we wouldn't have it any other way.  The girls loved spending time with
all their cousins, and still every time we get in the car the twins name EVERY cousin because they think thats what we're going to do is be with our cousins.
We're already so excited for Christmas and to spend it with family!
Happy HOlidays

Saturday, November 20, 2010

happy halloween

I was kind of a slacker this year when it came to the hole Halloween celebration.  Getting my girls dressed even seemed like a chore let alone buying costumes! SO without much effort they were cute little bumble bees... We had Adrie with us for the weekend and went to our ward trunk or treat, which was very creative and fun.  Then on Halloween day we headed to Dane's sisters, Sunnie, for some of the fun festivities.... The girls got the hang of it and loved getting all the candy of course, although they didn't understand the concept of waiting till we get home to eat all the candy...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Dane and I were so lucky and got to spend some time in Maui!  We loved
every minute of it.  We layed by the beach, pool, went hiking
did a lot of snorkeling,
and of course eating (i really did eat SO much!)
This time being away from the girls was harder for me than before when
i've left them... But we came home loving them more than ever and refreshed
from our nice vacation!
halloween pics soon to come!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Goodbye R-TOWN

It seems as if my life is full of "new beginings". We are finally back in SLC and staying (for now at least) But as you can see R-town was full of cousins and fun... I don't know what i'm gonna do without my sisters around to hang out with!
We had lots of water parties, spent time in St. George, got a lot of baby sitters, and played with cousins endlessly.  But like all summers, it has come to an end. Dane has come home YEAH! so we are busying ourselves with work and moving.  Hopefully we'll have a permanent residence by this saturday!
The girls are almost 21 months! and full of attitude.. I'm at a loss on how to be a good parent! I do not know how my parents raised five good kids, because i am really struggling with these 2!  Hopefully its just a phase...
good news:
Bryce and Kimley a precious baby boy Reynold (Reo)  Who i would trade in my 2 for him anytime!
Cy and Whit are having another girl! (we LOVE girls in the Tidwell side)
Dane and I are going on vacation without the GIRLS!
Our lives are busy as always, but listening to conference and one talk in particular, I realized that just because we're stressed doesn't mean we need to speed up... Slow down and enjoy, which is my goal for the month of.... November... love to all

Monday, August 16, 2010

Goodbye TEXAS

This summer was definitely a hard one for me, but it turned out to be a lot of fun thanks to these 3 fun girls (and their kids of course)

We'll miss you and TEXAS!!

The girls and I are back in UTAH, but just staying in R-TOWN for a while.  Dane is extending, so it'll make for a long couple months until we can get settled back in Salt Lake and figure out our future???

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The girls have reached the 18 month mark! And they are full time walking! I have no idea how much they weigh and all that jazz, but I do know they are little healthy girls.
I decided since we use anything to get together in the summer we decided to have a pool party with everyone out here.  Lots of fun, cupcakes and sun! What more could you want.
The girls are growing together and individually and I see each of their personalities shining.
Jaci is my little talker.  Dani is my little do-er.
Dani loves to play, she constantly pesters Jaci and the majority of the time they end up in a scream match, but a few times a day I do get to enjoy the giggling of sisters (which there is no sound quiet as enticing to a mom)...  Jaci is still a mommy's girl and Dani is dads best friend....
They are the biggest copy cats around, if one pours out her water, the other does.  If one touches mom with greasy pizza hands the other does, one throws their food on the floor the other mimmicks, etc.  Sometimes it can be quite funny how much they notice what each other does.

I don't know if when I am out in public  a day goes by that I don't get asked how I tell them apart.  The true answer is that they look TOTALLY different to me.  Yes, I do see that they are very identical, but I guess there's no explaining it except that they are different kids.  What I tell people is that Jaci is about a lb. heavier and about 2 weeks ago a little birthmark showed up on Dani's hand and Jaci has one on her leg.  So i guess if I ever get confused I always have that to fall back on.
Happy 18 months Dani and Jaci!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! We celebrated ours with a barbecue and baseball game (as you can see the girls didn't last to long at the game) But all in all we still loved the holiday.
Things in Texas are going great.
We're still spending a lot of time and the pool, where the kids play and the wives talk.
The girls LOVE their daddy and wish he were around all the time.
They are FINALLY walking more and more each day. I know you might think I'm crazy, but I am SICK of carrying around 2 KIDS! I can't wait until they walk....
HOpe everyone is as happy as we are

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Still KICKin

Yes we are still alive!  after the rollercoaster ride of this month....  Things have been crazy to put it mild...  WE have spent a lot of time traveling ( nearly 3,000 miles of driving in 4 weeks agh!) . WE started out the summer in Montana, then spent a while in Utah and now we are living in TEXAS. . . the summer of sales... But we are settled and happy.
Luckily we have a pool so we spend a lot of time there, and doing whatever else you do with 1 year olds to keep them happy.
The girls are 17 months and still not walking! But soon enough, they finally like to hold my hands while I walk.  They love sitting up high, on beds, chairs, couches etc.  As you can see in 1 picture they fight all the time.  Dani really doesn't like when jaci has something that she wants.  But despite the fighting no one can make them laugh as hard as eachother.  My favorite times are when I'm in another room and just sit and listen to them giggling.  They play peek-a-boo, poke each other in the eyes, mouths, tackle eachother and just laugh...
Here are a few pictures of our latest and greatest.. enjoy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring Pics

We got some spring pics taken, and I kinda combined it with the girls late 1 yr old pictures.
A friend from church took them and I love how they turned out...

As you can see they are adorable! Jaci is in green and Dani is in yellow
Dane finishes school and leaves for Montana this week! I have to finish out school so it'll be a couple weeks till me and the girls venture there...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

seriously CUTE

You can't tell me you don't kinda want twins after you see how cute these pictures are.

I found them in all these positions.
Sure do love these girls

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

screamin for spring

Happy Easter

What we have been up to:
Dane; school, studying for finals
Turning 26!!!! golfing st. george
Marion; work, girls, r-town,
girls,, kinda starting
to pack,.....
Jaci & dani; being mommy and
daddy's girls, teething, destroying,
being monkeys, sick!!! loving
the outdoors, making

mom and dad smile :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

love love love the sun!!!!

We had a second birthday party for the twins and they were hilarious! AS you can see they dove right into their cakes... Everybody was sitting watching and laughing and I think they adored all the attention!
Dane and I were so lucky and got to go to the bahamas kidless! (my sweet mom took the girls! thank you so muCh!) I seriously loved it! We were with a lot of friends, so that made it even better. I was so nervous to leave the girls (yes i cried) but once I was gone, i was just fine. Maybe thats bad to say, but I knew they were in good hands, and being taken care of by my mom and sister.
So dane and i relaxed, slept, layed in the sun, and played played played. I am already planning my next trip... (MOM????) so to any of you who don;t think you can handle leaving your kids, i seriously suggest trying, it reminds ya why ya love your husband ha ha...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Somebody said to me how they couldn't believe that my girls were already a year old and how the time has flown by.. my response was. "Yeah maybe for you!" This really has been one of the slowest and fastest years of my life. As I look back on my girls all I can see is how blessed we are to have them with us and healthy. They are probably the cutest girls i know.
3 fun facts:
*flaps her arms when she gets SO excited which is especially when she see's dad
*Is a sly little one, (makes me a bit nervous for the future)
*Is in constant play mode, rarely is just mellow
*will smile at little kids and watch them forever, but is more reserved for adults.
*Is such a LOUD and Constant talker. When she gets going plug your ears
*Loves books and reads them with her feet, (she also does the splits every time between sitting and lying down)
Dani & Jaci
*Dani will kiss jaci on the head sometimes then go about what she's doing
*They steal everything and anything from eachother. It really doesn't matter if I have 2 of things, they just want sissy's
*They will turn and talk to each other, (which is seriously my favorite)
and they feed off each other with their personalities. Especially when they are being silly at dinnertime. Or one is crying and the other finds it necessary to scream along with their sister!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Merrrrry CHRISTMAS

Happy HolidayS!! We had an extremely fun Holiday Season filled with family galore! We spent Christmas with Dane's family this year, and all slept at his mom's, not the best night sleep ever, but who really sleeps on Christmas Eve anyways. Then later in the day we headed to his dad's and enjoyed loads of good food, then the next day headed to R-town for the Dane's side Christmas party. then i feel as if we did it all over again and again and again, so it is official, I have decided I no longer EVER want to travel anywhere. I literally feel as if I have been traveling since Thanksgiving. Yes I know that this is a huge exaggeration especially being that the furthest place from SLC i went was R-town,... Maybe I'll be ready to take the girls somewhere by next Christmas... ha ha Here is a lot of our pictures. The girls were a lot of fun, and were spoiled of course. They love all the kids and to be near all the commotion. I think Jaci will be the little social one. Dani takes a second longer to warm up, but once she does she is right where the action is! As you can see a ton of pictures are of the girls and their cousins. Dane got tickets to a Bronco's game for Christmas, so thats one of the pics, and the rest are just filled with our family and my cute girls. I pray that everyone was as blessed this holiday season as we were...