Happy Hearts.. CHEERS!

Valentine's Day 2014 
The twins enjoyed eating breakfast on special heart plates, swinging at the park, and then will spend the night playing with Mommy and Daddy! 

Exchanging Valentine's Cards 

Happy Heart Day!

Last weekend, Michael talked about trying out a new beer. While he searched for it at the store, I grabbed a wine that I hadn't ever tried! CHEERS! 

I took note of his comment and picked up 6 different beers for him for Valentine's Day! Michael took note of my side comment(s) ;) and got me a massage! score. My upper left shoulder has been bothering me. {I need to see a Chiropractor!}

Tonight, we are exchanging love letters to each other and doing dinner in with the twins! Our life group from church is doing a wonderful Married Bible Study together. It started last week and our leader suggested to write each other a love note. We are doing our homework and I am excited! 

Yes... this post does involve beer/wine/and God! tehehe! It's fine. Really, it is. Don't judge. 
Or leave me mean comments.. it's vday. 
Love you all!

Perfect day!! 
The Tennison's

Heart Day 2014

I get asked quite frequently about what our favorite age has been with you two. I really, I mean REALLY, don't have an answer for that. Nope, there is not a favorite. 
Every SINGLE day beats the last. 
You are both so lovable and you continue to top each month that we think is great. We love every stage that you are in. You are 16 months old. 
You are officially OLD! 
Yup, for some reason, 15 months was still little, but, 16 months takes your age to another level. :) 

Watching you grow and learn each day makes your Daddy and I so happy. He was talking today about how much fun the two of you are. He is right. You are simply amazing and we love you so much.
Happy Valentine's Day H&L!

We love you both EVERYDAY, yet, on Valentine's Day, I thought I would tell you what we love about you the MOST! 

You little one are on the GO! ALL.THE.TIME.  Your GO all the time personality is my most favorite LOVE thing about you. If you look back at all of the pictures that I have taken of you, you are either walking for crawling! You are just like your Momma. Go, go and go some more. Although, I do have to say, when you do stop. You love to snuggle. You will flop in my lap and love on me, and it stops my heart. I want to just savor every time you snuggle up under my chin. I look at your dainty little body and I smile just thinking about you. I have a grin across my face as I type. You have the most precious little nose and lips. Your eyes are beautiful and have a little squint like your Momma's. Your long little legs will one day dance in ballerina slippers.

You my little one, are perfect. You are sweet. You are kind. You are independent. You my sweet baby are the most wonderful gift to your Daddy and I. We love you!
 Happy Valentines Day, Hadley Bug!

That precious little nose...

Mommy and Daddy 

Your giggle or should I say, squeal! It's contagious and your Daddy and I can just eat it up. I love that you laugh alot. It will be one of your best attributes! You sweet girl know exactly what you want and just talk, talk, talk to me, and want so badly for me to understand what you are saying. It makes me excited to think that you will one day love talking to me. I can't wait for long conversations with you. Blue eyed, brunette, yup, you are! I love your eyes and your beautiful dark locks of curls. I prayed for those. Your sister has lighter hair (it's too short to tell if it will curl) I love your little curly head. Getting you out of the bathtub is my favorite, as your damp curls cover your head! I sure hope it stays that way! Ohh.. and we can't forget about your lashes. Add mascara in a few years, and BAM! House arrest you will be on. You sweet girl melted your Momma's heart this week. You walked up with open arms and hugged me. oh.my.gosh. 

 My sweet Laylay: All in all, you love to dance. It melts me. I love your giggles. They melt me, too.   You are just precious. We don't know what we would do without you. We thank God for you! 
Happy Valentine's Day, Laylay pants!

Love, Mommy and Daddy 

God truly knew we didn't just need one.
We needed two.
We can't imagine life without each of you.


Let's get real- life can be hard!

Life in general can be hard.. add children in the mix, 2 at that, life can be real hard. 

People, as in random strangers, ask me ALL the time. "How do you do it with TWO babies?" I now respond with this... 
"God gives me the patience and drive to push through the exhausting days. There are way more amazing days that overrule the exhausting ones." When I say that we want more children.. they look at me like I am crazy! Nope, not crazy people. I just love my little family!! 

I know I couldn't do this without His love and support in me. When the days are long and H&L are crawling in my lap for love and attention. I know He is smiling down on me and saying, "You, my daughter, were given these children to love on and enjoy, use the hard days to be thankful for the good days." It may be hard at times, but the laughter, giggles, hugs and kisses from these two make life worth living.

 I always knew I wanted children! But, man, I didn't realize that I needed them. 

Your Momma not only wanted you both so TERRIBLY bad, but, I look at you now and realize that I needed you just as much. I can't wait to watch you grow up. 

Happy 16 months... 
May you grow to be your Momma's best friends. 


Meet Phau Phau

Since it's {love} month- I thought I would share with you one of my newest little loves! 

Meet sweet little Phau Phau!

 I just adore this sweet little guy! He is 4 1/2 and lives Indonesia. He has a dog, loves fried chicken, the color red, and wants to be a policeman when he grows up.  He lives with his Mom (Ibu) and Dad.  Michael and I send donations, letters, & pictures each month to his family. He and his family are in our daily prayers!  We write back and forth to him through his Mom and Dad. Isn't he just the sweetest? I wish I could meet this little guy. 

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