I took quite a few pictures of my nieces this past weekend (it’s only natural), and while many of them are very similar, I’m still going to share them all! And some of them are a little dark, but editing them only made them look worse…Seriously, are they not the most precious little things you have ever seen?!
Raelyne makes the best faces.
Berklee makes some pretty good faces, too.
Berklee makes so good faces, too,
Berklee hanging out on Mom’s lap
Berklee as Baby Carlos (from The Hangover…obviously)
I’m (almost) a week late in announcing this, but for those as yet unaware…
MY NIECES ARE HERE!
Very proud daddy!
They are actually here, in the flesh. Twin girls born on Valentine’s Day, and SURPRISE!, they are identical! It doesn’t get better. They are perfect. (Not that there was ever any question about that.) And gorgeous. (Or that.) And healthy. And so is mom. I already have approximately 100 pictures, and I’m planning to go see them this weekend, so I’m sure I will amass a few hundred more to share.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff!
Raelyne Lee Gilmore: born at 2:41 AM, weighing in at 4lbs 12oz and 16 inches long.
Berklee Lyne Gilmore: born at 2:52 AM, weighing in at 5lbs 6oz and 17 inches long.
I can’t seem to get over the fact that they exist. They fill me with so much joy. Friends and family–other aunts–tried to tell me what it was like, becoming an aunt. And they were right – you can’t really put it into words. I already love these girls more than I could ever put into words. I would will doing anything for them.
I cried when I had to leave them and come back home last weekend. I just wanted to stay there and hold them and stare at them. They have occupied pretty much every thought. I feel as if I’m about to burst open with the excitement I feel at the thought of getting to see them tomorrow. So, girls, Auntie Sydney is coming tomorrow, so save the extra-special cuteness until I get there!
Last night, I (and when I say “I” I actually mean hairstylist extraordinaire, Kasey Teegarden) did something that I have wanted to do for years…
I GOT BLUE & GREEN PEACOCK OMBRÉ HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it’s glorious!
I couldn’t possibly be more excited or happy with the end result. I freaking LOVE IT! I’m sure Kasey would agree – it was a loooong process. (My hair was dark and reddish – it wasn’t quick or easy. Kasey darkened my main color a bit & bleached my ends at the same time, then I sat with my plastic wrap helmet for quite a while–thank goodness I had ‘Outlander’ with me–washed, dried, blued, sat some more, washed, dried, straightened, and we were done.) It took over 4 hours…
My plastic wrap helmet.
After the darker base and bleaching.
Th end result! My gorgeous peacock hair ombre!
It’s so pretty…
I can’t get over how much I love it!
…but it was worth it. I feel incredible! And oddly enough, it doesn’t feel as weird as I thought it would: too see myself with such a drastic change. It feels like my hair, it looks like MY hair, like it belongs to me. I think it’s the most “me” my hair has ever been. And talk about a confidence booster! I needed this change more than I realized.
Kasey – you are amazing. I can’t thank you enough! I love it so much, I can’t stop looking at it and touching it…it’s makes me feel invincible!
I feel like I have a superpower now. And that superpower is peacock hair!
I know I said I was back and I was going to be posting more, that obviously hasn’t happened. I lost my list of ‘filler’ post ideas, and my life just isn’t all the interesting right now.
I’m still anxiously awaiting the arrival of my nieces (weighing in at 4.6lbs and 5.14lbs., respectively). From the sound of things, they should be here within a week. At which point, this blog will probably become all about them.
Before the Gilmore Girls take over, I do have one life change of my own happening: I’ve started Weight Watchers and I’m exercising almost daily (stationary bike and yoga). It’s a process and it’s only been about two weeks, but I already feel better. I’m still figuring out what is going to work best for me, but I’m on the way.
I like words, I’ve always liked words. I get Word of the Day emails from three different dictionary websites, I collect quotes and get Quote of the Day emails from Goodreads, and I read alot. Words are cool, guys. Anyone who tells you differently is lying, and possibly a Dalek.
In light of my word-love, I’ve decided to started doing a Wordcrush Wednesday post. I’m still working out the logistics and planning exactly how I want to do it, so it may very well change in the coming weeks. For now, the plan is to include a ‘word of the day’ and a ‘quote of the day’.
Word of the Day:
pasquinade (pronunciation: /paskwəˈnād/) – a satire or lampoon, originally one displayed or delivered publicly in a public place.
My not-so-little brother, Robert, and his lovely fiancé, Abbie, are having twin girls and their baby shower was this weekend, and it was all shades of adorable. Everyone involved (and there were lots) did a great job putting it all together, and they got tons of stuff for the Gilmore Girls!
The adorable elephant diaper cake.
I wish the picture this cake justice – it was possibly the cutest cake ever. The elephants on it… :)
My mom, Abbie, & Me.
Mom, Shelby, Abbie, Davida, & Gloria.
This auntie-to-be is incredibly anxious for Berklee & Raelyne to get here! Only about three more weeks! So consider me on stand-by from here on out, because as soon as I get that call, I’m in the car and on my way to meet my nieces!