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We're Moving to Utah

17 August 2015

My last post was 10 days ago. So much has changed since then! Jared received a job offer from Intermountain Healthcare, and we accepted! The job opportunity was an answer to our prayers. It's a great career advancement for Jared, and it came at the perfect time. He will be building and managing a new team that will develop a new line of business for the organization. It sounds very exciting and challenging, but we are also sad to leave Charlotte and all of our family and many good friends we have made here.

This will probably be the last night I have any free time before the crazy busy packing for the move begins (we are loading the truck in 5 days) so I thought I would do a good picture dump here :D

First, I found a few pictures on my phone from the beach that I didn't post :D wish I were there right now! This is the reality of how messy the babies got every time we went out to the beach. They were sand lovers:

The twins are 8 months old, and have some killer blue eyes! They are the same color, but Ryan's are a little more round, and a tiny bit bigger. Lyla has more of my eye shape (almond shape) and they are a little more deep set. I'm so jealous of their blue eyes! Also, it's kind of hard to tell in pictures, but Lyla's hair is dark brown, and Ryan's (what little he has) is a lighter blonde color. Lyla is still the heavy weight champ.

Okay, now back to Charlotte pics-
...and Jared hates when I take these stalker type pics ^^ haha but can you blame me? I love love love this view, and I only get to stare at it for a few more months, because they are going to grow out of those infant carriers before we know it!

We've been trying to squeeze as many dates in with friends and family as we can! We're going to miss everyone :(

Kyler is going to especially miss his friend Ashlynn :( 

Jared finished Wake Forest's MBA program last Wednesday! He took me and the babies on a tour- it was about time! I'm so proud of him!! (...and so glad we are done with school forever...)

I love when the babies do this:

I took a few pictures of our house for the rental company website. We only lived in this house for 4 months, and it's small, but I think I'll still miss it....especially the neighborhood.

I will NOT, however, miss the blue carpet haha.

I walked out our front door to take a picture of the outside of our house, and my neighbor was outside. 
She saw me and my camera and exclaimed "Oh! You want to take my photograph? Well alright!" 
Me: "Oh! um. er. Yes! That's why I came outside. Say cheese!"
Her name is Jo, and that's her little dog named Ladybug. Jo's mom is 93 and still lives there!

The babies did a little skinny dipping on the driveway. They have just as much fun in our ghetto plastic pool, than they do at the giant neighborhood one. Plus they don't have to wear diapers. So it's probably even a little more fun for them. :D

My mom gave me a selfie stick-GNO gift from family reunion- actually I should probably call it a groupie stick, because that's all I'll use it for! we tried it out today- I'm going to miss family dinners with this bunch :(

We started doing crawling races with the twins. They're about even speed wise (pretty slow and easily distracted).

Anyways, we're going to miss Charlotte, NC! :(

Family Reunion-Topsail Island

06 August 2015

Family reunion was wonderful this year! It was the first time in over 2 years that my entire family was under the same roof! I got to meet my one of my newest nieces Maybelle (who is already 2!) and it was so good catching up with my siblings and their families.

I somehow convinced Jared to take some family pictures this trip. It was so hard getting both babies to look at the camera, and getting Kyler to smile normally is equally as challenging haa, but I think my sisters did a great job! I love them!
They are almost 8 months old :(

My dad did the annual Schralympics. Races, pushup contests, log tosses, accuracy throws etc... the adults did some contests too! (some of my siblings get competitive haha)

My mom put on a "Teddy Bear Picnic" for the grandkids one night. They loved it!

The kids mostly played in the little tide pools at the beach. It was perfect because we didn't have to worry about a wave coming and washing them out to sea..or sharks :p

We had a massive birthday party to celebrate all of the cousins birthdays for the year. It was crazy- but fun!

Kyler got a spiderman balloon made when we were in Wilmington- obviously he was obsessed.

The older cousins helped out with feeding and changing the twins diapers. It was awesome. I need these nieces to live with me ASAP -ones that are young enough to love helping with babies and young enough to not know they should be paid to be doing those things. hah

The babies LOVED the sand. They kept trying to eat it though (yuck) and got so messy every time we went out! It was a lot of work, but so worth it. I love the beach!

Sometimes it was just easier with no swimsuits on them at all. Sand was everywhere anyways, and its one less thing to wash :p

I love that little patch of hair on top of her head.

Kyler loved his first bath with the twins.

This next picture below was from a photo shoot fail! I wanted the twins to have some "lovie" stuffed animals to cuddle with. I was having a hard time choosing which to buy, so I asked Jared. He chose bunnies, because we call Lyla our "Honey Bunny" and Ryan our "Funny Bunny". Then, Kyler got jealous of the twin's bunnies, so we caved and bought him one too a week later (the big green one) he named it "Money Bunny" haha.
I wanted a cute picture of the kids and their new Jellycat Bunnies, but only Lyla was cooperating. 

We love the beach, but it's good to be back home again :D