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No such thing as work/life balance. #twinslife

It has been almost a year and this is the first time in one year that I had the energy to sit-up after putting the twins to bed, watch a game and get a little work done. George and Henry turn one on June 10th…yes! OMG!

For the past year, I have been exhausted…extremely tired. This post-40 life has not only kicked my butt, but having twins has flipped everything upside down. Research shows that men take a huge dip after 40 and is more apparent around 44. No energy, mood swings, lack of drive, and just finding the energy to make it past 8pm is excruciating!

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Completeness

We are complete…the family is complete. As I walked into the room after the Christmas Tree was up and Sarah had completed the decorations, I got a little teary eyed. I had realized, this is the first Christmas with our complete family.

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We did it…our first official outing as a family. #twinslife

We did it…our first official outing as a family. Now…we have taken the family to church numerous times, but that is not even a block from the house. This was a complete outing including a picnic dinner at Clemson’s Botanical Gardens, then to Clemson’s Bowman Field, and finally fireworks beside Clemson’s Baseball Stadium. It is Clemson Homecoming and it is our tradition to take the kids for a picnic at Clemson Botanical Gardens then off to Bowman Field to look at all the homecoming floats. We packed the car full of bottles, changes of clothes, two different strollers depending on how the twins would do, and lots of crazy shenanigans to make the night fun. It was a wonderful night capped off with front row seats to enjoy the fireworks display. Henry ate his bottle while the fireworks lit up the sky for his enjoyment. He was completely mesmerized with all the flashing lights. George on the other hand…he was not a fan. I looked up and Sarah was sitting in the car, holding George, watching the fireworks while trying to keep little George calm. But…it was so worth it…including the fireworks that were in the shapes of smily faces and hearts. There is nothing better than homecoming at Clemson. It is a tradition that my parents enjoyed taking my sister and myself when I was Rosebud’s age. We did all the same things from looking at the floats on Bowman Field to sitting in the stadium watching the fireworks. I was like George, scared of the loud fireworks. I would lay on the stadium seats and hold my ears. But…we did it…we made it. It was because we had lots of help from family and friends. This picture above is one of three pictures capturing the whole family. It took a lot to get us up the hill in front of this float for the picture. I climbed to the top, holding myself from sliding down while my dad passed both Henry and George into my hands. Sarah was trying to hold herself from sliding while corralling Rosebud and trying to get her to smile. 
We look happy…and we are; because sometimes you need a little crazy, a little fun, lots of help, and night on the town, Clemson Homecoming Style! #Clemson #Homecoming #WelcomeHome #twinslife

We did it…our first official outing as a family. Now…we have taken the family to church numerous times, but that is not even a block from the house. This was a complete outing including a picnic dinner at Clemson’s Botanical Gardens, then to Clemson’s Bowman Field, and finally fireworks beside Clemson’s Baseball Stadium.

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