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Twinsies Turn 4

I was out wrangling my crew at Mama Mecca the other day (aka Target) when a seasoned mama, with grey in her hair and wrinkles around her eyes, stopped me. She talked to the girls and fawned over Jude, and then she turned to me with tears in her eyes and said, “You have a beautiful family. Don’t blink, it really goes too quickly.” 

I’ve heard this sentiment a thousand times, and every time it strikes a note in this weary mama’s heart. 

She gently squeezed my arm, and then left me in my un-showered, dry shampooed, no make-up, hot-mess-whirlwind feeling like I had won the lottery to get to just BE in that moment. And I was truly so thankful. 

Truth be told, 30 minutes prior I was yelling at my children to HURRY UP, GET IN THE CAR, WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES, DON’T PICK YOUR BROTHER’S NOSE, AND WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PEE NOW THAT YOU’RE BUCKLED IN???? We Salmons aren’t great at transitions I’m learning. Fuses are short, children are children, and this mama is always on the go… hurry hurry hurry. 

But that sweet seasoned mama, with grandbabies of her own, really blessed me by helping me remember to slow down & enjoy these chaotic days. The days truly pass by so slowly, and yet so quickly. 

The twins turned four a few weeks ago and my mama heart can't take it. I told someone the other day that I’m pretty sure I’m not going to survive motherhood. I’m already weepy about the small milestones like birthdays (it's 4, they're not turning 13 for heaven's sake! And I canNOT even start thinking about 16 #JesusTakeTheWheel #literally). They're running around still all cuddly and I'm all HOW AM I GOING TO SEND THEM TO COLLEGE????!!!!

YALL, I’m gonna have to get a grip or that Ben Salmon is going to have quite the time reminding me that they’re simply arrows in our quiver. They were made to fly and never mine to begin with. 

And boy do those girls know how to fly. 

(Someone hold me.)

Well my independent sassy girls wanted a Dory/Nemo themed bday party so a week prior Ben and I looked at each other and said, “OH SHOOT, it’s the twins' bday next week!!” So we texted our friends (no invites bc BLESS #hotmess) and off we went to the Dollar Store. 

I wanted to blog these photos because so many of them capture the epitome of who the girls are during this season. It was truly such a fun day celebrating their vibrant little lives. So without further adieu, the girls’ 4th bday… (And for those of you who still can't tell them apart, Felicity is in the Blue swim top, Noel is in the Pink). 

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And just like that... they're 4. And 20% of their time with us is gone... That sweet grandmama was right, it just goes by too quickly.

Much love,

Posted on August 20, 2016 and filed under Family, Twinsies.

Family Photos - 2015

Y'all. It's snowmageddon here in the great state of NC. For all you northerners out there, that means we have about 1/2 inch of snow and ice... and it's supposed to keep going all day and night. WHICH MEANS, we're all locked in our houses for the next week. ;) For real though... Cinnamon rolls have been eaten, Pj's will not be taken off for a few days, and life is officially at a slower pace.

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I love a good snow day once a year... so let's hope this system comes and goes and then we get back to upper 50's lower 60's. #YESPLEASEANDTHANKYOU #SOUTHERNGIRL4LIFE

But all that to say, this slow snowy day means I have time to FINALLY document (aka BLOG) our family photos that were taken MONTHS AGO this past fall. I'll be honest I kept putting off scheduling our photos with the hopes that our sweet lil adopted baby would join our family, but as we got closer to the holidays I finally booked the FABULOUS furnished photography and boy am I thrilled that we did because we're still waiting on God's perfect timing for our newest addition! And I'm SO SO SO thankful we have these precious moments captured as a family of four.

So without further adieu, here are our family pics! Enjoy! And for those of you who are wondering which twin is which... pink vest is Felicity, purple is Noel. You're welcome. 

Much Love,

The Sassy Salmon

Posted on January 22, 2016 and filed under Family, Twinsies, Ordinary Life.

For the love of the FAIR.

Oh the NC State fair... how I love you. And this year was the year I finally got brave enough to take the littles out into the madness. Of course... I didn't do it solo. I called in the troops (aka grandparents). Plus I finally broke out my big girl camera... it's been awhile.. but I forgot how much I enjoyed it. I loved seeing the fair through the twinsies' eyes. So here are a few shots of our fun day! Enjoy!

Gdaddy & Kiki showing the girls their roots... 

This is what heaven is life for a child: cotton candy, popcorn, hobby horses, and people who adore them (aka give them the afore mentioned items). 

Really though, these girls love their grands. I mean... just look at them.

                                                                                        

 Not a single one of them is right in the head. 

Felicity Hope KILLING some cotton candy with Kiki. 

     

Noel Joy was ALL ABOUT some Gdaddy (& popcorn of course!). 

And it wouldn't be a trip out without someone peeing their pants. Please note, when I looked at the child with the obviously soaked pants and asked, "Baby, did you go pee pee in your panties?" I got a firm, "Nope." Oh ok. I'd believe you but that massive wet spot on your pants is telling me otherwise. Alas, a quick trip to the bathroom with Kiki to dry some pants! Always an adventure!

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Fe waiting in line for the Hobby Horses & then Fe with Kiki & Noel with Gdaddy. Someone was a little upset that the ride was over. 

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And that night... we left the girls with the grands and had our own lil double date at the fair! Our church choir had a concert there that night... Which singing plus a fun double date with friends is just the best. And I will not tell you how much fried food I consumed, but I can tell you that most of it was smothered in processed cheese sauce. BOOM. Yes please and thank you. I also won't tell you that this wasn't our only trip to the fair. We are those people... and we're fine with it. #fortheloveofdeepfriedEVERYTHING

Much love,