I suppose it is appropriate to begin with mom and dad. The story could be long but I'll spare all the small details. We met a looooooooong time ago. (that's what our kids say anyway) We were both in high school and were playing basketball in the same place one night. It was there we first laid eyes on each other. We dated some in high school then after a few months we went our separate ways for a time. Mom joined the Colorado Army National Guard and played around with life a time. After almost 2 years we joined forces again! This time around we had our ups and downs but boy finally caught girl for good and she settled into marriage and kids and the rest is history.
I tend to lump my 5 little girls into one sweet pile. They come on each others heels and are living their life in the same way. First of the five were my twins Emma and Kaydee. What a wonderful shock and surprise it was when I learned there were two babies on their way. And both girls. I was in heaven! They are growing into beautiful, thoughtful young ladies and are such a blessing in my life. They definitely share their own language both verbally and in bodily gestures. It is a sweet thing to watch them grow and see their individuality that peeps in on occasion. But I am noticing that the older they get the more and more individual they are becoming but at the same time they are growing closer and closer to one another. Twins are definitely complex but come with many joys and blessings.
Makenzie, Janai, and Mary came close behind my twins blessing me with 5 little girls in eight years. Makenzie is my comedian. Like her brother Gregg she is always quick with a gesture, a smile, or a trick that makes us all laugh. I am very thankful for the personalities of each of my children and for all the color they bring into my life. Janai is my serious one of the five. She loves reading and searching pinterest for crafts of all kinds. She is very imaginative and artsy! Being so "stuck" in the middle of many girls isn't easy but if anyone can pull it off she can. And speaking of stuck! She is very much a child that loves being with me! Where I go she loves to go and what I'm doing she loves to do. I love having her around and sharing my life with her. Our baby Mary is all that. Our baby. What's with the youngest in families anyway? She, as well as all of my children fills my heart with love. As with Janai, she loves being mom! Grocery shopping and running errands is all the more enjoyable when my Mary comes along. She is my hugger and snuggler and I love every bit of it! These three youngest girls are known to camp out on mom and dads bedroom floor at night and sometimes still sneak in between mom and dad in the middle of the night. Waking up with one of them next to us brings joy and happiness to my heart and smiles to my face!