Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friends and Family! I have a new blog! I was having so many problems with blogger. It was so slow to upload pictures and things- which I don't really have the time anymore for it to do that. So I started a new blog with wordpress and it is sooo much faster! My advice to anyone out there who is getting tired of blogger is to switch to wordpress! You can download your entire blog down to your very last comment to wordpress. Personally it just runs a lot smoother for me!

So here is my new blog address (the only thing that has changed is the last part :)

Please update our URL so you can keep following our adventures!!


The Gearys

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Twins' Baby Blessing

May 5, 2013
  It was such a spiritual day for our family. 
We were so grateful for all of the love and the support that the family showed to us on such a big day for the girls. Oli did such a beautiful job with the girls' blessings. They were both so heartfelt and were meant for that specific child. I am so proud of my husband for being worthy to give our girls their blessings. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be our girls' parents and for the wonderful responsibility to teach our girls about this wonderful Church and the happiness that comes from it. I hope our girls will always know that the Lord is always with them and that following His ways will make them the happiest they will ever be.
Mom and Dad love you girls!
^Preparing for the Blessing in the morning
Left: Clothes ready-minus their dresses
Right: Girls right after their baths :)

^ Top Left to Right: 
1. Nicole's Shoes
2. Little Nicki-Boo with her cute little shoes on
3. Rachel's Shoes
4. Little Rachie- Lou with her cute little shoes on
The Girls' Dresses!! Oh I loved them sooo much! :)
Left: Nicole's dress
Right: Rachel's dress
The girls all dressed and ready for their big day!!
Left: Rachel
Right: Nicole
The Awesome Food!!!
Menu: Pulled Pork with delicious salads, chips, appetizers, and desserts to accompany it!
Thanks to everyone who brought something!!

^ Left: Playing with Rachie and getting her to give her big smile!
Right: Aunt Sofia holding little Nicole in her onesie just after we took off her dress and was changing her. I love my babies in just onesies!! I can't get enough of them!! :)

^ Left and Right: Connor Fawcett surrounded by his harem of women haha (in the picture on the right Connor has his hands around Rach and Nicole :) His mother, Cynthia, told him not to go there because they were too old for him (they were born a couple weeks before) :)

I couldn't get over this!! The girls did this pose on their own!! They seem to do this a lot where they do similar poses and such. It was one of the sweetest things! They looked like little angels to me in their dresses (biased mother) :)

^ Trick question... which is which? No cheating by looking at their dresses :)
Rachel on the right and Nicole on the left.

Left: Family Picture on such a special Day
Right: Feeding time! :)
 Mom holding Rachel and Dad holding Nicole

Left: Grandparents holding the babies on their special day! Grandpa holding Nicole and Grandma holding Rachel. We skyped Grandma and Grandpa Geary so they were there virtually :)
Right: Mom and Dad feeding the girls :)

^Left and Right, Top and Bottom: Spotlight on little Rachie- Ray in these next four pictures! Oh our Rachel Louette. She is such a sweet baby. She is very attentive, loooves to stretch, loves being around people, loves being held, always lifting her head everywhere to see things, gives you the biggest smiles and her eyes really light up (and can do a great pout), loves her swing, and is one to make known when she is hungry :)

^Left and Right, Top and Bottom: Spotlight on Nicki- Boo in these next four pictures! Oh our Nicole Isabel. She is such a fun baby. Nicki loves to cuddle, curls up into a little ball while on your chest, looks you right in the eye while you are burping her, likes to lick you or anything by her mouth, loves being held, loves to just look around and play on the mat, and if you work hard enough, will flash you a huge, cheesy smile :)

^ Left: Sleepy Nicole :)
Right: Alert Rachel :)
^ The Girls in their outfits after taking off those large dresses so they could play more :)
 Left: Rachel
Right: Nicole
Left: Rachel and Nicole. Rachel was so smiley during this time- it was so dang cute!
Right: Rachel with Nicole looking in on the picture :).
Left and Right: Nicole enjoying time on the blanket and all the people that were playing with them :)

I loved this day and I will always remember it!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day

My Mom:

  • My mother was ALWAYS there for me after school. I never had to come home to an empty house. She always made the sacrifice to make sure that she was home for us when we were done with school- which really meant a lot to me. Home was a safe haven for me because she made such a sacrifice on her part to make it that way for us. Her always being home was the most comforting thing for me, especially as I got older.
  • My mother has always been a strong mom. Yes she is in great shape, but that isn't what I am referring to :) My mother has always been strong in the aspect of teaching us to believe in ourselves and to be confident. She has always taught us to never be afraid to try. Never be afraid of who we are. Never  allow others to determine what we should become. She has taught us mostly by her example, as she has lived so far from her home and has made so much of herself because of her attitude to try, no matter what the outcome or what others may think. If I could sum up my mother's attitude on tough things, it would be to "Just Do It". I have loved this about her, and I am so grateful she has instilled this in me.
  • My Mother was/is the BEST cook. I remember when I was younger wishing we could have mac n' cheese or just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner, instead of "stinky" fish with spinach. Now as a mom and a wife I think of how easy it would be to just make mac n' cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner haha. I am not saying that having that for dinner is bad or that I don't do this on occasion, however I am wanting to thank my mom for pushing through our complaints of stinky fish and such and still kept cooking good homemade food for our benefit. This took so much time and energy on her part, and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. Now I love trying new foods and I simply have a love of FOOD. 
  • My mother instilled in me a strong sense of culture. It ties in with her being strong-willed and teaching us to have confidence in who we are. I remember the first time when I recognized that I was different from others. I didn't have the cute button nose or hair that was straight when I woke up. I remember wishing that I had those things when I was younger. One day my mother must have heard me saying that or I might have been telling her about how I was teased about my nose at school. She at that moment made it very clear that that is what made me beautiful and different from the rest of the girls. It is a mark of being European, and that is what makes me special. It took a while for me to accept that fact when I was younger, but I can honestly say that my nose is one of my favorite features now. I love it because it makes me different and unique. It makes me "Mon". It shows that I am European, which is such a special culture to me and something I am very proud of. It makes me special, and that is because I had a mom that took the time to tell me so. 
  • My mother was my number one supporter throughout our high school athletics. It can be a family joke about how you always knew where my mom was at during our games, but I honestly can't say how much it meant to me. I always felt on top of the world when I would play because my mother made me feel like I was. She wasn't one to tell us that we were the best or that we were amazing (which we weren't, but you know what I mean :) but through her actions of getting excited and cheering us on; I felt like a million bucks. Whenever I felt like giving up or not trying as hard in any of the events, I would always hear my mom cheering me on and I knew that I couldn't let her down. She didn't have to say anything because through her actions she said it all. She loved supporting us and her enthusiasm for the games were contagious. I will always remember that about my mom. 
  • My favorite memory with my mother was just recently. The first month that we brought the girls home, my mother sacrificed her time and came up and helped me adjust. This was special to me because I had my mom all to myself for that little time. We would talk about everything and laugh at the girls and the mistakes we would make with learning to take care of twins. It was a blast for me, even though I probably haven't told her that enough. It will be a time that I will always remember.
  • I can go on-and-on about my mother. She is amazing. I hope she knows how much she means to me and how much I want to aspire to be the mother that she was to us.  I love you mom! Happy Mother's Day!

I also would like to mention Oli's mom. She is such a special woman in my life. I will always be so, so grateful to her for teaching her son to be such a good man. Her sacrificing her time to stay at home and to raise Oli in such a loving environment has made such an impact in my life. Oli was taught how to treat a woman and how to be a good husband and father, and I know that a lot of this is attributed to his mom. Louette is always so kind and so sweet. She has always made me feel like I was her daughter from the very first. I have never felt like I didn't belong in the family.She has taken me in with open arms and has been such a large influence in my life. She has raised well-educated, kind, and loving children who have also accepted me with open arms and have taken me in like a sibling. We miss her and her contagious laugh, optimistic outlook on life, and her delicious food that she always had ready whenever we came over to visit, but we know that she is serving the Lord, and we are so grateful for that sacrifice. We love you Louette!

I also can't help but say how excited I am to be apart of this Mother's Day this year. I can not sum up in words how I love being a mom. It is seriously so amazing. Besides being a wife, this is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. Ever. I love being a mom to these two beautiful girls and I hope that I can give them the life that they deserve. I can't help but feel so blessed.

I want to wish all of you mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day. I would also like to recognize those who do not have children but who are so loving to children that are not of their own! Happy Mother's Day!! I hope you have a wonderful day that you deserve!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Oh Girls you are Loved...

“Quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my babies and babies don’t keep.”

Life with our Girls!