Monday, February 27, 2012


A Conversation with Lila
3 Years Old
My favorite food is: crackers.

My favorite sport to play is: soccer. Because I have a soccer ball.

The toy I love to play with the most: princess dresses.

Something that scares me is: lions because they could eat me all up.

The thing I do most awesomely is: coloring in the tub.

If I can go anywhere in the world, I'd go: to the beach.

My favorite colors are: pink and purple.

When I grow up, I'm going to become: Tinkerbelle.

My favorite thing to do with mom + dad is: go to the park.

My favorite show is: Olivia.

When I was little, I used to: eat cheerios and scrambled eggs.

My favorite season of the year is: sunny.

My favorite snack is: crackers.

The most yucky food is: trash.

My best friend is: Lincoln. And Coco.

If I had one wish it would be: that Jezzy had some dog food.


A Conversation with Lincoln
3 Years Old
My favorite food is: rice and beans.

My favorite sport to play is: basketball. Because when you play basketball, you get to wear basketball stuff.

The toy I love to play with the most: My Batmobile.

Something that scares me is: bad guys. And bad guys go to jail.

The thing I do most awesomely is: I'm the best listener.

If I can go anywhere in the world, I'd go: hiking.

My favorite colors are: orange and blue.

When I grow up, I'm going to become: a T-Rex.

My favorite thing to do with mom + dad is: color.

My favorite show is: Little Bear.

When I was little, I used to: sleep in a cradle.

My favorite season of the year is: sunny.

My favorite snack is: popcorns.

The most yucky food is: hot dogs.

My best friend is: Sissy.

If I had one wish it would be: that it would be sunny.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


*I've set a goal to read 30 books this year. I will finish number 7 tonight. Do you have a book recommendation? Let me know. I'm looking to revisit a classic or two next.

*The twins are all about the random 'I Love You' right now. For the love, it just gets better. Also I have heard that 'I'm the best mom' and that I make a 'great dinner' every night. What's that? Oh yeah, my heart just exploded.

*To PRE or not to PRE. That is the question around here. (Preschool that is.) Up until the beginning of this month, I was just about 100 percent sure that we would enroll them for the fall 3 year-old class. And now, well I'm about 90 percent sure I won't. Never been known for my decisiveness folks!

*I can't get enough hot tea around here. Morning and night. It's just so yum.

*I drive B nuts because I will go to store just because I'm out of carrots for the wild bunnies I feed. I just love those things so dang much. And how do the bunnies repay me? Well they just had all their babies in the neighbors yard. I feel used.

*There are about 15 random toys spread all over the floor here right now. And I just want to leave them for the night. And I wish I could. But I'm my mother's child and I can't, I have to clean it all up. But sometimes, sometimes I wish I could.

*Someday I will own really nice, expensive silverware. The super heavy kind. I have a cheap set from Bed, Bath + Beyond from our wedding 11 years ago. And it's fine. But someday, I want the grown up kind. And a Le Creuset dutch oven while we are at it. And a Michael Kors watch. And a nice wallet. Let's just stop this before it gets ridiculous.

*What you won't catch a former Krug-girl wearing this spring/summer? TOMS flats. Why you ask??? Because they are freaking 80 bucks! For flats! I mean I love TOMS, we own several pairs, and I really love their buy one give one philosophy. But for 80 bucks? It seems more like buy one, give 3 would be more realistic. Also, everyone and their sister will be wearing them. (Except me and mine of course.)

*Thank goodness it's almost March because
1.)March Madness
2.) Mad Men.

In the words of Lila, YAHOO!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1st Hair Cut

Lilee Pearl got her hair done did today.

This little lady has the most gorgeous long hair I have ever seen on a just-barely 3 year old.
Simply beautiful.

But it had grown to her waist. And sometimes would get stuck in her pants.

So we just trimmed the the bottom couple of inches.

She's a doll and loved every minute of the pampering. And she still has the longest 3-year-old her I've ever seen.

The stylist even let Lincoln get in on the fun with some red hair gel. My. We called him Lightening McSwish because obviously he was RED like McQueen.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm...

I have met quite a few people in my life that tell me I don't look a thing like a 'Karla'.


Is that a compliment? A dig on my name perhaps? Do I just not do the name justice???

Consequently, I have also met lots of people that tell me I look exactly like a 'Karla'.

And so what in the world does THAT mean?

Today was an I do-not-look-like-a-Karla-type-of-day.
(According to a random lady.)

So if you happen to think about it, someone please tell me what the freak a KARLA looks like.

K. Thanks. Bye.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Triplets

Also known as trouble.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Half Empty Full

It's been rough around here the last couple of weeks.


I'm so dang tired. Like I-have-a-newborn-baby tired.

Except that I don't.

It's just that Brian's knee just hasn't been right since his surgery in the fall. And then the call we got a week and half ago from his doc that we needed to do another surgery. ASAP. And the subsequent hospital stay. And then daddy being laid up. And Lincoln showing us how strong his will is every 5 minutes. And Lila letting us hear her whiny voice more in the past week and half than we ever have. Cue the puking dog. And the broken dryer. And Brian's phone getting stolen. And I almost chopped my finger off while preparing dinner. And when we went to a restaurant this week and I dropped not one, but 2 entire plates of food on the floor. And the rain. My goodness, THE RAIN!

But I'm over it.

I just can't even focus on that sheeeee for one. more. minute.

There is just too much to be thankful for.

I get to co-parent with Brian. I just adore that guy. And my kids are healthy, strong and smart. And I will get to fold super-hero capes and tutus again when my dryer is fixed tomorrow. And my mom came and helped for a whole week! And I got a pedicure today. And I have gift certificate for a massage that I found in the bottom of our junk drawer. That will be used very soon. And we finally found a babysitter this week. And we have the most awesome neighbors. And I can still get Meyer lemons at the market. And we are 2 months away from Italy. And I got to hold 2 little babies, miracle babies no less, in the NICU last night during my first volunteer shift.

And we call this a perspective change folks....otherwise known as a big, fat
Attitude Adjustment.

Which is exactly what the doctor ordered after this rocky week.

And now I'm off to hide hearts all around the house for our little Valentines.
And we have a lunch date with daddy tomorrow.

It's gonna be a good day.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Lila + Lincoln turned 3 on the 3rd.
So we had a little party.
A little pirate party as a matter of fact.
And once a former kindergarten teacher has a theme, it can be dangerous.

We have 2 children, but only one birthday party to plan each year. It is so fun to have all of our friends and family together to celebrate with us.

And What the Freak, who ordered the sunshine???

Well, I DO. Duh. Every single day of course. But it hardly happens....

And then my sis called on Friday when she landed in Seattle and told me the sun was blinding her. And for our party on Saturday, it hung around. All of these little northwest kids loving the time outside in the shiny, warm sun.

It was perfect.

Walking the plank + digging in the sand for treasures.

I told Brian I wanted him to make a boat for the kids to play with. He exceeded my expectations.

A treasure cake with cupcake jewels.

X marks the spot. Done with glitter....obviously.

For real you all. For real.

I can still carry both of them. And I hope to for the rest of my life.

The birthday pirates. I sure do love them.

Did someone say food?

Every year at their party I feel overwhelmed by the people in our lives. I am amazed at all of the children our friends have created throughout the years. And it is kinda special to see them all playing together.

We are blessed. Just beyond blessed.

Thursday, February 2, 2012



Once upon a time, when I was growing up, all I ever wanted was boys. I'm not quite sure why, I just loved little dudes.

And then God gave us you!
And you did not disappoint because you are one rad dude.

When you were born, you were all kinds of precious.
After babies are born, they lose a bit of weight, and since you were only 5 1/2 lbs to begin looked like a little old man.
Daddy called you Benjamin Buttons.
And I would say, 'Lila, you are so beautiful and Lincoln, your mama loves you!'
You were so alert. I'm talking about from even moments after you were born. You were listening to my voice. I told the nurses they could do the hearing test on sis, but I was certain your ears worked just fine. Somehow your big, beautiful eyes gave me the reassurance I needed when I became your mother. Instead of me freaking the freak about becoming the mother of twins, your calmness just made me feel a sense of peace.

Sometimes your remind of what I think daddy would've been like as a boy.
And it makes me love him and you deeper.

Sometimes you get in trouble for being a rascal.
Do you wanna know a secret?
I always hoped my boy would be a bit of rascal.
It's part of what makes you so much fun.
You'll continue to get in trouble for it, and I'll continue to secretly love that about you.
You are strong, bright, curious, determined, kind, respectful, honest, hard-working, imaginative, funny, tricky and wise.

You are the very best parts of daddy + I....but you are more even than that.

You are you.
Lincoln Scott.
Our boy.

I'm gonna spend the next 24 hours thanking my lucky stars that I get to be your mama.

What Can Make Me Feel This Way...


Lila Pearl.

Today is the last day you are TWO.

Did you know I would give every penny I had for you to stay this age? Did you also know that I don't have a lot of pennies because I don't technically have a paying gig, but nonetheless, that I would give every penny daddy makes?

Did you know that daddy and I would have 10 more girls if we were certain they would all turn out as great as you?

But I can't because:
a.) it doesn't work that way,
b.) your daddy won't let me.
He tells me it's going to be fun to watch your grow up. But I sure am going to miss these days.

It's kinda weird that the chick I want to be when I grow up is the girl you already are at 2 years old.

Sis, you are hi-larious, trusting, creative, outgoing, self-confident, beautiful, caring, spunky, smart, curious, and completely unaffected by others opinions. I pray, no I seriously pray all the time, that these are the qualities that you will retain throughout all the turbulent times that life brings.

Because you are the coolest chick ever.

We are buddies.
You remind dad + Linc all the time that 'We are the girlz!'
And we sit on the 'girls side' of the car.

I'm gonna spend the next 24 hours reflecting on how awesome our lives became when we became your parents 3 years ago.