December 15, 2011

2011 Christmas Pictures

Okay so when we went to my IL's place in the Ga mountains over Thanksgiving they took us to jcpenney in Chattanooga to get Christmas pictures of the girls done(originally wanted me and Dawn in it too but I didn't want to do pictures). It was....stressful.
For #1 it was done on Black Friday. Which everyone can agree...worst time to go ANYWHERE(unless you actually like the insane shopping savings). And it was also at a mall. So yeah NOT really TONS of fun for me. For #2 the girls woke up that morning at 2 am. So they were cranky by our appointment.
But at least the pictures turned out GREAT!!



December 8, 2011


So this week isn't going as well as I planned. Not a lot of crafts out there to do involving the baby Jesus that don't require self-hardening clay or popsicle sticks or a pre-made nativity scene. It is quite frustrating!! And it is also hard to teach something that quite frankly I find impossible(I want go into SPECIFICS but you know what I mean). So I talked to my dear Dawn and she agreed it was okay to go on into SECULAR CHRISTMAS!!
So I am definitely excited about THAT!!

I am still very much looking forward to celebrating Hanukkah with the girls. We FINALLY bought our Menorah and candles(they are blue) and I can't wait to do it. I've read up a lot about Judaism and am really prepared to teach them about that.

So onto the MAIN reason for this post. November 27th, 2011 we adopted a beautiful:

This is Bubbles the Elf
Now I know, she looks creepy(actually I thought she looked adorable!!) but the girls love her. She came with:
In a special box(which we will store her in when she lives).
Off of the  Elf on the Shelf website:

Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? The Elf on the Shelf – A Christmas Tradition is the very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. This interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition is perfect for children and families of all ages.
The tradition begins when Santa sends his scout elves out to Elf Adoption Centers. Waiting for their families to bring them home, these patient elves hibernate until their family reads The Elf on the Shelf, gives their elf a very special name, and registers their adoption online. Once named, each scout elf will receive its Christmas magic and become a part of the family’s Christmas each and every year.
Excellent listeners and even better observers, these scout elves are the eyes and ears of Santa Claus. Although they cannot be touched, or else they may lose their magic, the elf will always listen and relay messages back to Santa. Taking in all the day-to-day activities around the house, no good deed goes unnoticed; these scout elves take their job seriously.
Each night, after the family goes to bed, the scout elf uses his magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa and visit with elf friends where they will tell stories about their beloved families, play with the reindeer, and of course, sneak some of Mrs. Claus’ cookies!
Before the family awakes each morning, their special scout elf will fly back to their home from the North Pole. However, since these elves like to play games, don’t expect to find them in the same spot!  While some like to hide in the freezer (probably because it reminds them of the North Pole) and others prefer to sit on the fireplace mantle or hang from the chandelier, these elves love to play hide-and-seek with their families.
On Christmas Eve, the scout elf will listen for Santa’s bell and then fly back to the North Pole until the next season, wishing every girl and each boy a Christmas of peace and a year full of joy. 

So for the first week or so she just hid. On the fridge, the fan, the Christmas tree...Then we started noticing that Bubbles was just getting into trouble:
On 12/07/11
She got out Santa's cookie plate and some cookies in Mommy and Momma's room. I wasn't happy about that. She also dyed the milk red(actually it looks pink).

On 12/08/11
Then this morning we woke up to Bubbles playing board games with the Clifford twins and Zebra Claus. Now I don't mind her playing games but guess who had to clean it up. Yup....ME!!

The girls are going to tell Santa this weekend(at Bass Pro Shops) that Bubbles is NOT being good. Either that or they will write him a letter.

This is our 1st year with a Scout Elf from Santa. And I just adore her!! The "tricks" are going to be soooo fun. I don't know if I will post this EVERY day but I will try to do it every other day.
Now the girls are not allowed to touch her but the grown ups are(because she seems to fall down a lot) and because I don't want to cats to think they can eat her or play with her.

Well TTFN. It is school time(and breakfast time) so I better go. BYE!!

December 1, 2011

Happy December!!

This month is going to be an exciting one!!

Since I was not raised in religious surroundings and my dear partner was I plan on teaching the girls a LOT about this month.

First week, 5th-9th will be all about the Christian celebration of Christmas. I will be teaching the girls about the Birth of Christ. We will do nativity scenes, read stories, color pictures and maybe write a nice letter to Jesus. On Christmas Day we plan on visiting my IL's so I plan on backing a birthday cake for Jesus to take over there.
The second week, 12th-16th we will learn about secular Christmas. We will make Santa, reindeer and snowmen craft. We will read Christmas stories about Santa and decorate our house. We will bake chocolate chip cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve and leave out some milk for him and carrots for the reindeer.
Not our tree

Jolly man in Red

The third week won't start until the 20th, where we will celebrate Hanukkah til sundown on the 28th. During that week we will light a Menorah every night, although on Friday we will only light it for the traditional 30mins, instead of the 1 1/2 hours that is normally done for the Sabbath. We will play dreidel games, the girls will receive candy coins on that day and we will read about Judaism and the meaning behind Hanukkah. Last night we bought a paint your own dreidel kit that came with 3 dreidels, 3 sets of paints and 3 paintbrushes for 5 dollars are Target.



November 7, 2011

Time Fliesssss

Well this weekend we are going camping AGAIN!! Lol!! As if LAST time wasn't horrible enough for us.
My IL gave us their last camping spot for the "season".  :) I am excited!! We changed our location(last one was RIGHT on the water) to a more tree-guarded area. Hopefully all the leaves don't fall off before we get there. 2 weeks ago we went to the campground to look around at the ones we thought we might want. The only one we REALLY liked has trees surrounding it. It was soooo pretty when we went to see it. Orange, red, yellow and green all around. Not windy at all so we MIGHT be able to have a fire. We are inviting my parents to the site on Friday for dinner. Hopefully it isn't too windy for my mom(she is said).

Next weekend me and my lovely partner are going to......THE MOVIES!!! WooHoo!!
We plan on seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1. Yup the day AFTER it comes out in theaters. I am excited about it. I have been into Twilight before I met Dawn. And no I am not one of the CrAzY fans. Didn't understand what it was about til I saw the 1st movie. Was seriously out of the loop. When the 1st movie came out a friend, ATT, took me to it(along with her boyfriend). It was good and I was hooked. That was the ONLY time I ever saw one of the Twilight movies in theater.....until next weekend. I am fortunate to have great parents(we both are) to watch the girls so we can have a date night. Those happen about once in a BLUE MOON(actually it has been shorter than 19years...LOL!!). Shockingly though this is our 3rd movie we have seen THIS year in theaters. The first one was The Green Hornet then we saw Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now Breaking Dawn. This is a record not only for us but for me. We plan on indulging ourselves with a GIANT popcorn bucket and a GIANT drink(as big as we can) because this is PROBABLY going to be our last one until Breaking Dawn Part 2 comes out.

October 22, 2011

2 + 4= 6

Well....back in July we got Mr. Sir...a 2-3 yr old guinea pig. But he seemed lonely. So 2 weeks later we got Landon. When we got Landon he was only about 9 weeks old.

Fast forward to September/October. Landon has gotten bigger. But not as long as he is fat.
I picked him up....and felt movement in his tummy. Checked his.....privates....
Yup HE is actually a SHE and SHE is pregnant.

Now on October 22, 2011 our London(we changed her name) gave birth  to 4 babies!!!

We don't know sexes yet. Soon I want to put them in their pin we bought the guinea pigs back in July(but the babies need to get bigger first). They make such CUTE guinea pig squeaks. I knew she was going to deliver least I was hoping. I am so glad she did it while we were home.
We separated London from Mr. Sir....we have a C&C cage that is 2 levels...Mr. Sir is now on top and London & babies are on bottom.

October 6, 2011

First there were 3, then....YOU came along!!

So I wasn't sure when I was going to do this but it is DEATH and TAXES. Which is oddly similar... ;)

We aren't the typical lesbian household. We didn't get together(spend years just the 2 of us), get an education, save up money, spend THOUSANDS $$$ TTC and then get "blessed" with these twins. Nope....but no hurt feelings here. I am happy with the result of my family and my darling partner doesn't seem to mind either.

I was 18 years old when I got knocked up. I was in a......ewww HETERO relationship. That shit turned for the worse!! BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!
Found out I was preggo July 24th, 2006....gave birth... February 24th, 2007. In the meantime in Ohio..... Dear partner was enjoy her senior year in high school.

We met randomly. She messaged me on FB...and we started talking. 2 days later we met in person and have been inseparable ever since. Our technical date of relationship "starting" was March 20th, 2010. One month and one day after we met. We went out to dinner that night...Outback...bought a bloomin' onion and the bloomin' burger and shared a cheesecake piece. I took her outside, we sat the bench talking and I asked her to be my girlfriend. I hate saying that now. GIRLFRIEND!!! ::shivers:: Sounds like we were dating. I hate thinking about that.

The beginning is always so lovey dovey and intoxicating you wonder when it ends. When is the honeymoon over and you KNOW you still want to be together?!?! I used to get so drunk off of that phase but never made it passed it. Would there still be magic after the removal of the terrible rose-colored glasses??

For once in my life my feelings stayed! I drown in it even now... 1 1/2 years afterwards. I still feel the same way. I love her faults, I love her absentmindedness!! I love the way she can't find shit in BROAD daylight. And none of it makes me want to backhand her!!! Now the girlfriend thing is gone. I hate those words....I despise them!! She is my partner, my wife, my best friend. She is everything to me. And I love her so much.

I am glad we met like we did. Everything happened in both of our lives for a reason to bring us to where we are today. Because of the girls, I moved to Georgia. Because of moving to Ga I met Dawn. I never would of came down here. I never would of left least I don't think so. ::shrugs:: we'll never know.

All I know is I love my non-traditional family, OUR twin girls and I love this GAY life. I wouldn't change it for all the gold, promises and wishes in the world(but a permanent move to Germany would be nice).

Not all(OBVIOUSLY) lesbian relationships start off with kids already there. Some do. Some adopt before they met their partner, some start out like ours but some get lucky enough to start their family together. Not one situation is better than the other. When most lesbians are getting over the diaper phase we will be putting ours in college. We get to enjoy our retirement NOT parenting(though does it really ever stop?!?!) I am happy with our situation. I've accepted it happily.

September 29, 2011

October....busy, busy month!!

Well our October month is PRETTY busy. The first weekend, which is coming up in 2 days, we are going camping. My AmAzInG in-laws gave us their camping spots at Lake Lanier a couple of weeks ago. They just recently bought a house up north, about 30 mins from Chattanooga, and plan on spending the weekend moving stuff in. So we are lucky enough to go camping earlier than we intended. We had originally planned to go camping towards the end of the month, but luckily we were given a more closer date. My parents plan on coming to the campsite on Saturday to hang out with us. My dad plans on bringing his boat so HOPEFULLY I can talk him into taking Dawn and I fishing. It is supposed to be the coldest day of the week on Saturday, with the low in the 40's. But I am kinda looking forward to camping when it isn't 80-90 degrees out.

Then the next weekend we have the Atlanta Pride to attend to. We plan on leaving that Friday to go to Dawn's parents house in Atlanta and staying there to whole weekend so we are closer to the city and rail system(MARTA). We don't get into the city often because Dawn isn't a big fan of Atlanta but when we do go it is always GREAT!! Last year we took the girls to Pride and it was awesome!! They really loved the Parade and all the attention they got. People LOVED the girls. We marched in the Dyke March last year too. By the time that happened, though, the girls were CRANKY so we carried them the majority of the time(and also was in the VERY back).

We do sorta get a break one the 3rd weekend but I am sure by then we will find SOMETHING to do. And then the 4th weekend is prepping time for Halloween. I plan on making me(and hopefully Dawn) a homemade costume. Something funny that catches people's attention. Dawn doesn't really want to dress up but I'll be able to persuade her.

I know my readers are a little limited right now but if you have any suggestions about good make at home costumes we would love to hear them. :)

Well I think I am done. The girls are finishing up breakfast then it is off to the school room we go. Thanks for listening and until next time....

September 22, 2011

School has started!

Well today is day 9 of school. Things have been....good. I hesitate saying that because it has been short(usually done within 2 hours) and with a lil tension in the room afterwards.
The girls REALLY seemed interested in reading so we bought Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Dr. Phyllis Haddox. Though at the beginning things were fine by day 6 they were getting bored. I am not sure what to do. So I discussed it with Momma and we are taking a break from it until the 1st Monday in October. In the meantime we are using AlphaTales by Scholastic for reading. We do each letter for an entire week. By Wednesday the girls have the book memorized.

So here is our schedule(roughly):

10a.m.: Enter school room(which is spare bedroom...though without the bed part). Do day of the week, date, mention our letter & number of the week, do our weather for the day and also our morning "prayer".

10:20a.m.: Read LOTW book. Discuss words that start with that letter. Find all the letter words in the book and write on board(we do this EVERY day as well).

10:45a.m.: Usually do Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

11:10a.m.: Bring out math manipulatives and practice adding numbers to our number of the week.

11:30am: snack time. Usually a nice healthy snack along with 1 episode of Blues Clues, Sid the Science Kid or some other educational show from Netflix.

12p.m.: We talk about they learned, go sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.

1p.m.: Momma calls around this time and they have a quiet time in their room for an hour.

2p.m.: It is lunch time. Again something nice, yummy and healthy with an educational show to watch(or we might watch a movie such as Space Buddies.

3p.m.: Nap time!! For the 3 of us.

After nap I usually just let them go crazy!! Naw we usually watch tv or go outside or start cooking dinner.
Eventually school day will last longer because we will be doing science more and adding cooking to our day(though dinner DOES count as cooking I am meaning cooking 4 education!)

September 1, 2011


Well as anyone in my life(in person or digital) would know, I am homeschooling the girls for what would be their "pre-k" year. I hear quite a lot on the net that homeschooling 4yr olds is just basic fun stuff. Learning about shapes, numbers, letters and playing around outside. But to me it is more than that. Our daughters already know shapes including hexagons and pentagons. Our girls can recognize numbers into the 50's and they can SAY their alphabet(no little song necessary). So they know their "pre-k" stuff.
So now I am going to teach them things they would learn in kindergarten. I am shooting for our school to start 2nd Monday of September. By then I should have all our materials here. So far we have Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, AlphaBuddies book set and odds & ends for hands on activities. We also recently bought us a book on easy science experiments along with Hooked on Handwriting. I am currently waiting for 2 spiral bound activity books to come in the mail any day now that we bought from Amazon. I had some input from the girls on things they would like to do and B suggested art. She LOVES art!! So we definitely have that planned too.

Our homeschool room is set up really nicely. I am very proud of it. We currently live in a 3 bedrm home and the 3rd bedroom is our official classrom. It used to be the girls playroom but since they couldn't keep it clean and we plan on officially homeschooling them, I decided to change it to our classroom(better than taking over the living room...LOL). the girls have had a sneak peek into our new classroom and LOVE it so far. Not a day goes by when B isn't asking when we are going to start school.
I still have so much to do before we start. We are doing popcorn words with the dolch pre-primer and primer list. I need to put the popcorn boxes on the wall soon. Then start drawing TONS of paper popcorns to prep us for the words. My darling partner came up with a great idea: have the girls color the "popcorn" pieces prior to writing the dolch words on them. So definitely going to take that advice. I am so ready to start writing our weekly schedule but without our other books it just isn't possible.

Once I get everything done, word wall up, schedule set and we make our rules chart then I'll take pictures and put them on here. The girls will be happy to know that other will get to see our school room.

Well it is about that time for my family to be waking up so I am going to hop off here and tend my partner and kids.
Hugs & Loves everyone!!

July 21, 2011

Changing Times

Wow things have been crazy for the past few months. And I've been neglectful. *shakes head* I said I would do this consistently but that hasn't been working out.  Well darn it I'm going to start doing this blog.

Things are more calm now. We moved into our own place(WOOHOO independence). We are PROUD renters of a manufactured home! 3 glorious bedrooms, 2 amazing bathrooms with the main to ourselves!!
It is kind worrisome being on our own but we finally did it. Now comes time for the loneliness. Days blend together for me even though I know what day of the week it is. Momma D is working hard at work. I'm enjoying my last few weeks as a stay at home mommy. Debating on whether or not to get a REAL job or do babysitting at home.

The girls have finally realized that we are at this home to stay. It took a while to adjust and I'm sure we still have some more time however things have finally calmed down.

Back when I first opened this blog I was planning on doing elementary education in college. But that is going to take me 4 years to get through with, sorry to say, crappy pay. Don't misjudge me, I love kids and especially other peoples kids(hey their the ones that you can enjoy but get rid of), but I don't have 4 years to get a career. So I decided to go into nursing. I know what you are thinking, "how can she become a nurse in less than 2 years?" Well I plan on doing a LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse) diploma program. Originally takes 1 year to get through but it is going to take me 2(plus I have to do my core classes to, so might as well say 3). I'm going to have to attend part-time because I need a full-time job. Majority of schooling will be online except for my internship(obviously). I'm really looking forward to it because It is good work hours(possibly up to 12 hour shifts a day) great pay(starting usually from $15 and ^) plus I might possibly be able to make enough a month so that Momma D could be the lovely housewife. :) Which neither of us minds that.

That would mean Momma D will be around for all their sports things they might get into. I am personally not an E.S. or H.S. sports person. Never really cared for it. But Momma D was. She played basketball all through high school. And she was good at it too. Momma D would be the best support system for them if they want to get into sports. And who says my shifts are going to take away my family time? I could get lucky enough to work in a doctor office working 8-5 shift. Or in a hospital working a 3am-3pm shift. Either way, the girls will always have as much support from me as Momma D.

Signing off now. TONS of things to do. I'll post later.....

April 1, 2011

Round 1

Today is my first day for posting a blog. I thought I would do this from now on so I always have written memories. Seeing as you don't remember everything that happens to you I'd like to have something to look back on. Something to remind me of the little things.

Well a little bit about me and my family.
I'm Megan, bio mom to our first set of twins. Our daughters names are Ashley and Brittney and their other mothers name is Dawn. Another post will explain how our family came to be, including the birth story of our girls.
Me and Dawn met in 2010. She messaged me on Facebook, I was nervous about responding but I am so glad that I did. At the time this post is written we have been together for a year. My longest relationship. I love her dearly. More than I have anyone else(except for our girls, of course).

I'll write more later. It is time to feed the munchkins. :)   Glad I finally have this up & running. Have a good day. Post you later.