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The Beach Pant

I’ve indulged a bit this summer shopping season. After having the twins putting on jeans has become way less appealing. I spend a lot of time around the house so I have been searching for the happy medium between sweatpants and jeans. Maybe I am way off base with this style, but I have found a bunch of great beach pants. A little flow-y or wide leg, thin and comfortable material and fun patterns. Here are a few I am currently enjoying

J.Crew Beach Pant // Could Be Interesting

Bell Floral Beach Pant

Arrow Ikat Beach Pant // Could Be Interesting

Arrow Ikat Pant

G & O Beach Pant // Could Be Interesting

G & O Relaxed Pant

Billabong I Follow Ocean Beach Pant // Could Be Interesting

Billabong I Follow Ocean Beach Pant

Hurley Bondi Beach Pant // Could Be Interesting

Hurley Bondi Beach Pant

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Around Here – Beach Days

So it’s almost time to bid June farewell. The months leading up to the end of school and start of summer are always hectic. It’s harder to stick to that early bed time or crack down on homework. Saturday mornings are spent walking down the beach or at the harbor instead of baseball or soccer games. It’s a whirlwind, but definitely one of my favorite times of the year.

Those Winter and Spring months can catch up with you and instead of getting out of the house or planning adventures you get stuck and before you know it weekends are over. As soon as we can, we jump into our summer mode.

Around Here // Could Be Interesting

Thomas loves leading the pack. Our crew of five is often seen with him at the helm directing us or rather making a path.

Around Here // Could Be Interesting

Around Here // Could Be Interesting

The babes got their first swimming lessons in and have proved to be just like their brother feeling at home in the water. Not that we were too concerned having a lifeguard for a dad and beach rat for a mom.

Speaking of the beach. What a new concept hauling the whole lot to the beach. We were recently reminiscing the days when I would strap Thomas in the baby Bjorn and throw on my travel backpack and lug us down the steep stairs of West St. Bringing lunch to Matt at work and spend the day in the sand.

Around Here // Could Be Interesting

heading to West St. in 2008

Now the idea of getting the twins, Thomas, and all the supplies down those one-hundred-and-something steps on my own seems more than unlikely, verging on impossible. One day it will happen. Just not now.

As a result I am taking full advantage of Friday afternoons when Matt is off at noon and weekend mornings when we can hop down to Strands and get our toes wet.

Father's Day at Strands Beach // Could Be Interesting

playing with sand crabs

Father's Day at Strands Beach // Could Be Interesting

Father's Day at the Strands Beach // Could Be Interesting

As we continue to get into our rhythm things like packing up for a beach day will become easier. Just like everything has jumping from a family of three to five. I know we are all excited for more beach days this summer.

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Breaking Radio Silence

So this has not been a blogging year. If you haven’t noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here. Okay so more like completely silent. It’s been a bummer because this blog was such a wonderful outlet and connection for me. I have felt like part of me is missing, not being able to sit down and write and create. BUT I was very pregnant which meant my normal hour or two of ‘blogging’ became when I was the most tired. Each night I would snuggle up with Thomas and get as much sleep as possible before I became too uncomfortable and spent the rest of the night awake and largely pregnant. Then something so amazing happened (the babies arrived) but the idea of sitting down and putting together cohesive thoughts and designs… Well lets just say the only thing on my mind was breastfeeding, pumping, and diapering on repeat. Not to mention the little sleep that was happening. I am not complaining in the least. I just wouldn’t say my brain was functioning highly. So I made peace with the fact that my little side world was going to be put on the back burner. I missed it, everyday, but I knew there would be a time that I would return and have some fun stories to tell.

So here we are. I am not sure how consistent I can be, but I am sure going to try. There are tons of stories┬áto share and I can’t wait to get it all out.

24 Weeks with Twins // Could Be Interesting

(24 weeks at Salt Creek Beach)

The last update gave a brief but telling story on finding out about our growing family. Growing by two. Twins were never something in our realm of possibility. I remember as a young girl thinking how great it would be to have twins. I would have all girls, Melanie, Mallory, and Melody. Seriously? Young me was delusional. Fast forward 15 years and we have Thomas, I no longer want three girls, and definitely don’t think have multiple children at the same time was in the cards. I mean after raising one child the idea of starting over and having two at the same time is bananas. Who is ready for that? Well, after some serious and frequent pep talks and lots of “this is going to be okay, better than okay, it’s going to be amazing” the idea of having a baby girl and baby boy join our family of three became so exciting.

After Thomas started school in September the following months were a blur. Days meshed into weeks and then into months. Before I knew it, it was Christmas and the babies could arrive at any moment. I think that was one of the craziest feelings I have ever had. Hitting 32 weeks in a twin pregnancy and being repeatedly told by my multiple doctors that this could be the time the twins come. Any day between 32 weeks and 38 weeks. Laying on the table in the ultrasound specialists office for my weekly appointment being told each baby is about 4 pounds and while they are growing, there is no way I am ready for them to join the world at a mere 4 pounds, if I can help it.

30 Weeks with Twins // Could Be Interesting

(30 Weeks // Top J.Crew)

Packing on the pounds as best I could we slowly made our way to 37 weeks and 6 days. During my last appointment before our scheduled c-section my doctor informed me I was 3 centimeters dilated and it was go time. 2 hours later Ell Marie Rolfing-Gummow and Henry James Rolfing-Gummow made their debut, weighing 5 pound 9 ounces and 5 pounds 8 ounces respectively.

Our Twins Ell and Henry // Could Be Interesting(Our Newborns Henry and Ella)

Fast forward 4 months and our new little loves are healthy and growing, Thomas is heading into summer and so happy being a big brother, and mom and dad are definitely getting used to being busy. So very busy but happier than ever!

The Family // Could Be Interesting

My wonderful family

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A Few Things

A Few Things // Could Be Interesting

Dreamy Beach Picnic // Wishlisted Leather Satchel // Pastel Bouquet // The Most Perfect French Twist // Natural Cake with Blooms // Wishlisted Cold Weather Sweater

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