There’s a blog party up in here.

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

I’m linking up to the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom because, judging from posts at all of my favorite mom blogs, all the cool kids are doing it. I’ve always been a sucker for peer pressure. So if you’re at Zero to Twins because you followed our link, first of all, THANK YOU! Seeing as how I was 240th on the list, I have to admire your fortitude and dedication to exploring all of the links. I hope to do the same right after I post this.

This here blog was started in December of 2010, when our twins, Emmeline and Jack were born. Meet Emme and Jack.

(Jack doesn’t always look that terrified.)

Since it’s their 16-month-old birthday TODAY, as a matter of fact, let’s take a look at what they looked like 16 months ago:

Gracious, what a difference 16 months make.

This is my second blog. In my former life, I was an avid thrift, estate sale, yard sale, and antique store shopper — I still am, just not as often as I would like to. I keep a record of my adventures in the second hand world at my blog Pretty. Quirky., so if that’s the sort of thing you like, feel free to mosey on over to that site as well.

My husband, Justin, and I are older parents — I was 41 when they were born and Justin, 38 — and we had no serious previous experience with babies prior to being given the responsibility of two of them, which was quite a shock to both of our systems. SO it’s been a challenge and a disaster and a triumph and a joy and a success and…it’s been an experience. We started the blog to both record our everyday existence and to share photos and stories with our family and friends. It’s turned out to be such a wonderful way to remember everything that’s happening — life moves so fast these days, I’m not sure we would have the opportunity to remember everything otherwise.

If you visit often, you’ll find stories, photos, videos, things we learned the hard way and things we’ve learned the easy way, but, hopefully, things we’ve learned. (I like to think we’re getting better at this.) Justin chimes in pretty frequently, so you’re hearing the new Dad perspective as well as the new Mom perspective, which I think is pretty interesting.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to be visiting your blog soon!

Kate - April 15, 2012 - 6:39 pm

Hey- Here from UBP! Your babies are super cute! I have 2 boys and a 3rd team green baby on the way! Looking forward to reading more of your blog and getting to know you! Come say hi if you get a chance!

Shala Howell - April 15, 2012 - 8:19 pm

Congratulations on the twins! I wish I could accept your admiration for exploring all 239 of the blogs who posted before you, but the truth is my blog Caterpickles is #120. Since I want my blog in the mushy middle of the list to get some love I’m mostly focusing my blog-hopping on blogs with Linky Link Numbers greater than 100.

I started my blog just under a year ago for much the same reasons you started yours — to preserve the wonderful crazy memories from this time with my Five-Year-Old. I can’t believe how quickly the time goes by.

See you around the party!

Poekitten - April 15, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Your twins are adorable!

I too wish I could say that I’ve visited all 240+ links, but I hop around to try to spread the love around. I’ll often start at the bottom of the linky list and go backwards so they get some love too:)

Hope you’re enjoying the UBP!

Nolie - April 15, 2012 - 10:33 pm

They are so precious. Both pregnancies I was terrified of twins, both were single pregnancies. I give huge round of applause to parents of multiples.

Kerry - April 16, 2012 - 6:50 am

Hi! Stopping by from the UBP and wanted to say hello 🙂
Your babies are so adorable, you are very blessed!
Looking forward to getting to know you!
Have a great week with your precious little ones 🙂

Mary @ The Mommy Job - April 16, 2012 - 1:27 pm

YOUR TWINS ARE ADORABLE!!! I have boy/girls twins too 🙂 We wanted to give our oldest daughter a sibling and we gave her two 🙂 We joke that 1+2= a family of 5
Mine are almost 5- it gets even more FUN!!! Stopping by from the UBP12

melissa - April 16, 2012 - 9:46 pm

Your twins are so cute! stopping by from UBP 🙂