09 Jul 2012
Tags: 2 year old twins, 5 year old, adoption, American Idol, Babies, birthday, ethiopia, Ethiopian Twins, Family, Hollywood, Home, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lopez Adoption, JLo Spot, Kindred, Kirk Jones, Marriage, orphan, relationship, twins, TWINS Magazine, What to Expect, What to Expect When You're Expecting Movie
My sweet Carson turned 5 today. FIVE. Where does the time go?!?!?! It is so hard to start “letting go…..” he starts KINDERGARTEN this year Ugh. Although, I have to say he has promised me that he will NEVER marry. Really. He wants to live with me forever. When I asked why he doesn’t want to get married, he said “because I don’t like kissies on the lips.” That’s what he associates marriage with, so I guess Kindred and I have done an ok job, huh?
Here are a few pics from his big day. My sweet, sweet boy. We love you, sweet Carson!!!
Oh, and check THIS out!! My awesome hubby wrote an article (featuring guess who??) in TWINS Magazine this month…. I thought he did a phenomenal job. Here is the link:
*He got a little shout on on the front cover, and there we are at the LA premiere in the Table of Contents, with our friend Kirk. Cool, huh??
05 Jun 2012
Tags: adoption, American Idol, ethiopia, Ethiopian Twins, Hollywood, J-Lo, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lopez Adoption, Jennifer Lopez Co Stars, JLo Spot, Kaleb, Kirk Jones, oprhans, Rodrigo Santoro, Sunday Mirror, UK, What to Expect When You're Expecting
19 May 2012
Tags: adoption, American Idol, Entertainment Tonight, ethiopia, Ethiopian Twins, Family, grauman's chinese theater, Heidi Murkoff, Hollywood, Huffington Post, Jennifer Lopez, JLo Spot, Kirk Jones, Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate, orphans, Premiere, Rodrigo Santoro, What to Expect Movie, What to Expect When You're Expecting
I am not deceived. I fully realize and embrace the fact that people who read this blog really don’t care to “hear” me talk much…..you just want the good stuff. (ESPECIALLY if you are a mommy! No time to read…just show us the pictures, right?)
SO, in honor of that…..here are more pics from the LA premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting…
On our way to the premiere…already tired out!
Taking a break from the interview to say hello!
Entertainment Tonight Crew
Outside Grauman’s with our favorite “Baby Wrangler!”
Hi Again, Movie Daddy!
Walking the Carpet…please, God…don’t let me trip!
Asher bored with the whole thing, and our “reality” on the carpet
You mean they have popcorn here??
With Lisa & Lyda, our friends the Assistant Directors… You’re following my blog, right Lyda?!?!
Our stunning Movie Mommy (alright…quit drooling, guys!)
With our friend Heidi Murkoff at the After Party
Well…you knew we had to get this shot, right??
Home in time for my sweet Carson’s preschool graduation!!
WE LOVE YOU CARSON!!! Happy Preschool Graduation!!
17 May 2012
Tags: American Idol, Entertainment Tonight, Ethiopian Twins, Heidi Murkoff, Huffington Post, Jennifer Lopez, JLo Spot, Kaleb, Kirk Jones, Lionsgate, Premiere, Red Carpet, Rodrigo Santoro, What to Expect, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Youtube
Well, we arrived back in Atlanta late last night/early this morning…… Our four year old is “graduating” from preschool this evening, so we wouldn’t miss it for the world…….
Honestly we are still trying to wrap our brains around everything that is happening. The movie premiere in LA was beautiful. The people were amazing. We were humbled. And….the movie itself is awesome. (You WILL cry during the adoption ceremony scene….just a warning. bring tissue. We were on set during the filming of the scene, so had already seen it. Big difference seeing it on the big screen. Let’s just say I was SOBBING….. Great job to our friend, director Kirk Jones. He made it beautiful.)
Entertainment Tonight picked us up to bring us to the premiere, and interviewed us on the way. I have to say, after just watching it, I was humbled (again). They did a beautiful job, and I think it tells the twins’ story beautifully and honorably. We couldn’t ask for more.. Here is a link if you want to check it out:
Also, Kindred wrote a beautiful article on Huffington Post about their story as well. You can see it here:
Okay, okay….I know you want some pics, huh?? Here are a few….I will do another blog post with JUST pics later this evening or tomorrow. We are just so exhausted, (and have to scramble to get ready for a preschooler’s graduation!):), that I don’t have much time right now……
Walking to the Red Carpet
On the Red Carpet with our friend, Kirk Jones (director)
In front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater for Premiere
14 May 2012
Tags: Americal Idol, Delta, Entertainment Tonight, ethiopia, grauman's chinese theater, Heidi Murkoff, Jennifer Lopez, Kirk Jones, Los Angeles, movie premiere, orphans, Rodrigo Santoro, US Airways, What to Expect Movie
Seriously. What a day at the airport yesterday…..the word “stress” doesn’t even begin to describe it. In honor of that, I think we need to pull up this picture again:
Let’s just say it takes a lot longer to get through security and to get to your gate when you have twins in a double stroller. (Think: finding & waiting….and waiting….and waiting….. on the elevators in the airport…..a nameless toddler SCREAMING every time the elevator doors closed out of sheer terror, security not knowing if the stroller will fit through their screening devices, etc, etc…) It was a real fun-fest. Actually, Kindred got to the gate EXACTLY when the flight was supposed to leave. (He RAN up the escalator with our carryons to get to the gate. I, on the other hand, was waiting, waiting, waiting on the elevator to arrive to take the twins & I to our gate)…. When the elevator FINALLY got us to our level and the doors opened, I ran like a mad woman down the terminal to meet Kindred (not knowing we had missed the flight). Looking back I can laugh. At the time, however, it was far from funny (although I am sure it was to onlookers)…..This crazed mommy- drenched with sweat- literally RUNNING down the terminal pushing a double stroller with screaming toddlers, with a very large backpack bouncing up and down on my back as I ran. I might end up on youtube and go viral if someone caught that. Quite sure it made for a good laugh.
Thank goodness for the merciful people at US Airways. (And there was also a new friend we met- Eddie- who had also missed the flight. He had been at the gate 5 minutes before us, as he saw the plane taking off…. so we ended up bonding for life through that experience) I think US Airways felt sorry for all 3 of us (plus the hysterically crying twins), and put us on a Delta flight for no additional charge. AND it was non-stop, whereas our other one had a short layover, so we actually got to LA about 1 1/2 hours EARLIER than we would have. Woo-Hoo!!
Sammy chillin’ on the plane
Say “Cheese!” Asher
Whew! We arrived. All is good……. next post will catch you up on our day today
Good nite from LA!
Good night from Los Angeles, everyone-