Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great summer. Things have been very busy at the Cooper house. Where do I being? It’s been a while since I’ve been able to update.

My boys are now 5 months old. They are talking all of the time. Okay not forming words but babbling nonstop. They are getting really strong too. Gripping stuff, holding the bottles and helping us hold the bottles. It’s amazing. We have not had a rollover just yet but they are both trying. I play with them everyday on the floor. We sing and get toys out. It’s a lot of fun. I finally did a backup of my phone and had over 2,000 photos Lol That’s insane. Most of them are all the boys. Some are from the concerts I attended and a few of my friends with me at different work events.

Summer has definitely been busy. Work is stressful but great. We are in the middle of a huge negotiation and I am pleased with the progress.

I had 4 of my friends flown in for the weekend. Lindsay has stopped drinking since June she claims, not really sure if that’s true or not, and is focusing more on work and healthy activities. She has joined some kind of mental athletic league. They do memory games, a scrabble tournament, and some math and trivia competitions. She has her first event coming up next month and asked if we could all get together and quiz her. She’s very smart. She doesn’t act like it, most of the time she acts like a brat, but her mind is awesome. Now that it’s not pickled in beer I think she is starting to realize how much more potential she has for her life.

Ben and her are now divorced. Shortest marriage I’ve ever seen in my personal life. She is happier unmarried but still attached to him. She sold her house, bought a new one and will be moving into it finally next weekend. It’s big. It’s really big. And she’s very happy. She said Ben can move in too. And stay as long as he doesn’t annoy her Lol Which he doesn’t do. They are very happy together. It’s very weird. He says he is happy and wants to be with her. So he knows what he has gotten himself into. I just want them both to be happy.

So we played the games she brought and quizzed her. It was a lot of fun. We stayed in Chicago to make it easier. They girls did some shopping. I took Ben to a few places I thought he would like. We ate really really good food all weekend. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed our visit to a weekend event we had to hit. Pictures and videos on that will be posted when Lindsay gets to it this week 😉 Ya’ll are in for a big surprise. I can’t wait.

Let me think. The rest of my life is going well. I am dating someone. She has not met my babies yet. It’s way too soon for that. I am happy keeping things casual. She is very sweet. We go out to eat for lunch dates and we have gone to 2 movies together. That’s been it so far. It’s new. I am in no rush for anything serious. She knows how young my babies are and she’s okay with that. I told her it will take her months until I am ready to introduce my boys to her. I really don’t want to bring a string of women around them at all. Everyone might get attached and that makes it hard if the relationship fails. So she is on baby probation until next year. Again, she knows this and is okay with it. I just want their first year to be as perfect as I can make it. I want all of that bonding time with me and not me and some woman I’m dating. I want them to have that foundation of love and know that they get all of my free time. The best part is they are finally sleeping all night. They take 2 naps during the day. I’m able to get more stuff done at night. And that’s how I was able to go out for 2 movies.

They had their birth grandma come in all of last week. She loved it. She can’t believe how big they are getting and they loved seeing her. She has bought them so much stuff. Is that what grandmas do? I keep telling her don’t but she said be quiet Lol She told me to start buying Christmas presents now. That if I get a few presents each month and stash them away that’s better because the toys are seasonal for babies. And I can get some good deals now on things that are a hot item. Pretty sure my boys will have no clue what Christmas is this year but okay. I will start doing that. I guess if certain baby toys are seasonal (Never heard of this) I should stockpile some things now.

My Sam’s Club bill is always over $600 Lol I can’t help it. They have so much fun stuff there. I love it. Our pantries are full of snacks and drinks. I’ve filled up the freezer with all the stuff the girls like. We are ready for football season! And look at how my Cubs are doing this year! Could be the year. I’m serious. Looking really good so far. I haven’t been able to go to too many games because of the boys but now that they are sleeping through the night I will try to hit a few home night time games.

I constantly debate on taking them places. I know it’s good for them, but it’s also hard. People keep coming up to us to look at them. Twins make people flock to them. They really do. And everyone wants to hold them. No. No that’s not happening. I say I’m sorry I don’t do that. I’m new at this and walk off. Most people understand. It’s not like it’s a dog. Pet my dog all day long. He loves that. But my babies? No Lol

How is your summer going? I have been reading some great books! Really mind blowing things. There are some really good stories out there. I’m very happy to report I am old news. Finally. All of this business has finally ended. I knew it would. And I am just a blurb in pop culture. I find it interesting how quickly it went away. Funny how continuing to ignore b.s. does that. It’s very easy. Block/mute. Gone.

I hope everyone finishes out the summer with a lot of fun things to do. I will be leaving on my trip soon. I can’t wait to go. It’s going to be amazing. I look forward to time with my family and Drew’s family. We do one vacation a year together. It’s tradition.

I love ya’ll, God loves you too.

I don’t want to write about all of the violence in the world, it truly breaks my heart. Just be kind. Love will always win. We are better than this. I know we are. I pray for everyone, every day. And I continue to ask God to bless each one of you that finds my blog with all the happiness and love you deserve.

All we need is love!

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