Author Archives: Kristen

Visiting the LSU Museum of Natural Science

Finally I’m “settled-in” enough after the move from NC to LA to take Patrick on fun adventures. Before this week, we’ve spent our mom-and-son time doing projects around the house, grocery shopping, furniture shopping, etc. With the exception of weekly … Continue reading

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Introducing our names for the twins

We did it. It wasn’t easy, but we’ve decided on names for the twins! I would like to “introduce” our babies… Claire Elizabeth Balhoff Claire is in memory of our dear friend, Marjorie Claire McAnelly, and in honor of

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Best wishes, Kate and Paul!

Friday night was the beautiful wedding of my life-long friend/sorority sister/college roommate, Kate Brady, and her new husband Paul Prejean. The wedding ceremony and reception on Friday were the grand finale of a week of joyous wedding festivities, and it was an honor … Continue reading

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Presenting the new house… to Jim!

We found out about the twins and decided to move to Baton Rouge on a really short schedule of 9 weeks. We didn’t have a lot of time to search for a house. In fact, we put an offer on … Continue reading

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Twins: Revealed

Jim and I had our 17-week anatomy scan for the twins today. We were thrilled to see two healthy babies! We’ve been counting down to today, waiting to find out the sexes of twins. The timing is perfect… my parents … Continue reading

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Remembering a beautiful friend

Today is a day that Jim and my grade school friends and I reminisce about the beautiful person were we fortunate to call our best friend. Marjorie Claire was a true gem in our lives. It’s hard to believe that … Continue reading

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Patrick names the twins

Patrick is excited about becoming a big brother to twins. He talks about “two babies” often and likes to tell everyone the big news. Since we won’t know the babies’ sexes until August, we like to make guesses and talk … Continue reading

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Twin pregnancy: week 13 ultrasound

I love seeing our twins via ultrasound and hearing their heartbeats! I saw them at 8 weeks (when we discovered there are two babies), at 10 weeks (when they could still fit together on one screen), and again today at … Continue reading

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My Twin Pregnancy: FAQ

In case you missed the announcement about our twins, read Really Big News! We found out at my 1st OB appointment on June 1st and have received many questions about my pregnancy since then. I’ll try to answer some of … Continue reading

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Really Big News

This is a post full of big news, and it all started with a single photo. Let me show you the photo that changed everything for our little North Carolina family. Patrick’s going to be a BIG BROTHER! We’re thrilled … Continue reading

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