Friday, December 30, 2005

Professional Christmas Pictures

Okay :) Here they are! :) Thanks for letting me share them!!
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Christmas Recapped

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you are all ready for the new year....2006! Can you believe it!!??

Our Christmas was so much fun! We had a great time with Carson, my family and our youth. It feels like we've been going non-stop! :) Carson did great during Christmas. He was a sport, even with the late nights and lots of time in his carseat. Speaking of which, he got a new one for Christmas from my parents, and it is AWESOME!! He loves it too. We strapped him in and he just talked and played for 15 minutes in our living room. We'll be installing it soon. Unfortunately, he can't face forward until he gains 2 more pounds. Oh well. He also got lots of fun toys and clothes. Of course, Cary and I unwrapped most of it, but he LOVED the bows and wrapping. It was lots of fun for sure! :) Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. The first is his carseat - he was grinning so big his eyes were closed!. The second is of him in his Christmas outfit. I'll be posting his professional Christmas pictures as soon as I can get them uploaded. They were great - even the ones with Cary and I in them! :)

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Happy New Year everyone!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas with friends and family!! We love you all!!!!

Cary, Melissa and Carson

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

5 days and counting!!!

Carson's getting ready...are you???

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Carson's 7-month stats

Carson's 6th month check-up went well. We like his new pediatrician, and I'm relieved. I was really nervous about having to switch since I liked his other pediatrician so well. Carson was a trooper and flirted with the nurses. He even did well during his shots, and only cried for a minute. Poor guy...

So, here are his stats for those of you who are interested. He weighs 18 pounds and 12 ounces and is 26 3/4" long. His head is 17 1/2", and his percentiles are 53%, 38% and 55% respectively. He's our little chunker, and seems even more so because he's not very long...I guess daddy's dreams of him being CJ the pro basketball player aren't very likely. :) But thankfully, since he's not very long right now, he fits in his clothes a little longer, and I get to tickle his chunky legs! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Pictures from Carson's first Christmas celebration:

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These next 2 are from the next day, but they're fun too! :)

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Pictures from Carson's first play date

Hey everyone! Here are some of the pictures I promised a few days ago. Carson's little friend, Jacob, is Cary's boss' son. He and Carson had so much fun together!!

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Carson the evangelist:
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Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I have been a good girl.

It really wasn't my fault what happened at Cary's Christmas party. It was Natalie who spiked the punch with too much tea. I can't help it if I drank 5 glasses. It was so good---smelled and tasted just like dirty diapers.

I thought it was funny when I put Lindsay's shirt on my head and danced the macarena on the sofa while singing `I'll Be Home for Christmas'. I didn't mean to break Cary's TV and don't know why Cary would sue me for stealing.

I don't remember calling BJ's wife a beautiful chicken---even though she looked like one with green eye shadow and pink lipstick!

And when I threw up on Debbie's husband's arm, it was only because I ate too much of that macaroni and cheese.

After all that fun, I admit I was a little tired. So I fell asleep on my way home and drove my Honda Accord through my neighbor's living room. I don't think that was any reason for my neighbor to call me a funny yorkie and have me arrested for cruelty to animals!

So, Santa...here I sit in my jail cell on Christmas Eve, all gross and smelly. And I'm really not to blame for any of this ugly stuff. Please bring me what I want the most---bail money!

Sincerely and unfortunately yours,
Melissa (Really a nice girl!)

P.S. It's only 12 bucks!

Click here to create your own Dear Santa letter!

Thanks Lindsay! This was fun :)!!!


On a side note: I'm DONE!!!! with my Christmas shopping!! :O) Woo-Hoo for me!!! I can't wait for Christmas!! 10 more days!! :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Holy Smokes!!

13 days until Christmas! I had better get to shopping! Thankfully I'm 70% done, but still...lots to do! :)

Poor Carson is going to the doctor's on Thursday for his 6 month check-up and shots. Yes, he does turn 7 months tomorrow, but we had to wait for our insurance to change over before we could take him. Oh well... And then on Saturday the three of us are going to get family pictures and Carson's Christmas pictures taken. So fun! I hope they turn out well.

Christmas has officially begun for us. We had so much fun in California for Cary's work Christmas party. Carson had his first play date with a baby his own age, and he and Jacob made great friends. I'll have to post some cute pictures from their play soon. Then last night, we celebrated Christmas with my mom's parents and siblings. It was so fun, and really made Christmas seem like it was here. We had fondue...Cary's first time with that, and it was a hit! :)

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays so far!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Long time no blogging, lots to say

Well, maybe not a lot to say, but we've had a lot of things happen. So, I'm going to try and go one by one and post pictures as necessary :)

We are doing well here in the Yocum household. Thanksgiving was wonderful - don't remember if I talked about that in my last posts - oh well. Carson enjoyed a lovely jar of squash as he shared in his first Thanksgiving :). The next day, Cary and I braved the crowds and went to Hobby Lobby - yes, Hobby Lobby :) to get Christmas decorations. It was so much fun! I was so excited that I put our tree up at 10 p.m. that same night! Carson LOVES our tree, especially the lights! Every time I turn it on, he just stares and stares!
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We've been really busy with youth and church and my siblings games and concerts and such. Just today, we helped my sister move into her own apartment - so fun for her! and my brother had a basketball game. We have had three concerts and four athletic events since Saturday - it really is a little ridiculous, but it's lots of fun. Anyway, now to the point of my story, we have had a lot of snow in this last week, and with snow comes melting and freezing, and ice. My sister had a recital on Saturday, and as we were walking to the car, I fell.....while holding Carson!!!! Talk about a scary moment. He cried so hard!! Thankfully, neither of us were hurt, but it could have been so bad! Here is Carson during one of our busy days this week in the hat that Poppi (David, my dad) bought him:
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Since we have had all of this snow, and Christmas is coming up, I decided that this would be a perfect time to take a picture for our Christmas cards. So, I dressed Carson all up in this great little outfit, and put a blanket out on the snow and sat him on it. He was so excited and started to play with the snow. I went to turn my camera on, and all of the sudden he starts SCREAMING like crazy! The only thing I can figure out is that the cold snow hurt his hands, but it was SO sad. Anyway, I took a picture because it was so perfect, and I wanted to have something to remember the moment, and then we rushed inside and got him warm again, he fell asleep in the process and all is well, but it was really sad and funny all at the same time. I suppose I'm going to have to come up with something else for our cards, but wouldn't this have been perfect if he wasn't crying:
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Oh well! :)

Tomorrow, we are getting on a plane and heading for Cali for Cary's work Christmas party. His work is sending all of the wives to a day spa before dinner. Carson is coming along with us and is going to get to play with other kiddos his age. And, our good friends Natalie and Joey are going to be there too since Joey works with Cary. I can't wait to see them! It is going to be so much fun!! :) Hope you guys have a great weekend! :)