Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Hope everyone is having a wonderful night ringing in the New Year! I can't believe it is 2007. Cary is with a bunch of our youth at a Nuggets game tonight. I was supposed to be there, but yesterday morning, I got up to go to the bathroom and tripped and fell. So now I have a bum foot and am on crutches. Yuck! Not only does it hurt, but I can't do anything, and I have so much to do in the next 6 weeks to get ready for Caden! We had to go to the ER in Houston on Saturday, and they did xrays and checked Caden because I had fallen. Nothing is broken, and Caden seemed to be doing well when they were monitoring him. The docs think that I tore some ligaments, but they said I just need to stay off it for a few weeks. If it doesn't get better by then, I'll have to go see an orthopedic surgeon or a pediatrist....I so don't have time for it to be something major... I'm praying that it heals really fast, so I can at least get some things done in time. Plus, poor Carson doesn't understand why I'm not doing as much for him. Anyway, if you think about it, pray that I get better fast!

Houston was so much fun! We had such a great time spending time with Cary's family and our friends, and Carson loved getting to know everyone better. Carson was so much fun at Christmas, and really got into unwrapping his presents. In fact, the word "presents" will grab his attention now no matter what he is doing. Christmas was wonderful, and we have all been absolutely spoiled! :) We came home with 6 bags to check and then had Christmas with my family this morning! Good thing Cary has elite status on our airline or getting home would have cost a fortune!!! Cary combined my Christmas gift with a gift that he was going to give me when Caden was born, and I got gorgeous 1/2 carat princess cut diamond earings! :) I have pictures to post, but I can't get to my camera right now...I'll post them soon.

Happy New Year everyone!! :)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas has begun

Christmas has begun for the Yocum's. We had lunch with my grandparents last Friday so that we could exchange gifts. It was a great time, and Carson LOVES his gifts! They got him an old fashioned Radio Flyer wooden trike. It's the cutest thing and Carson is riding it constantly! He even tries to take it with us when we go places. I've never seen him so attached to anything! They also got him a toddler sized recliner, and he LOVES it! He always wants to sit on it, and will stop anything he's doing if he thinks that someone or something else might be in it. It is definitely HIS chair.

Tomorrow, Carson and I will be getting on a plane and heading to Houston. We are so excited to get to spend time with our family there and see friends again. It has been much to long! Cary flew out last night for a quick business trip in Miami, and will be joining Carson and I in Houston on Thursday. I can't wait to see him! I hope everyone elses Christmas celebrations are off to a good start! Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Home again

I suppose I should update...

We are home now, of course - and I have a fun picture from our luau that I need to post, but I've been to lazy to scan it in. We had such a good time on our trip! Then last Friday, Cary and I went to Salt Lake City for his office Christmas Party. He and I and our friends Joey and Natalie made a weekend out of it, and we had a great time catching up! Cary and I spent the day together Saturday and found Carson's christmas outfit - an oh so cute sweater that will make him look SO grown up, and Caden's coming home outfit, which is SO cute and absolutely tiny!! Here's the jumper, and we got a shirt and hat to match.

Then on Sunday, we had our church Christmas party, which is always a blast with the variety show. Carson was so excited that we were home from our weekend, and he seems to have learned so much in just 2 days. It's funny how that happens.

Oh, we had another prenatal appointment last Tuesday, and all is well. My weight is fine, and Caden's heartbeat was a strong 150. I had to do my glucose test, and I actually like the drink so I can't complain to much. :) We go back in 4 weeks, so by then I'll be 34 weeks or close to it. I can't believe we are so close to the end... I hope everything comes together on the house. I think it will, and Cary promises it will, so here's holding out hope! :) Cary is working hard getting tile laid in the kitchen this week, and then we leave Tuesday for Houston. I'm getting really excited, and I can't believe that Christmas is so close!!! I love traveling, but I do have to say that it is beginning to wear on my very pregnant body. I think my increased braxton hicks contractions have been mostly due to our busy schedule, but they are annoying none the less. I'm glad that our trip to Houston will be an extended 10 day trip, and not a rushed one...it might send me into labor! :) Just kidding folks, we're hanging in there for the long haul, I'm pretty sure.

Oh speaking of labor, we also have our hospital tour tomorrow, and I'm really excited about that. From what I can tell from the online tour, the prenatal ward at the hospital I'm delivering at is closer to a hotel with good room service than a hospital. Yay for that! It makes it almost worth it that we have to drive an hour to get there - as long as we make it on D-day! :)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Maui - Saturday

Today its been pretty rainy, but still fairly warm, so we headed to the Shops at Wailea which is just down the road. It's this VERY upscale outdoor mall. It was fun, and Cary found sunglasses that he liked that were 70% off. Needless to say, he was very excited about his find. Then we went to Polo beach where Cary and Carson played in the surf, and I sat on the beach with a good book. It was a nice day for sure. :) Then tonight, we went to Lahaina and ate a very yummy dinner at Kimo's on the beach and after that we visited the shops nearby. It was so fun! Tomorrow we are planning on hanging out as long as possible at the beach, then we will pack our things up and hopefully go to a luau...I'm sure I will have TONS of pictures! :) Then we will be boarding our red eye at 11:30 PM - hopefully Carson and Cary and I will be able to get some shut eye during our flight!

I have learned that having cute hair in Maui is nearly impossible with all of the salt and humidity. I have gotten ready every morning just like normal, only to have my hair turn into it's naturally wavy gross self - it looks quite old ladyish when it's this short and not fixed. Oh well... BUT! I know I am in need of a belly picture anyway, so here are a couple that Cary took for me on our lanai this morning. It was really overcast, so these turned out kind of weird, but they will have to do. Here are Caden and I in Hawaii at 29 weeks and 2 days.

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Oh, I posted twice today, and the post below has tons of fun pictures, so don't miss it. :)

Maui Picturepalooza - Friday

We had so much fun on Cary's day off. We spent most of the day on a drive to Hana, which is a 2 hour gorgeous drive through the hawaiian mountains on a very curvy, very small road that at times is barely wide enough for one vehicle. Cary loved every minute, while I enjoyed a few views and felt like I was either going to hyperventalate or throw up. Carson did pretty well and slept for a bit both on the way there and on the way back. Once we made it to Hana, we picknicked, stopped at several roadside fruitstands, and visited several blacksand beaches - which were amazing! The coolest one by far was in the Hana National Park, and we have lots of pictures of that one. I couldn't believe how beautiful everything was. Then after freshening up, we had dinner at a little mexican place called Fred's that had the best Mahi Mahi tacos! Yum! Then we shopped a little and had really good white chocolate macadamia nut ice cream. It was such a fun day!!

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And these are at the black sand beach at the national park in Hana:
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Carson became quite the ham with all of our picture taking:
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The waves were crashing up about 20+ feet where Cary and Carson were looking. I kept trying to get Carson's attention, but he couldn't take his eyes off of the waves...who can blame him :)


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On the same beach, there were these caves that are called lava tubes because they were formed when the lava from the eruptions burned holes through the rocks all the way down to the ocean. They are huge and so cool!
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Here is a picture we took of one of the waterfalls on the road to Hana:
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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Maui - the first 2 days

We are having such a great time here! Cary worked yesterday and today, but will get to join us for some excursions for the next couple of days. Our condo is nice, and more than I expected. Carson has done better with the time change than I expected, and although we are starting our mornings pretty early, it's been so neat to see the sun rise. We've enjoyed the beach outside of our condo, and I've had a nice time reading books on the lanai while Carson naps in the afternoons. He LOVES the ocean and gets so excited about the waves - be sure to watch the video below because it's very funny. There is also a farmers market down the road that we have gotten the best pineapple from. Tomorrow we are planning on going to Hana where there are black and red sand beaches and some fresh water pools. It's a bit of a drive, but it should be really fun. Anyway, here are some pictures from our time so far and a video of Carson playing in the waves. I'll have more to post from our trip for sure!

Carson and Daddy on the airplane:
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Carson playing in the waves (He giggled every time the waves came up. It was hilarious!!):
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the traditional self portrait of Carson and I when Cary is working:
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The view of the sunset from our lanai:
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and Carson and I playing in the ocean this evening:
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Monday, November 27, 2006

Maui or Bust!!!

Couples Retreat was so much fun, and such a refreshing time for Cary and I. NOW...we're heading to Maui!!! I've never been to Hawaii and am so excited I can hardly stand it! I'll have tons of pictures to post, I'm sure! Oh, in case you were wondering, Cary has to go there on business, so Carson and I are joining him. We leave in the morning and will be back Monday. Be praying for our 8 hour flights...as well traveled as Carson is, the length of them is making me nervous! :) Can't wait to post beautiful pictures for you all to see!!! :) Oh, if anyone has ever been to Maui...is there anything that we should not miss?

Oh, here is a picture of Cary and I in Breckenridge during Couples Retreat.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Couples Retreat

I'm getting ready to put Carson down for the night, so this will be a quick post, but I figured a post was due... :) Cary flies in from New York tomorrow and then we are heading off to a resort in Breckenridge for our church's couple's retreat. It's the first one we've ever been to, and I am SO excited! My grandparents are coming up to stay with Carson, so he is bound to have fun. We get back on Saturday and then that night we have my sister's musical that she has a lead in - Anything Goes. It should be a fun weekend!

The house is coming along...I've painted Carson's and Caden's rooms and the kitchen and the bathroom ceiling (white, but all the ceilings will have to be painted, which is much harder than painting a wall I have learned...). Cary hopes to start hanging kitchen cabinets on Monday. So exciting! Now that we have paint on a few walls it feels like we're making progress, even if we have a ways to go. We still have to finish the kitchen, paint the rest of the house, Cary has to build a closet in Carson's room (I didn't paint that part), and we have to put all of the lights, sinks, mirrors and toilets and such in. We're getting there though...

Hope everyone has a fun weekend!! :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fun Pictures

Here are a few fun pictures that I just had to post. :)

This one is from nursery today at church. This is Carson's fish face that he does ALL the time, but I have yet to catch it on camera myself.
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This is a picture of Carson and his buddy Conor from their play time the other night:
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This is Carson playing peek-a-boo:
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And these are a few from Halloween that our friend Cami took for us:
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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween From Our Little Monkey!

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Halloween with a 1 year old is very entertaining! Carson had his first trick-or-treating experience, and had it down by the 3rd house or so. At the first house, he didn't understand why they were giving him candy but not letting him come inside, at the second house, he was pumped about the candy, but still confused about why we said hello just to say goodbye, and by the third house, he was asking for more. Very funny! We only went to about 6 houses, but he got tons of candy because all of my parents neighbors thought he was so cute. Then we headed off to our churches party at Chuck E. Cheese. Carson LOVES Chuck E. Cheese, and had so much fun. He won a ball with all of his tickets, so he was pretty excited. Needless to say, he crashed shortly after arriving home, and I feel as exhausted as he is! So, once I post these pictures for Cary (who is on a business trip in Orlando), I am off to bed! I hope your Halloween was a fun and safe one!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

We have a name!!

Drum roll please....


Our second sweet boy will be named...


Caden Gary


For those of you who don't know, Gary was my daddy's name (who died when I was 18), and it was Cary's idea to use his name as a middle name. I was very touched at this suggestion and am so excited about this name. It really feels like it fits when I call him by his name, and I love it already. I'm sure he'll also go by Cade as he gets older. So, there you have it! Thanks for all of your thoughts and suggestions girls! You were a great help! :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I LOVE fall in Colorado

Cool weather, changing leaves, rich colors, sweaters, first snow, pumpkins, the smell of fires on a cool night...I just love it!!! For all of you who haven't visited Colorado in the fall, it's a definite must! :) Here are some pictures of Carson enjoying the fall leaves and pumpkins:

Raking leaves with his Great Great Uncle Billy and Uncle Tina (Austin):
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Pumpkin fun:
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Monday, October 23, 2006

The Weekend

This weekend was really nice for me! I met with one of our youth girls for lunch on Saturday. My mom and sister kept Carson for me because Cary was working on our house. By the time I was done, they had gone to run errands, and I accidently got a few hours all to myself! It was so nice!! I just ran errands and stuff, but it was really nice to not have to worry about anyone for a while. I didn't realize how much I needed some time like that! Then I helped Cary at the house for a little while Saturday and Sunday and that was fun too. We're nearing the painting stage, which is really exciting, because then it will really start to feel like it's coming together.

I had an OB appointment today, and all is well. We're measuring right on target for 23-24 weeks, and they also confirmed that everything was perfect in my ultrasound. We go back in about 5 weeks.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Name Game

I know many of you are waiting for this little guys name...and so are we! We have an idea or two up our sleeves that we aren't quite ready to share yet, but we would love some input. Many of the boy names that we like have been used by close friends, so we can't use them. We want the name to start with a C or a K, but other than that, we've got nothing. SO....any ideas out there for us???

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's a BOY!!!!!!

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boy parts (ignore all the stuff on the left...the goods are on the right :))

Our second son is healthy and perfect in every way!! He is weighing 1 pound, 1 ounce, and his heartrate was 144 beats per minute. It was so fun to see him! He was very cooperative for the technician except when she was trying to get a good look at his face he kept putting his arms in front of his face. We're measuring just right for our due date.

We looked and looked for a coming home outfit, but weren't sold on anything, so we bought this cute outfit just for fun, and will be looking for the perfect outfit in the coming weeks:
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And finally, here I am, pregnant as all get out (with far to go, I know :)) at 22 weeks:
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