Monday, March 20, 2006

We survived!

Hey everyone!! We survived our unbelievably busy weekend, and for once, I'm thankful it is Monday! :) We really did have a lot of fun at all of our activities. Cary did so good at the Amazing Race finale on Friday night - I was so proud of him. We also had a great time with our teens on Saturday night for the winners night out. And our babysitting outreach on Sunday night went really well. Carson was such a trooper throughout all of our events. He was happy as always, and I must say that he LOVED the jumphouse that we had at the babysitting outreach. :) Hope you all had a great weekend!


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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

I feel like we are running around like chickens with our heads cut off! We've been so busy lately! This Friday marks the finale of our Amazing Race competition with our youth, so we are having a big concert at one of the high schools. Be praying for that if you think about it. Cary is going to be preaching a salvation message, and many of these kids don't know the Lord. Then Saturday we are taking the winning team out for a night on the town and an overnight hotel stay...talk about craziness! Then on Sunday, we (our youth group) are doing an outreach babysitting night for a local elementary school while the parents go to an auction. Oh, and tonight, Carson and I are going to one of our students choir concerts and Cary is going to our worship team's practice. Anyway, things are crazy here! :)

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Monday marked 10 months for Carson. I can't believe it. He's into everything, mobile, and very fast. He has developed an opinion about everything and has so much personality. He is eating everything we put in front of him, and his most recent favorite is avacado. It's really fun and makes dinners a lot quieter to have him eating finger foods more now, although it does make things A LOT messier! He is such a flirt and a ham, and loves to wave, high five and do what Cary has named "the lizard." Basically, he sticks his tongue in and out really fast...it's pretty funny. He also does this "aren't I cute face" where he grins really big and then squeezes his eyes shut. It's hilarious, and our youth will do anything to try and get him to do it over and over again! :)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The sickies are better

Well, the sickies have been at our house lately. Cary got a bout of pneumonia, and Carson had a bad cold, along with teething...his 5th tooth cut through on Sunday. I have avoided the sickies for the most part. Other than that, we've been crazy busy, which is always fun. My brother had his first varsity (as a freshman!! - way to go Austin!!) lacrosse game Saturday, so we all went to that, and then the guys hung out while me, my mom, and grandma went to get a pedicure. It was lots of fun. Then we all met up and had dinner at my parents house. We grilled steaks, and it was wonderful!! :) It has been absolutely beautiful here, mid 70's today, but it looks like snow tomorrow. Crazy.

Here are my boys before the lacrosse game:
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Carson and my mom made up a new game after our pedicures. My mom stuck the toe separators on her nose, and Carson just thought it was the funniest thing EVER. He kept taking it off and laughing hysterically, and then he would hand it back to her to play again. It was so funny!

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He also is getting braver and braver about standing up. Every once in a while, he will forget to hold on and just stand on his own. I can't believe it! He just started pulling up a few weeks ago!

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Youth is going really well. I haven't talked about it on here very much, but Cary is doing such a good job, and we have gone from 23 kids to an average of 57 kids each week, and we've had 167 or so visitors come through since January. It seems crazy, but we've given our kids incentive to invite their friends, and they have stepped up. What's more, their friends like youth, and are passing up things like sporting events and ski trips to come to youth! God is so good! If you think about it, be praying for us in this venture.

Oh! Another praise report: Cary cleaned his office...PRAISE BE TO GOD!!! :) enough said :)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Rethinking Erica so here goes...


Four jobs I've had:
Administrative Associate/Events planner for Baylor University
Law Clerk for a private firm in Waxahachie
A Barrista at a coffee shop in Waxahachie
A caretaker for an elderly lady


Four movies I can watch over and over:
Singin' In the Rain---I LOVE this movie!! :)
Sweet Home Alabama
Miss Congeniality
Any old movie with Doris Day in it


Four TV shows I love to watch:
Grey's Anatomy - I L-O-V-E this show!!!
Smallville
Lost
Friends


Four places I’ve been on vacation:
Bahamas :)
Orlando
Puerto Vallarta
San Antonio


Four favorite dishes:
Seafood alfredo
Cary's talapia dish - mmmm...it is SO good
Lobster
My mom's roast - it just melts :)


Four Web sites I visit daily:
My blogroll - that should count as at least 10 sites :) I especially frequent RebekahRo who is by far the funniest girl I know!!


Four places I’d rather be:
On a cruise to anywhere
Sicily
Puerto Vallarta at the RIU - we had so much fun there!!
Venice


Four others I'd like to tag are:
RebekahRo
Lindsay
Alicia
JessiLynn