Monday, May 29, 2006

Summer Camp

This Saturday, we are taking our teens to summer camp, and we are SO excited! It's going to be crazy fun, and the more things that we work on nailing down, the more excited I am becoming. We're leaving Carson for the first time, and I know he'll do great. I'm nervous about it just because I've never been away from him for more than a day, HE'll do great...I'm more worried about me :) Isn't that silly???

I know it will be 4 days and 3 nights of awesome memories, and we pray that lives will be changed forever.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mother's Day Pictures

This was such a good mother's day - my first real one. We had lunch with my mom and Cary's mom and some other family. All in all we had 20 people there. It was so fun, and lunch was SO good! :) Cary and Carson got me a really sweet mom and baby ring from James Avery that looks like a heart. I love it! :) Here are pictures from our day:

Carson stood up for the first time by himself on Mother's Day:
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My handsome boys:
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Carson and Aunt Stephanie:
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Carson's First Birthday

Carson's birthday was so much fun! We had a great turnout, and Carson was happy and so sweet. He loved opening presents and showing off for everyone. He got SO many toys, so today we went through the house and put all of his baby toys away that he doesn't use anymore so we could make room for the new ones. He LOVED his cake, and was sad when I took it away after he had eaten most of the frosting. It was a wonderful day. Here are a lot of pictures, but we took SO many more! :)

Carson in his birthday outfit before the party:
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Carson's cake (I loved it!):
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Carson and Bella:
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Carson and Mommy:
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Carson and Auntie Kelsey:
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I LOVE this picture:
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Cary being silly with a few of Carson's presents:
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This shirt says "If you think I'm cute, you should see my dad!"
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cutie patootie:
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The train we got him:
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Eating cake - well, frosting really...:
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Carson having fun with Aunt Stephanie and one of his toys from them:
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And so appropriately, the last picture we took at the party (but not on purpose):
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He's off to start another year.

Fun with family

Here are some pictures of all of us at Daniel's Park which is this beautiful park up the street from our home.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Almost done

Well, I'm almost done getting everything together for Carson's birthday and party on Saturday. I'm getting so excited! Cary get's home tonight from his business trip, and DeAnne, Steph and Emily will get here either this evening or tomorrow. I LOVE having company! :) I'm feeling so accomplished today. I finished getting everything for Carson's party except for the food. We don't really have anywhere to put it, so we're waiting until the last minute. I was determined to do a generic train theme for the party, and I was having so much trouble finding cute things to go with it - EVERYTHING is Thomas the Train. Anyway, Carson and I went to Party City and found the CUTEST 1st birthday stuff with a transportation theme, and there are trains all over it. I think it will work really well. I got the balloons and cakes ordered. The main cake is SO cute! I'll be sure to post pictures. In fact, the post for Carson's birthday will probably have a ridiculous amount of pictures, so there's your warning. :) I also got the whole house cleaned, laundry done, and Mother's Day shopping completed. Yay for me...hey...someone has to pat me on the back...right???? :)

Carson got his first hair cut the other night. Cary promised me he would edit the video, so I'll do my best to get a clip of it up here for you all. Carson was very tired, so it was a little traumatic, but fun just the same.

Have a great day everyone! :)

Friday, May 05, 2006

2 weeks in a nutshell

Well, it's been a while since I've posted because there hasn't been a whole lot to blog about. We've been really busy and have done a lot lately though, so here we go:

We were in Austin and Waco last week visiting friends while Cary had business. It was lots of fun to see everyone, and we are so thankful to Roy and Debbie who opened their home for us (Deb gave me a sweet, girly welcome to her home gift - she's so thoughtful! :)) and David, Staci and their sweet little girl Julia, who had a little get together for us while we were in Waco. It was so good to see everyone while we were there. Oh, and while we were there Roy and Debbie bought their first home - how exciting is that! We are so jealous! :)

Then when we were in Austin, our friends Joey and Natalie (Joey also works with Cary) joined us so the guys could work together, so that was so much fun. Natalie and I did some crazy shopping at the outlet mall there in Austin and got some great things! :) And Cary's Mom and step-dad Tommy came to see us while we were there. It was so great to see them and have them spend some time with us and Carson. I'm so excited that they will be out here next week for Carson's 1st birthday. I'm beginning the buying process for that... I still can't believe he is turning 1 already! :)

Cary has been traveling like crazy lately. He left Monday and got back yesterday evening, and then he leaves again on Monday :( I have lot's to do before Carson's party, so this week will be crazy busy, I'm sure, but very fun! :)

Here are some fun pictures from the last couple of weeks:

Carson playing guitar with Daddy
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sharing a cracker on the plane:
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and playing with Julia on the piano:
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