Friday, July 10, 2009

June Beach Trip

We spent 5 days in Panama City at the beginning of June. Chad's birthday was June 2nd. Here are a few pics from our trip!






Mother's Day

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a mommy. I never imagined my life would be as wonderful as it is. I am thankful that I have two healthy, smart, loving, sweet boys and the BEST husband in the world! You guys are awesome!

Chad and I didn't register for good china when we got married. It really didn't seem practical for us at the time. Chad and the boys (on their own) went to Ted's Jewelers and picked out a beautiful set. They picked out Opal Innocence by Lenox, and got me started with 4, 5-piece settings. So all of you that think I am hard to buy for.....there are now plenty of choices!! :)


Carson's Kindergarten Graduation

Carson officially graduated from Kindergarten on May 18, 2009 . He learned so much this year. We are extremely proud of him! His teacher, Mrs. Barnes, says "If she had a classroom full of Carson's, her job would be too easy!" She told him he was the best student she's ever had. He has only reminded us of that 1 million times! :O) I am truly blessed to be his mom!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Late, but updated!

To my family who has been on my case about updating...I am sorry! Here I am, 2 months late, but updating as promised. I left off right before the boys' birthday party.

After all the planning, stress, and work that went into this party, it turned out exactly how I wished. The night before, we had terrible weather. It rained and rained! I was up most of the night checking the weather channel for updates, hoping and praying that it would pass overnight. Well, lucky we were! Not a single drop of rain during the party. The cake turned out awesome (Slice of Heaven Bakery) and the inflatable light sabers were a hit! Everyone had a great time fighting Dark Vader and learning some moves from Obi-Wan.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

We got a new puppy! The boys named him Chipper, yes, after Chipper Jones! He is a Miniature Daschund!Chester is adjusting well and we are having so much fun with him!

Time flies when you're having fun! I promise to get back to regular posting after the boys' birthday party has passed. I decided to have one party for the both of them. They chose the "Star Wars" theme, and we are having the party at the Landmark Park Playground Pavilion on May 16th. It sure takes a lot of planning and is a little overwhelming at times. It could be that I am a little OCD about things being perfect! I am waiting on our invitations to arrive, which should be today or tomorrow, and once I get those out I will feel much relief. Jacquelyn, the boys' MeMe, and I met with a baker/designer yesterday and ordered the cake (R2D2) and also got the material for the Jedi outfits for our guests, which, by the way, is 22 little boys!! I also ordered our plates, napkins, etc., along with inflatable light sabers that were VERY hard to find! Chad also snagged the booking for our inflatable jumper to be delivered that morning! And as if I didn't have enough going on, I decided the boys needed themed shirts for their party. A friend, Tina, is going to embroider/applique Carson an Annakin shirt and Cole a R2D2 shirt. Thanks to everyone for your help and time!! I should have lots of pictures to share in a few weeks!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I know, I know! I haven't posted in a while. We have had a lot going on the past few weeks. Here are a few things that have kept us busy! T-ball games, birthday parties (6 in one week!), school stuff, Easter and egg hunts, planting flowers, stained the deck. Needless to say I haven't had much down time. We also started a new church. I pray the boys adjust and become comfortable quickly. Having friends that attend does make for an easier transition.

Another biggie for us this month is Cole's 5th birthday on April 24th! I cannot believe my baby is about to be 5 years old. I don't know where the time goes?? Does it ever slow down? It seems like yesterday I was cradling Cole at 1 month old while helping Carson walk, he, just shy of 1 year old. Two in diapers and drinking formula isn't easy on the wallet, but I would go back in a heartbeat!! Sleepless nights and all!!

We are ready for summertime! The mornings are still cool, but the afternoons have been nice and warm. With only a month left of school, we have been discussing vacations. The boys have been on 2 Carnival cruises, been to Disney World twice, and had many visits to all the area attractions (beach, zoo, etc.). We are somewhat limited to what we can do because of their ages. I really love Disney, so that would probably be my choice, but Chad doesn't want to go when it is so hot. I will post when we make a decision. Here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks.