Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Single Mom

Z has been out of town for the last few nights. He went to California with a friend and left early Friday morning. Needless to say I haven't slept very good in a few nights. Some people wonder why it's different from when he works nights. I guess I know that if I needed him he could be home with in 15 mins. He can't just hop in his car and come home. I am counting down the hours until he gets back. I think Carson is ready for him to come home too. He was walking around the house with his photo album saying "Dadda", he walked into every room of the house looking for him.

We miss you and can't wait for you to come home! Love you daddy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Football Season is now officially over. Carson went to every home game and did really well. The last few games were at 11:00 which made it tough on our afternoon nap, but he was a trooper. We love our Baylor Bears and will support them through thick and thin. We bought season tickets this year with the hopes of a bowl game. We didn't quite make it this year, but we are being true fans when we say "It WILL happen next year" You have to love the school you went to. It always bugs me when people talk bad about the University they attended. So until next year...........

We have gotten to know our neighbors pretty well the last couple of months. It's sad that it has taken this long for us to get the kids together, but at least we have done it and had a great time. I'm going to blame it on the construction that took so long on our house. Anyways, this is Harper she is Carson's friend from down the street. HP can hang with the boys. She is one tough cookie. She has to be with the beast that is Carson. I have known her dad for a long time, but have really enjoyed getting to know his wife. It's fun to be able to walk to your friend's house again. It's just like when I was younger. As you can see they are a mess together.

I'm afraid that my posts from now until Christmas will not be too exciting. My camera broke, so I am having to rely on everyone else for pictures. I didn't realize how much I used my camera until it was not available. It broke a week ago and I found myself using my iphone to get some cute pictures of Carson in the yard yesterday while dad put up the lights. Hopefully Santa will be bringing me a new camera for Christmas.....HINT HINT!

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's been so long I had forgotten my password!

Many people are writing about things that they are Thankful for and I wanted to just share something with you all that I wrote a little over two years ago. It was before I really knew much about the blogging world. I made a blog right after our miscarriage.......I stumbled upon it when I was trying to figure out what my password was. It just reminds me to be thankful everyday.

I am thankful for my miscarriage because without it we wouldn't have this little man....

He is a mess but I love him! We are talking up a storm and will be 16 months next week. He doesn't walk he runs. He is sweet and loves to give kisses. I haven't actually sat down to count his words. I need to do that. I think he is brilliant.......but he is mine. We picked him up from Sunday School and the teacher told me that he loved reading their book. She handed it to him upside down and he turned it around and flipped through the pages. I told you he was brilliant. Most of our time is spent outside. When it rains we are not a happy camper because we can't go "side". Just a real quick update. I am going to try to update more often.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Who knew my munchkin would have such light hair.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet Summer Time!!

I have completely been neglecting my blog lately. You would think with me being out of work for the summer I could blog more often, but it is quite the opposite. Since I'm not working I have become a full time stay and home mom. This has been great, but I just can't see myself doing it permanently. I have the best of both worlds. I get to work 10 months of the year and stay home 2. Carson and I have been getting up every morning and hitting the gym. It has been an experience for him. You see he hasn't been in day care at all. He has had a rough time getting used to the gym nursery, BUT today he lasted the whole time and was even happy when I picked him up.
Zack's first Father's Day
Carson was teething like crazy!

My dad let Carson wear "Golden Boy" for the first time. We were all shocked. You see this t-shirt has been a prized possession of my dad's for a few years now. He has HUGE holes everywhere.

Caitlin came back from Spain....Can you tell Carson was glad to see her?
Our good friends Mindy and Herman got engaged!! Mom saved the cake...it looked terrible before we fixed it!

I will update more later. I wish I hadn't waited so long. Hopefully I won't wait so long this next time!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New J-O-B!!

Last Wednesday I resigned from my position at Hillsboro ISD. I am going to miss the people that I work with so much, but I am moving on to a new and exciting position. As most of you know I was going to get my teaching certificate because I didn't think that I would be able to find a speech position in Waco.....I went from having no job offers on Tuesday to having 2 offers by Wednesday and by Thursday I had 3! I had completely put a speech position out of my head. You see I applied for my dream job in March. I hadn't heard anything and I was positive that it was not an option. Little did I know I would be offered this position on Thursday. So I said goodbye to the Hillsboro Eagles.....

And will be saying hello to the Midway Panthers in August!!! I can't tell you how excited I am to be going back "home"! I will be closer to Carson and getting off I-35 is such a blessing. Looks like I will be pulling out some of my old Midway shirts to wear on jean/tshirt Fridays!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sick Baby

My little man is sick. He started running a fever last night and it got up to 103.7. I called the doctor and they said to put him in a cool bath or put cool wash clothes on him to try to get his temp down. We tried to put him in his crib, but he woke up around 12. We just went ahead and put him in our bed and woke up with him every 30 minutes. He would sleep for 30 minutes then wake up crying. This pattern continued all night. I called mom and dad this morning at 6:20 to see if they would take him early today bc neither Z nor I could get ready this morning with the way he was crying. I came home got ready (I had to look nice this morning bc I have in interview at 4:00) and went to work. On my way in I called the doctor and they wanted to see Carson. His ears/throat were clear so Dr. H. wanted to do a blood test on him to check everything. Nothing showed up on his blood test. The doctor said there were a couple of viruses going around lately and that if he got worse today to bring him in tomorrow morning. I'm really praying he feels better bc Z and I have to work tomorrow morning and my mom will be out of town with my grandfather for his surgery. Please pray that he is feeling better and pray for Z as well. He has him all day today and tomorrow after the bank by himself.

On another note....I believe C is trying to cut all four of his top teeth at once. Could this be the culprit of his crying and fever???? We shall see.....Anyone have any experience with teething like this???

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer boating

The boating has begun!! Go check out my sister's blog as she travels through Spain this summer. www.Caitlin-in-Spain.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aunt Caitlin is heading to Spain....

This is the face that Carson made when I told him that his Aunt Caitlin was going to Spain! He already misses her like CRAZY! He told me to write her a note from him.

Dear Aunt Caitlin,
I miss you like crazy. I love you more that I love water. Have fun, but not too much fun. I can't wait to see you on the computer! Love you Aunt Caitlin!
Love CarCar

Caitlin is the best person with Carson. As soon as he sees her he is all smiles! I am so excited for her, but I'm sad I won't get to see her for over a month.

Have fun my sweet little sister....Don't forget about us in the U.S. while you are living it up in Spain! Take lots of pictures! You have been slacking in that department lately. I love you and miss you already!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

One step closer!!

I passed my EC-4 test!!! I am officially one step closer to getting out of Hillsboro and into the classroom!!! I know I have been MIA for a little bit, but really was anyone surprised...I don't blog that much. I took my test Monday and just checked online and found out that I had passed and am now eligible to become a teacher! I will be studying for the rest of the week for my Special Education EC-12 test that I will be taking Tuesday!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I LOVE living in Texas because it starts to feel like summer in April. We have been waiting to get in the pool since we got back from Spring Break. Carson loved getting in the pool in Florida and I was excited for my parents to see how much he enjoys the water. Here are some shots from our first day in the pool. We got in Friday with Aunt Caitlin and then Saturday with Mimi and Pop. Unfortunately I only have pictures from Friday. Saturday was caught on video camera.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

They have a baby!!!

WOW....God sure does answer prayers! The couple that I posted about last week got the call yesterday. They were picked by a young woman who wants them to raise her baby! You cannot believe how excited this makes me. They will be bringing their baby home sometime around November 13! What a wonderful Thanksgiving they will have! Praise God for answered prayers!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Official

I have made the decision to get my teaching certification. I am currently enrolled in a program and will be taking my tests May 18th and 26th. Please pray that I pass the tests and that I can find a job.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We're Off

Carson and I are off to a family reunion! We will be back late Sunday. Zack isn't getting to go because he is such a nice boss and took one of his employees shifts. You might be wondering why I have a picture of this HUGE pig up.....Well Tilly the pig is also part of the family and I'm excited that Carson gets to see him this year.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

An exciting day!

Today was a very exciting day at one of my campuses. I spoke with one of the teachers at great length a few months ago about her daughter and the problems that her and her husband were facing with infertility. This couple has been trying for 4+ years to have a baby. They have been through everything that comes along with infertility. They have been through hormones, IUI's and IVF. The IVF was successful once but she lost the baby soon after the procedure was confirmed. They did some more testing and found out that her husband was not going to be able to produce a baby. They went through a time of grief and confusion. He told her that he would understand if she wanted to separate. He wanted her to be a mom more than anything. She brought up the adoption issue, her husband quickly shut that door. He told her that he didn't want to adopt. A few months went by and her husband started to have a change of heart. He wanted to be a Dad just as much as she wanted to be someones Mom. He came to her one evening and had all of the information on an adoption agency. He had already contacted them and started the necessary procedures to get the ball rolling. A couple of weeks later they were hosting an adoption agent at their home. They got the phone call and everything was ready to go. They were going to FINALLY be parents. The agent told them that he has never had an adoption case last more than a year. SO....in a year or less they are going to have their little bundle of joy!! As I stood on the playground listening to this new proud grandmother tell me this story I had tears come to my eyes. She and I jumped up and down and hugged. You would have thought she had just won the lottery and in a way she did. She is going to be a new grandmother to a baby that desperately needs these parents. They are going to be able to give this baby so much love it's unreal. She was telling me that they probably won't know what sex the baby is until it is born. The agency they are going through really encourages the birth moms to not find out what they are having because it makes it easier when the time comes for the baby to go home with the adoptive parents. I hugged this teacher again and told her that she better spoil that baby rotten. She informed me that it had already been taken care of! The power of prayer is an amazing thing. We have been praying that God would bless them with a baby and he has! Now we just need to pray that God will find a woman who loves this couple so much that she would give them the ultimate gift.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Infertility Awareness Week

I wanted to post on this issue and let everyone know that it is National Infertility Awareness Week. Many women are affected by infertility. I am willing to bet that there is someone you know that is going through this. For me it is my friend Tiffany. She and her husband have been trying for over 3 years to have a baby. They are going to be amazing parents someday and I know that that their day will come. I'm hoping and praying that it comes very soon. You should check out her blog www.thepiferfamily.blogspot.com She is posting on issues that have to do with infertility everyday this week.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's official.....

I can't make my blog look good! I'm going to bed.

Royally screwed up my blog!

I attempted to update and give my blog a facelift and ended up completely screwing it up! UGH!!! Hopefully I can figure it out, or my good friend Ape will help me (I'm not beyond begging her).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Goodbye G6

Goodbye G6....I have enjoyed having you around, but it is time for me to move on to bigger and better things. I am saying my final goodbye to my car tomorrow. I'm kind of sad, but mostly happy. Hopefully I will find a car that I LOVE and can't live without. We have narrowed it down to an Equinox and a Malibu. I will make my decision tomorrow and hopefully come home with a new car, or have ordered one. Any advice is much needed. Which one should I get.......AND I'm NOT getting red no matter what. My family doesn't think I can do it, but I'm going black or white!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where has time gone???

Where has the time gone? I feel like yesterday we were driving to the hospital. He is 8 months old now and is ALL over the place! He has mastered the crawl and is trying to pull up on things. He can even crawl on the wood floors now. He thinks it's hilarious! I was eating lunch today and there was a baby that was so tiny and I just sat there and I honestly couldn't remember Carson being that little (maybe he wasn't that little...we all know he was a beast, but you know what I mean). It made me a little sad, but then I thought about his cute little personality and how he is so proud of himself when he crawls. Say a prayer for us while we really start baby proofing our house! He has become MOBILE!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

First Boo Boo

I came home from work today and my boys were in bed napping. I went in and gave Zack a kiss and he told me that Carcar had bonked his head on the floor while I was on my way home. He told me that he didn't have a knot or anything and he had cried for about 10 mins then went to sleep. Of course I'm thinking about a concussion and how you aren't suppose to let them sleep. I let both of them sleep and Car woke up about an hour later. Zack brought him into the living room and a HUGE knot had come up while he was sleeping and it was already purple. I wanted to take him somewhere so a Doctor could look at him. Zack was willing to do whatever I thought we needed to do. SO......I called Mimi, she came by and looked at him and said that it was good that the goose egg had popped up. She told me that we didn't need to take him to the hospital and that she would call a family friend who was a physician to see what he said. He told my mom the same thing that she told us. Once I knew my baby was okay it was time to document the for real boo boo. He was enjoying his little photo shoot! Speaking of photo shoots......we were suppose to be getting family pictures made this weekend, but I called and canceled. Didn't think Carson's huge goose egg would be good for pictures. Mom said that the knot might look better tomorrow, but the bruise should be worse. SO, needless to say our first Easter pictures will be some to remember. My camera doesn't give this gorgeous goose egg justice!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Year ago today!!!

One year ago today we found out that we were having our sweet little boy!! I can't believe he is 7 months old now! Time has really flown by.....He cut his first tooth yesterday!!! You can't see it yet, but it's there and it's sharp!! Heading to Florida tomorrow for a MUCH needed VACA!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fast update

These past two weeks have been kind of crazy around here. There have been a lot of things going on in our family. Caitlin has been extremely busy with sorority stuff......(She is the newest T-shirt Chair) and work just seems unbareable at times for me. Zack and I have started going to a Sunday School class at our church and are really enjoying it. We didn't get to go this weekend bc we went down to San Antonio to spend time with my brother and his wife. We went down Thursday night and got to spend a little bit of time together before the boys hit the road for the deer lease. Jessica and I got to spend some quality time together, which we NEVER get to do. It was really nice to go down there and just veg for a little while. We took Carson to the Zoo and The Alamo. We really enjoyed getting to spend time with Jessica. I know that Jess reads my blog every now and then and I hope that she doesn't kill me, BUT..... Let me just brag on her and my brother for a little while. The day of my Dad's party my brother was laid off. Yes, you read that correctly. I just didn't believe our economy was so bad until something happens like this to someone that you love. It was a shock for ALL of us. I honestly don't know what I would do if something like that happened to Zack and I. I know that we would get through it, but I just don't know if we could handle it as well as they have. They are both such strong people and are able to be strong for each other. I have seen a side of both of them these past couple of weeks that I admire. Blake was SO strong for Jess in the beginning and Jess was then strong for him later in the week. They have truly shown me what a great marriage looks like. They are living it everyday. I honestly believe that people are made for each other and they are the perfect example. I thank God that my brother found such a strong and loving women to be my sister in law! I love them both to pieces!! SO needless to say our girls/guys weekend was much needed! I will upload pics later.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pop is 50!!!

My dad is turning 50 on Weds. We had a small get together for him on Friday. It was pirate themed because for some reason my Dad loves pirates. It was a lot of fun. Blake and Jess came in and we all had a great weekend together. Saturday and Sunday consisted of Baylor basketball...and a marathon of Prison Break. Here are a couple of pictures from the party

First Hair Cut

Carson got his first hair cut about a month ago. He did really well. I got tired of people asking me if he was a girl or a boy when he was wearing all of his Christmas attire. SO....We got a hair cut. He is such a handsome little boy!!
Carson started sitting up by himself a couple of weeks ago. He still has his moments when he falls, but for the most part he has it down. He now officially can roll over both ways, but HATES to roll from his stomach to his back. He is extremely spoiled and has his daddy wrapped around his finger. We are loving being a family of 3 and are looking forward to the many more changes that will happen in the next couple of months.