Friday, October 30, 2009

Too long of a pause

For those following our blog- I apologize for not having an update in so long! I have been back at work now for 4 weeks and I think that has played a large part in my lack of time devoted to blogging, email, facebook, etc. Going back to work was tough (I cried the whole way there my first day back!), but I have to say how thankful I have been through the transition. First of all, incredibly thankful that my mom is Carson's babysitter! Who could I trust more with my baby??? (no one! I mean she raised me, so she obviously knows what she is doing - haha ;) Secondly, I'm only working three days a week (Tues, Wed, and Thurs) 4 day weekend every weekend! LOVE the part-time! Third, being back at work really has not been that bad...I am reminded that I enjoy what I do - so I'm thankful for a career that is fulfilling and a job that has been so understanding and respectful of my desire to be mommy too! And finally, I am thankful for an absolutely prescious baby that is SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! (most nights :) After my first week back to work (at 10 weeks old), he slept through his first night! Of course, I woke up several times to check on him and make sure everything was okay. Wasn't sure if it would happen again, but now he is sleeping through the night majority of the time. When he does wake up, it is to eat and go right back to sleep. So, THANK YOU LORD for your many, many blessings!!! I'm reminded we have SO much to be thankful for as thanksgiving approaches!!

Since our last update, we have also been to the pumpkin patch...watched uncle brant run in this conference cross country meet (pics especially for ams!), celebrated Russellville High School homecoming (Carson's first parade) along with my 10-year high school reunion...and even celebrated Ma's (Larry's mom's) 60th bday....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

baby dedication

Today was baby dedication at our church. This basically means we committed to raising Carson in a Christ-centered home and dedicated to loving him like Jesus so that one day he will choose to follow Christ and have a personal relationship with Him!

a picture of the program

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waking up happy

As you will hear in my lovely commentary- this was a great night for Carson and therefore a great morning! He has been sleeping so much better lately for which we truly thank God for! Last night he went to sleep after his dinner at 8pm, woke up at 1am to eat and went right back to sleep until 6:30am!! It was just wonderful! Well, he was still sleepy, so I put him back down and then around 8am I could hear him in his crib and this is what I happy little boy eating his hand! :) (FYI: For any mom reading this who thinks sarcastically, "must be nice?!" please no this has in no way been our norm or a reflection of my mothering is simply what it is- a good night...and for that we can be very thankful and enjoy it for what it is whether it happens again tonight or not :)

my little monkey

just some super cute pics of my handsome little dude that I had to share!!! that little grin just melts mommy's heart everytime!!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Carson look alike :)

After you have a baby of course everyone wants to know, "Who does he look like??!!" Well, it has been difficult for us to decide...he just looks like a super cute baby to us! :) But my mom brought out a few baby pics of me that we can definitely see some "Carson" in! Here are a few pictures of me around 4 and 6 weeks old. We'll have a to get a few of Larry on here and let our viewers take a vote.

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Carson bath time

Here are some "G" rated bath time pics for comparison!

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Carson in Carseat

Now, here is Carson in some similar "poses."

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Carson Fall Pix by Brant

Yesterday Uncle Brant decided it was time for a few fall photos of his favorite nephew! Check out this handsome little guy celebrating the beginning of fall!