Sunday, July 27, 2008
Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog (if you have one) and see how many people leave a memory about you. HAVE FUN! (you don't have to have a blog in order to leave me a memory!)
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Our original plan was to do big fireworks the night of the Fourth and then small neighborhood fireworks the next night. After keeping Carter up so late the night before I was starting to dread doing that again. But it was totally worth it!! The kids loved having the fireworks up close and personal. It was so fun to see their faces light up right along with the fireworks.
Thanks to all those incredible soldiers who are serving now and have served in the past so that we can continue to celebrate this wonderful holiday!!
Friday, July 18, 2008
On this particular day I had some gardening that I had to get done. Our vegtable garden that we planted in our front yard ( I know it's little bit WT, but if you saw our front "yard" you'd understand) was being overtaken by weeds and my family was coming into town. It had been raining all week so I decided what the heck rain or shine (seeing as Carter loves the rain) I am weeding that garden. So these are Carter's after shots. He loved the rain and mud!
I also had an old boyfriend come into town. We met in London as we were both in the same study abroad group. Anyway, we have stayed friends over the years and just attended his wedding last February. His wife is adorable and I am so excited for the two of them. They live in Columbus, OH and came out this way for a Triathalon. They stayed over night and it was so fun. Matt is not a fan of my x-boyfriends but he really likes this guy a lot. It was sure fun to get to know his wife and to get to know them as a couple. We wish them the best and are excited to hangout with them again. While they were out, we did a few Pittsburgh things including going to the top of the Duquesne Incline to get a fantastic view of down town Pittsburgh. For some reason we didn't get pictures of all of us just our little family.
What a Hottie Patottie married!!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
- Why not? It's about time the boy got to experience a popsicle.
- It was a HOT day.
- He was in the middle of his Hand, Foot, Mouth epidemic and with his sores in his mouth he wasn't eating anything else. So something cold I think felt really good.
- He was ornery so I was hoping that something new would distract him for a while and thus hopefully keep him alive one more day. :)
- While he was covered in red spots why not cover him in red streaks as well?
Gotta love that cute tongue!
This picture shows his red streaks that were literally stained that exact color on his arms, legs, and face for two days!
Caught red handed!
This video cracks me up because he is such a little boy in it!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The Family in front of Niagara Falls.
(Dad, Nicole, Timmy) In Gettysburg on top of Little Round Top.
Mom was trying to sneak out of the pictures.
Our Family of green.
As you can see Carter is at that age where he loves to take pictures (wink, wink). For my birthday I made it quite clear to Matt that all I wanted was a birthday cake with candles and Matt came through for me!! Way to go Matt, he made my favorite cake from scratch - Crazy Chocolate Cake. It tasted fantastic. Also, thanks to my Mom for making a ton of her signature Terriaki Chicken for my big Birthday BBQ Bash.
This is Fallingwater - one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous houses that he designed.
As you can see these two boys have quite a love for each other!
Grandpa Craig is the cutest, sweetest man. I love my Dad!! You can see in this picture he is such an awesome grandpa.
Thanks family for making all those sacrifices to come out and visit us. We appreciate it so much!!! We can't describe how wonderful it feels to have our loved ones in our world. We love you!!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
P.S. Here is a shout out to the Arrhenius's. Matt and I had a nice suprise today when Dan came up to us at church and said hi. He is here in Pittsburgh on a rotation for the month. So he came over to dinner and it was such a great evening. We miss Iowa so much and it is like a breath of fresh air to see friends from there. So thanks Dan for spending an evening with us, we hope to do it again!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
He had a rash everywhere. It was the worst on his face. This picture was still early on Sunday and it just got progressively worse throughout the day. He was covered with big oozing ulcers. Luckily I already had a wellness visit scheduled for Monday morning. Right off the bat the doctor diagnosed Carter with Hand Foot Mouth. He also said Carter's sores were so big and nasty that it was one of the worst cases he has seen. Carter had ulcers all throughout his mouth and in his throat. Poor guy didn't want to eat anything for days. He drank enough to get by. I felt horrible for him. But now we are on the mends. Yesterday was our first day back into society and it felt good. His spirits are back but we still have our moments. But here is a question for you all: Carter is still not going to Matt very well, he won't kiss him or let Matt hold him and will even run away from him. Do we just ride it out or is there something we can do? Matt is always a great dad and very kind and loving to Carter. He isn't around a ton, but enough that Carter knows his Dad. What can we do?!?