Monday, January 26, 2009

Bottled Up Apologies

My friend recently did a post that I haven't stopped thinking about. She made me think about all of the apologies that I should probably make. As embarrassing as they might be, I don't think I'll be able to sleep until I finally get them out!

Mom: I'm sorry that during my piano lessons, I would purposefully do the exact opposite of what you were asking me to do, just to bug you. I'm sorry that I tortured you to the point of you breaking down and sending me to another teacher, which happened to be the BEST thing you could have ever done for me!

Shane: I'm sorry that during our hospital stay, I made you go ask the nurses for more blueberry muffins almost every single night, making them think that you were the one consuming hundreds of muffins rather than me. Although, as sneaky as I thought I was, those nurses are smarter than you think and knew the truth!

Shane, again: I'm sorry that every night when it comes time to say our family prayers, I think of every excuse possible & act like a complete child so that I don't have to say the prayer.

Shane....again: I'm sorry that I could write hundreds of "bottled up apologies" just for you.

Lindsay (sister #1): I'm sorry that while we shared a room & bed, I would cross our imagionary line and then tell Mom & Dad that you were the one doing it rather than me.

Lindsay & Lauren (sister #1 & #2): I'm sorry that I'm the overbearing big sister that I vowed I'd never be. You know, the one who gives you advice & lectures without you ever asking for it? I'm sorry that even though I'm apologizing for it, I will likely do it again, as in, the next time I talk to you!

Katy (friend): I'm sorry that you always had to ask me to come over to your house to play, just so I could fulfill my fantasy of riding the bus home from school.

Natalie (sis-in-law): I'm sorry that I was immature in high school & held a child-like grudge against you for your ridiculously good looks & angel-like voice. Oh how I wanted to be you as a sophomore in Madrigals. I hope you know how much I absolutely LOVE you!

Amanda (friend & college roomie): I'm sorry I made you sleep on the top bunk in our second apartment. I don't know why you let me get away with that!

Amanda, again: I'm sorry I made you circle the library with me over & over again, pretending to be doing something really important just so that I could see my crush.

Marie (friend & college roomie): I'm sorry that I copied your recent post. You'd think I could be a little more origional.

Cade: I'm sorry that I put make-up on you (just a little powder) for your professional pictures.

Carson: I'm sorry that I made you sleep in a pack & play 90% of your first year. I'm happy to report that he's back in his comfy crib. Your mother really does love you!

Friday, January 16, 2009

For Grandma T.

This boy LOVES his Teddy! The boys got these for Christmas from Grandma T. Carson loves his too but just isn't as cuddly as Mr. Cade. You can find Cade like this multiple times a day. Love it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's Official

This one year old...

And this one year old...

Are BOTH walking (okay, maybe not walking per se but taking multiple steps at a time). Life as we know it, is changing...rapidly changing!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Here are a few recent clips of our boys.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Edward, Is That You???

Lovely picture right? What are we looking at? Carson's mouth/gums. Notice the new tooth that has just cut through on his top gums & the one to follow close behind. What the??? His new teeth aren't his top FRONT teeth, rather the two next to the front two. Is this normal? He's my little "half-vamp" baby! All I can say is, if those front two don't come in soon, I won't be able to look at him without cracking up.
I know, pretty much the most flattering picture of Carson you've ever seen!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Long Lost Friend

Over the Christmas holiday, I had my long lost friend come visit. Jessica was my best bud during my BSU days. For my last two years, I think we had 90% of our classes together and did every major paper or project together (communication majors do EVERY assignment in learn to work together &...uh...communicate??). She's been in Korea for the last year teaching English to the children there. She's having amazing experiences & we've stayed in touch through our blogs. The last time I saw her I was in the hospital on bedrest. It was so fun to see her. Thanks for making the effort to come see us!!!
Jess & Carson

Jess & Cade