Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Farm Life

On Sunday we drove down to a town just by Gunnison Utah. It is a very out in the middle of nowhere kind of town. But it was pretty good size for being that far away from a major road! We went down to take pictures of a family down there, and I couldn't resist taking pictures of Bubba and of us together. So here are some pictures from our trip!

Here is one of Bubba and I together. I LOVE it! My favorite picture of the two of us.
Bubba's first time on a horse....he liked it.
Anyway...enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday


WE ARE AN ETERNAL FAMILY NOW!! Yay!!


We were sealed in the Mount Timpanogos Temple on Saturday! That means, that Bubba is sealed to us now. We were so excited and it was so neat! I would like to thank those that were able to make it. It meant a LOT to have you there to support us! So, I know you all want some pictures, so this post might be loaded with them!
This is his only cousin on my side of the family. He is DK and he is trying to give Bubba a kiss...
This is DK trying to give Bubba a hug...So cute!
Anyway, thanks for looking through all the pictures. It was a lot of fun, and I can't believe that it is over! we have waited so long for this to happen, that it seems like we should still be waiting for it! But he is now ours, and we couldn't be happier!

Friday, October 17, 2008

New Carseat

Well...our little chunker had to get a new carseat! The limit on his little carseat was 22 pounds. And this last week, he passed that. So we went and bought him a new seat that will work rear facing and front facing. We installed it in our car today, and I took him on some errands with me. He seemed to enjoy it, as he fell asleep promptly! So I took a few pictures of him in his new car seat to show how little he still is! :-)
He is sure growing fast!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One to start the day..

Make sure you read the next couple of posts, I can't figure out how to get them to stay at the top of the page, but they have information regarding our sealing and everything! So make sure you read down!

I worked on this picture last night, and I just had to share it. Ever since Bubba was born, he has had LONG eyelashes! Well, I finally got a good picture of them the other day. So here is a picture of Bubba in the bath, with his LONG eyelashes!


I wish I had lashes this long!

Anyway..that is all for now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sealing

Oh...I forgot to post about this! Our sealing and baby blessing is going to be this week! YAY!! We are very excited about this! So here is our announcement that we were going to send around, but didn't get around to it because I felt so sick! So here you have it! Thanks a ton! (You can click on it to make it larger!) And if you have questions about if you are invited or not, please e-mail me and I will let you know! Thanks.

Bath time and other things...

OK, so I have been trying to post more, and take more pictures and videos, as I am sure you all have noticed. Haha. So I have been trying to do better, and take at least one picture of Bubba a day. I also decided today that I need more pictures of Bubba and me...but I haven't done that one....YET! I will try to do that also.

A couple of these are from yesterday, and one is from today, so hopefully I am covering both days. Haha. I also have a couple more videos I would like to post if I can ever get the stupid thing to work...anyway, back to the pictures! We try to give Bubba a bath every other day, the reason we do it so often, is because he tends to make a mess when he eats (as in, he tries to feed himself) and it also helps with his stuffy nose. So here are a few pictures from his bath.


And you will notice that in each of those pictures he has a washcloth. We have to bathe him with 2 washcloths. One we will actually use to clean him with, and the other is for him to play with. Because no matter how many toys we put in there with him, he will always go for the washcloth. And what does he do with said washcloth? He sucks the water out of it. Gross, I know, but we can't stop him. He will dunk the washcloth in the water, and pull it up and suck on it, dunk it in again...he repeats this over and over again through his whole bath. The good thing about it I guess is that is cleans his mouth and nose, so it isn't as hard to clean them!

Here is another one just after bath. He is getting too big for his little hooded towels! We even have a robe that doesn't fit him. Why oh why is my baby growing up so fast?!

Here is one from today. I was upstairs working on a project for our ward, and I hear him at the bottom of the stairs (Melanie was downstairs watching him so I could get the video done). I look down the stairs and see this. So I thought "I have to get a picture!" How could I not! Just as I snapped this picture, he let go of the stairs and stood there for a second before grabbing the stairs again. I think that startled him, because he promptly sat down after that!

But he LOVES to climb on things! He will now climb OVER my legs if he wants something on the other side. The other thing he started doing was saying "mamamama" over and over and over again. It is SO cute and it melts my heart! I went downstairs and he saw me, grinned and started saying it. I went into the bathroom, and I could hear him out there crawling to the bathroom. He then started scratching at the door all while saying "mamama". Now, I know people will say that it is just babbling, and he doesn't know what he is saying, but he will only really say it when I am around, or when he is trying to get to me. I am trying to get this on video, but haven't had any luck yet. Hopefully soon!

Anyway, I should end this post soon. I have been feeling really sick lately, and we thought that it was pneumonia, so we went to the doctor, and I guess all I have is a severe sinus infection with a really bad cough. So I am on some medicine that is making me feel pretty loopy and tired. Good thing I don't have to drive anywhere! Haha...ok. I need sleep. Good night!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Laughing

Ok, so I have had this video for a few months, and am now just pulling it off of my video camera, because my WONDERFUL dad helped me get it to work on my computer!! But about 3 months ago, I told of a video we had of Bubba laughing. Well here it is. It is kind of long, but WORTH it to watch the whole thing! I am trying to record more of him, so there should hopefully be more videos up of Bubba soon! Yay!!



video


Let's see..what else can I blog about. Today we drove up to Kaysville for a quick visit with my parents. So that was fun to surprise them and see them!


I have a new calling in the ward! It is YW Sports Coordinator. So this morning bright and early, I headed over to the church for Volleyball. I wasn't expecting anyone to show up for our team, but we had 6 girls show up! Enough for a team! Yay! So we played a few games, which was fun. I don't know how well I am cut out for this coaching thing, but we will see! I will try to get pictures of them next week. Anyway..


We have a very busy week this next week! There is so much on my list to do, that I think I might just have a meltdown sometime during it! I keep telling Sam that he needs to be prepared for when I have one...he doesn't believe me. So we shall see who gets the last laugh! Muahahahaha! Anyway, I think I am going to go to bed. So...have fun!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crawling

Well...Bubba is officially CRAWLING!! I have been trying to capture it on video...but everytime I pull it out, he will get down on his stomach and army crawl. Silly Boy. I will continue to try though! And we will get it eventually!

My little boy is growing up SO fast!! Not only does he crawl, but he pulls himself up into a standing position. Pretty soon he will be walking, and I don't know if I am ready for that yet!


Yesterday was also his first Cheerio experience. It was SO fun to watch him try to grab the cheerios with his thumb and first finger. When he would get one, he would look up at us and smile. Then he would try to figure out how to get it into his mouth. He ended up with a couple stuck to his chin! It was a fun experience though.

Anyway...I am trying to do a post a day, so they are just going to be random facts...but hey, at least you still know I am alive!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall

Well..it is fall here in Utah. The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, the leaves are falling...the weather is getting even colder...(can you tell that I am not too fond of the cold weather?)
Last weekend, I went out with my Dad and brother to get some fall pictures. This is what fall looked like just up the mountain from Kaysville.


Here is a panaramic of the Kaysville, Layton Area.

I really love fall, and spring...I do NOT like winter. (It is TOO cold!! I love the snow, just not the cold) And summer is ok...sometimes it gets a little too hot for me. So, enjoy the colors, the cool, crisp air, and everything else that fall brings!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Husband...

So...Monday was not only our court date, but it was also SAM'S BIRTHDAY!!! YAY!! My dear husband turned 32! Wow! Good thing he doesn't look it. ;-) Right?

He is such a SWEET guy! So honest, truthful, sincere, accepting, and perfect for me. I love him SOO much, and I don't know what I would do without him. And to prove how wonderful he is, this is what he said while we were driving to our court. He said "I feel bad that it is my birthday, like it is taking away from the importance of the court date" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! SO sweet! Here is a profile picture of my hubby taken on his birthday while we were driving. :-) Eat your heart out ladies!
Also, this wonderful guys is looking for a job in the finance field (yeah...not a good time) SO, if any of you have any ideas or know of any openings, PLEASE let us know! Thanks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

FINALIZED!!

So we had court yesterday and everything is finalized! YAY!! So..no more supervisory visits, no more worrying about doing EVERY SINGLE THING RIGHT, because someone is watching over your shoulder, no more worrying that you could lose him at any moment....He is OURS!! I can not tell you how happy we were at court. We also got a video of court, so that was cool. But here are some pictures to enjoy that tell about the day...
Here he is the night before, dressing up in Grandpa's hat before getting ready for bed. He sure liked wearing that hat, and didn't pull it off like he would his hat!

Here he is Monday morning. Getting ready to have a bath and get ready for the day...




He was tired, and decided to sleep part of the way up to Logan..So this picture is looking into his mirror that he has back there..


Grandma and Grandpa Carter and Tanielle are riding behind us!


We couldn't take pictures of the proceedings, so here is a picture afterwards with the judge and our attorney


And here is everyone who came to court with us. They were amazed at our support group and we just kept thinking to ourselves "there could have been A LOT more!"


And here is the 3 of us together afterwards:


And that is where I stopped taking pictures, because I wanted to ENJOY the day!! Without worrying about making sure I get a picture of EVERYTHING! So there you have it! I will announce when our sealing will be tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5 Days and COUNTING!!

Okay...so what happens in 5 days you ask?


This little guy legally becomes OURS!!!

I am SOOO excited!! We have had to wait 6 months to finalize everything.

During that time, we have had parental rights, but not legal rights of him. And on Monday, that will all change! We will get all rights to him, and he will be like a "natural child" to us. (according to the papers) This also means that we will not have to have anymore supervisory visits, or home studies! I have been waiting for this for 6 months, and I can NOT believe that it is almost here! And then, we will be able to have his blessing, and be sealed to him for all eternity. Honestly, I am more excited for the sealing, but still excited for Court. And the fun thing is that Finalization will be ON SAM'S BIRTHDAY! So Happy Birthday to HIM!!

So..here are some recent pictures of Bubba. The next pictures will probably be after Court on Monday. YAY!!!!

Sam playing with him. He was just giggling in these pictures!!

He had a cold and was teething, so his nose isn't in the best condition for this picture!

Some more stuff that Bubba is doing...let's see..He has 2 more teeth. His top two teeth came through last week...so he has a total of 4 teeth now (at 6 months?!) He has started crawling. he will only move a little bit before getting back on his tummy. Probably because he scoots on his tummy faster than he can crawl! That and he has started pulling himself up if he is next to something. He can also sit himself up now. He is growing up SO fast! His favorite foods to eat are Squash, Green Beans, and Peaches. He is so funny when trying to feed him...I just about have to give him a bath after he eats!

Anyway...I will let this go, and will hopefully get to update again before Monday...if not, you will get a good post there! Yay!!!