Sunday, July 19, 2009

REJOICE!


To many of you these look like tools that you probably do not use everyday, but for the Carpenter house these WERE everyday aides for our washer and dryer!!! Yes, to wash the clothes you need the flathead screwdriver to close the lid and to dry the clothes you need the pliers to get the knob to turn to set the dryer!
But, no more my friends! Tonight, my husband set up a new washer and dryer (only 8 years old) that I will not be needing to run to the tool box everytime I wash a load!!
THAT IS A PRAISE IF I EVER SAW ONE!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Best Friend of the Year Award

Here are the top ten reasons why this wonderful person recieves the BEST FRIEND OF THE YEAR AWARD:




10. She is my BLOG mentor


9. She makes me laugh so hard I sometimes think I may pee a little!


8. We have a pack to brag on our husbands (instead of grip- it isn't always easy!)


7. She compliments me on how well I pack a dishwasher (something Chris says I am terrible at)


6. She lets her kids watch Spongebob too


5. In a meeting, she let everyone know I was too busy to take on another responsibility


4. I know that she prays for me and my family when we need it the most


3. She was the only other person allowed to be in the room when Cami was delivered besides Chris and the doctor (and then my mom last minute)


2. She invited me into the most fun Bunco group over 6 years ago and let me back in last year after I bailed on them 3 years ago.


1. SHE WASHED, DRIED, FOLDED AND PACKAGED 4 LOADS OF MY LAUNDRY WITHIN 18 HOURS!(my washer is broken)




So who is this beautiful, talented, Christian woman?????
TONYA LEE DODD!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A year later


Well last July I posted my first post on my first blog. Didn't know it would last, but it did. Okay, so who knows where to get these things made into a book?


Anyways, a funny thing is that one of my first posts was when we "the family" went to the Vinyard. You can scroll down to August for a recap if ya want.
But this year we went to celebrate Keith's birthday. We had a great night of celebrating not only his birth but the birth of our newest family member...Kaiyin. Yes, our friends Steve and Elmira got the call and hopefully in a few weeks will get to go see their sweet baby girl!!!!!

Here are a few pics of the night:

Happy b day Keith!

A picture like last year...without T, but adding Ivey, Roza and Elmira!


Sweet friends


And goofy ones!




A little bit of dancing


But, a lot of love!

Anybody miss me?

Okay, so you don't have to answer that...it is just that we went to Oklahoma for a week and i haven't gotten to blog like I want to.
Bartlesville is where I was born and raised. When I was growing up there it was "so uncool" and everyone was ready for bigger and better things. But, it is funny how my friends are starting to move back and how people our age love raising their family in the small yet busy town.
We Carpenters, on the other hand, see it as vacation! Where else do you get to swim everyday, get your first mani and pedi (thanks to aunt Kendra) and go to KIDDIE PARK!!!!!

Here is a photo journal of our week in Bartlesville. You will see many smiles from Chloe, Cami, Aunt Kendra, Devin, Paw Paw, Grammie, Chris and I!!!
Happiness at the pool




Chloe's first trip to the spa!!!!!
KIDDIE PARK!!!


video


Riding the train






And now it is back to the real world....where I can't wear my p.j.s until late afternoon and where I have to answer the phone and worry about bills. Thanks Mom and Dad for treating us so well while we were with you and thanks Sis for spoiling me and my little Gaudy Girl! I love you!!!!!