Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
And this year, I have gotten to know these lovely ladies in first grade (minus Terry and Kristy)!
The funny thing is that of the 9 first grade teachers...4 are having babies!!!! Johnell's sweet Addy was due to arrive 4 weeks AFTER me, but she decided to come at 27 weeks! She is doing wonderful! (You should read her blog http://www.auntjohnnie.blogspot.com/) So, I am due in March, Johnell was due in April, Caron is due in May and now Laura is due in September!)
Angie's classroom is right across the hall from me (she teaches kindergarten). It was so fun to visit with her each day and watch her belly grow. In December, she had Olivia and now gets to stay at home with her until April, when I will be home with Koda!Jen didn't get to make a group shot, so here she is with sweet Kim and Jamie...the famous cupcake maker! They were delicious!
There was lots of oooing and ahhing when I got to open all the BLUE!!!
I got so many wonderful gifts that we would never be able to just "pick up". So, thank you ladies! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Mommy and Cami got a pic at the restaurant
But the father daughter dance was my favorite! My sweet little Momma's girl has turned to a Daddy's girl...sniff sniff...I knew it would happen....but so soon???
One of the funniest sights was when these four girls were all on stage together not having a CLUE they had the same dress on! There were at least 4 more there too. I guess I wasn't the only one who got the awesome deal at Target!
I loved watching the girls dance. Chloe definately has moves and sweet Cami is right in the middle doing her best to do the same
But, if you know me, you know that I couldn't just watch a dance....me and my big 'ol belly wanted to get in there with them!
We wondered if this would be the last family outing as the Carpenter 4! Soon little Koda will make us the Carpenter 5! (And I will get to dance with him when they call for the mother/son dance :) )
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The hair is getting a little better...but here is when Chris took me to the Melting Pot before Beauty and the Beast. He told me to make a silly face and then he didn't. Isn't he funny!
Here is another kissing pic...I know this one isn't as good, but I love it!
Then look at that HUNK! WOW!
And then....we were going to be married the next day.
Look at me...so smitten by this man
Well, it is now 9 1/2 years later from the last picture. We definately do not look the same, (especially me being 35 weeks pregnant) and don't think the same about most things. But, I can honestly say I love him more. No, I don't get butterflies and smile everywhere I go, but I know that if anything ever happened to this man I would not want to wake up in the morning. He is who I look forward to seeing every afternoon. The one who knows how to calm me down when I am in one of those moods. The one whose arms I want to escape to when things are crappy. The one who I take for granted until silly holidays pop up and I realize how God gave me more than I knew I could have in a partner. Don't get me wrong, things aren't always rosey here. I mean especailly with me being hormonal and tired...it is amazing he still hugs me. And when money gets tight and the house is a mess, we aren't taking kissing pictures in the kitchen. But, I pray that God keeps us growing closer together and I get to show many more pictures of us for years to come. (Happy Valentine's Day Chris! I love you!)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Well, we had really thought about Koda Lee. Lee is my dad and my nephew's middle name AND my favorite brother in law's first name...so it seemed perfect. But, I just didn't like the ring of it. Say it fast...don't you feel like you are yodeling? Koda Lee Koda Lee Koda La EE Who!
So, then I start thinking we need a strong boy name. A Michael, Andrew, something masculine for this child. I came up with Brooks...Koda Brooks....still, didn't love the ring of it. Sweet Chris liked both.
And then like lightning....it was there all the time....it is a family name.....the middle name of the man I love more than anything...Anthony...Koda Anthony Carpenter. I love it. Chris again says, "Yeah, I like it." But, since Chris didn't want a junior, at least Koda will have his dad's middle name...and mommy likes the ring to it!!!!! (Thank you Tonya Dodd. You always seem to do the nicest things for me and don't even realize it.)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Is that not unbelieveable? Matt Darden (Darden Decal Designs is on facebook) was able to take pictures and put them in vinyl on the wall! You have to check out all the stuff he can do!!!!!
This wall in Koda's room is saved for him!!!
Here are a few fun things I added....
My mom encouraged me to paint a canvas for Koda since I had painted butterflies and high heels for the girls' rooms.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here is Cami and her BFF Bella.And then a wet little Cami.
Sorry Chloe, Daddy didn't get you in the snow......but Mommy got you the next night doing something you love....
DANCING AND RAPPING (yes I said rapping!)
So, no, I didn't enjoy the frozen precipation this weekend, but I did enjoy crafts, friends and SLEEPING IN!
Oh, and speaking of friends....
Sunday night I was so excited that I got to spend time with friends I love and never see. We had sushi and fried rice...did you say fried rice? Why, yes, we had fried rice in our bowls, laps, purses and coats!
Can you guess who the fried rice culprit was?
Yes, none other than Betty Apple! Love you Betty :)