Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Bucket List

Every year I make a New Year's resolution and every year I break my resolution...usually within the first week.  I've actually had the same one for the past three years - to send birthday cards to each of my family members on their birthday.  To be fair, I come from a very large family and I'm doomed from the start because three birthdays fall within the first week of January.  This year, I decided not to make a resolution.  After all, resolutions are made to be broken.  However, a bucket list sounds promising!  Something I can check off after I've accomplished the task.  Oh yes, I think I can do this!  Without further ado, my 2012 bucket list

  • Learn to sew, crochet, and cook.  I am embarrassed to say that I cannot do any of these things.  I can't even sew a button.  Meme did teach me a bit of crocheting when I was younger.  I don't remember any of it, but I think it would be fun to give it another try.  My husband added the last one to the list and not one I'm thrilled about trying to accomplish because I really dislike cooking.  Baking I can do!  Cupcakes, cakes...not a problem.  A meal...that's a problem, but I have nowhere to go but up.
  • Frame all of our beautiful portraits from Julie Thacker.  Yes, all of them!  I do have a few matted and framed, but many of them are still in the box she packaged them in before giving them to me.  
  • Date night at least once a month.  This shouldn't be too difficult, right?  We've already had a date night this month - that makes us 1/12 of the way there!
  • Blog more frequently.  (This also shouldn't be difficult since I only average one blog a month.)
  • Become proficient with Photoshop.  I'm actually very excited about this one!  
  • Play more.  Stress less.  No explanation needed.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Carter!

Our family celebrated Carter's fourth birthday this past week. Can you believe it? Time goes so fast when you're having fun! Here's a look back at the week we welcomed him into our family!


Parker, Carter, and I at the hospital

Carter (4 days old) and Parker

Carter has grown into the sweetest little boy with the most AMAZING manners. I love how he greets me at the door each day after work and says, "I missed you today, Mommy!"  He is a bit shy when he meets new people or when he is in a new situation, but when he's home he is a bundle of energy!  He loves playing with Transformers, board games, and reading books.

Here are a few questions that I asked him on his birthday along with his replies.
1.  What is your favorite color?  Purple
2.  What is your favorite toy?  Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and the Transformer Firehouse
3.  What is your favorite fruit?  Stawberries
4.  What is your favorite t.v. show?  Olivia
5.  What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Meme's Chicken Salad and Lunchables
6.  What is your favorite outfit?  Parker's Optimus Prime Costume
7.  What is your favorite game?  Pop the Pig
8.  What is your favorite snack?  Popcorn
9.  What is your favorite animal?  Horses like at the farm
10. What is your favorite song?  The one on my guitar upstairs (It's a Paper Jamz that plays Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down)
11.  What is your favorite book?  Curious George
12.  Who is your best friend?  Sophia
13.  What is your favorite cereal?  Lucky Charms
14.  What is your favorite thing to do outside? Jump in a flatable (translation:  Inflatable)
15.  What is your favorite drink?  Chocolate Milk
16.  What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
17.  What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  My big puppy dog
18.  What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Pancakes, sausage, eggs, syrup, and chocolate milk (And yes, he usually eats all that for breakfast)
19.  What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  I'm not going to eat dinner tonight (Typical Carter response)
20.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  A Dad (How sweet is that?!?)

Happy birthday, little guy!  You brighten my life with your smile and laugh!