Sunday, April 20, 2014

SUNDAY FAMILY: April 20, 2014

Happy Easter my Lovely Friends! 

As promised here is another post! I know it's an Easter Miracle!

Let's just talk about this picture here: It's SO us! Linc is perpetually missing a shoe. Like always. No matter the type, size, or how many knots are in it; he looses always ONE. And I don't know what I was thinking with those leggings and Rob's handsome jacket is WAY too small but he insisted that he looked "very handsome". And could you die over Sydney's cute dress? My dad made it for her for Christmas & it kills me every time she wears it! And lastly, that seersucker jacket on Linc with a bowtie that matches Rob's tie. Ah me, I sure do love me this family.

We had a lovely Easter with baskets, a lovely and centering time at church, dying eggs, an egg hunt, & a ham dinner.
Hope everyone had a lovely Easter, remembered why we celebrated it, and spent time with people you love!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

SUNDAY FAMILY: Catch up February-April

Surprise! Here I am to catch you guys up on our SUNDAY FAMILY PICTURES!

We missed a couple Sundays where as everyone ran in the house after church & I yelled, "Wait! Don't take your clothes off we have to take a Sunday Family Picture first" too late and everyone had already stripped off their clothes & hopped into bed for a nap.

But here are the ones we did catch!





There were a couple sick days for some family members here, as well as a "stormy cloud month" of March for poor Rob (you can see it on the poor fellows face!). But here we are all caught up & more posts to come!

Monday, February 3, 2014

SUNDAY FAMILY: February 2nd

Happy February, guys! Seriously, February has gotten a bad wrap from me in the past- it's slow and  still deadly cold/snowy. But, honestly, it ain't no January and for that I am grateful!

We had an excellent Sunday- less busy than usual. I actually had some time home to lay & rest/take selfies to send my writer group girls (which is just what I do). But as we all know there is no rest for the wicked & as soon as I laid down just to kick up my feet for a second, in came one child requesting to be snuggled, and then in came another. And another. And despite my desire for peace & quite I counted my blessings that I had babies who wanted to get loves from their mama (though Rob refused to be involved in the picture).
Speaking of peace, this little hooligan, Lincoln Logs, can sometimes make church so painful (Bless his little nearly-2-year-old heart)! I mostly hang out outside the chapel entertaining him & preventing screaming. This Sunday he spent a good chunk of time crouched in the corner, hiding from other unruly babies, clutching his graham crackers in his fist like Gollum from Lord of the Rings whispering "My precious!"
Yup, that's my baby back there.

The biggest news of this past week was that my lovely friend Esther had her baby! It's the first time in the past 2 children we've had, where I wasn't also HUGE pregnant and/or just had a baby (we unintentionally time our babies like nobodies business). I was honored to be there when she gave birth & tape it for her.
Words have failed me every time I've tried to explain to people what its like to feel the electricity in the room right before she came. To see a new human being taking their first breath. The stress and relief and jubilation of it all. No. Words. That sums it up. And my beautiful friend, Esther was so brave, so fantastic, and I was so proud. And we have a new girl on this lovely planet earth. Which is great. We could always use another girl!

So, TA-DA! Still on the Sunday Family bandwagon! Hope to see you all next week!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

SUNDAY FAMILY: January 26

Happy Sunday &, yup, that's right still on the bandwagon! 

Hope everyone had a lovely week! It's been a pretty darn good week- I've been on a bit of a "Spring Cleaning" kick and have been de-junking/cleaning/organizing the house. Thank heavens the Carter Casa has been in need of a deep clean!
We've also been trying to focus in on the family- keep our cool, keeping on a schedule, being more patient (heaven knows, this one in tested 45 million times daily), kids helping with chores, etc. We also had a goal to go on more family dates so yesterday we went out for sushi and clean, clean, cleaned the house. It was fun as always!
And here are these sweet kiddos- Syd reading my all time favorite book as a kid (Box Car Children), Rob who fell asleep in the car proving that he really was sick, & Linc, my little daytime hanging out buddy!

Hope everyone has a great week next week! Last week of January- it's all uphill from here, friends!

Friday, January 24, 2014

BLOG UPDATE: Christmas 2013

We had a fantastic Christmas 2013!

1) We picked out the perfect Christmas tree:

2) We decorated it- always a blast! I'm pretty sure this was Rob's first time putting the angel on top. He is freaked out of heights so it was a BIG move for him!
3) For Christmas Eve dinner we had a lovely "We 3 Kings of Orient" dinner with all manner of middle eastern & oriental goodies & of course gold crowns too. (Here you can see a super-fun, super-speed video of our dinner that my dad shot) 4) And of course there were the obligatory Christmas Eve gift opening of new jammies!
5) And Christmas Morning was mellow, lovely, and relaxing! (You can also see this cute video of the book Syd wrote & Rob illustrated for the Grandpas Christmas gift)
 I sure do love these people!