Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Today we went to Old Navy where they were having some long sleeve shirts for $7! I got 3. And a flappy hat for Luke. And camo flip flops for him for next summer (they were 48 cents). And a pair of super soft house shoes. Then we went to Hobby Lobby for some rick rack and I found some metal decorations for above the living room windows. I'm waiting to put them up until Monday when Cody is at work. I don't think he'll really like them, so if I put them up while he's gone I bet I can get away with it for a couple of months before he notices. Sneaky, yes, but sometimes you have to put men's inability to notice details to our advantage. Finally we stopped off a Target for candy for tomorrow and diapers. I am so tired of buying diapers. Is 16 months too young to potty train?
I also painted Luke's pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket today. That's what I needed the rick rack for. Instead of boring you with pictures of it today and then more tomorrow from when he's all dressed up, I'll just wait. You're welcome!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Also, I did a ton of laundry. Here is the pile of CLEAN laundry. Plus there was a load in the washer. And a load in the dryer. And a load of Luke's clothes in his room. This stack was actually taller than Luke, and I tried to get him to stand next to it for the picture, but he's too quick.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I wanted him to get to wear his suit before he grew out of it, considering its only been worn the one time, so I paired the vest with his jeans and this hat I found on sale a Babies R Us for $2! I ALMOST let him wear the tie, but the neck of this shirt was a little snug and I didn't want him suffocating for the sake of fashion. There was also hot chocolate!
Monday, October 26, 2009
♥What are your middle names?
I'm Lindsey Ann and he's Cody Ryan. Which is why Luke is Luke Ryan.
♥How long have you been together?
We've been married for six years and dated 4 years before that. We've passed the decade mark!
♥How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We grew up at the same church, so we've been friends since we were 7 years old.
♥Who asked who out?
Wellllllll.......here's the thing. We had a crush on each other all summer back in 1999. We were at Bennigin's with a bunch of friends having dinner, and as we were leaving I saw a girl from school in the lobby. I stopped and made small talk, and I thought he had gone on out to the car. When she asked if that cute boy was my boyfriend I *gulp* lied. I said yes. I thought he would never know! Well, he heard me. We were riding in another friend's car, me in the passenger seat and him in the back, and he leaned forward and asked me what I said to that girl. I said "oh, you know, just small talk." He said no, when she asked if I was your boyfriend. I got all wide eyed. BUSTED! With a pounding heart I stammered that I said yes, and then I asked him if it was the right thing to say. He said sure and that was that. We were boyfriend/girlfriend.
♥Who made the first move?
Oooops. See the novel above. If' this means kiss, then he kissed me first. In my car. When I was dropping him off at curfew about 3 months into our relationship.
♥How old are each of you?
♥Did you go to the same school?
High school? No. College? Yes.
♥Are you from the same home town?
Yes. And we've moved back, so both grandparents are here begging for face time with Luke.
♥Who is the smartest?
Well, since he doesn't read this, I could totally say me and get away with it. But maybe I should go ask him. Hold on.......Okay, here's how that just went down.
Me "Hey, silly question. Who's smarter? Me or you?"
Me "You heard me."
Him "I don't think you can judge that."
Me "Well, do it anyway."
Him "We're smart in different ways. You're smarter in creative stuff and management stuff and other stuff."
Me "And how are you smarter?"
Him "I don't know."
Me "Are you just saying that because you think that you are smarter and you don't wanna say it to my face."
Him (laughing) "No. I guess I'm smarter in technical stuff. And other things."
I would have to say he's pretty dead on. We definitely complement each other in the area's of strengths and weaknesses. It's amazing how God works that!
♥Who majored in what?
I'm elementary education and he's working on computer programing.
♥Who is the most sensitive?
Oh lord have mercy, it's me. In fact, two days ago we were laying on the couch and I got weepy about some changes that are coming up, and he goes "You know what I really don't like? When you cry on me. I get all damp." Nice.
♥Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Probably Chili's. If you were averaging over the years. Or Macaroni Grill.
♥Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Mexico. Once in high school on a mission trip and then on our honeymoon. Well, I think the drive to Colorado might have actually taken longer, so either Colorado or Mexico. Hey! This is Texas!
♥Who has the worst temper?
Me me me. I know you are thinking, not sweet Lindsey! But holy moly do I flare up.
♥How many children do you want?
Well, before I had kids I always said I would take 1 and see how that went, and then maybe have another, and he said 3. Now I'm dying for 10 and he's content with what we've got. So, we'll see.
♥Who does the cooking?
Me I guess. Well, I'm supposed to. But I hate cooking. Hate it. So we eat out waaaay more than we should.
♥Who is more social?
I would actually say we are both pretty social. No bad time when the Carver's are around!
♥Who is the neat-freak?
♥Who is the most stubborn?
Unfortunately we are both pretty stubborn. BUT as God continues to work on my heart I feel like I have improved in that area.
♥Who wakes up earlier?
It used to be me, but now that I stay home our roles have switched and he gets up first.
♥Where was your first date?
Not a clue.
♥Who has the bigger family?
♥Do you get flowers often?
I can't remember the last time I got flowers. I say out loud that's okay, because we don't need to spend the money. Which is true. We don't. But deep down I really would like the flowers.
♥How do you spend the holidays?
We do what we can to make things even, but usually work schedules dictate what we can do and where we can go.
♥Who is more jealous?
Me. I can only think of once where he was jealous.
♥Who eats more?
He does. In fact, when I buy special treats for me I hide them so I will actually get to enjoy them when I want to.
♥What do you do for a living?
SAHM, baby! Whoop whoop! And he does tech support for a medical company.
♥Who does the laundry?
I do. As much as I hate laundry, he's been banned from doing it in fear of ruining my things.
♥Who’s better with the computer?
Him of course! It's his job! I'm pretty tech savvy myself, but sometimes I am so thankful he has his knowledge and expertise!
♥Who drives when you are together?
He used to, but now that Luke's here when we go out as a family we have to take my car and he HATES driving my car. He's too tall to see out of it properly. So when it's the two of us, he always drives and we always take his truck, but as a family it's 50/50 in my car.
♥What is "your" song?
We don't really have one. We walked back up the isle to Shania Twain's "Forever and For always" at our wedding, but he hates country.
Whew! That took longer than I expected!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's hard to see in the picture, but the verse on the green next to the bird is Psalms 9:2. My original idea was to stitch it directly onto the onesie, but that was waaaaay harder than I thought! The material was too stretchy and ended up looking bunched and funky, so I took it off and appliqued the green material on. Much better!
I also gave Luke a hair cut yesterday. It turned out pretty decent. Behind one ear it's a little more square than rounded, but totally worth a free haircut. Hello extra $20 in my pocket! I'll take a picture and post it tomorrow though. I foresee tomorrow being just as exciting as this one, so I better space out the pictures.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
And fun with Nana:
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
This morning ECI came out for Luke. After working with him she said that she would like to see him have at least a couple of basic words in his vocabulary, seeing that his current repertoire of words is still resting at 0. If by 18 months (December) he isn't really improving we are going to have to bump up his visits from once a month to every two weeks. If you do things in a prayerful kind of way, please remember him and his language development. Between this and my fear of him catching the swine flu I am doing good not to go totally crazy with worry. (FYI- if he catches the flu he will most likely be hospitalized due to his lung/breathing situation)
And now I believe there is a glass of wine, a new Good Housekeeping, and a tub that is calling my name.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Not to mention it would have been impossible to get his little fingers where they belonged. His fist is just balled up inside. The good news in this though, is that I could tell they were big, so I'm sure he can where the gloves next year. Nothing like trying to keep up with four gloves on the off chance he won't hate them in 14 months.
Tonight Cody and I went to see our friend Jacob Metcalf play. We had a nice date before hand complete with a pizza place and and ice cream shop. I had cupcake ice cream with sprinkles. Jacob sounded great too! Shhhh....don't tell anyone that I skipped out on church. I felt it was a big enough deal that Cody asked me to go somewhere with him that justified missing out. ;) While I do think it's important to belong to a church for learning and fellowship, I actually feel sorry for people who feel like they absolutly HAVE to be at church everytime the doors open. I am sooo glad my salvation doesn't depend on how frequently I show up to church, because I'm pretty sure Jesus told me there were no perfect attendence awards in heaven.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Only the biggest wheel he has ever seen! And just to prove that we were there with other people...
Here is photographic evidence of Emma, Claire, and Sara (who apparently is the only one who smiles for pictures). We were POOPED when we got home, but I'm so glad we got to go. We learned so much. You know, like some times older people go to the zoo to make out. And either not many people had off of work or we were the only ones silly enough to go to day becasue there was NO ONE there. Also that hippos are very dangerous and there is such a thing as a less flamingo. I did get a video of the lion roaring, which is pretty cool. He was either roaring or coughing up a hair ball. Could go either way. And now...
Also, the other day I've started reading the book 90 Minutes In Heaven. I got it as a door prize at the retreat last weekend, and to be honest I wasn't allllll that thrilled. But a couple of people told me it was really good so I got a little excited about it. And you know what? It is! I'm about 6 chapters in, and I'm hooked. The first couple of chapters was describing the accident he had, and then what heaven looked like (he was declared dead for 90 minutes, hence the name of the book). After reading that, and having read the book Heaven a couple of years ago, has refreshed me once again in my faith with a peace that I am on the right road. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that focusing on getting to heaven is the right motive for following Christ. He give me such a joy and peace every day, sometimes for no other reason than the fact that He loves me, that if this was all there was, that would be enough. But getting to have some little clue about what things are to come makes it that much easier to keep my eye on the prize and my focus pointed upward.
And now I'm going to go eat a hamburger. I know that it is currently 10:30 at night, but Cody and I were just watching one of those "world's biggest" shows on the food network and they featured a ginormous hamburger. Cody volunteered to go get me one (I promise he did! All I said was, "Yum. Now I want a hamburger.") and he has just returned from What-a-burger. Cheers! Maybe I'll eat it in bed and read another chapter from my book...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
When I got home something magical happened: the sun came out and the FedEx guy delivered my coat rack! Is it weird that I've always wanted a coat rack? I found one on Amazon last week for $47! Whoooo hoo! So I was super pumped when the delivery man showed up. Plus, who doesn't love a package? It came in a bunch of pieces:
(yes, my kid is pantless AGAIN. I promise he always has on pants in public!)