Thursday, May 26, 2011

I'm a Jerk

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So I am very terrible about sending out thank you cards. I was waiting to have custom ones made so that my out of town family could see the pics. Well I didn't have any pictures from her party that I really wanted to use so I had her one year pictures taken and use them. So FINALLY I ordered the the thank you cards. So if youre someone who came to her party and brought her a gift...I'm not a total shmuck! Just a partial one! And I'm sorry, Its in no way a reflection of how I feel about you taking the time to come to her party or braving the cold to celebrate with us.
I'm sorry!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Charleigh's first Halloween was a success!!! All we did was take her to the pumpkin patch and take some pictures. But that costume was so funny I could hardly stand it! She was never quite sure what to make of it but I kept laughing so hard she figured it must be ok! Can't wait for next year when she can walk around and trick or treat!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So as of a few days ago, Saturday morning to be exact, Charleigh has two bottom teeth!!!!! They don't stick up far but they are there! So cute, I can't wait till you can see the whole tooth when she grins! She didn't seem to be extra fussy becuase of them breaking through so I'm thankful for that. Its just so weird that she all of a sudden has these little teeth. Makes her seem more grown up. Love that cutie.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little Miss Charleigh

So as promised here is an update on the baybo....Charleigh is 7.5 months old and we are loving every minute!!! She is doing so many things since the last time I posted about her. She can army crawl like no one's business. She gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth but then when she wants to move its on her belly or not at all. She is super fast, no more leaving her in the family room and walking away!
She is still sleeping through the night, though she has become such a creature of habit and any straying from her routine will cause her to have some nights where she wakes up at 2am. She doesn't want to eat or play, just wakes up, cries, we give her back her pacifier and she goes back to sleep. But normally she goes down around 6pm and sleeps till 7am. She still takes two naps a day, which is nice when I've worked the night before.
She is eating solids three times a day in addition to her bottles. She loves to eat whatever I'm eating so if I think she won't choke on it I usually give it to her. So far the only thing she has not liked was grits from the waffle house!
She "talks" all the time. Loves Nathan way more than me, I mean seriously, if he comes in the room she can't focus on anything or anyone but him. She will often start crying if he doesn't come give her a kiss or pick her up. She can be playing contently in her exersaucer and he walks in and she starts throwing a fit till he gives her attention! Its pretty cute.
She hates her car seat or long car trips...should be interesting when we drive home for Thanksgiving.
Doesn't seem to have any stranger anxiety at all, however, doesn't like being left alone in a room.
Unfortunately she loves tv. I mean the kid would be content to sit with me on the couch and watch Real Houseswives of New Jersey all day long.
She loves kisses and tries really hard to give them to you, however be careful as it usually involves her tongue!!
Everything she sees she tries to put in her mouth-super gross when you touch a slobber soaked piece of clothing!
And last but not least you can feel two bumps where her bottom teeth are coming in. Have been able to for awhile, yet they are STILL not poked through!!! AAAAHHHH!!!! However it doesn't seem to be bothering her at all.

Oh and her latest nicknames since we still never seem to call her just Charleigh are:
Charleigh Bean

Don't know how much she weighs but a month ago she weighed 15lbs. So we will get another weight check at her 9month appt.
Thats about it! We love our little girl!!! Can't imagine our life before she was here!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Forsythe Farms

Well its been awhile since I've updated you on our whereabouts!!! We moved in June and it was a slight disaster at first. We are now settled in Franktown, southeast of Denver. We are leasing a 5.5 acre ranch. Nathan has in recent months prior to the move had a strong desire to have a ranch where he could board horses and possibly turn a living situation into a profiting situation. So here we are....ranchers!!! When we first moved on to the property we were simply praying for anyone to come and want to keep their horse with us...we waited, and waited, and waited... I was starting to get nervous that maybe we had made the wrong move! But then we got one horse, then we bought a horse, and then the flood gates opened! To date we have 10 horses living on the property. It is an adventure to say the least. We feed twice a day and clean stalls and runs twice a day. I never would have pictured myself doing this in a million years but truthfully I love it. The income the boarders bring in has afforded me the ability to go part time at the hospital...which is AMAZING!!! More time with Charleigh! I couldn't be happier. I think back to all the perceived trials in my life and realize they brought us to this place and I'm truly amazed. I can honestly say I love my life. I'm so happy about the way things turned out. So in the pictures above, the bottom two are pictures of our horse Sid. He's the sweetest guy. Used to be a wild mustang. The next one up is some boarders, the brown one is Bella and the Rhone one is Madeline. Up from there is a dark brown horse named Dart, followed by the white Arab, Reggie. Reggie is hilarious, he's 31yrs old and has only 4 teeth. He is always entertaining us with his weird movements and funny personality.
We are doing well and staying busy! Its a lot of work running this ranch but we are loving every minute.
I finally found my camera charger so I have some serious picture taking of Charleigh to do. Post to follow. Shes 7.5 months old!!!! WOW!
Love you all!

Monday, May 31, 2010


So the time has come that we leave the ranch that we have called home for 2 years. I can't say that I'm sad, but it has been an adventure and I know I will look back on these years with fond memories!
We don't exactly know where we are moving quite yet. We have a few different options and are waiting to see which one is the best move for our family. Each place has its good and bad and we need to really find out which place will help us reach our goals the fastest.
Stay tuned for the news on where we end up....though it will still be Colorado so don't get too excited/nervous! But for now I better get back to packing, a chore I despise!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


The following lyrics are from a song by JJ Heller. I had heard this song on a friends blog and it seems to fit my life and be my heart's song right now. So I posted the lyrics so I might see them often...

I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn't there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
That You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crookedly lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

When You walked upon the Earth
You healed the broken, lost, and hurt
I know You hate to see me cry
One day You will set all things right
Yea, one day You will set all things right

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave Your hands

Your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me, they hold me still

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave You when...

When my world is shaking
Heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave...
I never leave Your hands