Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Not Much Going On

Life for us is not too exciting right now. Chill is just finishing up an internal medicine rotation which we are happy about. He has been super busy for the past 3 1/2 weeks and we haven't seen much of him. He's also been battling a terrible cold so I've tried to keep Carson away from him. (I know I'm mean). He has also been staying over night at the hospital every 4th night. Tonight is his last night on call...YEAH!!! (Well until he has another rotation that requires he be on call). His next rotation should be much better- Pathology. I'm hoping for more of an 8-5 type of a deal with weekends off...I can't dream can't I. I think Chill has been a little stressed lately trying to decide what to do with his life. It is just about time to start applying for residency. I honestly can't believe it's hear. He will be graduating in about 9 months and then we'll be off on a new adventure (most likely outside of Utah). Part of me is really excited to see where we end up, but part of me is sad to leave Utah. I just keep telling myself it will be good for me!

Little Carson is doing great. He is the cutest little guy in the world. He is so much fun and I love being able to play with him every day. He is such a curious little guy and he is so funny. I can't imagine life without him. He has now cut 2 teeth...yes TWO! I just think he's two young for teeth, but there are definitely there. He looks so cute. I haven't been able to get a picture of the teeth yet because his tounge is always in the way. We started him on rice cereal and he seems to really love it. He got the hang of it pretty quickly. I have been working one day a week and that has been working out really well. I still love my job and just can't seem to pull myself away from it just yet.

Well that is about all that is going on in our house. Life is good and we are all happy!!! Here are a few pictures we've taken recently.
Cutest Boy Ever!



Just hanging out on Daddy's head...he thought this was great!



Rice Cereal..Yum Yum




Is that all?



This pic is hard to see, but Carson grabbed a big handful of frosting off of Uncle Brett's cake and put it right in his mouth. He was loving it!



Hanging out with Uncle Garrett

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Carson and I were able to go to Arizona with my dad. We met up with my mom and sister Mindi who had been there for just over a week. We had such a great time hanging out at Nat and Jared's. They are such good sports to put up with all of us. I know it's a lot to take especially just after having a baby. We were able to swim a few times and Carson loved it. We also spent a lot of time watching the Olympics, eating and just being lazy. It was a great vacation, but we definitely missed Chill. I was able to spend some time with my darling new little nephew Logan. He is such a good baby. His cry is so quiet and he is just content most of the time. I kept thinking to myself, how would it be? Not that Carson was a bad baby, but he was not as good as little baby beans. We were also able to spend time with my neice Lexi. Carson just loves her. Lexi is so good with him. She read him books, played toys with him and even got really good at wiping his drool! I would have loved to stay longer, but we all had to come home. I will say I don't miss the heat, that was nuts! We are going back to visit in October for Logan's blessing. I can't wait! The plane ride home was a little interesting. Carson decided he was not happy and he was screaming for a good 10 minutes or so. Now that doesn't seem long, but to me it seemed like an eternity trying to calm him down. He evenutally gave up and boy was I glad. I was afraid I'd have no friends left on the plane if he didn't stop. Overall he did great! It was good to get home and see Chill. Carson was so happy to see him.
Who's Bigger?

Relaxing

Totally Exhausted

Cute Cousins

Baby Beans

Smile

Carson and Grandpa at the airport

Looking out the window on the plane

Trying to grab baby beans

Yummy!


Reading stories


Carson LOVED riding in this stroller

His favorite position

Swimming!


Just chillin



4 months

Carson is now 4 1/2 months. It is just so crazy to me. He started getting his first tooth a few weeks ago so he hasn't been the happiest camper. I knew something was wrong because he just wasn't acting like himself and I finally felt a little poke when he was chewing on my finger. I just never considered the fact that he might be getting a tooth because I just assumed he was still a little young for that. Apparently not. I'm not looking forward to the whole teething process, but we'll survive! At his 4 month check up which was a week and a half ago he weighed 14 1/2 lbs. and was 26 3/4 inches long. He has grown over 6 inches since he was born! He is getting to be a big boy and I just love it. He also go his shots at the appointment and he was not happy at all. It was a rough few days at our house getting a tooth and recovering from his shots. The doctor said I could start him on the rice cereal now if I want, but I think I'm going to hold off for another week or 2. I really wanted to wait until 6 months, but he is acting WAY to interested in food so I'm afraid it will have to be sooner. He is finally really rolling over on his own. He won't do it all the time, but ever now and again he'll surprise me and just flip right over. I was starting to worry that he'd never get the hang of it, but he is! He loves to give kisses and drool all over everyone...espeically my sister Mindi, he slimes her and I just laugh. He just gets cuter everyday!!!




Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Back Home and Back to REAL Life

Chill finally made it home Saturday night safe and sound and boy was I glad. (Don't worry though, he flew business class home from Moscow to New York, I'm telling you this kid got lucky everywhere he went in this trip). Friday and Saturday were the longest days...wondering if he was ever going to make it home. It was so fun to finally get to see him. It had been a LONG 33 days. It took Carson a minute to figure out what was going on, but he warmed right up to Chill. We spent about 30 minutes waiting for Chill's bags and they never came...well it turns out I went to the wrong baggage claim. It was the next one over and his bags were sitting right there and probably had been for a long time. All I could say is "welcome home Chill" I'm telling you this is the story of my life. 99% of the time in our marriage I am wrong about things like this, but Chill's used to it. He just smiled and grabbed the bag and we headed home. We had a great time talking, looking at pictures, and getting lots of cool gifts. Our weekend was fun weekend, but way to short. On Monday morning Chill started a new rotation so he's back to work and Carson and I are back to doing our thing (whatever our thing is)!



Don't I look good in my Russian stuff? Cooking has never been so fun.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Livin' the High Life!!!

Well I want you all to know that Chill is doing just fine. He is still in Russia, but I'm not sure he has plans to head back to the U.S. anytime soon. I was praying all night that I wouldn't get a text message from him because then there might be the possibility that he was on the plane home and wasn't able to text. Well at 3:00 a.m. I got a text that said "Your husband didn't make the New York but he may have made Atlanta he will get a hold of you somehow and he said happy anniversary." (the text came from some American he was with at the airport that was trying to get home as well.) I was like...Dang, but at the same time I was way too tired to think about it so off to bed I went with the hope he was on the plane to Atlanta. Once again I was praying I wouldn't get another text message. Well at 7:00 a.m. I got a text that said "Can you get on skype? I'm getting on now." I was like...okay apparently he didn't get on the Atlanta flight either. So I ran and hoped on the computer and was able to talk to Chill. This is where the story gets good. He says to me check out my place and he proceeds to show me this INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL hotel room. I think to myself only Chill would pull of something like this. Well apparently he met a guy that is also trying to get home who works for the Ritz Carlton I think he said in D.C. So he was able to get a major discount at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow. You can't even believe this place. I was like...um hello that's all fine and dandy, but I thought you were supposed to spend your anniversary with your wife in a nice hotel...not another dude! Ha ha. So for all of you that were worried about Chill...worry no longer. He is being well taken care of and is living the high life. In fact I just barely got a text that said he is checking out the town with the locals. Sounds like he is having a great time to me. He'll head back to the airport in the morning to see if he can get on the flight tomorrow. On the last flight they let 5 people on and he was the 6th person in line. I'm now starting to think he probably let someone go ahead of him so he could stay in Russia another day and spend his time in luxury!! Here are some pictures I pulled off the web...









2 Years!







Well today is our 2 year anniversary. Time sure does fly. It is crazy to think how much our lives have changed in these past two years. I didn't think we'd have a baby this soon, but I can't imagine our life any differently. I have an amazing husband and the sweetest little guy in the world. Being a wife and a mom is so rewarding and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I was just thinking today that it has been about 6 years since Chill and I met. Wow! I'll be honest I don't really remember meeting him for the first time. It was at Utah State. He was with a bunch of guys that came over to my apartment to visit my roommate. I ended up playing tetris with all of them and winning (okay killing) all of them and then I left them in my front room and I went to bed (yes it was about 9:30 p.m...I need my sleep!) I ended up hanging out with him and his friends/roommates quite frequently after that. I would hang out with all Chill's roommates and play tetris with them at their apartment almost every night. Chill was always up at the school working or studying and would roll in somtime after midnight, say hi, and then he was off to bed. At some point Chill and I started becoming good friends. When I say friends, I mean strickly friends. I spent a lot of hours in his room, but I always sat on the chair at his desk and we would talk until the wee hours of the morning. Poor Chill...I know he was so tired, but that wouldn't stop me from talking. He was such a good sport to listen to all my problems. I think he was more like my therapist! This went on for years. We built such a great friendship. I'm not sure what happened or how things changed, but I started liking Chill in the summer of 2005. We hung out almost every night that summer. It was on the 4th of July when I realized that I had feelings for Chill. We were at fireworks and Chill of course had some cute little blonde thing there with him (I think she was blonde) Normally I would be so excited for him and cheering him on (that's what good friends do) but I was JEALOUS...WAY JEALOUS. I could not figure it out. Chill and I were JUST FRIEND and would always be. Apparently the "just friends" turned in to much more. I won't bore you with any more sappy details, but all I can say is I'm happy with the way things turned out. I think we were both shocked that we ended up together, but it was perfect because we were such good friends before we were anything more. We dated for a year while he started med school at the U and I finished up my last year at USU and we got married after I graduated. These past two years have been wonderful and I look forward to many more great years. I love you Chill!