Our Family 2014

Our Family 2014

Monday, June 5, 2017

My Pregnancy with #4

My pregnancy with Claire was pretty good. I did end up with Gestational Diabetes again, but was able to control it with diet and glucose pills (no needles YAY)! I really didn't have any special cravings, but I did get weird tastes in my mouth whenever I ate anything too sugary sweet (cookies, donuts, cake, etc) and I LOVE those things. I lost about 8lbs total with this pregnancy and didn't really get sick. I was mostly TIRED and NEEDED REST.

I found out I was pregnant super early (8 weeks) so this pregnancy felt like it lasted forever! We were really trying with this one and I took fifty million pregnancy tests hoping to see a positive. I didn't tell anyone and did a fun Father's Day surprise! I taped this card to a package of baby soaps and he didn't get it at first...but my family caught on quick!

We all laughed and hugged!! My parents were super stoked - mom may have cried a little :)

When we went in for the ultrasound to find out boy/girl I must admit that I was so badly wanting a girl to round out the Carter tribe. We chose to do a mini reveal party and not find out at the ultra sound. We had the lady put the result in an envelope and I delivered the envelope to my friend Kendra - who made the most ADORABLE gender cake

We invited family over and cut it  open - we were so excited!


We got a baby girl!! Miss Claire Louise Carter was coming to be our #4

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shortest Huge Catch-up ever

Hello world!

After a long....long....long break I feel ready to re-enter the blogging world. It was so heavenly to be absent, but I feel the need to be back because we have a new addition! There are also so many things I want to remember about my kids and I forget everything these days. Prepare for lots of blogs to catch up a little!

Since Nov 2014 our family has:

- Moved twice: once to the country and then back into my parent's house
- Opened a Chiropractic office
- Had a baby! Claire born 2/14/17
- Enjoyed cute dance recitals and awesome soccer games
- Brooke assistant coached Cameron's soccer team and still is
- Enjoyed 2x Christmas, 2x halloween, 2x thanksgiving, 2x 4th of July, etc
- Aged a couple years! Cameron is now 9, KJ is now 7, Landon is now 4
- Changed callings: Brooke is the Stake Primary Music Leader and Halsy is a Primary teacher for the 10 year olds
- Brooke had back surgery and it fixed her back issues - yay!
- Spent much time with family!
- Cameron and Katey Jane have learned to read!
- We've continued Homeschool
- Landon is in preschool
- Cameron and KJ now have their very own library cards!!
- Enjoyed the crap out of this:

- Oh and so much more!! Hiking, camping, laughing, game playing, fighting, growing, loving, trips to Eugene, trip to California.......

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wally Kazaam, you moron!

Every morning the kids climb into our bed after they wake up and we all slowly awaken with cuddling and cartoons. Sometimes it is Sofia the First, others it is Cat in the Hat, but this day it was Wally Kazaam.

As most of you know, in kid shows they ask a question that has a "duh" answer......well this particular day - KJ wasn't having it.

Wally asked, "Which word starts with the "g" sound?"

KJ said, "Ugh, Wally, don't you know?!" (in the snottiest and most disgusted way possible.)

Halsy and I died laughing!! She is so funny.

Monday, October 27, 2014

"I'm Smart!"

If you tell Landon to say, "I'm Smart", he will replay with, "I'm a fart".

Then I added, "I'm a smart boy", to which he replies "I'm a fart boy".

Its so funny and awesome.

Primary Program 2014


Now that I've let that out......the primary program this year was a hit! The songs went so well and the kids were awesome. KJ sang her song beautifully and Cameron gave his poem with confidence and they both looked so darn cute up there!! I feel like doing a dance because I am no longer stressing and preparing for the program, but we are on to our Christmas song and then the songs for 2015....it never ends :)

KJ asked if I would straighten her hair and do her makeup just for the occasion - how could I say no? Cameron let me blow dry his blonde locks and he looks so handsome. Landon was such a good boy through the entire thing! All of my siblings came and it made me so happy to have them there to experience my hard work paying off together!!

This is KJ's verse

This is Piper's verse

and...the end of the song

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Green Lightening Bolts!!

Cameron's team had their last game this morning!! They finished the season with a WIN! He had a great season and really improved as a player. He became more aggressive and gained more ball control - most especially under pressure! He had a great group of boys and we had lots of fun!

At the team meeting for the end of season party Coach said....

Here is Cam's goal from todays game!! Ignore my raspy voice - I wasted it cheering for my brother John on Thursday :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Landon - my sweet baby

When Landon wakes up from his nap he calls for me.

"Mommy, where are you?" 

If he can't find his binky: "Binky! Can't find it!!" Over and over until we come help him find it.

His little voice and how he pronounces the words is precious. I know it will be gone all too soon and I don't want to forget.