Friday, September 18, 2009

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right...

...and sometimes, it takes two tests to confirm the accuracy of the results. I'd say we're pretty certain that baby Carver #4 will be joining our family around May 9, 2010. Are you shocked? We were! But, we are also very excited and grateful for the opportunity to add to our little family. Keep us in your prayers. Exhaustion has already set in. :)

Please leave us a comment with name suggestions for both genders! We need help!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A New Favorite Summer Tradition

I know. I know. Summer has been over for a few weeks now. School is back in session. Yada. Yada. I just thought I'd let you all in on one of our new favorite summer traditions: camping at Banks Lake. I can call it a tradition because we've now done it two years in a row and already have it on our calendar for next year. It's one of those experiences that only takes participating in once & then you and your children are hooked and can't imagine missing it. We've been participating now for 2 years, although unfortunately, we had to pass up the opportunity for 5 years previous. Our good friends, the Jones family (I have known them since I was a teenager), have been going on this trip with their family for 20 years. Most of the families that go on this trip, also have some deep-rooted connection to the Jones, either by familial tie or close-knit friendship. If you've never been, plan a trip. The setting is gorgeous, and there is so much to do with the lake right on the edge of camp. Our children live in their bathing suits happily playing in the sand & water, fishing, digging, canoeing, skiing, boating and eating S'mores to their hearts delight. As a mother, it is the perfect summer get-away, where the kids can get dirty, stay up late & run around as much as they want. As much fun as the kids have, the fun for adults is equally matched. We stay up late chatting, telling stories & jokes, playing games & scaring the pants off each other. It's the best!

Happy Belated Birthday to My Sweetie

I had every intention of writing a "33 reasons my husband is so wonderful" post for Josh's birthday, but I knew I wouldn't be able to stop at 33, and the thought of typing thousands of lines seemed too daunting, so the post never happened (at least this is the *excuse* I'm sticking with....) We did celebrate & had an amazing time with wonderful friends eating at Olive Garden & working our Alfredo off at the bowling alley for a little guy vs. girl bowling action. (Check out my bowling cupcakes. Yeah, not sure if I will ever make those again. Sooo time consuming. But you were worth it Josh!)