Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Aunt Debbie visits and LOW TIDE

Things are going pretty good down here in Savannah, this week we have my Aunt Debbie in from Iowa for her Spring Break from school. She loves Tyler and Tyler loves her. She brought him a new doggie blanket that is really soft! Last night she made us an awesome Tator Tot casserole and my favorite pasta salad. Oh and I can't forget the cherry crisp...so good and easy too! (2 cans cherries, 1 box white cake mix and butter all over top...in oven 350 for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown!). Today we went down to River Street in Savannah, I had my first Po Boy Shrimp Sandwich at Lizzie's Seafood...it was gooood! We put Tyler in the Baby Bjorn and walked along River Street. Tyler loved it...unless we went inside a store or stopped moving...such as in this picture.
This is along the River with the big bridge in the background (notice Tyler's bib says, "Probably the best baby in the universe) Ha Ha. We attempted at eating at Lady and Son's (Paula Deen's restarant in Savannah) but they were all booked up...they said they start taking reservations at 8:30am for lunch...I offered to make it happen tomorrow but since we are going to The Crab Shack tomorrow for dinner we are going to wait until the next time she comes into town. However she did get to go in the gift shop where her two sons were signing books! Here is their picture:
We are just having a blast. It is so fun to have visitors!


Below are pictures of the lowest tide we've ever seen at our house taken on March 8th 2008. All of our neighbors were amazed as were we at our floating docks....not floating anymore! CRAZY!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another MD Home Group Addition

Congrats to Rob and Danielle in Maryland on the birth of their daughter: Anna Stuart on March 11th! 7lbs 14 oz and 19 3/4" long. Good luck catching up on the sleep and getting over the exhaustion...it's so crazy emotional...God just gives you the strength though!

So far from the 2005-2006 Young Married Small Group that is Ava (Pat and Kristen), Chase (Jessica and Adam), Lilly (Jason and Diane), Tyler (us), and now Anna (Rob and Danielle)...soon to be another from Zach and Stacey. We're still waiting on news from a few other couples...but man like clock work God is really blessing our families. Can't wait for a reunion with everyone!

We love and miss you all!
Carrie and Scott

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sewer Project

Goodbye to the septic tank....it's gone! We have city sewer! Now we don't have to worry about what toilet paper we use, how many showers and loads of laundry we are doing. OK we really didn't until we started overflowing the septic tank with all of our visitors and new roommates. Anyways, the project is complete (almost...the yard needs to be re-seeded) we have unlimited (minus the bills) water usage again!

The day started off without a hitch...until we couldn't find the sewer line in our yard and thought we'd have to go across the street. But then they just kept on digging and found it...I was having a stressful day waiting on the contract to go through in Richmond...and when they first told me they couldn't find the sewer line I about lost it...then when Scott came back in and told me they found it...I burst into tears...just over whelmed with everything. Anyways, it took 2 days and all the plumbing has been re-done under the house and all hooked up ot the sewer line. My brother was helping the whole time...crawling under the house and gettin' dirty.

I am just so thankful that I have such handy men around to help save a few bucks on all the projects this house needs.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stay at Home Mom

It's official...I am a full time stay at home mom! I called my company today. My boss was so understanding and gracious. I was really lucky to have worked for a boss like her. She never asked for an explanation and was so supportive. I was a little nervous but when she answered I just got right to the point and she said she kind of expected it! She will be closing me out tomorrow and it will all be over with. I am so excited to be able to stay at home and raise Tyler. One of the main reasons for the official decision to stay at home is that our condo in Richmond has a contract on it and is scheduled to close on March 28th. Please continue to pray that there are no hiccups there. We are taking a leap of faith that we can manage everything on one income from here on out. God is so good to have provided everything we have and the opportunity to live out my dream of staying at home with my kids.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Crib and Nap Training

It's been an interesting week with Tyler...trying to get him to sleep in his Crib for his daytie naps. He knows when it's bedtime so that is a good thing, but when it comes to daytime naps he's a little confused. He's getting to the point where he just doesn't want to miss out on anything (reminds me of Scott) he always wants to be in the action...but when he gets fussy he's no fun. I've been trying to settle him down 30 minutes before his nap time should be like using quiet voices, singing to him, and reading him a book. Idealy "they say" infants should get at least two 90-120 minute naps and possibly a 3rd mini nap before dinner. Tyler is getting more comfortable in his crib, but the nap only last for 30 minutes at a time and he cries in between. Putting his pacifier back in works but only for a little bit. It gets better each day but of course this weekend has been all messed up, so we'll start again on Monday. Wish us luck.
A few milestones: he is interlocking his fingers and finds them pretty fascinating, he grabs and plays with his toys, loves facing outwards in his Baby Bjorn and going on walks, his head is getting much stronger and he can sit in his Bumbo seat. This picture was taken yesterday (it was 74 in Savannah) our time outside only lasted 3 minutes as we were soon attacked by the famous Savannah Sand Gnats (no not the baseball team) the real nasty little annoying bugs that only come out on the nicest of nicest days to ruin your time outside. Anyways, also note the new shoes we got Tyler at Target...they are cute and he has room to grow into them.

Still nothing on the sale of our property...we do have some interested buyers in Richmond so we are praying for a contract soon.

We were supposed to get hooked up to the city sewer last week, but the guys equipment was broken, so this week we've decided to have someone else do the work...plus some additional work for about the same cost. I hope that all of that will be behind us after this week.