Thursday, December 31, 2009

Connor's first Christmas

I have a lot to catch up on, so bear with me…or just wait for my next post, which should be much shorter!

First of all, Connor celebrated 4 months on the 22nd. We flew to Texas that day to start our Christmas holiday, and he was a champ flying. I was afraid that it was going to be a long day of traveling when we got to the airport because he was not a happy camper. Once he got a fresh diaper and I quit trying to keep him asleep, he was a whole new kiddo, though. He slept through pretty much the whole first flight, then ate, played and slept on the second flight. On the way home from the airport, we stopped at Whataburger for some breakfast. Connor was sitting in my lap and was absolutely staring at my Taquito. It was pretty funny to watch!

Connor and my Grandma were very happy to finally meet each other! We spent the afternoon hanging out, and then went to dinner with my family and Clay’s brother and his fiancĂ©e at Del Pueblo. Yes, there is a theme here: yummy Texas food!

The next morning, we got up and headed up to Waco to see Clay’s parents. Connor usually isn’t a big fan of the car, but he slept the whole way there, so we were happy about that! We had a nice time visiting with Clay’s parents, and Ben and Courtney arrived later that evening. The next day was Christmas Eve! Connor got to meet yet another new face, Clay’s friend from home Jennie. We also got to meet her hubby. They don’t live too far from us, so we talked about planning a roadtrip to meet up some weekend! We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner, and I stuffed myself yet again. The weather that afternoon turned very cold and windy, and Waco even got a bit of snow, so we opted out on taking the little man out in that weather to church. Instead, we stayed home by the fire and opened presents, and got lots of wonderful things!

Christmas morning, we had a little breakfast with Clay’s family then hit the road again to head back to Conroe for Christmas with my family. First thing we did was take a family picture, because this was the first time my mom had all her kids, kid-in-laws and grandkids together since last Christmas. After that we spent the afternoon opening presents then eating (surprise, surprise) and even had a rather intense game of Jenga!

Sunday Connor got to meet more new people when we went to Natalie’s house to have a little mini-reunion with some of my high school friends. Connor and Sage had their first roadtrip together, and they were both great little guys in the car!

We headed to the airport Monday morning to make our journey back to NC. This story isn’t real exciting, but I thought I would share it in case it could help someone out in their travels someday. Our connection in Charlotte was pretty short – less than an hour. When we checked in in Houston, they told us our flight was delayed, so since our connection was so close, they would re-book us on the later flight (which was 3 hours later than our original connection!) Clay told her he didn’t want her to re-book us, just in case there was a way we could make our connection. We would handle it in Charlotte if we missed it. At this time, she offered to double book us – so she got us seats on the later flight just in case, but didn’t take us off our first flight. Well, apparently we had some good tail winds or our pilots were eager to get to Charlotte for some reason because we made it there quick enough to switch terminals, both use the restroom, change a diaper and still easily make our connection. Well, here is where the lesson is…as we were boarding, we saw a gentlemen from our Houston flight at the desk trying to get back on our Greenville flight. Apparently, they had switched him to the later flight like they tried to do to us, but they did not switch him back to our flight, so he had to sit in the airport for several hours for no reason. No offense to the nice man, but I am glad it was him and not us with a 4 month old! I did feel really bad for him – that would be very annoying!!

Ok, if you stuck with me this long, I am impressed, and you are rewarded with a picture slideshow! Haha...

Coming up next is Connor’s 4 month update…stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Over already?

I have lots of things to blog about including Connor's 4 month update and our trip to Texas, but since the little man had a rough day today (compliments of his shots yesterday!), this Mama is tired. Instead, I will leave you with a Christmas picture I took of the cutie!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I had a lot of fun making our card, so I thought I'd show it off!



Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Santa Baby

I am really excited to be celebrating Connor's first Christmas. I realize he has absolutely no clue what is going on, but it is still a special time for us. I just love this time of the year! Here are a couple of pictures from today. We went to Kohl's bright and early this morning (he woke me up, so why not go early and beat the crowds, right?!?) He was tuckered out by the time we got home, though.

Then, in the afternoon, we put together some gifts for our neighbors, and Connor was helping me in the kitchen.

Here are a couple of tummy time pictures, too!

PS Blogger is driving me crazy with pictures right now...I had to upload these one at a time!

Friday, December 18, 2009


No offense, Morgantown, but I am not missing you this weekend!

5 years

Five years ago I married my best friend. I cannot believe how fast 5 years has flown by, yet at the same time, I don't remember life without Clay. We had a wonderful time at our wedding. It was beautiful, yet fun. I looked through my pictures tonight and wanted to post a single picture which I felt represented the night well, and I chose this one. It shows how much fun we were having...I believe we were doing the Chicken Dance at this moment. Clay's half tucked in shirt cracks me up. I love the looks on our faces...intense fun.

Happy Anniversary, my love.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Learned something new!

I love playing with pictures in Photoshop and making things like fun notecards, Christmas cards, etc. I have found some pretty cool websites with free tutorials and even free fonts! I know, I am a dork because I get excited tonight. Well, while Connor was eating tonight, I learned how to do this:

I can't believe it is our 5 year anniversary tomorrow! More on that later...I'm sleepy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Look

I debated on if I should post this video or not. The beginning is too cute, but the end kinda breaks my heart. (No fear, nobody gets hurt or anything, but nobody likes an unhappy baby!) A handful of times, I have seen Connor get this look on his face that is just the biggest frown before starting to cry. Some of the times, it has been for no apparent reason at all. This time, he got a little to excited and kinda choked on his spit and got scared. I am sad that I had to see The Look again, but actually kinda glad that it has been captured on camera. I feel like I am rambling, so here is the video:

The Look from jenni caswell on Vimeo.

In other news, Connor met Santa this weekend. He did great and looked super cute if I might say so myself.