Sunday, December 21, 2008


Sunday, December 14, 2008


I know I have posted some things we have done this holiday season....but my friend Brittany Christensen had an adorable scrapbook page on her blog and I wanted to see what it was like, so I put one together for our Christmas memories. ENJOY!!!!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!

Tonight we went down to Atlantic Station to see the huge Christmas tree and all the beautiful lights and all the SNOW!!!!!ok, well it wasn't real snow but it looked like snow---- it was a bubble machine that made really small bubble suds to make it look like snow---. We had a great time and Tegan was sooo excited about the 'snow'. It's such a fun time of year to go do fun things like we got to do tonight. We can't wait for next weekend to see what fun thing we will get to do :):)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cumming Christmas Parade

We went to the Cumming, GA Christmas Parade today with Mom & Dad. We had a lot of fun and Tegan really had a BLAST!!! This was her first Christmas Parade and she was so excited. It's such a wonderful time of year. There is so much joy and happiness all around. I love this time of year because we get to spend so much time with our family and friends that we don't normally spend time with and most important we get to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. This Christmas season has so far been wonderful and we look forward to the rest of it and what it may bring.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Carley's checkup

carley's breathing is better.....but she now has an ear infection, poor thing. It's one thing after another. She is still going to take the albuterol for her breathing, but she also has to take amoxicillin too for her ear. All the fluid from her lungs is breaking up and some of it is going into her ears which is causing the ear infection---the doctor said this is very common--. So, we are so grateful that she is getting better and we don't have to take her to the ER for her breathing. We have a strong belief in the power of prayer and how fast it can work sometimes...yesterday's experience was testimony to that.



Christmas time is HERE!!!! We got our TREE!!! YAY!!!! Tegan had a great time going to pick it out. She wasn't too sure of them at first with the prickly branches, but it doesn't bother her now. We wanted to go to a Christmas Tree farm up here in Atlanta somewhere, but with the girls getting sick, we decided to just go to Lowe's and get one---which is where we've gotten ours for the past 5 years since we got married. We loved our tree at the store, but we didn't like our tree when we got it home, we were both disappointed with is, but Terrel trimmed the bottom a little more than the store did and it looks great now. We love this time of year as we have to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We also love the time we have to spend with our family and friends.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Carley turned 2 months on November 25. Her two month checkup was on december 2. She now weighs 13 lbs 8.5 oz(97%) 23.5 inches(95%). She gaines 2 pounds 3.5 ounces in 1 month. She's growing like a weed. It's gone by so fast. At her two month checkup I also took Tegan in because she has been coughing really bad. They put her on Albuterol which is medicine that people with asthma may take. The doctor also found a murmur in her heart, but he said no big deal right now, and they'll keep checking it. Carley was a little congested at her appt. but the doc said she sounds ok but just to keep watching her and listening, well we did, and we took her back today 12/3/08 and she is now having to take the Albuterol also. They gave her a breathing treatment at the doctor's office then checked her oxygen level and it was low, so they waited about 10-15 mins and came back. In that 10-15 mins. we were praying so hard that her little body and little lungs would strengthen to get a higher oxygen level, and our Heavenly Father answered our prayers immediately because as soon as they tested her level went from 88 to 93. It needs to be as close to 100 as possible and they take anything over 92, so we are so grateful that it got higher because if it had stayed below 92 she would have been taken to the ER for tests to make sure she doesn't have RSV. So for now she is just on Albuterol every 4 hours for 3 days, and Tegan is on albuterol she takes 2 puffs 3 times a day for a week. This is a very scary time for our family, but we know that our Heavenly Father will watch over us and help us have strength to get through this and we know our girls are so strong that they can overcome their little illnesses.

Friday, November 28, 2008


12:30 A.M. on Friday, November 28...... my mom, Tegan, and Carley headed to Northpoint Mall in Alpharetta, GA to go shopping. What a blast we had--and I am not being sarcastic--. It started out rough for Tegan because she had already fallen asleep at the house then we got her up to get in the car....but after about 30 minutes of fighting to go back to sleep she finally dozed off and slept the entire time we were there. Mom and I shopped and shopped all day until lunch....boy were our feet hurting. The girls did awesome though, like I said Tegan slept all day until about 11:30 and Carley of course slept a lot. We can't wait for next year to hopefully do it again!!!
--- * notice to carousel is not on and it is pitch dark outside*
---Tegan asleep in the back part of the double stroller---

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Quarter of A Century

November 10, 2008 marked a milestone in Morgan's life. It was her 25th birthday!!! She had a wonderful day, as she got to go shopping with her mom and 2 girls. Terrel had to be out of town from saturday the 8th through thursday the 13th so he wasn't able to be here and was very upset he wasn't able to be here with me. He took me out Friday night to one of my fav restaurants JAlexanders and to get ice cream at Cold Stone.Then on Saturday night, my parents and brother, Bryce, and I went to eat at Houston's here in was REALLY good!!! When we got back to our apt. on Friday night, my parents and brother, Bryce, Tegan, and Carley were there to surprise me with a party. Boy was I surprised!!! They totally caught me off guard. It was a fun party. Tegan loved it the most :):)

Blessing Day

***pictures of Carley in her blessing dress***

On November 2, 2008 Carley was blessed at church by Terrel. Standing in the circle were my dad, my brother, Bryce, and 2 members of the bishopric. This was such a special day for our family, as this is just the start of many wonderful things to come for Carley as well as the rest of us. Thank you to my Nanny(Carley & Tegan's great-grandma) and my cousin Whitney for making the effort to come up for this special day. We appreciate all those who participated in the blessing and for those in our family who were there. **Pics to come soon**

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween 2008!! We went trick-or-treating tonight with some friends from church who invited us to go....thanks Jen and James!!! We had a great time, and the neighborhood we went in was AMAZING!!!!! The people who live in this neighborhood decorate their houses for Halloween more than they do for Christmas.... there were thousands of people trick-or-treating in this one neighborhood. People were parked for miles away and there were cops directing traffic, etc. Tegan had a blast and was so stinkin' cute in her duck costume. Terrel & I were able to take Tegan by herself and spend some quality time with just her....thanks Mom & Dad for keeping Carley. We had a blast and hope you all had a very safe and happy Halloween as well!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My dad's birthday was October 22. He turned the BIG 50!!! We took him to brunch the day before b/c he was going to be out of town on his actual birthday. When he got back in on Saturday, we had him a small surprise party(pics coming soon). I can't believe he's 50....still looks so young though!! Happy Birthday to a wonderful father and PaPa!!!!

Aquarium with Daddy

We went to the GA Aquarium again..but this time Terrel went too!!! Tegan had an extremely good time again and we were so happy to enjoy a fun day as a family!!! It's so fun to see Tegan's face when she sees something so exciting... it makes us so happy to see her so happy and enjoying herself. We wanted to spend the day and do something fun for Tegan, b/c she was having a little bit of a hard time adjusting to Carley, so we took her to the aquarium. We had a great time and can't wait to go back again!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

One Month!!

Carley is now a month old. She is getting so big, so fast. Her little legs are really filling out. She is a very good baby, she sleeps really well(thank goodness) :):) Tegan is really loving her, and wants to hold her a lot. This month has gone by really really fast, we've really enjoyed ourselves in Atlanta so far and look forward to being here for a long time. Tegan and Carley keep us on our feet constantly....there's never a dull moment in our house. Tegan's "2's" are really coming out now, but we get through each day---some days easier than others. She is a very sweet big sister and can be a lot of help most of the time. Parenting to 1 is a lot different than parenting to 2, but we wouldn't change it for the world. It is a wonderful blessing to know our Heavenly Father trusts us to be parents, and we are so very grateful that He has given us two healthy beautiful girls to love and teach and be an example to.