Monday, November 29, 2010

savoring moments

There are many days when I want to freeze time and savor moments with Carson. Carson can be such a love at times. However he can turn on a dime as well... Jonathan says, "like Mother like Son." Anyway, I listed just a few of the savoring moments from last week in no particular order.
Carson and I were laying in bed the other night and he said, "Mommy can I go back in your belly so I will not be scared of the dark?" How do you answer that one?
Yesterday he reached over and kissed the tip of my nose and said, "Mommy I had a great day with you."
Last Thursday was my birthday so when my family was singing Happy Birthday to GretaJo Carson looked at me and said "they said GretaJo but you're my Mommy."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In a nutshell

A blogger friend of mine sums up her weekends in a nutshell. So I am going to try it her it goes

Thursday night my Dad was admitted to the hospital
Friday spent the day at the hospital with my dad
Saturday afternoon my dad was discharge from the hospital after pulling some strings (more to come later)
Saturday night spent the night at Bally's in Atlantic City and saw Boys II Men
After the concert we went to a crazy dance club and danced the night away
Sunday got up around 10:30am yea babe
Sunday afternoon did some last minute Christmas shopping at the walk in Atlantic city
Sunday evening went to Pat's steaks in Phila
Went to see the Eagles Vs Giants football game in Phila Sunday night (great game, very late night)
Forgot my camera and missed out on some great photos
Carson spent the weekend at Laura's home in Wildwood Crest
He had a great time

Friday, November 19, 2010

first time roller skating

Last Friday night, Jonathan and I took Carson rolling skating for the first time at the local recreation center. I will let the photos tell the story!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

School pictures

A few weeks ago, I received Carson's school pictures. I can not believe how much my sweet little boy has changed in one year. The first picture is from 2009 and the second picture is from this year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jesus told me

Tonight Carson told me that:
Jesus told him he did not have to eat dinner.
Jesus told him he did not have to brush his teeth.
This boy...keeps me smiling.

Monday, November 8, 2010

For Sale

My home is for sale. It is listed on the MLS however I do not have a for sale sign out front. Please pray my home sales quickly. I know, I know the market is crap.... But, there has to be somone out there who needs (wants) a beautiful rancher.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Questions and Answers

I have received a few emails regarding questions about Carson's adoption. So, I thought I would create a question and answer post.

How old was Carson when he came home from Guatemala? Eight Months

Did I meet his Birth Mother? No, However I do have her address, profile and photos.

Where was he born? Guatemala City

Does he have siblings? Yes many.

Will I ever take Carson to meet his birth Mother? Sure, if he wants to...

Do I have any information on Carson's birth Father? Very limited

Was Carson in foster care? Yes.

more to come....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Going back to Guatemala and college

We are traveling back to Guatemala in August as a church group again to work with Chris and Donna Mooney. I had two earlier trips planned however life is going to be changing for us in the near future which will not allow us to travel that far away. I will post more about our changing life in a few weeks. With that being said, I really miss Guatemala. I miss Guatemala as a whole. Today as I was cleaning the horse stalls I was thinking how great it would be to live there for a few weeks. God has a plan for our life....
Well, as of December 6 I will once again be a post graduate college student. I am going to finish my professional counseling degree with a dual degree in Mental Health and School Counseling. If I continue with the class schedule it will take me 2 1/2 years and then I will have 1/2 of residency. I am very excited about this degree as it will open up many avenues for me. My long term goal is to earn my PhD in counseling. As we all know health care is ever changing and I am not the type of person to allow change to occur around me and not do anything about it. I am a very determined person. I am always looking for ways to improve myself. I do not want to be in the 'same' job for 15 plus years. I want to grow, learn and excel. There are many times I have heard people say, I should have gone back to school to be.... I am to0 old for school.... I have to get perfect grades so I can not go to school, raise a family and work...etc. To me they are all excuses. If you really want something nothing will stand in your way.
Sure the above is not going to be easy however neither was earning my MBA or taking the exam to be a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator or adopting as a single parent. However, I truly believe if its the Lords plan he will lead your path. He has led my path many of times. Amen!

Monday, November 1, 2010

He is not a picky eater.

The other day I was listening to a co-worker talk about her son and how picky he was about eating. She asked, is Carson a picky eater? I replied quickly, No he is not... She asked me what does he eat? As I ran down the list in my head I could not believe what a great eater I have.
I am not joking with this list:
cottage cheese
All fruits
all types of seafood
chicken and turkey
loves lunch meat (I know its not healthy)
beans beans and more beans
veggies (not lettuce)
almond milk (his favorite)