Friday, October 19, 2012

New Blog!

As you all know, this blog has been on the back burner for quite a while.  I somehow lost my pictures and haven't had the time (or desire) to try to fix it.  SO, I created a brand spankin' new blog!

Come check me out at Simple Suburbia!

Carson wants to see you over there!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Under Construction!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted.  I'm sure some of you have noticed that my blog looks pretty bad lately!  My husband was messing around with my Picasa web albums and accidentally deleted the album of my blog pictures so that's why almost NO pictures (including my header) are showing up!

I'm working on getting the pictures back but Carson is also keeping me busy.  Here's a few pictures to thank you all for understanding. :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wubba What?!

Carson loves his Wubbanub pacifier.  I had seen these before and thought they were a little weird.  Some of my friends raved about them so I decided to try one out (they're only $12 on Amazon)!  Carson is OBSESSED.  He can hold onto "Wubbs" (creative name, huh?) and the feet are weighed slightly so the paci won't fall off his chest. 

Here is Mommy's homemade version of his Wubbanub...just as cool, right?!
Please note: I was not compensated in any way for this post.  We just really like the Wubbanub! :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blogger 411 with lots-o-pics!

Becky over at From Mrs. to Mama is hosting this fun link-up! 

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I started blogging almost 2 years ago (weird)!  I started my blog the first year I got a teaching job so I could save memories from my first year and also share ideas with other teachers.  My blog has changed from a mainly educational/teaching blog to a mommy blog!  I still plan on including stuff about school but right now it's the summer anyway!

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I went to a small college in Columbus, Ohio called Ohio Dominican University.  I studied Early Childhood Education.  I have a Bachelor's of Science in Education and I also started graduate work there.  I am licensed to teach PreK-5 and also Reading K-12.

3. Where have you traveled?
Even though I love to travel, I'm not very well traveled because we end up visiting places we love over and over!  Here are some of our fav spots:
Caribbean (I think this was St. Lucia?)

our lake house in Michigan!

Fort Myers Beach, FL (we were engaged here!)

Hilton Head Island, SC...I'd live there in a heartbeat!

biking on the beach in Hilton Head!

Maui, HI on our honeymoon

Kauai, HI (honeymoon again)

Lake Michigan

Grand Canyon

Sedona, AZ

Hocking Hills in good, old Ohio!

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
It depends on how much we won.  I would either get new floors/counters at our house or buy a new house! 

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
one uppers, people who argue EVERYTHING and refuse to admit they're wrong, bad drivers
6. What is your favorite movie?
It's hard to pick just one.  I love sappy chick flicks like The Notebook but I also love comedies like Wedding Crashers!

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
If I'm drinking alcohol (which I haven't done in almost a year!) I like wine (red=cabernet sauvignon, white=moscato or riesling).  I also like hard cider (woodchuck and strongbow).  As far as what I'm drinking water and lots of juice, I love juice!

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Read, catch up on my DVR, spend a day outside soaking up the sun (haven't been able to do that much at all this summer, it's too hot for little Carson!)

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Target.  I freaking love that store, they have everything!  No joke, I'm there at least 3x a week.  Embarrassing?  Not at all!  I also love Amazon, so easy!

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Hmm, this is hard!  I'll have to get back to you all on that...maybe I can do a special post when I think of some embarrassing moments!

11. What day would you love to relive again?
The day Carson was born and our wedding day!
May 24, 2008

May 18, 2012

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Ask someone else, I'm awful with stuff like this!  I do, however, frequently hear songs on the radio and tell my husband "this will be in the movie about my life"!  As if they'll make one, ha!

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
I worked at my aunt's dairy diner, a donut shop (Tim Hortons), and a tanning salon.  During college I worked at Tim Hortons corporate offices and also taught at a daycare center!

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
College...complete with major red eye and flat abs (miss those)!

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
I'd probably go back to Hawaii or maybe Australia so I could snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Probably with another baby, possibly in a new house...that's about all I know for now!! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Carson Update!

I know I've been horrible with updating but I feel so guilty blogging instead of spending time with my adorable son!  Right now he's napping so this is going to be mostly a picture post.  (Isn't that the type that we all love anyway?!)

 If you want more frequent updates, follow me on instagram (@EmilyP103).  You can also click the button on my right sidebar to find me on Statigram! ----->

The last time I updated was Father's Day (awful blogger award right here).  Here are a few pics from Father's Day and a few others to show you what Carson has been up to!
Carson, Grandpa, Daddy

Daddy, Carson, Great Grandpa!

Carson turned 1 month old (June 18th)!

We've been on playdates with Hallie:

We read stories every night:

We practice tummy time...Carson loves being on his tummy but doesn't like to work too long :)

Carson has started to grab at the things on his playmat (and in his bouncer), he loves it!

Carson also likes to grab anything that gets within his reach (like Mommy's hair and Daddy's glasses)!

Carson loves making little bubbles lately :)

Bathtime is his FAVORITE!

We celebrated Carson's first holiday (besides Memorial Day)!

Carson loves his Grammy!

Aunt Shannon is so fun, she's going to be Carson's Godmother!

Carson and Mommy went to a "Meet the Baby" shower with our family!

Don't worry, I didn't forget about Chip & Dixie!  They love Carson and didn't have any problems with being jealous or anything!  Here they are after their haircut last week:

Such great fur siblings :)

Carson has started to coo (adorable) and SMILE within the past couple weeks as well.  So fun :)

I can't believe he'll be 2 months old tomorrow!!