Friday, May 30, 2008

Uncle Jesse

This is too precious not to post. Jesse and Amy babysat a few weeks ago for us. They kept Clayton up until, and a little past, his bedtime. Amy was so sweet and fed him his last bottle of the day, and even put him in his jammies for us. She really is the best. After Clayton was dudded up for bed he fell asleep with Jesse. It really is sweet. And I do love my baby brother.


Who would have thought cereal would have been such a hit. Clayton started eating cereal on Monday and hasn't stopped since. He's been getting it twice a day this whole week. Actually, he may be wearing more than he's eating, but it's still a lot of fun.

Chad had to try a bite of cereal. I don't know what possessed him to do that, but he did. Well, let's just say he didn't like it quite as much as Clayton does. I don't have a picture of that, but I sure wish I did.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

So Sorry!

I really am very sorry for not posting sooner. This week has been crazy busy. There was the usual work, bottles, and diapers. But, we also had revival at church this week. Evangelist Tom Gilliam delivered the message each night. Each sermon was about prayer I believe everyone of the messages was directly aimed at me. I always need a push(or a kick) when it comes to my prayer life.

Anyway, there's a lot going on for our family. Next Sunday 6/1 is Chad's official first day as the Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist in Lenoir, NC. He's been observing only during the month of May. We've been able to get to know a lot of the youth during this month. It's been great fun for us anyway. I think they have enjoyed it as well. Please be in prayer for Chad as he begins to minister to the wonderful members at Calvary.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Baby on a Mission

Gummy Grins

Clayton's smiles are the best things going and coming around the Carswell house. Toothless grins are worth every 3am feeding, and poopie diaper. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Best Mother's Day

I think I had the best first Mother's day that any new mom could hope for. Clayton(and Chad since Clayton's only 3 months old) gave me a gift certificate to a day spa here in town. They know how much I like to have my toes painted. I was so excited when they gave me their gift. Chad is not an incredibly romantic man, so I was incredibly shocked that he would think of something like that. He did a really good job.

We had a few bumps on our road to parenthood, but we are loving it now. God's will and timing for our lives has been absolutely perfect. We love being parents now that we have Clayton, but we are thankful for ALL of the things that preceeded his arrival.

I know it's belated, but I want to say Happy Mother's Day to the special ladies in my life. Of course my Mom, my Grandmother, my Mother in Law, and my 2 Sisters in Law, neither of the have children yet, but they will make great Moms in God's time.

Friday, May 9, 2008

I Love My Mommy!!

I'm a first time mom this year, so I'm really excited about Mother's Day. Chad and I don't usually do our birthdays really big, and Christmas is usually about other people. We get the things that we want for ourselves throughout the rest of the year. But, I'm really excited about Mother's Day. I love being a Mommy. It's WAY up there on my list of the best things to ever happen to me. Clayton is the coolest little boy in my world.

So, I was thinking about my own Mom. Besides my husband, she's my best friend in the whole world. Whenever we get together we talk a hundred miles a minute. It's not usually been that long since we've see each other, but there are always things that need to be said, and problems to solve. She raised my brother and me in a Christian, loving home. We have always been very important to her. She loves my Dad, and treats him with the respect he deserves. How cool to be close enough to her that I want to spend time with her now that I am all grown up and a Mommy myself. Love Ya Mom.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Very Busy Weekend!!

WOW! This weekend was incredibly busy.

Friday evening we went to the Mother/Daughter Tea at Calvary. It was wonderful. The speaker for the evening was a lady that portrayed the blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby. She did an amazing job. The food was great, and some of the wonderful men(Chad included) served us ladies. There were around 150 ladies in attendance. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday morning we woke up at the usual time. Early, since Clayton needed his breakfast. After the usual morning things, we went to CARE ministry at Calvary. CARE ended around 12:30. Then we took Chad's sister Jamie, shopping for her 17th birthday. She seemed to really enjoy the day. We did too. Chad was able to get some much needed clothes. And then, Saturday evening we went to a youth meeting at Community Baptist. Alan Carr and Jesse Carr (my Dad and brother, respectively) were the preachers for the evening. And then, everyone (ie Mom, Dad, Jesse, Amy, Jamie, Chad, Clayton and Me) went to dinner at Fatz.

Sunday was the usually unusual. Sunday School, and Church on Sunday morning. The Lord came by in an unusual way and spoke to His people. God's people testified and sang praises to Him. It was wonderful to be in church again. Sunday afternoon we (the afore mentioned entire family) had lunch at Mom and Dad's house. She's an amazing cook, so it was delicious. After that she and I ran an errand, the baby needs milk to keep his belly full. The boys stayed behind, and tried to take a nap. We went to youth Bible Study at 4:30, and had worship again at 6pm.

Now, it's 9:30pm. Chad's feeding Clayton, and then it's bed time for everybody in the Carswell manor. I'm tired, but thoroughly satisfied. Our first Sunday at Calvary was wonderful. Chad, Clayton, and I were made very welcome at our new church home. The people are so wonderful, if you live near by and are looking for a church home, come and have a visit. I hope your work week is wonderful, and God manifests Himself in a marvelous way. I'm sure He will, if you will look for Him.