Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Note to self.

Don't touch your face.
Wash hands regularly.
Put them together:
Remember to wash hands after cutting jalapenos. It burns like hell if you touch your face!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Or Crazy Whitney?

Let me ask you...
Does running 5 miles in pouring rain and temps around 50 sound like fun to you? Well, apparently it did to 21,000 people- me being one of them.
Not the best picture, but doesn't everyone look like they're having a blast?

Every year Joel's office gets a group together to run the University of Wisconsin's CrazyLegs Classic. This is the 3rd year I have run- Joel let me do it while he watched Carson- and it was by far the wettest! It's always the last weekend in April, so you would think the weather would be gorgeous and springy. However, we choose to live in Wisconsin where the weather is bipolar in the spring and fall, so you never know what you will get.

Case in point: Yesterday was 85 degrees and sunny. Today it's 45 and oh so rainy.
Carson even got to sport shorts yesterday!

Anyway, the race was still lots of fun and Joel and Carson were there in the rain to cheer me on! These next few pictures do not do my 'wetness' justice. I literally felt like I just jumped in a swimming pool. The worst part was the sloshy, wet, squeaky shoes.

Afterwards I changed into some dry clothes- thank goodness- and ate lunch at a bar called Luckys with the whole group. Yes, we could take Carson to a bar at 3 months old and he didn't even get ID'd. Only in Wisconsin.

I am really glad that I decided to do it even though I have only run a handful of times since Carson was born. It felt really good to get out there and do what I love. Now I am super motivated to beat my personal best times and even do a few more road races this Summer.

*please dont mind my baby bangs in the pictures-- after having Carson my hair is falling out like crazy in some spots and growing oddly in other places. I feel like an akward teen again!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

3 Months

It's hard to believe that this was 3 months ago...

And then this sweet boy decided to join us...

To make us this...

And teach is what life is really all about!
Happy Birthday.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thank You.

To Carson for sleeping "well" last night. He went 2-four hour stretches. That may not seem like alot for some of you {lucky} parents, but for me, it was bliss!

The last few weeks have been pretty much hell on the sleep front. For some reason he thought he needed to eat every 2 hours in the middle of the night. Mommy wasn't happy 'cause she wasn't getting enough sleep. Baby wasn't happy 'cause mommy wasn't happy and he wasn't sleeping enough either. And Daddy? Well, he was just fine. Thank goodness we had one sane person in our house or else we just might have fallen apart.

But, I have to say things are looking up, the only direction I feel they can go. Maybe it's because I got some good rest, or because my little boy is too cute to be mad at, or because I broke down yesterday and the tears healed me. Whatever the reason, I feel better about life today and that is all that matters.

Why do boys always get the best eye lashes?

I love my boy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We had a wonderful Easter filled with friends, food, and of course reflecting upon the true meaning of this day.

Unfortunately, Carson had a blowout the moment we walked into church, so you only get to see a remnant of what wasn't poopified (his shirt) of his studly Easter duds. He looked mighty handsome, if you ask me!

He was REALLY excited about what the Easter Bunny brought him!

From our family to your's, Happy Easter!
*Carson hasn't quite mastered the 'looking at the camera while your picture is being taken'.