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Plano, TX
Our first child, Caroline, was born June 5th, 2009. She has completely rocked our world. Patty stays home to take care of Caroline full time. Reagan is a computer programmer at PFS Web. We met Jan 9th 2004. Patty's best-friend from high school, Dixie, slyly matched us up. In July of 2004 we moved to Allen, TX for work. We married Oct 29th, 2005 and moved into our current house in Plano the following April. We also have two furry children named Annabell and Oliver. We love to travel. Throughout our marriage we have taken some incredible trips. We haven't gone anywhere with Caroline (other than Tulsa) yet but we're planning a family trip this summer.

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Lilypie Second Birthday tickers

Shows we love

  • 30 Rock
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Eastbound and Down
  • Entourage
  • Lost (we have a love/hate relationship)
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Sopranos
  • The Daily Show
  • The Wire

Caroline's Favorite Activities

  • Hugging and kissing Annabell
  • Scaring Oliver
  • Eating solid foods
  • Laughing with Nana and Pappa
  • Playing with her baby friends
  • Climbing on her Mom and Dad
  • Playing with all her toys
  • Shopping with Mommy
  • Reading with Daddy

12/23/10

December 24th

Cooking and eating cookies with Aunt Kathryn.

12/22/10

December 22nd

This is the one and only picture I took today (cropped for obvious reasons). I got Caroline ready for her bath this afternoon. After getting her undressed she ran off to admire the Christmas tree. She was so cute standing in front of the tree in her birthday suit. I went to grab the camera and when I got back she was peeing on the floor! This is her "telling" me what she did.

12/21/10

December 21st

Tonight a couple friends came over for a "wrapping" party. Surprisingly we wrapped quite a few presents. Most of the time we spent chit-chatting. Below is Brenda showing off a couple presents.

12/20/10

December 20th

Today we had a special visit from Butch and Janet Berner. I stayed with the Berners at their home in Zambia my first summer in college. This was a very dark and hard time for me. It was the year after Mom pasted away. Dad's health was deteriorating and Grandma Harris was in her final days. I felt alone, lost and orphaned. The Berners illustrated grace to me. They taught me that even in our darkest times there is grace. The dark times are when we can get into our heart, find our inner strength and grow. I only felt love and compassion from them. They let me and the team I was with into their homes and into their hearts. They became our mentors. I love them like family and when they come to the States on furlow they stop in for a quick visit. I was so happy they were able to spend a little time with Caroline.

If you'd like to hear more about what the Berners do click the link below.

12/19/10

December 19th

Reading with Dad. Thanks Dixie for the cute hat and scarf (she made them!). Also thanks Kisha and Randy for the Dallas Cowboys shirt. Kisha and Randy are big Cowboys fans.

12/18/10

December 18th

Great evening filled with friends and family. Had dinner/gift giving with our best couple friends, Randy and Kisha James. After dinner Reagan stayed with Caroline while I went to Mike's (my bro) girlfriend's birthday party.

Leah and her son watching a video her friend made
Birthday decorations. She likes penguins.
I'm sure Mike is going to kill me for posted this picture but it's to cute not to!

12/17/10

December 17

I couldn't choose just one picture today. There were to many cute ones. We had a couple friends over this morning to play.
The kids watching the dogs outside
Sweet Luke loves to get his pictures taken
William, Conner and Caroline chilling on the chair
Luke spinning the kids
Conner and Caroline spinning. These two are so sweet when they get together. We hadn't seen Conner and his mom in several weeks but the babies loved on each other like they always do.

Cuddling together talking
Buddies!

12/16/10

December 16th

This morning I had a little package dropped off at my door. Inside was the little house ornament my friend Jessica made. She knew I didn't love the 2010 picture frame ornament we got.
Caroline helping me bake pumpkin bread.

12/15/10

December 15th

Action sequence of Caroline attacking Oliver.



He is a fast little guy! He made it all the way around Annabell before C could get to him.

12/14/10

December 14th

Listening to Santa Clause tell a story at the mall.


12/13/10

12/11/10

December 11th


Here is C with her Papa Boone. They watched her for a little bit while we went shopping.

12/10/10

December 10th

Happy birthday Reagan! Notice the Batman shirt Reagan is wearing. That's what Caroline got him from his bday. Also happy birthday to my wonderful brother-in-law Rick! Two of my favorite men share the same big day.


12/9/10

December 9th

At craft night last week my friend Jessica showed us how to make this adorable fabric flowers. Last night I made the one below for C from remnant fabric I had.


12/8/10

December 8th


18 month checkup! She is a happy healthy girl. Here we are at Dr Weiser's office for our check-up.

12/7/10

December 7th

Here Caroline is eating a snack with her buddies Luke and Parker. All 3 in their pjs (that's 2 days in a row to where our pjs - by our I mean Caroline).


12/6/10

December 6th

This afternoon we went to a Hanukkah play-date. Her is Caroline playing with her friend Sam (you can only see her arm). This morning we went to the bounce house with our friends. All the kids worn their jammies there so stayed in ours all day!


12/5/10

December 5th

Val had a tournament in Richardson, TX this weekend. We watched her play the last game today.

12/4/10

December 4th

Thanks to the Henderson family for inviting us to their house while Santa stopped in for a visit! Although Caroline wasn't that thankful while on Santa's lap!


12/3/10

Reagan

A quick note to say Reagan does not need surgery!! Yay! I was trying to stay calm this week but surgery of any kind freaks me out. We are happy to hear that the meds should do the trick.

December 3rd

Nana stopped by for a visit before she had to go to work.
A few of my mom group friends rented our neighborhood community center and go together for a craft night.

12/2/10

Dec 2nd

December 2nd: Today Reagan goes in for a CT scan. He woke up Tuesday morning with his sinus cavity so swollen I could see it from across the room. The doctor took an x-ray which was inconclusive. The CT scan will show if it's mucus or something else blocking his sinuses. We're hoping it's mucus otherwise he'll have to have surgery to clear out whatever is causing the blockage. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers today. He goes back to the doctor tomorrow to find out the results of the scan.




12/1/10

Photo Project December 2010

December Photo Project

Saw this a a couple friends blog and thought it was a cute idea. Click on the Photo Project badge above to learn the details. Ever day until Christmas I'll post a photo illustrating the activities we're doing to celebrate this festive time of year. We can't be with all our loved ones this time of year but this will give you an idea what we're up to. I'd love to hear what you all are up to also. If you have a blog join in. If not keep in touch via email, text, phone calls etc. Love you all and happy holidays!!


This "photo" was actually a shot from a video taken on my phone. This is Caroline opening her first gift from her Secret Santa. Our mom's group drew names for the kids to have secret santas. We'll find out in a couple weeks at a play-date who our ss is.

11/28/10

Thanksgiving 2010

Caroline and I spent 10 days in Tulsa over Thanksgiving. We stayed with Josh and Andrea for the first several days while Tim and Sandy spoke at a church in Sweden. Then we spent the next few days taking care of John and Tamara's dogs while they (and their 4 kids) went to Hawaii. Reagan met us in Tulsa Tuesday night. We had a great time hanging out with family and friends. Surprising we didn't take many pictures while there. Below are some. They got out of order and I'm to tired to reorganize them!

Thanksgiving Day: Aunt Sandy with Caroline
"Eating" thanksgiving dinner. She LOVED the Better Than Sex dessert Sarah made.
Kelly giving her son "Baby David" kisses (I think this is such a sweet picture)
Matthew and David
Playing Rock Band after dinner

At Tim and Sandy's with Josh and Andrea. C loves spending time with her cousins.
Tamara and Lucy, Sarah and her girls, Andrea, C and I made cookies and bows one night. This is Katie practicing with her Color Guard rifle in the backyard before we starting baking.
Katie practicing while Andrea and Val pull C onto the trampoline.
Andrea, Caroline and Valiree
Andrea and C
Val and Lucy getting creative with their cookies
Sarah, C and Katie baking
Sarah helping C "make" a cookie
Dixie and her daughter Bryn stopped by for a play-date. I love these girls!
The girls snacking after feeding the geese
Beautiful Bryn
Andrea teaching C to throw leaves
Tim (my bro) and C
Daddy came to town!! We missed him so much. Thank God for Facetime on the iPhone. We were able to see and talk to him almost every night.
Reagan and I took pictures of Rick and Sarah's family for their Christmas cards. We took these in downtown Tulsa.

I love this picture of Rick and Sarah. Gorgeous people from the inside out!
Ben posing!
Little Chris is so photogenic
The six of them:
Katie, Ben, Chris, Val, Sarah and Rick

Our last night in town we took C to see Rhema Lights with Katie. If your ever in Tulsa between Thanksgiving and Christmas you have to stop by Rhema Bible College to see their campus at night. The entire campus is covered in Christmas lights (over 2 million lights!). It's beautiful!

Katie laughing at something