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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.

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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


Trip to Tulsa

This past weekend Caroline and I hopped in the car and headed north to Tulsa. We had a great time and Caroline LOVED playing with her big cousins. We did quite a bit in just the few days we were there. Below are some pictures to document our adventures.

Caroline taking a bath with her cousin David. She thought David was pretty awesome!
Saturday night the family (those in town) met for dinner. After dinner Caroline and David played in the fountain.

Caroline had so much fun! She loved when the wind blew the water in her face.

Caroline with her big cousin Andrea.
Kelly, Caroline, Val, David and Katie
The ladies that came to dinner minus Lucy and Caitlin who were still in the resturant
The guys minus David who was running around playing!
Most of the Tulsa clan. Daniel, Mike, Tim, Matt and Robert were out of town.

Sunday we met my BFF from HS Dixie and her daughters for lunch at the Philbrook Museum (one of my favorite places in Tulsa)
The gardens at the Philbrook. It's so beautiful.
Bryn and Caroline playing in the garden.
Bryn with her sister.
Bryn is such a cutie!
Playing under the table after brunch. We had to choose between screaming babies or letting them play on the floor while we got everything together to leave.
Dixie, Bryn and Layne in the Philbrook garden

After brunch Sarah and I took 9 kids to Spring Creek. It's about an hour from Tulsa. We use to camp there when we were kids. We were there from about an hour when a storm came through and we had to leave.

Little Chris jumping off the rope.
Andrea and Val in the water. Katie and her friend are in the background.
Caroline playing in the water
Sarah and C
You know you're in Oklahoma when you come up to someone's campsite and the baby bottles are surrounded by beer cans! BTW, this was not ours.
Little Chris, C and David hanging out at Sarah's
Playing with her cousins (this picture makes Reagan nervous)
Hanging with the big girls!
The biggest thing that happened is Caroline took her first steps! I missed her very 1st steps but she showed me her new skill when I got back. She has not taken any more steps since we're been home. I guess she needs her cousins to walk!

The girls at Woodward Park (another favorite place in Tulsa)

Outside the botanical garden near Woodward.

Val with the hairy cactus!
C grabbing a orchid

Monday night before leaving I met my good friend Damion out to hear some live music. Surprisingly Tulsa has an incredible local music scene. You can find someone playing good music any night of the week.


Poor Stinky-pants!

Last week Caroline had her first ear infection. She was miserable for a couple days. The doctor called in a prescription of Amoxicillin. By Sunday morning she was back to her playful self. Thursday late afternoon I noticed she had a few little red dots on her back. I didn't think much of it. The next day she was covered in red dots and they had gotten bigger! I took her to see her doctor. Dr. Weiser said it was an allergic reaction to the medicine. She said it is very common and no big deal. It just needed to run it's course and get out of her system. She isn't contagious though (which I informed EVERY mom today at the birthday party we were at!). Also this morning I had the brilliant idea to cut Caroline bangs like my mom did when I was little. She turned her head right as I was cutting and now her bangs are really jacked up! They look like she cut them herself!


A year of Caroline

I meant to post this closer to her birthday but am just getting to it. A friend of mine made a birthday banner for Caroline. She used a newborn picture and a picture from each month (1-12) to make the banner. It was adorable and something we'll treasure forever. Below is a picture of the banner and the pictures she used.

The Banner


1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

12 months - Birthday Girl!