Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Red Envelope Project

I grabbed the following info off of someone else's blog to share with you a bit about the red envelope project:

I got an email from a friend the other day asking to participate in something -- to protest, peacefully, the presidents stand on abortion. Or Voluntary Population Planning, as he puts it.

I believe we should respect the office of president and support him in his difficult job. But I don’t think that means we should sit idly by while things happen we don’t approve of. So someone had a great idea of the RED ENVELOPE PROJECT. I hadn’t ever heard of it before, but I really like the idea. A simple, peaceful way to send a message.

***PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT my idea... I am only trying to spread the word!***

Here is the email I received: Get red envelopes or postcards and mail them on March 31st to the White House When: March 31st, 2009 Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington , D.C. 20500

On the back, write the following message:

“This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion.It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be a part of our world.”

We will mail the envelopes out March 31st, 2009. Put it in the mail, and send it. Then forward this event to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died [in the U.S.] before having a chance to live.

It may seem that those who believe abortion is wrong are in a minority. It may seem like we have no voice and it's shameful to even bring it up. Let us show our President and the world that the voices of those of us who do not believe abortion is acceptable are not silent and must be heard. Together we can change the heart of The President and save the lives of millions of children. So I want to call on my blogging buddies, friends and family to join this protest.

Whether or not it works, I will feel better for trying. If you need an envelope, email me. I will send you one or two. *** Please feel free to refer to, link to, copy, paste or otherwise snag this information for your blog!!! Lets spread the word!!!***

www.redenvelopeproject.org

Monday, March 9, 2009

Big Steps

Carter's official method of transportation is now walking! Here's a video clip with the proof (plus some other cute stuff).


video

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

13 months




Today Carter turned 13 months old. Every day is a new adventure full of smiles and fun. He's just one really cool kid, if I do say so myself!




Here's a 13 item list about Carter:




1. Current favorite foods are bananas, pasta pick-ups, and goldfish


2. He can say mama, dada, papa, and nana, along with night-night, and puppy


3. He's CRAZY about his daddy. They have loads of fun together wrestling.


4. Carter walks just about everywhere, though he's unsteady on his feet and falls on his bottom quite often.


5. He's got 10 teeth


6. Bath time is a fun playtime for him. If I say, "Let's take a bath!" he immediately starts heading for the bathroom to get the water started.


7. He "talks" constantly, but we're not sure what he's trying to say to us.


8. Carter enjoys riding in the car facing forward now. This has opened up a whole new world for him and he LOVES to ride.


9. He still needs two naps and about 12 hours of sleep at night


10. Carter loves to throw balls. His favorite game is catch.


11. He still gets into every drawer he can open, but at least he's beginning to put things back in the drawers after he pulls stuff out.


13. He loves to give Mick kisses and gentle pats. Mick's not crazy about that, but lets him do it anyway. Besides, Mick gets blessed with all the food that Carter throws from his high chair. It seems like a fair trade.




We're having a blast watching our little guy grow. It just keeps getting better!!




Sunday, February 8, 2009

Carter's Birthday Bash



Carter's first birthday was a so much fun, thanks to wonderful friends and family who celebrated with us. Here's some of my favorite pictures from the big bash.




We all sang Happy Birthday To You and presented Carter with his own "smash cake." He wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first. In fact, we thought he was going to cry. But, JJ and I gave him a little taste of the icing, and it wasn't long before he was totally into the cake.




Check out this big bite!




And another big bite!




We soon found out that blue icing is not the easiest to clean. He had blue stains on his hands and arms until bathtime later that evening.


Opening the presents was so much fun. Carter got a lot of great gifts! Here he is seen opening the first one. After unwrapping one gift, Carter was off to explore other things in the room, so I enjoyed unwrapping the rest. The children at the party were so precious! They seemed as excited as we were about opening the presents.


Here's the studs of the party! These little guys are in Carter's playgroup. It's the whole group minus one sweet baby girl. (We missed you, Sydney!) We hope they will be lifelong friends.



Happy birthday little buddy!



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One

On February 4th, 2008 at 6:04pm, my sweet Carter John Langford was born. It was a day that will forever be imprinted on my mind and in my heart. On this day, I'll never forget the exciting anticipation, the intense pain, and the profound love that filled every fiber of my body. I'll never forget the gruffy "boy" cry that I heard when Carter was delivered. I'll never forget the feeling of holding Carter in my arms for the first time, or the precious look on JJ's face as he stared into the alert eyes of his baby boy. I'll never forget the pride we felt when we presented Carter to our parents and shared his name for the first time. I'll never forget the overwhelming feeling of responsibility and the obsessive desire to keep Carter's fragile young body safe. No, I'll never forget this day because it is a day that changed my life forever.







Here I am with a smile on my face, so ready to meet my sweet boy. (This is several hours before the pain began.) Check out my very round belly.





Here's a fun picture of Carter's stats.









Holding my sweet boy. I've been kissing his little head ever since the day he was born.






This is my favorite picture of JJ. I took it about 30 minutes after Carter was born. You can see JJ's emotions as a new father on his face. A priceless picture.



Happy Birthday My Sweet Carter. What a blessing you are.




























Monday, January 19, 2009

First Snow


Today is the first time this winter that we've had enough snow to slightly cover the ground. So, this was a great opportunity for Carter to experience what it's like to see the beautiful snowflakes fall and to feel the cold snow between his fingers. It was a very wet snow; almost like spilt slushies without the food coloring.

Before we went outside, we peeked out the window together. I whispered to Carter, "Look at the pretty, pretty snow!" and he immediately tried to sound out the word "pretty." It was so precious!

We went outside just long enough for me to catch a few pictures as the snow swirled around us. Carter didn't have the right kind of shoes and pants to let him crawl around in it, but he enjoyed standing in it for a few moments. Then we were quickly back inside to dry off and warm up.
What a fun, sweet time with my little one!




Thursday, December 11, 2008

Photo Tag

I'm a little late doing this, but my friends tagged me to post a picture from my files as a fun little game.





Here it is!





This is a picture of my mom and I about ten days before Carter was born. We really enjoyed spending time together doing last minute preparations before the baby's arrival. It was a sweet time. The anticipation of Carter's birth was so exciting. As you can see, I was about to pop!

Okay, if there's anyone left who'd like to play......you're tagged!


Here are the rules:
1. Go to the 4th folder and select the 4th picture.
2. Post it to your blog.
3. Tell us about it.
4. Tag anyone you want to tag!