Friday, September 25, 2009


What a bittersweet day! Today is the anniversary of my Grandmother's death. On this day every year, I try to reminisce on all of the wonderful times that I had with her instead of thinking about what this day actually means.
Granny was a very small, petite woman who had such a fiery personality. You didn't want to mess with her, that's for sure and you always wanted her on your side! She loved to look good. From her head to her toes, she was always dressed well. I think she had enough jewlry to wear something new everyday for 6 months! Granny loved her church and all of her church friends, but most importantly, she loved her family. Her best friend was her sister, and believe me, they shared EVERYTHING! Granny's relationship with my Papa made me laugh quite a bit. He never seemed to know when to keep his opinion to himself, so she kept him in check all the time. She was a heck of a money manager. Pops made the money and she decided when and where to spend it. Granny loved a good social gathering. I remember many occasions, when I was a child, where she entertained her friends. The night would always start with a good dinner, and would end with everyone playing cards or a board game. Her friends always seemed like family to me. The memories that stick out the most in my mind is when she would hold me down and tickle me until I couldn't breathe! I had a great time with her!
I don't think I've ever met anyone else like my grandmother. So today, I remember her and hope that she is proud of the person that I have become. I know that Jack would love her too.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jack loves trains!

Last weekend, Jack got to go to the train show here in Dothan. He absolutely loved it! Anyone that has ever spent any time with Jack knows that he is insane over any kind of train or train track! He started out by just being into Thomas, but his obsession quickly turned into loving any kind of train. Other "phases" of toys have come and gone, but his love for trains has remained. Maybe one day he will be a train engineer, who knows!

Nothing else is really going on with us. Mike's boss rode with him this week and he did very well on the review that he was given. Mike continues to do better and better with his job. Everytime he gets a review, he does bettter and better. This time, he got the best score possible. It's so funny to me because each time he says he will probably not do very well on the evaluation. He is such a humble person! I think if I were doing as well as he is, I would have a big head!!! Not Mike!

Oct 5 is coming soon, but not soon enough. I am getting so anxious! This is the part of pregnancy that I love the most! It seems that there are a few people that we know who are execting babies right now, so I know they are going through the same thing. There must be something in the water!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Exciting news!

Last night was a great night at the Carty house! Jack slept in his new "big boy" bed all by himself. Mom and Ron took him to the train show yesterday afternoon, so while he was gone, Mike and I set his bed up. I was so scared that he wouldn't like it! He immediately demanded that we put the "covers" on the bed and wanted to take a nap.
At his normal bedtime, we put him in his bed with the TV on. I layed with him for about 30 minutes and got up while he was still awake. When I went to check on him a little later, he was sound asleep. I couldn't believe it!
He did call for us twice, once at 1:00 and again at 5:00. Both times, he stayed in his bed and never asked to get back in ours. What a great night!
On a different note, my doctor's appointment went very well today. I talked to Dr. Gilchrist about my inability to sleep and all the other stuff that comes along with the "job". Most importantly, we have our ultrasound scheduled for Oct 5 at 8:00 am! So now the question comes, "Do you want a boy or a girl?" I can honestly say that it doesn't matter to me. I think that Mike and I have had it very easy when it comes to parenthood. Jack is a great little kid and I can only pray that the new baby will be half as wonderful as he is!
So, let's hope that tonight is just as great as last night!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Troy Game

Today, we went to the Troy/UAB game in Troy. We had a lot of fun seeing friends that we hardly ever get to see. We also got to spend a little time with Ashley. We wanted to see her new apartment, but didn't get there in time. We will just have to make time when we go back for Homcoming. Ashley bought Jack his Troy jersey and it looked soooooo cute!

We spent a little time at the LXA tent where Jack played cornhole with the guys. We also met up with Melissa, Brooks and Chris Amos. Melissa painted some trains for Jack's room (will post pics later) and they are great! She is such a talented person!

Jack really enjoyed the game, but was very tired. Tomorrow, he is going to the train show. What a fun and busy weekend for Jack!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My first blog

Mike and I have been back in my hometown for about a year. We have moved from Ft. Walton Beach to Montgomery, and finally back to Dothan. Mike is working for ECR Pharmaceuticals and loves it! He truely believes that this is his calling. I help Mom out with her books and anything else that she needs.

Jack has just turned 3 and he is the most wonderful child that anyone could ask for. He amazes Mike and me everyday!

We are expecting our second child in March, so I figured this would be a great way to document the kids' lives and to keep our friends and family in the loop.