Monday, August 18, 2008


It's been a while since I've updated this so here is what has been going on...

Here is the garden I'm so proud of since this picture the tomato plants on the right have grown up past Brooklyn's head. we love picking them escecialy Brooklyn she loves tomatoes.

We went boating with my family and this was just about the only time Brooklyn was smiling on the boat. She was so scared! She still brings it up and tells me, "no go on boat, it's scary."

Destiny came down and we celebrated the 24th of July. We accidentally got a big box of poppers and no fireworks so Dallen and Jared had to go get some.

Brooklyn loves hagging out with Brody they are both so cuddly together.

We went out to Heber for the Big Duke reunion and Brooklyn loved seeing Micheal and Zach.

Here is Jared on his birthday. He turned 30 this year it was pretty tough now he's an old man!

Brody loves his saucer chair now with all the fin toys that wont fall off the tray. He is such a happy baby!

Jared and I love to play with Brody's cheeks and he laughs and squeels. It's so fun! We just started him on baby food this week and he loves it. He had been watching us eat at the table and we could tell he wanted some too.

Brooklyn loves to help me make pizza dough she always tries to sneak some to eat I tell her it doesn't taste good yet but she likes it. She also likes to make snakes out of the dough.

So Jared has been wanting me to post these pictures here since the day we went last Thursday! He is a HUGE BYU fan! We went to the big fall sports kick off and got some guys to sign Brooklyn's T-shirt.

We caught Harvey Unga ( no idea about this spelling) on the way to the signing table.

Brody had a lot of fun too. He might have just loved being outside people watching.

The last picture but the most important with Max Hall the quarterback.

It has really fun this summer and we can't wait for the the next couple of weeks cause Jared's brother Mitch is back from his mission and is coming down here to start school soon so we'll get to see him in person! We are still learning to manage 2 kids, it's been harder lately. Brooklyn is testing the waters with everything it seems. If anyone has advice let me know.
By the way I know when this is posted it will be in a wierd order and I would fix it but Brody is fussing and needs me and I'm getting a little frazzled so I hope you can read it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Brody's Blessing

We blessed Brody on June 1. It was so special having a lot of our family there, even though he cried through the whole blessing. He has started to smile so now we remember why we had another baby after all. No, he is a very sweet baby and we love having him in our family.

My mom made his blessing outfit and bought this cute hat and shoes to match. He looked like a little "newsie". She had to make it to fit a 9 month old cause he is huge. We went in for his check up and he ways 17 pounds now and is 24 inches. He is at the top of the scales. Brooklyn was the same way, I guess we are just bound to have big kids. Here we are as a pround family all together in our entry way. Brooklyn wanted to be big and stand all by herself.

Brooklyn and brody looked so cute together while waiting for Jared and I to get ready for church one Sunday morning.

Brooklyn loves talking on the phone anyone who will answer she will talk to. There comes a time almost every day where we go through my phone book and call people for her to talk to. Brody has always been very expresive with his face I thought this look was a "what is she talking about?" look. He puts up with a lot. Brooklyn loves him so much and shows it all the time. Potty training has been a success!!! Only about a week and a half and she's got it! Now there is only one set of diapers to change Yea!! (never thought I'd be celebrating changing any diapers.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Well, this is our first posting and we are so excited to share or family life with our friends and family. We have been real busy this past year.We bought a home in Provo Utah and enjoy being close to BYU because Jared is such a Fanatic he is turning Brooklyn into to one too,she already knows part of the fight song. We just had our baby and now Jared will be starting his new job working for Symantec (they do anti-virus software). The home loan business with WAMU got to stressful with all the changes in the company. Here are pictures from what has been going on in our lives.

Here is my belly on Easter Sunday at the Easter egg hunt.

Brooklyn looked so cute for church in her Easter dress.

Brody Roger Carter born March 27, 2008.

The labor was very fast, we got to the hospital at 5 pm and had him at 7:45 pm. I was ready for a break by the end!

A proud Daddy for the second time!

Big sister Brooklyn was very excited to see mommy and daddy after being away staying at my parents.

Brooklyn loves having a real baby in the house to play with and read stories to. She is mommy's big helper, always there to give Brody his "pacies" whenever he is sad whether he likes it or not.

Brooklyn has also started potty training. Here she is with her chart, she is so proud to tell me when she needs to go and what she did! Then she gets a princess sticker to go with her Royal Throne Potty chart. We are very proud of her. We can't wait to only have to be changing one set of diapers.

We are so Happy with where we are at, we hope all of you are doing well also.