Monday, December 13, 2010

It has been a long time since I have posted a blog. I have been beating myself up over this because I want to use this as a journal and someday give it to my kids. The last months have been crazy. We moved from Washington to California, and then California to Texas. Now I am getting ready to move from Texas back to Washington. Tad got stationed at Ft Hood Texas. He is going to be deploying for the third time to Iraq sometime around Feb. I have decided that is is best for my children and I to pack up yet again, and move to be around, and have the support of family while he is gone. He will be gone at least a year. Texas is interesting. It is such a big state that there is quite a bit to do here. I will post mini blogs with some pictures of the adventures we have had here. It is a lot better than California I will say.

My kids are growing like weeds. The other day I got so emotional realizing how fast they are growing up. It seems like yesterday that we just found out we were pregnant with Madelyne our first and she is now 2 1/2. I wish I had more time with them while they are so little. I am just gratefull Heavenly Father blessed me with such amazing little spirits.

Madelyne is 2 1/2. She is doing so good. She says quite a bit of words now and starting to finally say sentances. She is in gymnastics here at the Texas Tumblers. She does so well in it I want her to really pursue it. Her teacher is amazed at her strenght as well as I. She is such a active little girl, everyday she amazes me with something new.

Garrison is 8 mo now CRAZY!! He just started sorta crawling this week. He pulls himself around. I have decided to not really baby proof though because we wil be moving soon. He is also I think teething. He has been quite fussy lately, and getting up quite a bit at night. He is known though for always being very giggily and smiling. He is such a joy.

Tad and I are doing good. He has been very busy at work getting everything ready to go to Iraq. I have been busy chasing my kiddos around. I was also recently called to be in the primary presidency so that has also kept me a little busy. We are heading to Yakima this Sat for three weeks. I am so excited we were just there a few weeks ago for Thanksgiving, but I get so excited everytime we go. I am also going to find a house when I am there.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Family photos

So my friend Carrie who is a photographer came over and took some pics of us and our new addition. She is very professional and has taken pictures of us a few times. I was very happy with the shots she was able to capture of my precious family.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The prince has arrived

On April 12th at 9:21 am we were blessed with Garrison Glen Carson. I had a scheduled c section for that morning. When we went in we thought it was going to be all fine and dandy. As they wheeled me in to the o.r the anesthesiologist started to put my epidural in and kept hitting my spine. It hurt so bad. I just looked at the nurse who I was hunched over and said do you mind if I cuddle with you. She just laughed at me and help me tighter to try and comfort me. Tad said he got a little teary eyed seeing the pain that I was in and watching them try to put the epidural in. He tried four times before my blood pressure dropped really really low and I started to pass out. All I remember was feeling very very hot and feeling very nauseated. The dc then told me that because my blood pressure went so low they had to put me completely under. This crushed me. I really wanted to see my baby born. With Madelyne they let Tad stay by my head for the whole thing. This time maybe because I was all the way under they had Tad stay in a corner and kept kicking him out of the room. So I guess it was kind of emotional for both of us. I was having a hard time with the whole birth thing anyways because of the birth of the twin. It was hard for me knowing that I was not going to be able to take that baby home with us and be a apart of our family. It was almost comforting knowing that I was still carrying the baby but knowing that they were going to take the baby out of me and do all sorts of tests on it was very hard for me. I do not think I will ever completely heal from it. I will always let out son know that he was a twin though and that Heavenly Father just had other plans for that sweet spirit. Waking up from the anesthesia was horrible. With Madelyne I was numb so I did not feel the cutting and tearing. With this delivery as soon as Garrison was born I woke up and the pain was excruciating. Tad said I was just moaning "give me more drugs". I would not recommend going under for a delivery. I had a really hard time waking up from the drugs and really did not get to bond with my baby until the next day. It was really hard and emotional for me. I am grateful for a wonderful husband who comforted him and held him while I was having problems waking up. My stay at the hospital was over all very good. I love Memorial the staff and nurses there are so great and so caring for there patients. Walking after a c section is murder but I was determined to do it. I remember with Madelyne they told me the sooner I got up the faster I would heal. I got up as soon as I could and like to think I am healing faster because of it. We are so grateful that Garrison is finally here. He is such a blessing in our lives. I am grateful that Heavenly Father blessed me and trusted me with these sweet babies that I have. I love my children so much and so grateful that I have a eternal family.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Well we celebrated Tad's 29th birthday. He had a great time. This year he just wanted to go shopping for his birthday. So I did what I do best and took him on a well deserved shopping spree. He got some great shoes and a ton of clothes. It was like taking a kid to a candy store. The Saturday before his birthday we had a birthday party for him. We had cake and his favorite food enchiladas. I had a friend from church make his cake. he said it was the coolest birthday cake he has ever had. He is quite obsessed with the Mariners so I had her work her work her magic. I already have a idea for next years cake. It was great to have my whole family out at the house to celebrate his birthday. I am so thankful for family.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This Easter Madelyne was a lot more involved than she was last year. I purchased dye to dye the eggs but thought that it was probably not the greatest idea to let Madelyne help out with that project. So my sister and I dyed them the night before so that the Easter bunny could hide them that night. The next morning Madelyne had a suprise from the Easter Bunny she got a great basket filled with lots of goodies. She loved her little basket. I think her favorite thing in it was the bubbles. Watching her go outside and pick up eggs was quite entertaining. I laughed the whole time. I didn't know if she would quite get the whole concept of pick the egg up and put it in the basket. Well she did a little to much. She would pick up the egg and literally throw it as hard as she could into the basket. It was like a race around the yard to see how many eggs she could get. If she could have picked them all up at once I think that she would have. I don't think that she knew she was the only one out there picking up eggs. We didn't have church that day but listened to a great General Conference. It was just what I needed to hear that day. That evening my Grandparents came over and we had a really nice dinner. Earlier that day I got a little worried because I could not feel the baby move and I had been leaking some fluid. I called the family birthplace and the nurse told me to drink something really cold, lay on my side and if I had not felt the baby after about half hour to come in. Well I did it and it worked I was just a little frightened about my leaking of fluid. Later that night at dinner with all the Grandmas and Grandpas everyone started to freak out about the whole situation and insisted that I go to the hospital. I just wanted to eat pie. So before I could eat pie I was told to get in the car an that we are leaving. I got to the hospital they did a test to see if I was leaking fluid turns out I was not. I was dilated to a 2 and the baby was moving on the monitor. Turns out he was just running out of room in there and could not move as much as he used to. The nurse came in and said before I could go home she had to call the dc and see what he said I just started whinning and complaining. I really wanted to leave. All I could do was look at her and say " I just really want my pie". She started cracking up and left the room. My dad was out in the hall way and heard her tell the dc on the phone she just really wants to go home and have her Easter pie. She was a really nice lady as most of the nurses at the Family Birth place are. I was let home and had to pieces of delicious Easter pie. Just to be on the safe side though since it looked I could go into labor before my scheduled c section we called Tad and told him it was a good idea to come home. I got him a flight for the next day. Over all it was a great day and I still got pie.

Cooking is fun

Lately every time that I cook something or go to do something in the kitchen I hear a chair being pulled behind me. Maddie goes into the dining room and pulls a chair right up to the counter to help momma cook or bake. She loves to help out and well mostly sample the yummy treats that we whip up. I love being able to do this with her is is a lot of fun cooking in the kitchen with Maddie. We end up making more of a mess than anything but in the end it is worth it to see how fun Maddie is having and to just be able to spend time with her.

Olympics here we come!

Our little Maddie girl has been taking a gymnastics class for a couple of months now. It is so fun to watch her she is so funny and has so much fun. The class is called Tiny Tots and it is for 18 months to 3 year old's. The parent goes out with the child and helps the child go do everything. I was doing it with Madelyne for a while but I got to pregnant so my mom started to take Madelyne and I would just watch her. It got a little hard getting up and down really fast and running all over the place with a one year old. I could hardly just climb up and down the bleachers.

Maddie is quite talented in her gymnastics class and I am not just saying that because she is my daughter. Her teacher has commented to both my mom and I numerous times about her strength and size. Madelyne is really really short for her age she is just tiny but incredibly buff. Her instructors are amazed by her. She gets up on the bars and basically does all of the obstacle courses all by herself. She even does the really big balance beam all by herself with no one holding on to her.

So if she enjoys it as she gets older I think she is going to go really far with gymnastics. I am really excited for her. I just hope she enjoys it.