Thursday, July 29, 2010


Sun, swimming, girl time (plus Brecken), wine and friends is what awaits me in Chelan for the weekend. So excited to celebrate!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wedding Season

As I'm sure you all know, it is wedding season! We are in the middle a 7 weekend in a row wedding stretch! Yes, you read that right - we have had 7 weddings in a row (as in 7 consecutive weddings!!!). It's so fun to see a bunch of our friends making this commitment, and joining the club. Here are a few pics from the Bergman wedding on Friday:

Congrats to:
Amby & Toby
Mike & Erin
David & Karlie
Seth & Tana
Erik & Mindy
Kristi & Brian
Adam & Heidi
Brandon & Jill
Brandon & Lauren
Jen & Micah
So excited to watch your new marriages blossom!

Monday, July 26, 2010

EastLake TriCities

Our good friends Brent & Kylie Johnsen are headed back to the TriCities to follow God's dream for them to plant a church in their hometown! We've had the wonderful pleasure of getting to be their friends over the last year and have loved all of our hang outs.

Yesterday we celebrated Kylie's birthday with a must-do trip to Red Robin.

Their little one, Londyn.

So if you know of anyone in the TriCities, send them to check out our new church plant starting this October!! We're going to miss the Johnsen's, but are super excited for them!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Healthy Baby

I am so insanely grateful to have a healthy baby. It brings me to tears when I think about how blessed I am to have a happy, healthy growing little boy. I literally hold him in my arms and just well up listening to him breathe, watching him twitch - thinking he is mine. All mine. I do not deserve the grace that God gives. What a gift it is to be a parent. To be entrusted with this specific little boy. God has given me the responsibility, and privelege, to raise him to be a God-honoring man. To know Him. My job is to love Brecken and teach him wisdom beyond books. Wow.

Today, I ask you to join with me in praying for a couple of friends that I know through church who are having a tougher journey to parenthood. One of the gals miscarried this morning - she was about 9 weeks along. Another gal had an ultrasound on her twins that are due in October, and one of the babies appears to be very very sick (kidney, heart, and spine complications). No matter how far removed you are from these specific people, as a mom, daughter, friend, or cousin you can relate to the joy of a newborn baby. These ladies deserve to know that joy. I know that God is bigger than all of these circumstances but I ask that you join me in praying for these two women. They both will be great moms, but right now need the comfort and strength of our Lord. We ask for that through prayer.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Brecken's 1st M's Game

One of the many "firsts" to come in the future months. A night at Safeco to cheer on our good friend Brent, who plays for the White Sox. Brecken came dressed to support the Sox!

Monday, July 19, 2010

2 Months

Could he get any cuter?!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fashion Fads of Childhood

Okay, how many of the below are you guilty of totally buying into?

{Jelly Shoes - CHECK}

{Stick On Earrings - CHECK}

{Mini Backpacks - CHECK}

{Scrunchies - CHECK}

{Slap Bracelets - Banned from school, but CHECK}

{Hypercolor T-Shirts - CHECK}

What will Brecken and the future Carbonattos post about for current fashion trends later in life and laugh? I can't help but think that this will be at the top of the list:

Good thing I don't have a girl...YET. :) (no, that is not a subtle hint that I'm pregnant again). I love trends!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sorority Life

Feeling a bit nostalgic today as I flip through some of the more hilarious pictures documented from my college days. I had the privilege of living with 100 women each year in my sorority at the U - Alpha Chi Omega. Now I know there are MANY {terrible} stereotypes associated with sorority girls (insert Animal House clip), but let me just tell you that none of them - okay some of them - are true (insert House Bunny clip). Most of all though, these were honestly some of the funniest years of my life. Here are a few old school pics from one (sober) night of attempting to documents ourselves at every single fraternity at UW dressed as absolute dorks (no easy feat)...

Now many of us are married, a couple of us are moms, some are home owners, and the rest are scattered throughout the country making a life for themselves. I just want all of these women to know that I love them!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Before and After



{To Brecken signed by Jake Locker - thanks Auntie Gina}

Can't wait for the room be totally finished. Still have one more wall to decorate and then it will be just adding finishing touches on the shelves, his dresser, etc. The two-tone grey walls turned out EXACTLY how I wanted them to and I just love adding the pops of color (turquoise & fire engine red - love).

I'm generally afraid of bold color, but when it's against a neutral backdrop (like the Elephant Grey and Slate) then I just fall in love.

And I felt like the wall decal summed up the life of a boy so perfectly that I just had to find a place for it in the room. I'll use it as a reading tool later in life {teaching Brecken only the "Giving Mom Hugs" snippet...}

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July

Well despite the worst weather ever recorded for the 4th of July weekend in Washington, the Carbonattos still trucked out for a weekend at the Kruse's beach shack on "The Res" at Mission Beach.

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