Thursday, December 18, 2008

Burn baby Burn!!

Because some things have been going on, including the breakdown and recovery of my cadillac, we have been staying with my mom the past week! It has been fun for us to get to spend more time then ever with grandma although we are happy to finally be going home today! One of the things Charlie was introduced to and pretty much fell in love with while we've been staying here is mom's exercise video. Not only does it mesmerize him and stop whatever he was doing prior to the start (as seen in first photo) but as you will observe in the next set of photos he's pretty into adapting the exercised to more accomodate the baby body type as to optimize his baby fat burning! lol (It's cute but sad to know he's doing what he can to get rid of that adorable baby fat!)

like I said stopped in his tracks...

Here is his stretching position from here he can go into either of the two main baby exercising positions!

I would interpret this position as exercising his neck, upper back and upper arm muscles (you'll have to ask him to make sure that is what this exercise move is about)

we'd like to title this one "the ostrich pose"...I have yet to think about what muscles this position stretches and works because this move is so darn cute I get destracted!!

As you can see he is going to be a beefy workout god someday!! lol
I leave you now to take in the cuteness of what will become known worldwide as "burn baby burn" videos
with this a non-workout picture of Charlie being cute again in our apartment this time!
love till next post,

p.s. if you are looking for christmas wishlists they are in the two posts prior to this one!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mama wishlist....

I told you I was going to create a wishlist of my own, and there are actually quite a few things I want. Most though, I can do without.

With my car in the shop and rent to be paid (while jobless, mind you) MONEY is the greatest gift this season. A giftcard to some clothing store, walmart, or target would suit me fine too. Another thing that may seem like a gift to Charlie but would be a GREAT gift to me would be a toddler mattress..I am pretty sure we have a frame coming our way for free...but as you might guess without the mattress it's nothing but an over rated playpin!

I got a whole bunch of cd's stolen 2 years ago so if you are into frivolous giving this season one of those would be nice...... the list includes the following;
evanescence..self titled
tenacious d..self titled
three day's grace..self titled
godsmack..self titled
linkin park..hybrid theory
guster...keep it together

and Of course movies are always fun and these are my top picks right now...

space chimps
kung fu panda
across the universe
space jam ( I miss this movie!)
legally blonde
office space (one of the greatest, and even though I might be gifting this one to someone I could mooch it from every once in a while, having my own copy would be fantabulous!)

if your into baking, my favorites are chocolate chip cookies and brownies! (white chocolate anything rocks my socks though!)

speaking of socks, if your on a budget socks are always appreciated (unless they are boring and plain!)

I have a whole bunch of pictures that I have been meaning to get black frames for so if you wanted to get me fun frames I need 5x7 (let me get back to you I think that's what they are ) and one 8x10

I hope that gives you an idea!

Love till next post,

Sunday, November 30, 2008

And now comes..... another wishlist...

It is that time of year again, when everyone starts asking what Charlie and I are hoping to get this Christmas. Every time I think money and love! That is what we NEED.. .but... here are a few things that we would be happy to have....


Melissa and Doug Wooden Toys...(We like a whole bunch but to give you an idea..our favorites...)
1. A fun music set
2. A pretend mail set
3. Play food (I love the cutting food ones but all of them are neat)
We like a whole bunch on there but there is an idea.

1. Sandra boynton books we LOVE this author so of course, we have some
already. so avoid getting... Snuggle puppy, moo baa lalala,
the bedtime book, the belly button book, blue hat green hat,
and hippo's go berserk.
2. we would especially like But not the hippopotamus, But we love all of them
most of them are at Barnes and Noble

"Helping" toys....

1. Play vacuum (not this specific one, just an example)
2. Cleaning set ( I really like this one but again, just examples)
3. Metal pots and pans play set ( I can't find a link for this one)

Anyway, That should give you all plenty of ideas!
Will make my list later, Charlie and I are tired and need to go home!

Love till next post,

Friday, November 21, 2008

Absence of Good vibes....

Things in my life have come to a negative peak, although I wish this post was lighthearted and fun, that is not what is on my mind.

I have come to the conclusion that nothing is ever certainly as it seems. I am having some cloudy days here of late, my mind is unpeaceful. I wonder why life has to throw so many stones at once, it seems to work out that it's raining them. The hard stinging rain that you just can't get away from.

I am still, as always, optimistic that these things are happening for a reason and that if anything, these situations, of which I really don't wish to speak specifically about, will at least build my character and strength as an individual.

Charlie and I are fine and will continue to survive and fight to have the best we can, a few set backs along the way never stopped me before! ;)

I post, not to alarm any of you, but as an outlet of relief. I have not many options of where or how to let it out but bottling it up doesn't seem to be working!

Know that I appreciate all of you and any support you have given or will give me. I will be in touch and I have so many good things in my life (CHARLIE... HELLO!!) that I am sure this moment will past. I will have lost a few things I valued a lot but such is life, right?

love till next post,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm at work so I'll make this short....but really really excitingly and big!


I'm so excited, we are already planning to get the cousins together and do lots of fun stuff!

okay, well back to work.

love till next post,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mom got a camera...

... and since my memory card is screwed up (which hopefully I will be fixing next payday) we are borrowing the two or three photos I noticed were on her camera that were of Charlie.

We are so busy and so tired that sometime soon at work I will give a written update, but right now some overdue pictures...

love till next post,

Monday, September 22, 2008

Overcoming no camera...

Even though my camera is royaly messed up (not the camera but the memory card) I have found a way around that, a way to get photos of Charlie's adorable-ness to all of you. My new friend from Halloween Express also works at Sears portrait studio and got me a VERY good deal on professionally done pictures. With that and the plethora of costumes I temporarily "borrowed" from the store, here is a snipit of the pictures we got taken and that I ordered a lot of! If I have your address I am definately already planning to send you some, and if not...give it to me, give it to me now!!!!!

Chewy Charlie....

baby lightyear!..
lil' penguin...

I think I should get Charlie into baby modeling, I can see it now...when Charlie is fifteen and we are on the road all the time going to modeling gigs he'll wonder why he can't just be normal kid..."homeschooling doesn't work but that's okay son, cuz your a model and we're rich and that's all that matters!"
Wait....I wouldn't dream of doing that to him, but he is definately adorable enough for it!
Love till next post,

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lacking in Camera...

Hello all!

I'm at work again, since that's my only access to the internet right now, which also means that I don't have any pictures to post.

My camera memory card has also gone crazy so for right now I don't have anything visual to share with you all.

Nothing but narratives and monologues for you all right now. Charles Nathan has finally started walking, much to my dismay. I've been enjoying not having to chase after him in public places and now the stage of those kind of ventures has commenced!

He has also started throwing mild fits when he doesn't get his way, wonder where he learned that... finally Charlie is showing his human side, till now he's been ABSOLUTELY PERFECT..NO JOKE!!!!

Anyway I'm continually working hard and staying busy, so I will try to keep up the blogging thing. Writing away, even though I know the only reason you folks read this hear blog is cuz of the sweet pics of the wee one I put up!
Now that I'm done talking in that slightly annoying and moderately hilarious manner, I've got to get back to work.

Love till next post,

Saturday, August 23, 2008

At Work

Hey guys! I am totally at work right now so I can't post a long one with pictures or anything but I wanted to post to let you all know that I am still out there in blog world!

I've been working a lot lately, but that is to be expected with my new management position!

love you guys and will post bigger with pictures soon! (soon being the next time i'm at my mom's house!)

Love till next post,

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Work, Play, and Life

Mom is out of town, so this week I am stopping by her house to check on the dog. Inconvenient sometimes for me, great for all of you!

I have talked to my boss at Halloween express and I start work Friday! I am taking a management position too, so I'm moving up in the world!

Charlie is growing like a weed. This last week he came down with something and for a couple days had a fever. At the end of that he broke out in a rash. He's doing well now but last week was more stressful then most. Glad he didn't wait till my first week of work.

Last Tuesday, July 22nd Charlie turned 13mo old! Crazy how time flies.

Well I've got beth's kids with me so The news must stop here but I do have some pictures of the boy that I don't think I've shared with you yet.

There ya are...

Autumn (8) is beth's daughter (she' also has a son, as seen below).. Charlie adores Autumn and I am pretty sure the feeling is mutual!!

Andrew (6) is our other mini roommate and Charlie's new buddy..
Last, but certainly not least, Elizabeth my beautiful can tell how much fun they have! (soon I will have a better picture of beth..this one just doesn't capture her excellence to the fullest!)
Love till next post,

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted. I have been busy packing and moving into my new apartment!
We moved up closer to Edmond just off of memorial. I don't have a computer so I wanted to let you guys know that my posts may be scarce for a while, what with my new place being a ways away from mom's house and the fact that on the first of August I go back to work!

SO much has been happening since the second I got back into town from visiting my dad that I just don't know how to manage it all! Please call me if you have my number, I'm sure I've neglected some of you lately and others of you may not even have my number!

My roommate is my friend ELizabeth and her two children, whom I watch for her while she I'm also busy with that!!!!

Alrighty, love you all and I will post as often as I visit mom or have access to a computer to let you guys know what life is like in the fast lane!

Love till next post,

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Grandpa Lin

We made it home safe and sound and now we've had some rest from our trip to Ohio to see my dad. We got there Tuesday the 1st and stayed until Tuesday the 8th.

We got to see my dad's new house, meet his church members, and most importantly spend time with him.

While we were there Charlie started walking almost by himself (he never even wanted to attempt this before) So now we have a boy who is walking with a one finger handicapped! (he has to hold onto my finger still)

There was also this one place in grandpa's house that was more appealing then the rest...

We made it home safe and sound and now we've had some rest from our trip to Ohio to see my dad. We got there Tuesday the 1st and stayed until Tuesday the 8th.

We got to see my dad's new house, meet his church members, and most importantly spend time with him.

While we were there Charlie started walking almost by himself (he never even wanted to attempt this before) So now we have a boy who is walking with a one finger handicapped! (he has to hold onto my finger still)

There was also this one place in grandpa's house that was more appealing then the rest...

as you can see he very much likes pots and pans but when he was taking a break from that he enjoys time with his grandpa...

More pics and the wrap up of the trip later.

love till next post,

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Now or Never...

We have officially made it back from Ohio. And immediately following this post, tomorrow I will post pictures and a brief sum of how our trip to see grandpa went. I have still not posted the pictures I have for Charlie turning one. He is so big now and has some new toys so here we go...enjoy.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Just a quick post to let you all know we have made it safely to Ohio and are enjoying relaxing and spending time with Grandpa Lin.

I will post again to let you all know that we got home safely and how our trip went (pics included)

I also will try my darndest to keep posting updates (with pictures) after that so you all can keep up with the ever busy, ever wonderful Charles, in this his second year of life!

Love till next post,

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


As of Sunday June 22nd 2008.

Ahhhhh.... CRAZY!

Stories later, sorry for the absence of a real birthday post.

Love till next post,

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Before the Birthday

Before It gets to be so far from when they were here, I forgot to tell you all that my sister, brother in law and nephew were here to visit. It was a very brief visit but we did manage to capture some priceless moments of cousin bonding time!

I would also like to take just a moment and say, "Susan, Ben, and James WE MISS YOU!"

here are the pics...

Love till next post,

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Godparents visit

Way to long ago for me to just now be posting about it, charlie's godparents came to visit and we took advantage of our zoo pass! Here are the pictures from that wonderful day....

The black bears were playing and we got front row seats...

the famous family picture?

he loves his godmomma Karen...

Silverback gorilla still wanting to take a always..

man, that was a fun filled day..nap please!

thanks for coming to visit Karen and Greg..WE LOVE YOU!

love till next post,

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Thanks to craigslist, WAY BEFORE HE WAS READY, I got a great deal on this little tykes car. Now he is old enough and enjoying it immensely!!

He has been taught (not by me) to honk the horn at anyone who is in his way...

Don't forget not to drink and drive...

Okay, well, don't drink to much and drive...

by the cheery look on his face I think he's had a little to much to drink to drive.....

outside driving...again...
O yea, by the way, CHARLIE WILL BE ONE SOON!!!!!! (the 22nd)

Love till next post,

Monday, May 19, 2008

Field Trip...

A while back I told you that Charlie and I helped chaperone a trip to the zoo for Charlie's cousin. Here are the pictures taken that day! not as much talk today, like I said last post, thinking of what to type with it is one of the reasons it takes me so long to post ONE LOUSY POST! anyway here you go....

The kids in my group (from left to right) Autumn, Kaitlyn(and Charlie), Brandon, and Merrisa. Christian is the one behind everyone....

The new Oklahoma Trails exibit has natives like this cougar......

The tiger isn't out much when we go (since we go a lot) But the day of the field trip, not only was he out but he was ready to pose upclose and personal...

The gorilla on the other hand was just ready for everyone to let him nap in peace....(Amen brother!)

Random zebra picture...
love till next post,

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Grandpa Lin!

Grandpa Lin came to visit a month or so ago, and we had some fun times. We got to see him a couple times while he was here and our visits included going to my aunt's house to have dinner with him, going to ardmore with him (roadtrip!), and going to the zoo with him!

Anyway I've been meaning to post this for a while so I'm not going to say anymore for fear of not posting..enjoy!

on the way back from ardmore he blew on his kazoo most of the way! (p.s. for those of you who had doubts of how much of a genius Charlie around 7mo. he learned how to blow kazoo's, whistle's, and anything else that if you blow in one end sound comes out the other)

He had also not had a nap, so while he was blowing occasionally he'd close his the one above this you can see he's having a hard time keeping his eyes open!

love till next post,