Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ringing in the New Year

We are in Gatlinburg (we being Devin, Chatham, Amber, Weston, and I) living out the end of 2009. What a WONDERFULLY, AMAZING year it has been...
Time now for resolutions, first birthdays, and SO much more.... New pictures of Chatham are coming next year!!! haha

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

White Christmas

Poppy was in HEAVEN pulling the boys around the front yard on their sleds
and the obligatory Family picture....

And then we went inside for some more play time....

Christmas Card

Our cards FINALLY came...and they are FINALLY in the mail....

So now I can share it with you.....


Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa's first trip--

Thomas and Chatham had "Santa Round 1" this weekend at Gram and Poppy's...

Lots of boxes and tissue paper.....
And Granny Hokie came to visit

So did Ali and Curtis....
They got me this cute puppy hat...and LOTS of toys!!! (THANKS GUYS)

Mama and Daddy pushed me around the living room in my new tricycle stroller....

It got going pretty fast- I had to hold on TIGHT!

There are MANY more pictures...but you'll have to come back later to see all the other fun we had....
I'll give you a heads up though...we got EIGHT INCHES of snow- and I rode on a sled!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Excuse me......

but I think you've made a mistake....

This just drives me up a wall-- can someone please explain to me the purspose of an upside down Christmas Tree???

Friday, December 18, 2009

Who Moved My Cheese??

So I know that this is the title of book- and No I haven't read the book-
but the title could easily be a book about my office for the last several weeks.

As many of you know we've rearranged several offices in the building- people are moving to the opposite side of the hall, around the corner, or just next door (literally). No MAJOR moves- but just far enough to piss everyone off.

So, MY office (which is not moving) has become everyone's dumping ground and everytime I go to look for something it's not there or it has 14 other things piled on top of it.

So now anytime I can't find something on MY OWN desk I am going to poke my head out into the hallway and scream WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?!?!!?

Thanks for letting me vent.


So anyone that knows me, knows I LOVE shoes!! Well, MannLand5 is giving away a pair of Robeez....and I REALLY want them, I thought I should be nice and give you a chance to score a pair as well- so go check them out and I'm going to sit here with my fingers crossed.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chatham's Favorite Things...

This is after all Chatham's blogs, and I don't want him getting jealous of Mama's wishlist...

so here are some of Chatham's favorite things:
The learn n groove table is at he top of his list- this is the only object Chatham even attempts to pull himself up on. And he will play with it for hours if we'd let him
Another new favorite, Duplos by Lego-
This peeked Chatham's interest while shopping online with Mama- I think he has a few years before this will make it on to any list for Santa

Tupperware is quickly topping the charts in our home- they can be drums, cymbols, hats, goggles, or even shoes- depending on which way the wind blows up any particular day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've been FEATURED!!!


I know I've blogged before about Pass it on Baby- and how wonderful and helpful they are to those in need-
well apparently, they think I'M pretty cool too!!!

Check it out...

I'm the Dec. 15th article!!!
Come on guys- I know we all have a little something we can give- let them know- or let me know and I'll include your stuff in my next shipment to them.


In true Oprah Fashion

Here are a few of my favorite things...

Romance Perfume by Ralph Lauren- I wear it everyday! Although it still lasts forever, I get some every other year for Christmas

Hartman Bag- this isn't the exact one I am getting- but I want this ENTIRE luggage set!!!

I also want the Kris Allen CD-
I know- NO ONE buys CDs anymore, but I totally called him winning American Idol from the get go and want to support him .

and lastly...

Victoria Secret Jammies....

They're the BEST!!!

Sorry if you look under your seat- there's still nothing there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I made several promises not to talk about Tiger Woods and his whores transgressions... I have been told I have a lack of sugar coating when speaking on this subject.

So here.....

I never said a word!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009


It's off to work we go....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

He ate WHAT!?!?!?

That's right folks.... Chatham ate his paci, or tried to at least.

So now ALL of the cute green soothies are in the GARBAGE!!! I was sitting on the couch reading "The Kissing Hand" to Chatham and heard him gage- I looked down and his chubby little checks were a bit extra chubby.
I took a deep breath so panic wouldn't set in and pried open his mouth. Something green had filled his mouth and as I reached my finger in to get it out he threw up ALL over me, the couch, and himself.
He had managed to stick the ENTIRE thing in his mouth and there just wasn't enough room for my finger so he choked!

No fear it was removed, we're all clean, and NO MORE PACI'S in the Donley home!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Spirit

I have some how slipped out of the Christmas Spirit- I mentioned this to a friend last week and I recieved this in the mail yesterday (from said friend) and wanted to share it:

As A Baby Jesus Came

As a baby Jesus came
From His home above
He left His throne and who He was
To teach us how to love

As a baby Jesus came
Wrapped in swaddling cloth
Willingly took on humanity
Though He was one with God

As a baby Jesus came
To one day grow to be
The saviour of the human race
People like you and me

As a baby Jesus came
As God’s eternal light
That will never be extinguished
But forever shine out bright

As a baby Jesus came
The hope of eternal life
Reconciling us back to God
Giving meaning to our lives

As a man Jesus died
His blood poured out for all
Cleansing and forgiving us
For to this He was called

We thank Him that He came a babe
And grew to be a man
And for His sacrificial love
His nailed scarred feet and hands

Through it all we can live on
With Jesus Christ our Lord
The babe that came that first Christmas
Is what we thank Him for

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting to Know you...Husband Edition

So I saw on another post about how we all ready each others blogs and "know" one another and our children..... but how did the Husbands get lost in the mix???

Here is my getting to know you..... HUSBAND EDITION

1.What is his name? Devin
2. Who eats more? We probably eat about the same, sadly.
3. Who said, "I love you" first? He did
4. Who is taller? we are the exact same height.
5. Who is more sensitive? Me
6. Who does the laundry? Me
7. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If we are laying in bed, I am on the right side.
8. Who pays the bills? He does
9. Who cooks more? It was pretty even, but I'd say Devin does a bit more than I do these days. (That's why I married a Chef!!!)
10. Who is more stubborn? probably Me....but he's a CLOSE second
11. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Neither one of us-haha
12. Who has more siblings? We each have one sister- but he has 4 step siblings and 1 half sister- so if those count then he wins
13. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I'd say Devin; He'd say Carrie
14. What do you like to do together? Anything
15. Who eats more sweets? Devin... I'm more of a salty snacker
16. Guilty Pleasures? Golf, Heavy Metal, or Cops
17. How did you meet? At Rock Barn Golf and Spa (we both worked there)
18. Who asked whom out first? I asked him to go to a girlfriend's 21st birthday with me, and he bailed on me the night before the party...then he asked me to go grocery shopping with him two months later- if that's a date?!?!
19. Who kissed who first? He kissed me first...
20. Who proposed? He did, on a cruise for my 22nd birthday
21. His best features and qualities? best feature is his teeth/smile/voice- quality is how passionate he is about things.

22. Tag you’re it. Who do you tag?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009



That's right our trip to the doctor today came to the conclusion that Chatham's "cold" is actually RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). So he is at Gram's for the rest of the day and out of daycare for the rest of th week.
As always, my sick little boy, is VERY bouncy and playful. Other than the wheezing and gunky nose you'd never know anything was wrong.

I hope your December is starting off a bit healthier than ours. I just hope the antibiotics kick this before the weekend- tomorrow is Caden's 1st birthday; so his party is Saturday AND we have rescheduled our family pictures for that morning.

My tummy was FULL!!

I had turkey, black olives, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans out of the green bean casserole, some vanilla ice cream, and a few carrots.
I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!! I can't wait until next year when I have more than two teeth to work with.