Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Walk to Emmaus

As some of you may know, I am going on my religious retreat called A Walk to Emmaus tomorrow. I can't believe it is already here! I am excited to go and open my heart to all of the wonderful experiences that God has in store for me. However, to say that I am not nervous would be down right wrong. I am nervous to leave Calleigh, I am nervous to leave Andrew, I am nervous to leave my office for a two day period, and I am nervous for all that awaits me. But, one look at this and I know that things are going to be ok:

This pic was taken last night at my parents house. Isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen? Not that I am partial or anything, but I love her in that little dress!

I will not be posting again until after my walk, so please pray for me and my family. Pray for the opening of my eyes and my heart. Pray that things good good for Andrew and Calleigh and that I come back and new and better Mommy and Wife. Also pray that as soon as I get back I can watch the Season Premier of Grey's Anatomy that I am missing but DVR-ing! Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers in advance, I can't wait to let you know all about my experience!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Be sure to scroll down and check out a slideshow of Calleigh coloring for the first ime!

Calleigh's Coloring Extravaganza

We sat Calleigh down at the table, taped some sheets of paper down, handed her some crayons and my little doll became Picasso before my very eyes!

Friday, September 18, 2009

He's Here!!!

Jaron Edward Woolsey was born last night, September 17th at 11:01 p.m. He was 7lbs. 10 ozs. and was 20 inches long! He and Mom are both doing fine! Here is a picture of him, what a cutie! I can't wait to go and see him tonight!

Our Anniversary was last night and we had a good time. We had dinner from Mi Pueblo and the Pumpkin Cheese Cake from Sweet Stuff all at home. We ordered everything take out, brought it home and ate in our pajamas! It was a wonderful night! Andrew gave me my present when he got home: It was this wonderful Willow Tree Angel. Just in case you don't know, I collect them and love them so much so this gift meant a lot to me!This one is called "Child of My Heart" It's wonderful!
This weekend is the Holland festival and the Winslow festival. Andrew is from Holland and I am from Winslow(where we also currently reside) and we are going to both festivals. At the Holland festival, Andrew is going to help his dad with the chili cook-off and Calleigh is in the baby photo contest. There are kids games for Calleigh and good BBQ Chicken dinners. Then we are headed to the Winslow festival for the after dark light parade. This is a parade that take place down main street in town and all of the businesses shut off their lights. The town turns off the street lights and different churches, group, and organizations have floats that are decorated with lights. Our church had a float for the first time last year and this year we are planning another. We are going to have the band from our church play and a man dressed as Jesus carry a cross. We are handing out glow in the dark crosses for all of the kids as well as candy and info about our church. It is such a fun thing that not many have heard of and most have a great time!

On a side not, a little over a month ago I got another tattoo, just my second. It's Calleigh's name on my foot:
This picture was taken about 12 hours after I got it so you can tell it is still red and a little puffy, but at least you can see it!

Have a great weekend! Mine is full of festivals, a new baby, church, and my family! Sounds like a good weekend to me!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A New Baby & A Wonderful Anniversary!

A new baby is on his way! Kara, my friend I blogged about yesterday was taken to the hospital last night with contractions. They broke her water this morning and the contractions are getting stronger and stronger and bless her heart she still has not taken any pain all! What a strong woman. Please pray that things are going well for her and we all get the chance to meet Jaron very soon!

Today is our 4th anniversary and we are very excited to spend this evening together! We really do not have many plans, so maybe I can talk Andrew into going somewhere to eat tonight, because I do not feel like cooking. However, for a surprise for Andrew I did have a friend, Stacy who owns Sweet Stuff Bakery, make us a combo of our favorite desserts: Andrew's Pumpkin Pie and My Cheesecake together to make Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake....YUM!! I can't wait to eat that tonight! I have already given Andrew his present from me which was a steering wheel cover and new floor mats that are both camo for his truck. I also got him an IPOD and loaded it with 400 of his favorite songs, mostly older country. Now, I just have to wait until I get home to get my present because he was buying it today on the way home from work. I am excited because I love presents!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and I hope tomorrow to have pictures of little Jaron to post for you all to see how CUTE he is! Keep praying for Kara and Clint! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life is BUSY!!!

In the past few months I have not had a lot of time to post. Some many things in my life are changing and God is doing wonderful things for so many I am close to! My brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law have gotten engaged and will be getting married on July 31. We are very excited for them, we love Nancy and can't wait to have her as a part of our family. When they get married there is a good chance they will move to Nashville and then only be 3 hours away and not 10!

My friend Kara is approaching her due date and we are more than ready to meet her new little boy! Her husband also was just voted in as the new pastor at their church! I am so glad to have them in my life and so glad that God is filling their lives with greatness!

My friend Wini and her husband just moved into a new house and they are also expecting in February! We are in the process of planning her baby shower for December! I love the fact that I am the one planning this event because I am the ultimate planner; I love parties!

Today I came into work and got some more good new that my dear friend and co-worker Lauren got engaged last night and is planning a wedding for February! We are also planning a shower for her........How much do I love to plan parties and showers? THIS MUCH!!!!

I am very blessed to say that tomorrow is Our 4 year anniversary! I am very blessed to be Andrew's wife. Although we did go on a trip in late August for our anniversary and that was our present to each other I did get Andrew a little something, which I will tell you more about tomorrow! I am very blessed to be married to the man I love and who is my best friend! More about that tomorrow though!

Please keep me in your prayers as next Thursday I will be leaving for a religious retreat called A Walk to Emmaus.I will be gone from Thursday night until Sunday night with no communication to Andrew or Calleigh. Pray for God to give me strength......I am a nervous wreck!

We have a lot going on here at work as well. I am in the process of some changes in my office which I promise to tell you about.........just not right now. I can't way too much until I know all of the details but pray that this is my time and doors will open for me! Love you all!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Where have I been?

Guess who's back.....Back again.......Candace's back....Tell a friend!!!

So, after about a 2 week break(give or take a couple of days) I am back to the blog world! Life has been crazy with RD/RA Training, new student move in, student registration, Resident Life days on campus, Andrew's sports events, family events, new babies, sad funerals, and getting to spend a little amount of time together as a family. But life is getting back on track, we are back into the swing of things, and now the blogging is ready to be back on track.

Andrew and I are very excited about Labor day since it means a 3 day weekend! The last weekend in August we celebrated our anniversary (which is not until September 17) but we have no other time! We went to Patti's settlement and had tickets for dinner and a show and then stayed at the hotel in Grand Rivers. I was such a nice getaway and nice to have time for just us(not that we don't love Calleigh, because we love her more than words, but a little adult time was nice too!) The first weekend in September(which would be this weekend) we have no plans but to spend time together this weekend as a family! Next weekend Andrew has a his MAT class on Saturday, on the weekend of our anniversary we are taking some friends out to eat for their daughter's first birthday, and the next weekend I am off to go on a religious retreat called "A Walk to Emmaus" which I am super excited about! We have been very very very busy with sporting events but things are slowing down for us. Fall is our favorite time of year and we are looking forward to many things as they are approaching quicker than we expected.

I have not posted pictures for a while and but I am going to get some new pictures up HOPEFULLY on Tuesday when I get back. We are hoping we can go to the park or to the zoo or somewhere fun with Calleigh this weekend. So, whatever it is we decide to do I will get some new pictures up!

Life has been putting some trials in our paths such as lack of family time and some other things so just as a request from me please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I know that sometimes you have to jump a few hurdles to win the race and we are ready to cross that finish line! Until next week, I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day!