Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lynden & Best Friends

Me, Randi & Luca, Jess & Gavin, Julie and the new mom-to-be Court with my baby boy Jax.
We made the trip over to Lynden for the weekend for Court's babyshower. It was so much fun getting together, all 5 of us lived together in a big house in college and we have some of the best memories together. Now we all are married, living in different parts of the state and as of next month all of us will have at least one child. Between the 5 of us we have 8 boys and Court will add the first baby girl due on my birthday next month. Once Court's little girl is born we will all have had a baby within 9 months of each other (Jax Pemberton, Kyler Price, Luca Butorac, Gavin Chase & Baby Girl Stacy). I guess you could say we have been a busy group this last year, though I am not sure our husband's would agree.:)

Randi & Luca(2.5 months) and Jess & Gavin (2 months)

Lots of mommies feeding lots of babies.
 I am sure if some random person walked into Julie's house this weekend they would have been weirded out by us. Luckily, our husbands are all so used to it they just work around us!

We all stayed at Julie and Chris's which meant 10 adults and 8 kids in one house. We all just tried to sleep where we could find space. Dave found the couch and slept through the 5am chaos too!

Early mornings are the new norm but that just gives all of us girls more time to catch up!

The boys spent lots of time trying to do there favorite activities (cards, basketball and fun games) but had to work around the kids. I am sure they sometimes wish it could be more like old times before kids but they are good about helping us out and always seem to have a great time too.

Jax, Randi and Luca.

Wyatt and Colt

Gavin and Kyler

Boys being Boys!
I can't believe how great all these kids did together all weekend. I honestly can't remember them fighting once (at least no big blow out fights). They had some little arguments over playing with toys but for the most part they ran around the house chasing each other, playing with toys and just being boys. It made it enjoyable not to have to worry about them fighting or someone hurting someone else.




Court & baby girl

These pictures of Colt and Crew cracked me up.
They had the funniest breakfast conversation the morning before we left. I can't remember all of it but it went something like this:
Crew: Jesus is in my heart
Colt: No He's not He's in the ceiling (pointing up)
Crew: No Jesus is in my heart (pointing to his heart)
Colt: (looks at Dave) is he?
Dave: yea Jesus is in your heart
Colt: but he's in the celing too right?
Shane: Wow this is deep conversation for a 2 & 3 year old.
Anyway, I know that wasn't exactly how it went but that was pretty close. It was funny and got everyone laughing. Dave and I are so lucky to have such a great group of friends. I just wish we all lived closer but it is great to get together and enjoy each others company and be able to stay in one house and not go crazy with each other. I miss all of these girls like crazy all year long and look forward to our gatherings every couple months.


Erin said...

How wonderful to have a close group of friends like this! Its awesome that you all are having babies at the same time too! Looks like you had a great time,very special! Im envious:)

Michelle said...

Oh Carolyn, I thoroughly enjoyed this post. What a wonderful group of men and women. It makes me so hopeful for the children of this next generation. Keep being the great mommy that you are! (I know you will...just remember that does include freaking out, now and then BUT ALWAYS running!)

McP Family said...

I can't belive how Big Colt is looking. I think it is great that you have such a great group of friends where you can all live different lives but come together. Thanks for the pics.

Conlin Family said...

Carolyn, just catching up on your life! It looks like you had such a great time with all your friends and makes me wish I had close friends like that.:) Your boys are getting so big and still cute as ever!! I always have such a good feeling when reading your blog; you are so uplifting and I always enjoy reading what you have to say. Take Care!