Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!! It seems to have come too fast most days. We have so many things to be thankful for this year. We're so thankful for each other and the joy and love that we share. Eric and I are so thankful for Tayeson and for everything that he teaches us each and every day. We're grateful for wonderful friends and family and for all of the love and support that they give us. We're truly blessed to have a warm home and food to eat. We are also very grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His atoning sacrifice and the opportunity it allows us to be together forever. We owe all of our wonderful blessings to our loving Heavenly Father who always seems to know what's best. We hope that you all have as many things to be thankful for this Holiday Season.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This morning Tayeson kept begging to call Marlee. When we were finally able to get her on the phone T was so excited. It was soooo sweet!!! He has never asked to call his friends before. Here is a little clip of their conversation. I don't know what T would do without Marlee.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 11:00 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
While eating dinner tonight T just dove, literally, right into his rice!!! He started making pig noises as he gobbled his rice up. Seriously, he has seen A Christmas Story once in his life and this is what he got from it!!!
He thought he was so funny!
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 6:07 PM
So for about a month now T has been telling us that he wants to ride on the gray airplane. This was in response to us telling him that we're going to spend Christmas with our families out west this year. This was obviously a mistake on our part. Every time we tell him to put on his shoes and coat he assumes that we're going on the airplane. Since Christmas is obviously not coming fast enough for him, we made this chain so that he can see how much longer he has until we leave. It has helped some, but he still constantly lets us know that he wants to go on the gray airplane to see the Grandpas and Grandmas and Uncle Tommy, Uncle Brett, Uncle Ryan, and Uncle "Trabis" (in this exact order). Yes, he does have aunts, but none of them have made it out to see him so far. I guess, in his mind, this excludes them?
Can you tell he's excited that it's getting shorter?
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 5:45 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yes, we already put up our Christmas tree. I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn't even over. But I figured that since we are traveling for the first time this holiday season and since I have been listening to Christmas music for the past month that I should get to put my tree up early and enjoy it while I can. Plus, T wouldn't quit bugging me about it.
T was so excited to finally put the tree up. He did such a good job clustering the ornaments on one section of the tree. :)
And here is the finished product. Not too bad. May I say I love that shatter proof ornaments have come such a long way!!! (Kay, I hope that this helps your plight some.)
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 8:33 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Yesterday we found $5 tickets to go see the 76ers play the Oklahoma Thunder. We went with one of our good friends and we all had a great time. It was surprisingly kid friendly and T absolutely loved it. We even won 110-85.
T intently watching the game. He was even brave enough to get the basketball painted on his face. The problem was he wouldn't wash it off for church so....
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 7:38 PM
November is National Adoption Month and I just wanted to share my support and testimony of adoption. I know that adoption has amazing benefits for all involved. It allows children to grow up in a loving, two-parent home where their needs will be met, it allows their birthmother the opportunity to complete her education and have the opportunity to provide her future children with a better life, and it also allows adoptive parents to fulfill their dream of having a family. In honor of National Adoption Month I thought I would share the names of some famous people who were adopted. I think some of these may surprise you.
Charlotte Ann Lopez-Miss Teen USA 1993
Crazy Horse-Lakota War Chief
Daunte Culpepper-Football Player
Dave Thomas-Founder of Wendy's
D.M.C.-Hip Hop Artist
Edgar Allen Poe-Poet & Writer
Eleanor Roosevelt-First Lady
Faith Daniels- News Anchor
Faith Hill-Country Singer
George Washington Carver-Inventor
Jean Jacques Rousseau-Philosopher
Langston Hughes-Poet & Writer
Larry Ellison-Chief Executive of Oracle
Lynette Cole-Miss USA 2000
Malcolm X-Civil Rights Leader
Michael Reagan-Author & Talk Show Host
Nancy Reagan-First Lady
Nat King Cole-Singer
Peter & Kitty Carruthers-Figure Skaters
President Gerald Ford-Politician
President William Clinton-Politician
Reno-Performance Artist & Comedian
Scott Hamilton-Figure Skater
Steve Jobs-Co-Founder of the Apple Computer
Tim Green-Football Player & Commentator
Tim McGraw-Country Singer
Thomas Monaghan-Founder of Domino's Pizza
And here is a quick list of some that have placed a child for adoption:
Hank Williams, Sr.-Country Music Legend
We're so excited to bring another child into our family through adoption. We really need everyone's help to spread the word. If you know of anyone who is pregnant and considering adoption please feel free to share our information with them. We know that our birthmother is out there somewhere and we would love for you to be a part of bringing our family together.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 5:31 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I have done the things in red.
1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run . 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie or on a TV show 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt. 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee
Alright everyone it's your turn. Let's see what you've done. I want all of the dirty little secrets. I know some of you have done #26. :)
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 11:02 AM
After hearing the score of the BSU vs Utah State game (it was 49-14 in case you were wondering) I was reminded why I love BSU football so much. They are such an amazing team that never cease to amaze. Let us not forget the fabulous 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Oh, and did I mention that we're currently undefeated and ranked #9 in the BCS standings? I say it's time to get rid of the BCS system and let the Broncos show everyone what they're capable of!!!
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 10:49 AM
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wow! I can't believe its been six years!!! Time has just flown by. Who knew that six years would find us here in Philly completing PA school with our sweet four-year-old and anxiously waiting for another one!!! It has been a great six years and I am looking forward to seeing what the next six will hold for us. Here are a few pics of us six years ago.
I bet you're wondering why everything is so pretty and green if we were married in November aren't you? Well, since November rarely provides much in the way of beautiful scenery in Idaho, we had our pics taken in August. That is definitely one decision I'm glad we made.
And here we are six years later and still going strong. I love you Eric and I can't wait to grow old with you (although Eric is already old).
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 2:38 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Yesterday was Eric's birthday. I just wanted to say how thankful I am for him. He is such a wonderful husband and an amazing, loving father. I love to see T's face light up when he comes home each day. I am so thankful for all of the hard work he does for our family. I'm so excited to be able to grow old with him (not that I'm ready to be old yet). Thank you Daddy and we love you so much.
With all of those candles to blow out, Daddy enlisted T's help.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 6:02 PM
While we were at H&M the other day T started break dancing in the middle of the aisle. I'm pretty sure that he has never seen anyone break dance before, but he was totally going for it. Everyone in the store was totally cracking up. He is such a goofball. We were able to catch him breaking to music from his Thomas the Train book on Sunday. Check it out.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 2:06 PM
We went trick or treating with a group of our good friends and their kids. We had a great time watching the kids load up on candy. Philly is the best for trick or treating because it is made up of row homes so there are a million homes on each block. Additionally, everyone that is handing out candy sits out on their front porch so the kids don't have to knock or wait. All of this makes for some serious candy. We had a great time taking T around and topped the night off by watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Aren't they so cute?
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 1:59 PM