Friday, August 21, 2015

The one with the anniversary....

Today we celebrate our five year anniversary, which is peanuts compared to my own grandparents who share the same day. Five years ago, I stood before God, my family and my friends and I stood next to Josh, promising to love him through richer and poorer and in sickness and in health. I remember that day with so many emotions. Thank goodness for waterproof mascara. And if you were at the wedding, there was a moment in time that was completely silent, except for the sniffles. I think everyone was in tears. I myself, remember crying a ton, laughing a lot and dancing even more. I don’t think there was a foot in that ballroom that didn’t make it to the dance floor. It was such a great day and looking back it seemed to have happened way too quickly. Josh and I were just talking about it the other night, wanting to do it all over again. We spent so much time and money getting ready for the big day, and when we blinked we are five years later, two children later, two cities and houses later. But we couldn’t be in a better place. I must say we have had a ton of happiness, changes, stresses, sadness, laughs and cries…. But there is no other person on this planet that I would rather wake up next to. With him I am safe. I am genuinely happy. I feel loved. And with Cooper and Addison, I feel like our family is complete. I couldn't ask for more and I don't think I can be any happier. Happy Anniversary to my better half (but we know who is better looking, right!?) Cheers to many more years of living the dream and loving life together.


Monday, August 17, 2015

The one with my little secret...

SHHHHHHHH!!! Don't tell- but this is kind of embarrassing but my favorite fast food restaurant is White Castle. And if you live in Florida, like me, the only White Castles you can get are in your local grocery’s freezer section. So when we were in Ohio a few months ago, we were on our way home from a long day at the zoo, I was taking a small cat nap in the front seat. I woke up to Josh slamming on breaks and doing a hard right turn. Instinct of course sets in, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING? I look right and saw those lights beaming over White Castle. It was like heavens gates opened and were shinning down. I was grinning ear to ear. I know it sounds so ridiculous, but those hot fresh little squares are AMAZING (and no I am NOT pregnant). I just really really like White Castle. So, we ordered and I savored it. And in between bites, I kept telling Josh how amazing and thoughtful he was. I know, its embarrassing, I even have pictures to prove it. I don’t often right about just me, so boom- there it is. I’m in love with White Castle. The crave is a powerful thing...


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The one with the TRUE stay at home mom....

Josh keeps reminding me, Allie you haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Well the truth is, once we got back from Ohio, I was slightly disabled. True story. I cut two fingers on my left hand with hedge trimmers at Jeff and Deanna’s on vacation. I know what you are thinking…. What was I doing yard work on vacation for. Well Jeff is only home a few weeks at a time, the kids were cool and hanging out with Deanna and Josh and I decided we would help out a little bit. Apparently that was God telling me to relax for a little bit. Anyway, I would up in the ER. My fingers were too serrated for stiches, so they glued me up. I have never been more close to passing out before than that day. Thank goodness for Deanna squeezing my other hand, telling me to breath. I saw stars and thought I was lights out. She saved me. Anyway, long story short… I was out of commission for several weeks using only my left hand. It was difficult getting myself dressed let alone the kids. Thank goodness I am passed that and healed. So back to our Ohio trip, Cooper was in hog heaven up on the farm. He woke up every morning ready to help Papa Jeff. Cooper loved riding a real tractor and feeding the horses. Cooper's favorite horse was Sunny. Naturally he was from Florida. Addison was more into the barn cat than anything, although she did like feeding the horses too! She is the crazy cat kid. Obsessed. Cooper is ready for his solo summer trip for sure. He'd be a great farm boy. He loves the outdoor life and yard stuff!

True Cowboy

Columbus Zoo

How cool is this?!!!

So, what the heck have the McCarty’s been up to?? Well, as usual we’ve been beaching it and swimming tons. Addison can now swim on her own. Both are kids are swimmie free! Its so cool to see. They are both like fish. I am hoping they both get into swimming as a sport. Amongst other things. Cooper starts baseball next month, we will get Addison into soccer first. (Her Daddy doesn’t think Cheerleading is a sport, so I’ll start with gymnastics and ease him in!) They BOTH start school this month. Can you believe it, Cooper is in preschool! Which means he starts Kindergarten next year. Time flies fast with kids.

Happy 4th!


I was “laid” off at CAT last month (the job I have been at forever). I was on contract since I came back after Addison so I was easily expendable under tough times. All is good, because Josh is crushing it at his new job. He is really kicking butt these last few weeks. I couldn’t be more proud and blessed to have such a hard working husband who gives me the freedom to stay at home and raise our kiddos. While some days may be tough and force me to watch the clock tick to 5:00, I am reminded daily of how fortunate I am to stay at home with these guys. I thought I was ready to go back to work, I even had several interviews, but the more I thought about missing parades and holiday lunches at the kids school, I was saddened. I have the rest of my life to work, why would I give up these few shorts years when my kids actually want to be seen with me. So you know what??? I am embracing it. Sometimes I may have kalua in my coffee just to get me through the morning and some mornings I run of straight adrenaline. Either way, I am thankful for my hardworking husband!