My Life

Best Year Ever.

I think this is the longest blog break I’ve had in a few years!
It was nice to spend time with family for a while and I really enjoyed some time to get recharged (even though the last half was spent with a kidney infection, those are no picnic by the way) but I’ve really missed you guys!

I’ve been spending some of that time getting organized, REALLY organized and preparing for the BEST YEAR EVER and I felt like I couldn’t really finish Β doing that without hearing what your thoughts are.

I tried to make this little quiz pretty short and kind of fun so if you have a little extra time, I’d love to hear your opinions!

Also, I just adore this video so much I couldn’t help but want to share it with you guys.
There was a time when I couldn’t imagine dating because I didn’t think there was a way for me to find someone who loved Christian as much as I do…

I’ve never been more wrong.


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    January 3, 2014 at 3:53 am

    “You’re my sweetheart” – so cute!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:06 am

    So so adorable! What a loving boy you have β™₯ Hope your kidney infection is all better now.

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:14 am

    That video is so fantastic.

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I looove the video!!!!! I have to remember to do this next year (my daughter is 2).

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Wow, cute video! What a great idea πŸ™‚

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I just cried. CUTEST ever!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Best internet video I’ve watched in awhile! My mom was once in your position with me. My dad is definitely my sweetheart, too! Good job, Cara. You’re a great mom!

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      January 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Mine too!!! Love my dad and my mom for picking him πŸ™‚ that was adorable!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Very sweet!!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:41 am

    I just died! LOVE LOVE LOVE that video! So will ‘Sweetheart’!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Christian and Gus are so lovely πŸ™‚ You are lucky to have a such a nice family.. God bless all of you πŸ˜‰

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    Cara D
    January 3, 2014 at 4:42 am

    The video is so adorable. I bet your husband LOVED it!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Yup. Tears! Awesome kid, must have amazing parents!

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Sitting in my office overlooking the Duke Chapel. Shocked to see a Blue Devil shirt all the way out in Utah! Christian is precious and very lucky to have a “sweetheart” Dad!

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    Lisa Scott Provost
    January 3, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Ohmahgoonniss. That baby of yours is just so rad! He’s my sweetheart a little bit today.

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Ahhhh…I die!!! I love that he calls his daddy his sweetheart.

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:30 am

    So adorable! Brought tears to my eyes. I’m in the same situation with my little girls daddy. Was so scared to date for a while but I’m so glad I did.
    Couldn’t have hand picked a better dad
    Love this

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    Tammy Stailey
    January 3, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Oh, my Cara, I’m so glad that you found someone so wonderful for the both of you! I can’t believe how big he is getting. Congrats on such a FANTABULOUS 2013 and here’s to 2014!

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I can’t believe how cute Christian is!!! πŸ™‚

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    So cute this video!!!
    Happy new year!!
    Passa a trovarmi VeryFP

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:54 am

    Not fair to make me cry before 8 AM πŸ™‚
    So sweet

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:54 am

    This video is so sweet! I find it so refreshing that your son is so close with your husband – I feel so many people in blended families do not make being a cohesive family unit a priority (whether you’re blood related or not) – just look at the love they’re missing out on!

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    Karen Jerread
    January 3, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Be still my heart! What a wonderful gift of love.

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    January 3, 2014 at 6:15 am

    You are blessed!

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    January 3, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Christian’s a Babe!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Love it!!! Will be doing this w my grand kids.

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    January 3, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Enjoy him while you can cause they grow up sooooo fast! Cute video!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:07 am

    What a sweet video! <3

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    Rebecca Palmer
    January 3, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Absolutely love the video… so cute!! Christian is such a handsome little man!! πŸ™‚

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:13 am

    absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing

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    Adriana Lucija
    January 3, 2014 at 7:14 am

    “I belong to you, you belong to me, you’re my sweetheart” it is THEIR song!!!

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    Rachel Petersen
    January 3, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Such a precious little boy! You should keep that video to show him when he becomes a dad!

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Oh my gosh, that child! He is so adorable. I just want to squeeze his cheeks. I took your quiz/feedback!

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    Charlene Maugeri
    January 3, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Oh my goodness! That video is the best! Please post more of your sweet kid. He is the cutest!

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Tears a flowing! So precious!

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    MJ Rez
    January 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

    He is so cute πŸ™‚ just shows how much he knows that his parents love him! The quiz was great, ejoyed taking it!

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:46 am

    How adorable is he?! Your hubby is a lucky guy!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Love how he blows kisses! So cute. And he totally blows after to make sure it gets to you. OMG I could gobble him up! Thanks for sharing!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:02 am

    That video is the cutest, sweetest thing ever! Oh my gosh, my heart just melted!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Awwww, that is so sweet!! I think it’s time for another baby! πŸ™‚

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    Rachel White Pennell
    January 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    That is the sweetest video ever! I died watching it. I wish I would have done that when my kids were younger. Love it!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Your my sweetheart.

    So sweet!!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Your little man is adorable! Loved the video!
    Hope you’re feeling better now.

    Happy New Year!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    That was the most beautiful this I’ve ever watched knowing your story! What a great little man you have, and obviously a great husband! I died at the Gus part, what a ham!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

    …made me tear up! Great video!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 8:46 am


    That was so sweet! You’re son is adorable!
    Sounds like he had a pretty cool daddy πŸ™‚ (and we all know a pretty cool mommy!)

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    Kylie Pope
    January 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Your son is adorable! What a great video!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:09 am

    your husband was meant to be this little boys father, no question!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Tears! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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    Tristan B.
    January 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

    This brought tears to my eyes! It was the sweetest video ever, I am so happy for all of you that you have great love in your lives:)

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    Lilly F
    January 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

    omg that made me tear up πŸ™‚

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Awww that is so sweet!! Your little guy is adorable!

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    January 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

    “Thank you for being my dad. your my sweetheart”. tissue please!! here come the tears. precious! Dad cant get a better holiday gift than that video! Bless you all!

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    January 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Very special moments! I’m sure his daddy appreciates the video. How sweet…

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    Brittany Debity Barker
    January 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

    He’s a doll!! 1) What camera do you have? 2) I think he meant to wear a UNC-CH Heels shirt. Whoops! πŸ˜‰

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    January 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Christian is precious and made me CRY! What a treasure he is! πŸ™‚

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    January 3, 2014 at 11:57 am

    So so sweet….it’s amazing what God has in store for us when we don’t even know it…..his name “Christian” is too perfect! God bless you and your sweethearts!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the happy tears!

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    January 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Hey is so precious, and every time he say “You’re my sweetheart.” I lost it with happy tears!

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    January 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    That was so adorable!

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    Deborah Sacchi
    January 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    That is a priceless video! It must make your husband feel so good..He is a wonderful man! Obviously he has made your son feel so loved!

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    January 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    What a loving video …. so thoughtful and heartwarming. Simply awesome. πŸ˜‰

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    January 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Wow he looks just like you in that video!

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    Ann K
    January 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Oh those curls and big brown eyes and little baby teeth, just killer. Brought unexpected tears to my eyes. What a beautiful family, bless you all.

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    January 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I cried!!!!!!

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    Laurence King
    January 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    This is the cutest video, Cara! Thank you for sharing.

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    Dani Arbuckle
    January 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    OH MY!!! That is the best thing I’ve seen!!! So darling!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Adorable!!!! Such a blessing to have a wonderful Daddy!!!!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    What a cutie!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Your cutie pie is so adorable!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    The video is an absolute treasure! What a sweet little boy you have!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    What a sweetheart he is!

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    January 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Okay, that brought on the ugly cry. What a precious boy. No strings, no conditions, just love and joy,

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    That was so sweet!

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing the video. It’s a piece of your life πŸ™‚ God has a way of sending us miracles in people. So glad that you’ve found your forever person.

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    January 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    As a young single mother, one of my biggest concerns is also finding someone who loves my girls as much as I do. And, the older they get the more difficult it seems to be. You would be surprised how many men I have came across who want you, but not the package deal you come with. This has always puzzled me. I can’t imagine loving someone and not loving the most important part of their lives; their children. I would love my partner’s children, if not for who they are as individuals, but merely because they are part of him… Your little man’s adoration and love is everything I hope we will find someday…We are looking for our sweetheart!

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    Heather Michelle Shelton
    January 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I saw the Duke shirt and had to watch! So adorable!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    This is so sweet it definitely made me cry!!!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Christian is beautiful, inside and out. Wonderful video. Thank you for sharing.

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    January 4, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Thanks so much for sharing!! How blessed you both are that you found the perfect Daddy. It made me cry.

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    January 4, 2014 at 7:07 am

    That video is a tear jerker! In a good way πŸ™‚ Blessings to all of you in this new year!

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    January 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

    That was precious. Wow. Loved it.

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    January 4, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Total melt-worthy video. <3

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    January 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

    love love love it. Enjoy that little darling and hope you stay well now Cara.

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    January 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I don’t know if it’s because I have PMS but I just got SO emotional watching that video clip. That is the best gift any dad could ever ask for. What a beautiful thing to capture <3

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    January 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Crying! Wow, that is so cute!!!!

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    January 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    awww the cutest thing ever!!!
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    January 5, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Oh he’s just adorable! πŸ™‚

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    January 5, 2014 at 2:31 am

    So sweet, and adorable little guy. This made my morning!

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    January 5, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Such a sweet video – (well, other than the Duke shirt…Go Heels!) πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing!

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    January 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    That video was the cutest thing ever – and I would LOVE to see the answers to the quiz!

    Sparkles and Shoes

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    McKenzie Spafford
    January 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I think I may have just possibly melted! “You’re My Sweetheart.” Cutest thing ever!

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    January 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Oh my goodness!!! I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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    January 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    LOVE that he calls him his “sweetheart”!!! SO precious!!

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    January 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Ohhhh my gosh 1:36-1:40 I completely lost it. Cutest little boy ever!

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    January 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Awwwww! I hope his Daddy gushed at this video for Christmas!

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    January 8, 2014 at 10:03 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! 3 year olds are the best; so honest and loving. You must have so much fun with him.

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    January 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    So sweet!

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    renee b.
    January 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

    First off that is one of the most heart felt video of your son. What is mind blowing is how he uses his words with such expression. The sweetheart melts anyone’s heart! Love it! Also for your worth what a wonderful mother obviously to have a child use those loving words so freely and can express shows the kind of mother you have raised him to be. But also must be others raise him well as well in his life! What a positive loving video for this new year! Thanks! Renee

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    January 10, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Just realised I half-finished one of the questions on the survey! Whoops!

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    January 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

    He is so adorable and sweet! That video was the cutest! I hope I have a little boy like that someday!

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