Thursday, July 3, 2008

She's Three

Okay, this is JUST a preview - MANY more pics to be posted this weekend.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Abbey has a lot of special people in her life who love her, and whom she loves. In December, she got to meet several of them, and these two guys very quickly became a copule of her nearest and dearest. Unfortunately, they have had to part ways again, as these boys have headed back to their home in the Far East. There is no doubt that as they miss each each other, their bonds will remain. I am confident that when they meet again after a few years have passed, it'll be as if they had seen each other only yesterday. Until then, we'll do everything we can to write, call, send pictures and videos, and video-conference.

Caleb and Seth, Abbey misses and love you both, and can't wait to see you again!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tomorrow is Abbey's last day in her 2-yr-old preschool class.
When she returns in the fall, she'll be three, and going five days a week.
She had such a great year with all of her friends and her amazing teacher, Mrs. Martinez.
We actually found out today that Mrs. Martinez is retiring - we're so thankful that God saw fit to keep her in her classroom long enough to bless our sweet Abbey. All of Abbey's forthcoming teachers sure have some big shoes to fill; Mrs. Martinez set the bar really high as her first! Mommy took the day off to attend the program, and Daddy slipped away from work.
Grampa, Popi, Tina, and GG also came to watch her sing and "graduate."
Here are some pics of our almost-3-yr-old (we got a video, too, and I'll post it when I have time):

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Yes, it's been forever since I've posted.

Yes, I've been insanely busy wearing the hats of Mommy, Wife, Full-Time Teacher, and Half-time College Student.

Yes, I have (out of necessity) neglected most of my friendships and family relationships - sorry. =(

Yes, I really appreciate your grace in accepting me for who I am, and loving me anyway.

Yes, here are new pics of Miss Abbey Lynn (and her Cauley boys) - enjoy! :)

I'm "It"

I've been blog-tagged by SEVERAL of you, so I'm finally taking my "it" status seriously (since I FINALLY have the time). :)

What was I doing 10 years ago?
I would have JUST graduated from UCF! I was reveling in the fact that I could start reading novels for pleasure and get a real job to pay off my credit card debt (dumb college student)!

5 things on my to do list:
1. Clean the fridge
2. Laundry
3. Clean up clutter downstairs (ya see a pattern?)
4. Write my two final exams
5. Grocery Shop

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Strawberries
2. Trail Mix
3. Veggie Crisps
4. Soy Ice-cream
5. Raw Carrots - okay, I don't really enjoy them, but I enjoy their benefits, so I eat them anyway :)

5 things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
1. Pay off our house, my mom's house, and buy a house for the Cauleys
2. Spend months-at-a-time abroad (Ireland, Italy, China, Australia, Japan, Kenya, etc.)
3. Teach for free on a part-time basis (when Abbey's in preschool - all other time is Mommy time)
4. Give A LOT to people in need - especially to one of my friends
5. Have a personal trainer, dietitian, and chef - basically, hire the right people to help me re-gain my hot body and keep it that way! (... and, of course, I'd have to add #6 - shop for an amazing wardrobe)

5 bad habits:
1. Eating junk food
2. Not exercising enough
3. Spending too much time on the computer
4. Not putting away clean laundry in a timely manner
5. Biting my nails

5 places I have lived:
1. Melbourne
2. UCF - Orlando
3. East Orlando
4. Oviedo
5. Back to Melbourne

5 jobs I've had:
1. Marketing Research Assistant
2. UCF Library Fines and Bills Assistant
3. Media Buying Assistant
4. Educator

I want to know more about (a nice way to say your"tagged")
1. Melissa
2. Amy
3. Winn
4. Carrie
5. Carrie

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


These are two pictures that I took at Wickham Park and then enhanced using Picasa.
I think they're beautiful, as they show Abbey's angelic side. :)

Long Time Coming

Okay, so I decided it has been WAY too long since I last updated. Here are a few newer pictures of Abbey (and a cameo or two of her "twin" cousin, Seth,) wearing her favorite Chinese outfits. Enjoy! :)