Friedman Fam Update

So many of you have been concerned about Gannon. Thursday (2 days ago) was the very first day he DIDN’T THROW UP!

JUST IN TIME FOR CRAIG AND CARVER AND I to CATCH HIS STOMACH FLU! UGH! We were all laying around feeling crappy and Gannon is so happy and giggly and bouncing off the walls.

As soon as Craig came home the other night the boys swarmed him wanting to know everything about his day as he took his boots and overalls off. It was so cute!

We watched my mom’s new puppy Rosie the other day for a few hours. She is CUTE but she is a HANDFUL! Betsy (our beagle) is NOT a fan and as you can see, even Carver needed a break and couldn’t match her energy. If you sit on the floor at all she is all over you!

Where one boy goes, the other follows. These two are interacting and playing together more and more every day. Carver is still just a little too aggressive with his love for Gannon. Gannon will take toys and Carver will knock him down. He doesn’t understand he is just a baby and doesn’t know any better. *sigh* someday maybe they will get along!

Carver is OBSESSED with farming. Here he is playing “implement” and lining up all of his equipment he has for sale. Two seconds later (after this picture) Gannon goes in for the combine and they start fighting again…

Craig and I are trying to make time together a priority. Several mornings we get up early before the boys and have a nice chat while he gets ready for work which I’ve loved. I’m kicking him out of the house this weekend to go hang out with a friend back home.

I snapped this picture so I could blog about our mornings together. He is in the middle of asking “why are you taking my picture?” HA!

I’m so proud of Craig. He is down to 1-2 cigarettes a DAY! That is cut all the way back from 1-2 PACKS a day! He attributes his success to his recent career change. He says his new job is far less stressful and only has a 3 minute commute and less time to smoke! However his sweet tooth is OUT OF CONTROL. With less smoking he hardly drinks alcohol at all anymore. He drinks an insane amount of Ruby Red Squirt but hey! We are getting there!

I got to hang out with Georgia and Gannon the other night! We call them the cousin twins – born one week apart!

Well friends, that was our past week! You’re reading this on a Saturday which means I have Sunday off from blog land! If you need to catch up on this past week’s blog posts, check them out here! Let me know in the comments which one was your favorite!

See you all Monday morning at 0530!



  1. Carolyn Sullivan
    January 11, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    Congrats on the decrease in smoking! and the boys are adorable.

  2. Donna
    January 11, 2020 / 12:41 pm

    Congrats to Craig – what a breakthrough!
    So glad Gannon is feeling better!

  3. Ellie
    January 11, 2020 / 1:09 pm

    So happy to hear about Craig’s smoking improvement! That s wonderful. I enjoyed hearing about your toy room but most of the pictures were missing. Sounds like a good plan for the boys. I’m delighted they are beginning to play together. They need to be close friends. A beautiful family!

  4. pam
    January 11, 2020 / 2:55 pm

    Congrats on the non smoking. Great job! I wish we could get Ruby Red Squirt here in Illinois. I don’t know why it isn’t available everywhere. I miss it. Is there a way for me to make the font darker when typing my comment? I am having a hard time reading this light print. Pam

  5. Marty
    January 11, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    What a great post! Really happy that Gannon is well again. Sorry the rest of you caught his bug, but good news about Craig. All your photos just put a smile on my face! Thank you for letting us in for a moment to enjoy your family.

  6. January 12, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    I’m enjoying all of your posts! So many different topics – I love hearing about your family and your nursing career – you’ve had posts with great information and food for thought. You are an excellent writer!

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