Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Snow Days this Winter

We had several snow days in McMinnville this winter but it was only a dusting to 2 inches. Courtlyn and I turned the Dry-lock metal decking into an ice skating rink after shoveling and packing the snow. We also enjoyed making Carrigan a snowball and drinking coffee !!!

Ringling Circus in Nashville

Tara, Courtlyn , and I went the the big-time Ringling Brothers Circus in Nashville in late January. We had a great time time and Courtlyn really loved her icee cup and also all the elephants and tigers !!!

Carrigan @ 2 months !!!

Here are some pics of Carrigan Klark Collins at 2 months. Look at that sweet lilttle smile already !!! Love, Daddy, Mommy, and CC1

Merry Christmas Pics!

Merry Christmas

Santa visited the CKC's at our Villa in McMinnville and then we went to Decatur to visit Papa, Nana, Pops, and Dede in Decatur for more Christmas family gatherings. Courtlyn loved her chalk/marker board and bicycle that Santa delivered and Carrigan got some much needed baby outfits !!!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Celebration at the Collins Villa in McMinnville with the Shannon Family ! Carrigan was only a fresh 2 weeks old on Turkey Day !

Thursday, November 15, 2007


As all of the family knows, our little angel "Carrigan Klark Collins" was born on November 13, 2007 at 10:47pm at MTMC in Murfreesboro, TN. She weighed a wopping 8 lbs. 12 oz and 19 inches long with a head full of dark brown hair like her Mommy. Oh, we sure were exhausted since we got very limited sleep on the big night! We did not move into our regular room until 1:30am and had constant visits from RN's until 3:30am. Our 1st full day with Carrigan went fabulous at the hospital and there were no complications with mommy and baby as before with Courtlyn. Oh was Courtlyn fascinated with her new little sister and loved holding her in bed with Mommy. She was also inquisitive about Carrigan's little umbilical cord and asked Mommy "Is there another baby in your belly?" Nana and I went shopping for a few hours to let Mommy rest some and to shower her and the baby with gifts. The 2nd night at the hospital was much more restful and Mommy was able to get Carrigan on a regular feeding schedule. After Carrigan had her pictures taken by the hospital photographer, we departed the hospital on our way to the Bistro Villa. -Kirk-