Sunday, September 28, 2014

We Had A Baby!

In the past year we have had a baby boy! We named him Colby Stinger Carpenter.

It was a whirl wind with Dan being cut from the Miami Dolphins 3 days after my due date. We held off teams and a new job until Colby was born. 5 days later Colby was born. The next morning Dan left. He went to Arizona, NY, and then landed in Buffalo. We joined him 2 weeks later.

 Colby Newborn

Colby 1 1/2 weeks

 Colby Newborn

We enjoyed our season in Buffalo, and traveled back to South Florida in the off season where our belongings were. We waited to see where we would go next, come free agency.

Colby 6 months with Mommy

Colby 6 months with Daddy

Colby 6 months with Mommy and Daddy, Kaela and Dan Carpenter

The opportunity arose to stay in Buffalo and we jumped on it. Colby is now 1. We are enjoying our new life with the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Community.

Colby 1 yr

Colby 1 yr

Colby 1 yr

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Buffalo Bills Thanksgiving Blitz!

Thanksgiving 2013 is upon us! This year, Dan and I, along with other Buffalo Bills players and wives, donated, shopped, and gave away 600 Thanksgiving Meals to those in need.

Each family received a Thanksgiving meal of:

1 Turkey
Dinner Rolls
White Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Tea
Fruit Punch

Couple of the guys

Family Photo - Staying Warm

Colby wasn't much help.

Here is a video clip from the event.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

40 Students and Dolphins at Monster Mini Golf

Last week, Dan and I along with some of his teammates and other members of the MDWO took 40 students mini golfing at Monster Mini Golf in Miriam to celebrate the end of their school year. The majority of the kids had never golfed so it was fun teaching them the basics....(which is about all I know. The basics) 

Dan and I had 3 little guys in our group. They were full of energy, smiles, and great dance moves. Two of our three had never golfed, and none of them had ever been to Monster Mini Golf. The glow in the dark course was a TON of fun to play on.  We all had a great time.

 Group photo at the end. Courtesy of the Dolphins.

 Pic I took with my phone of Dan practicing before the kids came. 
Isn't, the glow in the dark course awesome!?!?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dan and Teammates Take Over Dave and Buster's

On May 14, 2013, Dan and his teammates took over Dave and Buster's with local elementary students for a day of fun and a little education.

Video Link and Article
Click HERE

Photo Courtesy of Miami Dolphins

Photo Gallery
Click HERE

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Prom To Remember 2013

A Prom To Remember 2013 was a success!

This Prom for teens with Cancer is one of Dan and My favorite events of the year! Dan gets to escort the girls down the red carpet and I cheer them them on as loudly as I possibly can.

Always a very fun night!

Check out the photo galleries and related article links below.

Miami Dolphins Photo Gallery Link
Click HERE

Miami Dolphins article and Finsiders video link
Click HERE

Prom To Remember 2012 write up link
Click HERE

Monday, April 29, 2013

NBC6 Powerful Kid Care Production

Check it out! Cookin' and Kickin' was recently on NBC6!

Many kids fend for themselves when it comes to after school snacks. Some parents are still at work, while others are just too busy with other chores to deal with snack time. That leaves kids to reach for the "easy" snacks which are almost always packed with sugar, salt, and added fat that isn't needed.

Dan and I recently teamed up with Broward Health and Fields Fit Fest to produce  Powerful Kid Care. During this 30 minute segment, Dan and I shared a few fast, easy, and HEALTHY after school snacks that kids can make for themselves!

Also on this segment, is great advice from the professionals at Broward Health and Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Fields Fit Fest is also promoted by the founders, Katie and Brandon Fields. Fields Fit Fests are now being held in South Florida. If you think your child may be interested, visit or Fields Fit Fest on Facebook to find out when and where the next free camp will take place.

Dan and My portion of the program starts at 10:42.
For the full recipes and instructions of the recipes we made, click the links below the video clip.

Green Monster Smoothie
Mini Snack Pizza
Healthy Peanut Butter Dip

Friday, March 22, 2013

Flying Kites With Greynolds Park Elementary

This last Wednesday afternoon, Dan and I, along with a few other members of the Dolphin Family met with 50 students from Greynolds Park Elementary School at Haulover Park to fly some kites. The kids had fun, and the tab was picked up by the Dolphins. The kids got to pick out and keep their kite, and enjoyed lunch and ice cream after their time flying. 

Below are a few pics I took, and at the end of the post is a link to the Miami Dolphins article on the event, along with a short video and photo gallery link.

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

 This little guy got the hang of it really fast.

Dan helping this little chic out.

It's in the air! Time to smile!
(This was also our first time debuting "the bump" to our Dolphin family.)

 Now she's got it!

Ready! 1, 2, 3!

Miami Dolphins Article, Video, and Gallery click HERE.