June 20, 2009

the best part...

my favorite & only reason i like living at the apartment is getting these:
everytime we walk out the door both my boys pick me a flower.


simply the best part!

June 14, 2009

let me explain...

the last post i wrote that i would be writing less to spend time with my family. little did i know how i would be made to do that!

our temporary living (the apartment in tulsa) doesn't have internet. it really
stinks!  to be honest - i hate it! there is just no reason to get it when we will be moving to our house at the end of the summer. the nice guy i married let's me go to panera bread every couple of days to get my fix on their free wifi :)

that's just the way it is & i will have to deal with it.... unfortunately. so my blogs will be very few until we move & no pictures.

stink. again.

we moved to tulsa (a week ago) 

we had a rough start... dirty apartment & i mean
gross dirty. hair in the bathrooms, stains on the comforters, dog hair, all the drawers & closets needed to be wiped down, the pans in the kitchen had looked used & i'm not sure they were washed... ever.

when we signed up for the furnished apartment this is not what i was thinking. i wanted to move in & have no signs of no one living there. it really grossed me out. (((i still does))) it really made me upset that i was paying them all this money & i had to come in & clean the whole thing before trying to get settled.

that same night at bedtime b started crying saying, "i want to go home" i was trying to comfort him by telling him this is our new home, we live in tulsa now but by the end i was crying along with him.

saturday was a little better. we stocked up on food & new towels (((no way was i going to use the ones there!))) that night we meet up with friends & played at the park. just hanging out, cool weather... nice & relaxing.

sunday was even better! didn't have to be at church until 10:45, didn't have to sit on the front row, no responsibilities. i little weird but it was a nice change. good service & then lunch with friends.

me & the boys are staying busy with swimming, library trips, getting lost figuring out the new town (((it would help if i could figure out how to use the GPS he bought!))), free movie, free bowling, spray grounds, free concert. (((do you get the theme... FREE!!!))) 

it didn't start out how i thought i would but by the end of the first week its all good. i like tulsa more & more. chad likes tulsa & the boys, well they like anywhere if they are getting to have fun!

i know, i know, i know we are suppost to be here & that gives me peace & makes me like this new city even more. we are in God's perfect will.

June 3, 2009

summer, summer time...

summer is here...
  • moving to a new town
  • swimming
  • taking the boys to the park
  • meeting new people
  • vacation
  • ice cream
  • start exercising again
  • trying to get the boys back into a routine
  • sleeping in
  • dates with my husband
  • grilling out
  • family
  • trying not to get lost too many times in Ttown!
  • movie nights
  • getting tan by the pool
  • spending time with friends

our summer is going to be fun... laid back... spent together!

this will be a first for us.

in the eight years that we have been married chad & i have done youth camp, i-camp, mission trip, national trip & then all the stuff you do in between with & for the youth every summer. its fun, no doubt with those crazy teenagers, but at the same time it left little or no time for us as a family.

this summer WILL be different. it already feels a little weird with chad not talking about or planning things for the youth.

i am sad - for the last 8 years this is all i have known. so many, many emotions. what keeps me going is knowing without a doubt that God wants us in tulsa. that excites me to know we are in "His Will"

i write all this to say that i will be here in the blogosphere hit & miss this summer. i have never been good at writing everyday & so i won't even try this summer.

this summer will be spent making great memories with my family!

June 1, 2009

happy monday! a new blog that i have been following, all that is good does this "friend makin monday" every week. each monday it is a different format, question & so i thought i would go for it today & play along. want to join the fun? go here

Today's task
is to share as few or as many everyday, little tips that you use to make your lives easier. You know- all those special tricks you might have to cook, clean, raise kids, work in the yard, and on and on!

1 - i have a list that i keep in the kitchen (on fridge) & write things down when we are low or completely out. if i don't do this i will usually forget. ha

2 - my husband & i both write thank you cards RIGHT AWAY when we receive something. if we don't then we usually forget & then it never happens. which is sad.

3 - i am always doing laundry. i don't like a full basket. i may do more washes but they are smaller, so easier & quicker to put away :)

4 - i always go to bed with a clean house. i love waking up to everything in the right place.

5 - to keep clutter down we clean out toys/clothes at the beginning of every new season.

6 - i give myself time outs. i walk away & then come back to the situation/problem when i can talk & handle it better than when i am upset or mad.