September 30, 2009

85 days...

if i added it right that is the days until CHRISTMAS!!

((but i could be wrong so please do the math yourself. it was always my worst subject in school))

i have made my list of people that i need to buy for.

even, started looking online.

chad has even me the envelope with the christmas money so i am ready. set. go.

sunday... i bought my first christmas gift for my niece. brock saw it when i got home & when i wasn't looking he tried to open it. his face was so sad when i took it away, so i have decided to give it to him. i am hoping he forgets about it & will actually be surprised when he opens it! ha

and then yesterday... bought 5 more gifts.

i'm pumped that i have started this early. i am hoping to be done by black friday!

let the good times begin... shopping & finding good deals!!!

September 28, 2009

my simple woman's daybook... 9/28

i found a new blog here & every monday she makes a list of things going on in her life, sometimes it the same. sometimes she changes things up & adds new one.

either way... i love me some list!!

outside my window... some men painting the house behind ours

i am thinking... i have alot of my to do list - i don't need to be on here much longer. ha!

i am thankful for... my super clean garage. chad worked in/on it all day saturday - hung the bikes, put tools away but most importantly we can park both cars in there.

from the kitchen...
monday - tacos
tuesday - breakfast (biscuits, eggs, bacon, grits)
wednesday - grilled chicken
thursday - not sure
friday/saturday/sunday - will be in edmond with chad's parents

i am going...
tuesday - work (6am-10)
classroom birthday party in kaden's class
wednesday - kaden getting his picture taken at picture people
thursday work (7am-11)
friday - headed to edmond

i am hearing... music from the office (chad is working from home this am) and i hear brock laughing as he jumps off the couch onto the beanbag

pondering words... regardless of what else you put on, wear LOVE. it's your basic all-purpose garment. never be without it.

i am hoping... that i can actually post this. my computer keep being dumb.

around the house... cleaning up after my 3 year old - every room he goes in there is a mess when he leaves.

happy monday!

September 19, 2009

sad, sad day...

the neighborhood pool is now closed :(
and to make it a little worse its rained the past 7 days straight so we couldn't even use it.
i won't start worrying about bathing suit season just yet... i've got 8 months till it opens back up!! ha

happy fall ya'll!!!

September 18, 2009

summer fun... 2009

the summer is over :(
we had a great one & made alot of great memories!
since i didn't post this summer due to lack of internet access i have ALOT of pictures to post.
i didn't want to post them all separate, that would take forever. came to my rescue.

September 16, 2009


its been a month since kaden started kindergarten ALL DAY!
so its just me & brock (and sometimes chad is around)
brock is my little helper... he loves to help me do my chores! we play with cars & get out every board game, we make yummy desserts & run errands.
man, its so much easier having one kid. lol
but ALL DAY brock will say, "i miss kk" or "when we going to go get kaden?"
i love this time with just him - having so much one-on-one time. i have never had "this" time, esp the ALL DAY amount. its special mom & brock bonding time.
love it! love him!

September 15, 2009

makes me smile...

at my house we have had overcast, raining days.

4 of them... right in a row!

i enjoyed the first day of all rain & staying inside, the second day was great too, third day i was just lazy & today... i need sunshine.

so today i am posting pictures of all things that make me smile even though the weather outside is not!

cheesecake factory strawberry lemonade with sugar around the rim... so, so good!!

our new church:

getting my paycheck every friday!

the original pacman:


getting my pottery barn kids magazine in the mail


chick-fil-a lemonade!

the beach... the sound of the waves, the smell, the sunrise & sunset... like it all!!

and i can't leave off my 3 favorite guys!!!

what are some of the things that make you smile?

September 14, 2009

birthday celebration...

the day has final come & kaden is now 6!!!

we got him out of school early (lunch of his choice) then headed to the tulsa zoo. after seeing all the animals we went to chuck e cheese to play games & then came home to finish putting up the trampoline from the grandparents.

September 2, 2009

learning process...

*instead of sweeping the kitchen floor, i read books to the boys.

*instead of putting the clean clothes away, i am a band member in the band.

*instead of just putting a movie on & walking away, i stay & watch it too. (with popcorn, of course!!)

*instead of putting the dishes away, i play a board game.

*instead of cleaning the toys up right away, we leave them & i follow them outside for a walk or head to the park.

i have not always been this way. and to be honest, its still hard sometimes to see all that i need to do & not do it.

i am learning that "in the moment" with the boys is most important.

i am realizing that all my "have to's" can really wait until after the boys are in bed.

i need to enjoy today... NOW!!!

i need to remember that i can't get time back from them.

my sweet boys are growing fast & i need to make the best memories with them everyday!

September 1, 2009

8 years ago i was younger, skinner, no kids, we had no ministry experience but we were in love & getting married.

since then we have moved three times, i've gotten older & fatter, some gray hairs are showing & a lot has been colored, 2 boys were added to the family but one things remains... STILL IN LOVE!!

we are celebrating 8 years strong today!!! so this post is dedicated to him...

1) i love how you make me laugh with your facial expressions, your quick comebacks, your smells, your wit, its something different but its

2) i love you as my best friend, one who i truly enjoy & love being around

3) i love you for the father you are to the boys. they adore you & love to be around & play with you

4) i love you for being faithful. never, ever have you given me any reason to doubt. i know, i know, i know you love me & only me

5) i love you for the man of God you are, the spiritual leader of the family. we are blessed because of what you stand for

6) i love you for the sacrifice you make for the three of us. you provide & give but expect nothing in return

7) i love you for the challenges. its not always the easiest, especially on my part to step out of my comfort zone, to change & grow, but we are there with support & love every.single.time

8) i love you because your nice on the eye!!!