Friday, October 30, 2009

Famous by association!

So many of you may (or may not I suppose) follow the Pioneer Women blog. If you don't you should at least visit her blog to get a good look at it. Well she was recently in OKC for a book signing and my friend Lauren went and get this...her picture made the blog! How awesome is that?!?! So I had to post it because I feel famous now since someone I know is on THE Pioneer Womens blog! Lauren is in the group of gals with the leopard print cardigan story, she is wearing the green sweater/cardigan.

I will sign autographs later if you would like, since I am now practically famous! ;)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Going to the gym...

So I went to the gym today! It felt so good to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I walked 1.07 miles. I even jogged at one point, ok for like 30 seconds, but that is more than I have done in a while. The funny thing was that on my way home my first thought was I should stop some where and get me a treat! Um, hello that is why my work outs in the past haven't worked, I always treated myself afterward. So I resisted and am currently eating a WW candy bar (you should try these by the way, yummo!) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

I am not sure I will return for good to the gym that I visited today. I have called once, been in twice and each time they give me another price. Why can't people understand that there are some couples who need to discuss things before committing to them? UGH! The guy at the gym keeps saying these are one day deals. Give me a freaking break! Oh well, I will take advantage of the free 14 day pass and then decide. If you have any suggestions as to a good gym, PLEASE let me know. I really want to do this, but I need one that has child care for free or a cheap price.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mom Talk...

Tonight our church's womens ministry had a thing called Mom Talk. It was really neat. They had us separated into groups of other women who had kids the same age. Our group (the preschoolers) ended up having another group join with ours since they were both small. It was neat to be able to hear there stories and advice for when ours get older! I am so blessed by our church's womens ministry! They come up with wonderful activities to help encourage us.

I think I might look into joining a MOPS group. I haven't done the research yet so I am not sure what it is other than moms who have preschool age kids. Which is a category I fit into! I will keep you updated on that. If any of you are a part of a MOPS group let me know what you think of it.

Today I woke up dizzy. I am talking I felt nauseous from it. Justin ended up staying home so he could take care of me and Ian. He even cleaned the kitchen and went to the store! What a man I have. Thank you Lord for blessing me so much with Justin.

I suppose that is all for now. I am still feeling a little dizzy, so I am going to stop playing on the computer and let Justin have the privilege of playing with my hair. ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Recipes are made to share...

I just made a birthday cake for my mom's birthday party tonight. It is a recipe that my Mamaw used to make. Now I am not usually a pecan lovin' girl, but the icing has pecans in it and I love it! Of course it helps that it is chocolate icing. :) I will say that I don't think mine turned out quite as lovely as my Mamaw's did, but give me credit as it is the first time I have ever made it. Hopefully it will taste as yummy as yummy though. Here is the recipe:

Chocolate Sheet Cake (from Mamaw)

2 cups sugar 4 TBSP Cocoa
2 cups flour 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Crisco 2 eggs
1 stick butter 1 tsp baking soda
1 cup water 1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar and flour in big bowl. In a sauce pan bring to a boil the shortening, butter, water, and cocoa. Pour over flour mixture while still hot and add the buttermilk, beaten eggs, soda, and vanilla. Bake in a large cookie sheet (11X17). Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

1 1/2 sticks butter
4 TBSP cocoa
6 TBSP milk
1 Box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in separate bowl until smooth. Mix melted butter and cocoa with powdered sugar mixture. Add nuts. Spread over cake while both are still hot.

To see more recipes go to Stop and Smell the Chocolate

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

13 months old! (this one is for you Bonnie)

My sweet boy turned 13 months old on Sunday! Wow 13 months! I simply can't believe it. Well I suppose I can believe it, but man it is amazing how fast it has gone by! He loves to crawl around and to pull up on pretty much everything! We have moved his toys into his bedroom and use that as his play time room. This has been a good thing as it gives him more space to crawl and play and it gets me off of the couch and away from the computer!

Saturday the family and I went to Tulsa for a little day trip! We had lots of fun going to stores that we don't have (well some we do have, but it was fun going to another location). We also got to have lunch with some friends that I haven't seen in over a year! Chris and Bonnie meet us at Fudrucker's! Oh how I love me some Fudrucker's. This was there first time to meet Ian. I think Ian was happy with Bonnie!

This weekend (Sunday) I ended up in the ER. I was walking from the couch to the kitchen when all of a sudden I was in horrible pain. I couldn't move with out hurting, but we eventually got me where I was lying down on the floor. The pain was in my chest, not so much my heart but in between my breasts. It was seriously the worst pain ever. Even breathing and talking hurt. Justin finally called 911 and the EMSA and Fire crew came and took me away ;) to the hospital. They ran lots of tests and then just came to the conclusion that it was something called pleurisy. It is basically inflammation. The doctor said that it can happen to people who had bronchitis, which I did about a month ago, so there you go. Anyway, they gave me some anti-inflammatory meds as well as some pain meds and I took some yesterday, but so far hasn't had to take any today! As I am typing this I feel a little pain, so I might end up taking some tonight, but I think by tomorrow I should be off the meds. Yay!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Whole foods is not all it cracked up to be...

I was so excited to be going to Whole Foods yesterday. I thought it was going to be full of exciting new produce and products. Well I was highly disappointed. First of all the Santa Claus Melon that I wanted to get is now out of season (even though the Wikipedia page said it was in season until the end of this month, or maybe I read it wrong, oh well). So that was a disappointment. So since we didn't find the melon I thought that maybe they would have something else that would interest me. We looked around the extremely narrow isles and were not impressed. I did end up getting some raspberry leaf tea, two "sodas" and some chocolate almond milk for my mom to try out. Truth be told I would not go back. If you want to visit a fun store you should go to Central Market (the one I have been to was in Fort Worth, TX). Now that was fun! Much bigger and more products to look at.

(I have not been paid by anyone to give a review of these too markets.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I don't understand why He is not allowing this to happen. I know that I will look back and praise Him all the more. I just feel sad today. I wish I could go into more detail but I can't. I just need to let out some of my feelings with out getting to specific on you.

I know deep down in my heart that God knows what is best. It is so easy when you are not in a situation to tell others that they should trust God, but when it is your turn, so to speak, it is much harder. The things going though my mind are not showing that I want to trust God. They are saying to trust "men". Why must it be so hard to just praise God. I mean so many things in my life are wonderful, not because of me, but because of Him! I have a wonderful husband, a wonderful son. My family on both sides is great! I have a house to live in a car to drive and food to eat. Why is it I want what I don't have. I guess I have "the grass is always greener" syndrome.

Ok, well thanks for letting me vent. Sorry I couldn't be specific. Just something I need to keep inside right now.