Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa Baby...

Ian at age 3 months (above)
Owen at age 5 months (below)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Last night I went to a fun new cupcake place in OKC. It is called Pinkitzel. It is so fun and so girly! I really think I could just hang out there for hours, just because of the atmosphere. And the employee that was there the night I went was super nice and totally didn't make fun of my constant picture taking (at least not to my face) :) The cupcakes were good (I am told by my friend who went with me that there are better cupcakes, but they may have less icing) and came with a tower of icing! I love me some icing. I broke out of my usual chocolate on chocolate and got an eggnog flavored cupcake. I liked it, but I will have to say that when Justin pulled out his chocolate truffle cupcake to eat (I brought him home a cupcake) I took a small bite of the icing and YUMMY! Next time I go I will stick to the chocolate! Here are a few (ok, a few thousand) pictures for your enjoyment. I would highly recommend going here for a girls night or date night. Totally fun!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

You will be missed...

Our sweet friend passed away this Sunday morning. It was a very sad story but one that God's glory was fully seen all through out.

He and his wife are so sweet and I just love them as if they were part of our family. It has been neat to see how many lives he impacted. During the last few weeks people have been posting on his facebook page just how much he was used in their life. If I am only half as useful in the Kingdom of God as he was, well I don't know how to finish that statement. Let's just say this man was a true man of faith. He was happy and cheerful even though he knew his time on earth was coming to a close.

I ache for his sweet wife. I could not imagine all that she has been through and will continue to go through. I hope that you will join me in praying for her and her kids.

We will miss you David, but I know you are not reading this in heaven because you are singing praises to our Savior! Sing a song for me and I will see you when I get there.

David was the minister who married Justin and I. I feel so blessed to have had him as part of our special event!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

5K and some cookies...

Justin and I did a 5K today! It was so stinking cold at the beginning, but warmed up towards the end. I finished last place with the guy in this picture. He was really sweet and last year at this time he was in the hospital about to die. Now he did a 5K, how awesome is that?!? Justin did it with me and was a good sport about finishing so late. He is my strongest supporter and I love him SO much!
I decided to show you the cookies I decorated. The top picture are only a few of the bad looking ones. The bottom row of the bottom picture are my three favorite. I do hope to master cookies some day, but for now I can at least say they tasted good. I used the royal icing recipe from iambaker. Be warned that by clicking on her blog you may very well spend the rest of your day looking at all her fun recipes and pictures! Here is a link to her blog and here is a link to her icing recipe.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My little helper and more...

Ian has always been such a good little helper. Even before Owen was born he would want to help us do things. He especially loves picking up trash (or things he thinks is trash but isn't) and throwing it away. Since Owen was born he is really good at helping us throw away diapers! Well today Owen was crying and crying and I couldn't figure out what was going on with him. I changed him, I tried feeding him. Nothing was working. When I went to throw away his diaper Ian picked up the bottle and started feeding him. Instantly Owen started to eat and stopped crying! I would even try to help Ian out and he would say "no, no", he wanted to do it all by himself! I took some pictures. Ian doesn't look too thrilled, but he really was. He was concentrating so hard on feeding and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Yesterday we had our friend Lindsey over for dinner. Her husband works out on an oil rig so he is home for a week or two then off at work for a week or two. I don't know why I hadn't thought of this sooner. Anyways, she came over for pizza and then I went to her house and helped her with some cookies. I told her several times that cookies are not my thing, but she still trusted me enough to roll the cookie dough and cut shapes with the cutters. It was fun doing that and made me want to bake some! I told Justin that and he said something to the effect of "oh so you took a day off from wanting to bake?" He was being silly, but of course it is true. I want to bake everyday. I just love it! Lindsey and I decided it is therapeutic. I also enjoy making people happy when I give it to them. So today at Target I got some Pillsbury sugar cookies with the pictures in the middle (Christmas tree and reindeer) and made them. My friend Misti is planning on coming over and we are going to try to outline the pictures in the middle with icing. Hoping it goes well, if not who cares, they taste yummy! I will post some pictures if they turn out good. :)

This weekend Justin and I are participating in a 5K in downtown OKC! I am excited. It has got both of us walking on the treadmill this week in preparation. I will let you know how that goes too.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Proverbs 31 woman posts...

I am proud to tell you that I have been doing pretty good with my goal of waking up and making my husband lunch every week day. However, there have been a few days that I have not done it. It is usually because I don't feel good or didn't get a good nights sleep. I hope that some day I won't let that get in the way. Perhaps I can find some things that I can have him take that don't require making (like lunch-able type things, only for grown ups?). Something I am making sure I don't do is allow myself to get down and out because I "failed" at my task. If I do that then it would bring me down and then I really won't be the Proverbs 31 women that I so desire to be.

So any suggestions on what I can have ready for Justin's lunch on days that I am sick or don't sleep well? He doesn't like to take things that have to be heated up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

What have you been doing to be a Proverbs 31 women? Stay tuned because soon I am going to have a guest post from one of my good friends, telling us how she is doing at being a Proverbs 31 women. If you would be interested in doing a guest post let me know I would love to post it or link up to your page so people can read about it.