Monday, December 10, 2012

It's that time of year...

...when the world falls in love. 

Sorry, I love that song! It actually is not at all what this blog post is about, but just wanted to spread a little cheer. :) 

So tonight I am missing my baby Christy. I know I seem to be blogging a lot about that, but honestly when things slow down it is one of the main things my mind goes to. 

At church on Sunday I saw 3 strollers all lined up and it just made me really sad. I was very thankful that our friends who have a newborn asked me if I wanted to hold her. It was just want I needed, a snuggle from a little baby! 

I would like to encourage those of you who know someone who has lost a baby to remember them this time of year. Give them hugs, calls or even special gifts in honor or in memory of their baby who is now with the LORD. For me it meant a lot when my friend gave me a Christmas ornament that represented our sweet baby who is now with the LORD.  Her inspiration was this Bible verse, Psalm 91:4 (NLT) "He will cover you with his feathers.  He will shelter you with his wings.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection."  The ornament was filled with feathers and had a little heart in it to represent our baby Christy.  It meant so much to me. I have the ornament hanging with the boys stockings. I think that will be where it hangs every Christmas!


Merry Christmas all!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A conversation to remember...

On the way to church today, we were talking about potty training and how when Owen is potty trained we won't have to buy diapers anymore. Ian then said this (be prepared it might make you cry, okay maybe not, but it sure did make me cry) "but we will need to keep them for if there is a baby brother and baby sister in your tummy. They will need them when they get out of your tummy."

Oh my goodness. If we hadn't been on our way to church I would have cried hysterically, but since we were not far from church I kept them under control so the kids wouldn't ask what was wrong. Justin held my hand we just looked at each other for a moment. 

I don't know if we will be blessed with anymore kids, but I do know this. my boys will be great big brothers to them!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The dynamic duo...

Batman and Robin off to fight crime at Daddy's work :)

Batman and Robin had time to pose for a picture!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Every one's heard of a soccer mom, but...

Have you ever heard of a soccer dad? You never really hear that term, but I think it should be said more often! 

Justin is such a great soccer dad! He takes Ian (and sometimes Owen) outside and practices with him. He cheers him on from the sidelines at the games. If ever there were to be a prize for soccer dad of the year I think Justin would win it hands down! 

Ian is doing really well at soccer!
Go Ian go!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How the T.V. effects my kids...

For years upon years I have heard the arguments of people who either think that T.V., movies or video games will effect how our kids behave or they think it won't.  Well I am here to tell you it does!

My 4 year old Ian loves to watch cartoons. We try and have him watch ones that are somewhat educational. So we switch between the Disney channel and PBS kids. There is a show on PBS kids called Super Why. Basically this group of kids helps a character in a story by changing the out come of the story. Now that sounds harmless enough. 

Until...

Ian uses the words of Super Why in arguments. When I tell him no he can't do something, he follows it with "that isn't in the story." or with "I'm changing your story". He is using what is meant for good for evil! Okay, evil may be an exaggeration, but seriously, I have told him he can't watch that show anymore! 

So for those who have ever wondered if T.V., movies or video games can effect our kids, well there is your answer! YES!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

4 years old...

Can you believe that my sweet little baby Ian is now 4 years old? I know I can't. He is growing up to be such a smart, silly and sweet boy! I did an interview with him when sending out an email to my family and I thought I would share it on here too.

His favorite food is: PB&J sandwich
His favorite movie: Veggie Tales, The search for Noah's umbrella
His favorite drink: slushy (I'm pretty sure he said this because he had one today)
What he wants to be when he grows up: Doctor. Mommy, I mean Batman, or a fireman. (He is so ambitious) :)
His favorite color: Red
His favorite song: Batman (dodododododododododo Batman!)
His favorite Disney show: Little Einsteins
Who do you want to marry when you grow up: Ashleigh (this is a girl that I have been friends with since high school. He talks about her all the time, it is so cute!)
Do you have a girl friend: No
What is your favorite PBS Kids show: Super Why
Are you tired of me asking questions: yeah, no I'm not tired.

Ian at one month old

Ian at 4 years old

Sunday, September 2, 2012

My silly boys...

Each month I try to take a family picture to hang up in our dinning room. At some point we will have a years worth of pictures hanging up. It will be fun to see how much our family changes over the months and years! 

I kind of forgot to take our August picture until the very last day of the month.  Ian and Owen decided to do some silly poses before we did our family picture. I sure do love my sweet family!





To remember

This past week I bought a decorative cross. It is beautiful. I bought it to hang with the pictures of our living kids. It is for us to remember our sweet baby that we lost. 

I know I have talked about it a lot lately, but it is just what is on my mind. 





 



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The dark places we go...

Tonight I miss my baby. I want to put my hand on my belly and feel her kick. I want to talk to her and pray for her. But I can't. I can't do any of that. I hate this. I have gone to see my counselor and while that helped, I just don't know how to get out of this dark place that miscarriage has taken me. 

They say that you will move past it. They say that things will get better. But will I ever really move past the loss of this baby? I don't know. Will things ever get better? Again, I don't know. 

I know that I love my sweet boys that God has already blessed me with. I don't want anyone to think that I don't. Still though, there is now something...someone really...missing from my life. 

I love you sweet baby girl Christy.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Writing letters...

Ian wrote his first letter "A" today! I wrote the first one and then talked him through writing his own. Of course the super proud mom in me overreacted, causing him to be embarrassed.  Perhaps once school starts (tomorrow) he will want to learn to write more!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What I'm learning...

Recently the ladies in our FLOCK (aka Sunday School) started reading a book called 'Made to Crave'. It is really good and I am loving it so far. 

Something that I really like is the way she takes scripture and applies it to food our and our relying on it rather than God. 

Take for instance Esau in the Bible: (Genesis 25:29-33)

29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 

The author of the book brings up the fact that Esau was willing to give up something so wonderful and important for what would please him at that moment. 

How often do we do that.? How often do I do that? Yeah, the answer would be ALL THE TIME! I may not be giving up my birthright, but I am giving up time with my kids, meeting my weight goal. And those are just two things I can think of. 

Today (I almost said this week, but lets just take it one day at a time) I am going to write down what I eat and email it to a friend so she can keep me accountable. What are you doing to help you reach a goal? I would love to hear about it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Casting anxieties...

1 Peter 5:7-8 

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Emotional breakdown...

Miscarriage sucks. I'm really having a hard time lately dealing with it. I am mad. Surprisingly not at God, but just at the situation. I don't understand at all why this had to happen. I have heard all the things like "God has a plan" or "You will see her/him in heaven someday". I agree with those things, but seriously it just isn't helping me. 

I feel guilty for feeling so upset about this because I do have two sweet boys that I get to love on. I feel like I shouldn't be so angry about it. The truth is I am. Sometimes I just want to punch a hole in the wall I am so mad. 

Saturday night I had a huge breakdown. My poor husband. He is so sweet and patient with me. I wasn't sure what was bothering me at first, but after a little time to myself I figured it out. He listened to me cry and talked to me and helped calm me down. He has a very soothing voice. 

I just wish I knew if I would ever get over this, if I will ever stop having the feeling of missing this baby I never knew. 

I will say it again, miscarriage sucks.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

3 1/2 years and 60 pounds ago...

I found this picture today on facebook. It was from February 2009. Ian was about 5 months old and I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Look at how skinny my face is! I want to be there again. I started reading a book for a book study that our FLOCK (aka Sunday School) ladies are doing. It is called Made To Crave. It is really encouraging me in my weight loss journey. I want to crave God, not food. As she said in the book, "we crave what we eat". WOW, so simple, yet so deep. 

So my new motto is Made to Crave! Let's do it friends, let's get closer to God and closer to being the person he wants us to be!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

drawing the line...

Do you ever wonder where to draw the line for things. For instance, I have one of my kids down for a nap and the other one is snuggling with me on the couch watching a movie (about Jesus might I add). Now then my plan was or is to fix some meals so that we don't have to worry about it later in the week. But these snuggle times won't last long and I wonder to myself "get up or enjoy snuggles?" 

What would you do?

Monday, August 6, 2012

My man...

I thought I would share 5 things about my wonderful husband that you may not know...

1. He is one good looking man. Have you seen him? I see him everyday and I just think he gets cuter with age! 

2. He is a hard worker. I get to stay at home and love on my boys all day because he works so hard. He not only works hard at his job, but at our house. 

3. He is such a genius! I love me a smart man, and I do believe I have the smartest! 

4. He spent at least 30 to 45 minutes playing tops with Ian the other day. It was so neat to watch him do that. Ian said of his daddy "he is really good at tops"! 

5. He randomly leaves me a Diet Dr. Pepper several times through out the week. They usually come at the perfect time too!  

My husband is so special to me. I am proud to call him the man of our house!

Me and my love on our wedding day, December 16, 2006.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chick-fil-a...

Honestly, I don't really need a special day to go to Chick-fil-a. I go at least once a week anyways. But I am always down with a day to support them. So this morning after doing a few things my boys and I picked up a little snack. We are saving the real support for tonight's dinner! 

Can tomorrow be Smashburger appreciation day? ;)



Monday, July 30, 2012

Talking to our kids...

Ian is almost 4. I am truly loving this age (well minus the tantrums and getting hit). He is so fun to talk to and understands so much!

Today somehow we got on the topic of heaven. Ian made the statement that everyone will go to heaven. I decided to take a moment and try to explain to him that sadly not everyone will go to heaven. That you have to believe in Jesus. He followed that with "well, I believe in Jesus. You believe in Jesus, daddy believes in Jesus. Does Owen believe in Jesus?" I just told him that I hope that someday Owen would. 

He then asked how we get to heaven, like can we go now. I told him that we have to die first. He asked how to do that. I told him we just wait till God wants us to come to heaven and that He would let us know when. :) That seemed to satisfy him. 

Then somehow we started talking about how when he gets to heaven he will be able to hang out with Christy (our baby that we lost last month). He was so sweet and seemed so excited. Then he remembered how I had shown him a picture from a pregnancy website of what the baby looked like before we lost her. (we don't know if the baby was a boy or girl, but since he named the baby Christy, I refer to her as a girl) 

I just love having these moments with my kids. Owen is really starting to talk more and I can't wait to be able to talk to him about God and heaven and how to get to heaven! 

Thank you LORD for my beautiful boys. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Another thanks to Pinterest...

 I love Pinterest! Do you? I probably have a list of a million things that I want to make. I did however accomplish something today and I am pretty proud of it. 

Ian made the pool (bottom right of map) and a tree (bottom center of map). The other thing we made is a marble shoot. We pretended like they were snowballs falling into the city! We had a good time playing with these new toys. Thanks pinterest!

 





Monday, July 23, 2012

Heaven is For Real...

Have you read the book? The book titled "Heaven is For Real"? I just finished it and all I can say is wow! I cried, a lot. Poor Justin kept pausing the T.V. until I finally told him I was probably going to cry off and on so he need not pause it every time. :) 

I should mention that if you haven't read the book and don't want it ruined for you then stop reading this post and go get the book! Try your library, local book store or your neighbor! Get the book and read it. Okay, now onto my thoughts...

There is just so much to take in after reading this book. For me, one of the most amazing parts was the part about how he met his sister in heaven! Having just gone through a miscarriage myself I am comforted about the fact that we will meet our child someday in heaven.  We had a little laugh, being thankful that Ian chose the name Christy and not something like Dinosaur. I would just feel so bad for my little one running around heaven with the name Dinosaur! This has nothing to do with the book, but another way God has made me smile is that sometimes when I am alone I think to myself "I want my baby back" and suddenly a sad thought turns into a smile because the next thing I think of is the Chili's commercial "I want my baby back, baby back, baby back...Chili's baby back ribs, I want my Chili's baby back ribs. Bar-B-Q sauce." Then I laugh and want ribs. Thank you LORD for humor and ribs! :) 

The other thing that I began to think about while reading this book (I should mention it took me all of one day to read this book) is that I need to tell people about God, about Jesus and about the Holy Spirit in a child like way. Meaning, not caring what they will think of me or how they will react. God is real people and we need to tell others about it! As Colton, the child written about in this book, put it "Jesus told me he died on the cross so we could go see his Dad."

It is that simple people. We try so hard to sound "grown up" when we talk about the Bible and what Jesus did, but is it really that hard to tell? Can we not just ask people if they know who Jesus is and what he did? I won't lie, it is tough for me to talk about this with other people. Sometimes I don't even know where to begin. I want to pray more and I want to pray that God will give me the words to say and the times to say them. I want to be unashamed. I want to be unafraid. I want to be bold. Join with me. Will you?

weekly to do list...

It is official, Ian is no longer taking naps! I want to be clear here, this is not our first choice. If it were up to Justin and me we would have him taking naps every day! However, on days that he does nap we have a horribly difficult time going to bed come night time. So our choices are to either have him take a nap and go to bed later or not take a nap and go to bed at the same time as Owen. We are going with the second choice! What can I say, Justin and I like our time together, even if we are just laying on the couch watching T.V., which to be honest is what we do most nights! 

I am going to miss taking naps. So what am I going to do with all this new awake time? I decided I should make a weekly to do list! I love lists, I love to cross things off my lists! 

Today I already cleaned out Ian's closet, with his help of course! Now to make my official list. It has to include things that Ian can help me with, at least most of the stuff.  I'm thinking things like laundry, clean bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen. 

Wish me luck!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Give away results...

The winner of the Go Fish Guys CD is (drum roll please)

Commenter #3 - Liesl said... Those boys are so cute, dancing at the Go Fish Guys concert! D's current  favorite CD is Sing Over Me, an awesome worship lullaby CD. I think he'd love Go Fish Guys.

Thanks to all who entered my first give away! I hope to do more in the future, so keep coming back to see what there is! 

Oh and thanks to my wonderful husband who pick the winner out of a hat for me :) I love you babe!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Works for Me and a give away...

**This give away is now closed**

Do you like the music that your kids listen too? I won't lie, I love the music my kids listen to! Why? Because it consists of A) Go Fish Guys or B) Praise music! And sometimes the Go Fish Guys are singing the praise music!

This weeks Works For Me is Go Fish Guys! Their music is great to listen to. We also just had the opportunity to see them in concert and they were awesome! I don't know who was more excited, me or my kids. :) If you ever have an opportunity to take your kids to one of their concerts I would highly recommend it. It is worth the $10 (or whatever price it is). I am linking this to Works For Me Wednesday, click here for more great posts!

Here are a few pictures and a video of our concert experience. Also, below the pictures I will post info about a give away of one of their CD's! 




video

Now...onto the give away!!! I am so excited to be hosting my first give away! I believe so much in the ministry of Go Fish Guys that I would like to give one of you readers a copy of their CD Kickin' it Old School!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what your kids favorite music is right now. If you don't have kids, tell me what your favorite music is right now! I can't wait to hear all of the answers. I will pick a winner on Friday night and announce who it is by Saturday night. This is open to residents of the US only. Sorry to those outside of the US.

Ready, set, go...

**I should mention that Go Fish Guys don't know who I am and they are not responsible for this give away.**

Thursday, July 12, 2012

lesson learned...

Sometimes I just want to tell God that I get it. I have learned my lesson and he can stop trying to teach it to me. Do you ever get this way? Do you ever just wonder why frustrating things happen one right after another?

I really feel like God is trying to teach me this: not to lean on my own understanding of things, but to trust that God understands it in a different way and he will provide. 

What is God teaching you lately? Or even better what is something that God taught you a long time ago that you can share with others to encourage them?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A letter to my baby...

Even though I never got to hold you in my arms and kiss your little face, I loved you. I picture that you are in heaven, being held by a childless woman. You have now made her a mother. I know they say there are no tears in heaven, but I can't imagine her not crying as she holds your body in her arms. I imagine you are playing with the other babies who have not met their earthly mothers. 

I have a peace about not meeting you, however it doesn't make me miss you any less. I miss getting to feel you kick, hear your heart beat, finding out if you are a boy or girl. So much I am going to miss experiencing with you. 

I trust I will get to see you in heaven some day. So this is not goodbye, but see you later. I love you so much!

Love,
your mommy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Always, Really?...

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Philippians 4:4



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sports...

The other day Ian was talking about sports. I asked him if he would like to play sports someday and he said yes. So I asked if he would like to play baseball, basketball or soccer. His answer? 

"Baseball. I like it the best. I'm just telling you the whole truth." 

Well I am glad he is being honest ;)

Father's day...

Dear Justin,

You always amaze me with what a wonderful father you are! From the moment we found out we would be parents and every day since. 

Our boys love you so much! I asked Ian what he loves most about you and he said "playing with him" :) 

You are an amazing man and I am so blessed to call you husband and the kids are so blessed to call you daddy! Thanks for all that you do for our family. We love you!



Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh Ian...

Me "Ian you look good in your Goggles."
Ian "Yeah, I do look good."
HAHAHAHAHA



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pinterest inspired craft...

A while back I started buying things to do a picture frame craft. Of course, in true Jessica manner, I didn't do it. So this weekend I finally did it! I am so excited. I personally think it is pretty cute and I can't wait to get them on the wall with pictures in them! 

Here is a picture of just a few of them...
I am going to take our family picture each month and put it in the frame with the month it was taken in. That way we can see how our family changes through out the year! 

I think overall this craft cost about $15. The frames I got at Wal-Mart for $1 and the month stickers were $6.99 at Hobby Lobby, but I waited till scrapbook stuff was on sale for 50% off. I am even considering making a giant wall clock out of this! I saw this idea on another blog. Not sure if I will go that far, but I do at least want to hang them up and see our family as it changes!

Menus...

Over the past month Justin and I have been making menus. We decided that it would help us save money and eat better. I do believe it has done both!  And to my surprise it has encouraged Ian to try new things! He helps us make them menus each week so he is aware of what we are going to have and he has a say in it. 

Here is an example of a few of our menus that we have done.

Menu from the week of April 29, 2012:
Monday - mac n' cheese (animal shapes), turkey sausage (called them hot dogs for Ian's sake), veggie or fruit
Tuesday - sandwiches and fruit
Wednesday - grilled sliders and sweet potato fries
Thursday - Pancakes and fruit
Friday - home made pizza
Saturday and Sunday - left overs

Menu from the week of May 27, 2012:
Monday - grilled hot dogs and fruit
Tuesday - quesadillas
Wednesday - grilled chicken, rice and zucchini
Thursday - pancakes with fruit
Friday - sandwiches with sweet potato fries
Saturday and Sunday - left overs

As you can see we re-use many of the meals each week. I let Ian help me make many of these so that he has more of a reason to eat it. He loves home made pizza night because he can pick out his own toppings! 

Do you make menus? If so what are some of your kid friendly meals?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sorry

I want to apologize to everyone who has received multiple invites to be a reader of this blog. I guess I don't know how to add people with out it sending an invite to everyone who has already been added. I will work on this. Thanks for your patience though.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

a new leaf, literally...

Ian ate salad last night...SALAD!!! My picky eater seems to be getting more adventurous as of late and I couldn't be more excited!  

We did our pizza night again last night and Ian put black olives on his pizza! I just can't believe that his is eating so many new things. I think it partly has to do with him helping us plan the menu each week. At least that is when it started, so I am saying there is a correlation there. :) 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

going private...

I think I will be going private on this blog. I saw a very disturbing thing while looking at my blogger stats. If you would like to have me add you as a reader of this blog let me know. If I don't know you, you are still invited to read, I just may do a little googling on you before I add you. I don't want to add the person who found my blog because they searched for something they shouldn't have. Turning something innocent into something I have to hide just irritates me to no end!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hats in church...

Today I found myself criticizing a young man, probably college age, because he was wearing a baseball hat in the sanctuary at church. You see I was raised that you don't do that. It was disrespectful.  I just kept thinking "kids these days". 

Not only does that just make me old for thinking "kids these days", but it is also wrong.  I don't recall the Bible saying anything about thou shalt not wear a ball cap in the sanctuary of thy church.

I think it is this kind of attitude that keeps people away from the church. I am so excited to be changing my attitude! I am sure I will still have times where I think "kids these days", but I hope that God convicts me like he did today!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pizza night...




Tonight we did semi homemade pizza! We bought the crust and all the toppings and cooked them ourselves.  Ian even helped me with them! I will let you guess which one is the one he made (um, note the single pickle). We had fun and enjoyed eating them!  I hope we will get to do this more often!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kids being kids...

Ian informed me this morning that he was making poop out of play-doh. Oh my, how do I react to such a comment? Well I laughed. You know, poop is a big topic at our house because we cheer Ian on when he goes in the potty and even Owen when he goes in his diaper! 

I have always heard that boys have trouble going number 2 in the potty, so ever since Ian was born we have encouraged him when he goes, in hopes that he wouldn't be afraid or embarrassed when it was time to start potty training.  

I'm not sure if that is why he is good at going to the potty now or what, but I am finally ready to say that Ian's potty training is going great! We still have mornings where he wakes up wet, but for the most part he stays dry and dirty free!!! 

So there you go, an update on how to potty train ;) Not really, I just thought it was so funny that Ian made poop out of play-doh!!  Have a great day every one!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

grillin' master...

We bought a grill! A gas grill. I am so excited to become a grill master! Tonight we grilled hamburgers for Justin and I, hot dogs for the boys and pineapples to put on top of our burgers! I think for my first time of using it things turned out well! I can't wait to grill some more!


Oh and I "harvested" my first strawberry tonight! I think I might be ready to sell them at a farmers market or something. ;) Just kidding, look at how small it was!!



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring pictures...

We had the boys pictures done last weekend. Just to warn you, you may very well get overwhelmed with how cute they are! They were taken by our friend over at Life Captured By Katy. Didn't she do a great job capturing my sweet boys? If you are needing pictures done, you should for sure use her! She is great!





Monday, April 9, 2012

Being where we are meant to be...

My Random Ramblings:

Sometimes I wish I had the courage of King David. Do you think he ever laid on his couch wondering what to do...despite the fact that there was plenty to do around his kingdom? After asking myself this question, I realized that he probably did, I mean the story of David and Bathsheba comes to mind. While he wasn't lying on the couch he was walking around the house when he should have been at war with his army.

This made me think. What kind of temptations are being thrown my way all because I am not taking care of things that I, as a wife and mother, am supposed to do? My goal today is to get up off my couch and get things done around the house.

Get behind me Satan!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

He has risen!!!

We had a wonderful Easter today! We got the boys all dressed up and put our cross out in the front yard. We want everyone to know that Christ has risen from the grave! He is no longer dead but alive!!!



Justin and I were scheduled to work in the pre-school area at church today so we dropped the boys off at Aunt Andrea's house and went to church then came back for lunch and an Easter egg hunt. It was fun being able to hang out with family! And meat from Oklahoma Station BBQ was good too ;)

We couldn't seem to get the boys to both look up at us, so this one will have to do!


The cousins! I am so glad they are all smiling! Such handsome boys!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

accents...

Ian has yet to understand the concept of people and their different accents. So with that being said, while we were on our way home from vacation we stopped in Mississippi for dinner and there was this cutie pie of a little girl running around and she was talking with a really REALLY thick accent. She said something to her little friend that was with her and Ian asked me "why is she saying 'thar'?" I tried to explain that she was saying 'there', I still don't think he understood though. ;)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Owen the Saints...

Tonight I was singing the song "Oh when the Saints" and Ian said to me "No, sing Ian the saints". It took me a few seconds to figure out what he meant by that. Then it hit me and I started laughing. He thought I was singing "Owen the saints"!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Your an Oklahoman...

YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM OKLAHOMA IF:
1. You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah, Poteau and Chickasha.
2. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are sissies.
3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
4. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway...or just 10 cars slowing down on the highway at all.
5. You've ever had to switch from "heat" t...o "A/C" in the same day.
6. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
7. You measure distance in minutes.
8. You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City."
9. A traffic problem involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.
10. You know in which state Miam-uh is and in which state Miam-ee is.
11. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait (and sometimes tanning) all in the same store.


I should mention that I did #5 yesterday :)

(I got this off of someones fb status. I cannot take credit for it myself)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Strawberries...

I am pleased to announce that I am going to be a farmer. Okay, not really, but I did buy some strawberries and planted them today! I will keep you updated on how things go with them. I am worried about them because of the strong Oklahoma wind, but we shall see. Hopefully we will get some good berries out of them!