"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The wedding

So Jon and I met in college. Freshman year spring semester. It was love at first sight, for me anyway I had a little convincing to do for him. ha ha.

We dated for three and a half years and got married October 17th 04. Here are some pictures of the day.

We got married in a beautiful Chapel.

Jon wanted this Snickers cake. It was really good.
I did cup cakes for the other cake.

My family

Over all I really liked my wedding very simple very relaxed. Jon and I are both casual people so we wanted everyone to be comfy and happy. My mom still says it was the easiest wedding so far we have had four and one more if my sister gets married.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Available to God

Yesterday I watched my best friends two older kids ( 4 years and 2 years old). She has been struggling the last few weeks with their youngest (9 weeks old). He has not been nursing very well so she was getting frustrated and depressed.
I felt the Lord wanted me to help her but with two little ones of my own I wasnt sure how I could. I asked the Lord to tell me how I could help in a physical way beyond praying for her. Well He answered my prayers very clearly. He wanted me to watch her older kids. Not just for a few hours but for a day or even two. This was scary for me I wasnt sure if I could do it all day or maybe two. But before my head got carried away I called my husband and asked if I could watch the kids. He said yes so I called her and asked. At first she said "Oh no thats to much for you to do" but I insisted and she stared to cry and said that it would mean alot to her. So I went and got the kids early yesterday and we had a BLAST. It was so much fun.
It is humbling to be used of God like that. He helped me through the day. It was such a blessing to me. My friend was able to put all of her attention into her sweet little boy and get some much needed rest. When she came and picked the kids up she was meet with freshly washed kids very tired from the day of fun.
This taught me that God can use me even when I dont think He can. He can do amazing things with me I just have to be will to obey.
I think I received the bigger blessing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I've been bit by the shopping bug

Today I went to the mall to get Zoey's picture taken at JC Pennys and I was waiting to see the proofs which takes 20min. So I was walking around in the little girls clothing section EVERY thing is on sale. I was thinking I could really get some great deals right now. But You should be very proud of me I did not buy a thing. Yeah!!!! It was very hard but I kept thinking that we are going on vacation soon I would rather spend money then. Besides I want to go to the outlet mall in Charleston. Yeah!! for outlet malls. Yes Jon I want to go this time.
Its going to be so fun! I need to take my piggy banks to the bank to get them changed before be go. I have the shopping Bug really bad :)

Monday, July 21, 2008


So my husband is looking for ways to raise money for our vacation to South Carolina. One of the ways he is doing this is salvaging copper wire. Don't worry he did not steal it. He just knows were to dumpster dive(another favorite past time of his). So he stood outside all day Saturday and stripped wire. Then Sunday he sat inside and did some more ( I helped a little got a blister on my finger).
I say all that to just say that I think he is a great guy!! I would have never thought that you could make any money on the little bit of copper in wire but it adds up. :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

When I grow up

When I was a kid I always wanted to be a mom. For real I have always wanted to be a mom I cant remember ever wanted to do anything else. I think that's why it was so hard to pick a major at college. I ended up picking something that I thought I would enjoy and I did to an extent.
So I have come to the conclusion that after being a mom for two years that yes it is all that I hoped it would be!! yeah!! The one down side that I can think of is the house work and laundry. Not something that I enjoy doing. Yes I know you all love it so much.
I love to cook and I don't mind cleaning the mess up in there. Believe it or not I really don't mind cleaning the bathroom IF I am the only one that has used it.
The highlights of being a mom for me are: getting to play tea party with my girls, watching them do something new for the first time priceless, cooking for them, putting them to sleep (it is so sweet to feel them fall asleep in my arms), Bath time is always a blast, that's just a few of my favorite things. OH I also love to shop for them!!! A lot
Anyone else have a favorite thing they like to do with their kids?

Friday, July 18, 2008

to mow or not to mow

So I have this thing about having a well manicured lawn. I like it to look nice and fresh all the time. To do this I would really like it done twice a week. This does not happen very often.
I dont want someone else to do it I enjoy doing it myself, but as you can imagine with two kids I have a hard time getting it done. Lately I have been letting Zoey ride on my back in my ergo ( A must have when you have kids). She rides pointing out the airplanes and birds. It is fun to do it with her there keeping my entertained. But what I really like is to have that time to myself. sigh and sigh again.
I write this as I look out the window and watch our neighbor mow and weed eat his yard that has not been mod in three weeks. He is trimming bushes with his weed eater. That's one way to do it.
Well I need to get mine done maybe at nap time I can get it done.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

let them cry

So My little one is crying right now. It is hard to just listen to them cry. I what to go get her because I know that if I do she will stop crying, but that is going to create bigger problems down the road. It is a phase that I dont like. But I do know that it will not last long. Zoey grew out of it fairly fast and I am hoping Noelle does to. I have to tell myself that there is nothing wrong, she is clean, fed, safe. So she is crying. I wish I could be the hero and rescue her from the tears but not right now, she needs to sit while I get the kitchen clean. We will both just have to cry together.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

So I took my daughter to her 4 month well check yesterday. I think those nurses should something she looked at Noelle's chart and said that she did not need any shots. This was a shock to me because that is why I had brought her in. So I questioned her and asked her to check again because I was sure she needed some shots, well sure enough she did need all of her 4 month shots. Some times medical people scare me.
Anyway I found out that my doctor is retiring so now I have to find another one. I just switched to this one. I hate looking for doctors!!! Oh well its something I have to do. Anyone know of a good doctor that is taking new Sooner care Patients? I would love your input.

Reese's Crispy Crunchy

So I was at Wal-mart and could not over come the urge to get a candy bar. So I got one I had never tried the Reese's Crispy Crunchy and I have to say that it is almost the same as a butterfinger. The only difference in my mouth is there are chunks of peanuts in it. Am I disappointed no it has everything I was hoping for, Chocolate, peanuts, and everything else is a plus in my mouth. I just finished a king size BAR. It was delectable.