Friday, October 31, 2008

Attention All Readers!!!

I have been reading the most amazing book serious and I wanted to share it with you. The series is called Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers. It is Christian fiction. I know what you're thinking because I had the same thought, boring and stuffy, but it is anything but that. It takes place around 40AD in Rome and Ephesus. If you're an avid reader or just someone who picks up a book on occasion you will enjoy these books. If you do read them let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a BRAVE Boy!

Easton had to be allergy tested today. This is the second time he's had to have the skin prick test. He did not like it AT ALL the first time. He asked me all the way to the doctor today if he was going to have to get "those shots". I really felt bad for him. Let me tell you that I think I honestly saw the face of true bravery today. He had a strange need to watch the nurse prick him, almost like he couldn't take his eyes off of it. She talked to him the entire time to keep him distracted. It worked really well but there were a few times when his voice would change or he would tear up but none ever fell! I guess it's just another sign that he's maturing. Man, Easton is, at times, the most sweetest child and other times he is the absolute most difficult...but we love'em any way!! And yes, he's pretty much allergic to everything!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Parker!!

Eleven years ago today my sweet little Parker was born. I can't believe its already been that long. He has grown into a sweet spirited, compassionate, tweenager with a great sense of humor. I know God has great things planned for Parker. I love you Park!!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Just Wanna be a Rock Star!!

Today was "Dress Like a Rock Star" for the kids at school in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Of course, Olivia is at the age that dressing up is fun. After she got dressed this morning she had a major meltdown. She didn't like the clothes she had on. She said her shirt was a halloween shirt and not a rock star shirt. I told her I would make her pony-tail big and that seemed to calm her down. Here are the results of her dress-up. I think she looks AWESOME!! One more note...I asked her after school if she liked her outfit now and she said, "No, no one said I looked cute!" I know that wasn't true but man, we're in trouble!! Sheesh!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Do you ever look back on your life and realize there was something different you should have done? Like you made the wrong decision somewhere and the choice you should have made becomes clear? Well, I think I probably should have gone to OSU! I have always enjoyed going to Stillwater...even in high school attending cheer clinic. I love the college town atmosphere and Stillwater seemed just close enough and at the same time just far enough away from Mom & Dad! As a junior I went there for student orientation and it just felt natural. Most of you know my decision for college was totally driven by where Phil was...that wasn't a smart choice. Needless to say, that's the choice I made and I can't dwell on the past.
So for now, I totally enjoy going to Stillwater on game days for tailgating and the game, if I'm lucky enough to have a ticket. Phil and I got to spend most of the weekend there and we had a great time. Gary and Nancy took the kids with them to Houston and gave us their tickets to the game. THANK YOU SO MUCH GARY & NANCY! We love you!! I think our weekend together without the kids gave us a much needed recharge in our marriage and a reminder of the importance of time spent together. We missed the kids but we had a good time.
Here is a pic I took at the game. I took it with my Blackberry and think it came out pretty good. For my next purchase though I want a camera I can carry in my purse. Phil says it's a "girl" thing! Hehe!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Do!

I know I'm always changing my hair everytime I get it colored or cut but I think this is by far the most dramatic. It's probably going to shock some of you and it'll take me a little getting used to but I kind of like it. I've been trying to let my hair grow out and putting bleach on it for so long is slowing that process. I'll probably stay dark through the winter and hopefully by summer it will be longer and healthier.

BTW...Parker did a great job taking the pic for me! Thanks Park!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tag You're It!!

I was tagged by Jeana over at her blog, Keeping Up With the Sorrells, so I guess I should be a good sport and play along. I'm supposed to get the 6th picture from my 6th file in my photos.

Okay, if this couldn't be anymore boring; none the less, this is THE picture. I guess I could have cheated and just gone with something else but I have too much of a guilty conscience (yes, even with something as small as this). This is one of the very first cards I made when I started stamping. In fact, the date on it is Oct 2004. Sheesh!!! That was a long time ago.

I also feel like I need to explain the heading of our newly remodeled Blog. I know it's off center and I've been searching like crazy on how to fix this. I know for some of you AR people, like myself, this was probably bothering you!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

First Concert!

Easton went to his very first concert last weekend. My mom, dad and me took him to see Jars of Clay, Switchfoot and Third Day (there was another one that I'd never heard of); they are Christian rock groups. We first went to eat at Earl's in Bricktown. When we got to the concert Easton got to pick out a t-shirt. Of course he wanted the one that had Third Day as Wii people on it. Easton made it through three of the groups but slept in my lap during all of Third Day. In the end he said he really liked it! For me, it gave me a good feeling that Easton knew all the songs from Switchfoot and Jars of Clay!