Saturday, July 31, 2010

B is for...

Brothers...Phil and I both have a brother. My brother is Jace and Phil's is Brad...which also happens to start with the letter "B".

My brother lives in NOKC. He's 22 and works at Cattlemen's Steakhouse in the Historic Stockyards. He has the rare job of cleaning the cow fries and putting together the salads, two very important jobs at Cattlemen's.

Jace & Me

Brad lives in Frisco, TX, is 35 yrs old and owns his own business, Thompson Performance Solutions. He manages automobile inventory for dealerships. He is also married to Catherine and has two beautiful girls, Amelia and Ella.
Phil & Brad, Summer 1990

Buzz Consulting Company...This is Phil's business that he and Ellen operate. They have the skills and abilities to do pretty much anything pertaining to computers, sound systems and phone systems. He is AMAZING behind a computer!! Hehehe!!! You can check out there website HERE.

Books...I love books. Reading has become my favorite hobby, which I grew into. I think having kids has helped out with this new found passion. If I'm reading it usually means there's peace...ahhhhh!!!! Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors. If you haven't been blessed by one of her books you need to read one.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Letter...

Aerospace Support Technologies is the company I work for. It's actually a division of the previous job I had at Logistic Specialties. If you didn't notice by the name, the company focuses most of it's attention on the Air Force. AST is a contractor at TinkerAFB. I've only had this job since February but I have definitely been able to increase the skill set on my resume. That's always a good thing. We are a machine shop that does repairs on anything you might put on an airplane, including A/C's and airplane jacks, just to name a couple. This is a much different atmosphere than I'm used to working but I enjoy it and everyone (most everyone) really looks out for me...probably because I do their payroll. Hehe!! The building we work in is set to be demolished so the government is working on getting another shop prepared for us to work digs!! Well, new in government terms, ha!! Hopefully before the end of the year we will be moved. I'm excited!! The building we work in now is probably one of the original buildings on Tinker...which was started in the 1940s. When we're up and running I'll post pics of my new office area!! Woohoo!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I am going to challenge myself, again. The A-Z's of me (and my fam). That's right, 26 straight days of posts!! My creativity better start flowing! If ya got any ideas for any of the days post me a comment!! Wish me luck! Whew!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Why Do I Love You So???

Dear Mr. Gummi Bear,
I can't get you off my mind. Why do you continue to torment me? Your soft, chewy sweetness is more than I can resist. I think of you often, trying to fill my time with things that are healthier for me when you are away! My mouth desires you but the rest of me is suffering from what you do to me. Please find someone else to tempt. I long to be with you but know nothing good can come from us being together. You need to go...go and never look back. I will miss you greatly but know it's for the best. I love you more than you know!
With Deepest Regrets,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I got nothin'!! Ha!! I just feel like I haven't posted anything in awhile and I needed to.

Parker has started running track, cross-country. He enjoys it so far and I'm sure when school starts it'll pick up! He goes to practice Mon, Wed and Fri in the mornings right now! That's probably the hardest part since he IS NOT a morning person. Next year junior high will start at 7:30 so he better get used to it! Hehe!!

Easton and Liv are pretty much just hanging out, waiting on the next ball season to start. They both seem to enjoy playing and we enjoy watching! Both are also in a math camp this week. A girl that goes to church with us who is a teacher is holding it and they both seem to enjoy it. Yeah Math...I love math! I hope they get that quirk from my genes. Livie will also be in her first wedding in a couple weeks, you can only imagine how much she's looking forward to that.

I'm still trucking away with my job at TinkerAFB. They're good to me so I can't really complain. I LOVE reading, which is odd since I didn't really enjoy it when I was younger. I think my favorites are historical fiction...but I'll take a stab at almost anything! My 'to read' reading list is long. Something that makes me just as happy is Phil has even picked up reading. Even though we don't necessarily read the same things it's still fun to end the night together with a good book!

Phil's business is still moving along but any new business is ALWAYS welcome. ;) Send all referrals his way!! He also plays softball on Mondays with our church league. He really has a good time and we like to watch him and our friends play!! They're like a bunch of little kids!

We're excited to visit family in a few weeks in Michigan and Arkansas. It'll be a lot of fun and I'm sure I'll have things to post from that!!

Happy Blogging!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Feathered Friends

This summer we've had two bird nests around our house. One was in the tree in our front yard and the other was built onto our brick by our front door. The nest by the door has become somewhat of a mess. There is a lot of little white splatter that is less than appealing right in the doorway...but whad'ya do?! Parker got up on the ladder for me yesterday and took a pic of our little peeps. Truth be told, I was a little skittish to get that close!! I know, I know!!! Maybe it's because I've been dive-bombed by the momma bird! Ha!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

One Man's Trash...

Is MY treasure. Ok, I have NEVER taken someones trash off the curb...until now!! This weekend I was on my way to the grocery store when around the corner from my house I spot two great chairs on someones curb. I called Easton and told him to run over there and ask the people if the chairs were trash, not fully believing he would. Then I made him get Parker on the phone so I could tell him also, it would take both of them. Easton left the house before Parker and had already asked the people if they were trash!! Yippee!! So Easton and Parker carried them home. I was SO proud of my boys...especially Easton who braved up for me!! What a sweetie. Anyway, we have two great new chairs and the kids love them!! I would like to get new cushions, even though these don't have a spot on them. Might see if my m-i-l thinks she could whip me up a couple...she's pretty amazing like that!! ;)

I think I'll be watching peoples trash more often!! SCORE!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cow Appreciation Day 2010

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day!! If you dress-up like a cow and go to Chick-fil-a you'll get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal!! Man, that just might be worth it!! You may see our 'cow' pics posted shortly!! I wanna see your pics!! Ha!! Who's brave enough??

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OK Cubs

Easton's ball team had their pics taken a couple of weeks ago at the Bricktown Ballpark...I took a few with my camera, but I can't wait to see the official pics.
I love this one (minus the coach in the corner...ha!)

Only half the team...but you get the point!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Eclipse...The Movie

Me and my fellow TwiHard friends enjoyed the latest of the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, this past Friday. We always have a good time...and the movie was GREAT!! Plenty of Werewolf action...WOOT!! WOOT!! Can't wait for the next TWO. That's right, for those of you that don't know the last book, Breaking Dawn, will be a 2-part movie. I'm SO pumped...but I will admit I'm a little nervous about how they'll catch the intensity between Edward and Bella in this one.
Enjoying some girl time before the movie...

Me & Natalie

Thanks to Becky & Nicole for standing in the rain for our girls ROCK!!

Allison & Nicole (Allison got a lot of comments on her shirt...too funny)

Happy 4th 2010

This is more fireworks then we saw all weekend. We had so much rain on Saturday and Sunday that most of the firework shows around our house were cancelled...bummer. But we didn't let that get us down. We had a GREAT time letting off some fireworks of our own. My kids love fireworks and I think the 4th of July is one of my top fav holidays. We had friends and family over and did a lot of fun things this weekend!! I hope you had a fabulous 4th and remember that our freedom came from our Heavenly Father...
Can't even wait for it to get dark...Ha!

Looking good...ha!

Wade, Phil & Jason

Jeana, Misty, Tina & me

Aubree, Livie & Theresa

The On-Lookers...

Abby & Lainey

Me and my 'sweet' girl

Parker & Jake...guilty!! Ha!!!

Clean up, clean up!!

I'm not sure how Easton always manages to evade pictures...Urgh!!!