Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Family Time!

We are in Haviland now with my parents, my sister and her family, and my aunt & uncle from Minnesota (arriving tomorrow) to celebrate the holiday. It has been such a wonderful time to be with family again and seeing how much nephew Jace has grown. And of course, the holiday is focused around eating and hunting! Chris saw six bucks this morning but didn't get a shot. Isaac got to go out with Poppa tonight and saw an eight point but nobody got a shot at it either. Almost time for another meal so I'd better go! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Should be packing!

I really shouldn't be on this thing but just wanted to say that we are headed to Kansas for Thanksgiving! We leave tomorrow morning, with a stop in Derby for adjustments and then on to Mom and Dad's in Haviland. I am so excited to spend some time with the family and to see what Jeremie and Stacy have got done on their house! My aunt Sandy and her hubby, Rod, are also coming for the holiday and they are towing Chris' "new" boat down for us. Chris bought it online and it was only 15 minutes from Rod and Sandy so it has worked out great!'s a hunting boat...what else can I say? Well, lots to do! Talk again soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's cleaning time!

We have two different guests coming today to visit and this house is in need of a good cleaning! We have been so busy the last week or so that I have been just getting the necessary stuff done and letting everything else go but now it is time to clean!!! First, one of our past youth members, Eric is coming through on his way to OKC to visit his brother. Eric is a pastor now at Ramona Friends Church and such a wonderful feeling for Chris and I to see one of our "kids" in ministry! Then later this afternoon, Brad and Chelsea, missionaries from Rwanda, are coming over to talk to Chris about their plan for Sunday morning. They are speaking at our church and since Chris is going to be gone both Friday and Saturday in Wichita for meetings, they are going to get it all straight today. I love company but I rather dread the house cleaning that has to come first! I sure love the clean house afterwards though! I think I am going to make a coffee cake also, it's always nice to have something tasty to offer friends! Well, I'd better get off this thing and get moving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cheesecake Factory!!!

Sorry it's been so long since I have posted something on here but I guess I just didn't feel like I had anything worth posting about that would interest anyone else. I then realized that I had started this blog for me and even if it didn't interest others, it was still worth posting for me! Not being selfish or anything!

Today was a great day! Amazingly, Chris said "yes" when I asked to have a day off to shop with my dear friends Shannon and Sena in OKC! We left about 8:30 and had a great time shopping at a great mall in the city, course we spent most of our time in Kirkland's but that's fine since I love the store! After a couple more stores, we headed across the parking lot to The Cheesecake Factory, I had never eaten there before and had a most yummy lunch! And of course, we had some amazing cheesecake!!! By the time we were done eating, it was time to head home because I had to be back home at 2:30 to go pick up the boys from school. Next time, I am making plans for someone else to pick up the boys so we can stay and shop longer! It was so much fun having out with the girls and I can't wait until I get the chance again!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Emma's ponytail

We tried yesterday to put Emma's hair in a ponytail. I had been wondering if it was long enough yet and it was...kinda! Haha! She doesn't like me pulling on her hair so I had to be quick. And it was in just long enough for me to take some pictures of it and then she started wrestling with her brothers and it came out. Don't think she is ready for ponytails all the time but it sure was cute! My baby is growing up!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sixth picture

My friend, Tammy, had posted something about a picture challenge so here is mine. The sixth picture in my sixth picture file is of Isaac and Ian in 2007 when we were in Colorado. Ian looks so itty bitty in this picture!!! We went up into the mountains one day so that the boys could go fishing and I took them on a little nature walk when they got bored. I also wanted to share the seventh picture, it's our discovery on our walk!

Monday, November 3, 2008

From God's word.

I normally don't get into all the election stuff very much and don't forward all the political emails that I get either. This last Sunday we were talking about the two different presidential candidates, and our teacher had found a great verse in the bible that really reassured me that everything is going to be okay, no matter who wins tomorrow! Romans 13:1-2, "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." What a great feeling to know that our next president is exactly who God wants it to be!!! Don't get me wrong, I am not going to sit back and not voice my opinion at the polls tomorrow but I don't have to worry if Mr Obama becomes our president. GOD HAS IT ALL IN CONTROL!!! It's a whole lot easier trusting God, who is in control, than worrying myself into a frenzy about something that I can't control! Hope this helps!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Here are the pics of the kiddos from last night! It was 80 degrees outside so I felt bad for Emma and Ian with their cold weather costumes! The third pic is Emma throwing a fit because she didn't get to go with Isaac and Ian trick or treating. It's a long story and frankly she got the short end of the stick but I wasn't the one taking them out so that's just the way it is! She was better after some cuddle time with Mommy! Enjoy!