Thursday, September 10, 2015

Glorious Day

The words of this song have washed over me lately...I can't get enough of them! I mean, there is no greater truth in this life...what a gift! I am so, so undeserving, yet so grateful and humbled that God would bestow such a gift upon me! Thank you, Jesus!
Living he loved me,
Dying he saved me,
Buried he carried my sins far away,
Rising he justified, freed me forever,
One day he's coming,

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Tonight was the kickoff for GA's at church. Madison is so excited to be in GA's for the first year, and Mackenzie loves GA's! The theme this year is "All for You Jesus." They get to do several fun things throughout the year, like the sleepover (YEA?!), a Christmas project, and Mission Ignition. Jonah is in Mission Friends this year and someday he will be in RA's. I remember being in GA's as a girl, so I am so thankful and I love that my kids get to be part of this wonderful program that teaches them about the importance of missions!
Yes, even Pony came to GA's!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Throwin' It Back

We spent Labor Day weekend in Newcastle with my mom, and on Sunday she kept the kids so Brian and I could go to a movie and to dinner. We saw War Room, which was so good & then we headed to Bricktown to where it all began for us! Our very first "date" (with Brian's parents) was to Spaghetti Warehouse. I still remember being SO nervous! We took pictures in a photo booth that I'm sure we still have somewhere. I was really hoping that photo booth was still there, but it wasn't. One thing that was still there...the Guide to Romance funny! I'm pretty sure our love level was "clammy" on our first visit there...but, we've definitely made it to the top of the love meter in our life together! This was a fun night, walking around and remembering fun times that we have had in downtown OKC. We even went into the Renaissance Hotel, where we stayed when we got married. I'm so thankful that God wrote our love story & we get to live it every day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sooner Born

We have always been a "Sooner" family...from the time my baby brother was "the Boz" and I was an OU cheerleader at 4 years old! (I love this picture, by the way!) OU's opening game was during Labor Day weekend, while we were at G-Ma's house. She bought the kids new OU shirts & they looked so cute cheering on our team! Of course Madison's shirt has a puppy on it!
Can't get enough of this...
Silly kids!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Jonah + Car Wash = Bad News

I had no idea that going through the car wash could be such a traumatizing experience. Jonah lost it completely...before anyone thinks it was horribly mean of me to just video him screaming, I have to defend myself in saying that I had already climbed back there to get him out of his seat and hold him, but he kicked me and would have nothing to do with it. He was completely inconsolable. What is really funny is how he literally goes from wailing, to practically cheering "almost done! we made it! yea! we made it!" all within less than a minute. Needless to say, we probably won't be going through another car wash with Jonah anytime soon. Brian says he just needs to toughen up, but it's becoming more and more obvious to me that his personality is going to be more on the timid side when it comes to "scary" things in life. His Daddy may just have to learn that it's okay!  =0)
Poor little buddy...
Here are the shortened versions of the videos:
I held his hand and tried to console him the whole time.
Starting to realize at this point that it was coming to an end...
Is that a smile??
"Yea! We Made It!"
Longer versions of video's above:

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Yearbook Signing

The yearbook signing for last years book was this morning bright and early at 7:30! I only bought one yearbook for the girls to share, which they were not overly excited about, but they were like $40 and I didn't want to buy two. I started to just send Brian with the girls, but then I decided I better just go since they were having to share a book and might need me to help them with that. It's so cute to watch them sign their friends books and have their books signed by their friends. Madison's friends signed in the front cover and Mackenzie's friends signed in the back cover (for the most part).
Here is Madison and her friend, Claire.
Of course this happened! Such sweet friends!
Such concentration!
I love how she signed with a flower following her name!
Even Jonah got to sign Katelyn's yearbook!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

All Partied Out!

All that partying wore Jonah out! At the end of his party, he went and climbed up on my bed with his blanket. He had Lightning McQueen in one hand and Miles in the other. He laid there and watched Mickey Mouse in somewhat of a daze for a few minutes before going to sleep. Opening presents, eating cake & having the attention of your entire family on you is just hard work! He may be 3 now, but he still needs his afternoon nap!
Sweet dreams, big boy!