Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing at the pool

We had our 2nd family day at the pool this summer. It has been hard doing family activities outdoors this summer since it is so hot and Vivian is so little. I managed to go a few hours early by myself and get a little "me" time. The kids and Nick met me after their naps for some fun in the sun (well shade for Vivian). We even met another baby that was a week older than Vivian. The babies enjoyed starring at each other from their car seat and bouncy seat. Here are a few pics we were able take.

Even Princesses drool

We could both live in the water...really!

Nick & Austin

Me and Vivian in the shade

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm Not Wonder Woman

But God made me wonderful!

I started reading a book titled the above comment by Shelia Walsh a few years ago and never finished it! I saw it sitting on the book shelf and grabbed it today. It was just what I needed to see. It's awesome how God opens your eyes to see what he wants you to see exactly when you need it.

Since having baby #2, I quickly noticed that I struggle more with being on top of everything as well as I used to. My mom used to say how organized I was and now she says, "What is with you, you used to be so organized"? I know she was teasing me but I have noticed that my brain just isn't with it lately. I am sure it is due to lack of sleep and there has been a lot of chaos in our house lately. This got me thinking of all the pressures that are put on moms today to be the perfect mom. Read God's word, be intimate and a friend to your spouse, clean, cook, exercise, run errands, pay bills, play with the kids, teach the kids, be a friend, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with me when I can't give it all 100%. So many moms and people in general are afraid to fail but we are only human. We can't do it all on our own, we need to lean on God and let him take control. The greater reality that I discovered while looking through this book (I only get to skim books now days) is that in between trying to be wonder woman and wondering whats wrong with me I have realized that because of Him, I am a wonderful woman! Just thought I would share this little enlightenment that helped me today. God is in control, so we don't have to try to be! I hope all my wonderful made friends know this!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Visit with Amanda

My friend, Amanda, came to visit us this weekend. We attended OC together but since she lives in Edmond we only see each other a few times a year. Her hub, Derek, was on a 400 mile bike ride in Iowa so who else would she want to spend her weekend with? Aside from Vivian being sick, we were able to grab a pedicure, dinner and a movie thanks to my wonderful husband for watching the kiddos. Austin loved her race car that she drove up in (Honda Accord) LOL. I am thankful for Amanda and all my friendships that God has blessed me with!

Going out

Vivian meets Amanda

Chillin at the house

Amanda and Austin making faces at each other

Me and Vivi...I agree that her daddy is a hottie!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bunko at my house!

It was my turn to host Bunko this past Tuesday. Yes, I am just now getting around to posting because Vivian has had a cold all week. Blogging is hard! Anyways, we had taco salads, dessert and of course played us some good Bunko. We had 3 babies this week. Meagan brought sweet Evie which is 2 weeks, and Candice brought Owen and he is 6 weeks. Vivian was there but went to sleep for the night at 7:30 so she didn't get in on much of the action. The boys took off with our friends Adam and Gavin to see a Tulsa Drillers baseball game. They showed up at the end to crash our party. Here are a few pics from our night.

Ashley looking hot sporting the cool tiara

Ashley, Shannon and our subs, Kim and Sherry...Thanks for subbing!

Linnea and Amy

Meagan and Evie

Nick holding Owen

Austin and Owen

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vivian is 4 months!

I can't believe she is already 4 months! Time flies when you are having fun. She had her first cold this week and went to the dr. twice just to put me at ease that it was just a cold that needed to run its course.

Here are some things she is doing now.

Coo's or gurgles
Lifts her head and chest
Turns her head to find out where the sound is coming from
Rolls from side to back and has rolled from back to tummy once when she was mad!
Sits with help
Bats at objects
Kicks her feet, especially when watching Praise Baby video

4 months old today!

Still adorable, even with a cold

With her big bro...ornery and sweet, one of they are both sweet.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend fun

Instead of posting several posts from this weekend, I am doing them all in 1. I have a baby and toddler, I save time when I can.


Food and friends...that is Kevin you see on the right....I somehow chopped the left side of his face off!

Austin and his bud, Addi

We were both caught wearing yellow so a picture had to be taken

CORVAIR CAR SHOW...I had no clue what Corvair's were until this Saturday. There was a small car show going on in Broken Arrow and I took both kids. Austin is obsessed with all cars so I decided to go and learn more about cars myself!

Loves car engines...especially when they are in the back

This was pretty just walk into the back of the car


Just the girls

Me and the kiddos

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Margarita Pops

I saw this recipe on Rachel Ray and just had to share it with you guys! If you don't want a full blown margarita, just have a margarita popsicle. Yum-O!

3 cups limeade
3 tablespoons tequila
3 tablespoons Grand Marnier
Kosher salt, for garnish

Mix ingredients together and pour in ice pop molds. Freeze for 4-5 hours.
Dip the molds in hot water to release the pops.
Sprinkle the pops with salt before serving. Yields 6 servings.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th

Our family goes to OKC every year for July 4th. We celebrated my mother in laws birthday and went to my aunts for our annual cookout/fireworks extravaganza. Little did we know that on the way to her house we about got swept away in a tornado. Needless to say, we ended up making it to her house after all. Here are a few pics from this weekend. I had said I wasn't going to get in any pictures because of the incision on my neck but they talked me into it...I tried hiding it the best I could.

We take a family picture every year so here is this years. I guess it is pretty darn good considering we are all looking at the camera and no one is screaming!

Nick and Austin doing fireworks at our house before we left...definitely illegal

Me and Vivi before the freaky storm that I acted like was no big deal because I didn't want to scare my 3 year old

This is a little random...we weren't even posing but I think it turned out kinda cool

My little firecracker

Had to post this one because the dress is so darn cute!

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