Monday, November 28, 2005

The Excitement of Life

I know I’ve blogged about emotional and physical exhaustion, but today I’m blogging about the excitement of life.

I have embarked on a really exiting adventure for the third time.


We found out Thursday morning. Could I honestly be more thankful for anything Thanksgiving Day!

I am pre-morning sickness, and I don’t feel any more tired then I do normally chasing after Victoria and Jackson. Right now I feel better then I did at this point with the last 2. If my calculations are correct the baby’s EDD is July 25th. Since I have uncommonly short labor (lighting fast, very nice) I’ll probably be induced before then. We are debating having the baby in Norman. This would require me to stay with my Mom with the kids for the last month, which can be hard on all parties involved, but I like my doctor and the hospital I’ve used. One more advantage with going back to Norman is I have about 20 people who can take me to the hospital and watch the kids.

My only complaint at this point is my face is breaking out a bit. What do I want? Of course I want a healthy baby, but I would like another girl next. I like the alternating thing. What do I think I’m having? My current guess is a boy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Life moves by pretty fast...

I apologize for the lack of posts lately.  I am physically and emotionally tired.  I have a lovely head cold and a few people have passed way and a couple more are really ill.

As we move into the holiday’s life will not slow down.  I still need to post a picture of Jackson’s new haircut.  There were lots of tears a week and a half ago.  Victoria was my first victim and her hair turned out way cute, tears were still involved.  Jackson’s was more screaming and thrashing then crying, I used the clippers as a new tool.  I was going to cut the top longer to spike, but it took everything Jonathan and I had to hold him still and I just used a ¼” guard all over.  He looks cute, but a lot older.

Today I begin the task of baking.  I am headed to the kitchen for some good 80’s music and some bread making.  I am in charge of bread for Thursday.  I love to bake, and even though it’s time consuming, most of the time consuming part is me being patient enough to let the stuff rise.  Today’s lesson’s for Victoria will be involved in the math realm with measuring, and I found some good kids sites with history on Thanksgiving and activities.  Homeschooling a 5 year old is great, because they play to learn and you can improvise sometimes, which is very nice.

I hope you all are well and that you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Goodbye Della

**L-R Doyle, Delores, DELLA, DeEtta, Dadreon** **Dorothy- not pictured**
**those already passed-Don, Dwight, Doris and Ray**

Jonathan just called and his Aunt Della has passed away. She had a very bad wreck Saturday morning and has been in the emergency room and SICU at St. John’s in Tulsa. Please pray for Jonathan’s family, particularly his Aunt Dorothy, in this time.

Thank you,

Friday, November 11, 2005

My new table

Wednesday I spent a little time in Owasso and stopped by a place where they sell used, all wood furniture. I have been looking for a game table and I found it. The chairs need a little work, and I’ve already bought an embossed vinyl to recover them. Of course I have to finish my other project first, but I got a great deal and I am very happy.

*I still haven't mastered arranging my pictures and I can't get them lined up. I'll take any pointers I can get.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Our house in OKC has been selected as the “LISTING OF THE WEEK” in this Saturday’s Daily Oklahoman. We have also reduced the price to $119,900. We are hoping and praying that God brings us the right buyer soon. Please pray for our home sale and feel free to pass along this information to anyone you know who might be interested.

Halloween Fun (a week late)

I’ll be honest, I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in years, but I did for my friend Staci’s party the Saturday before! Jonathan got his Dad’s old Navy uniform (I love a man in uniform) and looked totally cute. I rented a go-go dancer costume, which was fun. Staci took the cake; she is braver than I am and went as a Playboy Bunny. She totaly rocks! It’s too bad Staci lives so far away; it’s always fun to hang out with her.

Halloween was spent at home, because Jackson was sick. I was bad and skipped upholstery. We took Victoria to the houses of people who live around us that we know, and then she got to hand out (and keep) some of the candy from our house. This was her third year as a unicorn. When we got low I turned off the porch light. I was amazed and irritated by the number of kids who rang our doorbell after the lights were off. My mother’s rule was never to go to a door that didn’t have a light. I guess it’s just a different time.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Everyday with...

…Rachel Ray! I am soooo excited! The new Rachel Ray magazine is out and I got my copy yesterday! We were watching the 3rd Star Wars movie last night (not really impressed, but glad to have some clarification), so I had to wait until today to look through it. I promised Jonathan that since I got a subscription I would cook at least 4 recipes a month from the magazine. He’s happy. I try not to over cook items, but I need to add more stuff to my standard list. I’m even considering buying her new cookbook. My current favorite recipe of hers is the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which can also be found in her Get Real Meals cookbook. If you eat at P F Chang’s or Pei Wei, these are so close it is unreal. DELISH!