Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
This weekend was like the true definition of a lazy summer day.... Friday we were able to sleep in, hang out in PJ's all morning, while doing a little laundry....i was even able to make the bed :). After lunch we thought we would go to a matinee (at the Starplex at northpark of course!!). We saw "the happening".....which I wouldn't exactly recommend...but it was a nice time since it was a Friday afternoon at 1pm and there was like no one at the theater...so of course that just feed our delusions that we have the whole town to ourselves on "our Fridays"....the rest of our day was full of a whole lot of nothing....which we LOVED!!
Saturday morning we woke up early for the OKC farmers market!! We bought so many yummy, fresh, locally grown food! We got... peaches....cantalope....watermelon...greenbeans... tomato's...corn..... we found ourselves later Saturday and Sunday afternoon, sitting on our back porch eating something summery and juicy!! I went to Courtney Weaver's (Jake's boss's daughter, and long time family friend) bridal luncheon....It was beautiful and so very girly!!! For lunch at the shower, we had Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, and Spinach Salad....(see what i mean by girly...is there any other kind of Salad!?) But it was all YUMMY!! Jake and I bought her and her future hubby Jeremy a big Mackenzie-Childs platter...i just love them! After the shower Jake and I fit a nap into our "very busy" lazy summer day :) Saturday evening we found ourselves at one of our favorite places....Barnes and Noble!! We LOVE to walk around the store...pile up 4 or 5 books...find a comfy place to sit and then not move for about 2 hours.... our food money envelope was pretty full so this time we decided to splurge on coffee! I found myself this with a pile of books on Natural Childbirth and Organic Living (which besides the bible, is all I find myself reading these days) and Jake, of course had found more books on guitars and other music stuff then we had time for!!
This morning at church...Jake had his normal work duties and i had nursery....here lately i have been with the older toddlers....but this morning they had 21 babies in the 6-9 month old room, so they needed the extra help.... which was a treat! At lunch heather had a dress on that she loved and wanted me to take photos of it....so we did about a 3 minute photo shoot outside of Cafe Bravo while we waited for our food....down below were my 2 favorites!!!! This evening we went to a potluck type dinner with all Heather and Rhonda's friends from their Peru mission trip.... Weekend is now over....after a good nights sleep its back to work we go!! ;)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We had so much fun with my family last weekend floating the river and camping!!! My brother Matt, Jake and I camped out and my mom and dad were at home base (a hotel ;). So it wasn't roughing it too bad because we were able to go take a shower after floating the river. I actually did not take many photos....mom took most of them, but here are a few of what i got :)...
Monday, July 21, 2008
I gave you a preview a few post's ago...but here is the link to Kayden's full "one year" photo shoot...that consisted of 2 days! :) enjoy!!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
OK it doesn't have the same exact ring to it....but that is what we are doing. We leave early tomorrow morning to head down to the Illinois river to go float it and camp....We are using the same tent that I have used for like probably over 15 years, so we will see how things hold up ;) Come back after the weekend for photos!!!
I just had to add a photo to this post....my hubby and his favorite past time ;)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Hi everyone....I am so glad to hear and see that we have peeps coming to look at our blog!!....Keep coming!!! We had a very full weekend....so i will try to sum it up....
Jake and I are very blessed to both have Fridays off....I always feel like its our own little day....everyone else is at work and we have the town to ourselves!!! So that means our "weekends" start on Thursday night. This Thursday right after work, we got home and jumped into our "weekend uniform" (mine is usually sweets and a tee and Jake is always jeans and a grey gap shirt) and headed to Olive Garden...we do not eat out often....but my boss was so nice and gave us a gift card for watching her little one Carsten last weekend. Olive Garden has the best soup! I could eat the zuppa tuscona everyday!! and of course their salad and bread sticks....it all just got my weekend off to a great start!!!
Friday i woke up to the sound of the lawn mower outside our bedroom window....i was so surprised to find Jake out mowing....it didn't need it "that bad", but he said its much easier to mow when its not like a jungle....so i was very proud of him to have that kind of motivation!! We ran around town running errands and playing (remember we think we have the town to ourselves on Fridays ;) Jake traded some video games in for a new one and I got my hair done (a little bit darker this time). Friday evening was a "family zone" party at the McCords house (beautiful home in nichols hills). We had yummy salmon and steak!
Saturday morning (while Jake played his new video game;) I meet Brad, Bridget and Kayden at Will Rodgers Park for Kaydens "one year old" photo shoot....I have been taking kaydens photos since he was in Bridget's belly!! You can not get more beautiful eyes....and i think he wants to be a photographer too....what do you think??? ;)
Saturday evening we went to another church party....this time it was for "boot camp" volunteers and it was at Cheri's (Jake's boss) house. We had fried chicken from Eishen's and Jake made home made ice cream that was pretty tasty! Ohh yeah and i totally got made fun of for tearing up napkins to conserve paper!
Today....Jake got to lead worship for the 10:45 service at church....they ask him to do this every once in a while and he just LOVES it!! My sis-in-law also sang with him....
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Jake and I canceled our cable ohhh about 3 weeks ago (will explain in a future post).... since then we have been listening to A LOT of radio! the other morning at breakfast the little news segment of my christian radio station came on....they were reporting on this church that did these "cardboard testimonies"... and that you could watch it on you tube.... I immediately ran to the computer....and within minutes i was crying!!!! This was something i just had to share, It is completely worth 8 minutes of your time. The story of the woman who was diagnosed with MS (you will see) is what got my tears flowing!!!....
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
When Jake and i first started our journey to become debt free, almost a year ago!...we had to find something (something cheap) to reward ourselves on a weekly basis. Once we were married we hardly EVER went to the movies....it was just SO expecive! It would be close to $20 just to go see one movie (as most of you know). We always felt totally out of the loop when people would be talking about the latest movies. So i started searching around....and what did i find!?.... Right down the street from our house.... with almost an angelic glow surrounding the building... Northpark Mall....yes that's right.... The totally getto dollar movie theater in Northpark Mall...there it was, there was our answer!!! BUT WAIT.....it doesnt end there....i then learned that on Tuesdays....movies are just $0.50 each!!! That was it.....from then on our Tuesdays turned into what jake likes to call "frugal tuesday"....since then....without fail....you could find us at Northpark Mall every tuesday night! Yes you did your caculations right...we go to the movies every week for only $4 total every month!!! We might be a month or two behind on movies....but by "rewarding" ourselves....we were able to acheaved the ultimate reward of being DEBT FREE!!! We havent decited yet....but tonight it will either be "horton hears a hoo!" or "made of honor".....who knows....which ever one we dont see tonight we might splurge and go see saturday for $1.75! HAHA