Thursday, April 30, 2009

i always thought i was crunchy....

now facebook has proven it....I took the "what is your parenting style" quiz today...and this was the result...

Your Result: Kind Of Crunchy

You lean more toward Attachment Parenting, natural births, homepathic remedies, and living green! You tend to question modern medicine and mainstream parenting. You tend to delay vaccines or use an alternate schedule. You aren't bothered by the fact that people tend to question your parenting style. You feel strongly about the way you're raising your kids. You believe that it's our duty to make the earth a better place for our children by being more eco-friendly. You buy organic foods whenever you can and you use cloth diapers or seriously considered it. You've also considered homeschooling. When people see you with your baby you're usually wearing her in a sling or wrap. You tell new moms who complain about lack of sleep to try co-sleeping with baby and let them know how much you loved co-sleeping. You believe in breastfeeding and baby led weaning, but to a point. And you'll nurse in public but modesty is important to you. You aren't afraid to disagree with your Dr about delaying solids or vaccines. You don't like to let your baby cry and cry-it-out methods make you cringe. However, if nothing else is working you are willing to try it once the baby reaches a certain age. You read different books about parenting and take what you feel will work for you and your family. You tend to believe in trusting your instincts when it comes to raising your kids.

what do you think?? sound like me?? :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

baby shower!!

these are my dear "childhood" friends, that drove up from stillwater to come to my shower on Saturday....these girls mean so much to me, and even though we dont see each other or even talk to each other a lot, i hope they know how dear they are to me!!!! btw, i am the last of them to have a little one....but im working on catching up :)

since it was a "girls" shower, jake and i were up late Saturday night going through all the fun things we were blessed with...annabelle was pretty tired, and took advantage of the pile of soft, fluffy things to lay on :)

on a side note, my baby shower was on Saturday, which was April 25. April 25th happened to also be the one year anniversary of the loss of our first little one...its crazy the healing our God can do in a year. We are so blessed to have a healthy baby coming into this world in the next 8ish weeks, but i will never forget the little one that i will get to meet someday in heaven!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day....

what are you doing to love your mother???....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

our first baby...

wheres the gap tee and levi's??

He looks pretty sharp huh?? this photo is from Jakes ordination ceremony Saturday in Sapulpa. there were multiple tears from this pregnant lady and and many moments of pride to be jakes wife!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


starplex at northpark (aka "the dollar movie") has lowered their prices!!! it used to be...
all movies before 6pm- $1.25
all movies after 6pm- $1.75
all movies on Tuesdays- $0.50

all movies before 6pm (any day of the week!)- $0.50!!!!!!!!!!
all moves after 6pm- $1.00!!!!!!!!!!

since we are regulars at the dollar movie we asked our buddies why the lowering of prices, you NEVER see that anymore....the answer....recession....well...we are taking full advantage of it :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

29 weeks!!...

How your baby's growing:
Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Basics of Biblical Finance...

1)Get out of Debt!
"The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender." Proverbs 22:7

2)Act your Wage!
"A foolish man devours all he has" Proverbs 21:20

3)Get on a Budget!
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?" Luke 14:20

4)Save and Invest!

"In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil." Proverbs 21:20

"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house." Malachi 3:10

by (my boyfriend ;)Dave Ramsey

Saturday, April 11, 2009

armed and ready!!!

armed with BUCKETS!!!!!

apparently we are getting a huge Easter storm so i set out all our rain buckets....i will be able to water my plants for DAYS with these buckets full of rain water!

28 weeks = 7 months = 3rd trimester!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Jake insisted that i blog about my color-coded and labeled check books....apparently you free spirits out there think this is funny ;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

simple times....

although I do not fall under this category (i am a child the 80's & 90's), this is an email (you may have seen it) that is going around that i just thought was so cute. not that i agree with everything (aka smoking and drinking while pregnant, bb guns for on...) but it sure makes me wish i was raising this little person in a time when things were much simpler :)

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell p hones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Love it!!!....