to catch your girls reading their bibles together outside...
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I've been choosing my words wisely when telling people...cause I figure saying "i totally did a 5k" sounds much more impressive then "I totally walked a 5k" ;) The past few years my mom has gotten way into walking 5K's and i've been so proud of her....but continued to let that be "her thing"....until her birthday came around and she asked my brother and I to do a 5k with her ON her birthday (March 10th)...well now I had no excuse not to do one! Jake joked with me all week leading up to it that I should be "training" and with just days leading up to it we realized that my only somewhat athletic shoes I have are packed deep in our storage unit...no I didn't train one bit and thankfully my mother-in-law wears my same shoe size:) The run was a St.Pattys day theme benefiting leukemia There were tons of people dressed to the nines in their green gear...tutus, leggings and even a man running in a kilt! Us however just tried to stay unfrozen! My brother and I would run every once in a while but we mostly just walked right along side my mom making fun memories! We walked it in 46 minutes! We were not the last the cross the finish line...that was our only goal!! HA! :)
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Right in "our" very "own neighborhood" is one of Oklahoma City's newest and coolest libraries. With it being VERY much walking distance from "our house" (when i say "our house" i mean my in-laws;) we had lots of plans to walk there multiple times a week...wellllll it being the heart of winter since we moved back in mid January we haven't had many opportunities to do so thus far (it feels very weird to load everyone up in the car to drive around the corner, but I guess its necessary when its a wind chill of 30 degrees and snow on the ground). But we finally got the chance to do it the other day and today was definitely beautiful enough to walk to the library, and we had plans to...but poor Piper woke up at midnight sick and was running a fever all day...lets just hope Oklahoma will stop acting like...welll...Oklahoma...and just STAY beautiful from here on out! fat chance...i know;)
I have had many puppies and kitties come in and out of my life...but only one sweet dog was apart of our family from beginning of life to the end of life...his precious precious life. We got Chance when I was in 7th grade and my brother Matt was in 2nd grade. My brother really wanted a puppy so it was technically his dog and he had to go through all the "he's your responsibility" moments from my parents...so my brother loved him dearly! He was in our lives for 16 years and we knew the day was coming but i NEVER expected to come home for Christmas, walk in the door, to my mom in tears saying that today was the day that we needed to put Chance down. He had a really rough night the night before and was in so much pain... It was one of the hardest things my mom and I have ever done and I was so much more emotionally then I thought I would be:( On the joyful day of going to pick out a cute little puppy...you never think of how hard it will be at the end of their life. We are all at peace that it was time and that he is not cold and in pain anymore! We love you Chancey Boy, rest in peace.
January was quite the month for us...we left our church in Texas, packed up our teeny tiny apartment, loaded all our belongings into storage units and moved in with Jakes parents...i'm a little overwhelmed with all that I can say about our time we had in Texas and the reasons why we left...so i'm just going to leave it that we felt very called to move on and we are now truly learning to live, trusting fully on God and man are we! We can honestly say we are rejoicing in this time of darkness. Our last days in Frisco were spent with friends we had met,going to all our favorite places around town, packing, going to our last library programs, and finishing up Pipers swim lessons....our 18 months in Texas will always hold a HUGE place in our heart and I am so very grateful that God led us there!