Monday, June 28, 2010

Little Swimmers

Cruz's FIRST swim

Of course big brother taught him everything he knows :O)




If only I could do this ALL day long!!

Cruz's little water wrinkled piggies after swimming :O)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!!!

Could have fooled me!! It's been hot enough for summer to "be here" for a month now! And what a beautiful, summer day it is! There's nothing better than walking outside into a furnace blowing full blast, or your deodorant not quite powerful enough to withstand the heat, or walking bow-legged to allow the breeze to cool your sweaty legs! I really do love summer! I thought I'd share some of my favorite summer things...since today marks the official first day of summer! This is by no means is an original idea on my part. I'm borrowing this fun, intriguing game from some of the other blogs I browse through :O)

Ahhhh!! There's nothing better than a Sonic drink to hit the spot on HOT summer days!! In my case, this is almost an everyday occurance :O) Large cherry coke with easy ice! I'm proud to say that I probably keep the Shawnee Sonic's in business!

Boden!!! I'm in complete love with this store!! I love my fun necklace that doubles as a teething toy for Cruz :O) It goes with everything and screams "Summer" to me! On the days I wear this, I feel protected from the lurking eyes of Stacy London on "What Not to Wear." Haha!! I'm sure if she saw me on my normal days, I would be a prime candidate!

I love driving down the highway and watching the combines cut wheat! Must be the Okie in me :O) Plus, I have fond memories of helping my dad cut wheat back in the day! I remember listening to old school country('All my ex's live in Texas', 'Baby Blue', etc!), drinking the most delicious ice water from my dad's water jug, watching the sunset on a ripe, golden field of wheat, and getting home late just to do it all over again in the morning!

Popsicles!! I'm really not a huge fan...but both my boys' are! I love watching Corban pick out the color he wants to eat, get it all over his face and clothes, and drink the juice at the end! Cruz watched his big brother so eagerly, that I decided to give him his very own pop ice popsicle:O) Of course, he loved it!

What are some of your favorite summer time treats/memories/must haves?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Opposites Attract...

They say opposites attract, and for the most part, Caleb and I are complete opposites! Honestly, I can't even fathom what life would be like without chocolate, but Caleb could really care less. He's the optimist in our relationship; whereas, I'm the realist :O) I like to spend money, he likes to save! Although, I think I might be rubbing off on him...he actually buys something for lunch 1-2 times per week(gasp!). Haha!! When it comes to our personalities, Caleb is a sanguine/choleric mix. In other words...he's very outgoing, personable, talkative(I always kick his foot when I'm ready to go and he's still yapping...that's my "stop talking, I'm ready to go" signal!), compassionate, strong-willed, determined, practical, etc...! Me, on the other hand, I'm a melancholy/phlegmatic mix. Which means, I'm analytical, a perfectionist, calm and easy going(most of the time...!), sensitive, witty(I like to call it sarcastic), introvert, yada...yada...yada! However, there is one thing that we are both completely and utterly passionate and helping others, especially kids. Caleb is extremely involved in our youth program at church. He loves all of those kids as if they were his own! He(we) would love to do missions in the future. We would love for Corban and Cruz to be involved with mission work as well! For the time being, God has led us to sponsor a child(Mitsunge) in Malawi.

Corban calls our child, Mr. Pig. It's quite funny the reasoning behind the name! As you can see in the picture, Mitsunge is wearing a Lion King shirt. Well, Corban thinks he is Simba, so Mitsunge has to be another character...hence "Mr. Pig" aka Pumbaa:O) Silly kid! I can't wait to see what Corban names our other sponsored kids in the future! There's no telling with him!

If anyone is interested in sponsoring a child, Hope House Orphan Care is who we used and they are located locally out of Shawnee! Their website is