Monday, September 27, 2010

Thomas the Train

They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight
Red and green and brown and blue
They're the really useful crew....

This song has been stuck in my head for 2 days!! Why you ask? Welllllllllll...

Thomas the Train made a visit to Oklahoma City...and guess who wanted to see him?!?!! Corban!! So, we decided to make it a family of 4 trip and headed to the Oklahoma Railway Museum :O)


Poor Cruz...he's such a good natured little baby!!

Corban loooooooved it!! He had tons of fun playing with all of the Thomas toys provided :O)

All aboard! After lots of playing, it was finally our turn to board Thomas!

Thomas will be giving more rides next weekend at the Oklahoma Railway Museum! Go here to get your tickets:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday, Corban!


Mommy & Daddy cannot even begin to tell you what a joy you are to us. You've enriched our lives in so many ways in these sweet, perfect 4 years!! You bring so much joy, laughter, happiness and animation(I could really go on forever with adjectives!)into our everyday life :O) I can't imagine going a day without fart talks, watching your "favorite movie of the week" 5 times/day, telling you a million times a day to stop calling your Elephant "Boobies"...since his real name is "Boo Boo", watching you run around the house saying "here comes Bullet", or holding you down and giving you kisses until you've had enough or squirm out of my arms(whichever comes first!)!!! These are the days I live for! These are your silly, little quirks and that's what makes you perfect in every way :O) I don't know how God decides to make kids and their personalities, but when he made you...he went to extraordinary measures to make you flawless and impeccable...and then I'm sure he had to have a day of rest...;O) We love you SO much! Happy Birthday, buddy! Here are some of your favorites:

Favorite song: Eyes Wise Open(aka Your Love is a Song)by Switchfoot.

Favorite drinks: Chocolate milk and sweet tea.

Favorite food: Anything that comes with a toy :O)

Favorite movies: Cars, Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and Lion King.

Favorite books: Bible, Little Boy, I'm a Big Brother, Big Book of Animals, Goodnight Goon, and Dr. Seuss.

Since you couldn't make up your mind about what kind of birthday party you wanted, you got all 3...Cars, Toy Story, and How to Train Your Dragon! What a great birthday party it was!

Your cake...half Cars, half Toy Story...

Your cupcakes! They're supposed to look like Viking helmets for How to Train Your Dragon!

Your party favors...a dragon mask complete with a Piston Cup :O)


Date of birth: September 17, 2006
Time: 6:28am
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz
Length: 19 inches

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cowboy Up!

Boots and hats & orange and black! Yes...those are the best types of Cowboys :O) The county fair came as fast as it went, but not before some special boys' took part in the annual pee wee tractor pull! I don't know who had more fun...the pee wee tractor pullers or myself watching them! Those kids are so cute! I didn't think this night could get any better until.................................................the Hawkins family showed up! Caleb Hawkins and Corban are very good friends, to say the least :O) Caleb and Corban's little brothers(Tyson & Cruz) wanted in on the action, too!

My little COWBOYS...

So proud of these boys! Out of 15 contestants, Caleb placed 2nd and Corban placed 3rd! They had the pedal to the metal...

Tried & true, die hard cowboys...

AND...let's not forget about those OSU COWBOYS!
I would say that Corban's a fairly seasoned OSU football fan! He's been attending the games for half of his (almost) 4 year life :O) He looooooooves watching Bullet and Pistol Pete and the baby dancers(cheerleaders)! However, he is not "Corban" at the games. He tranforms into Brandon Weeden! "No, I'm not Corban...I'm Brandon Weeden!" Haha! He insists on orange hair, OSU tattoos on at least one cheek(face cheek, that is....), and his OSU shoes! Well, we can't have Cruz slackin' on us, so he's a BIG fan as well...!


It's really hard work being Brandon Weeden...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


{pray until something happens}
As I sit here at home, instead of being at my weekly Wednesday Bible study(thanks to strep throat), I have found myself embracing my current read. I love everything about this book and, in my opinion, it's a book everyone should read!



1.) It's written by Craig Groeshel, who is the pastor of in Edmond. When Caleb and I started dating, we attended the LifeChurch campus in Stillwater every Sunday(well, almost every Sunday)! This was waaaaayyyy before they built their nice, new, awesome building in Stillwater! We ARE OLD! We attended LifeChurch when it was held in a school cafeteria!

2.) Reality check! It's amazing how many of us are Christian athesists...myself included. I kinda just "mentally" rolled my eyes when I heard the title of this book. I thought "this can't be me, I'm a great Christian." I thought I'd give it a try and boy, was I WRONG! This book really delves into the root of all of our everyday issues and uncertainties; whether it be worry, faith, forgiving the past, or giving.

3.) Many of my new favorite quotes and inspirational sayings came from the book :O)

4.) And did I mention Craig's an Okie...more inspiration to read it! Cool!

Some of my FAVORITES:

"God is interested not only in our actions but also in our hearts-in particular, our attitude toward him."

"PUSH. pray until something happens." I had never heard of this acronym before until I read this book. I just love it! I think I'll stick random post its in my house to remind me of this! We need to keep praying, no matter what. "God is far more patient than we are. He has eternity, so he's in no hurry. When we don't see immediate results to prayers, our tendency is to take back what we gave to God."

"When we live by faith, we believe that God has everything under control. But if we start to worry, how we live says the opposite."

"Worry is the result of trying to carry a burden that never belonged on our shoulders."

"Fear doesn't come from God. It's a tool the evil one uses to distract us from our true purpose here."

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything." Philippians 4:6-7

I still have 4 more chapters to read, so I'm sure I'll be updating this...stay tuned...! :O)