Saturday, July 31, 2010


Her first high heels are from Don and Rita!
Her matching outfit is from Renee and Rani.
I made her headband ~ my first ever.
I LOVE having a girl!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

16 Weeks

How can she be 16 weeks already?
How do you get time to slow down?

How To Irritate the People Who Buy Your House

#1 - Stain all the wood work in the entire house (doors, baseboards, doorways, cabinets, etc...) with Watco Danish Oil Finish in Dark Walnut and DO NOT wipe it off. This way it can stain/ruin their nice, expensive shirts they wear to work, their daughter's Boppy cover, and anything else that touches it before they realize what you've done. This way they can spend hours of their life (when they could be unpacking) wiping down the woodwork with lint free rags from Lowe's to prevent it from ruining other items.

#2 - Leave the house dirty. Yes, don't wipe out drawers or cabinets. Have the carpet cleaned, but then let your two huge shedding dogs in for the night. This way they will have to clean all your dirt and dog hair and be totally grossed out in the process.

#3 - Sign up to receive every catalogue that is printed in the USA. This way every single day that mail is delivered they will receive at least 7 catalogues offering everything from handblown glass parrots to socks that relieve hammertoes to furs that cost thousands of dollars. This way they will have to spend their own time calling the 1-800 numbers to be unsubscribed from the mailing lists. (I'm not exaggerating...we've called approximately 60 catalogue companies, and our mail lady told us that the former owner got more catalogues than anyone on her route. We feel privileged. The photo is just from a few days!)

#4 - Don't clean out all your stuff from the cabinets. This way the new owners can own all of your weight loss shakes, pills, energy bars, weight loss subscription, and your hemorrhoid cream.

#5 - Buy new appliances just a few months before selling your house, but DO NOT hook them up correctly. This way the new owners will try to use them, then think that their appliances don't work and will call repairmen to come fix them. Thankfully, though, they will rejoice when they find out that they do work and are actually quite wonderful.

#6 - Do not grout or seal your shower or put in the shower head pipe correctly. This way the new owners will have to have workmen come fix the tile, and the new owners will have to replace the shower head pipe.

#7 - Have 4 doors that each have 2 locks, but only give the new home owners 1 key. This way they will get locked out of their home the second night they own it, and they will have to drill through lock to just get inside so they have somewhere to spend the night. This way they will have to spend extra money to have all the locks replaced.


The three of us are gradually starting to feel more at home here. We bought a house by Hefner Lake in OKC. To be fair, the former owner really did a fantastic job fixing up a 1967 home. Aaron searched for homes on the internet into the wee hours of the morning for nights and nights and had 2 realtors helping him find us a house that fit our needs - move in ready & in a safe neighborhood, but a price within our budget so I can stay home with Molly. Aaron saw this house on the internet, and we are so thankful that everything worked out for us to own it. This house is really an answer to prayer. We have just had to laugh about some of the STRANGE issues that have arisen.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Favorite Day

Today the folks on the radio were discussing the following question:
If you could relive your favorite day, which day would it be?

Evidently most people had been answering their wedding day.

I can't decide...
*our wedding day-marrying my absolute best friend
*Molly's birth day-giving birth to my gift from God, the sweetest sight I've ever seen
*one of the incredible days we spent in Costa Rica...the beach, ziplining over the canopy, horseback riding on the beach
*one of my favorite autumn days spent in New York...cupcakes, fabric stores, Mary Poppins on Broadway, pumpkins, bookstores
*the day Mom and I went to see the pairs figure skating at the Olympics in 2002-I still can't believe I was there
*the day I ran my half-marathon...dedication, discipline, determination...a dream that became reality

I'm sure there are more that will pop into my head - and - hopefully more special days to come, but one thing I know for sure...
Every day is special.
"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24 (it has always been on my side bar)
Every day is a gift.
"Nothing is worth more than this day." -Goethe

So, what would be the day you'd like to relive if you could?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Catching Up

Our computer got a little stressed in the move. So much so, that we had to get a new one. Please welcome our family into the world of Apple. Last night Aaron brought it home. We are now members of the cordless keyboard and mouse world. It is amazing.

We have accomplished quite a bit since the last post.
Molly was dedicated on Father's Day at the Fairview MB Church where I grew up.
Aaron's parents and sister, Jordy, met Molly for the first time.
We moved to our new-to-us home.
We cleaned out and cleaned up our rental.
Aaron went back to work.
Molly is 3 months + one week old.
Molly steals our hearts on a minute-by-minute basis.
Fletcher had a seizure again, but he is okay. (I was a bit hysterical as I had to take care of it all by myself since Aaron was at work. Molly was delightful through the entire ordeal!)
I'm trying to figure out where to put everything in the house as we settle in.
I'm more than enjoying being a mom.
We celebrated my Mom's birthday.

Time is flying.