Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oklahoma





So as you saw previously I went to OK to surprise my mom. While we were there we got to go to the Tulsa State Fair. How I love the fair. I wish I would have taken more pictures. You can get just about anything on a stick. I will say though I think I paid for it later. We also saw my Grandma

as usual. She wasn't making too much sense, but man did she love Asher. He was "precious".

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Surprise!

I think I have just pulled out the greatest surprise ever. My mom has been gone for 10 months in Afghanistan teaching pilots English. I hadn't seen her since last Thanksgiving and between now and then I had had a baby. So I couldn't wait for her to come to California and visit. I decided (with the help of my husband) to come to Oklahoma and surprise her. Here is a video of that surprise.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

In the Arts


One thing I love about being so close to CBU is the opportunity for my children to interact with other adult people and have cool experiences. On Monday I took the three boys to a concert on campus. The band playing was a good friend. Now you may be thinking 3 boys by yourself? Are you crazy? Not really. Avery was enthralled with the music. Gab played with Aiden while I held Asher or we switched. OR I was childless while other people enjoyed the company of my children. I love it when they can be appreciated by other people. My boys are truly "neat" people and have a lot to say. They can be insightful, but more often are good for a laugh.


Gab and Aiden negotiating











Aiden having fun running on the lawn.










The two boys enjoying the music. This is how Avery was the whole time. I am fully convinced he will one day be on stage with his own band.
















If you are looking for a new band check this out at http://www.travisryanmusic.com/
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Who does he look like



As a family we are always trying to see who do the children look like. Asher is one top and the one below is my brother. We think they look alot a like. They at least have the same shape of face. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. I haven't decided yet:)
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One of many firsts

So Asher turned 4 months on Monday and has shown quite an interest in eating so we thought we would try some cereal out. He loved it. He kept going for the spoon though. As Adam says though, it is a messy process.


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A little laugh is good


Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.The man at the counter asked the older boy, 'Son, how old are you?' Eight,' the boy replied.The man continued, 'Do you know what these are used for?'The boy replied, 'Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either one.


I could so see Avery and Aiden doing this one day. LOL. You gotta love boys.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Life (I like the one word titles)








I figured I haven't written in awhile so it was time to add a few pics and give some updates. Aiden turned three and one of the things he says is that he wants to be is an"Allergy farmer" so he can drive a tractor. Well, he got the tractor. (I have always said you can take the boy out of Oklahoma, but you can't take the Oklahoma out of the boy)




Asher is growing like a weed. He is now 4 months old and loves to grab things and explore with the mouth. He has a gorgeous smile and a contagious laugh. I think we are going to keep him.



Here is another picture of Aiden. I love 3 year olds and their sense of style.



Avery is a big first grader. Here he is hunting for roly polys.


Every day is something new that could make us laugh, cry or both at the same time. I am doing my best to enjoy each and every moment because I know one day I will look back on these days with fondness and wonder where my little boys went to.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wait


So sometimes it is hard to bare all on the blog because you never know what people will think, but as I reflect, is that what God really wants from us. I don't. I think He wants us to be real so that His grace can shine through our imperfections and our screw ups. With that said I will admit that life is doing me in. I can't figure out if its the work thing, the three kid thing, the never ending pile of laundry, or the never ending cleaning. It just might be all of the above, but I know that when things tend to become overwhelming I have to rely on others and rely on the promises of God to come through. One of my favorite scriptures came blaring through recently and that is Psalm 27. Yes the whole chapter. Here are some juicy pieces. " Hear my voice when I call o Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My hearts says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face Lord I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way o Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. (Here is the kicker) I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord: be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."


Lord, help me to know how to wait. Let me see your goodness every day that I live. Help me to see through the trials that seem to follow and lead my path. I want to know you more and love you more. Help me to bring honor to your name when I am in the hard spots and when I don't feel like it. I pray that I can honor you by raising Godly men and showing them how to love each other. Thank you for never giving up on me. Amen


By the way the Psalms are full of David's heart cry to God. I love it because he was real with God. He was honest with how he felt and its nice to know that I am not the only one who feels the way I do at times.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Highlights 3


Crash and Burn

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More highlights from the days events


Three legged race

It was a photo finish
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Aiden's Birthday


Welcome one and all to the Olympics of a lifetime. Each minute was crammed with excitement. Aiden is now three and we can hardly believe it. Where has the time gone. He is such an active boy we decided to have an active party for him. The opening ceremonies were amazing and the closing even better. Here are a few highlights of the happenings. The birthday boys favorite part of the day was "cake". This has been his favorite part since he was one. I guess he is a simple guy.

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Life with boys



Here is a good pic of what life with boys is like. It is a lot of wrastlin' lots of legos, and lost of pure craziness. I don't think we would have it any other way even though it does make us crazy at times.
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