Archive for July, 2012

she’s ten.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Happy Birthday to my best ten year old girl!!!

three more weeks.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Amanda’s wedding is coming up FAST!  She said last night… “next week is shower, the next is her birthday, and then wedding!”  We have gotten so much done and I am so thankful to have mom helping get it all done.  It is so much to do I didn’t realize when the planning started.  I got a letter in the mail today that Amanda is on the Dean’s Honor Roll.  Pretty exciting considering how busy the last semester has been.  She has been going to class, working, and coming home to get things done on her days off.  This week we are making final order on flowers, making a few projects for the wedding found on pinterest and wrapping up a few other things that we can do in advance.  On top of this she is trying to get things organized and packed up to be moved.

At such a busy time nothing adds to the chaos like a change in plans.  Can’t go into details now, but Bailey’s plans have been turned upside down and while I’m excited about his bright future… I’m also feeling a little unsettled about all we need to do to get things done for the fall  semester.

Tomorrow night I’m doing a demo on making the homemade laundry soap at women’s ministry night… I have all the ingredients and made labels for the jars everyone will take home.  Others are demonstrating dishwashing soap etc.  Should be interesting.

We’re planning to go to White Water with Izzy’s school bff for her big two digit birthday!

I had to take Emelia to the dr. today.  She has swimmer’s ear and it wasn’t getting better with the traditional drops OTC.  I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t anything more than what we thought and it wasn’t.  We got a Rx and she should better soon.  The dr. office is next door to 7-11 so we walked over for icees!



Thursday, July 5th, 2012

It’s july 5th, 11:20 p.m. and fireworks are still booming outside my window.  Matt and I met on the fourth of July, 1985.  I was fifteen.  We met at a fourth of july picnic at a church camp.  Wow, that seems like so long ago!  We had our 23rd wedding anniversary last month.  Our fifteenth anniversary was spent at Dallas Children’s Hospital after Izzy’s surgery.  It’s strange how certain memories stain your brain. I remember looking at him at probably the lowest point in my life and realizing it was our anniversary.  I said, “happy anniversary,” and thought about things we had planned for that time and how those things didn’t matter at all anymore.

On a brighter note… wedding planning is going well. We are checking things off the list everyday!  Amanda is getting her lists all ready to start addressing invitations.  It is only a month away now.  It really has been fun planning and running around finding things for the wedding.  We have such a happy family.  I noticed the other day each of the kids always say I love you to each other and to us any time they leave or end a phone conversation.  Even Bailey to Emelia when they have been arguing.  I love that.  It makes me happy to see them all so good, kind and considerate.  I’m not a bit partial!

Next Monday Bailey and I will spend the day at OU getting his schedule worked out, taking tours, lunch at the honors college, and meetings.  Amanda and I spent a day at OU before her freshman year too, it will be fun to do it again with Bailey.

Amanda and Emelia have really been enjoying each other this Summer.  They have been doing lots of girlie things like nails and hair and makeup, oh my.  Emelia is pretty talented at nail design and hair.  Amanda is the makeup girl.

Tomorrow izzy’s bff is hosting a pool party!  We are super excited!

a few of my favorite things right now are…

  • those little chocolate ice cream cups from braums.  the individual sized ones with just enough ice cream…  it just tastes better.
  • these hangers… trying to convert to only this type.  love them.
  • songza app on ipad/iphone.
  • long fast walks in the evening with Matt.  great for relieving stress and get an extra workout in a day.
  • brighton laugh perfume.  i was out and finally got some last week.  i missed it.  my favorite.