Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Skip Blog Post

Skip has finally updated his blog...

Click here to check it out.

Ode to Half Price Books...

I love you. Not only do you provide me books at half price, but also endless hours of entertainment, kids stuff, cds, DVDs, stationary, reading supplies, giftcards, "green" shopping bags, journals...
Of course this is stemming from my recent trip to see you when I spent way too much money but got three books I am super excited about reading:
-Eat, Pray, Love
-The Pillars of the Earth and
-Poe and Fanny,
and also:
-a Little Einsteins sticker book
-Fairy Numbers (these two things for reese of course)
-Scene It board game - Harry Potter edition - (nerd, I know)
-thank you cards
So, thanks again for everything you do for me. My next ode will be written to my beloved Central Market. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Round it up...

Ok. I hate these “blog roundups” but that’s what happens when you don’t write consistently! And as most of you know, I have plenty of randomness swirling in my head to keep up a blog with! My fault. And I love writing…Anyway…This is going to be in list format because its easier and I love making lists!

1) Miley Cyrus—bought the new cd yesterday, love it! And yes, I know you are thinking it, so Ill say it out loud. I DO know that Im 28, not 13. But whatever. I say there’s something to be said about staying a little “young at heart.”…
2) Skip bought me Anne of Green Gables on DVD as a surprise the other day…I cant believe I’ve never blogged about Anne before! My parents bought me the videos when I was little and I’ve been taken with it ever since! I know every word by heart. If you’ve never seen it, borrow it from me! I will say, it makes me want to be Canadian and live on a farm in 1900. But then again…
-every time I see Alias, I want to be in the CIA,
-every time I think about NYC, I want to be a New-Yorker,
-every time I watch Hannah Montana I want to be a teenager again, but be cooler this time around :) ,
-every time I hear the name Kristi Yamaguchi, I for 2 seconds think I actually still have a chance to win Gold in the next winter Olympics if I just train hard enough,
-every time I watch Food Network, I am determined to be the next Barefoot Contessa,
-every time I see an amazing photograph, I am determined to fulfill my life-long dream of being a photographer, even if only for myself. (This one is actually for real :) )
-…this list could go on forever…
3) I’ve been thinking about the significance of my life lately…or at least, how significant I make it. I was very convicted when thinking of pre-Gaylord days when I was so blessed not to have to work, but did not “redeem the time” as much as I could have. Working has opened my eyes to the way I approach looking at staying at home, being a wife and mother…I don’t think I put the significance on it that it deserved before. I would change some things if I could go back, but I can’t. So, I learn from it, pray that our God of goodness uses this lesson for my eventual good and His glory—which I know He will without a doubt, and continue to try to be more like my Savior daily.
4) Lets see, oh yeah!!! So I am also on a mission to use only canvas grocery bags! I bought some at Tom Thumb a long time ago, feeling good about myself for “going green” but then forgetting to take them in the store with me! But, I have been looking at how plastic bags are disposed of and, it’s not good! They are not being recycled, being dumped in the ocean, all kinds of stuff…so I am renewed in my challenge to only use canvas. So since I am having a love affair with Central Market, I bought a bunch there, and I am determined to use them every time!!!!!

Well, thanks for listening to my rambling! I am also determined to write more…not that you are all waiting on the edges of your seats or anything! :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fairview : Population 2734 + 3

For the 4th of July weekend we took a road trip up to a little place known as Fairview, OK to see our good friends Jay and Gina.  Never knew you could have so much fun in a town that doesn't even have a Starbucks or McDonald's.  (They do have a Pizza Hut though)

Fairview's awesome marketing campaign. :)