Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas

Christmas this year was one to remember!
We had Kaleb's first White Christmas and then some.
Traveling the streets of Tulsa Christmas Eve was reminiscent of a zombie movie. Abandoned cars were everywhere and it was quite an adventure to make it home for Santa's visit.

Kaleb decorating cookies for Santa.
All the goodies for Santa and his reindeer
The Tree
Finally Christmas morning came and Kaleb was so excited to finally open his presents.
As usual Santa and family were very kind to Kaleb....

After opening presents at home and having our wonderful maintenance crew shovel our car out we headed to Grandma's and Papa's.

More presents to open and more food to eat....
After visiting Grandma & Papa's house it was time to head to Nana's
Kaleb loved seeing Baby Carson and his aunts and uncles from Dallas.

Saturday night we went out to celebrate Kenny's birthday.
It was great to get everyone together to end the holiday weekend!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Holiday and we're all looking forward to the New Years and all that it will bring!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween!

It was a pretty lowkey Halloween here. Kaleb had a little bug so we just took him trick or treating in Papa & Grandmas neighborhood. Kaleb had a blast despite being a little under the weather.
He wanted to be Buzz Lightyear again and had fun running around in his suit.


After trick or treating Kaleb stayed with Papa & Grandma and Kenny and I went out to watch some football.
Kenny decided to dress up sexy for the night...apparently I wasn't impressed.
All in all it was a great night. Kenny's Yankees won, OU won, and OSU lost. Hopefully now the mouthy Cowboy fans will be silent.
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Pumpkin Carving


Kaleb had fun carving pumpkins this year but apparently he didn't like the smell!

video
And the final result...an ok looking Buzz Lightyear!

Visit's from friends

This fall we've had a couple of fun visits from good friends.
First up was Ms. Lauren in town from Houston. I loved getting to spend some time with one
of my best friends that I don't get to see enough of.
We always have a great time together and it was good to catch up.
She is doing great in Houston and even though I miss her I'm so happy
she is doing so well in the big city!

Next up we had Erin, Jon, and the adorable little Riley! Kaleb loved spending time with Riley who is already 3 months old! He was so good at our house and we loved having a baby around!
The weekend was spent watching football and taking the kids to the pumpkin patch.
We had great time and the kids looked adorable!




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Is Here!

Fall has just begun and it's already shaping up to a very busy one.
The highlight of course has been Megan's Wedding!
The wedding was gorgeous and Megan and Patrick have never looked happier!
I am so happy for my little sister and our new brother in law. He is a great guy and we're happy to have a new addition to our family!
Megan & Dad
As always it was great to see some family that we rarely get to see. Hopefully it won't be too long before we see everyone again.

With the excitement of the wedding over it was time to focus on some important athletic events in the family. Kaleb was in his school's jog a thon this year and although I don't know if we have a future distance runner on our hands we're proud of him for running/jogging/walking the whole 25 minutes. He jogged a little over 1.5 miles and now wants to jog everyday so he can improve next year!

Stretching before the big run
Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa and his aunts for sponsoring his jogging endeavours this year!

Kenny is living his school work right now and becoming good friends with the TU library.
Fall Breaks will be well received by both boys this year!
Around the Stone Household we are enjoying (sort of) football season and gearing up for the rest of October's events.
We have some visits from out of town friends, the Tulsa Run, and of course Halloween.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Fall and I'll update soon!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer is Over

It's been a long busy summer but we had a blast!
We got to spend a lot of time with Kaleb and filled the summer with lots of fun activities.
We took full advantage of swimming, parks, and story times.

The three of us had a great summer but now it's time to head back to reality.
Kaleb has now started Kindergarten.
I can't believe he has gotten so big. His teacher seems nice and we are hoping this is a great year for him.
He is the youngest, tallest, and by far the loudest in his class.
He'll certainly leave an impression on his class!
First Day of school!
Kaleb turned five last Friday and we celebrated with family and friends.
It was Transformer themed and as usual Kaleb cleaned up. He has such generous friends and family who truly love and care for him.
Thanks Nana for letting us celebrate at your home!
Another exciting part of the summer was the birth of Riley! Here is the happy family!
We are so lucky to have this family in our life and to have an adorable sweet godchild!
I know Erin will raise that boy a good Catholic :)
Kenny starts school in a couple of weeks and we're praying for another successful semester.
These classes will be tough but luckily he is a smart guy!

Looking forward to a fun fall and I'll try to post more than I have over the summer!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring is Here!


The weather is finally warm and we are loving every minute of it!
Kaleb always enjoys having more time outdoors and he is already looking forward to swimming in the summer.

We had a very fun and busy Easter weekend.
We prepared for the Easter Bunny by making lots of sweets and dying eggs. Kaleb had a blast decorating eggs and cupcakes and just as much fun eating them!
 Kaleb is into a Transformers phase and happily received a couple of new bots to add to his collection.
We had a delicious Easter breakfast with Karen before heading to Mom and Dads for Easter lunch.
It was a great day with lots of food and lounging. 
After all the family festivities it was time to head to Audrey's 2nd Birthday!
Kaleb giving Audrey his present to her.
Audrey and Kaleb!

It was a great weekend and we have many more to look forward to this spring!



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Birthday!


Another year another birthday. Although I am not thrilled about being another year older this year was a really great birthday.


I got some great gifts this year. I love my new Coach bag from Kenny but the cutest gift has to be the pink ballerina barbie from Kaleb. Yes, he believes all girls want Barbie's so that is the gift he gave me.
We celebrated with dinner Saturday night at El Guapos. I love my Mexican food!

Thanks to my friends and sisters for coming out!

We also had Spring Break so my working was minimal which I will never complain about.
Spent most of the week making crafts and eating.
Here is Kaleb and his newest gourmet masterpiece. Yes Cheeto Pepperoni pizza.
Really it's been pretty low key around here. Just enjoying the warmer weather and March Madness.


We've got a visit from the Hicks to look forward to and then we're off to Norman to see Erin & Jons new house!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Time to Start Sacrificing


Well today is Ash Wednesday and it's that time of the year when we have to figure out what we are going to give up in an attempt to be closer to God. Most people do something food related. This isn't going to work for me since:

1. Kenny and I have cut most of the garbage out of our daily diet and

2. I don't really see how this helps me with my relationship with God.

So instead of giving something up this year I have decided to start doing some things that will hopefully make me a better person and Christian.

Since I'm a sucker for kids doing Catholic stuff here is a picture of Kaleb and me rocking the ashes.

Kenny,Kaleb and I finally went to Dallas a couple of weeks ago and got to meet baby Carson.

She of course is adorable and also a very good baby. She was very sweet and Kaleb adored her.

It was great to spend the weekend in Dallas and Kaleb was happy to spend the day with Uncle Michael while Kenny and I went shopping.

We spent Valentines night with all the Stone/Hicks family enjoying some yummy Mexican food.

This past weekend we celebrated my parents 27th wedding anniversary. It was a fun night spent eating and playing with the Wii Fit we all got our parents.

Once again our Dad proved he will probably always be in better shape than us.

It was a great night and I am lucky to have some great parents who have shown me a great path for a happy and successful marriage. I hope to stay as happy as they are.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ice Ice Baby


It's been another couple of busy but fun weeks here.
Kenny is back to school and it looks like he'll have a lot of work to do this semester.
 Apparently grad school is difficult!

Luckily the weekends can provide some distraction from the work/school cycle.
A week ago it was good ol' buddy Jason's 27th birthday. This is 10 years of Goins and I celebrating our birthdays together so that makes me feel really old!
As always it was a good time with Mr. Goins and I've been lucky to have him as a friend/pseudo boyfriend/bodyguard since high school. 
Here's to 10 more years of birthdays with Jason!
The following week Tulsa received a fun ice storm that had school cancelled for 3 days. That means 3 days cooped up indoors with Kaleb. Although he loves being out of school he tends to have too much energy for extended periods inside.
When this happens he gets creative...like layering lots of clothes and playing super hero.
This is Kaleb wearing 6 shirts and some Buzz Lightyear gear. 
It's a good look!
Thankfully the ice finally started melting and we were able to return to normal life.
Maybe next year Oklahoma can receive some snow instead of ice...

This following weekend was a fun yet slightly sad weekend. My good friend Lauren came for a visit from Norman before she moves away to Houston. Lauren and I have had many good times and I am sad to see her move but know she will have lots of success in Houston. Hopefully we'll have many good times in Houston in the future!
We finished up the weekend checking out Taken (eh..ok) and of course the SuperBowl. 
I was rooting for old man Warner but at least the Steelers winning makes my buddy Obadiah happy.


In a couple of weeks we will be heading to Dallas to visit Shelley and her new baby!
I will take lots of pictures of the cute little girl!



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to the Grind...

We are reluctantly trying to get back into a good routine here at the Stone household. 
The Holiday break has spoiled us all and getting back on track is proving hard for a certain member of the family. Kaleb has decided that 8 A.M is just too early to get up.
This is after about half an hour of trying to get him out of bed and ready for school. He gets his love of the morning from his father.

The rough times back were not helped at all by our dear Sooners. After another disappointing bowl game we all had to return to work and listen to the  taunting of OSU fans (didn't they lose their bowl game too?) and oddly enough Gator fans. Seriously; some how I work with two Alum's. What are the odds?
Luckily Leslie came over to watch the game and brought her adorable daughter Audrey.
She entertained Kaleb and I through the trauma of the game.
Friday was Terri's 22nd Birthday! Several us went out to dinner at Abuelo's and enjoyed some Mexican food with the Birthday girl.
Dessert Nachos; yum!
Our fun loving sis then hit up the karaoke and belted out some awesome Garth Brook's tunes.
Nothing beats a karaoke version of "Friends in Low Places".
We finished up are 24 hours without Kaleb by seeing Gran Torino. It was amazing. It was definitely full of racist terms (most that I had never heard before) but Eastwood's performance was very sincere and I would recommend checking it out.
The rest of our weekend was a quite one with Kaleb and the Play-offs.

This week we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of Carson Hicks! 
Any day now and Kenny and I will finally be an aunt and uncle!

So those who know Shelley and Jason say a prayer for a quick and easy delivery.

Until next time take care family!