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 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!