Friday, January 23, 2009

My Blog Has Moved!!!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I have moved my blog over to WordPress. You can now catch up with me at

I haven't been happy with Blogger's features for a while, so I made the change and I think it's much better. I hope to see you over there. Leave me a comment while you're there so I know people have made the change!

Thanks for keeping up with me.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Change is... better

Okay. I feel better now. I reverted to a classic blogger template that probably a million people have, but I didn't have to change my widgets over or anything else, so this will do for a while.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the National Chamionship game last night sucked? Because it did. The Sooners so should have won. Stinkin' Gators.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Okay, so after Christmas I needed to change my blog background since it was Rudolph. This led me to an exhaustive search for a FREE blogger template. I mean, I design stuff for heaven's sake, I don't want to pay for someone else to design stuff... I just need to know how to do the whole HTML thing. In the meantime, I want a pretty,Justify Full free template. Problem is... I'm picky. I can't find anything I really like. So, I saw the thumbnail of this background and thought, oh, this will do. Now I hate it. It's not me. And I already put all my widgets back on. Now I will suffer with it for a while, but just so you know... I don't like it.

There's my rant for the day.;)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Big Day!

Luke had the best New Year's Eve a 5-year-old could ask for. You see, Luke's been wondering forever why all his friends are losing their teeth and he's not. Then, last night all of a sudden Luke yells, "I've got a loose tooth!"

Then, just 45 minutes later, we're in the car on the way to dinner and he says, "I lost my tooth!" I turn around and he's cracking up because he just pulled one over on me. Not 2 minutes ater, he says it again. Me: "Yeah, right. Stop messing around." Luke: "For real, mom! I lost my tooth!" And sure enough. He lost his tooth. I think it was the shortest span of a loose tooth in history, but Luke's pretty happy about it and Payt claims to be proud of him.

I hope your new year starts off well, too!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas blog friends! I hope yours was as good as ours. This year was so much fun... the boys were really into opening their presents and playing with all their new loot. They were so cute!
To back up a little, the night before Christmas Eve Payt got sick and was up all night with a tummy ache. He finally threw up around 8:30 am and felt much better. Then that night (Christmas Eve) we went to my mom and dad's house for a family get together- our traditional Christmas Eve chili dinner. My brother and sister and their families were all there, so the boys had a great time playing with their cousins. They were ready to get home, though, and put out milk and cookies for Santa, which they promotly did and went to bed. We didn't hear from them again until 7:15 Christmas morning! When they woke up they were in awe of all the wonderful things Santa left them. We spent the morning opening lots of toys and getting ready to have Nana & Gramps, Uncle Buzz and fam over for lunch. Buzz and his family couldn't stay long after lunch, but my mom and dad did and we played Mexican Train dominoes all afternoon! Then in the evening we went to see the "dancing" Christmas lights in Norman. It was a great day, but I was drained and went to bed as soon as we got home... at 8:30!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and wonderful plans for New Year's!

Friday, December 19, 2008

TAG! I'm It!

Jenny tagged me on her blog, so here I go:
8 TV Shows I watch:
1. C.S.I
2. C.S.I. NY
3. E.R. (do you see an initial theme here?)
4. The Mentalist
5. Private Practice
6. Criminal Minds (probably my fav)
7. Dancing With the Stars
8. The Unit
8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Tarahumara's
2. Ted's
3. Saltgrass
4. Outback
5. Musashi
6. Pepe Delgados
7. Pei Wei
8. Cheesecake Factory
8 Things That Happened Today:
1. Made Christmas cookies with my Mom and the boys
2. Ate at Rodney's Pizza in Purcell
3. Slept in til 10 am!!!
4. Went shopping
5. Tried to mail Christmas cards (note the "tried"... sorry your card will be late!)
6. Wrapped Christmas presents for our Angel Tree family
7. Sang Christmas songs with the kids
8. Took presents to the kids' teachers
8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Mailing my Christmas cards (sorry again)
2. Christmas morning watching the kids open presents
3. Spending time with all my family
4. Time with friends
5. Reading good books
6. Vacations
7. Watching my kids try and succeed at new things
8. OU Football and Basketball games
8 Things I Wish For:
1. World Peace (All I can think of is Miss Congeniality on this question)
2. A different house
3. A swimming pool
4. A boat
5. Health for my friends and family
6. A maid
7. A cook
8. To know what I want to do when I grow up ;)
Phew... I think that's it. Now I tag Michelle (I second Jenny), Jessica (a new baby can't be keeping you busy), Jenny R., and Brooke!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

10 Fantastic Years!

Sorry for the blog silence... I've been in a whirlwind for the past month with the 3-Day, holidays, and now, my 10th anniversary trip to Vail with Todd! We spent 4 1/2 wonderful, fun-filled days in Vail. We went shopping in Vail Village and Lionshead, Todd went skiiing while I went to the spa and enjoyed a manicure and pedicure. Todd joined me later and we had a hot stone massage... can I just say "AWESOME!"??? We also got to go snowmobiling for a couple of hours one day, which was sooo much fun! It was bitterly cold that day- the high was 16 degrees in Vail, which is about 8,100 feet above sea level, but we went snowmobiling up the side of a mountain and ended up at 13,000 feet, so it was butt-kickin' cold! I can say that I honestly never imagined myself flying up and down a mountain on a snowmobile going 50mph and taking moguls, but now I have and I would definitely do it again.

We also ate. A lot. There was no shortage of good food where we were at and my sweet husband took the liberty of making reservations two different nights at two different fancy restaurants, where we were served several courses of gourmet food. Yummy!

Another highlight of the trip was getting to meet up with one of our dearest friends, Aaron, who was the best man in our wedding. We had been looking forward to seeing him, his wife and two precious girls, but because of the weather, we were only able to meet up with Aaron near his office just outside of Vail. It was so nice to be with one of the 614 crew again!

Also while we were there, the snow kept falling. Our second day there it snowed 18 inches! Over the course of the next couple of days we got at least 6-8 inches more, which made the drive to the Denver airport this morning a little rough. But I must say, it was absolutely gorgeous!

Our actual anniversary was the 12th, which was the day before we left. Todd gave me the sweetest gift (as if the trip to Vail wasn't enough)- he went to the florist who did all the flowers for our wedding 10 years ago and had her make a replica of my wedding bouquet out of artificial flowers, which look scary real, and put it in a pewter vase he had inscribed with our names, our wedding date, and Our 10th Anniversary. Is he good or what?!?

Here's just a few pics from our trip:

Snow, beautiful snow.
Todd on a break during our snowmobiling adventure.

A view from our hotel.