Wednesday, January 26, 2011


As you can see, it has been just a "few" days since my last blog and where to start?!

Doug's friend, Lance, got an iPhone4 the other day and he was so excited about it. The iPhone4 has a feature called facetime, where you can see the person you are talking to if that person has an iPhone4 as well. So, the boys had to try it out. LOL! This is hilarious and totally changes the phone call.
Jackie decided that she would give us some "facetime" tonight! This is too funny, you even get caught making all of your weird faces that the other person doesn't get to see.

At one point we were able to "facetime" with both Jackie and Lance, retro style! (I know it isn't the best pic, but you get the idea)

Well, long day tomorrow but the next few days will be eventful! Keep reading and I promise that I will keep posting!

Until next time....go get an iPhone4, so that you can enjoy "facetime!"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So, as you can tell it has been a few days since I have blogged last. Since Emma was sick, I have been totally worn out. She was/is having a hard time going to sleep. It is getting better night by night. Now, nap time at the babysitter is a whole other story. The way I feel at this moment can be described by one word "AHHH"  AND this picture...

Until next time, enjoy your evening!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Rosey Cheek Girl

Today I had plans to meet up with my friend, Amanda, who lives in Lawton, OK. We planned to meet in Wichita, have lunch at our fav spot, Cheddars, then do a little shopping. I haven't seen Amanda for quite some time now and she is moving to Georgia in May. I was so excited that both of our schedules finally allowed for us to get together! And then our plans came crashing down when I read this....

Emma started running a low grade fever Wednesday night and had a runny nose. I attributed it all to teething. When I got home from work yesterday, Emma was sleeping. My sister watched her yesterday and she told me she wasn't feeling well for most of the day. When she woke up, she had the rosiest cheeks and the poor baby was just burning up! I took her temp and it was 102.4. Out pops the Tylenol and she took a bath. You couldn't tell that she was sick, she was just as happy as ever...until bed time. We fought trying to get her to go to bed for about an hour. Around 11:30, she woke up for the first time, then about 1:45, and again at 3:30. I tended to her every time because Doug had to work today. I tried everything, rocked her, slept with her in the guest room, everything! When she finally went to sleep at 3:30, she slept until 9:15. Her fever stayed down until the medicine wore off and it would spike back up to 102.4.

Against my wants, I cancelled my plans with Amanda and made Emma a doctors appointment. Gotta take care of my girl! Dr. Helen says she has Strep, not good news. Today, she has not been too much fun to be around. :( I don't like having sick babies! She didn't want to nap at ALL, unless I was rocking her. She made herself throw up because she was so upset when I put her in bed. Overall, she just wanted to be held all day. I can't blame her, I know I always wanted my mommy when I was sick. And still do to some extent.  Nothing replaces mommies when we are sick. I started her on her antibiotic today and I am hoping that it kicks this strep stuff to the curb, quick, fast, and in a hurry!

Until next time...please say a quick prayer for her recovery!

P.S. I am enjoying blogging everyday. I wasn't sure at first but it is nice to just write what I want. It is almost like my daily stress relief.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our little stinker!

Keeping Emma out of Moose's food bowl is ALWAYS a battle. Emma thinks that she needs to be by Moose's side when he is eating, put food in his mouth, or show him what to eat. It is just about on a daily basis that I catch her playing in his food bowls. Typically it is the water bowl, since she is obessed with water. The other day I caught her with her face in the water trying to drink like a dog. LOL! I try to keep the door to the pantry closed but obviously I fail! Today I walked in on this.....

 Just look at that precious little smile! She was so proud of herself. I know that it is hard to tell in this picture but she has taken just about every piece of dog food from the food bowl and transferred it to the water bowl that was full of water. I could only laugh at this and ask her "Who is your mama and why isn't she watching you?!" haha. I told Moose that he missed out and should have eaten when he had the chance. Gotta love toddlers! :)

Later this evening, Daddy had the urge to play NCAA football. Somebody wanted to join him! I thought this was too cute, already wanting to be like her daddy. It was good bonding time for the two of them. She loves anything that has buttons!
Until next sure to thank God for something he has blessed you with today!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thoughts of the day...

So, this morning I read a quote that really hit me...hard. I also shared it on facebook. But, for those of you who didn't read it there, it goes like this....

"God inspires us to be better people, not bitter people." 

I think I get caught up in turning situations to negative, thus making me bitter. It is easier to be bitter, than it is to take the high road. I play the "pity party" game with myself. I have been trying to remind myself that whatever the situation is, it could always be worse. God has blessed me with so many things in my life and sometimes I take those things for granted.

Here is an example that gets me. I often wonder why I feel like I have one sided friendships, me being the one that calls and doesn't get calls back or rarely gets a call. I feel like I am a good friend, as good as I know how to be. I do let that get to me and become bitter and even hurt by that. And I shouldn't be! I have something that most of my friends don't have, a 40 minute drive after work. Alot of times that is when I do my calling but it is also right in the middle of family time for others. I should use that time to really wind down from the day, so that when I get home I can place my focus on my family. The part that gets to me is when I don't get a call back. Why take my time out to think about you, when you don't do the same. I guess that is the part where I am a better person ;). Maybe it is that I talk too much (couldn't tell, could you). I'll try making my conversations short and sweet. I dunno.

I try hard to forget about these things but sometimes I just can't.   Lately, I have let alot of things turn me into a bitter person. Well, I feel better now!

I guess that this really spoke to me and was something that I needed to be reminded of. In general I am going to try harder to let things roll. Be the better person, not the bitter person.

On a brighter note, I had a busy day at work and tomorrow is Thursday! Yay! HELLO WEEKEND!!

Until next time...goodnight!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Madi's Birthday/Bellybutton

On Saturday, we traveled to the last town that we lived in...Jacksboro. I miss that place...sometimes :) I especially miss the LeFevre family that we left there. Jackie is a coaches wife and she is one of my only friends that really gets ALMOST every aspect of me. (Douglas is the only one who really gets the WHOLE me!) It is crazy because we are so alike but so very different. She taught me a lot while we "coached" together. Like how not to take crap from people and to speak my mind. These are both good qualities, as long as you don't over do it. Haha.

However, Saturday was a special day to celebrate Miss Madi's first birthday. Madi is Emma's bestie, whether they know it or not! She has a super cute ladybug themed party and Jackie did an excellent job on the ladybug cupcakes and cakes. Everyone had a great time playing and catching up!

                                                 The cool girls with matching sunglasses!

Sunday, was a lazy/catch up day. Emma stayed in her pj's all day and Daddy and I found a home for all of Emma's toys in her room. Key words: IN HER ROOM. For the last two months, her toys have taken over our living room. I am a bit of a neat freak (some of which I have had to let go of since Emma's arrival) and her toys were driving me crazy. Our living room is back to normal with a few toys still in there. I know it will never be the way it was pre baby but that is OK!

Today, Monday, Doug had the day off from work. I was a bit jealous in that I couldn't stay home with my two loves. I had to bring home the bacon! :) Emma and Daddy had a wonderful day, staying inside on this chilly day. They wrestled all day! We baked chocolate chip cookies after dinner. Doug and I had milk in our glasses and Emma wanted to drink out of mine. I let her have the last few sips out of a big girl cup. And, as expected, it ended up all over the floor and her. She thought that this was hilarious and poured out the rest that was still left. Again, she just giggled! I took her clothes off and let her run around with a diaper for a bit. As we were sitting on the couch together, she found her BELLYBUTTON! haha, this was hilarious. Then she had to see if mommy and daddy had one as well. Ours are a bit "hidden" but she found them. I love the moments that she discovers something new, the look on her face is priceless! We finished our evening up with the book "Love You Forever." One of my favs, that makes me cry everytime I read it.

That is all for today. Until tomorrow....have a good one!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Emma's New Ride

Well, last night was the first night to use my new jogging stroller Doug bought me for Christmas. We had been using her everyday stroller when we first started running, as we were waiting for UPS to bring us our new one! The first few times in the old stroller, Emma did fine. However, the last time or so, she was fussing about half way through. The only thing that would make her happy is if I would take out my headphones so that she could listen to the music. I have to say that last night was a successful run!! She loved her new stroller! I did as well! It was so much easier to push and control this stroller. Thank you, love, for my new stroller!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Here we GO......

So, as encouraged by a great friend of mine, I have decided to start blogging. It will be a great way for family and friends to "Keep Up With the Joneses!"  I don't know if I will be an everyday blogger but we shall see. I am going to use this to relay my thoughts, wishes, fears, and feelings to anyone wanting to read. Please don't hold grammatical errors or punctuation against me! :)

This week was a crazy week with everyone getting back into a routine. Doug returned to teaching/coaching, I returned to cleaning teeth, and Emma returned to Ms. Becky's. We had a wonderful time off and I will post some pictures from Christmas later. This year was great because Doug doesn't have basketball responsibilities and we were able to do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted! I was so very thankful for our two weeks off together over the Christmas holiday but it sure was good to get back to work.

Christmas Day
Bonding with Great G-ma and G-pa 
Decorating the tree before Christmas.

We also found out this week that Doug didn't make it into the final group of coaches that will be interviewing for the Athletic Director position at DHS. I know that the Lord has a great plan for us and we will be patient as we wait to see what the future holds!

Doug and I are training for 5k's, using Couch to 5K program. Going back to work this week has made it hard for me to find the time to run. I will figure out a system to include it in my daily routine though, I AM determined! We received Emma's jogging stroller yesterday and we are going to test it out tonight! I am so excited about that!!

I guess this is all for now.  I hope you enjoy reading and keeping up with what is going on in our lives!