Monday, December 8, 2008


8 TV shows that I watch
1. Biggest Loser
2. Lost
3. One Tree Hill
The rest are shows that I might be interested in if I had time to sit and watch TV. We are getting DVR tomorrow so that I might be able to start watching more shows!
4. Pushing Daisies
5. The Office
6. A show about a bad day. Alex was watching it last week and I saw about 5 minutes of it and it looked really funny.
7. ummmmmmm....
8. that's about it

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Bravo (Good Pesto dish)
2. Charlestons (Really good salmon)
3. Pei Wei
4. Panara (when I'm in the mood for soup)
5. Runza
6. Red Robin
7. My Mom's Kitchen
8. And of course....Jimmy John's

8 Things that Happened Today
1. Stopped working at 1:30 a.m. to go to bed but couldn't fall asleep
2. Put in a movie to help me fall asleep
3. Got up at 6:45 to get ready and take Brinley to the babysitter
4. Worked for a few hours
5. Left to go get lunch at McDonalds then changed my mind to Wendy's then to Jimmy John's and then ended up at Pei Wei
6. Saw 2 workers using leaf blowers in the Pei Wei parking lot on this windy Oklahoma day.
7. Went home and ate my Honey Seared Chicken.
8. Decided I needed a longer break from looking at cash reconciliations and general ledgers so started looking at blogs

8 Things I Look Forward To
1. Being done with the client I am currently working on and the other one I have left to finish
2. Picking Brinley up from the babysitter
3. Spending time with Alex
4. Someday having more kids
6. A day when I have time to start exercising again
7. When Brinley gets more hair. Then she won't get mistaken for a boy anymore.
8. Heaven!

8 Things I Wish For
1. Safety over the holidays
2. That Brinley does good with all the traveling we are going to be doing in a couple weeks
3. Good health for family and friends
4. That I get to see all my family and friends in Heaven
5. To be a godly wife for Alex
6. To be a godly mother
7. To go to Europe someday
8. For a white Christmas. I'll be in Texas so I'm not getting my hopes up.

8 People I Tag...
Ummm....I think Amy took care of that.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

November Pics

Oklahoma City Thunder Game
We went to Nebraska for Thanksgiving and had a great time. My oldest sister from Colorado surprised us by coming for Thanksgiving. It was the first time all the cousins had been together at one time.
The 4 babies 9 months apart. This was the best picture we could get.

Camdyn passing out puffs.

Playing outside.

Alex, Chase and Brinley
Brinley using the walker as a jungle gym.

We had a birthday party for Briley 2 weeks early since we were all together.

My parents have train tracks right behind their backyard. Everytime the kids heard the whistle blow, they had to run, jump on the couch and watch the train go by. It didn't matter what they were doing.

Carter jumping off the stairs (almost all the way up).

Walmart was having free photos with Santa Claus while we were there. It was a good thing they were free.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pumkin Patch

The petting zoo at the pumkin patch.

Brinley didn't like the lama...

or the pony...

or the goats...

or the bunnies...

Oh, what's that!


We couldn't get her to walk away from them.

Leading the way in the corn maze.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I didn't actually go on vacation, but last week Brinley's babysitter did. So I took the week off and got to spend the week with her! We had a lot of fun. We went on a run everyday (loved it), played outside a lot, and one day we went to the zoo with her cousins. She didn't really get excited about seeing any of the animals but she did watch them. Next time we go she will probably be more interested in them.
We played with chalk a lot when we were outside. Brinley is quite the artist!
Friday, Alex and I went on a couples retreat with our friends to Quartz Mountain Resort. It was nice to get away for a couple days. I think Brinley wanted to come with us, but kids weren't allowed. It was our first time leaving her and she did great (I guess I did too).
This is the resort we stayed at. This picture is taken from the mountain we hiked (an oklahoma mountain anyway).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bows Bows and More Bows

This morning Brinley kept reaching for her bows and wanting me to put them on her head. She ended up with six at one time. This is completely opposite from a few weeks ago when it was a struggle to keep one on.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ice Cream

This is Brinley eating ice cream for the first time at her birthday party. It took her 4 or 5 bites before she got used to it being so cold. For Jeremy and Scott, her head really isn't as big as what this picture makes it look.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Brinley is 1!

Brinley turned 1 year old yesterday and I can't believe it. This past year has gone by so fast. It is amazing that just one year ago we brought home this 6 lbs 12 oz little bitty baby girl who relied on us for everything. Now she is about 23 lbs, walking all over the place and she wants to do things herself.

We had a polka dot birthday party for her. She had cake and ice cream for the first time and loved it. The top tier was all Brinley's. It took her a minute to dig into it but eventually made a pretty good dent. Her daddy fed her ice cream for the first time too. She wasn't so sure about it being so cold but she kept asking for more. I forgot to empty my memory card before the party and by the time she started digging into her cake it was full. So I don't really have any pictures of that yet. But here are some that I did get.

A funny thing happened last night after Alex and I went to bed. Alex would say a scary thing happened. About 1:30 in the morning we are awakend by a thud thud thud thud.

My side of the story: When I was awakened, I immediately thought about right before I went to bed. I walked out of Brinley's room to ours when I noticed the balloons from Brinley's party in the hallway. I thought a couple things...either they floated into the hallway some how or Alex put them there trying to scare me if I had to get up in the middle of the night. Knowing Alex, I assumed he was trying to scare me and didn't want to tell him that I knew they were there. So immediatelywhen I heard the thudding, I knew it was the balloons getting hit by the ceiling fan and said "how did the balloons float into the room?" Seconds later I hear Alex say "GOOD GOSH!!!" as he jumped. At the same time, I see an outline of a balloon right by his side of the bed. It wasn't until this morning when I realized how much it scared him.

Alex's side of the story: When he was awakened and heard me say something about the balloons, he knew the balloons in the hallway were weighted down and didn't think the balloons in the living room that weren't weighted down could possible make it into our bedroom. The only way it could possible make it down the hallway, around the corner, duck down to make it through the door way and into our room was if someone was carrying it. Seconds later, he saw an outline of a person's head popping up from the side of the bed and yelled. After his eyes adjusted, he could see the dots on the balloons.

We are still puzzled how it made it into our room, but we had a good laugh.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pictures From Last Week

Brinley's sleeping. Alex is at Work. What a perfect time to clean the house. Better yet, update my blog. Here are some pictures from this past week.
Brinley loves brushing her teeth. If she could talk, I'm sure she would remind us to brush them whenever we forget which is probably a little to often.
This is a lot more fun than eating with a fork.
Brinley is walking everywhere now.

Swimming with Jack (only long enough to take a picture).

Brinley's awake. So much for getting any cleaning done.