Thursday, November 27, 2008

yay for courtney being home!

courtney and jeremy won't get to be in oklahoma for thanksgiving or christmas this year, so they decided to come home for a long weekend! we loved seeing them and getting to spend time with them! :) we miss you both already!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

thanks emily!

8 things tag!
these are in no particular order...

8 TV shows I love to watch
1. Friends
2. Lipstick Jungle
2. The Office
3. Project Runway
4. Gray's Anatomy
5. Brothers & Sisters
6. Biggest Loser
7. Law & Order SVU
8. Anything on Food Network

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. Ted's
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Maggiano's
4. Taco Bueno
5. Any thai place
6. Pei Wei
7. Johnny Carino's
8. Sonic

8 Things that Happened This Weekend:
1. Had dinner with the girls at Ted's
2. Watched the 2 hour preview of 24 with Weavers & Co.
3. Saw Courtney & Jeremy
4. Ate at Johnnie's with the fam
5. Thomas turned 6!
6. Went to church
7. Thanksgiving Dinner Part 1 at Weavers
8. Online shopping :)

8 Things I Look Forward To
1. Thanksgiving with the fam
2. Kate's wedding (10-24-09) :)
3. Maybe going to Africa
4. Anniversary trip next year; destination TBD
5. Having a baby...someday
6. Turning 26 on Thanksgiving
7. BSF every Tuesday
8. Baking...that's always exciting

8 Things on my Wish List (For Xmas?)
1. New couch
2. New glasses
3. $$$
4. Lose 13 lbs. :)
5. Accessories for my house
6. New Sunglasses
7. Art for the house
8. Chairs for our dining room table

8 People I Tag
1. Danielle Smith
2. Sarah Noel
3. Jennifer Cathey
4. Libby Reed
5. Amanda Taylor
6. Deanne Perry
7. Courtney Hammond
8. Christy Seaton

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


the day has come! my very best friend in the whole world is engaged to the man of her dreams! :) kate and matthew got engaged tonight at the petroleum club in downtown oklahoma city! matthew picked her up and they had dinner at deep fork grill, where they had their first date. they also sat in the same booth as they did on their first date! then he blindfolded her and drove her to the petroleum club...kate said the next thing she knew, is that she was in an elevator. then she started hearing dishes clinking (is that a word?) together and then he took off her blindfold and they were in a privately rented room at the petroleum club! they sat and talked and had dessert (kate's favorite, rusty's frozen custard chocolate fudge brownie) and then they danced and chatted some more, which led to the proposal! WOO HOO! aaron and i are SO SO happy for the two of them! matthew moved here about 2 years ago from mississippi, to do a fellowship at ou medical center and they met in sunday school...what a neat story they have! he is everything she's been praying for and i'm sure she's the same for him! so after their eventful night, their first stop was our house! here are some pics...


happy wedding day kellie!

so...the other weekend i went to my friend, kellie's wedding. well, i accidentally deleted all but 3 pictures! i thought i had successfully transferred all the images to my computer, so i deleted them of my camera, when in fact i had only transferred unfortunately i only have 3 pictures to show for her wedding, and they're not really that great because my camera was on the wrong setting! the wedding was beautiful though! kellie and josh were married in a beautiful catholic church and everything about it was perfect! ...especially the veil ;) (she borrowed my veil) their wedding was november 14, and they are STILL honeymooning! lucky ducks...

Friday, November 21, 2008

mmm cake one last time

so this week was my final week of cake class. we had to 'design' our own cake and bring it to class already completely decorated. this isn't one of my favorite cakes, but what am i going to do about it after we got to class and showed the teacher our cakes, we decided to play and learn a little about fondant (the chewy, tasteless, prettier icing)...take a look

Friday, November 14, 2008

mmm more cake

so i had cake class again last night, and we learned flowers. they are HARD! we were all there an hour longer than normal, because none of us could master roses. so here is my flowery birthday cake that i made myself :) next week is our final, which means we design our own cake and bring it in for a i'll keep you posted

Sunday, November 9, 2008

fun weekend

what a fun weekend we had! we went to a fundraiser for 4H.I.M to raise money for the wellington orphanage, so they can have more buildings! church, school, etc. they raised almost $50,000! its a good start, but they're really needing $150,000... then i went to a bachelorette party for my friend, lindsay mcvay. it was a super fun time! and THEN today, we went to an oklahoma city thunder game! it was my first thunder game since they've been here in oklahoma city. we went with our good friends, amy and bret. we are so blessed with such wonderful friends! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

after africa

aaron's dad went to africa with the oklahoma group and he had a wonderful time! he flew back to oklahoma with aaron and his mom flew out to oklahoma to spend a few days with 2 of her boys...and this is the only picture i managed to take! she had a birthday while they were here and we took her to ted's! mmm

Sunday, November 2, 2008

he's home!

just to give you a little background info on how aaron even came to go to africa. my dad went to china a few years ago with a friend of his named dick greenley, to give a remote village fresh water by installing solar panels for a water pump. he didn't really have the best time, because he didn't know much about water pumps... so at the beginning of the year, dick asked him to go to sierra leone, africa to do the same kind of trip. he had never been to africa, so he decided to go. he absolutely fell in love with it! this last trip that aaron went on was my dad's 4th trip this year! he plans on going back 4 times a year from now on...its insane! i like to joke that its his mid-life crisis :) he and my mom sponser 11 children! the trips have usually consisted of just going to the wellington orphanage and playing with the 78 children that live there. pastor hassan has taken in all of these children, who unfortunately were left for dead during the civil war that went on in sierra leone. they all have such horrific stories about their parents being killed, being sold themselves for food, etc. i can't even wrap my head around the amount of life that these kids have lived in their short 14 +/- years of life!

so...aaron and the rest of the group arrived home yesterday. they all had such a wonderful time, with the exception of all getting a head cold. aaron said the pollution there is terrible, and its dusty, etc. so maybe that explains the colds... but it was unanymous that the children are amazing! i guess they have the best spirits! so energetic and joyful! they all love the Lord and love sharing their testimonies! he also said it was super hot! they sweat in their sleep! also, they were able to go to the beach one day and do an upwards of 50 something cool! anyway, someday i'll go...but in the mean time, here are some pictures! enjoy! thank you for all your prayers! if you want more info on the ministry they go to africa with its called 4H.I.M. Also if you want to see more of aaron's pictures, you can see them here