Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Start of something new!

It all starts with just the talking of buying your own house. You know when you are a kid and you dream of planning and decorating your very one house? Well, I am proud to say that Dustin and I are now in that position. Back in November we were driving around looking/talking about buying a house. We were already sick of the apartment, only have been in there for 6 months. After looking at several different neighborhoods and going back and forth between buying a new home or one several years old, we decided on the perfect location. It was just down the road from all the restaurants and Walmart. What else do you need!

So, we decided to choose a lot and floor plan. We were able to pick everything. The brick color, interior/exterior colors, appliances, all check! It was about a 6 month process but not sure I would change a lot of anything. Dustin thinks that we can do this again in about 4 or 5 years and change the things we would change.... not to sure about that yet! Maybe a little ways down the road that would be something to look at doing.

I will get pictures up soon! We haven't had internet connection... sad I know... but as soon as that comes we will get those pictures loaded.

Until next time...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Bestest Mom

Yeah, yeah I know this is a little late, but I feel that it is never late to express the way your mom has impacted your life.

What does the word Mom mean?
A Mom is God fearing. She is loving. Gives a shoulder to cry on. Is caring. Looks for ways to teach. Always supportive. Enjoys late night talks. Jumps at the opportunity to go shopping. Submissive. Servant. Laughs at your not silly jokes.

When I was younger, mom ran me everywhere. I still don't know how she went to every game or practice when all of us kids had 2 or 3 sports going on at the same time. She never wanted to miss a thing. Even if we said, "Mom its okay, its just....". Not to my mom! There were times she had to ask one of our friends mom to take us because she just couldn't do it. That would happen only followed by an apology or an I'll do it next time. Never did she think about how tired she was running us around absolutely EVERYWHERE. Oh.... did she like the day I could drive by myself. I don't think that solved a whole lot because mom still went to all games. It is hard for me to remember a game mom didn't make. Tournaments were always a must with mom.

I won't say that mom and I always go along. We had our moments, but what teenage girl gets along with her mom ALL the time. Think it is fair to say going off to college is the best scary thing that happen to me. Pretty sure once my parents left that first Sunday of pre-season I felt the most uncomfortable I've felt in a very long time. Even though it is my dad I say I am like the most, it is my mom that provides the comfort moms always give. I called every day, most of the time 2 times a day. Fair to say, I did that up until I graduated from college.

I got married almost a year ago, but what does my mom have me do each and every time I drive from the city to Springdale, call her to make sure I made it home safely. Only does a mother not loose her characteristic of compassion, support and love.

Dustin and I surprised my mom last weekend. It was great! She had asked me several times throughout the week if we were going to get to come home. Unfortunately or fortunately I had a soccer state playoff game Friday night at 6:00. I kept telling her that because the game wouldn't get over until 8:00ish, we wouldn't be able to make it home. Unknown to her, I had talked to my Dad and sister about coming home. We didn't get into town until 12:30, so she was already asleep. The next morning, my mom say Dustin walking up the stairs. She was so confused. She walked into the room, I was just starting to wake up, with a BIG smile on her face. That is the exact reason I wanted to keep it a surprise. My mom loves family! She loves when we can all be together and I just know that she hates it that Dustin and I live in Edmond. No worries... she makes it over here from time to time to see us! Helps that Corey goes to school over here and Marisa is on her way here in a year.

Mom, you are the the best mom! It is by your example that I am who I am today. I hope that I am half the mom you are to Corey, Marisa and me. I love you very much!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Something new...

So, blogging is something that I would never thing I would get in to, but a lot of my friends, even my sister, has a blogspot so I thought I would see how long this would last. To me this is kind of a funny thing. Writing was not and is still not my strong suit. Don't count on long or frequent blogs. No worries... if there is something important or fun happening you'll be the first to know.

Signing off from my first EVER blog.