Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Wrap-up

We had a beautiful weekend here in SE Oklahoma this past weekend.  This was just to make us happy before the big blizzard of 2011 hits overnight tonight.  I seriously hope this forecast is totally off base! BRRRRR!!
Allan had worked 12+ hours the last week or so while the plant was on shutdown, so we were very glad it was over before the weekend started.  Friday evening we went out to my parents' house for supper.  I had made several casserole dishes of Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti several weeks ago and had stored two dishes in my mom's freezer, since ours was full.  I had mom thaw one out for our supper that night.  She also made a salad and some of her homemade bread, all buttery and garlicy!  It was a great meal.  She also made a delicious apple pie! Yummers!
After cleaning up the kitchen I gave mom a lesson on how to navigate Facebook.  I had set up an account for her earlier in the day.  She had been wanting to get on Facebook for a while now, because I'm constantly telling her all the info I learn about people on there.  I think she will really enjoy it once she kind of gets the hang of it.  She's already got quite a few friends!
Mom's Facebook profile pic-so pretty!

Saturday was kind of a lazzzzyyyy day.  I slept in a bit and then Allan cooked sausage and cheese omelets for breakfast.  Mmmmmmm they were wonderful.  He makes a really great omelet!

After a little snack/lunch we each went our separate ways.  I went to clean our church for Sunday morning worship and he went out to work on our land.  We are in the beginning process of building our dream home-a log home!  After I finished at the church, I went out to the land also.  We walked around a bit and saw a bunch of deer tracks and other critters tracks too.  I hope these are ALL friendly critters!
This is what our home will hopefully look like!

We then came back in to town and decided to eat at this new little cafe in town.

I mainly went for their bread pudding which I've had once before and Allan has had several times.  It is absolutely to die for!!!  I've never had anything quite like it...but it is delish!!

After supper, we came back home and just chilled...watched tv and I prepared my Sunday School lesson for the next day.
Sunday we went to church and then to lunch at Molina's...great food and great service!  We then came home and I took a lonnnnng usual for me on Sunday afternoons.  Then, it was back to church again for the evening worship.  After church, we went to Braums' with a big group from church.  
I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend also!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Show Us Your Life-Singles

I'm linking up with Kelly of Kelly's Korner for her Friday Show Us Your Life-Singles and feature my wonderful daughter, Ashley.
Ashley is 24 years old, almost 25, and lives in the Oklahoma City metro area.  She graduated from college with a degree in Child Development/Family Life Education.  She currently works as a family support specialist with a Christian adoption and foster care agency.  Ashley is very passionate about her job.  She is very caring, and this shows in how she interacts with pregnant girls considering adoption for their unborn babies and the foster parents and children.
Ashley is a very active member of the Church of Christ.  She teaches pre-school Bible classes and also helps with LTC for the older kids, along with participating in adult small groups. 
Ashley with her best friend Jessica
Ash is a great girl!  She is shy at first until you get to know her.  She is probably one of the most loyal people I know.  Once she is your friend, you can always count on her to be there through the good times and more importantly, through the tougher times.
Ashley loves her music!  LOVES LOVES LOVES her music!  I keep telling her to get on the tv show "Don't Forget The Lyrics" because I think she must know the lyrics to any song ever written!   She loves going to concerts even if she's not particularly crazy about the artist performing.  She just loves music!

Ashley is a big fan of college football and of course her favorite team is BOOMER SOONER!
Ashley is also a huge blogger!  If interested, you may visit her blog Ashley's Carnival Ride or leave a comment here if you know of any good Christian guys!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Year's Resolution

Ok, so it's been quite a while since I posted but here I go again!  My New Year's resolution this year, as usual, is to get in better shape, lose weight, and eat healthier.  Here it is day 20 of the new year and I'm just now beginning to consider the "better shape" part of that list.  This morning, I decided to get back into exercising.  I got my tennis shoes on and popped in my Sweatin' To The Oldies tape. 

Before I go any farther, I must say that I've been having some weird pain with my foot.  It seems to come on suddenly and leave just as suddenly.  Some days, I can only walk with a bad limp.  Anyway, today it felt fine...for about 15 min.  I was in the middle of "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To" when the pain hit and I nearly collapsed in a sweaty puddle in the living room floor.  I was nearly in tears and believe me, there was no party going on!  Needless to say, this was the end of my exercise time with Richard for the day.  Instead I camped out on the couch with an ice pack on my foot and watched the ladies of The View. 
Oh well, maybe another day.