Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Our family was in Colorado so I wasn't able to wish ya'll a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope it was great for everyone.

We have been gone a week and we just returned home today at about 3pm. Yes, we drove. Three adults two kids and two dogs all in one van. Surprisingly it went almost perfect there and back. We were blessed with good weather and safe travels.

I look forward to going back a week and reading all the blogs I missed. And I have a whole week of blogs saved up for you, ha! I'll continue with that tomorrow. For now....Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Last weekend I took a group of youth women to a conference called Shine. The theme was True Life, figuring out what God plan for our true life is. I think everyone had a blast.....

The worship leader/speaker was Jamie Jamgochian and she was amazing.
She has this thing called hottest is modest and I think it really opens up some of those girls eyes to what is appropriate and whats not. She was pretty cool. She was our worship leader at church last Sunday also, so it was neat having her in our home church.

Over all it was a great weekend with little sleep.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

When your Father and I got engaged!

Taylynn and Preston

Your dad and I were not like the usual couple. We didn't date until we decided marriage was in our future. I would suggest this to you when you begin looking for your future spouse, the one God has in your plans. The truth is, we didn't do this on purpose. Actually, when I look back, the only explanation I can give as to how this worked out was just timing. But all in all it was God. He had His hand in this since day one.

I remember the winter of 2004, almost exactly a year before your dad and I got married. I went on a mission ski trip with a college group and I took tons of wedding magazines with me because I knew your dad was going to ask me any day now. Some people thought I was crazy and jumping the rope thinking I was going to be engaged, but I knew I was and it was only a matter of time.

As I am waiting for your dad to pop the question I see many changes in the weather. First the leaves fall, then it begins to snow, then all of a sudden flowers are popping up from the ground and I still have no ring on my finger. I was getting a little confused and was afraid your dad had changed his mind. We had a big date planned in Kansas city, so I thought he might be waiting for that evening, or my birthday was coming up on March 31. I seemed to always be thinking of an opportunity for your dad to ask me to marry him.

Well our Kansas City date passed, so I figured he was just going to ask me on my birthday, it would be a way of not having to buy me a separate present, ha!
The weekend before my birthday was Easter, so Aaron got all dressed up in his suit and we met at church. After, we went to my parents for lunch, then to his mom's house for an Easter egg hunt for the grand kids. I love Easter egg hunts so I was allowed to join in on the fun!

After we gathered our eggs we all sat in the living room and opened them. I had one blue egg and when I began to open it, from the corner of my eye I could see someone walking towards me. Inside the egg was a shiny wrapping, with a little tie. If it was Easter candy then someone hand wrapped this piece.

Your dad got close to me, bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He said a lot of other stuff, but I can't remember anything but will you marry me. I sat shocked, of all the days why didn't I think of this one? I loved that he surprised me, and of course I said yes!

I found out that earlier that morning before church your dad went over to your Grandmother and Granddaddy's house to ask for permission. From what I hear there were some tears, happy ones I think.

It was a very exciting day for all of us. I felt so blessed to have this man and for him to want to spent the rest of his life with me.

Here are some pictures. I can't believe how much we have changed in 5 years

This picture is after lunch at my parents house. No ring yet.
This picture is during the Easter egg hunt. If you notice the roof of the shed in the top right picture is where the blue egg with my ring was hiding. This next picture is of us right after your dad asked me.
And these were taken a couple months later as our engagement pictures.
Your dad and I have something special and I want the same thing for the both of you. I have been praying for your future spouses for sometime now and I will continue to pray for them as I do you. God created marriage and it is special and perfect and God wants us to put our all into. I am by no means saying it is easy, it is hard, but it is worth it.

I love you,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom/Grandmother

Happy Birthday Mom!
Thank you for being you. I am so lucky to have you, and I guess the kids are pretty lucky too.
Have a great day. We all love you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lots going on

A few weeks ago I was searching the internet on ways to win tickets to go see Sesame street live. One of our options was to color a picture of Big Bird and Elmo and send it into a radio station. Well, Taylynn's picture won!!!! It's funny because we won tickets from the same radio station for the same thing last year, but then we had to send in a grumpy picture of our kids to enter the contest. This is the one that won.
This year we received 4 tickets to the show and a meet and greet ticket to see Bert and Ernie. Taylynn was scared to see them up close, but she loved seeing them from a distance.

We have been so bust latley. We are doing a lot at once. As of now Aaron is rewiring the cable to move around the tv for our new living room furniture. Also I have been crazy busy with labels. I am blessed to have the business, especially this time of year.

I am leaving for the weekend to sponsor a girls youth retreat. Aaron is taking the youth guys paint balling. We are also leaving soon for our trip to Colorado, so mentally preparing for the car ride with two kids who don't like the car.

I have latley been making shirts for some friends like the ones you saw in the following post. I'll post some more pictures when I get time to take them. Ha!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Just wishing you a Happy Fall. It is 68 degrees and beautiful right now. This is the kind of fall weather I love!

We just got back from the mall. Gymboree's friends and family is today, tomorrow and Saturday. You can go here to print the coupon. Go get some cute stuff!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween fun

Jack and Jill went up the hill to catch a pale of water. Jack feel down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.

So Aaron and I dressed up as Jack and Jill for our Halloween party. We even had a few Harry Potter characters stop by.

Also we had a Dr and a witch in the house.

And some country folks.
Even a 50's Housewife.

Halloween was great. After every house Taylynn would say "ok next house" and run off. She LOVED it! Preston just wanted the suckers and M&M's.