Thursday, August 31, 2006


We are leaving today for Miami!! We hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!


Monday, August 21, 2006

One year & One day!

We have been together for one year & one day! Ha, our one year is here! It was a neat weekend for us to look back to all the neat memories we've made together with all of our family and friends. From our carefree days, driving ALL over Oklahoma and Texas to our new home, and our new life...what a year its been. You could have never made either one of us believe all that has happened for us since last August but I know I wouldn't trade it for anything in the whole entire world. I've known J.R. for 5 years now, but I've gotten to see such a different side of him. One that is full of love, sincerity and honor. He is a wonderful person, and I feel so entirely blessed to get to share this journey of life with him. Our life feels like a movie, we always say but no movie goes without it's ups and downs. We've had our moments just like everyone else, but I find myself truly feeling lucky at the end of they day that I get to laugh, cry, eat, sleep, fight, and make-up, all with my absolute best friend in the whole world. I guess when you do it on God's time, it just works out.

We started out our anniversary on Sunday in Ponder, TX for lunch at Ranchmans, our favorite little steakhouse. We've been going out there ever since we first got together, so we felt like we needed to start the day there. From there, we headed down to the Stockyards in Fort Worth b/c JR had never been and he loved it!! We walked around, shopped a little and sat down for a beer in one of those true Fort Worth Cowboy bars! It was really neat :) We then headed home, and incidentally happened to go help my parents at the airport b/c their car wouldn't start but that gave us some time to see how their weekend trip to see Alex in Stillwater went. Once they were good to go, we went home got ready and finished off our perfect day with dinner at THE BALL! We got all dressed up and went to the restaurant around 8 when the sun was setting over Dallas, and by the time we got our food it was completely dark out and they had some neat music playing and we just enjoyed each other and smiled and laughed at how silly and giddy I get! Haha! I am the luckiest girl in the world! No wait?! He's the luckiest guy in the world, ha :) I

Friday, August 18, 2006

Feelin' down

Please pray for us, it's been a really hard week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

It's not Friday yet?

Exciting news for all of our visitors!! We now have a bed in the guest room for you! YAY! We got my parents' king size for our room, and moved our queen to the office, making it into the guest room once and for all. Our new bed is HUGE! We're not quite used to it yet, our new Texas size bed! I think JR likes it more than I do, because he finally has room to sprawl out. *I'm a snuggler* I'm still getting used to the idea that he's half way across the room. The mattress was so firm that we didn't sleep well the first night (our other bed is like a big poof) so last night we went and bought a new poofy matress topper, THEN on top of that we found a memory foam topper for half off!!! That dang foam though is weird, and it is currently in it's "unmolding" stage. It does what those little toys do that you put in water and wait for them to expand, except without the water part. Bad analogy, sorry! But, you get what I'm trying to say! It should be done "growing" by tonight. Ha, how weird. I will post pictures of the new bed tomorrow, so you all can see the new gargantuan bed. Also, you guys now have no reason to come and visit since we have that other bed for you!! We expect many visitors after this posting :)

Okay, enough about beds! JR is still really liking his job! Him and Henda really clicked personality-wise and hopefully he'll get on here soon so I can let him tell you about the job in more detail. I got a raise yesterday to $12/hr. It's still not even what JR makes, but it's gonna really help us out! Hopefully by the end of the year I'm eligible for another one! We will be staying here this weekend, probably just hanging out with friends. My parents will be up in Stillwater visiting Alex. JR and I are hoping to make it up there soon to see his new house. Okay, I guess I'll get back to work now! Hope you all are having a great week! We send you guys lots of love!


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Thank you, thank you!

I want to say thank you first to Nancy and all of JR's family and Cody & Holly for making my "farm" birthday so special! It was so nice to spend time with everyone and to have such a great weekend with my second family :) You all mean so much to me and helped make that one of the best birthday's ever! This past weekend we were busy once again, surprise! We had Scott and Brandon in on Friday night, along with my brother. We went and saw a movie, not one Alex was very fond of, ha! JR either! We spent most of Saturday with my family, helping my mom do some stuff then had our family dinner out in Frisco. JR finished off my amazing birthday with the most stunning diamond cross necklace, WOW! I couldn't believe it! I can't wait to show all of you! It's going to count as a bday/anniversary gift! I joked that it was so beautiful that it would continue counting until next Christmas, ha! Now, how do I top that?? We're leaving for Miami on August 31, so that's kind of our anniversary gifts to each other. It is almost exactly one year to the day that we went last year, and fell in LOVE! Haha, JR's gonna love that! It's going to be a really special trip for us. *I must make a important announcement* Last night for dinner.....drumroll....I made Nancy's fried potatoes!!!! AND THEY WERE SO GOOD! Yay! I did it! I'm really proud of myself, HA! I had to throw that in there. Okay, sorry. Yesterday was JR's first day with Henda, and he worked all day with her and it seems like this is really a good place for him. We've been out looking at some beautiful homes together, it is so fun! He'll probably order his online courses within the next week or two, and I'm probably going to study along with him. I got a little long-winded this time! We may be up this weekend, but we won't know until later on in the week. Miss you all so much! LOVE!